I joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2011 as a Senior Research Fellow, and have held the appointment of Reader since 2016.
I am deputy lead for a research group: Loss, bereavement, and end of life care. My area of expertise primarily focuses on qualitative research methodologies and methods.
I formerly practiced as a Registered Nurse, and specialised in the field of adult intensive care. This practice-based experience led to a growing interest in evidence-informed care and support for families who were suddenly bereaved. This includes inquiries that focus on dying, death and bereavement in the context of a life-threatening illness or event, and is typically hospital-based.
I have substantial experience in higher education which includes academic leadership for the coordination and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study. I enjoy writing for publication and disseminating research through local, national, and international conference presentations. I value opportunities for collaborative research and networking with clinical colleagues to support applied research.