I initially studied Chemistry at Nottingham University graduating in 1985. I was fortunate to obtain a post within the NHS and for over 25 years worked as a Respiratory Physiologist in a number of different NHS Trusts within the West Midlands area. I combined this role from 2004 with a teaching post at the University eventually becoming a full time academic member of staff in 2013.
I am currently award leader for the Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) programme.
Academic Background – in brief
2013 Higher Masters in Educational Research University of Wolverhampton
2009 Masters in Education University of Wolverhampton (University of Wolverhampton School for Education Futures Caparo Prize - most outstanding educational research project / dissertation)
1988 BTec HNC Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement Manchester Polytechnic
1985 BSc Chemistry Nottingham University
Currently undertaking a PhD in Education – Oxford Brookes University (expected completion 2016)
Working Title - Nobody knows what I say to myself, there’s nobody here but me: Exploring the influence of reflection on the developing identity of newly qualified Healthcare Science practitioners as they transition into clinical practice.
Reflection and reflective practice within healthcare science
Association of Respiratory Technicians and Physiologists – ARTP
British Educational Research Association
Midlands Thoracic Society
Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists – RCCP
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
ARTP National Examiner for Professional Examinations – Part 1 and 2
Laverty, J. (2012) Reflective learning within clinical physiology: the student’s perspective in the usefulness of reflection as a learning tool. Reflective Practice, 13(1), pp. 131-147
Mahajan RP, Laverty J (1992) Lung function after vecuronium treatment in young healthy adults. Br J Anaesth, 69(3), pp. 318-9