Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2022, I was working in the NHS in nurse education, community mental health nursing and lecturing in Mental Health Nursing at Brandon University, Canada.
I studied for my PhD, MSc (Health Promotion) and BSc (Hons) Community Mental Health Nursing at Brunel University. I am registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council as a Specialist Practitioner in Community Mental Health Nursing and a Registered Nurse Teacher.
My specialist areas of interest/research are nurse education; community mental health nursing; recovery; and service users’ experience of mental health services. I am familiar with quantitative, qualitative methods and mixed methods, with particular interest in interpretative phenomenological analysis, personal construct psychology and correlational/ regression models.
My doctoral thesis, titled “Stigma and mental illness: a comparative study of attitudes and personal constructs’ employed mixed methods and triangulation of data. It employed an attitude scale, interviews with a subset of the sample of service users and members of the public and Repertory Grids (Personal Construct Theory). Analyses included descriptive statistics, correlations, stepwise regression, RepGrid analysis and factor analysis.