Before joining Buckinghamshire New University for the second time in February 2020, I was working as an advanced practitioner in spinal cord injury management for adults and children, clinical lead for community liaison services for spinal cord injury and as a senior lecturer for practice learning.
I hold a BSc in Psychology, completed at the at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, a degree in Adult Nursing from the University of Bedfordshire, an MSc in Advanced Management of Spinal Cord Injury (Acute as well as Rehabilitative), from Buckinghamshire New University and a PGCert in Higher Education, also from Buckinghamshire New University.
I enjoy teaching within nurse education and would describe myself as cosmopolitan - this is reflected in my specialist areas of interest: nursing education, both classroom and practice-based, international nurse education and spinal cord injury.
I am a member of the NMC and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
My specialist knowledge has led me to work with universities and healthcare providers on a national and international level, partaking in staff exchange with the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and facilitating student exchanges to North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
My greatest accolade to date is the achievement of my MSc in Advanced Management of Spinal Cord Injury, as it combines my specialist clinical interest with my academic prowess.
In future, I hope to be able to add a PhD in Nurse Education to my academic achievements.