Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2015, I had a varied career in nursing including roles in clinical settings, education and research, for institutions such as the University of Northampton and the Technological Education Institute of Athens, Greece.
My academic qualifications include a BSc in Nursing, an MSc in Community Nursing and a PhD focusing on School Nursing/Health Promotion. My teaching qualifications include a postgraduate certificate in Pedagogics and Teaching, a certificate at master’s degree level in Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP) from the University of Lincoln and a postgraduate certificate in Education with NMC registration from Bucks New University.
My research interest lies in the area of community and public health nursing with a focus on health promotion. At doctorate level I planned, implemented and evaluated the effectiveness of a health education programme in first aid for special education school personnel. This work added evidence on school nurses’ work and also resulted in the development of the School Staff First Aid Knowledge Test (SSFAKT). At post-doctorate level I explored public’s perceptions about home healthcare. This work led to the development of the Home Healthcare Perception Questionnaire (H.HC.P.Q).
I have contributions in conferences and in scientific journals, both as an author and as a reviewer, and I have been awarded scholarships and grants for research excellence and innovation.
I am an NMC Registered Nurse and Teacher, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and a member of the Hellenic Regulatory Body of Nurses (ENE), the Hellenic Nurses Association (ESNE), the Onassis Scholars Association, the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), and the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA).
View my Research Repository here.