Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2004, I was a senior lecturer at the University of West London (then called Thames Valley University), where I taught Public Health to pre-registration nurses. I was also seconded to the Richard Wells Research Centre where I worked with a team on developing some NICE guidelines for use in the prevention of infection in community settings.
I studied for my registered nurse qualification at East Suffolk in the late 1970s before going on to work at St. Mary’s Paddington as a sister on the dialysis unit and then going on to health visiting and developing my passion for public health. I gained an MSc in Health Studies via the Royal College of Nursing (validated by University of Manchester). I am also interested in research in higher education, which impacts on my everyday practice as a lecturer.
My greatest accolade to date is becoming a Queen’s Nurse.