I joined the MMU nurse lecturing team in January 2017, after 25 years working in clinical practice in the NHS. I have a wealth of nursing experience in both the acute and community sector.
I initially began my career in the acute sector, working on cardiology, medical, surgical and cardiothoracic wards. I have also worked as a clinical research sister, organising and managing clinical trials. I have always played a pivotal role in teaching and supporting students. Later I gained a position as a Practice Educator Facilitator (PEF) where I supported students and mentors in both acute and community clinical placements.
My last clinical position was in the community as an intravenous therapy (IV) specialist sister, providing IV treatments and clinical assessments for patients, with a variety of conditions, in their own homes. I played a key role in providing education and training for staff in the community.
I currently teach across all years of the pre-registration nursing programme and on the trainee nurse associate programme.
Throughout my nursing career, I have always had a passion for teaching and mentoring both pre-registration student nurses and registered nurses. The wonderful thing about teaching and sharing knowledge is that both the teacher and student learn something new in the process.
'Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire' - W.B. Yeats