All 3 years of the BSc Nursing. Specialism is acute / critical care and clinical skills..
My clinical background is acute and critical care, and my academic focus relates to supporting the development of staff in these areas through training and education. I have an MA in Education and a BSc in Practitioner Leadership.
My previous experience includes working as a senior Charge Nurse in ICU for 5 years; a Practice Based Educator and Resuscitation Officer for 5 years; before managing the Greater Manchester Critical Care Skills Institute. In 2004 I joined the nursing tutor team at MMU.
I teach primarily on the BSc in Nursing, and additionally lead on a post-graduate critical care and cardiac course.
My relationship with Manchester's critical care areas continues today. I am a member of the Acute Illness Management (AIM) steering group and lead in the delivery of this course at MMU. I have revised the respiratory chapter for the last 3 editions.
Over the last 2 years I have led a collaboration with Greater Manchester Critical Care Network to develop a postgraduate Critical Care Programme which has combined a competency based approach with an academic framework. This now delivers specialized education for all Manchester's critical units, as well as many acute care areas.
As a member of the North West Simulation Group, I am currently working to develop our clinical skills facilities to ensure we embrace these new technologies to deliver medium to high-level simulation within our teaching programmes.
2013 'Pulling it all together: exploring the use of immersive simulation based learning'. Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Innovations in Education conference Simulation
2013 'Removing traditional barriers & developing contemporary collaborative provision model', Collaborative Partners Conference,
2010 'Taking AIM into the pre-registration curriculum,' RCN Education Conference.
2009 Teaching and Learning Conference, Simulation in Clinical Skills, Manchester Metropolitan University
2009 Acute Illness Management (AIM) Manual, Respiratory Chapter, Critical Care Skills Institute
2008 Clinical Skills Made Simple- Editorial review.
2005 Modernisation Agency Workforce Development: Competency Based Training, National Angina Day
2004 'The Manchester Model'. Intensive Care Society Annual Spring Conference Programme, p31
Clinically, I have worked within critical care areas for over 20 years, specializing in cardiac intensive care within both the private and public sector within England, Saudi Arabia and Australia. In this time I developed expertise in the areas of critical care and resuscitation. Over the last 15 years, I have supported senior healthcare professionals to develop in my role as an Advanced Life Support instructor for the Resuscitation council UK.