I completed the MSc in Practitioner Research by Research at MMU in 2003 and the PGCAP in 2005.
I have commenced a part time PhD study into the Role of the School Nurse in Identifying and Supporting Children and Young People at Risk of Child Sexual Exploitation.
I joined MMU in 2003 where I worked in pre-registration nursing for 12 months. When MMU began offering the school nursing degree in 2004, I joined the Continuing Professional Development team.
In practice I have worked in acute and primary settings including working in school nursing, sexual health services and social care as the health needs co-ordinator for looked after children.
I am currently the Programme Lead for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) and the Award Leader for School Nursing.
Areas of interest include vulnerable young people and sexual health.
Ruth Thomas (chapter 7). Margaret Presho (ed)(2008) Managing Long Term Conditions: a social model for community practice. Chapter 7 title Managing Long Term Conditions: the child’s perspective. Aspects of vulnerability and inequalities for children with complex needs. Wiley
I am a registered teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, a Higher Education Academy fellow and member of the National School Health Educators Forum.