I am the lead tutor for “Student Support” and facilitate regular meetings both within the university and clinical settings with students in order to hear the student voice and provide an opportunity for dialogue between the academic staff and students.
Registered Nurse (Adult)
Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing - University of Salford
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies - Manchester Metropolitan University
MA Medicine, Law and Ethics - Manchester Metropolitan University
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education
I have worked within nursing since 1991 and believe that it is a privilege to be a nurse. From a clinical perspective my experience has been varied ranging from caring for adults with neurological deficits to working within Neonatal Intensive Care looking after sick and pre-term babies and their families. This range of experience highlights the multi-faceted dimensions of nursing which requires a range of skills both from a humanistic and technological perspective.
I have worked within nursing education since 2001 teaching and supporting both pre-registration, post-registration and return to practice students. With a special interest in ethics, law and professional practice, I teach and lead on units which focus on these issues, encouraging debate and discussion within class to unpick some of the complexities of contemporary health care.
I am the Pre-registration Nursing programmes lead for student support and guidance. I work together with our Student Support Tutor in order to ensure that students are given a voice by which to express their experiences, chairing and facilitating regular student support meetings.
I am part of the academic team delivering the Pre-registration BSc (Hons) Nursing programme. Within this role I teach on a number of units, provide tutorial support to students and act as University Link Lecturer to clinical practice.
I am the Unit Lead for Dimensions of Health and Nursing Practice (DoHNP), a third year, level 6 unit in the Pre-registration BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme. This unit aims to draw upon the concepts of holism and evidence based practice in order to meet the needs of the patient population.
I also teach on the Foundations of Professional Practice Unit in year one of the programme. This unit focuses upon the fundemetal knowledge and skills required within nursing and acts as a platform for both personal and professional development for students.
I am the External Examiner for the under-graduate BSC (Hons) in Adult Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire.
Having completed a MA in Medicine, Law and Ethics with The School Of Law at MMU in 2001, I undertook a phenomenolgocal exploration of the moral, ethical and legal dimensions of death and dying, looking at the narratives of clinical nurses.
I have also undertaken a penomenological study examining Problem Based Learning with Pre-registration Nursing students which was presented at the International Problem Based Learning Conference.
S. Rachel C (2017). Walk to the Beat: A Case Report of the Use of a Novel Haptic Device to Improve Walking after Stroke. Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation. 4(2), pp.056-059.
LL. Garbutt, . Theodoros Georgiou, Simon Holland, Janet van der Linden, Josie Tetley, et al. (2015). A blended user-centred design study for wearable haptic gait rehabilitation following hemiparetic stroke. International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare : [proceedings]. International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare.
E. Miller, L. Garbutt From expert to Novice - an analysis of lived experience of return to nursing practice students. CAMBRIDGE, 5/9/2017.
LL. Garbutt Trigger Happy Pre-registration Nursing Students - an exploration of the lived experience of undertaking problem based learning. University of Salford,
2004 - International Probelm Based Learning Conference. "Trigger Happy Students" - A Phenomenological Exploration of Nursing Students Perspectives on Problem Based Learning. University of Salford.