I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1988. I have spent most of my career as a nurse within the medical care field, specialising in areas of haematology, pharmacology and respiratory medicine.
I was appointed as a Practice Education Facilitator, which inspired me to pursue a career in education at LJMU.
My position as an Adult Nurse Senior lecturer includes a variety of roles:-.
Continuous Professional Development Lead for the School of Nursing and Allied Health
Programme Leader for Advancing Tissue Viability Level 6 CPD
Academic Link Lecturer
Member of School Senior Management Team
Member of Faculty Education Committee
I am currently studying for my MPhil, leading to PhD , part time. I am undertaking a qualitative research study, titled Living with Congenital Heart Disease; an exploration of the lived experiences of adolescents and their parents/carers.
Adolescents are young people who are developing into an adult, between the ages of 10-19 years. This transition is a time of change emotionally and physically, including identity seeking, commencing secondary school, beginning puberty, sexual relationships with others, and exploration of activities that may impact on their health, such a smoking and drinking. This period of time is made more challenging if the adolescent is a CHD patient due to their existing health condition.
It is important to understand what it feels like to be an adolescent with ACHD, so they, and their parents/guardians, can be supported during the period of adolescence. In addition, healthcare professionals need to understand their needs, to be able to plan their care, and direct then to the appropriate ACHD services to meet their needs.
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Learning and Teaching In Higher Education
2003, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Clinical Managment
Liverpool John Moores University, England, MPhil, Cardiovascular Health
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2003 - present
MPhil Student, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - 2023
Post Graduate Certificate Teaching and Learning In Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - 2005
Membership of professional bodies:
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy. 2007
Other Professional Activity:
External Examiner Birmingham City University, Dimensions in Health Care.