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My nursing and midwifery career has spanned over 20 years across clinical practice, research delivery and more recently in academia as a Senior Lecturer for Northumbria University.  

In my current role I am responsible for the Programme leadership of the September 2018 Adult Nursing cohort of approximately 300 students. This role incorporates a range of responsibilities relating to programme and module design and managementstudent support, engagement and enhancement of the student experience as well as quality monitoring and review.  From September 2021 I will also be contributing to pre-registration nursing programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University as an external examiner.

 I completed my MA at Newcastle University in Sociology and Social research. The focus of my dissertation was decision making in pregnancy following a previous caesarean section using Foucault’s Technologies of Power as a theoretical framework. Building on theoretical understandings of power, I am currently undertaking a PhD in the area of NHS workforce wellbeing and policy implementation which I hope to have completed by 2025.

 I have a range of publications including articles in peer reviewed journals, comment pieces as well as book chapters which contribute to knowledge and education of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals.  


Education/Academic qualification

Education, PGCert, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice , Northumbria University

23 Sept 20181 Apr 2020

Award Date: 1 Apr 2020

Sociology, MA, Sociology and Social Research, Newcastle University

1 Sept 20101 Sept 2012

Award Date: 1 Nov 2012

Midwifery, BSc (Hons), Midwifery, University of Huddersfield

1 Sept 20031 Mar 2005

Award Date: 1 Mar 2005

Nursing Studies, Advanced Diploma, Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies (Adult), University of York

5 Oct 19951 Sept 1998

Award Date: 8 Jul 1999

External positions

National Institute for Health and Care Research

2 Sept 20172 Jul 2018

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15 Jan 20072 Sept 2017


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