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qualitative, narrative methodologies, public health, sexual health, military families

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I began my nursing career in theatres specialising in women and children health before qualifying as a Health Visitor. I then went on to work as a Sexual Health Advisor across North Yorkshire where I was able to work collaboratively with a range of services and organisations which included the Military, Primary Care, Secondary Education and Youth services. 

My first role within the university was as a senior Lecturer/Practitioner,  taking the lead in implementing a workforce development initiative called Northern Integrated Sexual Health Education (NISHE) for post qualified nurses across County Durham & Darlington. This involved developing and delivery of elearning educational materials along with supporting students in the practice setting. The programme was then franchised out to the University of West England where I was able to also take on the role of project manager to aid delivery of the programme.

In 2012, I joined the pre-registration nursing team where I have been able to introduce, develop and co-ordinate e-learning packages on the programme. Along with teaching pre-registration nursing, I have maintained my post registration nurse teaching with sexual health, safeguarding and public health in the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse programme, where I am persoanl tutor for those following the Sexual Health Advisor route. 

I was a memeber of the workforce development team, working in collaboration with external partners such as Public Health England, Local Commissioning groups undertaking research and scoping projects with the view of creating educational packages to develop the workforce.

As well as teaching across both these programmes, in 2015, I became involved in and now Programme Lead for Northumbria University's innovative programme Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice. I have worked collaboratively with experts in aesthetic practice to develop eduactional materials to enable practitioners to meet the requirements for registration on to the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners register.    

I have successfully completed my PhD study exploring the experiences of military spouses whose UK serving partners during a mental health issue. 

Research interests

Technology Enhanced Learning, Public Health, Sexual Health, Military families

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 14 Feb 2023

Educational Development, SEDA Award: Institutional Change Leader  , Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)

Award Date: 6 May 2015

Education (other/general), MSc, Academic and Professional Learning , Northumbria University

1 Sept 20102 Sept 2013

Award Date: 20 Nov 2013

Nursing, Graduate Certificate, Practice Teaching , Northumbria University

Award Date: 2 Sept 2009

Nursing, Graduate Certificate, Practice Development (Sexual Health) _ Partner Notification & STI management modules, Northumbria University

Oct 20061 Dec 2008

Award Date: 18 Dec 2008

Nursing, Certificate, Developing skills for integrated service improvement, Teesside University

Award Date: 16 Nov 2006

Nursing, BSc (Hons), Promoting Practice Effectiveness (Public Health/ Health Visiting), Teesside University

2 Sept 20057 Sept 2006

Award Date: 7 Sept 2006

Nursing, Certificate, Facilitating Learning in Clinical Practice , Teesside University

Award Date: 5 Nov 2003

Nursing, Diploma, Diploma in Nursing Studies (Adult), Teesside University

2 Mar 199727 Jan 2000

Award Date: 27 Jan 2000


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