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I initially joined the University in September 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. I am currently the Programme Lead for the Higher Apprenticeship Specialist Practice in District Nursing (HA-SPDN) MSc and also teach across pre-registration modules. I currently have a first year pre-registration Personal Tutor (PT) group. I am also an external examiner at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

I am undertaking my PhD at Northumbria, focusing on lone working in district nursing and understanding perceptions of risk. My teaching and research interests include community nursing, the education and development of SPDN's and improving staff safety and wellbeing, especially relevant to lone working.

I qualified in 2009 as an RGN, working in Gateshead as a community staff nurse. I joined Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals (NUTH) in 2013 to undertake the District Nursing Specialist Practitioner Qualification (DNSPQ). I qualified as a Specialist Practice Teacher/Senior Charge Nurse in 2016, working in Newcastle District Nursing Services before joining Northumbria on secondment in 2018.

I returned to frontline clinical practice in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as a District Nursing Specialist Practice Teacher. I later returned to the University in a substantive post in February 2021.

I still hold a clinical contract and continue to work as a District Nurse in Newcastle, often in out of hours services. 

Education/Academic qualification

Nursing Science, BSc (Hons)

16 Sep 20131 Jun 2014

Award Date: 1 Jun 2014

Northumbria University

Award Date: 16 Sep 2013

Nursing, BSc

Award Date: 2 Sep 2013

Nursing, DipHE, Northumbria University

Mar 2006Mar 2009

Award Date: 1 Mar 2009

External positions

Queen Margaret University

13 Aug 2021 → …

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

16 Sep 2016 → …


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