The School of Health and Society is one of the largest providers of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional education programmes in the UK. The school also includes academic subjects in Social Work, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Sport, Psychotherapy and Counselling.
The school works with a large number of professional regulatory bodies and has an excellent track record of high quality programs, which focus on enhancing the student experience.
Margaret is highly regarded on the regional, national and international stage and was the Higher Education national representative on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Revalidation Strategic Steering Group. As a Council of Deans’ representative, Margaret has collaborated on the development of guidelines for Higher Education Institutions in relation to the revalidation process. Margaret is a board member of the Salford Health and Wellbeing Board, HEE Collaborative Board, a Governor of the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; she has worked with Health Education England, national and regional bodies and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Margaret actively contributes to national and regional debates and forums on workforce issues, policies, and future ways of working in Health and Social Care.
During Margaret’s time as Dean, the school has seen an improvement in the National Student Survey (NSS) and employability (DHLE) ratings. The school has also sought to improve student retention and placement opportunities for a wide range of students. Margaret brings a wealth of international experience, including the successful development of new programmes and partnerships development in a number of countries including Malaysia, Thailand, China, Egypt and India.
Before joining the University of Salford in September 2016, Margaret was Associate Dean Business and Engagement in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University. Having joined Northumbria University in 1996 as a Senior Lecturer of Children’s Nursing, Margaret held the roles of Head of the Children’s Nursing and Child Health Department, Head of the Department of Primary and Social Care and Associate Dean (Health).