Lecturer in Nursing
I originally trained as a nurse, district nurse and health visitor as part of an integrated course Kings College Hospital in London during the ‘seventies. I later went on to do a degree in Sociology and PGCE in the West Midlands. I have worked as a teacher in both Further and Higher Education since that time. In-between having children, raising a family and living abroad, I have done a variety of jobs within education and community nursing.
Following a “Return to Nursing” and “Return to Practice” course I returned to Health Visiting for 4 ½ years prior to taking up a permanent post as a lecturer at the University of Salford. Since my appointment, I have been working as a full lecturer in adult nursing, as well as having a considerable involvement with the Non Medical Prescribing Course and Preparation for Mentorship Module.
I consider myself to have extensive knowledge and experience of working as a lecturer in Higher Education, and my portfolio has included a number of appointments as an external examiner (Rotherham College, Birmingham City University, University of Suffolk and currently UCLAN).
Most recently, I have taken time to undertake training in Employment Law and Health and Safety matters as part of my role as an elected trade union representative for UCU. In this position, I have been actively involved in case work and other trade union related duties. I have also been studying with Union Learning Fund a Diploma in Trade Union History. I plan to undertake a Diploma in Trade Union Law, starting in September 2013. I have now been mandated to be a Health and Safety Representative.
All elements of pre and post qualifying nursing. Non Medical Prescribing and Preparation for Mentorship. I currently run the Sexual Health Module for the Pre-qualifying Nurse Programme, and am a module member for the Public Health module Pre-qualifying. I am actively involved in the support of student nurses in my role as personal teacher
My research interests include women and mental health, education and public health.
Qualifications and Memberships
MA (HASS), B.Soc.Sci (Hons), PGCE (FE), RGN, NDN Cert., HV Cert., Obs.Cert., FP Cert., Nurse Teacher,(recordable qualification with the NMC), Nurse Prescribing Course (V100), ENB 902 (Return to Nursing), Return to Practice (Health Visiting), Counselling (Level 1), NcFe in Drug Awareness
UCU Training – Reps 1 + 2, Handling the Challenge of Redundancy, Health and Safety 1