I have experience of over 30 years in nursing and have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including theatres & recovery, practice nursing, neonatal intensive care and a children's hospice. I have been a Registered Nurse Teacher for over 12 years and I am committed to delivering excellence in teaching and learning. In addition, I have built up some excellent mentoring, assessing and clinical supervision skills. I enjoy being able to build constructive relationships that engage colleagues/students to enhance learning for all.
I have worked previously in Higher Education at the University of Surrey for over 12 years as a senior tutor and thus have experience in supporting and assessing pre and post registration nursing students, paramedics and midwives. I have designed unique innovative teaching methods such as enhanced podcasts to help increase knowledge and understanding of bioscience related topics. For this work I received a Teaching with New Technologies Award and a Fellowship with the Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education.
My other academic roles have included peer reviewing online ethics journals and working as an external examiner at Kings' College.
Since 2014, I have been in clinical practice on a level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a Deputy Sister and as a Clinical Informatics Nurse in a children's hospice. Both of these roles have given me valuable experience and expertise in children's nursing. I have also provided support and training in order to maintain a digitally competent work force using a bespoke web- based database. I have always been passionate about using new technologies and how they can enhance teaching and /or assist in improving patients' lives.
Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing