In 1978 I was awarded a BA (Hons) in philosophy and history. This interest developed to a MA in History in 1980. Within this I recognised the value of the human voice in the events that shape life.
In 1988 I qualified as a registered nurse for people with a learning disability.. My background of philosophy led me in 1995 to undertake an MA in the Ethics of Healthcare, funded by a major Scholarship Award from the HSA Charitable Trust.
In 1998 I developed a learning resource that was used across the local primary health care sector supporting individuals with a learning disability. This package was funded by a Queen's Nursing Institute Innovation Award.
In 2000 I was appointed as a senior lecturer to Kingston University. In 2001 I was awarded the PG CertHEL. Rôles I have fulfilled with the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education at Kingston University include: