As a Registered Nurse (Adult) I have extensive clinical experience mostly in the domain of emergency care. I am an Immediate Life Support Instructor and am also registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Teacher. I have worked for a time as a practice educator and as education and training senior sister for Bradford Teaching Hospitals. NHS Trust.
I have been an assistant Professor appointed as Clinical Skills & Simulation Lead for the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at the University of Bradford since 2016. In this role I am responsible for organising delivery of clinical skills across healthcare programmes for pre-registration and post-graduate students; teaching nurses, pharmacists and physician associates ensuring skills are evidence based and meet regulatory professional standards. As a health professional educator I am experienced in employing a number of pedagogies, including high fidelity simulation, technology enhanced learning and clinical skills practice and assessment. My teaching practice strives to illuminate links between physical and mental health and the impact of socioeconomics on individuals’ health and wellbeing. My philosophy aims to raise standards in nursing practice through the medium of education.
My research interests include theory and practice relating to clinical skills, living well with dementia and suicide prevention. As simulation lead for the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership I am interested in research in to using simulation based education as a teaching pedagogy in the domain of healthcare programmes; I have recently been involved in a €299,538.00 project named 'Optimizing patient safety through culturally competent simulation-based education with health professionals', where I represented the University of Bradford in relation to simulation educational practice. I am co-author of a live web hub with diversity rich materials for use in simulation-based education, available from: Sim-Versity | Cultural competence in Healthcare - Sim-Versity
I am also a first year PhD student working on a thesis entitled 'Evaluating simulation as an approach to delivering dementia education, supervised by Professor Gardner from Life Sciences and Dr Danielle Jones from the School of Applied Dementia Studies. I am a dementia champion and an Associate of the Centre of Applied Dementia Studies seeking to enable those with dementia to live well, facilitating this as part of my role as health professional educator.
Sept 2015-Sept 2016 NHS Clinical Skills Educator Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
June 2014-Sept 2015 Senior Sister for Education and Training (Medical Division) Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
June 2008-June 2014 Nursing Sister-Emergency Department, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Nov 2003-June 2008 Staff Nurse-Emergency Nursing, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
March 2003-Nov 2003 Staff Nurse-Orthopaedic Nursing, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Previously worked in care as Health Care Assistant in various private residential and Nursing establishments