I studied an advanced diploma in adult nursing at the University of Leeds before working for a short time at the LGI in Dermatology and then in the oldest hospital in Australia which is Sydney/Sydney eye on a general medical ward.
I returned to the UK to pursue primary care nursing which I had loved as a student and worked in a district nursing team in Bradford. I did my 'Nursing Practice' top up degree at the University of Bradford at this time also.
Having completed this I decided to look into Practice nursing and became a GPN at the Leeds Student Medical Practice which provides healthcare for college and university students in Leeds.
My areas of interest therefore lie more in the health of younger people, specifically sexual health along with minor illness and injury.
Not too long after starting as a GPN I was supported to pursue my non medical prescribing qualification and latterly my Masters in Advanced Practice. I was lucky enough to be involved in some ad hoc teaching and OSCE examinations in Leeds which I really enjoyed and really this re-ignited my desire to teach, which I had considered going in to many years ago before becoming a nurse.
To now be able to combine my love of nursing with teaching is a real honour.
I will be lecturing primarily on the advanced clinical practice course as well as the undergraduate courses and as a brand new lecturer here at the UOB, I very much look forward to getting started.