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Shirley Gumede

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Sibonginkosi Shirley GUMEDE joined the University of Bradford in March 2023 with extensive clinical expertise primarily in Adult General Surgical Nursing. On qualification as a Staff Nurse in 2003 from the University of Bradford, she worked in the Surgical Admissions Unit (SAU) at Bradford Royal Infirmary. She then joined the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) in 2008 and worked as a Senior Staff Nurse until 2015. Shirley then worked as an Independent Contractor for various Trusts around West Yorkshire, caring for patients in diverse care-settings such as rehabilitation and acute medicine. Whilst serving as a Nurse in the NHS, Shirley continued her personal and professional development primarily through part-time studies, gaining Masters’ level qualifications in Law and Public Health. She then joined the University of Bolton as a Nurse Lecturer in 2021. Shirley is an experienced academic with a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education with accreditation as a Fellow of Advance Higher Education and is currently working towards D3 fellowship. Shirley is the programme leader for the professional Masters in Nursing programme (MNurse). Prior to joining the University of Bradford, Shirley commenced a Professional doctorate with research exploring racial equality, relevant legislation, and the NHS Nursing workforce. Shirley’s work and research focuses on inclusivity, specifically racial equality, addressing health inequalities, human behaviour, and professional values. Shirley has made a successful bid with NHS England to work on a RePAIR primary research project commencing in February 2024 aimed at improving student experience and retention on the Nursing programme.