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I joined the University of Huddersfield in September 2015 as a lecturer in Adult Nursing. I have a particular interest in clinical skills development, exploring peer led teaching and have a passionate interest in Cardiology, Health Promotion, Managing Acutely Ill Adults and the care of patients with long term conditions. I have developed a keen interest in exploring mental health problems in people with long term conditions and how mental health is taught within the undergraduate nursing programmes.
I transferred from the University of Leeds following a 2 year teaching secondment from my nursing post as a Coronary Care Sister and Ward Manager. I have a Masters Degree in Ethics and Law, PGCE in Education with a Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority. I am also Advanced Life Support and Moving and Handling Trainer.
My research interests focus particularly on peer led teaching and developing students as teachers. I am also particularly interested in the development of simulation as a teaching method and how it can be developed and utilised within nursing programmes at all levels.
I am interested in supervising students who are exploring the role of education or simulation as part of their dissertation. I also have an interest in supervision around acute and long term condition management particularly relating to cardiological and respiratory conditons. I have a particular interest in the ethical dilemmas associated with clinical decision making.
I currently teach across the range of adult undergraduate modules at 3 levels, and provide specialist knowledge across multi-disciplinary courses for associated health professionals at both undergraduate and masters levels.