Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor
As an admissions tutor for the University of Sunderland, I am looking forward to assisting you at the start of your journey through your chosen course. I am a registered adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and I have over 20 years of experience within the NHS.
I qualified in 2003 and worked clinically in renal medicine, older persons’ medicine, and as a clinical educator in dementia, before moving into a role that combined the development, support, and education of newly qualified staff (Preceptorship), Return to Practice, Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships, and Trainee Nursing Associates.
The work I completed as Preceptorship Lead enabled me to achieve the National Charter Mark for excellence in Preceptorship for the NHS organisation at which I worked.
Teaching and supervision
I work in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and teach adult nursing, professional practice, and clinical skills.
Areas of interest are neurodiversity (especially around autism, processing, attention deficit) and supporting those with neurodiversity to access and excel in education and employment.
- Adult nursing
- Older persons’ medicine
- Dementia care
- Registered nurse (adult)
- Basic user Dementia Care Mapping Method (since 2013)