Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People's Nursing Practice
I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Children’s Nurse, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) and Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber. My acute nursing background has been primarily in neurology and oncology, working in The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and The Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. Most recently, I have worked for Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as a Health Visitor. I am passionate about working with children, young people and their families and have a keen interest in public health, adverse childhood experiences and safeguarding children.
I joined the University of Sunderland in 2022 as a Lecturer in the Children and Young People's Nursing Team and in that time, I have taught across all fields of nursing practice, midwifery and paramedic science. I currently lead on several modules in the Children and Young People's Nursing Team and teach across all undergraduate modules. In addition, I have recently completed my PGCE (Higher Education) and gained fellowship to the Higher Education Academy. I have now moved into the role of Programme Lead and look forward to the new challenges and opportunities that this will bring.
I am very proud to be a Children's Nurse and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to support student nurses on their journey throughout university and watch as they make the transition into their staff nurse roles.