I have a background in Clinical Physiology specialising in respiratory and sleep physiology. I’ve worked in various NHS services in England and Wales since 1997, and maintain an honorary clinical contract at Singleton Hospital.

I’ve been involved with clinical supervision and teaching at Swansea University for over ten years and took the fantastic opportunity to join the team full-time as Senior Lecturer in 2017.

I’m currently working on research projects looking at sleep in pregnancy, and with projects running via Swansea University Respiratory Network.

I’m Chair of ARTP Wales, the regional professional network for respiratory and sleep physiologists. I’m passionate about promoting the role of Respiratory and Sleep Physiology in the NHS to the public, clinicians, and policy makers.

Teaching

  • SHC151 Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science

    This is an introductory module to the structure and function of the human body, delivered with a focus on healthcare science.

  • SHC152 Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science

    This is an introductory module to the structure and function of the human body and how it is affected by disease, delivered with a focus on healthcare science.

  • SHC158 Respiratory and Sleep Physiology

    This module will introduce the clinical practice of respiratory physiology to students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science in the division of cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep sciences.

  • SHC159 CVRS Patient Pathways and Work-Based Training

    This module will provide students with an opportunity to develop the skills and attitudes needed to be a healthcare science practitioner. Learning is centred on patient presentation and common patient pathways through the health service. Clinical placements will contextualize learning, offer real-life experience and enable students to apply taught professional practice outcomes in order to practise safely. Students will begin a portfolio of evidence and will be required to complete specified sections of the professional training manual.

  • SHC238 Pathophysiology of Common Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions

    This module will prepare students for their role in clinical practice by ensuring they understand the pathophysiology of common conditions that result in referral to cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep services.

  • SHC241 Respiratory and Sleep Physiology - Diagnostic Interventions

    This module will further develop clinical knowledge and skills of respiratory physiology for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Health Care Science in the division of cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep sciences.

  • SHC331 Healthcare Science Research Project

    This module will facilitate the planning, execution and dissemination of a research project with direct relevance to the clinical specialism. Students will be expected to plan, execute and disseminate a literature review, audit or service improvement project.

  • SHC339 Respiratory and Sleep Physiology - Sleep Diagnostics and Therapy

    This module will further develop clinical knowledge and skills of respiratory physiology for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Health Care Science in the division of cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep sciences.

  • SHF109 Anatomy and Physiology 1

    This module utilises lecture and laboratory based study to explore the anatomy and physiology of the major body systems. Furthermore, this module will be used to underpin the knowledge required to understand clinical presentation, diagnosis and osteopathic management of pathological conditions.

  • SHN125 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Adult)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure encompassing mandatory training. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2004 2017 Chief Clinical Physiologist Respiratory and Sleep Physiology Service, Singleton Hospital, ABMUHB
2009 2015 Lecturer in Respiratory and Sleep Physiology College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

External Responsibilities

  • Chair, ARTP Wales

    2018 - Present