I commenced my role as an Adult Nurse lecturer in 2014, whilst undertaking my PGCE and MA in Education which I completed in 2016.

My clinical experience predominantly relates to Plastics Trauma which is a speciality I am passionate about and teach as a component of a post graduate Tissue viability module. I also have clinical experience in Burns rehabilitation.

There are many components of my role including module lead for the pre-registration module: Introduction to professional practice. I also lead the Postgraduate module: Teaching , learning and assessing  for Physicians associates.

Further to this, I am also an admissions tutor and clinical placement link lecturer for a variety of clinical areas.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Nursing
  • Plastics trauma and reconstructive surgerty
  • Higher Education
  • Education for the health professions.

Teaching

  • SHG107 An Introduction to Healthcare Practice (BRONGLAIS)

    This module provides an introduction to core nursing concepts, such as law, ethics, research, numeracy and health promotion. Completion of this module will empower the student to participate effectively in the delivery of healthcare practice. And the student will have the opportunity to undertake a range of clinically focussed skills appropriate to their relevant professional body. This core module also addresses key areas in study development using a variety of learning strategies to ensure the student can effectively acquire and utilise knowledge.

  • SHG268 Tissue Viability

    This module aims to further develop the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who are involved in the care and management of patients with wounds, including pressure and leg ulcers. Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 3 clinical days away from their practice base ideally placed with a wound care specialist.

  • SHG3033 Tissue Viability

    This module aims to further develop the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who are involved in the care and management of patients with wounds, including pressure and leg ulcers. Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 3 clinical days away from their practice base ideally placed with a wound care specialist.

  • SHGE11 Violence & Aggression Passport 3

    The module aims to raise awareness of violence and aggression issues and give the student practical skills in safe, non-aversive breakaway techniques.

  • SHHM25 Public Health and Lifelong Learning for Physician's Associates

    This module is only available to students on the MSc Physician Associate Studies. The module combines practice learning with the development of new knowledge in a way that enables students to become reflective practitioners.

  • SHHM56 Learning, teaching and assessing for Physician’s Associates

    This module will introduce students on the Physician¿s Associate Studies programme to the main educational theories that underpin teaching and assessing students and patients in health care.

  • SHM243 Complex Needs in Pregnancy

    This module has been designed to develop the student¿s understanding and application of altered health, complex childbearing anatomy and physiology, relevant psycho-social issues and midwifery care provision across the entire childbearing continuum. This includes a range of psycho-social and health complexities impacting on or associated with childbearing women, neonates and their families. Content covered offers the student an overview of these complex processes on childbearing, childbirth and the postnatal period with a specific focus on further developing midwifery knowledge and skills. The theoretical components aim to prepare students for placements where they will continue to deepen their learning and continue to apply knowledge to practice.

  • 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.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN129 Introduction to Professional Practice (Adult)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN130 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Child)

    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.

  • 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.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN136 Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN137 Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN3055 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.

  • SHNM00 Introduction to Nursing (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

Key Grants and Projects

  • Exploring the perceptions of stigma experienced by male student nurses 2017

    , with Ingrid Pritchard and Tracy Williams, SALT/SAILS research grant

  • A Reflective Auto-ethnographical exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon. A reflective inquiry to establish whether professional identity, the academic context and gender are contributory. 2015 - 2016

    Masters thesis.

Invited Presentations, Lectures and Conferences

Date Description
2017 Exploring perceptions of stigma faced by Male Student Nurses: NET Conference, Cambridge
September 2017 A Nurse Lecturers experience of the Impostor phenomenon: NET Conference, Cambridge
July 2017 A Nurse Lecturers experience of the Impostor phenomenon: Inspiring innovation in practice Conference, Carmarthen.