My passion for IPECP, nursing, and critical care is illustrated through affiliations with several external professional organisations: CAIPE member elected National Board member, CAIPE Research Working Group, CAIPE IPE Standards Working Group Member, IPR.Global Communication and Marketing Working Group, IP.Global Capacity Building Working Group, Treasurer & Trustee of the Northern Regional British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) Committee, Adult Intensive Care Reviewer of the Nursing in Critical Care journal, member of North of England Critical Care Network and the International Network for Health Workforce Education.
My healthcare career began in 1999, and my nursing expertise is in adult critical care. Teaching proficiency is demonstrated with an 18-year proven ability to educate health professions in diverse settings. This includes health professionals within clinical professional practice, international and UK nursing and interprofessional healthcare students, in Further Education (FE), in Higher Education (HE), and at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
My strengths and expertise are focused in the areas of adult critical care, interprofessional learning and education, patient safety and simulation-based education. I am experienced with a wide range of clinical nursing skills and underpinning knowledge. I have experience with project management, evidenced by development of a health care simulation suite in an FE college. I have organised conferences, reviewed international awards, and I have disseminated research and scholarly activity through publications, development of learning materials, presentations at conferences and via online platforms.
Additionally, I am interested in the use of creative writing in relation to health care experiences, reflection, and practitioner development and have contributed to an anthology of poetry and delivered regional & national workshops on these topics.
I am research engaged having recently completed my doctoral research focused on the interprofessional learning culture in adult critical care and as a member of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) Research Working Group and member of Interprofessional Research.Global (IPR.Global). I have a consistent track record of proficiency with collaborative partnership working, effective communication, and engagement with regional, national, and international professional organisations.
My proudest professional achievements are being appointed as CAIPE National Board member, being awarded my doctorate, and my international nurse volunteering experience in Liberia, West Africa.
2002 - 2022
SENIOR LECTURER / PROGRAMME LEADER, UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND
September 2014 - December 2021
SENIOR LECTURER / IPE LEAD
September 2012 - August 2014
LECTURER, NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
October 2011 - August 2012
GRADUATE TUTOR, NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
October 2010 - October 2011
COURSE LEADER / LECTURER, NEWCASTLE COLLEGE
April 2003 - October 2010
SENIOR STAFF NURSE, CRITICAL CARE
September 2002 - April 2003
STAFF NURSE, MEDICAL ADMISSIONS UNIT, HIGH DEPENDENCY UNIT
In 2021, I secured a consultancy contract with Staffordshire University to guide staff in the School of Health, Science and Wellbeing to develop IPE into their curriculum.
National Board Member
& Research Working Group Member & IPE Standards Working Group
My passion for interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) is illustrated through several roles with CAIPE. I am a member elected National Board member appointed in July 2021. I am member of the Research Working Group which is an active group of IPECP scholars who seek to generate and disseminate research and scholarly IPECP knowledge. Several publications have been produced and research projects are underway. I have recently joined the CAIPE IPE Standards Working Group who seek to develop IPE Standards to shape IPE practice in higher education and practice.
COMMUNICATION & MARKETING GROUP MEMBER
The Global Network for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Research
I have a reputation regionally, nationally, and internationally as an IPECP scholar. In 2020, based on my IPECP expertise, I was invited by the president of IPR.Global to review applications for the 2020-2021 IPR.Global research awards. I am a member of the IPR.Global Communication and Marketing group whose purpose is to develop and implement effective and targeted Communications and Marketing activities for key stakeholders of IPR.Global in support of the organisation’s mission, vision, goals and objectives and to oversee successful IPR.Global events.
Capacity Building Working Group
I have been asked to represent CAIPE as a working group member of the IP.Global Capacity Building Working Group. The group aims to "build capacity and sustainability for IPECP globally. Capacity building does not refer only to knowledge and skills, but also to changes in attitudes and behaviour patterns to improve IP initiatives in the context of different cultures."
British Association of Critical Care Nursing: Northern Regional Committee Trustee & Treasurer
I have been a member of BACCN and a Northern Regional Committee member and Trustee since 2014.
Appointed as the Regional Treasurer in 2015, this involved overseeing regional committee finances.
The role involved planning conference events, and contributing to conferences and study events through presentations and workshops.
NURSING IN CRITICAL CARE JOURNAL
Adult Intensive Care Reviewer
As an adult intensive care journal reviewer I appraise and review manuscripts submitted to the journal of Nursing in Critical Care. My reviewer record can be accessed on Publons.
2016 Mercy Ships Recovery Room Nurse in Liberia, West Africa
In 2016, I spent 3 weeks volunteering on a hospital ship in Liberia in West Africa. Liberia is a war torn country and Mercy Ship provided much needed surgery and health care to the nations citizens for free. You find out more about my experience and the charity in the links below.