I am Course Leader for the BSc and PGDip Specialist Practice District Nursing course. I am Module Leader for Advancing District Nursing Practice. I also teach on the BSc Adult Nursing programme.
Before joining Sheffield Hallam University in June 2014, I worked as a District Nurse Team Leader in Sheffield for twelve years. This involved being responsible for the leadership and management of a large team of health care professionals, caring for patients with a variety of complex needs in their own homes, and the community environment. I have been a Practice Teacher since 2007, and have enjoyed supporting District Nursing students through the Specialist Practice District Nursing course.
During my career so far, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to utilise my nursing skills whilst travelling abroad, in India and Australia. I have experienced the challenges involved in remote working, in environments with extreme poverty and limited physical resources. Whilst in contrast, I have also been able to gain knowledge and understanding of alternative organisational structures within the primary care setting, including working for a company whose ethos was Not-For-Profit, where there were less financial constraints and resources were not limited.
I am passionate about District Nursing and care provision for patients in the community setting. My areas of special interest include Leadership and Management, resilience, End-Of-Life Care and Safeguarding vulnerable adults.
I am a link lecturer supporting District Nursing students on placement in Sheffield, Lincolnshire, Mid Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster.
Adult Nursing / Community Specialist Practice - District Nursing
BSc Specialist Practice District Nursing, PG Dip Specialist Practice District Nursing, BSc Adult Nursing
Advancing District Nursing Practice
The Critically Thinking Nurse Leader
The Enhanced Critically Thinking Nurse Leader
I am a link lecturer for Bassetlaw, supporting Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors of pre-registration Nursing students.
I am proud to be a Queens Nurse and a member of the Association of District Nurse Educators. I also participate in the Northern Educators Collaborative to contribute to the development of the District Nursing Higher Degree Apprenticeship.