I am Module Leader for Practice Learning on the SCPHN Course having recently started full-time at Sheffield Hallam University after 23 years of Health Visiting in Derbyshire and Rotherham.
I contribute to the other SCPHN modules - Transformational Leadership & Management, Preventative Interventions in Safeguarding, Behaviour Change, Person Centred Primary Care and Nurse Prescribing. I have been a Practice Teacher since 2006, and have successfully supported many Health Visiting students through the SHU SCPHN program.
I have been involved in many diverse aspects of Health Visiting practice, including being Team Leader for Health Visiting and School Nursing; Project Officer for the Action Heart Project in Wath and Swinton (Rotherham); Co-Ordinator of the Health and Benefits Bus (Rotherham); Clinical Risk Co-Ordinator (Rotherham); Clinical Nurse Supervisor at the Walk-In Centre at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Sheffield).
I am a trainer for Antenatal and Postnatal Promotional Interviewing; Maternal Mental Health; HENRY; Breast Feeding. I am a trained Clinical Supervision Supervisor and Restorative Supervision Supervisor. I retain a Health Visiting practice contract with Derbyshire Community Health Services - Dronfield.
My special interests are in Public Health & Health Promotion and in Community Development / Partnership Working. I have travelled to Cuba, USA and the old Soviet Union to explore primary health care provision .I am Link lecturer for SCPHN - Health Visiting in Rotherham.