I currently work as a senior lecturer in the Radiotherapy and Oncology team as part of the Allied Health Department in the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. I teach on both the pre-registration and post-registration and postgraduate courses offered within this team.
On the pre-registration Radiotherapy and Oncology courses, my specialist areas of teaching involve breast cancer, palliative, end of life and personalised care approaches, holistic care, psychology of cancer care and haematological and lymphatic cancers.
The PG Radiotherapy, Oncology and Supportive Care team offer five MSc awards in total, in which I have previously acted as course leader and taken the courses through revalidation on the MSc Enhanced Radiotherapy and Oncology and the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy and Oncology. All of these awards are fully online, distance learning courses, and as such I have acquired a great deal of experience in this type of delivery.
I am now the course lead for the MSc in Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care in which I have a wealth of experience in running, supervising and delivering modules on this course. These modules involve end of life decision making, personalised care approaches and understanding loss, grief and bereavement. I am also the lead on the breast cancer radiotherapy masters module.
Prior to working at Sheffield Hallam University I qualified as a Therapy Radiographer in 2004.
I started my career working at Nottingham City Hospital and became a Senior Radiographer. I completed my Masters at Nottingham City Hospital and then became a team lead at Northampton General Hospital.
I then took the role of Superintendent at the hospital and Practice Educator working for the University of Hertfordshire. An opportunity then arose at Southbank University in London as a Senior Lecturer in Therapy Radiography. This furthered my career in education and the experience was invaluable in securing a position as a Senior Lecturer with Sheffield Hallam University in August 2011.
I have many interests in the Radiotherapy and Oncology profession; some of which include, breast cancer and the patient experience, personalised and supportive care for those living with long term and advanced illness, end of life decision making and long term side effects following cancer treatments.
I have many interests in the Radiotherapy, Oncology and Palliative care profession including improving end of life and palliative care, breast oncology, improving diagnosis and access to treatment for all cancer patients, improving services for those with dementia and role development in the health service.