I completed my DipHE in Operating Department Practice in 2011 and commenced working as an ODP in a variety of specialities including Vascular, Colorectal, Urology, ENT, Trauma and Paediatrics. I have a keen interest in Surgical Oncology, Emergency Anaesthesia, Complex Care and Leadership in Practice.
I have practiced within both the NHS and the Private Sector as an ODP whilst completing at Top Up Degree. In 2015 I completed a BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care Practice and later commenced a role as Clinical Educator in 2016, working to develop Trainee Assistant Practitioners as part of a regional project in South Yorkshire.
I joined SHU in 2017 as a Lecturer and Assessment Lead for ODP, completing Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy alongside a PCG in Learning and Teaching in HE in 2018.
I am an Immediate Life Support Instructor for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and continue to engage with clinical skills development locally as part of the regional clinical skills network.
Aside from my teaching activities I participate in assessment activities as an External Examiner for another Higher Education Institute.
I became a Senior Lecturer in 2020 and I have since continued to further my education in the psychology of cancer care, recently completing research in the Prehabilitation and Optimisation of Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery and Post Operative Outcomes.