I joined the University of the West of Scotland as a Lecturer on the MSc Advancing Practice and BSc (Adult) Nursing programmes in 2016. Key areas of focus include; advanced work-based learning, pre-registration clinical skills, mentorship preparation and role development.
Having worked in a variety of healthcare settings for several years, I have clinical experience in the full spectrum of emergency care. In addition, I have a keen interest in the continuing professional development of nurses. In my previous role as a NES Nursing and Midwifery Practice Educator, I was responsible for responding to key national and local healthcare priorities through the development and delivery of education at strategic and practice levels.
Current research activities
I am currently working towards a Professional Doctorate focused on translation of knowledge within nursing practice and nurse education.
Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange
Previous practice-based projects have focused on:
- Facilitation of Learning in Practice; supporting the development of practitioners with an educational role and remit in clinical practice
- Implementation of Reflection in Practice
- Supporting learning in a different way; exploring of the use of WebEx to deliver shared learning in practice
- Development and use of ePortfolios by mentors, registered nurses and midwives
- Preparing practitioners for NMC revalidation
- Contribution to the development of educational strategies focused on; Healthcare Associated Infection, Vulnerable People (Adults) and Dementia
Target collaborative organisations
Potential collaborative partners include;
- NHS Boards
- NHS Education for Scotland
- Health and Social Care Partners
- RT Nursing
- Nurse Education
- Advancing Practice
- Contemporary Practices
- Emergency Care