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Current research activities

Currently undertaking PhD here at UWS with Professor Ruth Deery,  Director of Studies.

Study Title: The lived experience of weight bias and stigma amongst student nurses and midwives.

Methodological approach: Photovoice method with Hermeneutic Phenomenology.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have more than 20 years experience working in Higher Education. My expertise is in the design, delivery and evaluation of curricula for undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes of study; quality assurance activities, such as Programme Validation and Subject Health Reviews.

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • The professional practice of nursing
  • Unscheduled Care
  • Clinical skills
  • Acute adult nursing 
  • Weight bias

Target collaborative organisations

Nationally and Internationally, I would be keen to collaborate with:

Health and Social Care providers.

Higher Education Institutions.

Further Education Institutions.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have wide experience in Programme Validation, Subject Health Reviews and other quality assurance procedures from both educational and professional perspective.

Further, I have mentored and coached new colleagues to the University including those undertaking post graduate teaching programmes/professional teaching qualifications.

Desired research direction

I am keen to explore future opportunities regarding research in the following areas:

Weight bias, Unscheduled Care, End of Life [Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia]

Research Output 2016 2016