I recently joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery as an Associate Nurse Lecturer.
I joined NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board (NHS GCC) in 1990, training and working within a vast range of different areas and hospitals gaining knowledge and experience in each area. I was the first Chairperson for the NHS GCC Nurse Practitioners group and led the educational development and support network for independent nurses.
Area of academic expertise - outline
Previously, I have been able to reduce harmful variations within the healthcare service by implementing project management skills to modernise, implement and promote changes within Renal Outpatient Consultation Clinics, Iron Deficiency Anaemia Clinics, Renal Vascular Access Services where projects have succeeded in reducing infection rates, Renal pre-operative protocols, Renal Day care, Patient and Staff Educational programs.
Previous research conducted, I have been disseminating via publications and presented at conferences, including UWS Festival of Learning and Scottish Renal Association
Desired research direction
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education – I commenced this course Sept 2016 and when successful become a Fellow of Higher Education and NMC registered teacher
PhD In future to develop a PhD proposal to further develop research to assess the imapct of advanced nursing care within the healthcare setting.
Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange
Contribution to Teaching on Modules – Since commencing Lecturing in UWS, I have been conscience of being familiar with Moodle Topics and enjoy teaching students in various environments. I am part of Year 3 team and will contribute wherever I can to assist colleagues. I led and made a significant contribution to creating the 3rd Year Careers Fair for June 2016.
Knowledge exchange: I have been able to utilise own advanced skills to share and exchange knowledge with healthcare workers of any grade with continuing professional development courses.
Student Experience – I feel that I will make a positive contribution to the student experience. I believe my teaching will be of a high standard that will be easily understood when delivered and gain the trust of the student to guide and support wherever they require assistance and be open to feedback regarding my conduct.
Volunteering – I have volunteered my skills to other members of staff to assist in different situations and training courses.
Liaison Lecture- I have begun to build a rapport and trust with PEFs and ward staff to ensure student has enjoyable experience while meeting Learning Outcomes. When challenges arise, I have liaised and sought advice from colleagues to ensure the student and clincial area is always supported.
Leadership and Organisation: I led and organised the School of Nursing, Health and Midwifery Careers Fair for 3rd students from 4 UWS campuses and 124 exhibitors and 461 students, including post event evaluation and 150 jobs were reported on the day to be offered.
Nurse, Scottish Nursing Guild1 Dec 2015 → 1 Dec 2020