BSc/MSc Programme Development Lead - Nursing
- 0121 331 6081
Allison is qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1988 having trained at the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing in Birmingham. Since qualifying she has been employed in a variety of hospital settings working in medical, surgical and acute admissions departments. She also worked as a practice nurse in a primary care setting involved in a wide variety of clinical care and health promotion initiatives. Allison developed and managed a third sector organisation providing sexual health advice and relationship support for several years during which time she also studied counselling. As a result of which in addition to her nursing registration she is also a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist. Subsequently she qualified as a counselling/psychotherapy supervisor providing clinical supervision to counsellors and other health professionals.
Allison joined Birmingham City University in 2007 as a University Counsellor and transferred to the School of Nursing and Midwifery as a lecturer in adult nursing in 2010. She has become increasingly aware of the need for the integration of psychological, emotional and physical care. Her goal as a nurse educator is to encourage nurses to be mindful of patient’s needs from a holistic perspective and to ensure care is provided according to the highest professional standards.
Allison is currently undertaking a PhD in Emotional Intelligence in undergraduate nurses and during this time has also fulfilled the role of acting Head of Department in Post Qualifying Practice for several months. Since January 2017 she has been leading the development of a new BSc/MSc Nursing Programme designed to fulfil the requirements of the re-envisioned NMC standards for nurses and framework for education.