Senior Lecturer Child Health
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As a nurse teacher my main focus is the delivery of and supporting students in completion of the PG Cert/BSc Paediatric Intensive Care (PIC) Pathway for qualified children’s nurses working in PIC Unit’s in England and Wales.
I teach a variety of topics for both pre-registration and learning beyond registration nursing courses but have a particular interest in care of the critically ill child and their family, cardiopulmonary resuscitation of children, using simulation to enhance teaching and ethical issues in child health care.
I qualified as a Children’s and Adult Nurse in 1983 and gained varied NHS hospital ward experience before specialising in intensive care. Caring and being responsible for critically ill children in a ward setting made me realise I had a knowledge and skills deficit which is when I moved to intensive care nursing.
I took a year out from the NHS to work as an expedition nurse in Kenya and travel. Following this I developed an interest in guiding and supporting students and staff took me first into a clinical teaching role and subsequently into higher education.
I have recently completed my Masters in Education and have an interest in the use of storytelling and simulation as teaching and learning strategies.