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I completed my education as a Registered General Nurse at Dewsbury School of Nursing 1986-1989 and held different clinical nursing positions in acute and critical care nursing from 1989 until 2002. In 1995 I completed a BSc(Hons) in Nursing studies and then in 1998 completed an MSc / PG Cert in Health Education to devop my interest in education and it's influence on clinical practice. In 1999 I joined the University of Huddersfield on a part time dual position of Lecturer Practitioner.  My responsibilities were divided between those of Senior Practitioner in Accident and Emergency and Senior Lecturer in the University of Huddersfield. In 2002 I became a full time Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Huddersfield. In March 2017 I was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy following the completion of a PhD that explored simulation as a learning strategy in undergraduate nursing. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The use of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy in nurse education
  • Acute and critical nursing including trauma and resuscitation
  • Nursing education and theories of learning
  • Qualitative research methods including Grounded Theory


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