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  • University Of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD13DH

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My background is critical care/acute nursing and I spent several years as a critical care and acute medicine educator in different Trusts. I started my academic career at the school of medicine University of Leeds where I was a clinical skills facilitator for medical and dental students. I moved to the school of healthcare University of Leeds as an adult nursing lecturer in 2011. I was the academic lead for clinical skills and simulation from 2012 to 2019.
I joined the University of Huddersfield in December 2019. I am the module leader for HMN 3110 a practice placement module, year 1 cohort lead, a personal tutor and teach on various modules.
My interests remain in acute/critical care nursing/teaching, Clinical skills and simulation education and patient safety.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Leeds

Award Date: 31 Oct 2016


Award Date: 30 Sep 2006

Bachelor, University of Bradford

Award Date: 30 Sep 2003

University of Bradford

Award Date: 28 Sep 2001

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Award Date: 31 Mar 1994

External positions

Academic lead for clinical skills and simulation, Adult lecturer University of Leeds

30 Sep 201131 Dec 2019

IDEALS tutor

31 Oct 201031 Dec 2019

Clinical skills facilitator school of medicine University of Leeds

31 May 200831 May 2011

Clinical Educator LTHT acute medicine

31 May 200531 May 2009

Critical care educator Nuffield Hospital leeds

31 May 200331 May 2005

Critical care educator Airedale Hospital

31 Dec 200131 May 2003

Senior staff critical care unit Airedale Hospital

31 May 199631 May 2003

Staff nurse acute medicine Airedale Hospital

31 May 199431 May 1996

Student nurse - Training school of Nursing Airedale Hospital

31 Mar 199131 May 1994

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Clinical Skills, Simulation and patient safety