I joined the University of Huddersfield in February 2021 as a senior lecturer with an interest in the BSc Adult Nursing across all three years of the programme, in the Blended Learning approach and started as a Course Leader in August,2021
I trained at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel and qualified as an Adult and Mental health nurse (RGN/RMN) in 1992. Whilst working as a Staff Nurse (RMN) in a mental health unit in Derby and then as an Accident and Emergency Staff Nurse at the Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham I obtained a BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration at the University of Nottingham by 1997. I then moved to Stockport to work as a Senior Staff Nurse in an acute medical assessment unit (MAU) and a Ward Sister in Manchester specialising in General Medicine.
I was always interested in Health and Social care partnership working and so undertook a MSc Pre-Registration Social Work Training at the University of Manchester and qualified in 2006 and I am still registered with Social Work England. I started working in Higher education institutions in 2007 and by 2008 I completed my NMC recordable Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Certificate in Management studies (CMS).
I am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care researching the Self-care practices and behaviours of older men living with COPD within a semi-rural context and its Implications for social work practitioners using a Charmazian Social Constructivist grounded theory methodology and a Braun and Clarke data analytical approach to explore the social processes and lived experience of older men and self-care.
Research Expertise and Interests
- Qualitative Methodologies
- Health related Social Work Practice
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment strategies
- Masculinities and Ageing
- Self-Care and Long-term conditions Agenda
- Health Informatics and Telemedicine
- Health and Social care law and Policy
- Health and Social care and partnership working
- Human Factors
- Person-centred care and practice
- Service Improvement Methodologies
- Social Determinants of Health
- Sustainability in Healthcare
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