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Sally obtained a PhD from the University of Huddersfield in July 2015. In September of 2015, she moved to the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edgehill University where she took up the position as Lecturer in Nurse Education until April 17th 2018. Subsequently, she moved to the University of Huddersfield  where she took up the position of Senior Lecturer (LD) in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery from April 18th 2018 to present. Preceding this, Sally studied at the University of Bradford for the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses and subsequently, obtained an MSc in Nursing, which incorporated a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professional Education in 2009. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Health Professional Education (Lecturer) has been valiudated and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). In 2009-2010, she moved to the University of Huddersfield, as an Affiliate lecturer in the undergraduate nursing programmes.

Prior to joining the University of Huddersfield as an Affiliate lecturer, Sally practiced as a senior staff nurse (Registered Learning Disability Nurse) with St Anne's Community Services Huddersfield. She gained experience of working with individuals with complex health needs including palliative and end-of-life care needs and working in partnership with a range of health and social care providerss in order to meet the changing holistic needs of this population. She also worked in the role of Practice education facilitator and NMC signed-off mentor working in collaboration with Higher Educational Institute colleagues and other health care professionals to promote quality standards in the learning disability nursing education and students' practice learning and assessment.

Research Expertise and Interests

An interest in the application of qualitative methods and the use of reflective learning in personal and professional development and in facilitating post registration training for health and social care professionals.

Sally retains these research interests through collaboration with practice and HEI colleagues. She was part of a Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EoLC) Focus group based at St Anne's Community Services in 2013-2015. The group developed a Palliative and EoLC training package for people with learning disabilities entitled: 'Doing it my Way'. The training package was endorsed by both the North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group and Greater Huddersfield. Sally was actively involved in the writing as well as piloting of the training package, which is targeted at health and social care professionals involved in the care of people with learning disabilities and potential mainstream patients with life-limiting conditions. The training package was nominated for innovation in Practice and Service Development and on the 16th of Novemeber 2015, during the Annual Conference of Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities in London, Sally and members of the Focus group received the 'Linda McEndhill Award' for making a positive difference in the EoLC of people with learning disabilities.

Sally has, in recent years, had an increasing research interest in concept based teaching and learning, and in clinical reasoning simulated learning. Whilst in Edege Hill University, she played a major role as part of the module team engaged in the development, writing, and facilitation of the Objective Structured Video Exams within the Module: Skills for Nursing Practice.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Qualitative methodologies with a particular interest in Hermeneutic phernomenology
  • Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Complex Health Needs
  • Supportive and Palliative Care for people living with Long Term Conditions
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Intellectual/learning disabilities
  • Altered body shapes
  • Person Centred Research
  • Service users and Carers engagement
  • Driving policy initiatives
  • Person Centred Research in children
  • Autism or autism spectrum disorders
  • Social communication
  • Communication difficulties
  • Interpersonal development
  • Holistic wellbeing
  • Teaching and learning in Nurse Education
  • An interest in concept based teaching and learning, and in clinical reasoning simulated learning
  • Reflective learning


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