Victoria qualified as a Nurse in 2002 and subsequently gained a BN (Hons) Adult Nursing from the University of Liverpool in 2003 following completion of specialist practitioner qualification in Oncology. Through her clinical career she worked within Haematology and Oncology and following a role as Liverpool Care Pathway Facilitator moved into specialist palliative care. She worked as a palliative care specialist nurse within Sefton and Liverpool for nine years and subsequently as team leader for the community specialist palliative care team within Liverpool. During this time Victoria undertook an MA in Medical ethics in palliative care completing in 2016. Her dissertation discussing the role of compassion in healthcare within the assisted dying debate. Her main areas of interest are assisted dying, dementia and equity of care
Victoria is currently a lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Huddersfield having moved into academia in 2018. Victoria is course leader for the Trainee Nursing Associate Programme and also leads the post graduate end of life provision. She also teaches across both pre and post registration nursing course and gained her FHEA in 2019. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Palliative care within the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University developing upon her previous work relating to assisted dying.