After completing a degree in English Literature at Northumbria University, I came to study Adult Nursing at the University of Cumbria in 2014, graduating as a registered nurse in 2017. I subsequently worked as a General Practice Nurse in Cumbria. I have been a lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Cumbria since March 2019, offering a unique perspective to our students as I have been in their shoes not too long ago! I am passionate about the student experience and innovation in nurse education.

Qualifications and memberships

BA (Hons) English Literature - University of Northumbria

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing - University of Cumbria

CoA Leg Ulcer Management - University of Cumbria

Current Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

University and College Union (UCU)

Academic and research interests

Primary Care

Wound Care

Mental Health with a focus on depression and trauma

Nurse Education

The Student Experience

Chronic Disease

Gynaecology and Sexual Health

Public Health Screening and Health Behaviours

Substance Misuse and Addiction


Codona, F. (2018). Why practice nursing is an enticing career choice. Primary Health Care (2014+)28(3), 17.