I joined the University of Cumbria in 2005 following 20 years experience working in various nursing roles in the NHS mainly in acute and critical care. I am currently hold the role as Senior Lecturer teaching and supporting pre registration student nurses throughout the BSc Nursing Programme.

I have an interest in acute care nursing practice and enabling students to develop competencies and confidence in this area. I also have an interest in patient safety and human factor principles. I have contributed to the Institutes devevelopment of learning through simulation and have played a role in the development of the Lancaster campus clinical skills simulation facilities.

Qualifications and memberships

I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1988 and was awarded my degree BSc Hons in 1998.

PGCE in Academic Pratice in 2014

Academic and research interests

My academic research interests include nursing clinical decision making and patient safety, learning through errors 

Recent external roles

I represent the University on the regional simulation network for HEIs