I have worked in healthcare for nearly 21 years. I had started off as a Healthcare Support Worker in a nursing home/healthcare centre in my native country of Iceland. Working pre-dominantly with patients who had Alzheimers.
When I moved to the UK in 2003 I started working in nursing homes as an Auxillary Nurse. In 2006 I started working in secure Mental Health as a Healthcare Assistant. I stayed there until 2012 when I went to University of Cumbria to become a nurse and I qualified with DipHE in Adult Nursing in 2015.
Since qualifying I have worked as a staff nurse in Accident & Emergency and Medical Assessment, as well as doing extra shifts in other units to gain further experience. I became a charge nurse within a Secure Mental Health Unit that provided specialist care to patients with Acquired Brain Injury.
Through all of this I have continued with my professional development with view of gaining a BSc in Adult Nursing, which I was awarded in 2021.
Qualifications and memberships
DipHE in Adult Nursing (2015)
BSc in Adult Nursing (2021)
Academic and research interests
Current academic interest are towards:
- Public Health in particular in preventative healthcare
- Acute and Emergency Medicine
- Clinical Supervision
- Staff development and ongoing personal and professional development
- Epilepsy, in particular with people who have Acquired Brain Injury