I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 and have been exposed to a variety of clinical environments and gained a wide range of transferable knowledge and skills prior to moving into Higher Education.  During my time as a Ward Sister on an Acute Stroke Unit, a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and as a RCN Learning Representative I gained experience in identifying learning and training needs of staff; promoting the importance of learning and keeping up to date with professional knowledge, and influencing employers to support study leave. I believe that these skills are relevant to supporting Continuous Professional Development for Healthcare Professionals

My role as a Programme Lead for the accreditation of Preceptorship at Northumbria University enabled me to consult with stakeholders in the design and development of preceptorship and assessment of competencies. I have experience of working in teams and in collaboration with members of the public, external agencies and healthcare professionals. I have experience in inter-professional learning and I facilitated peer support groups for preceptees in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

I moved over to Cumbria in 2015 and within my role as Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing here at University of Cumbria have be involved in many changes regarding Pre-registration Nurse education. My main contribution to the programme is leading and delivering on the Year 1 and Year 3 modules both regarding professional practice. I have the utmost respect for all Healthcare Professional that never ever forget what a privilege it is to care for people at their most vulnerable times in life.

My current role within the Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust as Practice Education Facilitator enables me to support the professional development of staff and embed the new Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (NMC, 2018). I have also supported professional development of staff through leading on the development of a structured  preceptorship for newly registered staff across Cumbria. 

I am passionate about learning and teaching and hope that this passion is passed on to learners within my workplaces.

Interested in identifying the strategies that graduate nurses use to embed compassion into practice.

Qualifications and memberships


'Developing the Research Concept' module as part of Professional Doctorate. Pass

MSc Health and Social Care, Practice Education and Development. Commendation

BSc (Hons) Nursing Science. 2.1

Dip.H.E. Nursing Science with ENB 928 Diabetic Nursing, ENB 998 and D32 Assessors Certificate

Professional Body


Class/Grade of membership


1986 to present

Part 1 (sub part Adult) RGN



2007 to present

Lecturer/Practice Educator (MSc. Practice, Education and Development)


2010 to present

Fellow of Higher Education


Academic and research interests

Interested in identifying the strategies that graduate nurses use to embed compassion into practice. This was subjuct are for year 1 of Professional Doctorate

Also interested in developing blended learning teaching strategies and assessment methods.


Logan, J., Peralta, E., Brown, K., Moffett, M., Advani, A. and Leech, N. (2008). Smoothing the transition from paediatric to adult services in type 1 diabetes'. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 12 (9): 348-357

Logan, J., White, S., Kyne Grzebalski, D. and Hawthorne, G. (2006). Exercise and education programme for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes'. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 10 (7): 249-255

Maxwell, C. Brigham, L. Logan J. and Smith A. (2011) 'Challenges facing newly qualified community nurses: a qualitative study'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (6): 282-288