Most recent experience includes working in CAMHS as a Primary Mental Health Worker and Children's Community Nurse. My role involved assessing children presenting to services with mental health conditions, developmental delays and emotional and behavioural concerns.
In my current job as a university lecturer l strive to rekindle my previous links with colleagues in practice whilst we all support the future nursing workforce. I am part of a larger university department in the School of Health and Life Sciences in which my remit remains within Learning Disabilities. l take part in delivering a range of modules in Learning Disability Nursing as well as generic nursing modules across the BSc Nursing Studies.
I possess a strong passion in pastoral support a have a strong commitment to ensuring that values of care, compassion and competence are modelled to students in the pursuit of ensuring values based recruitment as well as care remain at the forefront of practice.
My research interests lie in the experiences of students and families from minority communities when accessing health, social care or educational services. Phenomenology and qualitative research interest me the most.
In 2021 l was a finalist in the RCN, Nursing Times and Learning Disability and Autism Awards alongside fellow learning disability nursing and academic colleagues under Team of the Year.
ln 2021, l was awarded the Chief Nursing Officer's Silver Award for my contribution to Learning Disability Nursing in England.
What is the influence of nurse education on the Indigenous belief systems about intellectual disability and mental illness of student nurses of Southern African origin? , Teesside University
1 Oct 2018 → 13 Apr 2023
Award Date: 23 Jun 2023
External Examiner, University of Winchester
1 Oct 2023 → …
External examiner, University of Hertfordshire
1 Oct 2018 → 30 Sept 2022