Sally qualified as a Registered Children’s Nurse in 1996, and began her career working in Paediatric Medicine, High Dependency, Assessment and Neonatal Units in the South West and Wales. She began her career in education as a Lecturer/Practitioner teaching clinical skills, and commenced a full time post as a Senior Lecturer with the College of Human & Health Sciences in 2004.
Sally spent 2 years in a secondment with NISCHR as a Nurse Researcher and was involved primarily in the set up and recruitment for national RCT’s led by the College of Medicine. Sally has been a member of the College’s Research Ethics committee and is passionate about ensuring ethical research principles are upheld by both students and staff. She returned to CHHS full-time to help develop and manage the Work Based Learning portfolio of CPD academic courses for both Health and Social Care practitioners across Wales and the UK.
Since 2009 Sally has pioneered Work-Based Learning in the College, as an innovative, flexible mode of delivery for professional learners from a wide variety of health and allied health professional backgrounds, both locally and nationally. Newly appointed as the College Lead for Work Based Learning she will be responsible for the consolidation, on-going success and strategic expansion of this type of learning across all programmes in the College. She continues to facilitate staff development and skills in delivering work based learning. She remains committed to striving for Learning and Teaching excellence within the wider student experience and governance College agenda.
She works with key stakeholders such as Health Boards Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, WAST and Hywel Dda, in curriculum development and delivery and leads on portfolio-based facilitation and assessment for all levels of practitioner. She is currently involved in revalidation workshops across the health boards enabling practitioners to demonstrate necessary expertise for on-going professional affiliation.
Sally is involved in a range of university learning and teaching activities including curriculum development, periodic review and validation. She uses her expertise in portfolio based assessment to support the Teaching in Higher Education programme. She also works extensively with programme teams across the College using both her expertise to inform other professional programmes including Midwifery and Paramedic Science. She is also team lead for the Children and Young People’s nursing team within the Department of Nursing.
She enjoys mountain walking, having recently completed both the Tour de Mont Blanc and GR20.