I’m married to Eley and we have three children. I started nursing in 1986 as an RGN. In 1994 I became an RSCN. I have worked in adult critical care, paediatric critical care and paediatric general surgery and medicine. Along the way I successfully achieved the ENB 998 and 415 courses in 1995 and a BSc Nursing in 2001. In 2002 I left my Charge Nurse post to become a Tutor at Swansea University. In 2012 I gained an MA in Medical Humanities. I am now a Senior Lecturer in the College. My main responsibility for the past eight years is managing the MSc Advanced Practice programme.

Teaching

  • EYXM17 Common Childhood Illness

    This module explores the impact of a range of common childhood illnesses on children aged 0 ¿ 11 years and their families. The module will cover acute and chronic illness as well as common infections. The role of the multi-disciplinary team in managing and supporting children and their families will also be examined. Issues for public health promotion will be considered.

  • SHG3109 Enhanced Practice for Upper and/or Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Nurses

    This module will provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enhance nursing practice in endoscopy.

  • SHG346 Foundations in Physiology and Health Assessment

    This module provides an introduction to the principles and practices of advanced practice. It is suitable for experienced clinical nurses or other allied health professionals who wish to expand their clinical skills and knowledge. This module will introduce students to the following subjects: anatomy, physiology, history taking, consultation skills, general examination and systems examination.

  • SHGM24 Advanced Practice for Upper and/or Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopist

    This module aims to supplement the clinical knowledge obtained by following the Joint Endoscopist Training Scheme (JETS) and Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) clinical accreditation programmes. It offers the theoretical underpinning and clinical practice to enhance advanced practice as an endoscopist.

  • SHHM12 Advanced Practice and Education

    One of the roles of advanced practice is education, both in terms of self and others. Consequently there is a need for the practitioner to critically evaluate and apply learning theory to themselves and in the practice setting. This module examines the key ideas underpinning some of the main educational theories which students will relate to their own development and clinical practice.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN3055 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.

  • SHN3057 Leadership and Management (Adult)

    The aim of this module is to enable the student to participate in the organisation, management and delivery of safe care to clients/service users in accordance with recognised legal, ethical and professional frameworks for practice. The module aims to ensure that students develop a critical understanding of the processes of clinical governance and continuous quality improvement through clinical leadership and can apply these principles to the practice setting, using a range of communication skills, reflection, clinical judgment and critical evaluation of the evidence base for nursing practice.

  • SHN3060 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Child)

    This module aims to provide an overview of holistic nursing practice in areas where the care needs of children and young people are complex and rapidly changing. Whilst the focus is on nursing care of children and young people. This module draws on the content of the programme from years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice.

  • SHN3064 Leadership and Management (Child)

    This module will focus on management and leadership in the field of children‿s and young people‿s nursing. Emphasis will be given to managing nursing care, managing change in the clinical environment and the qualities of clinical leadership.

  • SHN3073 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    The module enables the student to formulate and appraise effective decisions when managing care for patients /service users with complex care needs and their carers. The students will build upon prior learning to enhance confidence and articulate their decision making process in a written and verbal format while working collaboratively and independently.

  • SHN3077 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Child)

    The module enables the student to formulate and appraise effective decisions when managing care for children and young people with complex care needs and their families and carers. The students will build upon prior learning to enhance confidence and articulate their decision making process in a written and verbal format while working collaboratively and independently.

  • SHN3081 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health)

    The module enables the student to formulate and appraise effective decisions when managing care for patients, service users and carers with complex care needs. The students will build upon prior learning to enhance confidence and articulate their decision making process in a written and verbal format while working collaboratively and independently.

External Responsibilities

  • Committee Member, R.C.N. Accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner Educators Group

    2007 - Present

  • Member, Association of Advanced Nursing Practice Educators U.K.

    2007 - Present