I am a mental health lecturer at the college of Human and Health Science. My particular interest is in Community Mental Health especially Primary Mental Health Support Services. I am passionate about soft skills in practice and recently completed an MSc dissertation ‘Emotional Intelligence in Nurse Leadership: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis’. The aim of this study was to explore what is known about Emotional Intelligence within nurse leadership, to examine the lived in experience of Emotional Intelligence in the nurse leaders and consider Emotional Intelligence training, to inform service change in healthcare.

Publications

  1. Emotional intelligence is essential to leadership. Nursing Standard 31(21), 29-29.

Teaching

  • SHG270 Return to Practice

    The module is intended to allow nurses to study the theoretical and practical aspects of the contemporary role of the nurse. Students will learn how the structure of NHS settings has changed in the last few years to make it easier for health care professionals, and in particular nurses, to deliver continuously high standards of care. This module is suitable for: ¿ Qualified nurses whose registration has lapsed to return to practice in line with the PREP Standards (NMC, 2010) ¿ Qualified nurses whose registration is subject to sanctions imposed by the NMC and are required by the NMC to undertake the return to practice programme. (The Nursing and Midwifery Order, 2001) ¿ EU & EEA qualified nurses to register in the UK in line with Registering as a nurse or midwife in the UK (NMC, 2011).

  • SHG3055 Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health Nursing

    This module will enable mental health nurses to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the care of offenders with mental disorders in a range of secure, general mental health and community settings.

  • SHG369 Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    The incidence of mental health problems is rising within the population of children and young people. This has become a matter of concern for all agencies. There is a need for society to acknowledge that these issues concern everyone, so that these problems can be addressed and suitable care and access to treatment be provided to enable the child and young person to fulfill their potential and participate within their communities and society.

  • SHGM19 Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health

    The module aims to provide practitioners working with offenders with mental disorders with a knowledge base consistent with working with this challenging client group in a variety of settings. The module also seeks to offer an opportunity for practitioners to acquire a range of practical skills focused around risk assessment, risk and care management and therapeutic interventions.

  • SHHM13 Advanced Practice: Management and Leadership

    This module provides students with the opportunity to critically examine their role in relation to management and leadership issues. The focus will be on providing the student with knowledge and skills to enhance their practice.

  • SHTM34 Teaching and Learning for the Health Professions' Educators

    This module has been designed to prepare educators from a variety of health professions for a role in teaching, supervising and assessing students and trainees in practice and academic settings. It aims to prepare educators to work within a developmental framework in the context of interprofessional learning and modern day health services. This module will form part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education for the Health Professions.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2011 2014 Mental Health Practitioner Hywel Dda University Health Board
2009 2011 Community Psychiatric Nurse Hywel Dda University Health Board
2008 2009 Staff Nurse Hywel Dda University Health Board