I am a lecturer within the children and young person’s nursing team, and have moved into academia following a successful children’s nursing career spanning 20 years. I am a qualified Children’s Nurse and School Nurse. I also hold a Master’s degree in Advanced Practice in Child Health and I am a nurse immuniser alongside being a community nurse prescriber. My specific areas of expertise lie in safeguarding children, public health nursing, nurse-led enuresis management, and in children’s outpatient management.

My main research interest is the role of the Children’s Nurse within safeguarding practice.

Publications

  1. & School nurses' perceptions of undergraduate children's nursing safeguarding education. British Journal of School Nursing 12(5), 226-233.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2017 Present Lecturer (Children's Nursing) Swansea University
2011 2017 School Nurse Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
2007 2011 Junior Charge Nurse - Childrens Outpatients/ General Paediatrics Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
1999 2003 Staff Nurse, Neonatal ICU & Children’s Outpatients Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
1998 1999 Staff nurse – Nottingham neonatal service Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
1997 1998 Staff nurse – paediatrics and neonatal intensive care unit Swansea NHS Trust