I am an Associate Professor in Nursing at the Department of Nursing, Swansea University and an Associate Member of the Centre for Innovative Ageing. My academic grounding in social and political sciences and clinical background in specialist palliative care underpin my research and teaching.
Presently I am the Director for the multiprofessional MSc Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management Programme. From 2003-2009 I was the Programme Director for undergraduate nursing (BN – all fields) at Swansea University. I also led the development, implementation and ran the first BSc Cancer Care and BSc Palliative Care (with spq) at Swansea University.
My research expertise lies in qualitative research. I have a particular interest in the boundaries between palliative and end-of-life care. My current research relates to aspects of palliative and end of life care and cancer rehabilitation. I am an invited reviewer for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit grant applications. I supervise a number of PhD students and am interested in PhD applications using qualitative methodology and relating to palliative and end of life care, chronic illness, nursing and Interprofessional education.
I am an editorial board member for the Journal Nurse Education in Practice, an invited convenor for the annual international Networking for Education in Practice Conference and a regular reviewer for a number of international academic journals.