Nicola completed the Diploma in Social Work and qualified in 2004 at Swansea University. Nicola has practiced as a Social Worker in Child Safeguarding Statutory Services, a Community Mental Health Team and is currently working for an Emergency Duty Team as a generic Senior Social Work Practitioner.
Post qualifications: include PQ 6, The Approved Mental Health Practitioner Qualification, Practice Assessor award and Team Manager Development Programme. Nicola is joint investigation trained in child and adult safeguarding. Nicola is a Deprivation of Liberties (DoLs) Assessor, Best Interests Assessor (BIA) and is also an Adult Protection Support Order (APSO) Authorised Officer.
Nicola has trained in Applied suicide intervention skills training (ASIST).
Nicola has worked in social work education at Swansea University since 2016, and is currently a lecturer and is one of the Practice Learning Opportunity Tutors.