Lecturer
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 602059
Room: Office - 208
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

Sarah has been a Mental Health Nurse Lecturer in the College of Human and Health Sciences since 2013. She began her nursing career as an Auxiliary nurse in 1991, before commencing nurse training in 1992. Sarah qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1995 and qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RNMH) in 2001. More recently, in 2014, Sarah became recognised as a Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), following a Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Education for Health Professionals. Sarah pursued the PG Cert, completing a MA in Education for Health Professionals in 2016. As a Fellow of the HEA, Sarah is now also an assessor of those applying for fellowship.

Sarah predominantly teaches within the pre-registration nursing curriculum and is an academic mentor to pre-registration nursing students on a variety of programmes. She is module lead for the Acute Care in mental health module that runs during the second year of the nursing curriculum and field lead for Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health) that runs during the third year of the nursing curriculum. Within the role of nurse lecturer, Sarah also covers a variety of clinical areas in the Hywel Dda Health Board and carries out educational audits and visits students whilst they are out on placement. 

In addition to this, Sarah is the Deputy Programme lead for the Masters in Education for Health Professions and she is module lead for post graduate modules, Advanced Practice and Education, a module that is part of the MSc in Advanced Practice and the nurse mentorship training programme. Sarah also delivers clinical supervision training workshops to Local Health Board staff.

Prior to beginning a career in nurse education, Sarah specialised in Primary Mental Health, within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Consequently, Sarah takes a lead in teaching about Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues and leads a CAMHS workshop for Pre-registration nurses bi-annually. Sarah has developed an interest in self-harm and suicidal behaviours and incorporates this into relevant teaching on the nursing curriculum.

In addition to teaching and scholarly activities, Sarah represents the College at the All Wales Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery group that was set up by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales and has a key role in developing the nursing curriculum. Sarah is also a service user champion for the mental health nursing programme at Swansea University, which involves developing and promoting service user and carer involvement in all aspects of the nursing programme.

Teaching

  • 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.

  • SHN278 Acute Care (Mental Health)

    This module will develop students‿ awareness of acute situations, identify and reduce associated risks and how to prioritise in mental health nursing care. The module will further develop the students‿ assessment, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • SHN288 Acute Care (Adult)

    This module will develop the student¿s awareness of short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, medical condition, or during recovery from surgery as well as associated risks. The student will develop the ability to identify actual and potential problems and further develop their assessment, rioritization, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • SHN292 Acute Care (Child)

    This module will develop the student¿s awareness of short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, medical condition, or during recovery from surgery as well as associated risks. The student will develop the ability to identify actual and potential problems and further develop their assessment, prioritisation, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • SHN297 Acute Care (Mental Health)

    This module will develop the student¿s awareness of short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, medical condition, or during recovery from surgery as well as associated risks. The student will develop the ability to identify actual and potential problems and further develop their assessment, prioritisation, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • SHN3059 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of mental health 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 mental health nursing.

  • SHN3059W Rheoli Gofal Cymhleth mewn Sefyllfaoedd sy’n Newid yn Gyflym (Iechyd Meddwl)

    Nod y modiwl hwn yw rhoi golwg gyffredinol ar agweddau arbenigol ar ymarfer nyrsio iechyd meddwl, yn enwedig pan fydd y gofal yn ofal cymhleth a sefyllfaoedd yn newid yn gyflym. Nod y modiwl hefyd yw rhoi gwell mewnwelediad i gymhwysiad materion cyfreithiol, moesegol a phroffesiynol at sefyllfaoedd ymarferol. Mae¿r modiwl hwn yn tynnu ar gynnwys modiwlau ym Mlynyddoedd 1 a 2 a phrofiad ymarferol, er mwyn atgyfnerthu¿r wybodaeth, y sgiliau a¿r agwedd ar gyfer ymarfer proffesiynol ym maes nyrsio iechyd meddwl.

  • 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.