Personal profile


I am a senior teaching fellow, supporting the delivery of the adult and mental health nursing degree and masters degree programmes, within the School of Health and Care Professions.

I have worked within the NHS since 2001, as a qualified adult nurse, after completing my nurse training at the University of Brighton. I have recently moved into an academic role within the University of Portsmouth in 2023.

I have completed my PGCE in 2023 at The University of Bournemouth and have been awarded my FHEA.


My previous nursing career has been very varied, ranging from working within the acute hospital, community and district nursing, specialist nursing, working within both the Clinical Commissioning Group and Integrated Care Boards, primary care and more recently Health Education England and NHS England. 

As a guest lecturer for the University of Surrey, I have supported on the non-medical prescribing post-graduate module, and the 3rd year long-term conditions module. 

During my clinical career to date I have completed a number of post-graduate training courses and development, including my Independent Prescribing, and my MSc in Public Health.

I have completed my Mulitple Sclerosis International Certificate Board, and presented at The Consortium of Multiple Scleriosis Centres Annual Meeting.

I was recently awarded the title of a Queens Nurse in recognition of my ongoing commitment to patient care, nursing practice, leadership and education. 

Within the University, I am the module co-ordinator for the complexities of nursing module, as well as supporting on a number of the nursing and more wider health care professional programmes within the school. I am also the joint Service User Lead for the school. 

Research Interests

Within my multiple sclerosis specialist nursing role, I have been actively involved in the development of national guidance and research, through my regional role within the UKMSSNA. This included looking at the lived experiences of patients and families in regards to multiple sclerosis, and looking at ways to optimise caseloads and care provision.

Modeling the multiple Sclerosis Specilaist Nurse Workforce by Determination of Optmum Caseloads in the United Kingdom. International Journal of MS Care (2012) 23 (1): 1-7.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach primarily on both the adult and mental health programmes, however I also teach on the other health care professionals programmes within the School of Health and Care Professions.

My teaching approach varies, using a blended teaching pedagogy. As a school we are fortunate to be able to utalise simulation to create real life scenarios, for students to apply both practical and theoretical skills within a safe environment. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being