Shelly’s employment background is diverse, having worked across a range of care settings including; children, young people, adults and older adults. As a registered Mental Health Nurse, Shelly also has a range of experiences working in forensic, acute, learning disability and long term care settings and with these service user groups. She has a passion for improving the quality of health and social care, having worked in workforce development for eight years prior to moving into lecturing. More recently, Shelly has combined the nursing role with lecturing, commencing at Edge Hill University in January 2014. Academically, she has studied in the fields of social sciences, psychology, health, social care and education. Shelly currently lectures on the Child Health and Wellbeing degree, but also has input in other subject areas.
Shelly is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on Service Quality, happiness and satisfaction in the elderly care setting. Other areas of research interest include; Crime, deviance and youth offending, Third sector offender management, Mental Health, Change management in health and social care services and Quality improvement in social care.