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Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Sheffield Hallam University

To successfully meet future health care needs, the health care workforce needs to change and adapt to new ways of working, and as a result the traditional professional roles of 'doctor' and 'nurse' are being re-evaluated. As these roles change, the need for appropriate, effective, applied education has 'snowballed', and I have developed a national profile for my work in applied curriculum development and innovation.

There is now a wider recognition of the need for evaluating new roles and the education that underpins them. As the need for health care workforce specialist expertise grows, I have made a number of successful bids for funding through larger public sector organisations such as Health Education England (HEE). From a workforce perspective, I am keen to work with and support third sector and 'not for profit' enterprise, particularly at a local level. In addition to the work that I have undertaken with these larger public sector partners such as HEE and NHS England (NHSE), I have developed strong educational links with a smaller Community Interest Company (CIC). CICs are designated 'not for profit' social enterprises.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Healthcare, Sheffield Hallam University


  • 2006 
    Leeds Beckett University, PhD