I am a Registered Nurse (Adult) with over 25years experience and a specialised practice background in Oncology & Palliative Care. I am employed as a Staff Tutor for Nursing at the Open University and currently working as Lecturer in Microcredentials & Expert Tracks.
In 2017, I was elected to serve as the Northern Ireland Representative on the Royal College of Nursing’s Professional Nursing Committee (2017-2019). This was a role I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside colleagues on aspects of two specific policy change campaigns:
1.Organ donation Opt-Out campaign
2. Decriminalisation of Abortion campaign
Prior to joining the Open University in 2018, I worked strategically as a Senior Nurse for Practice Education, facilitating change and coproducing solutions with a range of partners such as Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwiferyfile:///C:/Users/cm33298/Work%20Folders/Downloads/NMC-Standards-Compliance-Benchmark-Standards-July11.pdf
My research interests include aspects of autoimmune disease trajectories and I have a specific interest in coeliac disease, multiple sclerosis, food allergies, safety cultures and healthcare policy.