My clinical background is that of an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) and prior to joining the staff at Christ Church in 2010 as a lecturer/workplace facilitator in FD H&SC studies I worked for six years as a lecturer in perioperative practice at London South Bank University. I also spent a year working as a practice placement facilitator for Medway PCT for community based Adult Nursing. Alongside this I was employed by Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT as a part-time clinical teacher in Primary care from 2005-2013. In February 2013 I left the NHS to take up another part-time role in the university as a lecturer in paramedic science . This was a new challenge for me and I was able to bring my previous experience into this area of health care. I am now workng full time within thje paramedic team and am the Programme Director for the BSc In-service Paramedic Practice programme.
I have also been a student of the university and completed my dissertation as MSc in Interprofessional Health & Social Care in 2012 and PGCLT in 2013.
In my spare time I work closely with the Health professions Council as an ODP fitness to practice panel member, education visitor partner and CPD assessor and I sit on the education panel for the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP).