Staff Tutor , Area manager,Senior Lecturer,Faculty of Health and Social Care The Open University in the East of England
Following general nurse training at the Royal Free Hospital, I went on to qualify as a midwife and later a health visitor. After completing an Open University BA (Hons) I undertook completed a PGDE in 1992 and an MSc (Nursing) in 1994. I was awarded my Doctorate in 2008 for my thesis entitled “Birth Control Nursing in the Marie Stopes Mothers Clinics 1921-1931”.
I am a member of the Committee for the UK Association for the History of Nursing (Constituent Association of the European Nursing History Group) anda member of the Steering Group the UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery.
Since 2008 I have been a Learning Representative for the Royal College of Nursing in the Eastern Region
History of Nursing
History of birth control
History of the development of a nurse led birth control sevice
History of the development of services to treat venereal disease
The work of VADs during the First World War
The East Coast flood disaster 1953-impact on health services
Doctoral thesis " Birth control nursing in the Marie Stopes Mothers' Clinics ,1921-1931"
An exploration of the life of Miss E.S. Daniels-birth control pioneer and abortion rights campaigner
Fantasy and Philanthropy-the life and work of Sister Mary Ward ,Consultant nurse to long distance boatmen and their families.
Contraception and sexual health
Research and ethics
History of nursing
Member of the American Association for the History of Nursing
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