I am a Registered Nurse (Adult) with over 25years experience and a specialised practice background in Oncology & Palliative Care. I am employed as a Lecturer in Microcredentials & Expert Tracks.
In 2017-2019, I was the Northern Ireland Representative on the Royal College of Nursing’s Professional Nursing Committee a national position I thoroughly enjoyed. I was involved in two specific campaigns for policy change namely:
1.Organ donation Opt-Out campaign
2. Decriminalisation of Abortion campaign
Prior to joining the Open University in 2018, I worked strategically in Northern Ireland 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 cancer & autoimmune disease trajectories. I have a specific interest in coeliac disease, multiple sclerosis, food allergies safety cultures and health and scocial care policy.