Torch

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Nursing

Qualifications

  • BSc (Edge Hill University)

Summary

I am an accident and emergency care nurse by background with particular interests in trauma, and resuscitation pre-and-post care. I have worked in many different types of A&E departments from trauma centres to cottage hospitals.

As soon as I started my journey in nursing, I knew I wanted to teach. I loved teaching in clinical practice, and I now especially value simulated practice. I teach mostly within the clinical skills modules and I also teach on the University of Yangzhou, dual award programme. I am looking forward to travelling to China to meet the students and esteemed colleagues there.

As well as teaching, and clinical practice, my other passion is my research into resilience. This is all types of resilience – emotional and academic, but I have a particular interest in both existential resilience, and also resilience training programmes as a way to reduce absenteeism and increase attrition in registered nurses and student nurses.

I intend to develop this work to consider how we can empower nurse managers to be resilient within organisations and to provide resilient leadership training in order to help them protect and bolster their workforce.

Research interests

Resilience in academic staff

Resilience in nursing and associated healthcare professionals

Resilience in emergency care staff

Attendance rates for resilience training programmes