professional and clinical educator,
Central London Community Healthcare Trust
I have an extensive experience in both clinical care and nursing education. The major part of my career to date has been involvement in the education of pre and post registration nursing students in the clinical and academic setting. Earlier in my career, I have worked as a mentor and practice teacher supporting a range of students in practice and committed to their learning and teaching; to nurture and support their personal growth and development throughout their clinical placements.
My current role as a professional and clinical educator allows me to work in a different capacity by ensuring robust and standardised processes are in place for staff and learners across the board. This involves working with students, staff and stakeholders that includes Approved Education Institutions. In addition, I manage and support the placement team in my organisation to facilitate a rich learning experience for students and role development for staff. My role as a visiting lecturer at Brunel University on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme provides a broad and rich experience in student education from the start of the student’s journey through clinical practice. My primary aim of educating our future workforce is to provide and improve standard of care through evaluation of practice, innovative practice, knowledge and application of research and lifelong learning. I have been involved in a number of projects to support the development of students learning. This has led to recognition and an award such as practice teacher of the year. Most recently I had my theme paper accepted and presented at the NET (networking in healthcare Education) conference in 2017. My most recent achievement was the journal publication of my HEE project in the Nursing Times in 2019: ‘Evaluating a project to support the development of placements capacity in child community and care placement’.