Senior lecturer (nursing),
University of Birmingham
Amelia is the Head of Education in Nursing at the University of Birmingham. She has been a nurse educator for fifteen years and during that time has focused on enhancing teaching and learning strategies to promote translation of knowledge into practice. She believes that educators can inspire students to be passionate about life-long learning, and help them develop the confidence and skills to ask the right questions and find the best answers. Amelia is committed to inter-professional learning and the use of strategies that allow students to use their knowledge effectively in practice. Her research strength is in the quantitative approaches but she uses mixed methods projects with students as co-investigators to help them experience the excitement of research. This produces nurses with excellent problem solving skills, and increases awareness and confidence in some that they can become clinical academics and bring about improvements in quality of care. Amelia is a member of the Council of the British Pain Society, and co-chair of the RCN Pain and Palliative Care Forum. She works collaborative with members of many health professionals, and with patient representatives to develop and promote excellence in pain management through education. She was awarded Student Nursing Times Educator of the Year in 2016 and has been a member of the judging panel for that award since that time.