Senior nursing education adviser,
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Sue qualified as a registered nurse in 1982, and joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2018 as Senior Nursing Education Adviser. This role involves advising on nursing and education issues both internally and externally, leading on the implementation of the education and practice standards for nursing. And more recently being the lead sponsor for the review of the programme standards requirements for nursing and midwifery now the EU legislation no longer applies.
Sue spent her early clinical career in cardiothoracic nursing and critical care, before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 1994, where she progressed in her career to the role as Dean of the Faculty of Society & Health at the University. Sue has held a number of academic roles including principal lecturer in critical care before becoming head of the department and then academic dean. She pioneered the development of an inter-professional continuing personal and professional development framework to support the development of the qualified workforce in healthcare. Sue also promoted the integrated care agenda through the development of innovative placement pathways to increase placement capacity across North West London. Sue has also worked closely with the Council of Deans for Health to influence the changing health education landscape. She has also been influential in a number of external fora relating to nurse education as Chair of the Education Expert Reference Group for Health Education Thames Valley and the Health Education Group (London Higher) which represented universities within the region.