Since entering academia in 2000 I have fused teaching, practice involvement and research. I have worked part time clinically in acute and children's palliative care.

I have undertaken a number of academic administration roles most notably lead for children’s nursing, Health Research MRes programme lead and admissions tutor.I have coordinated the child nursing field of practice at the University of Birmingham (2008-2013) and Southampton (2015-19). In these roles I have led teams and written and re written children's nursing curricula each time securing Nursing and Midwifery Council approval. In 2018-19 I co edited the Textbook of Children's Nursing 3rd edition (Glasper and Richardson and Randall in press, Elsevier)

I have experience as a principle investigator and co applicant on a number of studies As a part of the Involve to Evolve project funded by the Department of Health. I designed and delivered an E-learning programme in collaboration with technical colleagues. This involved designing the programme, filming scenarios, recording audio feedback, writing a pre/post quiz and building a reporting structure. I have supervised a number of doctoral students this has included qualitative studies with children in the main relating to children’s palliative and end of life care. I have supervised students to PhD completion including a study using mixed methods such as Q methodology to investigate children’s views on play when living with a life limiting/threatening condition. I am involved in the RCN community for children's palatial care and the International Network for Child and Family Centred Care. This later network consists of researchers from over 50 countries.

My teaching includes theories of children's nursing, sociology of childhoods lived with illness, long term conditions and palliative and end of life care in childhoods.In 2016 I published the first nursing theory for children and their childhoods pragmatic children’s nursing.


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