As University Practice Learning Adviser (UPLA), I am able to combine my nursing and lecturer experience to support learning and assessment in practice. The UPLA team are a university based practice education team that supporting the practice element of healthcare programmes. As the lead for supporting learning and assessment in practice, I have a sound knowledge of the application of professional standards that support effective supervision and assessment in practice.

alongside delivery of the curriculum, I am also a personal tutor and academic assessor for the adult nursing field.

I have recently completed a Health Education England fellowship for the RePAIR project identifying strategies to reduce pre-registration attrition and improve retention in healthcare programmes and early careers.

Following the Fellowship, I am continuing my work on developing a strategy to support speaking up as a professional skill.
My current area of research is with regard to understanding the registered nurse degree experience.


Commenced PhD studies in January 2023 - The Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice Experience


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