Clinical Skills Tutor
- 1.16, 1st floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park Campus, CF14 4XN
I joined the school of Healthcare Sciences in 2021 as a Clinical Skills and Simulation Tutor. My backgroud is paediatrics. I qualified as a Childrens Nurse (BSc Hons, First Class Honours) at Swansea University, then started work on Island Ward in Noahs Ark Childrens Hospital for Wales. I then specialised in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU). I took specialist qualifications at the University of South Wales, in Special and High Dependency Care of the Newborn, and Advances in Specialised Intensive Care of the Newborn, which made me a QIS nurse (Qualified in speciality). These qualifications in line with my clinical experience allowed me to gain my band 6, becoming junior sister on NICU. Being in charge and having my junior members of staff come to me for support is where I found my passion for teaching. I was also the link nurse for Trisomy 21, and was a member of the NICU Berevement team. I have also worked as a Clinical Research Nurse at the Childrens Research Unit in the University Hospital of Wales, assisting collegues with a diabetic study.
Here at Cardiff University, I teach, assess and supervise students across undergraduate and postgradaute programmes.
After completing my BSc First class honours degree at Swansea University, I then moved to Cardiff where I worked on Island Ward in Noahs Ark Childrens Hospital for Wales. This is a childrens general medical ward. I then went to work on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where I decided to specialise in Neonatal Care. I completed two separate modules at the University of South Wales- Special and High Dependency Care of the Newborn and Advances in Specialised Intensive Care of the Newborn. This allowed me to become a QIS nurse (Qualified in Speciality). I then gained my band 6, becoming junior sister on NICU.
Honours and awards
- Advances in Specialised Intensive Care of the Newborn, Pass (2019)
- Special and High Dependency Care of the Newborn, Pass (2018)
- BSc Child Nursing, First Class Honours Degree (2016)
- Member of the RCN
I teach and assess on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
- Paediatric BLS
- IV Cannulation
- Manual BP measurement
- Manual Handling
- Care of the Child and Young person- general
- Berevement Care
- Trisomy 21
I worked as a Clinical Research Nurse with the Childrens Research Unit at the University Hospital of Wales.
I am interested in supervising undergraduate students in the areas of:
- Children and Young Peoples Nursing
- Children and Young People with Learning Disability
- Neonatal Care
- Caring for the child/ patient with Trisomy 21