Teaching Fellow in Integrated Care
Health and Medical Sciences
University of Surrey
Teaching Fellow in Integrated Care MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, BSc(Hons) Psychology with Nursing Studies, Registered Nurse, Independent and Supplementary Prescriber My nursing career began in 1980 with an integrated B Sc and RN qualification at City University and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. After working in renal and rehabilitation specialities, I qualified as an RN in the USA and developed an interest in Primary Care. On my return to the UK, I developed skills and knowledge as a generalist practice nurse and thenundertook further study to qualify as a Nurse Practitioner and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber. During this time, I held a number of appointments in clinical leadership and management.
I am an active member of the Primary Care Research Network. I have been involved in a study of the Evaluation of nurse and pharmacist independent prescribing Department of Health Policy Research Programme Project 016 0108. My current research interests include development of communications strategies to enhance supported self management in healthcare and the incorporation of cognitive behaviour therapy and psychosocial interventions to treat depression in people with diabetes.