I have worked in the NHS for the past 25 years, initially as a Health Care Assistant before commencing Nurse training in 1991. After qualifying as an Adult Nurse in 1994 I worked at a large hospital in Oxfordshire before returning to Norfolk to train as a Midwife. I worked as a qualified midwife in Norfolk for a few years until deciding to train as a School Nurse as I was keen to specialise in public health. I worked for the local community Trust, initially as a School Nurse, then a School Nurse Practice Teacher until finally being promoted to Team Team Leader of both School Nursing and Health Visiting in a specific locality. Within this role I developed skills in safeguarding children supervision and leadership. In 2013 I was successful in applying to do the MSc Clinical Research degree funded by the National Institute of Health Research. The course widened my horizons of the scope of nursing and research and enabled me to re-evaluate my nursing career. I successfully applied for a Lecturer in Nursing Sciences post at the UEA which began in late 2014. I am currently Module Organiser for Module 3 (Health and Wellbeing) on the BSc Nursing programme, and also for Module 1 (Promoting Community and Public Health) on the MSc Adult Nursing programme. I have also recently taken the role of Course Director for Adult Field Nursing (January cohorts).