Career History

  • Senior Sister, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Atkinson
  • Morley’s Hospital, London. 1979 to 1988
  • Clinical Lecturer, South Bank University, 1988 to 1992

Academic Background

  • BA (Hons) Engilsh – London, 1991
  • MA (Lond)  Medical Ethics and Law  1993
  • PGCE Greenwich, 1997
     

Key Research Interests

I am interested in the impact of the new Human Tissue Act 2004 on organ and tissue donation. Effects of Alder Hey and Bristol are being looked into and effects of loss of public confidence in health care delivery generally and its relationship to this issue.

Additionally, a year along the line, 2008, the impact of the new Mental Capacity Act 2005 after its implementation in April 2007 will be explored – its ability to enable us to reflect in advance on these matters.

Teaching Interests

  • My main teaching interests are in health care ethics and law, all aspects, but in particular confidentiality, data protection, research ethics, organ and tissue transplantation and donation, ethical and legal issues at the end of life: euthanasia, refusal of treatment – anticipatory and contemporaneous; withdrawal/withholding treatment and artificial nutrition and hydration.
  • Teaching pre-and post registration nurses health care ethics and law on many different units of learning within the School at levels 2, 3, and 4.
  • Teaching Dip HE Paramedic students the above
  • Teaching Emergency Care Practitioners the above
  • Leading the Health Care Law Unit at level 3, and providing the bulk of taught sessions within this
  • Leading the Health Care Ethics Unit at level 3 and providing the bulk of teaching within this.
     

Professional Activities

  • Clinical links role
  • Educational audit activities
  • Full time career as nurse prior to full time teaching

Administrative Posts

  • Member of Exam Board
  • Member of SAG.
  • Appraiser - following training next Spring.