June 1983Diploma in Nursing - London University

July 1994BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies 2:1 - University of Hertfordshire

July 1998 - MSc in Nursing with Education - South Bank University

June 2008 - Doctorate in Professional Studies, (Accreditation in Work Based Learning) Middlesex University. Project entitled: ‘Assessment and Facilitation

in Accreditation: Experiential Learning in the Undergraduate Work Based Learning Programme’.

Since completing my own DProf I have been increasingly involved in advising doctoral candidates, both in Health and Education, with regard to designing

research projects and navigating the programme processes in order to progress. My teaching role includes staff development in relation to WBL across

the university and in December 2008 I was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship and in June 2010 I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.

In my previous role as Head of Academic Operations the majority of teaching was staff development across schools in the University and colleagues in

WBL.I made a significant contribution to the teaching and learning resources used by the IWBL and updated several of the resource packs, with plans for

further development of materials. As director I am currently overseeing a project to review the content and presentation of all teaching resources within the

IWBL as part of the CEWBL project.

Pedagogic Interests

Work Based Learning Projects: facilitation, learning through project work, scoping projects within credit frameworks – joint projects with OU CETL

Educational evaluation: I have undertaken and initiated evaluation projects of discreet educational programmes; Manchester Internship project, Royal Free

Cross Organisational Working, IWBL WBS programme,

Accreditation of learning: facilitation of learning through reflection. Pursued by attendance at SEEC Workshops (Southern England Consortium for credit

accumulation and transfer) and working with IWBL

Writing resource packs to support delivery of WBL modules, WBL facilitator guides for new staff, induction packs, guidance for accreditation etc,

Design of a skills training package, including work place assessment framework, in partnership with Community practitioners, resulting in a Middlesex

University accredited course for Health Care Assistants in General Practice (1998).  

Research interests include:

Educational Evaluation, Accreditation of experiential learning, Work based projects and the insider researcher, Facilitation of student/adult learning in Primary

Health care. Open and distance learning. Extended nursing roles, Learning through work and reflection. Professional practice