I became a full time member of the academic team at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007. I completed the PgC Learning &Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) in 2007. In 2009 I was seconded on a 0.5 basis as a Research Associate at GCU to a Queen’s Nursing Institute of Scotland (QNIS) funded project entitled “Developing an intervention to promote partnerships between cared for individuals, family carers and community nurses”. I commenced the Professional Doctorate for Health and Social Care Professionals programme in 2010 and am currently completing the data analysis stage for my project entitled “Climbing the ladder: Supporting consumers to become active research partners in the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group”. I was recently appointed as one of the Community and Public Engagement Fellows within the School of Health and Life Sciences.
My main teaching responsibility is in the field of public health. I have experience in leading a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level including MSc Public Health, MSc Community Health and BSc /BSc (Hons) Community Health. I continue to regularly teach on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme and on modules across the MSc Health and Social Care Framework. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.