I commenced Nurse training at the Western Infirmary Glasgow in January 1972. I held a staff nurse post for 1 year in the Haematology Unit before commencing Midwifery training at the Queen Mothers hospital, Glasgow. I returned as a Ward Sister to the Western Infirmary in 1977, where I took up my post in Acute Professorial Medical Receiving Unit. I remained in this post until 1992. During this time I also obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences (Glasgow Caledonian University).
In 1992 I commenced a post as Nursing Audit Facilitator with Highland Health Board. During this time I obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Research before completing a Masters In Medical Education ( Dundee University). In 1996 I achieved my Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Strathclyde University). In 1996 I became a teaching Fellow with the University of Stirling within the Nursing Department.
Lead – Recruitment & Retention, member of School Senior Team, Teaching Fellow
Cohort Lead; Module Coordinator; Adviser of Studies
I am on the following Committees:
Chair of Recruitment and Retention Committee for the School
NHS Education for Scotland Recruitment and Retention Sub Group
Curriculum Development Group
Undergraduate Course Board
Undergraduate Exam Board
School Placement Group
Cohort Lead , Academic Mentor and Module Coordinator Research: Pre-Nursing Scholarship Pilot for Remote and Rural Areas