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.
Teaching Fellow Lead – Recruitment & Retention, member of School Senior Team, Teaching Fellow School Responsibilities: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 GroupCurriculum Development Group Undergraduate Course Board Undergraduate Exam Board School Placement Group School Board Teaching: Cohort Lead , Academic Mentor and Module Coordinator Research: Pre-Nursing Scholarship Pilot for Remote and Rural Areas
My research interest focuses on Nursing Education. I am currently evaluating Recruitment and Retention strategies for the generation of the future nursing workforce. These strategies involve partnerships with both primary and Secondary Schools to facilitate young peoples career choice