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Qualifications

RN, BNurs (Hons), Cardiff 1989
PGCertEd, Bangor 1993
Advanced Trauma Life Support, North Glamorgan NHS Trust 2003
MSc Professional Practice, University of Glamorgan, 2009

About

Having completed my undergraduate studies at the University Of Wales College Of Medicine in 1989, I held a range of clinical posts in trauma and intensive care nursing across the UK.
I have a long history of involvement in wilderness emergency care. I currently undertake voluntary service with local mountain rescue teams and act as a regional training officer in casualty care for the South Wales Search and Rescue Association. In the past I have been on the emergency care teaching faculty at the National Mountain Centre, Plas y Brenin, Gwynedd, Wales.
I joined the University of Glamorgan in 1998 and am currently a senior lecturer in disaster health care based in the Faculty of Health Sport & Science. My teaching duties cover both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in general nursing, critcal and emergency care, and disaster healthcare.
I have a long standing interest is in the use of simulation in healthcare education, being a founder member of the Health Education Research Group and deputy theme leader for Auster and Unsupported Care Environments research.
I currently hold the post of Course Leader, MSc Disaster Healthcare.

Experience

In 2006 I was seconded to the non-government organisation EMRGENCY, working in a surgical centre in Kabul as senior trauma nurse. The clincal work involved the provision of medical care to civilian victims of war. During this time I was also responsible for a nursing development programme aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills of the local healthcare workforce.

Responsibilities

Award Leader MSc Disaster Healthcare

Publications

The use of actigraph technology to monitor the sleep of the critically ill “Development of Professional Practice, Welsh National Board Occasional Papers”, Issue 5 (March 2001)
Healthcare practitioners� knowledge & use of tympanic thermometry “Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology” 2006 30(4)
Health economics: what value to the theatre practitioner? “Journal of Perioperative Practice” 2009 19(3)
Homeostasis in “Nursing Knowledge and Practice” ed. Malik, Hall & Howard 2009 (2nd ed) Edinburgh, Elsevier
Mapping the disaster vulnerability of the older person International “Journal of Older Persons Nursing” 2010 5 (1)
Interprofessional Education for Disaster Healthcare in “Interprofessional Education in Wales:case studies in health & social care” 2010 London, The Higher Education Academy

Presentations & papers

“Sleep Activity in the Critically Ill”, British Association of Critical Care Nurses, Bournemouth 2001
“Trauma care in unsupported environments”, Association of Orthopaedic Technicians, UWIC, Cardiff, June 2002
“Critical care skills for ward nurses � a collaborative project”, Celebrating Practice, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Bridgend, Sept 2002
“Temperature Measurement Practice in Health Care”, Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine, York 2004
“The Unique Contribution of Nursing to Disaster Response”, Institute of Health Studies, Kabul, Afghanistan June, 2006
“Developing Critical Care Nurses in Afghanistan”, International Nursing Day, �resund University, Copenhagen, Denmark Nov 2007
“Health Care in Disasters”, Managing Disasters International, Newcastle upon Tyne, September 2007
“Bioterrorism Simulations”, HPSN, Mainz, Germany Nov 2007
“Post-disaster capacity building in care of the chronically ill in post-disaster settings” Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong July 2008
“Economics, Ethics and Empirics in Disaster Care”, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong July 2008
“Developing critical care nurses in an enduring disaster” Chief Nurse for Wales Showcase Conference, Cardiff, UK August 2008
“Simulating bomb and blast injury”, HPSN Europe, Mainz Germany November 2008
“Care of the chronically ill in post disaster settings”, Society of Emergency Planners, March 2009 Llandrindod Wells, UK
“Nursing, disaster & ethics” University of West China, Sichuan PR China, July 2009
“The Problem of health care Ethics in disaster response” Dealing with Disasters International Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal Nov 2009
“Nature of older person disaster vulnerability” Community Engagement: paving the way to optimal health, Wuhan, PR China, April 2010

External

International advisor to Nurse Emergency Preparedness Education Coalition, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA 2007 onwards
Healthcare systems contingency planning and post-tornado recovery, Vanderbilt University Feb 2008
Curriculum planning for disaster response education, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong July 2008
Advisor to Welsh Humanitarian Assistance sub-committee of the Welsh Resilience Forum, Welsh Assembly Government, 2008
Invited participant ESRC Seminar on Disaster Education in the UK
External consultant, Disaster Nursing Intensive Programme, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and West China University collaborative project, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China July 2009

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