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MSc Education-working towards; BSc Community Health Studies (Distinction); Specialist Practitioner Practice Nursing; PGCE; A1 Assessors Award; Reproductive Health and Family Planning Diploma; Respiratory Health Diploma; Certificate in Professional Practice; Cervical Cytology & Breast Screening Certificate; Promotion & Maintenance of Health Certificate; RGN.


University of Glamorgan Winner of Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Award for ‘Demonstrating Excellence in Academic Leadership’ (2010) – Faculty of Health, Sport & Science

Primary Health Care & Practice Nursing,
Healthcare Support Worker Education and Development
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing,
Community Health Studies,
Reproductive Health & Family Planning,
Diabetes, Travel Health & Immunisation,
Respiratory Health & Coronary Heart Disease.


Senior Lecturer University of Glamorgan (2005-present date)
Nurse Facilitator Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Health Board (2003-2005)
Senior Practice Nurse (FT)(1997-2003)
Practice Nurse (PT)(1991-1997)
District Nurse (PT) Cardiff Community Healthcare Trust (1989-1997)
Staff Nurse University Hospital of Wales (1984-1989)
Registered General Nurse Training South Glamorgan Health Authority (1981-1984)


Award Leader – Certificate in Higher Education Health Care Nursing Support Worker Education (former Project Lead).
Module Manager Cert HE Health Care Nursing Support Worker Education (Care of the Dependent Person; Individual Professional Growth).
Module Manager Specialist Community Public Health Nursing -Lifespan Development (School Nurses, Health Visitors & Occupational Health Nurses BSc & MSc Levels).
Personal Tutor & Academic Supervisor: Pre Registration Nursing Students, Health Care Support Worker Students, Practice Nurses, School Nurses, Health Visitors, Occupational Health Nurses.
Community Placement Audits (Southern Circuit)


Smith, J (2008) Joanne Smith: back to her roots. Practice Nursing, Vol 19, No 8 p 418.


Welsh Practice Nurse Association Committee Member
Welsh Practice Nurse Association Committee(Secretary 2005-2009)
Nurse (Non Officer)Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Health Board (2005-2009)
Cytology Screening Wales Assessor
Member of SEW Primary Care Nurse Audit Group
Primary Care Premises Strategy Team Member


Research Interests:

Health Care Support Worker Education and Its Impact on Clinical Practice.
Health Care Support Worker Education and Impact on Student/Mentor/MDT Relationship
Practice Nursing – Perceptions on Role Development Since the Introduction of the New General Medical Services Contract (2004)

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