Gabby has worked as a lecturer in the UEA School of Health Sciences (formerly Nursing Sciences) since 2009. She trained as an adult nurse at St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in London 1992-1995 and immediately established a strong clinical interest in colorectal and stoma care, fostered by working at St Mark’s Hospital and in the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation at The Royal London Hospital. Gabby was appointed in 1997 as a clinical nurse specialist in colorectal and stoma care at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, in which capacity she continues to work on an honorary contract for one to two days per month. Remaining clinically involved in this specialist area is central to Gabby’s teaching and research practice.

As a natural extension of her clinical and academic interest in colorectal and stoma care nursing, Gabby is East Anglian Chapter Representative and Chair of the Association of Coloproctology Nurses, nurse representative on the Research & Audit Committee for the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland, member of the Grant Awards Committee for Bowel & Cancer Research and member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Colorectal Disease. She is also module organiser for a 40-credit, online, level 7 module in Advanced Stoma Care, which was awarded the Association of Stoma Care Nurses (UK) Chair's Award for Innovation in 2019.

Gabby is Course Director and Distance Learning Pathway Lead for the School of Health Science's MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme.

Academic Background

Gabby has worked as a lecturer in the UEA School of Health Sciences (formerly Nursing Sciences) since 2009 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She completed a first degree in Modern European Studies at Nottingham Trent University and another in 1999 in Nursing Practice at UEA. She has since obtained an MSc in Health Sciences, an MA in Higher Education Practice and a PhD, all from UEA. 

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