Academic Background

               Katie has over 20 years clinical practice in the NHS, working as a Health Visitor (SCPHN). In this role, she worked in various settings from very rural areas to a multicultural inner city location with high deprivation indices. Her role involved managing complex situations, with an emphasis on identifying and safeguarding vulnerable children, young people and families, as well as working closely with at-risk or deprived groups. Public Health and health promotion underpinned all her work with families.  She qualified as a Practice Teacher for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) students where she provided learning opportunities for students including teaching, assessing, supervising and mentoring them while on placement.

               She also has experience of working as a Safeguarding Children’s Trainer in Local Commissioning Services where she designed and delivered training across the health economy including GP’s and where she sat on the Workforce Strategy Group of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). Continuing this interest in Child Protection led Katie to work as a Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children.  In this role, she provided specialist advice, supervision and support to health staff in primary and mental health care settings.

            Katie is a registered teacher with the NMC and has worked in a number of Higher Education Institutions, where she has been a Module Lead, Pathway Lead and a Programme Lead for a Foundation Degree. In 2015, she gained her Masters degree in Childcare Law and Practice at Keele University where her dissertation won the Brown Jacobson Prize. She is currently a Module Organiser for the BSc Adult Nursing, Admissions Tutor and the Safeguarding Children Lead for the School of Health Sciences.

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