Appointed as a partner governor for the Trust in February 2016
My role is multifaceted. I am currently a deputy Head of Department within the Faculty of Education and Health, Principal lecturer and also the Pre-Registration Midwifery programme leader at the University of Greenwich based in Eltham, South East London.
I have worked at the university since 2000 where I teach on Midwifery and shared Nursing and Midwifery courses, and also on the paramedic science programme in areas such as midwifery skills, practice, and research.
My background was working as a Registered General Nurse in the operating department in Maidstone for 10 years. Then after gaining my Registered Midwifery qualification, I worked as a midwife in a London teaching hospital as well as locally in Sidcup for 6 years before moving into higher education.
My clinical background and interests are diverse with interests within high risk critical care support and well as quality assurance. I jointly edited a book entitled 'Critical care in childbearing for midwives'.
Why did you become a governor?
I was asked to represent the University of Greenwich as a partner governor on the board in Spring 2016.
The University of Greenwich is based at Medway as well as in South East London.
We currently place Adult Nursing and Midwifery students at Medway hospital. It is therefore important to fully engage with the trust ensuring that our students become ambassadors of both parties (trust and university) through their journey to newly qualified practitioners and onwards in their future careers.
What do you plan to achieve?
As part of a local University serving the local population and their needs, I would like to bring my experience surrounding education to support the trust and to ensure that all educational needs are met ensuring that best evidence/ research based patient /client care is delivered
- Quality assurance