Gillian is the field lead for the Mental Health MSc; she teaches across a range of subjects on the Pre-Registration Mental Health MSc and BSc programs. Gillian is a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also supervises postgraduate projects supporting advanced practice.
Research interests include: care of people with personality disorder, non suicidal self injury along with pathways and outcomes in healthcare.
Gill has been a Mental Health Nurse for over 20 years. She began her career in forensic services and undertook a variety of roles including ward management and community forensic practice. Gill went onto manage a community mental health team for four years before moving onto a Service Improvement role in Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
- Diploma Nursing Mental Health with Pre-registration: UCLan, 1996
- MSc Forensic Behavioural Science: The University of Liverpool, 2000
- PG Cert Professional Practice (Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning): Lancaster University, 2011, with Merit
- PG Cert in Health & Social Care Education: The University of Central Lancashire, December 2019, with Distinction
- MBIE Member of the British Institute of Embalmers: British Institute of Embalmers: Certificate in Embalming, 1993
- National Association of Funeral Directors: Diploma in Funeral Directing, 1989
- Mental Health Nursing
- Co-chair of the English section of the European Care Pathway Association EPA.