Gillian has been a senior lecturer at UCLan since November 2016 and teaches across a wide range of subjects within the Health Sciences portfolio. She predominantly teaches within the Non Medical Prescribing programme, as well as other community health related modules. Her background as a District Nurse followed by her extensive experience working as an Advanced Practitioner within Palliative Medicine, has resulted in her being well placed to teach on various module. Gillian also is a train the trainer for advanced communication skills whereby working collaboratively with other lecturers delivers workshops to senior clinical staff on a regular basis. Gillian is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Gillians main responsibilities lie within the Family and Public Health team delivering teaching across a range of modules including Same day consultations, non-medical prescribing, Specialist Community Practitioner courses and Advanced Practice.
Prior to joining UCLan, Gillian worked within Palliative Care. Upon gaining the Community Specialist Practitioner qualification, she joined a local hospice as team leader for the hospice at home team. From there she moved to a Macmillan Nurse post, providing specialist palliative and end of life care for patients predominantly within the community setting. Gillian joined UCLan following a brief spell of working as a Clinical Services manager within a local hospice.