Sue is an experienced Accident and Emergency Nurse and hospital manager currently registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council. Sue has written several book chapters on clinical skills. Sue predominantly teaches on the pre-registration nursing programmes as well as the Return to Practice Course. In recognition of her contribution to teaching Sue is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Sue has run several large pre-registration modules and courses. Sue has also taught across many disciplines including Medicine, Dentistry , Physiotherapy and Midwifery. Sue has helped develop many of the current curriculum including the University of Central Lancashire Medical School. Sue assists with academic quality assurance activities such as reviewing the standards of courses throughout the university and conducting Fitness to Practice investigations. Sue has also researched the use of teaching nurses how to use clinical digital systems.
Sue commenced her career in nursing in the UK before moving to Australia where she worked in the Accident and Emergency department in a mining town in the Outback, before moving on to manage 6 wards and then running the hospital after hours. Sue then moved to New Zealand working in a busy Accident and Emergency department in Auckland before moving in to teaching. On her return to the UK, Sue commenced teaching at the University of Central Lancashire. Sue’s passion is trying to improve the health of all. While working with Accident and Emergency Sue increased her skills by completing a certificate in Emergency Nursing in order to give her patients the best care possible. She has also just completed a PhD examining how nurses make clinical decisions about measuring vital signs when monitoring the acutely ill patient, and the organisational factors that may affect their decisions. Teaching at UCLan has enabled Sue to not only pass on her extensive knowledge to students but also to be involved in many other initiatives. These have included guiding parliament on teaching for national and individual energy saving programmes, being a member of the steering committee of Best Bar None, Wigan, a national award scheme supported by the Home Office in planning initiatives responsible for management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. Sue is currently on a task force working with the Department of International Trade setting up research and ultimately encouraging trade between Chile and the UK. Sue has also been advising a large corporation with 12 million customers a week on how to decrease the risk of community acquired infections.
- PhD, University of Manchester, UK, 2020.
- MBA , University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2006
- Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2010
- Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, 2002
- Graduate Diploma in Business, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 2000
- Bachelor of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, 1996
- Registered General Nurse, Kings College Hospital, London, 1986
- Clinical skills
- Patient safety
- Change management
- Registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a Registered General Nurse and Teacher
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy