Wendy Osborne

Lecturer

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB317

+44 (0) 1772 89 1710

wosborne1@uclan.ac.uk

Wendy has extensive experience of nursing in the NHS both in the clinical and research settings and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and participating in educating the future workforce.

Full Profile

Wendy has moved into this new role as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing in March 2019, following a 22 year career as a nurse in the NHS. Having qualified in Edinburgh in 1997, Wendy subsequently spent 9 years working clinically. This was predominantly in cardiology, coronary care and high dependency settings. 

In 2006, Wendy moved into a Research Sister post in cardiology, working across sites at NHS Lothian in Edinburgh. This post fuelled her interest in ensuring patients were given access to research opportunities to complement their clinical pathway. Since 2006, Wendy has worked in both cardiology and neurology research settings, managing the research teams in Edinburgh, Manchester and Salford. 2014 saw a move into the Lead Research Nurse role at Salford and in this role Wendy subsequently obtained an NIHR funded MSc place at Leeds University completing with a PG Dipl. In 2018. 

Wendy has always had an interest in education throughout her nursing career, but it was her return to education as a student in 2015 that re-ignited the passion and led her to this post.  In February 2019, Wendy was fortunate to be offered the role of Lecturer in Adult Nursing at UCLan, and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience and contribute to the training, developing and support of nurses of the future.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh- January 1997
  • BSc in Nursing, Napier university, Edinburgh- 2002
  • Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Critical Care Nursing, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh- 2002
  • Pg. Diploma in Clinical Research Methods, University of Leeds- June 2018