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Before entering nursing I undertook an undergraduate degree in Social and Economic History at the University of Wales. I then trained and qualified as a general nurse and a mental health nurse. In 1987 until 1990 I worked and lived in Australia . Here I worked in a private facility for mental health problems and then I had a post in a remote Aborignal hospital in Western Australia where I worked as a general nurse. On return to the UK I obtained a post as team leader at the Regional Secure Unit at Prestwich in Mancheter. Whilst in this post I undertook an Msc in Nursing and researched staff attitudes to self harm. I began working at the University of Salford in 1994. I teach across all levels of nursing and health care.
My research interests and expertise include-
Working with people who self harm
Working with women with eating disorders
Transcultural issues in nursing and health care
Using problem based learning and action learning - in education and practice.
Lay beliefs about health and illness.
Title of study
Ordinary people - extraordinary voices' An investigation of ordinary people views about mental health and illness.