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My main research interest is Heart Failure (HF), in particular patients with advanced HF symptoms and those with an implanted device (i.e. ICD). Currently I lead on two European projects, the project named PASSION-HF aims to develop an e-health device to support patients self-manage medications and lifestyle choices. I also contribute expertise in two regionally funded projects. I have published in high impact journals and lead author of the recently published position statement by the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology on ‘integrating a palliative approach into HF management’. 


My teaching experience spans both undergraduate and postgraduate modules. I have been tutorial lead for a number of years for year 3 students, most recently the Evidence Based Nursing module in December 2020. In the forthcoming year ( 2021-2022) I will be module coordinator for the Applied Pharmacology for Nursing Practice.   

Over the past year I had the opportunity to coordinate and teach the Applied Research & Statistics in Healthcare module of the new Masters in Nursing programme at MBRU. Due to the pandemic innovative 'blended' teaching methods were required, which were positively reviewed by the students. I have also contributed clinical heart failure knowledge and expertise to the Specialist and shost courses in Cardiology within SONM.  

In October 2020, I was appointed as Programme coordinator for the Nurse & Midwifery Prescribing programme & Module coordinator for Prescribing in Practice (2020-2021). With a revised NMC curriculum and standards, this intensive course provides nurses the knowledge and skills to make a significant impact on patient care. 

Finally I am an  External Examiner for 'Specialist Nursing' Trinity College, Dublin (2020)   


Career History

Job Title: Lecturer (Teaching & Research) 

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Date of Appointment: 1st September 2018

Adjunct Assistant Professor: School of Nursing & Midwifery MBRU ( 1st June 2020- 31st May 2022)

Academic Qualifications

Qualifications                                      Institution                      Year

BSc. (Hons) degree in Nursing                University of Ulster          1991

Independent & Supplementary Prescriber    QUB                            2005

MSc. in Nursing                                         QUB                            2006

PhD in Nursing                                       Ulster University             2015 


Professional Membership/Affiliations

Nursing and Midwifery Council, Pin: 86J0136N

Registered Nurse, Adult 15th September 1990

Nurse independent/Supplementary Prescriber 14th October 2015                              




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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