I am a Reader and Director of the Nurses' Lives Research Programme in the School of Health & Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University. The Nurses' Lives Research Programme does research to better understand nurses' health and careers. Our mission is to deliver better evidence about nurses to drive better education and support for nurses.
I hold a First Class MA (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Glasgow (2002), for which I was awarded the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) University Medal, a PhD in Human Geography, also from Glasgow (2006), and a Postgraduate Certificate (Academic Practice) from the University of Stirling (2014).
Before joining the team at Edinburgh Napier in January 2015, I held academic appointments at the Universities of Glasgow (2005-2006), Lancaster (2006-2007), Manchester (2008-2010), and Stirling (2010-2014), and was a Visiting Researcher at The University of Auckland, New Zealand (2007).