I am a Lecturer of Nursing at Edinburgh Napier University. I have a nursing degree with Honours from the University of Liverpool, which allowed me to qualify as a registered Adult Nurse in 2004. Post qualifying, I have practiced as a registered nurse within emergency medicine. I returned to academia in 2007 and undertook two MSc’s – one in applied social research and one in criminology before going on to complete a PhD at The University of Stirling in 2011. My research interests include: the working conditions of nurses, the nursing workforce, street-level bureaucracy, nurse’s use of discretion and health reporting in the media. I have methodological expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods, using a range of research designs including: thematic qualitative analysis secondary analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data and media analysis. I currently lead the ‘Bullying and Workplace Violence’ work-stream 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. I have completed a postgraduate certificate in teaching learning in higher education and I am a recognised teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am involved in research-led teaching delivered across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at home and internationally, specifically around research methods/evidence-based practice, clinical research, academic argument/writing, clinical skills and health & social care integration.