I have been qualified as a Children's Nurse since 1997, and in that time I have worked in a variety of nursing areas pertinent to Children's Nursing. This has included neonatal, general paediatrics, paediatric oncology, paediatric outpatients, and public health nursing as a School Nurse. I have recently moved into academia as I wish to follow this career path.
I completed a research dissertation for my MSc in 2013 using IPA methodology investigating the role of the qualified Children's Nurse in relation to practice within child protection processes - namely child protection medicals. In the future it is my intention to undertake further research likely in qualitative methodology. I am also interested in undertaking further study with the view to obtaining a Ph.D in due course.