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Sharon has been nursing in the NHS for over twenty years, starting her career in staff nurse positions in both surgical and medical areas. Sharon always had a passion to make a difference to patient care and from early in her career recognised the importance and influence of educati...

Willie Cruickshank spent 26 years as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force before leaving the service, moving in to the health & care sector and establishing the Norfolk Health Innovation & Education Cluster in 2010. Although, as Director of the Norfolk & Suffolk Demen...

Career Overview Lee trained as a general nurse at Ipswich Hospital and once qualified held a position within acute and critical care. This lead to an interest in the pre-hospital field and a career move to the Suffolk Ambulance Service (now East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trus...

Noreen is an experienced clinician, having specialised in oncology, with a strong scientific and research background.  She has worked in several senior nursing roles within health and social care across the UK, Australia and Ireland.  She is passionate about putting the pati...

Mónica is a Research Associate at the School of Health and Sports Science. She finished her PhD in early onset dementia in 2020 at the University of Edinburgh and her previous degrees include an MSc in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc with...

I grew up in the Philippines, which was a wonderful experience, but I found myself at 17 with no goals, poor grades, and what felt like bleak prospects ahead of me. I then bucked my ideas up and forced myself to work as hard as I could for my last year of high school, where I recogn...

Mel qualified as an Adult Nurse in 2000 following completion of the BSc (Hons) pre-registration adult nursing degree, and gained her Teaching, Assessing and Supervision in Clinical Practice qualification in 2002.  Mel achieved her Diploma in professional studies in Acute Care in 20...

Jo is the Course Leader for the BSc Midwifery (shortened) programme but teaches across all midwifery modules and programmes. ...

Dr Paul Driscoll-Evans qualified as an Adult Health Nurse in 2003.  Initially he practiced in oncology/palliative care and quickly specialised in the field of HIV and sexual health care.  As part of this role Paul worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital developing expertise in chi...

Career Overview Claire joined as an Administrator in the Faculty of Health and Science in August 2012. Prior to this, Claire spent four and a half years working in the NHS as an Administrator in a number of fields including Research and Development and Community Healthcare. ...

Sport and Exercise Science graduate, Tom Fairbrother, has completed his tenth marathon of 2016 to raise awareness of eating disorders in males for Beat – the UK’s eating disorder charity. On New Year’s Eve, the Suffolk-born runner started his ‘Tom Runs Ten’ challenge to r...

Career Overview Tracy qualified as an Adult Nurse in 1998 and began working at the Ipswich Hospital. She has worked in a variety of areas including ITU, and trauma and orthopaedics before finding her area of specialism working on the Acute Medical Unit. Tracy then completed an 18-mo...

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