Colin initially trained as an orthopaedic nurse before qualifying as an adult nurse in the 1980s. Following completion of a return to practice course in 2003 he undertook various management roles in orthopaedic trauma. Following a spell working in the Channel Isles he taught for the Open University and London South Bank University.
Colin completed an MA in Practice Education with a study of recruitment and retention of nursing staff in island communities. He is currently undertaking a doctoral study examining the process of learning to make clinical decisions in challenging situations.Colin is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing.
Recent Conference Presentations
March 2017 RCN National Education Conference
- Using simulation to develop clinical decision making skills
July 2018 RCN Orthopaedic Nursing Conference
- The future of orthopaedic nursing as a speciality
November 2018 ASPiH International Simulation Conference
- Use of a Virtual Reality device for basic life support training