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Julie Blundell

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

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Julie Blundell

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Julie completed her BSc in Nursing at the University of Stirling, Scotland in 2012 and then went to work as a Staff  Nurse in the Acute Medical Setting at Southampton General Hospital.  Following this Julie moved back to Bury St Edmunds where she worked briefly in the Outpatients department at the private BMI Hospital.  Julie later returned to the NHS and worked as a staff nurse at the local hospital in Bury St Edmunds where she gained essential experience working in the medical and emergency assessment setting.

Julie was then employed as a Clinical Research Nurse at the West Suffolk Hospital.  Julie enjoyed this role and worked on a range of studies including areas in Dermatology, Respiratory, Cardiology and Rheumatology.  Julie played a fundamental role in the success of a pilot study to increase collaboration between secondary care research and primary care research.  The findings from this study were presented by Julie at the NHS Forum in Wales.

Throughout her career Julie has enjoyed advancing her knowledge and skills.  Her additional roles have including acting as the link ANTT nurse at Southampton General Hospital and working with the education team at the West Suffolk Hospital to deliver training to newly qualified nurses.  Julie has also successfully completed her own training as a practice assessor for student nurses.

Julie joined the University of Suffolk as a lecturer in adult nursing in January 2021 and continues to offer her services as a bank nurse for the West Suffolk Hospital.