Peter joined the team at the University of Suffolk straight from clinical practice with a background in emergency and critical care in the acute setting. Peters’ practice has been underpinned by a clinical pedagogy assembled from his MSc in Adult Nursing Practice and Honours Degree in Public Service.
Peters’ first experience in clinical practice came in 2007 working in the then newly designated Major Trauma Centre for East Anglia at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. This exposure cemented his enthusiasm for critical care, shaping his career to date. Peter used his MSc to explore cutting edge developments in nurse lead care with a special interest in Intensive Care and Burns Management at the St Andrew’s Centre for Burns in Essex. Peter has also worked with the BBC reflecting on issues surrounding the culture and content of nurse training for national programming. Completing his MSc with a research proposal into the effectiveness of nurse lead care-planning in end of life, Peter joined the team in acute medicine at the West Suffolk Hospital.
Working at the fore of acute care delivery Peter worked with a cross-speciality team to care for and treat acutely and critically unwell patients. Here, Peter developed a niche for teaching on the care of the critically ill person. Peter continues to work closely with the critical care services, the East of England Ambulance Service and as a member of the Resuscitation Council UK as an Immediate Life Support (ILS) Candidate Instructor, qualified to provide pan-professional training across the UK.
Fresh from the acute setting, Peter is relishing the opportunity to work with emerging healthcare professionals at the University of Suffolk and will commence his post-graduate certificate in education for health and social care professionals in the coming year. Peter is teaching on acute care modules and clinical skills.