Stella has been a Registered General Nurse since 1979 and has practiced within Emergency Surgical Units, Macmillan and Community nursing in Greater London and Suffolk. She graduated as a Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse in 2006 and has additional post graduate qualifications in Health Visiting and Nurse prescribing. She has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Education and holds a Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA). With a commitment and passion for safeguarding children, Stella also completed the Institute of Health Visiting Contemporary Issues in Safeguarding and Child Protection Champions Training.
As the Specialist Safeguarding Lead Health Professional, Stella was pivotal in establishing health strategies, protocols and practice within a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub in Greater London. She joined the UoS School of Health in 2015 and maintains currency of ever emerging safeguarding issues, through continued Part Time practice within MASH.
Stella lectures on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme for Health Visiting and School Nursing at degree and masters’ level and also supports academic learning in District Nursing, Radiotherapy and Allied Health programmes. As a Professional Academic Adviser, Stella also works closely with Practice Teachers and students in practice placements, within Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Stella is the module lead for the Healthy Child Programme and holds expertise in safeguarding children and working with complex families.