Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies (RGN). Specialist Community Practitioner in General Practice Nursing (Msc ANP)
I qualified as a nurse in 2003 from Manchester University and worked in primary care in areas of high deprivation in central Manchester where I developed an interest in addressing health inequalities and undertook further postgraduate study in substance misuse.
In 2010 I moved into general practice nursing, and further deepened my passion for marginalised groups whilst working in a busy urban surgery. On moving to Brighton in 2012 I was delighted to join the team at Brighton Homeless Healthcare as lead nurse, a position I still hold now. I am very passionate about helping people engage with healthcare and thinking creatively about how that is better achieved for vulnerable people in society.
I completed a master’s degree at Brighton University in Community Specialist Practitioner in General Practice Nursing (ANP MA) in 2017.
I am a director of Arch because I am keen to help shape and develop services that are compassionate and caring and meet the needs of people who often feel excluded from healthcare provision.