I completed my Registered Nurse training whilst serving in The Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service in 1992.
I commenced my career as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner in 1998. I have gained experience of working in Emergency Departments along with nurse led Minor Injury Units and Walk-in-Centres, all in England. I have also worked as an Expedition Medic for three months with Raleigh International in Chile.
A long held desire to work and live in Australia took me to my current position where I have been since 2007. Alongside my role in the Emergency Department I have an adjunct Lecturers position with the University of South Australia and University of Adelaide.
It's a privilege to work as the Chair for the South Australian Branch of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. I am looking forward to moving the profession forward and continuing to advocate and support the work that we do in South Australia. It's an exciting time to be a Nurse Practitioner in Australia and it's an honour to be involved with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners at this level.
Away from work I am married and have a two year old daughter. I enjoy cycling and travelling.