By way of introduction, I am a Nurse Practitioner. I am the Nursing Services Director of Healthcare United, a wound, diabetes and chronic disease consultancy company.
I completed my Master of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner endorsed under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency; Acute and Supportive Care, Primary Care and Aged Care notation.
I have worked in General Practice in various capacities in the north-west suburbs since 2006. I have also been affiliated with The Alfred Hospital and The Northern Hospital as a clinical facilitator, and a Lecturer for La Trobe University and RMIT undergraduates’ 2nd and 3rd year nursing, osteopath, chiropractic and medical students since 2012. Along with recently, Swinburne University in their new innovative, flip classroom, Bachelor of Nursing course developing curriculum, convening the 1st year.
I have broad expertise in Wound Management, Diabetes Education and Women's Health, with Postgraduate Certificates from LaTrobe, Mayfield and Melbourne University. I am currently undertaking my PhD through LaTrobe Univeristy, in the factors that affect patient concordance in compression therapy with patients who have diagnosed venous leg ulcers.
My special interest is to decrease the burden of chronic disease in General Practice, Aged Care and decrease unnecessary acute care admissions. I believe in creating access and continuity of care assists, along with expertise, in chronic disease management and the healthcare system.
In furthering this endeavour, I have also been appointed as the Chair for the Wounds Australia Membership Portfolio and work with aged care facilities, community groups and hospitals to bring meaningful and mindfullness to policy, procedures and practice.
I am also an international and domestic speaker with articles published and a scoping literature review on the way.
To find out more about Healthcare United visit: www.healthcareunited.com.au