I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and have successfully completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) qualification.

I have supervised a number of MSc and BMedSci students, with their dissertation projects. Several have gone on to present their results at national and international events or have submitted their research to peer reviewed journals, whilst others have won awards for best research project in their year (2020 and 2021). I am also currently co-supervisor of MSc and PhD students.

I previously was Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine and taught on the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine and MSc Applied Sports and Exercise Medicine courses. I was convenor for the ‘Research Methods for Sports and Exercise Medicine’ and ‘Common Sporting Injuries: An Evidence Base’, ‘Physical Activity Epidemiology’, ‘Qualitative Methodology and Analysis’, and  ‘Project and Dissertation: Sports and Exercise Medicine’ modules.

I am currently the module convenor for the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) module for BMedSci students, which was launched in September 2018. This optional module introduces second-year medical students to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) across the research life cycle, its importance in good research and the benefits gained from a patient perspective. The module was co-produced and co-delivered by staff from the School of Medicine, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), and members of the public, all part of the East Midlands Sharebank network.

Alongside the diverse team of academics and patient representatives, I contributed to the development of new syllabus. Collaborating with PPI reps Michael and Julie we co-produced and delivered a workshop for the module on ‘Considerations for delivering meaningful research’. We presented our experiences in co-producing and co-delivering the module at 2019’s UKCRF Annual Conference in Nottingham.

I also provide training and teaching to research members of staff and post graduate students. I deliver PPI workshop lectures at Grant Writing Training for School of Medicine researchers, and also co-deliver the complete BMedSci module as a one-day training course to staff and research students in School of Medicine, School of Life Sciences and Nottingham University Hospital.

In addition I have delivered statistics teaching on FRCS (T&O) Programme, quantitative research methods to MSc Medical Education students and PPI teaching to Master in Public Health and Master in Global Public Health students.

Patient representatives provding PPI training
BMedSci Module Students