I qualified as an Adult Registered Nurse in 2003. I have vast experience in working in the medical, surgical and tauma directorate.
I became a Clinical Research Nurse in 2012 and am currently working at the Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU), based at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality which is part of the Newcastle Clinical Research Facility (NCRF). My clinical experience includes coordinating and leading on both commercial and non commercial, phase II to IV studies. I have experience leading on Genetic Studies, Neurological, Neuromuscular and Ageing Studies, in particular Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease of Special Interest, Lewy Body Dementia with Deep Brain Stimulation. I have experience in recruitment and retention to studies, co-ordinating studies, the administration of Monoclonal antibodies, cognitive assessments, rater experience and many clinical assessments, data collection and safety reporting.
I am also involved in co-ordinating Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement within CARU and the NCRF.