Director of Pre-Registration Nursing,
Anglia Ruskin University
Vanessa qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1992, working in Emergency Nursing in Salford before moving into Higher Education in 1999. She has extensive experience of pre and post-registration teaching, learning, assessing, curriculum design and curriculum development, and was responsible for the development, approval, implementation and management of the all-graduate nursing curriculum across Essex and Cambridgeshire. Vanessa works collaboratively with external stakeholders across Essex and Cambridgeshire to ensure high-quality, contemporary, fit-for-purpose nurse education. Based in the Peterborough campus, Vanessa is the Teaching and Learning Lead for the Department, supporting and developing innovative, high-quality education for students in nursing, social work, and education, and mentoring other members of academic staff. Vanessa is also the Practice Lead for the nursing course in the Peterborough region, with a role for monitoring and developing the clinical learning environment.