Dee joined NTU as a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care in September 2017 and currently leads on professional practice modules at levels 4, 5 and 6.
Dee is also the Employability Lead for the course and is supporting the development of strategies to maximise students’ development of graduate skills throughout the course to support successful employment at the end of their studies.
With more than 30 years' experience of practice in the NHS, Dee worked as a Registered General Nurse in an acute hospital specialising in Intensive Care and as a Specialist Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) focusing on children under the age of five years and their families. Dee also worked as a Manager of a local Sure Start Programme in Lincolnshire and spent five years as a volunteer Director of the not for profit organisation: Beginnings Daycare.
Since 2009, Dee has worked for The Open University as an Associate Lecturer in Health and Social Care and as a Practice Tutor for undergraduate BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing students.
Supported and co-ordinated a research project commissioned by three Lincolnshire Sure Start programmes, to identify the impact of local sure start programs on families with children referred to social care.
Areas of interest in health and wellbeing include:
- parenting and preparation for parenthood
- safeguarding children
- mental health
- health promotion initiatives such as breastfeeding promotion.
Areas of interest in education include:
- use of technology to enhance learning
- student engagement
- life-long learning