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BA (Leeds Met), MA (Leeds), PGCert (Huddersfield), PhD (Newcastle), RMN, NMC.

She has a track record of successful leadership in Higher Education and is an advocate for the co-production of health professional education.  She views health education as making an important contribution to economic, social and cultural wellbeing.

Outside the Faculty, Angela is member of a number of internal and external committees that expose her to the work of the wider University and in particular the local health economy. She is a member of the Local Workforce Advisory Board (Cheshire and the Wirral) and a member of Council of Deans for Health.

Angela undertook PhD at Newcastle University. She has particular interest in self-harm (on which subject her doctoral research was based), clinical leadership and developing nursing practice. Her published research has focused on the management of depression in primary care, stepped care and the exploration of how people experience and recover from self-cutting. She is currently involved in a Department of Health funded study exploring the impact of the introduction of Values Based Recruitment into the NHS.

Prior to undertaking doctoral study and as clinical leader of a Nursing Development Unit, Angela was awarded sponsorship from the NHS Women’s Unit (Women into Management) at The Department of Health, to study MA in Leadership and Management at the Nuffield Institute, University of Leeds.

Before joining the University of Chester, Angela was Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Professional Education at Department of Health Sciences, University of York.