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BSc, PhD, Dip CNE, Cert Ed, RN, SCM, RCNT, RNT, FHEA.

She was subsequently appointed as Deputy Dean, then Executive Dean of the Faculty, the latter being a position she held until February 2018. Annette was appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the Warrington Campus in 2015.

Annette held various posts as a midwife and a nurse, predominantly in the area of critical care, prior to entering academia. Her years in health and social care education have been spent in a range of roles including clinical teacher, lecturer, programme leader, principal lecturer and quality advisor at Edinburgh Napier University as well as her more recent roles at Chester. Her first degree is in Life Sciences and her PhD was a mixed methods study of nurses’ attitudes, knowledge and educational experiences of sleep promotion in hospital settings.

Annette is Professor of Education in Healthcare. Her research interests encompass all aspects of teaching, learning and curriculum development. Research projects have included perceptions of student support and clinical mentorship. She has supervised 3 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 2 students. As well as several peer reviewed publications, Annette has written nine chapters and co-edited 3 books and is a reviewer for Sage publications and two international journals. External responsibilities include external adviser roles and board memberships, including the governing body of a local FE college. Her current role includes providing senior academic support for the Warrington campus and also an ongoing strategic oversight of the Faculty of Health and Social Care.