Following her nurse training in Cambridgeshire, Trudi has worked in Surgery, Medicine, Industry, Prisons, Endoscopy, A&E, ICU, Nutritional and Clinical Research at Staff Nurse and Sister level. Since joining this Department in 2003, she has held a number of teaching and support roles, although her primary passion is Practice Education and support.
Trudi has a strong interest in student support and supervision; her MA research examined the assessment of students in practice in third year. As Academic Lead for Practice Learning, she developed a model for practice placements to support the development of the new curriculum aligned to the NMC Standards of Proficiency (2018) and the Standards for Preregistration Nursing Programmes (NMC 2018). She was also actively involved in the development of the regional resources for student supervision and assessment in practice with the Midlands, Yorkshire + East Practice Learning Group.
Trudi is also committed to widening participation and valuing mature entrants to programmes of study. In addition, she has undertaken supplementary study to support students who experience medication calculation problems and has devised an aid to medication calculation for them.
Clinical interests included Surgery (GI & Vascular), pain management, ethics, professional accountability and skilled communication. She is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Education, focusing on the meaning of care in contemporary nursing.
Having completed her term as Practice Learning Lead, Trudi is looking forward to her new role as Admissions Tutor from July 2022.