Charlotte trained and worked as an Orthoptist (one of the professions allied to medicine, AHP) for 14 years. She has extensive clinical experience within an acute and community setting working in an advanced practitioner role. She has presented her clinical research internationally in Stockholm and Barcelona. She then worked as a Clinical Governance Manager for 5 years, leading on quality projects such as patient information and Standards for Better Health and was the Trust lead for non-medical research. This latter project led to several publications and the non-medical R&D strategy was disseminated via hosting two conferences.
Charlotte currently works across Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the HEFCE/Undergraduate (UG) framework. She is module co-ordinator for: Leadership in Health & Social Care modules at both diploma and degree level within the CPD portfolio; Leadership and Management module at Foundation Degree; Leadership for Change module within the Health & Social Well Being UG portfolio and provides teaching on the following masters modules: Strategic Leadership for Integrated Children’s Workforce; Leadership in Health & Social Care and Managing in Health & Social Care Settings..
External consultancy is provided to four acute hospitals, a hospice and a national screening programme in relation to achieving Practice Development Unit (PDU) status. This involves marketing the PDU Tool and supporting units to achieve the standards.
Within the Faculty, she is a member of the Faculty Academic Review Panel (FARP). This panel provides peer review to staff developing new programmes and modules. She is a Negotiated Learning Advisor to CPD students undertaking work-based learning modules. In addition she has developed an e-learning module that is used as an example of good practice.
Charlotte recently had the opportunity to teach leadership and change management to Chinese nurses in Hong Kong as part of the Out of Hours Programme. On the second and third trip Charlotte was the team lead and this involved further development of the programme curriculum.
Charlotte’s most recent leadership role was the development of a Masters Level programme on Clinical Leadership. The curriculum was developed in partnership with Trusts.
Research interests are centred on issues around leadership and change management. A book chapter on culture is awaiting publication. In addition, action research has been undertaken around student feedback, the results of which have been disseminated at the CLTR Conference.