I am just a human; one person trying to work their way through this crazy life and find their authentic voice, loves, and live their life with passion and drive.
Personally, what is most important to me is I am a fiancé, son, brother, uncle and daddy to my furry child, my French bulldog Dobby.
Professionally, I am newly registered nurse working in Infectious Diseases (Communicable Diseases) in Glasgow. I am also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing‘s first Scottish Chapter Omega Xi and am honoured to be part of Sigma Nursing’s Nightingale Challenge for novice nursing leaders.
Together with my friend and fellow newly registered nurse Clare Manley, we host a fortnightly podcast: Retaining the Passion: Journeys Through Nursing. On it, we discuss and reflect on our journeys through nursing. And hope to shine a light on key issues affecting the nursing profession and wider society by speaking to various guests including fellow registered nurses, nursing leaders, health and social care experts, and patients and service users about their stories about their lived experiences. We then reflect on these discussions and how we and other nurses can improve our nursing practice.
Currently, I am undertaking a Master of Public Health at Glasgow Caledonian University. I have an interest in global and public health, sexual health, and LGBT+ health inequalities. My undergraduate dissertation focused on, “What are the lived experiences of prostate cancer for men who have sex with men?”.
I am a passionate advocate and member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and was Chair of the RCN’s Students’ Committee. Currently, I am an RCN Nurses in Management and Leadership steering committee member and RCN Newly Qualified Nurses curator. You can find our website at https://rcnnqn.com/