Alice has worked as a lecturer in the UEA School of Health Sciences since October 2021. She studied Adult Nursing at the University of Liverpool, completing her Bachelor of Nursing (BN) in 2004. She commenced her career at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals taking up a staff nurse post within the Acute Medical Unit.
In 2008, Alice relocated to Norfolk and was successful in gaining a post as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust where she worked full-time until 2021. During this time Alice has undertaken many post-registration modules at the UEA at level 7 and established herself as a Sister and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. In 2015 Alice took a secondment to the Practice Development and Education Department at the NNUH, working across the Trust with learners from different courses and backgrounds and helped establish the Overseas Nursing OSCE preparation course. During this time, she completed the Post Graduate Diploma of Clinical Education.
On returning to the Emergency Department, she held the post of Clinical Educator and from 2018 was the Emergency Department Matron/Senior Matron. During this period Alice led the Nursing team through the COVID19 pandemic, at one time overseeing two Emergency Departments and supported the team to achieve a rating of Good from the CQC.
Alice has a keen interest, and experience in, Quality Improvement and Nursing Leadership and supporting nurses beyond preceptorship.
Alice teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) programme. She is currently Module Organiser for the Advanced Clinical Assessment module, and heavily involved in Diagnostic Interpretation, Minor Injuries and the Service Improvement Project.