Joe qualified as Children’s Nurse in 2008 and began working in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Here Joe cared for both adults and children working across all areas but with a particular interest in resus. Joe also trained and worked as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Following this Joe became a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation working across the Eastern region coordinating organ donations whilst caring for end of life patients and their families. In 2019 Joe returned to emergency nursing managing the Children’s Emergency Department and again working as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Throughout the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic Joe also managed the Children’s Assessment Unit and Children’s COVID in-patient department.
Joe has also worked as a research nurse involved in paediatric clinical trials across a variety of specialisms and for a year specifically working on Cystic Fibrosis studies. As part of an NHS England pilot Joe worked in a community safeguarding children post as a nurse examiner.
Joe joined HSC in 2021 as part of the Children’s Nursing lecturing team and was the module organiser for the Nursing Practice and Simulation 1. Joe became Course Director for the BSc Children’s Nursing in 2022. Joe is involved in teaching across various programmes and is particularly involved in simulation and skills teaching.