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Meet the team

The Institute is a destination for students and staff who want to achieve their potential, and get the most from their professional and academic careers. 

Angela Ariu

Angela Ariu / Lecturer

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Angela Ariu / Lecturer

Angela Ariu is a lecturer and started at the Institute in September 2016; she has previously worked within the Community Occupational Therapy team in Guernsey.

Angela is an experienced Occupational Therapist and retains a number of additional roles; she assesses clients who have experienced catastrophic injury to establish their future care needs for the court. Angela sits as a Tribunal Panel Member in the UK making judgements on appeals for disability benefits and as a Fitness to Practice Panel Member for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) making decisions on registered therapists' suitability to remain in practice. She also works with the HCPC as a Partner Visitor ensuring that the courses leading to professional registration are meeting the required standards.

Her areas of clinical interest include complex care needs, equipment and adaptations and ensuring people have a choice in how their care is provided, in their preferred location.

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Lucy Bisson / Lecturer

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Lucy Bisson / Lecturer

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Ann Ferguson

Ann Ferguson / NVQ support officer

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Ann Ferguson / NVQ support officer

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Sam Smedley

Samantha Harris / Senior Administrator

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Samantha Harris / Senior Administrator

Sam is the senior administrator for all academic courses held at The Institute. 

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Emma Le Poidevin

Emma Le Poidevin / Academic Lead

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Emma Le Poidevin / Academic Lead

Emma is a registered Mental Health nurse and registered nurse teacher/lecturer. Her clinical background was in both acute mental health and CAMHS before moving into Higher Education in 2009.

Emma has a number of interests but her key topics of interest are:

  • Wellbeing at work
  • Developing Emotional Resilience
  • Family centred work in Mental Health
  • Safeguarding Adults, Children & Young people

Emma has a Master's in Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; she is employed as the Academic lead for Quality Assurance and is the Academic Link Teacher for the Institute's partner Universities.

Emma volunteers as the Mental Health Advisor to the charity organisation Guernsey Mind.

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Rachael Major

Dr Rachael Major / Senior Lecturer

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Dr Rachael Major / Senior Lecturer

Rachael qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in 1996, having previously completed a BSc (Hons) in physiology and worked in general medical, general surgical and gynaecology including a practice educator role, before taking up a lecturing position in 2001 and senior lecturer post in 2003. Rachael has lead on a number of programmes including pre-registration nursing, mentorship and return to practice. Rachael has worked collaboratively with a number of University's to develop and deliver validated and NMC endorsed programmes and has an interest in curriculum development.

Rachael is currently the post-registration programmes lead which include the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice and Masters in Professional Practice, PGDip in Leadership in Professional Practice and PGCert in Professional Education. She is a member of the RCN Education Forum Steering Committee and an External Examiner and peer reviewer for several nursing journals and conferences.

Rachael teaches across a broad range of subjects from research, pedagogy, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, clinical skills and leadership and she is a National Vocational Qualification Assessor and Internal Verifier. Her Doctorate in Education investigated the experience of registered nurses with dyslexia and she has continued to research the experiences of neurodiverse nurses. Her research interests include neurodiversity in nursing, teaching of biological sciences and transition of newly qualified nurses. Rachael is passionate about supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds to enable them to reach their potential and being part of the development of healthcare professionals across their careers.

PUBLICATIONS
Wilesmith, K and Major, R. (2020) Evaluation of a course to prepare volunteers to support individuals with dementia in the community Nurse Education in Practice Vol 48 p.1-6

Major, R. and Tetley, J. (2019) Effects of dyslexia on registered nurses in practice Nurse Education in Practice Vol 35 p. 7-13

Major, R. and Tetley, J. (2019) Recognising, managing and supporting dyslexia beyond registration. The lived experiences of qualified nurses and nurse academics Nurse Education in PracticeVol 37 p. 146-52

Major, R. (2019) We can't afford not to support registered nurses with dyslexia Nursing Times Vol. 115 No. 7 p17

Major, R. (2019) Dyslexia and Nurse Education in Dyson, S. and McAllister, M. (ed) Routledge International Handbook of Nurse EducationLondon: Routledge p 258-75

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Tracey McClean

Dr Tracey McClean / Head of Institute

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Dr Tracey McClean / Head of Institute

Tracey is currently the Head of The Institute and has had a long career within health. She started off as a nursing auxiliary in 1984 before going on to train as a Registered Nurse at St Bart's in London. Tracey then returned to Guernsey in 1989 to take up post as a surgical nurse, she then moved into education in 1996 and has held a number of key positions including pre-registration lead and post-qualifying lead. 
Tracey has undertaken a range of qualifications including a PGCE and a Professional Doctorate in Health, she also has a keen interest in research and promoting evidence based practice. 
Tracey has been instrumental in designing modules and programmes delivered at The Institute and is a reviewer for the Nurse Education Today journal. She has also held a number of external examiner posts during her time in education.

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Judy Moore

Judy Moore / Bank Lecturer

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Judy Moore / Bank Lecturer

With a professional background as a Chartered Physiotherapist, with special interest in Orthopaedics, Neurology, Amputees, Rehabilitation and Safe Moving and Handling, Judy is proactive in promoting inter-professional learning and working in Health and Social Care.  She has twice been awarded the ICCI Healthcare Bursary, once to enable the development of a falls prevention programme, and the second working in partnership with colleagues from practice, to encourage mobility within the rehabilitation setting.

Judy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an Honorary Lecturer at Middlesex University.

Following a long history of voluntary service for St John Ambulance, Judy is currently a Board Member for that organisation in Guernsey. She is also Deputy Chair of the Guernsey Overseas Aid and Development Commission.

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Brenda Munro

Brenda Munro / Senior Lecturer

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Brenda Munro / Senior Lecturer

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Lisa Murray

Lisa Murray / Lecturer

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Lisa Murray / Lecturer

Lisa is a Lecturer and started working at the institute in June 2018. Lisa previously worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist in Physical Health.

Lisa is Programme Lead for NVQ. With a professional background as an Occupational Therapist, Lisa is proactive in promoting inter-professional working, and raising the profile of Allied Health Professionals in Guernsey. Lisa is passionate about the learning and development of staff of all grades, abilities and professions

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Anne Marie Nolan

Anne Marie Nolan / Informatics Coordinator

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Anne Marie Nolan / Informatics Coordinator

Anne Marie began her work at The Institute as a receptionist before moving to the Institute Library where she began her role as the Electronic Resources Facilitator, there she began to develop and create e-learning and is an administrator for the Institute's learning management system, The Learning Pod.

In her current role as Informatis Coordinator Anne Marie manages the Institute Library resources, the HSC Intranet, the Learning Pod and the Institute web pages. 

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Caroline Ogier

Caroline Ogier / Senior Lecturer

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Caroline Ogier / Senior Lecturer

Caroline has worked at the Institute since 2013 and has undertaken the role of Practice Education Lead since 2015. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and has reviewed for the Nursing Times.

Caroline started her nursing career in Guernsey and trained to be a nurse on island. She has worked as a cardiac and high dependency nurse in Guernsey, the UK and overseas and holds post graduate qualifications in these fields.

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Esther Reid

Esther Reid / Academic Lead

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Esther Reid / Academic Lead

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Kate Wilesmith

Kate Wilesmith / Lecturer

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Kate Wilesmith / Lecturer

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