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I am a freelance researcher with particular expertise in healthcare. I have highly developed research and project management skills, with familiarity in using a number of digital databases. I possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and I develop good professional relationships.

Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Company Secretary

20 Clapton Square Management Company Limited

Responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate submission of Company Accounts and Reports; act as a liaison between Directors and tradesmen or neighbours as required; ensure the communal areas and well-maintained, and keep Directors and tenants informed of any concerns raised.

Jun 2011Nov 2012

Staff Nurse

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London

Emergency Department.

Apr 2009May 2011

Staff Nurse

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London

Outpatient Department

Nov 2008Apr 2009

Surgical Site Surveillance Co-ordinator (Seconded position)

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London

Collected and recorded infection control data from inpatients who had undergone particular orthopaedic procedures. Received post-discharge surveys and entered results onto national database.

Jun 2006Apr 2009

Staff Nurse

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London

Emergency Department

Apr 2005Jun 2006

Staff Nurse

Geneva Health International London

Agency Staff Nurse working in variety of NHS hospitals in London.

Jan 2004Mar 2005

Staff Nurse

University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Acute Admissions Unit

Education

Jan 2007Jul 2014

Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing with Merit

City University London
Sep 2000Oct 2003

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing 2:1

City University London

Skills

Qualifications

A'Levels in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, General Studies and Religious Studies indicate a broad educational background and an ability to understand and present both scientific and non-scientific information.

Research

Familiarity with digital databases including Athens, EBSCO Host, MedLine, Ovid, PsychInfo, TRIP and Web of Science. I am able to interpret both qualitative and quantitative research and understand library cataloging systems. 

Computer Literacy

Ability to use Microsoft Office programmes in order to present results in a clear and comprehensive format. I am also familiar with installation procedures to add software to computers running Windows.

Communication

Familiar with presenting ideas and information in a variety of formats at different levels.

Health Care

With extensive employment in the NHS, including technical and support positions prior to nursing, I offer  a unique perspective on hospitals and healthcare.