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New Nursing staff members

Four new members of staff have joined the University’s Nursing team in recent weeks. David Tyrell, Jodie Walker-Haywood, Clemmy Stott, and Kevin Fernandez have a wealth of experience between them.

David Tyrell

Hello. My name is David Tyrrell. I am an Adult Nurse Lecturer and Practice Facilitator with the University of Worcester.  I have been with the university since August 2021, so I am still fairly new. A large part of my job is to provide support to students, staff and our practice partners in the Private, Independent and Volunteer Organisation sector. This involves setting up student placements in facilities like GP surgeries, Nursing Homes and other non NHS settings, for example Prisons. I, with my colleagues, offer training for Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors to ensure that the university is able to guarantee the quality of our placements and conform with the NMC’s Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment. As well as this, I am currently teaching on PRNP3101, the Skills and Simulation Module, for 3rd year Nurse Students. My background prior to joining the university was quite diverse. Initially, I completed a degree in Environmental Studies. I then spent the next seven years working for wildlife trusts and Local Authorities. I decided to retrain as a nurse in 2004, qualifying in 2007.  Since then I have worked in Surgery, Urology, Critical Care and Research. Outside of work, my interests include hiking, wildlife, history and culture. I am very excited to be at the University of Worcester. I am part of an enthusiastic and professional team, dedicated to offering the best possible experience for our students and practice partners.  My next challenge will be to begin my post graduate studies in education with the aim of achieving a Fellowship in Higher Education and I am really looking forward to our journey together.

Jodie Walker-Haywood

I am very pleased to introduce myself as one of the new lecturers who have started here at the University of Worcester in November 2021, having just left practice in a joint role as Matron of Infectious Diseases, COVID Assessment Unit, HIV, OPAT, Immunology and Allergy as well as Lead Nurse for Education for Sexual Health Services in Birmingham & Solihull.

After previously studying and qualifying from the University myself as an Adult Registered Nurse in 2007, it’s great to come full circle and now be a part of your own UoW journey through and into the Nursing profession. 

Thank you for choosing not only the Nursing course but also this University, both will provide you with necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to make a lifelong and wonderful career.

For those already in Year 1 or about to start the Adult branch in either the BSc or FdNA route, I certainly look forward to being an integral part of your Year. Your contributions and dedication will make this year enjoyable and invaluable.

Clemmy Stott

I have just started at the University in January 2021.  I’m going to be teaching clinical skills in adult nursing, across a number of years/modules but initially primarily with a focus on third year nursing students. My clinical background is quite varied: most recently I’ve been working as a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation (SNOD) for NHS Blood and Transplant, working in ITUs regionally across the Midlands. Prior to that, I’ve worked in oncology as a Macmillan Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, and as a chemotherapy nurse. I’ve also worked in ITU, cardiac surgery at QEHB and in the ED at Worcestershire Acute. I’m maintaining my clinical interest in organ donation by acting as the Chair of the Midlands Organ Donation Committee, collaborating with clinical specialist nurses and the clinical lead consultants in organ donation within our local Trust.

Kevin Fernandez

Has been a qualified nurse for almost a decade now since he professionally registered as a nurse in his home country, the Philippines, in 2012, and here in the UK in 2019. His clinical practice includes community health, paediatrics, respiratory, and practice education. Prior to moving in the UK, he was also a university lecturer for nursing in his home country. He recently moved back into higher education to pursue his passion in teaching and learning.

Kevin previously facilitated the international nurse programme of an NHS Trust and has been a professional nurse advocate, a freedom-to-speak up champion, and a cultural ambassador for a local integrated care system championing an equal, diverse, and inclusive culture for the international nursing workforce; for which he received an RCN award last 2021. He is very passionate about improving the lived experiences of his overseas colleagues with the hopes of successfully integrating them in the society.

Here in the University of Worcester, he will be involved with theory and practice modules for year one pre-registration nursing students, collaborating with the wider team to deliver a tailored nursing education to his learners. Alongside his teaching responsibilities, he will be mainly dealing with international nursing students to make sure that they get the best possible learning and life experiences whilst in the University, and in the UK. Hence to any international students who wants to have a chat with Kevin, call 01905 542648 or email k.fernandez@worc.ac.uk, and he will gladly listen to you.