Natalie is a senior lecturer in Nursing at the University of Salford and an Associate Consultant with HammondCare International. In her role as a senior lecturer Natalie teaches under-graduate nurses, post-graduate nurses and supervises senior nurses undertaking Professional Doctorates. Natalie is the International Lead for the School of Health and Society at the University, leading on projects where staff and student international mobility facilitates knowledge development of professionals and students.
Natalie was awarded both Florence Nightingale Leadership and Travel Scholarships which developed her experience and knowledge of both dementia care and leadership. The learning from these scholarships led to her pivotal role in establishing the Salford Institute for Dementia of which she was Interim Director. In her role as an Associate Consultant with HammondCare International Natalie is involved in knowledge translation and evaluation projects related to dementia care and support in the UK and Australia.
Natalie’s Ph.D. study explored the enhancement of meaning and purpose in care home life. This has led to her role as the university’s workforce development lead in the Greater Manchester Teaching Care Homes project. Through this work Natalie has been collaborating with leaders of the teaching care homes of Schelgel Villages, Canada.
Natalie was part of a recent British Council delegation that collaborated with the Saudi Patient Safety Centre in Riyadh. Natalie has recently developed collaborations focused on the empowerment of nurses and patients for the Saudi Patient Safety Centre and Motaafi, a cancer survivors’ charity in Riyadh. Natalie has also trained as personal and professional development coach supporting the development of NHS leaders, future leaders and academics.