“I have been a paediatric nurse for 23 years. In that time I have worked at both the children’s hospitals in Sydney. I have never worked with adults!
I have a Masters in Nursing, a grad certificate in allergy nursing and a grad cert in paediatric nursing, I have been an author of 7 publications. In 2017 I was an author in an article published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI)- the peak Allergy journal in the world.
Now, I hope to commence my masters in Nursing- nurse practitioner in 2019.
I sort of fell into allergy nursing.
I have a daughter who has food allergies and was asked because of my experience being a mum- to apply for a job as an allergy educator going into schools to provide education. This was over 12 yrs ago, this original role has lead to me becoming a clinical Nurse consultant in Allergy and Anaphylaxis Education and the co-manager of the NSW Anaphylaxis Education Program. The program provides education and support around allergies and anaphylaxis to schools, preschools, children’s services, families, the community and health professionals across NSW.
I have a particular interest in adolescents with food allergies. I am passionate that children and adolescents don’t miss out on anything due to their allergies.
I would like to become a nurse practitioner so that I can provide care for children and adolescents across NSW with allergies especially those who have trouble accessing a specialist.”