Associate Lecturer (Academic Clinician Nursing)
Marjorie was born and raised in Stockport, Manchester in the UK. She qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1983 and immediately began her career in the Peri-Operative field, specialising in Anaesthetics and Recovery Nursing.
Following the successful completion of the English National Board (ENB 182) Anaesthetic and Recovery course, Marjorie worked extensively as a senior staff member within the National Health Service (NHS) and the private sector within the Manchester area. Throughout her career, Marjorie has been proactive in the training and education of staff at all levels, within the Peri-operative environment. This included resuscitation, airway management, manual handling and lifting as well as pioneering a radical new ‘In-Service’ training program which involved organising, coordinating and facilitating weekly lectures to the Peri-operative staff at a large 10 theatre operating suite in Manchester.
On completion of the Master’s Degree in Management, Marjorie gained extensive experience in Theatre Management and also Sterile Service Management where she took the lead role in commissioning a new state-of-the-art Decontamination Unit for the largest private hospital outside of London (a seven theatre department).
In 2010 Marjorie left the UK, to start a new life in Geraldton, WA.
Marjorie spent the first four years in WA at the Geraldton Regional Hospital as the Clinical Nurse, Anaesthetic Lead. In addition to her clinical commitments, Marjorie was responsible for the teaching and training of Anaesthetics, Recovery and airway management to staff throughout the hospital and the Midwest region.
On leaving the Regional Hospital, Marjorie joined the Anaesthetic and Recovery team in the private sector at St. John of God Hospital Geraldton, where she again joined the Staff Development Team in leading simulation training within the operating theatre and ward based emergencies.
Marjorie worked for a short time at TAFE as a Clinical Supervisor for the Enrolled Student Nurses before gaining Australian Citizenship and joining the Education Team at WACRH.
In her current role as Associate Lecturer, Academic Clinician for Nursing, Marjorie is highly motivated in advancing nursing education within the rural and remote communities, thus preparing students to be better prepared for rural employment on graduation.
Whilst advancing nursing education, Marjorie is also assisting with leading the development of innovative student-lead clinics at WACRH.
In her spare time Marjorie is a free-lance writer and is currently writing a novel.