Joanne has worked in the healthcare profession since 1988, attaining her Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies, and Nursing and Midwifery Council registration in 2003. She gained experience of working in a wide variety of healthcare settings providing general nursing care to adults prior to entering the field of mental health care. Joanne worked in the private and public sectors.
Since gaining her professional registration she has specialised in forensic mental healthcare and has spent the past 13 years working in a regional secure unit providing a service to mentally disordered offenders requiring conditions of medium security. In that time her duties have included the direct provision of care to patients, as well as responsibility for care delivered by other members of the clinical team, and the supervision, mentoring and assessment of students.Download CV