Meet the team
Shona Green, Registered Nurse, Specialist Nursing Practitioner (NMC), Senior Lecturer in Emergency Care, NMC Teacher
Shona is the director of DMU Health Skills. Her clinical background is within emergency care and Shona has 14 years’ experience as a nurse, and still undertakes clinical work through an honorary position with the local hospital trust. She has worked at De Montfort University for five years and leads the PGDip Advanced Practice in Urgent Primary Care course and also the BSc/PGCE Practice Nursing. Shona delivers venepuncture, cannulation, IV drug administration, suturing, plastering and basic life support skills training within the university, and also facilitates in the delivery of Train the Trainer events.
Shona welcomes enquiries from individuals or organisations both from the UK and overseas, and is passionate about delivering high quality clinical skills training to enhance service and patient care. DMU Health Skills prides itself on being a responsive provider, and we believe that a personal service attuned to the vision of the organisation facilitates a high quality solution or product.
Allison Brindley, Registered Nurse: Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing
Allison's clinical background is in primary care, working as a general practice nurse where she has managed and delivered vaccination programmes for 10 years. Allison delivers immunisation training at DMU for those new to immunisation in line with Public Health England recommendations.
Cathy O’Malley: Travel Health Nurse Specialist
Teaching Travel Medicine is Cathy’s way of combining her passion for Travel Medicine with her enthusiasm to deliver high quality interactive teaching to practice nurses. She started by teaching small groups of practice nurses in GP surgeries on behalf of a pharmaceutical company, and by 2015 was a national speaker teaching study days all over the UK to groups of up to 90 practice nurses.
In 2015, Cathy became a freelance Travel Health Trainer and currently trains Practice Nurses in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. She also teaches Travel Health on the Practice Nurse course at De Montfort University in Leicester and on the Travel Medicine diploma course at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow.
Her enthusiasm and passion for Travel medicine is evident in her presentations. Her teaching style is interactive, engaging and motivational. Practice Nurses like being taught by someone who is still in a clinical role, the combination of her knowledge of Travel Medicine and its practical application with regards to patients appeals to them.