Hello I'm Heather, a nurse that invents things with local people.
My mission in life is to create a more equal society. I'm independent and my company is called Brightness Management.
I had bad asthma as a child and this course is based on my experience. I've called it BreathChamps because I want every child with asthma to feel like the hero that I never felt I was, battling their 'wheeze monsters' and winning . I've been testing the tools on this course since 2016 and now it's time to share them with you.
I started out as a chest and heart nurse and went on to work in primary care both as a nurse and board level manager. I'm specifically trained to work in equal partnership with people and communities. I believe that citizens often have the solution to many health issues and I focus on bringing out their strengths and skills. I see a lot of disadvantaged people changing and getting better when I work this way.
I am known across the UK and Australia for my approach and have had my work positively evaluated and my writing published extensively.
I like to use creativity in my work, so I write stories and poems and make videos alongside the citizens I partner with. I see visions of a better future and I write about that a lot.
I am very keen to know how you have used my ideas and to interact with you, via Udemy and the links provided.
Awards and recognition
Sue Pembrey Award 2018-19 for person centred care
Awarded honorary senior lectureship at the University of Salford, UK, to influence the undergraduate student nursing curriculum
Open University Business School Alumnus of the Year "Outstanding Contribution to Society" awarded June 2016.
Listed by Nursing Times in their 'Most Inspirational Nurse Leaders in the UK' list in 2015
Most frequently used description of me: 'Inspirational'