Senior Research Nurse - Stroke/Neurosurgery
At the age of 18, Jessica left her home of County Durham to study Neuroscience at the University of Dundee. She graduated in 2012 with a keen interest in developing a career in the NHS. From her time in the NHS as an Admin support officer, she was inspired by the team of specialist nurses she worked with to complete further study and become a registered nurse.
After completing her nursing degree at Edinburgh Napier University at the end of 2015, she worked clinically in General Medicine and then moved to DCN to work across Neurosurgery and Neuro-HDU. In March 2017, she moved to the Clinical Research Facility as research nursing had always been a keen interest during her nurse training. She developed her research knowledge and gained experience of working on a number of trials from different specialities within a Phase 1 accredited facility.
She always wanted to combine her previous Neuroscience degree with her nursing degree and moved to EMERGE recently to work as a Senior Research Nurse on a number of Stroke trials and work on the development of Neurosurgery studies within EMERGE. She is excited to see what the future holds for all things Neuro within EMERGE.