Personal profile

Biography

  • Registered dual qualified nurse mental health and learning disability nurse with experience working at Band 7 level in both fields. 
  •  Accomplished Nurse Lecturer with Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2015). 
  • 7 years lecturing experience in 2 different Higher Education Settings.
  • I have a passion and enthusiasm for teaching of students, service uses, carers, and other health professionals using the principles of Knowles (1968). 
  • Advocates a person centred approach to student learning and support.  
  • Experience in student assessment, marking and moderation process. 
  • Experience in module leadership at undergraduate level, and post graduate level.  
  • Engagement and interest in expert by experience in involvement in curriculum development of co-produced teaching sessions within Higher Education Settings.   
  •  Effective passionate communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, reach consensus, establish goals, and attain results.  
  • On-going desire to develop and influence future educational policies, and policies affecting vulnerable service users in society. 
  • Keen interest in parity of esteem and the bi-directional association between physical health and mental health.  
  • Keen interest in development of allyship skills and promotion of marginalised groups in society.   
  • On-going zero bank contact with my local NHS trust as an advanced mental health practitioner to maintain clinical currency. 

Consultancy work

January 2023- interview for Nursing Standard exploring dual registration nursing courses. 

May 2023-  healthcare course acceditation event with the University of Middlesex. 

Professional affiliations

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)- registered Learning Disability Nurse, registered Mental Health Nurse and a Registered nurse tutor. 

Research interests

I have a keen interest in care escalation for people with severe/profound disabilities living within a residential care setting. 

Parallel to this area I have a keen interest in the experiences of support workers in residential care settings. 

I also have an interest in researching how nursing students who require resonable adjustments (Equality Act, 2010) have their needs met within the clinical practice setting. 

Finally, I have a keen interest in identity development for dual registered nurses inclusive of career trajectory choosen career pathways. 

Notable Achievements

Publications: 

  1. Mafuba, K., Kupara, D., Cozens, M. and Kudita, C. (2015) the importance of role clarity in community learning disability nursing – A critique of the literature. Learning Disability Practice. 
  2. Chapter contributio:  in Health Care Research at a Glance (February 2015) –chapter- research methods of investigating aspects of learning disability healthcare.
  3.  Chapter Contribution:  in the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disabilities Nursing (2018).
  4. Sutton, P, Cozens, M., and Kudita, C (2020). Learning Disability Practice. “I had a nervous breakdown”- learning disability service users experiences of mental health services”. 

Conferences: 

  1. Mafuba, K; Roberts, S; Sauer, C; Matoorianpour, N, Cozens M, and Gates, B. 6 - 9 July (2015) Development of a Prototype Tool for Measuring the Context of Care Delivery in Intellectual Disability Settings.  Poster presentation - 6th International Conference on Disabilities.  Tel Aviv. 
  2. Conference Poster Presentation (feasibility study): June (2015) service user involvement in simulation- pilot study. Teaching and Learning Conference, University of West London. 
  3. Conference Poster Presentation: development of a prototype tool for measuring the context of care delivery in Intellectual Disability settings-6th International Conference on Disabilities, Israel, July 2015.
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Education/Academic qualification

MSc Research , MSc, Oxford Brookes University

20 Sept 20197 Sept 2022

Award Date: 7 Sept 2022

BSc Nursing- Mental Health , BSc (Hons), University of West London

10 Mar 201110 Apr 2012

Award Date: 6 Apr 2012

Bachelor of Science Nursing- Intellectual Disability , BSc (Hons), University of Limerick

11 Sept 200410 Aug 2008

Award Date: 14 Aug 2008

Post Graduate Certificate In Education (PGCE) , University of West London

Award Date: 11 Aug 2006

External positions

External Examiner- Mental Health pre-registration nursing , University of Northampton

10 Sept 202210 Sept 2026

Volunteer Position- Sport In Mind Berkshire