Personal profile


  • 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


  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”. 


  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.

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