Prior to her appointment at LSTM Frances (usually known as Frankie) trained as a nurse in Westminster Hospital, London and then as a midwife at Liverpool Maternity Hospital. She has also spent many interesting yet challenging years working as a health visitor in Liverpool and Wirral.
She had the opportunity to work with the Dinka tribe in South Sudan, which she found life changing and has been lucky to travel to many other countries.
She went on to work in the academic sector at the University of Liverpool (UOL) and was an Inter-professional educator and community nurse tutor in Department of Nursing and tutor for medical students on their community placement.
Frances was also a Condition Management Programme Team leader, working with sick unemployed people. She is currently involved in facilitating sessions for the medical students’ curriculum at UOL.
Frances currently manages and teaches on the Diploma in Tropical Nursing.