Senior Lecturer in Nursing
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Vic Graham joined Wrexham Glyndwr in Feb 2016 on retirement as a Lieutenant Commander in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval
Nursing Service. In her 23 years’ service she completed her adult nurse training and worked on various wards, specialising in breast cancer care and oncology.
Eventually she moved into education and became a nurse lecturer, working at both Portsmouth and Birmingham City Universities. In 2007 she commissioned as an officer and trained as a burns and plastic surgery nurse, working in Birmingham with the military trauma team helping to nurse and re-build the service personnel returning with profound injuries from Afghanistan. She completed a 6 month tour to establish the full-time burns and plastics nurse role (as well as pain nurse) at Camp Bastion for which she received a Queens Commendation for Valuable Service.
Recently, she has moved to the Welsh borders and back to working in education and is delighted to join the nurse education team at Wrexham Glyndwr, with a keen eye to use her experiences to develop innovative teaching programmes.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two basset hounds in the nearby welsh countryside. She also enjoys sewing quilts by hand and crystal therapy in my spare time.
RN(Adult), RNT, BA(Hons), PGCE(Ed), PGDip
Module co-ordinator for HLT608 – Preparing for Master’s Level Study
Module co-ordinator for NHS691/769 – Innovations in Community Practice
Member of the teaching team for the District Nursing programme
Member of the teaching team for NHS768 – Holistic Care Management in Palliative Care
Developing a new module – ‘Principles of Wound Care’ (in its infancy)
Long V & Jeffery S.L.A. (2012) Using topical negative pressure in a military field hospital. Wounds UK 2012, Vol 8, No. 1, pp 244-245.
Gomes P.J., Long V. & Barker P. (2000) Implementation of a policy to reduce the incidence and severity of lymphoedema following the treatment of breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Excellence, 2000, Vol1-4, pp 243-245.
History of nursing/military nursing/wound care