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Meet the team

The Institute is a destination for students and staff who want to achieve their potential, and get the most from their professional and academic careers. 

Jo Anastacio

Jo Anastacio / Senior Programme Manager

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Jo Anastacio / Senior Programme Manager

Jo has worked at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital since 2012, starting as an Occupational Therapy Assistant before coming to The Institute in 2018 as a Receptionist. After a short career change in 2019, Jo returned to The Institute as a Training Administrator for 2 years, before becomming Senior Programme Manager in 2021.

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Lucy Bisson

Lucy Bisson / Lecturer

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Lucy Bisson / Lecturer

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Sue Fleming

Dr Sue Fleming / Bank Lecturer

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Dr Sue Fleming / Bank Lecturer

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Jessica Gauvain

Jessica Gauvain / Lecturer

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Jessica Gauvain / Lecturer

Jessica is a registered Adult Nurse having completed her BSc (Hons) in 2012 with Plymouth University.  Having worked in an NHS acute intestinal failure and colorectal ward, Jessica returned to the island and took up a post on the general surgical ward. Jessica spent 7 years working within the surgical ward and held positions of senior staff nurse and ward manager. Most recently, Jessica has spent time working in the Emergency Department.

During her career Jessica has also worked within practice nursing, discharge planning and practice development.  Having always had a passion for education, Jessica started her role as lecturer at The Institute in 2021 as well as continuing to practice in the acute setting.

Jessica has a specialist interest in surgical nursing and the teaching of clinical skills.

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Emma Le Poidevin

Emma Le Poidevin / Academic Lead

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Emma Le Poidevin / Academic Lead

Emma is a registered Mental Health nurse and registered nurse teacher/lecturer. Her clinical background was in both acute mental health and CAMHS before moving into Higher Education in 2009.

Emma has a number of interests but her key topics of interest are:

  • Wellbeing at work
  • Developing Emotional Resilience
  • Family centred work in Mental Health
  • Safeguarding Adults, Children & Young people

Emma has a Master's in Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; she is employed as the Academic lead for Quality Assurance and is the Academic Link Teacher for the Institute's partner Universities.

Emma volunteers as the Mental Health Advisor to the charity organisation Guernsey Mind.

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Rachael Major

Dr Rachael Major / Senior Lecturer

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Dr Rachael Major / Senior Lecturer

Rachael qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in 1996, having previously completed a BSc (Hons) in physiology and worked in general medical, general surgical and gynaecology including a practice educator role, before taking up a lecturing position in 2001 and senior lecturer post in 2003. Rachael has lead on a number of programmes including pre-registration nursing, mentorship and return to practice. Rachael has worked collaboratively with a number of University's to develop and deliver validated and NMC endorsed programmes and has an interest in curriculum development.

Rachael is currently the post-registration programmes lead which include the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice and Masters in Professional Practice, PGDip in Leadership in Professional Practice and PGCert in Professional Education. She is a member of the RCN Education Forum Steering Committee and an External Examiner and peer reviewer for several nursing journals and conferences.

Rachael teaches across a broad range of subjects from research, pedagogy, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, clinical skills and leadership and she is a National Vocational Qualification Assessor and Internal Verifier. Her Doctorate in Education investigated the experience of registered nurses with dyslexia and she has continued to research the experiences of neurodiverse nurses. Her research interests include neurodiversity in nursing, teaching of biological sciences and transition of newly qualified nurses. Rachael is passionate about supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds to enable them to reach their potential and being part of the development of healthcare professionals across their careers.

PUBLICATIONS
Wilesmith, K and Major, R. (2020) Evaluation of a course to prepare volunteers to support individuals with dementia in the community Nurse Education in Practice Vol 48 p.1-6

Major, R. and Tetley, J. (2019) Effects of dyslexia on registered nurses in practice Nurse Education in Practice Vol 35 p. 7-13

Major, R. and Tetley, J. (2019) Recognising, managing and supporting dyslexia beyond registration. The lived experiences of qualified nurses and nurse academics Nurse Education in PracticeVol 37 p. 146-52

Major, R. (2019) We can't afford not to support registered nurses with dyslexia Nursing Times Vol. 115 No. 7 p17

Major, R. (2019) Dyslexia and Nurse Education in Dyson, S. and McAllister, M. (ed) Routledge International Handbook of Nurse EducationLondon: Routledge p 258-75

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Tracey McClean

Dr Tracey McClean / Head of Institute

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Dr Tracey McClean / Head of Institute

Tracey is currently the Head of The Institute and has had a long career within health. She started off as a nursing auxiliary in 1984 before going on to train as a Registered Nurse at St Bart's in London. Tracey then returned to Guernsey in 1989 to take up post as a surgical nurse, she then moved into education in 1996 and has held a number of key positions including pre-registration lead and post-qualifying lead. 
Tracey has undertaken a range of qualifications including a PGCE and a Professional Doctorate in Health, she also has a keen interest in research and promoting evidence based practice. 
Tracey has been instrumental in designing modules and programmes delivered at The Institute and is a reviewer for the Nurse Education Today journal. She has also held a number of external examiner posts during her time in education.

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Judy Moore

Judy Moore / Bank Lecturer

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Judy Moore / Bank Lecturer

With a professional background as a Chartered Physiotherapist, with special interest in Orthopaedics, Neurology, Amputees, Rehabilitation and Safe Moving and Handling, Judy is proactive in promoting inter-professional learning and working in Health and Social Care.  She has twice been awarded the ICCI Healthcare Bursary, once to enable the development of a falls prevention programme, and the second working in partnership with colleagues from practice, to encourage mobility within the rehabilitation setting.

Judy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an Honorary Lecturer at Middlesex University.

Following a long history of voluntary service for St John Ambulance, Judy is currently a Board Member for that organisation in Guernsey. She is also Deputy Chair of the Guernsey Overseas Aid and Development Commission.

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Brenda Munro

Brenda Munro / Senior Lecturer

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Brenda Munro / Senior Lecturer

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Lisa Murray

Lisa Murray / Lecturer

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Lisa Murray / Lecturer

Lisa is a Lecturer and started working at the institute in 2018. Lisa previously worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist in Physical Health.

With a professional background as an Occupational Therapist, Lisa is proactive in promoting inter-professional working, and raising the profile of Allied Health Professionals in Guernsey. Lisa is passionate about the learning and development of staff of all grades, abilities and professions. 

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Anne Marie Nolan

Anne Marie Nolan / Informatics Coordinator

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Anne Marie Nolan / Informatics Coordinator

Anne Marie began her work at The Institute as a receptionist before moving to the Institute Library where she began her role as the Electronic Resources Facilitator, there she began to develop and create e-learning and is an administrator for the Institute's learning management system, The Learning Pod.

In her current role as Informatis Coordinator Anne Marie manages the Institute Library resources, the HSC Intranet, the Learning Pod and the Institute web pages. 

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Leighanne Philippe

Leighanne Philippe / Lecturer

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Leighanne Philippe / Lecturer

Leighanne completed her Adult nurse training through The Institute in 2009 and has since worked in a variety of settings.  Leighanne initially worked for 6 years as a Registered Nurse on the acute surgical wards, followed by 4 years' experience working in the Quality and Safety Team, as Clinical Audit Specialist Nurse. 

Leighanne has a specialist interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health and since 2014, she has worked at Choices (Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic).  Alongside her position at Choices, Leighanne worked within the School Nursing Team as the Sexual Health and Wellbeing Lead Nurse.  Leighanne is also a current member on the Choices "Board of Directors".   

Leighanne started her role at The Institute in January 2022.

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Esther Reid

Esther Reid / Academic Lead

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Esther Reid / Academic Lead

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Kate Wilesmith

Kate Wilesmith / Senior Lecturer

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Kate Wilesmith / Senior Lecturer

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