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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. 

Angela Ariu

Angela Ariu / Lecturer

angela.ariu@gov.gg

01481 707322

Angela Ariu / Lecturer

Angela Ariu is a lecturer and started at the Institute in September 2016; she has previously worked within the Community Occupational Therapy team in Guernsey.

Angela is an experienced Occupational Therapist and retains a number of additional roles; she assesses clients who have experienced catastrophic injury to establish their future care needs for the court. Angela sits as a Tribunal Panel Member in the UK making judgements on appeals for disability benefits and as a Fitness to Practice Panel Member for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) making decisions on registered therapists' suitability to remain in practice. She also works with the HCPC as a Partner Visitor ensuring that the courses leading to professional registration are meeting the required standards.

Her areas of clinical interest include complex care needs, equipment and adaptations and ensuring people have a choice in how their care is provided, in their preferred location.

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Ann Ferguson

Ann Ferguson / NVQ support officer

ann.ferguson@gov.gg

01481 707723

Ann Ferguson / NVQ support officer

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Emma Le Poidevin

Emma Le Poidevin / Academic Lead

emma.lepoidevin@gov.gg

01481 700323

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

rachael.major@gov.gg

01481 700418

Dr Rachael Major / Senior Lecturer

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Tracey McClean

Dr Tracey McClean / Head of Institute

tracey.mcclean@gov.gg

01481 700418

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 / Academic Lead

judy.moore@gov.gg

01481 707447

Judy Moore / Academic Lead

Judy is the Academic Lead for Teaching and Learning, which entails managerial oversight and support for all academic provision at the Institute.  Judy has more recently led the post qualifying BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice and Masters in Professional Practice pathways.  She also coordinates an Academic Study Support programme for both students of the Institute, and those undertaking study elsewhere.

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 Fello of the Higher Educaion Academy and is an Honorary Lecturer at Middlesex University, and an External Examiner for the University of South Wales. 

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

brenda.munro@gov.gg

01481 707496

Brenda Munro / Senior Lecturer

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Lisa Murray

Lisa Murray / Lecturer

lisa.murray@gov.gg

01481 707326

Lisa Murray / Lecturer

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

Lisa is Programme Lead for NVQ. 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

annemarie.nolan@gov.gg

01481 707735

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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Caroline Ogier

Caroline Ogier / Senior Lecturer

caroline.ogier@gov.gg

01481 707235

Caroline Ogier / Senior Lecturer

Caroline has worked at the Institute since 2013 and has undertaken the role of Practice Education Lead since 2015. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and has reviewed for the Nursing Times.

Caroline started her nursing career in Guernsey and trained to be a nurse on island. She has worked as a cardiac and high dependency nurse in Guernsey, the UK and overseas and holds post graduate qualifications in these fields.

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Esther Reid

Esther Reid / Senior Lecturer

esther.reid@gov.gg

01481 707327

Esther Reid / Senior Lecturer

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Sam Smedley

Samantha Smedley / Senior Administrator

samantha.smedley@gov.gg

01481 707445

Samantha Smedley / Senior Administrator

Sam is the senior administrator for all academic courses held at The Institute. 

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Kate Wilesmith

Kate Wilesmith / Lecturer

kate.wilesmith@gov.gg

01481 707672

Kate Wilesmith / Lecturer

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Jo Anastacio

Jo Anastacio / Training Administrator

joanna.anastacio@gov.gg

01481 707328

Jo Anastacio / Training Administrator

Jo is a Training Administrator at the Institute. Jo has been working in HSC for 7 years in total, joining the organisation straight from full-time education in 2012 following a successful work experience placement.

Jo began her career in the hospital as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and gained a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Allied Health through the Institute, before moving there herself to be the Receptionist in January 2018. Jo had a short career change between March-September 2019 and has now returned to the Institute in her new role, after realising that the hospital environment is where she belongs and loves to work.

Jo's roles include assisting the other administrators with course/training management, managing the My Learning system, off-island travel and assisting to prepare for HSC conferences held on-island. Jo also assists with room bookings and the general day-to-day running of the Institute.

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John Bichard

John Bichard / Essential Skills Trainer

Jonathon.bichard@gov.gg

01481 707319

John Bichard / Essential Skills Trainer

John Bichard has worked for HSC for 20 years but at the PEH for 10, starting out in theatres as a porter then moving onto the Lodge as portering and security staff. John started training as a porter progressing to full time at The Institute specializing in PMVA (Prevention Management of Violence and Agression). John also teaches BOC (British Oxygen Company), First Aid, Basic Life Support and Ergonomics.

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MANDY dela Cour

Mandy De La Cour / Assistant Training Manager

mandy.delacour@gov.gg

01481 707671

Mandy De La Cour / Assistant Training Manager

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Yvette Fairbairn / Training Administrator

yvette.fairbairn2@gov.gg

01481 707378

Yvette Fairbairn / Training Administrator

Yvette Fairbairn works for the Policy Council as a Human Resources Training Administrator in the Learning and Development department. She is based at The Institute as all Policy Council Child Protection, Health and Safety, First Aid, Corporate and Managers Inductions, Customer Services and IT courses are now being administered via My Learning.

Yvette can answer your questions regarding all levels of Safeguarding Children courses, Team Around the Child and Lead Professional courses, First Aid courses, Gov.gg training courses, Egress Switch courses, Corporate and Managers Inductions, IOSH Working Safely, Managing Safely and Managing Safely Refresher courses, Developing Assertiveness Skills courses, Dealing with Difficult Customers courses and Customer Service Skills courses based on the States of Guernsey Customer Service Charter.

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Mike Froome

Mike Froome / Essential Skills Trainer

mike.froome@gov.gg

01481 707428

Mike Froome / Essential Skills Trainer

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Fiona Gauvain

Fiona Gauvain / Training Administrator

fiona.gauvain@gov.gg

01481 707464

Fiona Gauvain / Training Administrator

Fiona began working at the Institute as a Receptionist and from there made the move to Training Administrator.  Fiona is responsible for managing My Learning booking system, arranging off island training/travel as well organising training courses and mandatory training across HSC.

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Kirstie Godfrey

Kirstie Godfrey / Training Manager

kirstie.godfrey2@gov.gg

01481 707674

Kirstie Godfrey / Training Manager

Kirstie has been in her current role, as Training Manager, for over 7 years, and has worked for the State of Guernsey for over 10 years. She is responsible for the co-ordination of mandatory and core skills,  HSC Induction and the Training Needs Analysis for HSC.

Kirstie facilitates a number of management and leadership sessions including:

  • Service Guernsey for Managers
  • Appraisal skills

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LARS Henningsen

Lars Henningsen / Application Support Officer

lars.henningsen@gov.gg

01481 707651

Lars Henningsen / Application Support Officer

Lars has been the IT Trainer for Health & Social Care since 2008. Lars facilitates the training of Trak and Microsoft applications.

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Ali Hughes

Ali Hughes / Senior Training Administrator

alison.hughes@gov.gg

01481 707609

Ali Hughes / Senior Training Administrator

Ali is responsible for managing the My Learning system for the booking of courses for staff, she also organises off Island travel for courses and conferences and is the Course Administrator for all Resuscitation courses, Ali also organises Conferences on Island.

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Julie Jones

Julie Jones / Resuscitation Officer

julie.jones@gov.gg

01481 707417

Julie Jones / Resuscitation Officer

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Sarah Levy

Sarah Levy / Digital Learning Solutions Officer

sarah.levy@gov.gg

01481 707329

Sarah Levy / Digital Learning Solutions Officer

Sarah joined HSC at the start of 2020 and is responsible for developing a centralised, 'continuous' digital learning solution for HSC employees. Sarah is Guernsey born with a BEd. in Secondary Teaching, a MEd in Educational Psychology and twenty years experience working for agencies in corporate digital learning solution design. Prior to 2020, Sarah designed customised digital learning solutions for Channel Islands businesses while working for her own Guernsey based company.

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Martin McDermott / Essential Skills Trainer

martin.mcdermott2@gov.gg

01481 707321

Martin McDermott / Essential Skills Trainer

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Lynn Norman

Lynn Norman / IT Training Manager

lynn.norman@gov.gg

01481 707650

Lynn Norman / IT Training Manager

Lynn has been working at the Institute as IT Training Manager since 2013.  Before moving to the Institute she was the IT Training Manager for Health & Social Services, Electronic Patient Record project. She has over 25 years' experience within a business/ IT environment, initially in a support/development role in the Finance Industry and then moving in to teaching and training both in the UK and Guernsey. Lynn is a qualified teacher/VQ Assessor and has been involved with teaching/ training for Business Admin and IT for 23 years in a number of settings, together with holding management and computer qualifications.

At the Institute, Lynn manages the IT training which consists of clinical system training and MS Office courses which involves reviewing and monitoring the training requirements and content to ensure training meets business processes and organisation needs. Lynn is also an assessor for some of the Institute vocational award programmes.

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