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I am currently studying for a Master's in Public Health, and am due to graduate in 2024. My background is in Adult Nursing, having qualified in 2019. Initially, I worked in Intensive Care, before moving into experimental medicine as a Clinical Research Nurse specialising in Hepatology. I stepped away from nursing in 2022 to explore new areas of healthcare. 

Alongside studying, I work with the CQC as an Expert by Experience for mental health and autism services. I also sit on the board of trustees for my local Healthwatch. 

I am passionate about mental health and sexual health. I have volunteered at a local mental health charity for a number of years, and also recently completed a Campaign Leaders development programme with Youth StopAIDS. I have lived experience with mental health conditions, autism and ADHD, and type 1 diabetes after being diagnosed in 2006. I am also a survivor of sexual violence. 

All information comes from a combination of my own experience, local and national guidelines, podcasts, textbooks and journals- all content included in blog posts is correct to the best of my knowledge and referenced as fully as possible. Please be aware that information may go out of date, and should not replace medical advice or be used in place of local policy and guidelines. All views or opinions expressed are my own, and not those of my employer or colleagues. All content is my own, unless otherwise stated. 

I'm on twitter and instagram at @christienursing and am always open for suggestions for topics and content! 

Christie, sitting in an office. She has red hair and is wearing a nurses uniform.
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• Walthall, H., Roberts, C., Butcher, D., Schutz, S. (2020) ‘Patients’ experiences of attending an adapted cardiac rehabilitation programme for heart failure in a day hospice’ in International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 26(6), pp.292-300. 

DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2020.26.6.292

• What Makes a Nurse? podcast - episode 19: difference.
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• Roberts, C. (2023) ‘Study skills and the academic environment’ in Elliot, N. (ed) How to be a successful nursing student. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

ISBN: 978-0-323-88179-1

Roberts, C. (2024) 'Are we PrEPared? Exploring the impact of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis on the sexual behaviours of men who have sex with men'.


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Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, everyday, while we are “just doing our jobs” - Christine Belle

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