Our expert staff
Our module facilitators are Diabetes Specialist Nurses with many years of experience, we also draw up on clinical expertise within the fields of the specialism in local areas to discuss their subject area.
Louise Roberts – Nurse Consultant for North East Essex Diabetes Service. Substantial experience of Practice Nursing specialising in diabetes. Post graduate training with Anglia Ruskin University and Warwick University to initiate and optimise insulin. I have been teaching in the University of Essex for the last 4 years. My ambition is to continue to share this wealth of knowledge to assist the diabetes population and share best practice.
Catherine Walsh - Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse with over 14 years’ experience in diabetes care including acute diabetes care, General Practice and community specialist diabetes care. Trained and accredited educator for Type 1 DAFNE and Type 2 DESMOND education.
Sheila Smyth – Diabetes Nurse Consultant. I have specialised in diabetes for 18 years. A DAFNE Educator with a passion for staff and service development. My role involves being a visiting fellow with the University of Essex and have developed and established diabetes courses and workshops which have been delivered across Essex which has resulted in my QIC award of Educator of the Year (2018).
What our participants say
"The course helped me establish friendships and peer support from other local PN’s working in diabetes. I was well supported throughout the course and able to develop my confidence and competence in diabetes management."