Vic Graham joined Wrexham Glyndŵr University 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 Plastic Surgery 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 Glyndŵr University, 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 her spare time.
RN(Adult), RNT, BA(Hons), PGCE(Ed), MA
History of nursing/military nursing/wound care
Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Module leader for a variety of core modules on the sports rehab programme
Module leader for NUR615 Principles of Wound Care – a 20 credit Level 6 specialist module
Member of the teaching team for Pre-Registration Nursing
Member of the teaching team for Post-Registration Specialist Nurse courses
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.