Angela has been Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nurses and Midwives since 2014. This followed on from her role as Interim Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland (2011 to 2013).
As Nursing Officer, DoH, (2006-2011), Angela had responsibility for nursing policy and strategy relating to Community and Primary Care, Public Health, Child Health, Safeguarding and Nurse Prescribing and was key to the introduction of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme to Northern Ireland.
Angela is a registered nurse and health visitor. She has worked in a range of posts since 1981, initially as a nurse, health visitor, team leader and as assistant director of nursing with responsibility for School Nursing, District Nursing, Occupational Health, Health Visiting, Community Children’s Nursing and Family Planning Nursing services.