Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Chloe is a registered mental health nurse with extensive experience in the leadership and management of adult acute inpatient services, tier four child and adolescent mental health services, and psychiatric decision units.
Chloe started her qualified nursing career in a large South London Mental Health Trust. This is where she found her love for acute adult inpatient mental health nursing. She developed her skills in risk assessment and management, collaborative care planning and service user and carer involvement.
She went on to complete a six-month secondment as a research nurse. Her role included identification of potential participants for Clinical Research Network (CRN) adopted studies whilst working in accordance with Good Clinical Practice and Research Governance.
Chloe makes a conscious effort to ensure her academic knowledge underpins her clinical competence and skills. She holds a Master of Research in Clinical Practice. During her Master’s, she gained skills in planning, undergoing, and evaluating research within clinical settings. Chloe is passionate that mental health nurses should provide the most up to date evidence-based interventions/care.
For the past eight years, Chloe has worked in various leadership and managerial roles. One of her proudest achievements is setting up and leading Lotus Assessment Suite, an innovative nurse-led psychiatric decision unit. This service won the ‘Nursing in Mental Health’ Nursing Times Award 2017.
For the past four years Chloe has held the role of Modern Matron at a large North East London Foundation Trust, working with adults and young people in crisis. She has extensive experience in developing the nursing workforce through teaching, coaching and role modelling best practice.
Chloe is passionate about supporting the learning of student nurses and junior colleagues and therefore has moved into her current clinical academic role as Senior Lecturer Practitioner. She looks forward to bringing her clinical knowledge/experience to her teaching, which will help students bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Goldsmith, L., Anderson, K., Clarke, G., Crowe, C., Jarman, H., Johnson, S., Lloyd-Evans, B., Lomani, J., McDaid, D., Park, A-L., Smith, J., Turner, K., Gillard, S., 2021. The psychiatric decision unit as an emerging model in mental health crisis care: a national survey in England. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 30(4), pp. 955-962.