Vanessa’s research interests lie in the experiences of marginalised communities whose voices are often not heard within the professional discourse, including Gypsy Roma travellers and their experience of vulnerability. She has also researched vulnerability in older people and diverse communities.
Vanessa is passionate about nursing and the provision of humanised care, putting people at the heart of practice. She is Head of Widening Participation for the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and has been working on a fair access research project. She’s also been involved in films about diversity and nursing.