Lecturer and programme Director
After completing his nurse training, Sharon continued to develop his professional practice, in a variety of community based care environments, whilst pursuing further academic skills and qualifications. His first clinical informatics role was that of a Project Nurse, supporting the implementation of a computerised information system in all clinical areas of Perth and Kinross NHS Trust.
In 1999 Sharon moved to be based at the University of Abertay, in Dundee, where he was teaching and working on his research thesis on remote healthcare provision for older adults. Sharon joined the Royal College of Nursing in 2002 as the UK informatics adviser - a post he held until 2007. After a short career break abroad, Sharon rejoined the NHS as a Telehealth Nurse Specialist, a post he held until 2012. He now supports the efforts, by the Scottish Spina Bifida Association, to enable young people to access their health records – remotely and works as a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.