Pat completed her MA in Professional Development: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence from the University of Worcester in November 2014. She has been an Associate Lecturer for University of Worcester since 2015, completing her PGCE in 2017.
Pat has taught on modules for the MA Understanding Domestic & Sexual Violence, and many undergraduate courses within the School of Applied Health and Community and School of Nursing and Midwifery working with student Midwives and Paramedics and providing outreach training for Hospital and Community Midwives.
Pat has also worked within the School of Psychology as course tutor on the undergraduate Criminology module on Domestic Abuse running in 2019-2020.
Her special area of interest is how domestic abuse affects parenting and its impact on the health of babies and children. Her previous research has explored the impact of domestic abuse on the mother - child attachment and the role of the Health Visitor in supporting mothers and identified how health services need to be more innovative in the identification and delivery of their services in order to be more responsive to the needs of families experiencing domestic abuse.