Practice Improvement Advisor
Knowledge & Practice Development
Nici has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years, initially working as a nurse and lecturer specialising in cancer and palliative care. In 2007, she became immersed in the complexities involved in the delivery of public services as the Head of Partnerships for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and as the lead officer for addressing human exploitation for the Cardiff Public Service Board. In this role, she developed her passion for working with vulnerable people and set up robust multi-agency processes to support those working in the sex industry and victims and survivors of human trafficking and slavery in Cardiff. She continues to have strong links with nursing, health, social care and professionals working for criminal justice agencies across Wales. Nici is a UKCP trainee psychotherapist, and works at a local comprehensive school in Cardiff to ensure that she remains connected to children and young people and remains grounded in practice.
Using her knowledge and experience of working in adult sexual and criminal exploitation – including supporting survivors of child sexual abuse – Nici joined the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse in 2019 as the Practice Improvement Advisor in Wales. This role brings together a lifetime of working experience to support the continued development of an evidence-informed approach to child sexual abuse at both operational and strategic levels across Wales.