Jim has been a registered nurse for over 30 years, working predominantly in U.K secure units and locked wards with individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability and forensic histories.
He has also worked as a prison officer and in the security industry. In Australia, he was a clinical nurse specialist in the High Dependency Unit of an inpatient psychiatry ward.
He has postgraduate teaching and relevant sector qualifications, and has delivered training for over 20 years in both the UK and Australia
He has been trained in 11 different aggression management models and been a licensed trainer in three of them.
He has recently completed further studies in the UK and gained accredited Instructor qualifications in:
• Advanced restraint techniques,
• Mechanical restraints,
• Security Industry physical intervention training and
• Self defence
Jim is currently the Lead trainer in aggression and violence management at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He developed the AWARE training course and to date, he has trained over 2000 staff in face to face courses tailored to the needs of coal-face staff since June 2016. He developed a train the trainer model and has a second full time trainer on board. The team have also developed an innovative on-line decisional pathway learning package to compliment the face to face training.
Part of his role encompasses post incident support and on ward coaching with staff.
Jim also has his own business offering consultancy services for healthcare aggression and violence and also teaches realistic self defence.
Jim's team won an award for a recognising excellence outstanding achievement for demonstrating safety.
Jim is a passionate England cricket fan.