Sam is Pathway’s Senior Nursing Fellow and Nursing Practice Lead. Sam is an Adult Registered Nurse, Specialist Practitioner (Practice Nursing), and Nurse Prescriber. Sam’s interests are the development of nursing practice and inclusion health education, inclusion health data capture, medical respite provision, and supporting the setup of new Pathway teams. As well as the provision of care to single homeless populations, Sam is also interested in care provision to families experiencing homelessness and Gypsy, Roma, Traveller populations. Sam joined Pathway to be able to make an impact at a national level, and she tries to do this wherever she can.  

Having started her career in A&E, Sam has been working with people experiencing homelessness and other inclusion health populations since 2004. She previously managed the Health Inclusion Team (a nurse outreach team working in hostels and day centres in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham), and then set up the ‘Pathway’ inpatient services for homeless people in Guys and St Thomas’, Kings and South London and Maudsley. Sam is also a Specialist Advisor to the Queen’s Nursing Institute Homeless Health Programme, volunteers to deliver street outreach to Rough Sleepers for Doctors of the World (currently in Tower Hamlets), and is the Secretary of the London Network of Nurse’s and Midwives Homelessness Group.  

Sam has had numerous journal articles published, and was previously seconded to the Department of Health. Last year she came runner up in the British Journal of Nursing ‘Nurse of the Year’ category.  

Sam has a cat called Marmalade with the same colour hair as her, who appears in many online meetings. Given current political ongoings, Sam thinks Larry the Cat @Number10cat should be given a shot as Prime Minister.