Annabella is a Registered Nurse with experience of working as a Senior Nurse / Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Departments across Greater Manchester prior to moving to the Higher Education Sector in 2005. She has been leading the Advanced Practice programme at Salford for 8 years and has collaborated at regional, national and international level in this area.

Annabella is the current Chair of the Association for Advanced Practice Educators (AAPE UK) and has been involved at national level as a member of the HEE Advanced Clinical Practice Operational group in addition to having worked with the Royal College of Surgeons in developing a curriculum for Surgical ACPs. Annabella represents AAPE on several other HEE ACP workstreams and is currently working on developing a core curriculum for ACPs.