Tina is a registered nurse, who also trained as a midwife, and completed specialist training in cardiac care, palliative care and clinical teaching/teaching. Tina was the Director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales from 2004 – 2018, and has also held senior management posts in the NHS.
Tina worked for 12 years in higher education, and has worked in the Welsh Assembly Government as a Nursing Officer, advising on health and nursing policy, regulation, human resources, research, and education.
Tina is an honorary fellow of the University of South Wales and a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. She received a CBE for services to Nursing, Armed forces and Trade Unionism and is Deputy Lieutenant for Mid Glamorgan. In April 2019, Tina was declared as High Sheriff for Mid Glamorgan. She is also a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.