Meet The Team

Our Education team is made up of a talented group of teachers who are passionate about palliative care and education. They have a wealth of experience to meet the needs of individuals and teams from a wide variety of health and social care settings.

Daniel Scullane - Learning and Development Manager

Daniel joined St Peter’s in August 2018, bringing extensive experience of further and higher education, apprenticeships and teaching and learning quality methodology. He is a member of the Society for Education and Training with QTLS and the British Educational Research Association.

Zoe Leddra - Education Administrator 

Zoe joined our Education team in 2014. Volunteering with our commercial team and in one of our shops had given her the chance to learn more about St Peter’s and, having gained first-hand experience of working with us, she decided to apply for a job in the Education team.  Zoe brings with her previous administrative experience and a BA (Hons) in Business Management and Strategy. 


Jo John - Education Administrator (part time)


Jo became a volunteer with St Peter’s in 2003. When a vacancy came up in the education team, she knew it would be rewarding place to work – and she’s been in the role ever since. She still volunteers by doing what she loves – baking and selling cakes – and in a moment of madness has even agreed to run the 2020 Bristol 10k for us!  

Nicky Studzinski – Lecturer 

Nicky qualified as a Registered Nurse over 30 years ago, initially specialising in caring for people with infectious diseases. Her interest in palliative and end of life care led her to St Peter’s Hospice in 1995. Nicky’s roles have included supporting patients and families in both an in-patient setting and as a palliative care nurse specialist in the community. She has worked as an End of Life Educator with our Education team for the last 14 years, qualifying as a teacher and achieving a Masters in Lifelong Learning along the way. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the aim of improving end of life care and support for all. 

Sue Eskins  - End of Life Educator 

Sue’s nursing career started at Guy’s Hospital London back in the 1980s. As a Registered Nurse, she had a varied career in General Nursing, Intensive Care and Community Nursing. She has worked in both primary and secondary care environments, including two years in Australia. She qualified as a District Nurse (DipDN) in Bristol and spent a few years working in the city before moving to Wiltshire where she converted her qualification to degree level (BSc). She went on to be a Practice Educator with a Masters in Education.   She spent 12 years at Dorothy House Hospice where she was a Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, Community Services Manager and Clinical Lead for Community Services. Sue joined St Peter’s in May 2019 and is currently studying for the ILM level 7 coaching and mentoring qualification. In her spare time, Sue is a Trustee for The National Association for Hospice At Home. 

Kathryn Lord - End of Life Educator

Kathryn has over 30 years’ experience of working in healthcare settings. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2002 and in 2010 she completed her Bsc (Hons) in Specialist Community practice. She spent 16 years in community nursing, first as a District Nurse Team Leader and later as an Advanced Practitioner, before she joined our Education team in May 2019.  Kathryn is currently studying for her PGCE.

Jane Donohue - Practice Facilitator


Jane qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1999 at the University of Sheffield. After qualifying, she moved to Dublin and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital where she specialised in Elderly Medicine and Learning Disabilities. She has 16 years’ experience in palliative care as a Registered Nurse in an Inpatient unit and Team leader in Palliative Day Services and four years’ experience as a Practice Facilitator at St. Peter’s Hospice. She recently graduated from University of West of England with a BSc (Hons) in Professional Development.

Helen Ireland - Practice Assessor

Helen completed her BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies in 2004. Since then, Helen has worked in Oncology and Haematology within the Bristol and Bath area as Registered Nurse and latterly as a Practice Facilitator.  She joined St Peter’s Hospice in 2017.