Jemell is a registered adult nurse(RGN). Having trained at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, she moved to London to undertake a Masters in Science (MSc) Advancing Practice in Tissue Viability with the University of Hertfordshire (UOH) which she completed in 2008. Jemell went on to complete a Doctorate in Health Research with UOH which she completed in 2018. Jemell has a clinical background in older adult medicine and rehabilitation, vascular nursing, emergency nursing and tissue viability. Jemell has worked in both hospital and community settings, private sector and NHS, leading and providing wound care. From 2007 – 2019 Jemell worked in tissue viability at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London where for six years she was appointed Lead Nurse.
Dr Geraghty is currently a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Tissue Viability Module Lead, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London and has been connected with King’s College since 2011.
Jemell has an interest in qualitative research methods and narrative inquiry, specifically the stories of marginalised people living with wounds. In 2019-2020 she led a wound care clinic for the homeless population in London and is currently analysing the findings with the aim of dissemination and peer-review publication. Dr Geraghty sits on the editorial board for the British Journal of Nursing, Tissue Viability panel and has published and presented at national and international level. She has won a number of awards and presented both nationally and internationally in her field. She is a Trustee of the Tissue Viability Society and directly involved in the Legs Matter Campaign.
Jemell enjoys reading, cooking and meeting new people.