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Research Profile

  • Fiona Barchard qualified in 1990 as a Registered General nurse and spent 16 years in acute practice, she worked in surgery, accident and emergency and spent 15 years in Intensive care. Fiona came to Northampton University in 2006 as a Senior lecturer in Adult nursing. Her areas of particular interest are acute and critical care nursing, recognition and treatment of the deteriorating patient, reflection, leadership and service improvement.   

  • Fiona teaches across level 4 -7 in pre-registration and post registration nursing.

    • Barchard.F. (2019) Adult nurses’ understanding and use of courage in their professional Practice. Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Professional Practice at the University of Northampton 
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Fiona Barchard’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

    • Barchard. F. 2006. Cultural issues in withdrawal of treatment. Critical Care: right people, right place, right time. RCN Critical Care Nursing forum Annual conference. Thistle hotel. 16/17th June.
    • Barchard. F. 2016. Nurses understanding of courage. The RCN International Nursing research conference. Edinburgh International Conference Centre. 6-8th April  
    • F. Barchard, J. Sixsmith, S. Neill, C. Meurier (2016). “Courage, the 6 C’s and 10 commitments: Initial findings of a grounded theory research study into Nurses understanding and use of courage”. Nursing Management. 23(10), pp. 26-31. 1354-5760. 
    • Barchard. F. 2017 Getting to grips with grounded theory. A critical reflection. The RCN International Nursing research conference. Edinburgh International Conference Centre. 5-7th April 
    • Barchard. F. 2018 A grounded theory of courage in nursing – a complex, multi layered phenomenon. The RCN International Nursing research conference. Birmingham Medical school. 16th – 18th April