Fiona Barchard is a Senior lecturer in Adult Nursing and Curriculum / Programme leader. She commenced work at the University of Northampton in 2006 and teaches across pre-registration and Post registration nursing from level 4 to level 7. The subjects she teaches include pathophysiology, recognition of the deteriorating patient, leadership, reflection and complex care. She was awarded her PGCTHE in 2008 and was also awarded a teaching fellowship by the University. In 2011 she commenced her Professional Doctorate and has completed the two years modular element and is now in the second year of the Thesis. Prior to joining the University she studied for a Degree in Health care studies and a Masters in Clinical Leadership.
Curriculum lead Nursing (all fields)
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing: Module lead for the following:
- Year 2: Pathophysiology
BSc (Hons) Post registration
- Post registration: Adult acute care
Fiona’s main area of research interest is currently focused on nurses understanding of courage in their practice.
COPD and self-management completed for HEIC
- Barchard, F. (2019) Adult nurses’ understanding and use of courage in their professional practice : Realising Courage in nursing. PhD thesis. University of Northampton.
- Barchard, F., Sixsmith, J., Neill, S. and Meurier, C. (2017) 6 Cs and 10 commitments: nurses’ understanding and use of courage. Nursing Management. 23(10), pp. 26-31. 1354-5760.
- Barchard, F., Sixsmith, J., Neill, S. and Meurier, C. (2016) Understanding courage in the context of nursing. Invited Presentation presented to: Royal College of Nursing (RCN) International Research Conference and Exhibition 2016, Edingburgh, 06-08 April 2016. (Unpublished)