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Research Interests

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


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 was awarded her Thesis post a successful viva. Prior to joining the University she studied for a Degree in Health care studies and a Masters in Clinical Leadership.

Teaching Interests

Curriculum lead Nursing (all fields)

Teaching interests:





Professional and legal issues

BSc (Hons) Post registration

  • Post registration: Progressing and influencing practice, Professional Nurse advocate 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Health care studies

Master, Clinical Leadership


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