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Fiona Whitwham

Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing


Fiona Whitwham is a Senior Lecturer and the Admissions Tutor in the Department of Children's Nursing, in the School of Health and Social Care. Fiona is Admissions Tutor for both the Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) and the Post-Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) Pre-registration Children's Nursing courses.

Fiona's early nursing career was as a Staff Nurse, Sister and Nurse Manager within children's wards in district general hospitals in the U.K. and the Middle East. She led and managed strategies to increase parental and family involvement in the care of their hospitalised children and remains committed to promoting partnership in children's nursing through her teaching.

Fiona moved into practice education as a clinical teacher before she became a Senior Lecturer, working at King Alfred's College, Winchester and the Royal College of Nursing Institute before joining London South Bank University in 2003. Fiona has since taught across the Pre-registration programme and is currently teaching on Research, Leadership, Politics and Nursing Theory modules. She is also a Dissertation Supervisor on the Masters Programmes.

Fiona's recruitment role has led to her working with school and college students as they prepare for university. She is also proactive in developing Open Days that provide the opportunity for all would-be applicants to meet with practising nurses and discuss the options and pathways into nursing.

Fiona is currently undertaking professional doctorate studies, here at LSBU. Her special interests lie in Service User involvement in Nurse Education.

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Royal College of Nursing.