Fiona obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in 1991. She subsequently completed an M.Sc. in Physiology at University College London in 1997. Fiona’s clinical expertise is the management of the acutely ill adult and patients with cardio-respiratory dysfunction. She is the co-author of a textbook and chapters in this field. Fiona has also worked as an extended scope practitioner within a Critical Care Outreach Team.
In October 2010, Fiona commenced a PhD jointly funded by The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness and The University of Nottingham. The PhD explores how contemporary UK policy discourse constructs the rights and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in terms of productive healthcare, how this is made manifest in practice, and the implications for professional autonomy/identity. The thesis is titled “Working the production line: Productivity and professional identity in the emergency department”. The PhD was awarded in March 2014.