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Fern Todhunter

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Nurse lecturer. Key areas of work in the undergraduate curriculum:

Programme Lead (Adult Nursing) Masters in Nursing Science

Teaching areas

  1. Social and Communication Sciences
  2. Evidence Based Practice
  3. Quantitative Methodology
  4. Basic Emergency Care

Research interest

Human Computer Interaction. Completed PhD activity is an exploration into how students become competent and confident as computer users. Previous research in this area has explored the reactions of qualified professionals to the implementation of Information Technology to support student learning.

Previous practice experiences

Health Visiting in an inner city area, working as a Midwife specializing in Neonatal Care and as a Registered Nurse in Vascular and Alimentary Tract Surgery.

Expertise Summary

  • Social Sciences
  • e-learning
  • Web-based design and applications for teaching and learning
  • Quantitative paradigm
  • pedagogical models

Teaching Summary

Teaching interests

  • The influence of political structures on health and wellbeing
  • The political agenda for nursing in the twenty first century
  • The quantitative paradigm

Learning Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Social Learning with ICT

Selected Publications

Past Research

A feasibility study of a virtual practice learning team (2004 - 2005)

ICT competence and confidence in Student Nurses (2005 - 2013)

Virtual mobility - creating an e-learning environment for students at the Universities of Nottingham and Queensland (2010-2012)

School of Health Sciences

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Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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