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- fletcherk at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing
- Bournemouth Gateway Building BG410, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Kelsie is currently Year 2 Lead for the Adult Nursing Programme, and Unit Lead for Applied Health Care Sciences 1. She has a keen interest in disaster management and response research, focusing on the role of the nurse and the strategic management of disasters. She is currently undertaking her PhD - titled 'The lived experiences of nurses working in disaster management and deployed in response to an international disaster'. Using Charmaz's grounded theory approach, due to personal experiences of deploying in response to conflict and natural disasters, Kelsie aims to co-construct the understanding of this experience with participants.
More recently, in response to covid-19, Kelsie has also been involved in a joint project with Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Michele Board (BU), Janet Scammell (BU), and Dawn Morley (BU) funded by Health Education England. This project is examining the roles of advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) in response to covid-19.
Kelsie's practice experience is varied from trauma and emergency nursing, remote medicine, primary healthcare and intensive care specialist nursing... She spent 6 years in the Australian Army (Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps) prior to moving to the United Kingdom in 2015. From this time, she worked in an NHS Intensive Care Unit until November 2016, where she was appointed as a Lecturer in Nursing at BU.
Kelsie completed her undergraduate studies, Bachelor of Nursing, at La Trobe University (Australia) in 2010, and subsequently completed her Master of Nursing (Critical Care - ICU) through La Trobe, in 2017. She has since completed her post graduate certificate in education (PGCE) in 2018 and attained fellowship higher education authority (FHEA).
Kelsie has a keen interest in supporting students and expanding their nursing knowledge and practice through team-based learning, problem-based learning and case study approaches.
Further to the research above, she is also interested in research in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the military (intensive care, trauma and military specific injuries/experiences), Intensive Care patient experience, disaster management/logistical planning, and delivery of healthcare in humanitarian/peacetime operations and war.more
PhD - An examination of the lived-experiences of nurses deployed into a disaster region and involved in disaster management.
Using Charmaz Grounded Theory to examine the experiences of nurses working in this field.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Managing Complex Conditions
Health Considerations and Challenges of DM, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, 22 Mar 2018 more
The lecture covered Health Considerations and Challenges during disaster planning/implementation. The lecture discussed common health conditions, health asset siting, siting considerations, health challenges, ethical considerations and case studies of "mission fog" and mass casualty systems.
Transport & Logistics - Disaster Management, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, 22 Mar 2018 more
The lecture covered transport and logistics during a humanitarian or war-like deployment. Considerations were examined regarding resupply, logistical elements and relevance/impact of this on practice. Different transport platforms were discussed, along with some of the logistical challenges of this.
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- A lecture/discussion session was requested by a Geograpy teacher at Poole Grammar to relate to the students'work in "disease dilemmas" for their A-Level Geography class. The presentation explored a variety of roles that nurses fill during disaster management, common diseases and conditions, ethical considerations, case studies of personal deployments and question/answer/discussion time.
- PGCE in Education and Professional Practice (Bournemouth University, 2019)
- MSc in Critical Care Nursing (La Trobe University, Australia, 2017)
- BSc (Hons) in Nursing (La Trobe University, Australia, 2010)