Kelsie Fletcher

Kelsie Fletcher

  • 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...



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

Invited Lectures

  • Health Considerations and Challenges of DM, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, 22 Mar 2018 more
  • Transport & Logistics - Disaster Management, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, 22 Mar 2018 more

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)