Fiona Meth

Fiona Meth



I have a background in Social Science and a Masters in Urban Planning, and prior to commencing my Nursing Degree I worked as a Research Associate at London School of Economic and Queen Mary, University of London, as well as Shelter, the homelessness Charity. It was this that sparked my interest in health as I was working on a number of projects that related to housing, homelessness and health inequalities. Since qualifying in Nursing, completing my Fast Track Nursing diploma at University of Leeds, I have worked in a number of roles in Leeds and Bradford. I have worked in Critical Care – both general and Neurological ICU. I have also had roles as a Research Nurse, Community Cardiac Rehab Nurse in Bradford, and have had a number of more operational roles within Leeds Teaching Hospitals including working within Corporate Nursing on projects around Workforce development, quality assurance, and as a Practice Learning Facilitator. 

Prior to moving to University of Leeds I worked for 7 years at Leeds Beckett University and there I held roles as Course Leader of their January cohort of Nursing Students, I was also Placement Lead and module lead on a number of different modules. This gave me a comprehensive and invaluable insight and understanding of the vast and varied placement circuit and enabled me to forge relationships with a range of partners within the Leeds and wider health economy. I was a key stakeholder in the development of both the ePAD and MYEPAD along with colleagues from Leeds Uni and the wider regional and national areas. 

I am passionate about student support, the Practice Tutor and Pastoral role and, and the development of scholarship.


Research interests

Health Inequalities, Under-served Populations, Street Sex worker health; Qualitative Research Methods and Creative Methods, timelines & artefact research, racism in student clinical placements.  


  • B Soc Sci
  • MSC URP (Development Studies)
  • PG Dip (Nursing)
  • P G Cert (Academic Practice)

Professional memberships

  • RCN
  • NMC

Student education

I currently teach on a variety of under graduate modules as well as leading on a post graduate module. I contribute to teaching on a wide range of topics that draw on my clinical and research expertise, including clinical skills and simulation, care of the deteriorating and critically ill patient, and research methods. I have a long standing interest in Public Health and Health Promotion, and am studying for my PhD in Health Promotion, and a lot of my teaching draws on my research that I have conducted in my PhD and other studies that I have been involved in, as well as the work that I carry out on a voluntary basis. I continue to work clinically in a critical care environment, as well as working every summer at music festivals in the medical tent, and I believe this adds to my skill portfolio. I enjoy teaching therapeutic communication skills, as well as evidence based nursing, and am passionate about addressing issues relating to diversity and inclusion, both in relation to our service users and patients, and our students. I am currently involved in a funded collaborative research project with Leeds Beckett University looking at Black and minority ethnic students’ experiences of Racism in Clinical Practice.