Dr Fiona Sheppard is a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse – Health Visitor and practised for 23 years in various community settings. During her time with the NHS she undertook a strategic role supporting the implementation of clinical supervision in practice, across NHS Trusts in the East Midlands. Latterly, she worked the final 12 years of her career as an educator within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She helped to shape the integration of clinical supervision across the pre-registration nursing curriculum for all fields of practice. This work informed her Master’s in Human Relations and her doctoral thesis. In addition, she has complimented her supervisory facilitation skills with an ILM accredited coaching qualification and practised as a coach and mentor. She has particular expertise in facilitating groups.
Throughout her career, the values that underpinned her practice have focused on enabling and empowering nurses and allied health professionals in their professional capacity, through the practice of facilitated reflection.
Fiona recently retired from full time employment but still works in a part time capacity as an independent consultant. She continues to be registered with the NMC and her professional organisation.