Portrait of  Fiona Wondergem Fiona Wondergem

f.wondergem@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473404


Qualified registered nurse (RGN) and children’s nurse (RSCN) and have worked in both acute (PICU & general paediatrics) and community settings (school nursing and health visiting). I began employment in the University as a part time Senior Lecturer in August 2008. Prior to this, I was seconded from my job as a health visitor with Kirklees PCT to the University as a lecturer/practitioner from May 2007.

Teaching and Academic Responsibilities

I am module leader for HIN 1036 – Care of the Child in the Community

Associate to:

  • HHQ 1006 – Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • HIN 1056  - Nursing Concepts
  • HHN1010 – Skills Inventory, Practice Module Pt 2

Research and Scholarship

  • I have written 2 chapters for and I am editing a child nursing skills book, with the child branch team.
  • I have written a chapter in a book that was published with former colleagues from Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • I am editor of the Journal of Community Nursing – a position I have held since 1991. This role requires I write copy/articles on a regular basis.

University research group memberships

I am a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Peckover, S., Smith, S. and Wondergem, F. (2013) ‘Doing ‘Serious Case Reviews’: The Views and Experiences of NHS Named and Designated Safeguarding Children ProfessionalsChild Abuse Review . ISSN 0952-9136


Wondergem, F (2012) ‘Prescribing in practice - a patient centred approachJournal of Community Nursing , 26 (1). ISSN 0140-0908


Wondergem, F (2011) ‘Developing interprofessional cohesion: a multidisciplinary approach to child and adolescent mental health learning and teaching for pre-registration nurses’. In: Nurse Education Today Conference NET 2011, Tuesday 6 - Thursday 8 September 2011, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK , pp. 3-4

Topping, A., Fletcher-Cook, P. and Wondergem, F. (2011) ‘Capturing 'what works' in complex process evaluation research: the use of calendar instruments’. In: RCN Annual International Research Conference, 16th -18th May 2011, Harrogate


Wondergem, F (2010) ‘Psoriasis: more than just skin deepJournal of Community Nursing , 24 (6). ISSN 0140-0908

Wondergem, F (2010) ‘Napkin dermatitis and its treatmentJournal of Community Nursing , 24 (2). ISSN 0140-0908


Wondergem, F. and Taylor, D. (2008) ‘Positive parenting and the younger child’. In: Lifestyle Management in Health and Social Care. London, UK: Wiley. . ISBN 978-1-4051-7114-4

Wondergem, F (2008) ‘Nappy rash and childhood eczema: an overviewJournal of Community Nursing , 22 (2). ISSN 0140-0908


Wondergem, F (2007) ‘Stoma care - a guide to daily livingJournal of Community Nursing , 21 (4). ISSN 0140-0908


Wondergem, F (2005) ‘Relieving constipationJournal of Community Nursing , 19 (5). ISSN 0140-0908


Wondergem, F (2004) ‘Going upstreamJournal of Community Nursing , 18 (12). ISSN 0140-0908

Research Degree Supervision

I am currently supervising MSc and BSc students with their final year projects/dissertations.

My areas of interest/expertise are:

  • Public health;
  • Child health and development;
  • Breastfeeding initiation and duration;
  • Childhood constipation