Biographies

Dr Sharon Fleming

Sharon Fleming recently worked as the Head of Research in Nursing at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust for 18 years. She has worked in nursing research for 23 years. She has worked on Randomised Controlled Trials evaluating patient education before cardiac surgery and patients’ relatives support in the intensive care unit; systematic reviews on the psychological effects of asthma and a study exploring the patient’s experiences of waiting for cardiac surgery. She has also completed qualitative research projects which capture patients’ experiences of their care. She was awarded the 2011 Akinsanya award for Innovation in Doctoral Studies in Nursing for her PhD study which explored the experiences of children with asthma and their carers in a specialist paediatric respiratory clinic. Sharon’s recent work captures patients’ experiences and facilitates co-production work with patients and staff. Her recent research studies focus on pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD and the experiences of ambulatory oxygen for patients with Interstitial Lung Disease.