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Mrs Fiona Foxall

Director Undergraduate Nursing Studies

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3489, Mobile: 0407 989 307, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.447
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3489
Mobile: 0407 989 307
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.447  


Fiona Foxall is Director, Undergraduate Nursing Studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.


Fiona was an intensive care nurse and moved into education in 1990. She worked at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK as the Head of Division for Continuing Development and taught critical care nursing courses and law and ethics.

Fiona moved to Australia in 2009 and worked at Curtin University as the Course Coordinator for the Master of Clinical Nursing, moving to ECU in early 2012.

Fiona is a Registered Nurse with a qualification in intensive care nursing, she is a qualified teacher with a Masters degree in medical ethics and is currently undertaking doctoral studies.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Currently researching the decision-making process between nursing and medical staff when considering the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments in the intensive care unit.


  • Master of Arts in Medical Ethics, England, 1998.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, England, 1993.
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing Studies, England, 1991.
  • Diploma in Professional studies in Nursing, United Kingdom, 1989.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Cope, V., Sundin, D., Smyth, A., Wang, C., Baum, G., Ewens, B., Foxall, F., (2016), The hidden benefits of writing retreats: Academic development and social interaction for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(11), 73-79, Toronto, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n11p73.
  • Ewens, B., Geale, S., Vafeas, C., Foxall, F., Loessl, B., Smyth, A., McCafferty, C., (2016), Humanising the curriculum: The role of a Virtual World. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(12), 80-88, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n12p80.
  • Nagel, Y., Barnard, M., Nel, E., Foxall, F., (2016), The emotional intelligence of registered nurses commencing critical care nursing. Curationis, 39(1), 7, South Africa, AOSIS, DOI: 10.4102/curationis.v39i1.1606.

Conference Publications

  • Andre, K., Ewens, B., Foxall, F., (2013), Work Integrated Learning: A Whole of Curriculum Approach. Work Integrated Learning: A Whole of Curriculum Approach, Xp., Durban, South Africa, World Association for Cooperative Education.
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