Beth is a lecturer in the Department. She has a clinical background in Community Nursing and is a Queens Nurse, a title awarded to nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.
Beth is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an experienced academic and educator. She teaches on a range of pre-and post-registration nursing programmes and is an active researcher.
Her academic interests relate to dying and death, palliative care, care of the older person, the experiences of carers and families and nursing care in the home.
Flemming, K., McHugh, E. & Hardy, B. (2019) The caregiving experiences of informal carers of people living with motor neurone disease (MND): a synthesis of qualitative research.Prospero registration. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019126903
A peer reviewer for the following journals:
Hardy, B. (2019) Supporting family carers in home based care. Current Issues in Palliative Care. America Square Conference Centre, 8th May London.
Beth’s research interests include palliative and end of life care, the supportive care needs and lived experience of older people with frailty and their families, care provision in community settings and qualitative methodologies.
Beth welcomes enquiries for Doctoral student supervision in the field of palliative and end of life care, care and the older person, and qualitative research.