Sharon Ferrie

Senior Lecturer/Course Leader (Child Nursing)

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Sharon Ferrie is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care.



Sharon has worked for twenty years within the NHS as a children’s nurse in a variety of settings. She initially worked with children and families on children’s ward followed by a number of years working within paediatric intensive care units, predominantly cardio thoracic nursing, before moving to community children’s nursing.

Research interests

  • Children & young people as service users
  • The ‘voice of children’ in healthcare
  • Children’s & young people requiring palliative care
  • Children with long term ventilation needs


In 2006, Sharon started working at Anglia Ruskin University teaching modules with child field nursing students on the pre-registration courses. She currently facilitates child field groups and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as collaborating in various projects. Alongside teaching and leading modules, she has been involved in the design and provision of programmes of education and training, including educational audits, to evaluate the quality and outcomes of professional education and training. Sharon has recently taken the appointment as Course Leader for Cambridgeshire and would welcome your comments on course development.

Sharon is also the link lecturer for acute care children wards in Addenbrookes Hospital. Providing academic support and expertise to all children’s wards in Addenbrookes Hospital


  • R.G.N.
  • R.S.C.N.
  • BSc (Hons) in Child Health Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Community Specialist Practice
  • MA Teaching and Learning in Higher and Further Education
  • Currently, I am undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Together for short lives

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

External delivery of a module (Watford): Introduction to the Palliative Care of Children & Young People Location. External income generation of £7650.

Research Support for Evaluation of EPIC Children’s Respite and Music Therapy Service.  This was work undertaken in conjunction with Dr Tina Moules and Professor and Professor Helen Odell-Miller.  External income generation of £13,983.

Selected recent publications

Clarke, S. (2013). Caring for Children in a Variety of Settings. In: C. Thurston, ed. 2013 Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People, theory, policy and practice London: Routledge.  Chapter 6, pp116-147.

Clarke, S. (2013). Children and Young People with Life Limiting Conditions. In: C. Thurston, ed. 2013 Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People, theory, policy and practice London: Routledge. Chapter 14, pp318-360.

Recent presentations and conferences

Clarke, S. (2014), Presented Poster of PhD methodology to Anglia Ruskin University Student conference. Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University