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Mrs Kirsty Fishburn

Lecturer/ Programme Director, Nursing (Mental Health)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


Kirsty has been a mental health nurse for 15 Years, before coming to the University. Her predominant field of expertise is forensic mental health, specialising in particular in the diagnosis of personality disorder. She was previously a hospital director in this field and has also worked as a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission. She is also qualified in non-medical prescribing (running the nursing module here at the University). Kirsty is currently undertaking a PhD at the University. Her area of research is Women with Personality Disorder.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Do psychopharmacological interventions affect suicide reattempters?

Fishburn, K. E., & Barker, A. P. (2019). Do psychopharmacological interventions affect suicide reattempters?. Evidence-Based Nursing, 23(1), 23.