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Claire Bethell

Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
(Faculty of Health Studies)


Claire is a lecturer in children and young people's nursing at the University of Bradford within the faculty of health studies. She is a registered children's nurse, non-medical prescriber and advanced paediatric clinical practitioner. 

Claire qualified from the University of Bradford in 2009 with an Advanced Diploma in children's nursing. From here she chose to work in various fields within paediatric's which included an acute medical ward, HSJ award winning ACE team and Bradford Teaching Hospital's accident and emergency department. Gaining this extensive experience allowed her to expand her knowledge and clinical decision making so could provide holistic care to children and young people with acute, complex, and chronic conditions.

In 2020 she became an advanced paediatric clinical practitioner and non-medical prescriber and she chose to master her skills in paediatric emergency medicine. She graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Masters of Medical Science in advanced paediatric practice. 

Alongside working at the university she currently works as an advanced clinical practitioner at Bluebell Wood children's hospice which enables her to remain current and credible in the field of children's palliative care. 


Bereavement support for parents of SUDIC

Children's palliative care 

Emotional wellbeing for frontline staff 


Teaching interests

Advanced clinical practice

Acute care for children, young people and their families

Children's palliative care 

Emergency nursing and medicine

Non-medical prescribing 

Professional activities

  • 10-SEP-09: Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust - Staff Nurse - Acute Medical Ward and Assessment Unit
  • 01-SEP-14: Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust - Staff Nurse - Accident & Emergency Department
  • 02-FEB-15: Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust - Sister - Accident and Emergency Department
  • 07-AUG-17: Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust - Sister - The ACE Team
  • 09-SEP-20: Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust - Advanced Paediatric Clinical Practitioner