Staff profile

Dr Fiona McCandless-Sugg

Lecture in Mental Health Nursing




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery


St Helena, Chesterfield



I am a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing based at the St Helena campus in Chesterfield. Prior to this I was a Specialist Dementia Nurse in the NHS and also have several years experience working as a nurse in Social Care. Between 1999 and 2013 I was a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and I am really excited to be back in nurse education so I can contribute to development of the future Mental Health Nursing workforce.

Teaching responsibilities

I am part of the team delivering Stage 1 of the BSc Nursing (Mental Health). 

Professional interests

I am passionate about dementia care and am also a Dementia Friends Champions. I am also very interested in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the healthcare workforce, and particularly with respect to disability and healthcare professionals. 

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council - Registered Mental Nurse and Registered Nurse Teacher.