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University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Marie Clancy

Dr Marie Clancy

Senior Lecturer in Nursing


 South Cloisters 


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Marie is a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter where she has created a new module looking at the art and history of nursing exploring the use of creative mediums such as poetry and art. You can see the 2022/23 exhibition works here: and 2023/4 exhibition here:

Marie is Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) lead and is currently working with colleagues on the both the development of creative pedagogy in the nursing curriculum and with clinical staff to enhance wellbeing, particularly in palliative care.

Marie’s clinical expertise is in child health and particularly oncology, high dependency, and palliative care. She has interests in cross cultural communication, working with marginalized groups and compassionate family centred nursing care with the overall aim of improving child health inequalities.


  • PhD in Nursing
  • MPH
  • PGCE (in academic practice)
  • Bachelor of Nursing 2:1
  • Registered Children’s Nurse (RNC)

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Research interests

Marie's research interests like in child health inequalities, marginalised groups and improving the sensitivity of cross-cultural communication.

 Her recent publications include: 

  1. Redman, H. Clancy, M. and Thomas, F. (2024) Culturally sensitive neonatal palliative care: A Critical Review. Palliative Care and Social Practice v18 doi: 10.1177/26323524231222499
  2. Willmont, K. Clancy, M. Chapman, S. Hopkins, J. Fleming, A. and Tighe, I. (2023) Developing relationships between trainee nursing associates and mental health experts by experience. Mental Health Practice. Doi: 10.7748/mhp.2023.e1679
  3. Clancy, M., Corrales, A. M. G., Gooding, B. and McDonald, B. (2023) Patient and Public Involvement Pillar. In A. Gallagher, K. Deering and E. De Luca (Eds.) Nursing Practice and Education: Aspiring to Excellence through Seven Pillars of Learning. London: Routledge [in-press].
  4. Clancy, M. Taylor, J. Bradbury-Jones, C. and Phillimore, J.  (2020) A systematic review exploring palliative care for families who are forced migrants. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2020; 00:1–13. DOI: 10.1111/jan.14509. Nominee for the Michael O’Rourke best publication award 2022.

Research projects

Marie is currently building a research programme centred upon her child health equity expertise. This programme contains three main streams of research activity, all of which include the importance of advisory group expertise. The three streams include 1) Promoting culturally sensitive child health care, 2) Developing creative methodological research approaches and 3) Enhancing nurse education through arts-based learning. 

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Journal articles

Clancy M, Taylor J, Bradbury-Jones C, Phillimore J (2020). A systematic review exploring palliative care for families who are forced migrants. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 76(11), 2872-2884.  Author URL.
Clancy MA, Jack K (2016). Using poetry to explore difficult issues in children's nursing. NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 44, 127-129.  Author URL.
Clancy M (2013). Is reflexivity the key to minimising problems of interpretation in phenomenological research?. Nurse Res, 20(6), 12-16. Abstract.  Author URL.


Clancy M (2023). Patient and Public Involvement Pillar. In Gallagher A (Ed) Nursing practice and education.

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External Engagement and Impact

External Examiner Positions

  • External examiner for taught programmes and taught components of practitioner doctorates (including advanced communication, research design and methodology, cancer care and pain management) at the University of Surrey 2020 - 2024

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Teaching across all stages of the nursing curriculum on palliative and end of life care and the care of children and families in children’s nursing. Special interests in teaching cultural humility and cross-cultural communication in nursing.

Module lead for the art and history of nursing at level 6 and 7 and the essentials of education for nursing students at level 6



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