Ms Judith Francois


I am a Senior Lecturer with a particular focus on Leadership and management.   Current roles including teaching across a range of pre and post registration modules, including Foundation, Pre-registration and MSc programmes.  I am also the lead for the Admissions for the Nursing Associate Foundation Degree.

I am an experienced clinician and have worked in a range of capacities with families and individuals within the community setting on improving health, including vulnerable and less engaged communities.   My work profile also includes work with commissioning services, as well as working with the Leadership Academy teaching on the Mary Seacole programme, and national   initiatives with the Royal College of Nursing in improving team performance

I have developed a number of bespoke Leadership courses and am particularly interested in creating a more diverse and inclusive curriculum.  Current work in this area includes a successful partnership with a Mental Health Trust to improve the leadership profile of BAME staff in the organisation, which is currently generating interest from other providers.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Dean for Access and Participation. Admissions Tutor Nursing Associate Foundation Degree.


  • MSc
  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • BSc
  • NMC Teacher

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught



Number of items: 12.


Francois, Judith (2020) Storytelling : tales to unlock attainment. Nursing Standard, 35(2), pp. 23-24. ISSN (print) 0029-6570

Francois, Judith (2004) Pictures of health. Community Practitioner, 77(7), pp. 249-250. ISSN (print) 1462-2815


Gault, Iris, Shapcott, Jean, Luthi, Armin, Reid, Graeme and Francois, Judith [Contributor] (2017) Communication in nursing and healthcare : a guide for compassionate practice. London, U.K. : Sage. 177p. ISBN 9781412962315

Conference or Workshop Item

Francois, Judith and Brady, Dermot (2017) Feel the pain and do it anyway! : An experiential workshop teaching emotional management in crisis situations. In: Kingston University's Annual Festival of Learning 2017 : What Does Excellence Look Like?; 19 Jun 2017, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Francois, Judith (2017) Armour for practice : increasing first placement resilience in student nurses. In: Nursing Education and Professional Development : The Global Perspective; 21-22 March 2017, Cardiff, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Francois, Judith, Collins, Mary and Callender, Daphne (2016) Bridging the gap from academia to first placement : What’s Bloom got to do with it? In: Education Day 2016 : Excellence in Higher Education; 09 Nov 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Francois, Judith, Dundas, Jane and Ramkissoon, Sharma (2016) A partnership enterprise : scenario based learning for diverse nursing students working in a diverse community. In: HERAG Think Tank 3 : Creating Inclusive Learning and Teaching Communities : Reflection and Practice.; 20 Jun 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Francois, Judith (2016) The implementation and evaluation of action learning sets for lecturers. In: NAEP2016 : Identity and Practice : Responses to Future Needs; 15 Apr 2016, Coventry, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Dundas, Jane, Francois, Judith [Collaborator] and Ooms, Ann [Collaborator] (2015) Evaluation of teaching and learning Leadership, Management and Teamwork skills through use of class debate. In: RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition: Partners in Practice; 10-11 Mar 2015, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Francois, Judith, Dundas, Jane and Ooms, Ann (2014) The implementation and evaluation of personal statement and interview practice workshop for pre-registration nurses: a pilot study. In: 10th Faculty Conference 2014: Empowering Partnerships; 17 Jul 2014, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Yaakov, Atik, Benson, Anne, Conyngham, Gerald, Cox, Mandy, Francois, Judith, Hayes, Alison, Lees, Dave, Nash, Joy, Nash, Sue, Pearson, Jennifer, Rice, Matthew, Richardson, Maria, Vaughan, Paul, Whitby, Susan, Wilkinson, Ewan, Woolford, Phyllis, Benson, Anne [Editor] and Rice, Matthew [Editor] (2007) Developing and sustaining effective teams: getting started: an introduction and overview. (Project Report) London, U.K. : Royal College of Nursing. 90 p. ISBN 9781904114482

Scott, Catherine [Contributor], Vallely, Andrew [Contributor], Francois, Judith [Contributor], Hallums, Jamie [Contributor], Ajayi'Obe, Olayinka [Contributor] and Ibekwe, Priscilla [Contributor] (1999) Refugee health in Croydon. (Project Report) Croydon, U.K. : Directorate of Public Health Croydon Health Authority. 34 p.

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