Vicky MacArthur

Senior Lecturer

Vicky did her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Kings College University London before taking an MSc in Community Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing London in conjunction with Manchester University.

Vicky has had clinical experience in a variety of health care settings including acute, long term and primary care before joining Oxford Brookes in 2000 as a lecturer on the adult nursing undergraduate programme.  She currently holds a contract with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust as an emergency nurse practitioner. 


Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Vicky has 13 years experience of teaching at undergraduate level on a variety of modules at level 4,5 and 6 on the adult nursing course. She was field chair (subject co-ordinator) for the adult nursing course on two occasions. 

Vicky currently teaches in the Advanced Practice cluster on the Advanced Histo ry Taking masters module and is module lead for the level 6 Care of the Surgical Patient module for post registration nurses.  

Teaching/Research interests

Vicky’s undergraduate dissertation examined the benefits of preparing students nurses for night duty.

Her masters dissertation investigated the Lived Experience of Practice Nurses.

Selected Publications

Chapter author in: Bradshaw A and Merriman C (2007) Caring for the Older Person-Practical Care in Hospital, Care Home or at Home. West Sussex: Wiley.

Preston N, Seers K, MacArthur V. Intraperitoneal anticancer interventions for the treatment of malignant ascites. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004590. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004590.

Preston N, Seers K, MacArthur V. Interventions for the palliation of malignant ascites (Protocol for a Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, 2003. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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