Fiona began her nursing career with two placements at Great Ormond Street Hospital (renal medicine and renal surgery) which sparked a lifelong interest in wee and poo and eventually led to her role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in paediatric bladder and bowel. She worked in special schools both day and residential, developing her interest in explaining bodily functions to those with challenging learning and behavioural needs.


Now she says she is lucky enough to be able to chat most days about poo and wee, with people who contact the ERIC Helpline, both families and professionals too. Fiona believes it's a gift to be able to steer people through the continence minefield, negotiating the barriers and difficulties that children present. She relishes the challenge of thinking about different approaches to the standard, as difficulties arise, such as increasing issues with ‘wee holding’ in addition to poo holding.


Fiona loves crafting- including teaching it (not just knitted bowels and papier mache poo), doing extensive family tree research, being involved with her growing family and enjoying living in her beloved Lake District.