Marian gained her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire in 2009 and went on to practice clinically within the NHS, specialising in the area of cardiorespiratory care.
In 2014 Marian took her first Lecturing post at the University of Hertfordshire and continued to practice clinically alongside teaching and studying for her master’s degree. In 2017 Marian graduated from University College London with an MSc in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills.
During her time as Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire Marian taught across all three undergraduate years, was module leader and ethics reviewer within the faculty. Marian joined the University of Northampton in 2020 to assist in the development, running and teaching of the new pre-registration MSc programme in physiotherapy.
As well as her commitments at the University of Northampton Marian is the Module leader for the Advanced Thoracic and Respiratory care module here at ARU. Marian brings over ten years’ worth of NHS experience, in both acute and community respiratory care, as well as over seven years of lecturing experience across various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Marian's specialist area of interest and subsequent research area is pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with interstitial lung disease. This formed the main subject area for her Masters dissertation and evaluated impact of maintenance classes within this patient group on functional ability as well as health related quality of life.
A more recent research interest has been the impact of simulation for health care students in higher education in preparing readiness in clinical practice.
Marian is currently the module leader for the level 6/7 Advanced Respiratory and Thoracic Module at ARU as well as teaching and assessing on the Advanced Clinical skills Module.
She also leads a variety of MSc Physiotherapy Pre-registration at University of Northampton including evidence based cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and developing professionalism and collaborative practice.
Hepburn-Barnes, M., Pereira, C., Harvey, A., Main, E., 2017. Does a pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class using interval training improve exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in comparison to a usual care pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class? Poster submission, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care Conference 2017.
Hepburn, M., 2016. Does a pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class using interval training improve exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in comparison to a usual care pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class? Speaker at JPH, IPF Conference 2016.