Barbara joined The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in 1999 and was recognised as the lead Clinical Nurse Specialist on Palliative Care within ME communities in Glasgow. She was appointed as the clinical nurse specialist for widening access to hospice services. In 2013, Barbara was awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship and she visited hospices and hospitals in Pune and Mumbai in India, where she exchanged knowledge and practices. Her subsequent report has led to numerous national and international requests for information.