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Professional practice, eportfolio, mental health, resilience in students.

Current research activities

An evaluation of the experiences of student nurses, their mentors and lecturers in mental health nursing of the implementation of the NHS Education for Scotland Career Long ePortfolio and the examination of the identified challenges, and enablers.

Desired research direction

Using action research to explore student nurses support needs

Area of academic expertise - outline

Outline areas of interest include eportfolio, professional development, mental health, resilience.

External positions

Peer reviewer, British Journal of Nursing


  • RT Nursing
  • mental health
  • resilience
  • professional practice

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Research Output 2013 2018

ePortfolio for mental health students: evaluation of a paper exercise

Toner, A. & McDowall, K., 6 Feb 2018, In : British Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 7, 1, p. 33-37 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mental health


Toner, A. & Day, S., 28 Mar 2018, The Impact of Mental Health and Wellbeing on Effective Learning and Teaching: A Practical Guide for Those Responsible for Learners. Smith, H. & McGrandles, A. (eds.). Swan & Horn, Vol. Book 2. p. 17-28 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Principles of selecting rating scales and assessment tools

Gillespie, M., Toner, A. & Fleming, M., 22 Mar 2017, Psychosocial Assessment in Mental Health. Trenoweth, S. & Moone, N. (eds.). SAGE Publications

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

rating scale
mental health
health care

Teaching life skills and coping strategies

Gillespie, M. & Toner, A., 2016, Mental Health and Well Being in the learning and teaching environment. Martin, C., Fleming, M. & Smith, H. (eds.). Auchtermuchty: Swan & Horn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

academic success

ePortfolio for students: a paper exercise or the product of effective partnership working?

Toner, A. & McDowall, K. J., Sep 2015, In : British Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 4, 5, p. 219-222

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

professional career
lifelong learning