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Anna Buckby


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I joined the University of the West of Scotland as a Lecturer on the MSc Advancing Practice and BSc (Adult) Nursing programmes in 2016. Key areas of focus include; advanced work-based learning, pre-registration clinical skills, mentorship preparation and role development.

Having worked in a variety of healthcare settings for several years, I have clinical experience in the full spectrum of emergency care.  In addition, I have a keen interest in the continuing professional development of nurses. In my previous role as a NES Nursing and Midwifery Practice Educator, I was responsible for responding to key national and local healthcare priorities through the development and delivery of education at strategic and practice levels.

Current research activities

I am currently working towards a Professional Doctorate focused on translation of knowledge within nursing practice and nurse education.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Previous practice-based projects have focused on:

  • Facilitation of Learning in Practice; supporting the development of practitioners with an educational role and remit in clinical practice
  • Implementation of Reflection in Practice
  • Supporting learning in a different way; exploring of the use of WebEx to deliver shared learning in practice
  • Development and use of ePortfolios by mentors, registered nurses and midwives
  • Preparing practitioners for NMC revalidation
  • Contribution to the development of educational strategies focused on; Healthcare Associated Infection, Vulnerable People (Adults) and Dementia

Target collaborative organisations

Potential collaborative partners include;

  • NHS Boards
  • NHS Education for Scotland
  • Health and Social Care Partners


  • RT Nursing
  • Nurse Education
  • CPD
  • Advancing Practice
  • Contemporary Practices
  • Emergency Care
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