Current research activities
Anne Marie is a registered nurse who graduated with a BSc (Honours) Nursing Studies from University of Abertay (Formerly Dundee Institute of Technology) in 1992. The majority of Anne Marie's clinical practice has been in renal nursing, where her passion for education and continuous professional development began as a mentor for nursing students and staff, and then as Renal Nurse Educator in Glasgow. Supporting practice education as the Lead Practice Education Facilitator and then Lead Nurse for Education provided a solid foundation in practice education prior to Anne Marie moving to Higher Education as a lecturer in 2009.
Anne Marie's academic expertise is mainly in pre- and post- registration nursing education, although she has experience in interprofessional learning too. Anne Marie has a particular interest in supporting students with disabilities in academic and practice settings, and has been involved in Academic Disability Coordinator roles since 2010. Anne Marie completed her Doctoral studies in 2018 with a thesis entitled 'An exploration of the concept of reasonable adjustments in pre-registration nursing in Scotland'. It is Anne Marie's intention to publish from her thesis and to undertake further research in the area of supporting students with disabilities.
Anne Marie is Programme Lead for BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing and is involved in teaching activities for pre-registration students as well as supervision of Honours and Masters level students. She has a specific interest in learning and teaching, and assessment, and continues to advocate for students with disabilities/additional support needs. Anne Marie has introduced a Disability Coordinators Forum for academic colleagues within HLS to share good practice, offer peer support and review exisitng practices to promote consistency in the identification and implementation of support strategies.
External Examiner, De Montfort UniversityJan 2020 → 2024
- RT Nursing
- Disability research
- Reasonable adjustment
- Student nurses
- Practice Learning
- Specific Learning Differences
- Mixed Methods Research