Betty Scholes



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Personal profile


I trained as a mental health nursing in the early 1980's, working in a range of services in adult and older adults mental health. I joined UWS as a lecturer in 2006 at the point that Bell College and the University of Paisley formed this new instituion.

I am the programme lead for the BSc Hons Mental Health Nursing which is delivered across all four Scottish campus sites. I provide teaching input to BSc Hons Mental Health Nursing and the MSc Mental Health Nursing programmes. I sit on a number of external groups that influence pre-registration nurse education, inlcuding SCEPRN, SLDNEN, SMHNA.

Current research activities

I am currently undertaking a Doctor of Education at Strathclyde university and am interested in how we select suitable applicants to nursing education. My study uses a case study approachwithin a CHAT framework to explore decision making in selection practice.

Desired research direction

In future I am interested in the researching into student engagment with clinical skills in the academic setting, particularly areas such as assesment and care planning skills.

Target collaborative companies

NHS and NHS Education for Scotland

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Mental Health Nursing


Practice base learning

Simulation based learning

Leadership in nursing 

Decision Making theory

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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