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Celia Quinlivan qualified as a registered nurse in 1978 with Mid-Hertfordshire School of Nursing.  She then went on to become a registered midwife with Ayrshire and Arran in 1979.  Celia worked until 1988 as a qualified midwife.  She then moved into community nursing with NHS Ayrshire and Arran having various roles, firstly as a School Nurse, Community Staff Nurse and Marie Curie Nurse.  In 1996 she completed her BSc in Health Studies as Paisley University.  The following year Celia completed her Specialist Practitioner qualification again with Paisley University.  In 2004 she qualified as a Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber and also gained a position as Practice Education Facilitator with NHS Ayrshire and Arran.  In 2006 Celia joined Paisley University as it was then and continues to work within UWS as an Adult Nurse Lecturer based at Ayr campus.  She predominantly teaches into the pre-registration programme and the post graduate mentorship programme.  Since 2008 Celia has been the Admission Officer for Adult nursing at Ayr campus. 




Area of academic expertise - outline

Celia’s main research interest to date has been in relation to experiences of first year student nurses and clinical simulation.

Desired research direction

 Widening Access, year one transition and retention.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Student nurse recruitment.  Mentorship.  Practice placement experience. 

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Nurses Medicine & Life Sciences
Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences

Activities 2008 2017

  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 1 Membership of council

3rd International Enhancement Theme

Celia Quinlivan (Participant)
6 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

HEA What Works: Student sucess and retention programme.

Celia Quinlivan (Participant)
10 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

2nd Annual International Conference on Nursing

Celia Quinlivan (Participant)
2 May 20165 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Celia Quinlivan (Member)
15 Jun 2008

Activity: MembershipMembership of council