Fiona Millar



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I qualified as a registered nurse from Ayrshire and Arran College of Nursing and Midwifery in 1990. I held various staff nurse posts within the field of medicine (endocrinology, gastroenterology and renal) until 1995. In 1995 I became a Charge Nurse within the medical directorate of Crosshouse Hospital, Ayrshire and I held this post until May 2004.

In May 2004 I was appointed to the role of Practice Eduation Facilitator (PEF) and I was part of the original team of PEF's working in partnership with the University of Paisley and NHS Education for Scotland.

I was appointed as Lecturer in Adult Health in September 2006 and since then I have been based at Ayr Campus. I have been Programme Leader for the Certificate of Higher Education in Health and Social Care (London Campus 2016 - 2018) and the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Practice Programme (Franchise) which was delivered in Bangalore, India.

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Adult Nursing and Healthcare, contibuting to the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and BSc Nursing Studies programmes. I am also leading a project of Healthcare Skills Development which is supporting our international nurse colleagues in their application to complete the Nursing and Midwifery Council Test of Competence OSCE.



Area of academic expertise - outline

I have previously been involved in research examining the experiences of student nurses participating in problem based learning.


Current research activities

My current research interests and activity include the transition of newly qualified nurses in the practice setting, preparation of practice of newly qualified nurses and the contribution that the undergraduate nursing programme makes to the competence of new registrants.


  • RT Nursing
  • Health and Social Care


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