Jan Meechie



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Personal profile

Current research activities

Currently undertaking PhD @ UWS .

Dr James Taylor,  Director of Studies.

Study Title: The lived experience of weight bias and stigma amongst student nurses and midwives.

Methodological approach: Photovoice method with Hermeneutic Phenomenology.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have more than 20 years experience working in Higher Education. My expertise is in the design, delivery and evaluation of curricula for undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes of study; quality assurance activities, such as Programme Validation and Subject Health Reviews.

  • Programme Leadership
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching
  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Professional & Ethical Practice 
  • Unscheduled Care
  • Clinical skills
  • Acute adult nursing 
  • Weight bias

Target collaborative organisations

Nationally and Internationally, I would be keen to collaborate with:

Health and Social Care providers.

Higher Education Institutions.

Further Education Institutions.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have wide experience in Programme Validation, Subject Health Reviews and other quality assurance procedures from both educational and professional perspective.

Further, I have mentored and coached new colleagues to the University including those undertaking post graduate teaching programmes/professional teaching qualifications.

Desired research direction

I am keen to explore future opportunities regarding research in the following areas:

Weight bias, Advanced Practice, Unscheduled Care, End of Life [Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia]

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