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Senior Lecturer - Academic and Professional Lead. Adult Health,School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Ayr Campus, University of the West of Scotland. 



Current research activities

  • Critical thinking in nurse education - to what extent does the use of critical thinking in nursing education enhance knowledge and practice?


Desired research direction

To develop publication on  :

- Applied critical thinking in nursing education.  

Further research development:

a.  To what extent does integration exist between curriculum theory and practice components in nursing education?

b.  Development of longitidunal study on the transition from student to registrant ( attitudes, skills development and mentorship)

Target collaborative organisations

Development of research projects  on critical thinking in nursing education; extent of impact on practice post registration / impact on career and practice development

- National - Scottish context

- International - comparitive study


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Research Output 2012 2016

3 Citations (Scopus)

Nurses' perceptions and experiences of mentoring

Douglas, V., Garrity, J., Shepherd, K. & Brown, L., 1 Apr 2016, In : Nursing Management (Harrow, London, England : 1994). 23, 1, p. 24-27 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Students
15 Citations (Scopus)

What influences mentors to pass or fail students?

Brown, L., Douglas, V., Garrity, J. & Shepherd, C. K., Sep 2012, In : Nursing Management (Harrow, London, England : 1994). 19, 5, p. 16-21 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Students

Activities 2006 2014

  • 1 Membership of council
  • 1 Oral presentation

Ayrshire Hospice (External organisation)

John Garrity (Member)
1 Aug 2014

Activity: MembershipMembership of council

Critical Thinking: Educational Challenges and Possibilities

John Garrity (Speaker)
30 Nov 2006

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation