Stuart Telfer

Stuart Telfer



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Area of academic expertise - outline

Developing pedagogical approaches in undergraduate nursing, in particular the use of critical thinking, argumentality and critical writing.

The critical nature of professionalism particularly with respect to the works of Foucault

Current teaching; Population health, economics & politics in health care, quality improvement, nurturing research in undergrdauate nurses.

Current research activities

Year 5 Professional Doctoral Candidate. Foucauldian discourse analysis of leadership in midwifery. The role of professional regulation, in particular revalidation and certification within health care environments

Desired research direction

Collaboration with Dr Stephen Day, School of Eduction; Seperating thinking from knowledge in nurse education, working paper in draft

To offer new understanding around power/knowledge relationships within healthcare, particulary in nursing and midwifery.

Explorations within healthcare fields around governance, professional identity and accountability

Target collaborative organisations

The UK Nursing Midwifery Council, The Royal College of Midwives, NHS Scotland, Scotland's Local Authorities and NHS Boards

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Programme Leader, Global Primary Care Management, UWS

Twenty five years in Scotland's public sector, across disciplines in NHS (Public Health) and Local Authorities.

Management, Leadership and Learning in Public Health

Extenisive experience in programme development and quality assurance in higher eductaion settings.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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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