Research Output per year
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 4 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.