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Wendy Wright is an Adult Nursing lecturer in the pre-registration and the master's level nursing programmes and is currently the BSc Adult Nursing Programme Lead.  Wendy has a wide range of acute clinical experience including infectious diseases, stroke and elderly assessment and rehabilitation.  Wendy has responsibilities interests including clinical skills education for student nurses, dementia, the frail older Adult and the student experience. With a particular interest in the development of Class in A Bag (CIAB) which has developed from the initial research of Dementia through the eyes of a child.  She has published in these areas in nursing journals and has presented at national and international conferences. 

She is also an editor and author for SAGE publications in relation to Essentials of Nursing Practice and Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses with on-going involvement in the follow up texbooks.

Wendy is the co-creator of "Class in a bag", which is a portable educational resource that enables the delivery of health promotion in a diverse range of environments to suit individual needs. (Winner of Scotland's Dementia Awards, 2016, Best Educational Initiative)

Desired research direction

To continue to develop educational expertise in

  • student centred learning
  • peer assisted learning
  • clinical skills
  • dementia
  • frail older adult

Target collaborative organisations

NHS Education for Scotland

HEI's engaged in innovative clinical skills development

Health and Social Care

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Positive approaches in dementia Trainer

Fundamentals of Care

Clinical skills for student nurses

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Research Output

  • A Day at the Museum: Raising Public Awareness of Dementia

    Everett, F., McGarry, W., Wright, W. & Adam, C., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    An evaluation of writing retreats for pre-registration nursing students

    Everett, F. & Wright, W., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    A simulated sensory experience for school children: A student nurse’s perspective

    Wright, W., Everett, F. & McGarry, W., May 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses: Step by Step

    Delves-Yates, C., Everett, F. & Wright, W., 21 May 2015, 1st ed. SAGE Publications. 208 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    Scotland's Dementia Awards 2016 Winner: Best Educational Initiative

    McGarry, Winifred (Recipient), MacCallum, Caroline (Recipient), Fiona Everett (Recipient) & Wright, Wendy (Recipient), 22 Sep 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)