Remote and Rural Placement

I am really proud of my Stage 2 Hons Nursing Student, Tara Tully, who lifted many of our post festive spirits with this highly positive, well written blog sharing her experiences of a remote and rural clinical placement on her course. Tara, used her own initiative to get her experiences published, which highlights the diversity of learning opportunities a nursing course offers, well done!

Katrina Whittingham (School of Nursing and Midwifery)

Stage 2 Hons Nursing Student, Tara Tully article can be found here:



Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme (CSRTP)

This 5-day interactive training programme enables participants to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct and publish a Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) protocol and systematic review on a topic relevant to their area of practice. The course is delivered by JBI accredited trainers who are themselves experienced systematic reviewers with a wealth of expertise in evidence-based practice and healthcare research.

RESEARCH SEMINARS, February 2018 – June 2018



February 2018 – June 2018


Monday 12th February, 4-5pm, H230

Donald Todd & Jane Geddes

Lecturers, School of Nursing and Midwifery, RGU

Respectful maternal care in Malawi


Monday 12th March, 4-5pm, H230

Dr Audrey Stephen & Fiona Baguley

Lecturers, School of Nursing and Midwifery, RGU

The experiences and support needs of people facing sudden death of a relative: a systematic review


Tuesday 17th April, 4-5pm, H230

Dr Catherine Paterson

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, RGU

A multimodal supportive care intervention for men and their partners/caregivers affected by metastatic prostate cancer: A feasibility RCT


Tuesday 8th May, 4-5pm, H230

Dr Annie Lau

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, RGU

Identifying needs of Polish migrant women accessing maternity services in Aberdeen


Monday 18th June, 4-5pm, H230

Sara Humphrey

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, RGU

The Self within the Profession and Culture:

Midwives Experiences of CPD



Tea/coffee and biscuits from 3.30pm

The School series of Research Seminars

The School series of Research Seminars for the autumn semester is well underway and last month a very engaging session was delivered by lecturer Jill Will.  Jill carried out a small study about care home residents keeping and updating their own records for her MSc project, and this was presented in the session.  She also introduced a new study she and others in the School will begin soon on staff resilience in the care home setting.  This study has received funding from NHS Grampian Endowments.  The care home sector is currently under researched and we feel it is an area in which more studies can be carried out to inform practice and enhance care.

Jill’s seminar is entitled ‘Research in the care home setting: Giving residents and staff a voice.’  It can be viewed by clicking here:

You can also see the programme of seminar’s for the remainder of the autumn session below:           

Research seminars Autumn 2017

All staff, students, and practice partners are welcome to attend and places can be booked by contacting Heather Nicolson by email:


Improving health & wellbeing of informal caregivers of people with bipolar disorder

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Robert Gordon University
Research Seminar

Dr Lee Boag

Improving health & wellbeing of informal caregivers of people with bipolar disorder

The seminar is now available to view by clicking this link:

If you would like to provide feedback on the presentation you are welcome to do so via Dr Audrey Stephen (


Research Seminars

The research team are running a series of Research Seminars, which is currently showcasing the Phd research of our most recently qualified doctors. The seminars aim to highlight research carried out by school staff and our external colleagues, with a focus on health and social care.

The winter – spring session kicked off in mid-December with Dr Steve Smith presenting his PhD study in a talk entitled ‘Solution Focus: What is it good for?’ He eloquently led the audience through his study of the use of solution focused brief therapy by nurses, and enthused with his thoughts on being immersed in the research process.  The resulting discussion with the audience could have gone on all night.  Readers may view Steve’s presentation by clicking this link: (60 sec download time)

The seminar series continues in February with Dr Heather Bain presenting her work on the unique knowing of district nurses :

Heather’s session will also be available to view in this blog by the end of February. But, if you would like to come along to this session in person then all you need to do is contact Heather Nicolson

The seminars run between 4-5pm and are usually on a Monday or Tuesday. Come along for tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits beforehand and be prepared to have your enthusiasm for research lit or rekindled.


Research Seminar Series – The development of unique knowing in district nursing practice

There  is an upcoming  research seminar about “the development of unique knowing in district nursing practice” by Dr. Heather Bain:
Date: Monday 6 February 2017
Time: 4-5pm
Room: H230 FOHSC Building


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