Acting Joint Head of Division, Senior Lecturer and Omega Xi Chapter Treasurer


Tel: 0131 474 0000

Ruth Magowan (MSc, Bsc (Hons), RGN, RSCN, PGCE) is a Senior Lecturer in the Nursing Division.

I have worked as a lecturer at Queen Margaret since 1997 teaching mainly on the Nursing undergraduate degree programme on a wide variety of modules, but also MSc programmes. I also work at the Borders General Hospital as a Paediatric Endocrine Specialist Nurse. It is important to me to continue to practice as a nurse whilst working as a nurse lecturer. I have a background in both paediatric and general nursing including neonatal care, neurology, diabetic care and endocrinology.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Honorary Associate Foundations for Nursing Studies, STT QMU Edinburgh Nursing Society, Member of Scottish Paediatric Endocrine Group (SPEG)
  • TEDxQMU organiser 2015 and 2017

Professional Social Media:

  • Twitter - @magowan_r

My areas of interest and research are currently person- centred care in paediatric settings, teaching and learning in Higher education especially online learning and the use of new technologies, paediatric endocrinology and healthcare in developing countries. I am part of a group that has links with a Hospital in Zambia and have been responsible for the delivery of educational programme to reduce maternal mortality and emergency paediatric care.


Active research interests:

person-centred care in paediatric care

collaborative care


Research Methods:

Practice development methodologies


Other funding:

Currently the lead on a FoNS funded project in collaboration with NHS Borders.

I teach mainly on the Bsc (Hons) Nursing , but also masters modules including advanced paediatric practice.