Division: Nursing

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Helen Riddell (MSc, Ba (Hons), PG Cert,SRN, RNT) is a lecturer in the Nursing Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning

My professional career in clinical nursing has been hospital- based and involved a variety of settings which include surgical and medical nursing, Operating Theatres and E.N.T . I entered Higher Education in 1992 as a Nurse lecturer for the pre- registration nursing programme . I have since held the positions of special needs co-ordinator, admissions tutor and deputy programme leader.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Royal College of Nursing ; Academic Link person to St Columba’s Hospice Edinburgh


I have been involved in a number of research projects , which include service evaluation, and support needs of lay carers of those with dementia

  • Active research interests:

Currently involved in project work exploring service provision for people living with long term conditions

  • Research Methods:



Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

My main area of teaching is communication skills at pre-registration level , I have an interest in the care of older people . I am also involved in teaching some research methods and evidence-based practice. . I facilitate groups in enquiry –based learning and problem-based learning . I supervise dissertations at undergraduate and post graduate level


Undergraduate modules:

  • Caring in professional contexts N1209 , Skills and practice 1 N 1211, Introduction to academic enquiry N1202 , Learning to Assess and Care for Ill Adults  N2355,  Caring for the Adult with Complex Health Care Needs N2356, Skills & Practice 2 N2357  Inter-professional education 2. N2345 Recovery, Rehabilitation & Long Term Issues N3618 , Dissertation  N4268

Post Graduate Modules :

  • Independent Study . NM122, Nm262, N3538, Current issues in higher education NM234