Julie Drake is a Lecturer in the Nursing Division of Queen Margaret University.

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I have over 30 years’ experience of nursing in adult, paediatric and health visiting. After training as an adult nurse in Dundee in 1991-94 I consolidated my training in acute medicine before moving to Glasgow’s National Spinal Injury High Dependency Unit. In 1997 I commenced paediatric nurse training at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh where I worked between acute medicine and the emergency dept. I graduated from QMU in 2004 as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, Health Visitor and School Nurse and have worked in urban and rural settings delivering the Health Visiting service mostly in areas of deprivation. My passion is practice teaching and learning and I have experience as a Practice Teacher supporting practice education and completed my post graduate certificate in education in 2020. I also believe that high quality clinical supervision is key to quality service delivery and staff wellbeing and have participated and facilitated action learning sets within the NHS for over ten years.

I joined QMU as a lecturer in November 2020 as a lecturer in the SCPHN Health Visiting and School Nursing team and at present I am the Interim Programme Leader for School nursing.

Affiliations (including memberships) to other organisations:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • Member of Omega Xi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau
  • International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Practice Education and Public Health Nursing

Lecturer for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing(SCPHN), Health Visiting and School Nursing as part of Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Practice Team.

I am module co-ordinator for The Developing Child and Working with Children and Young People at Times of Vulnerability modules. I contribute to Practice Assessor teaching for SCPHN Trainee’s. I support Trainee’s on practice placement and contribute to regular updates for our Practice Supervisors and Assessors in Practice. I coordinate the Baby Friendly Training and Accreditation for UNICEF and work closely with local NHS Boards to provide UNICEF accredited training for SCPHN Learners.

Interim Programme Leader for School Nursing.