Senior Lecturer

Division: Nursing

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Lindesay Irvine (PhD, MSc, BA, FHEA, MILM) is a Senior Lecturer in the Nursing Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications

Lindesay worked for 5 years as a qualified nurse specialising in the area of care of older people. She worked mainly in the area of medical assessment of older people, commencing as a staff nurse and latterly as a charge nurse. She also was a charge nurse in long term care of older people.

Her PhD was entitled ‘Understanding the Experience of Older people in Acute Health Care’ looking at how people made sense of their experiences and what impact the organisation had on their care and the nurse’s role in caring. Previously her MSc work investigated older people’s views and ideas of continuing care accommodation. Since joining QMU she has continued to follow this focus including work on a project related to older people and osteoporosis.

She has worked at QMU since 1992 initially as Lecturer and currently as Senior Lecturer in Nursing teaching a wide variety of modules within Nursing but also taking a lead role in the delivery of education modules that lead to NMC recognition as a nurse teacher. An extension of her  role is that of International Collaborations lead for nursing, developing and maintaining the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate education in other countries. Currently we have relationships with colleges and universities in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Singapore.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • NMC

Areas for Doctoral Supervision:

  • Older people and their care

  • Educational development for nurses

  • Recovery and rehabilitation


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