Dr Megan Dickson is a lecturer in the Nursing Division. She is also an associate member of the Centre for Person-centred Practice Research.

On completing her undergraduate degree at Queen Margaret University in 2014, Megan pursued a clinical academic career. After working in various clinical and research roles, she returned to QMU in 2016 to pursue a doctorate. Since becoming a lecturer in 2019, Megan has gained experience of developing and delivering a wide range of modules on the Master of Nursing programme at QMU.  

Megan currently co-chairs the Scottish Learning Disability Nurse Education Network (SLDNEN).

In 2021, Megan was awarded her PhD from QMU, entitled Constructing spaces of authentic engagement through embodied practice: An exploration of deaf peoples’ and nurses’ experiences of interacting.

Megan’s research practices are focused on creating knowledge that enacts social justice with marginalised groups. She has a particular interest in understanding the political and historical contexts in which services (public and voluntary) are situated and knowledge is produced. In her research practice, Megan strives to understand how research methodologies and methods can be shaped through relationship with the people and communities she interacts with. She has a strong sense of social justice and believes passionately in relational approaches to working with people and communities.

Active research interests:

  • The relationship between nurses and people who communicate via BSL
  • Embodied practice

Research Methods:

  • Participatory research
  • Action-orientated research
  • Critical creativity
  • Hermeneutics

Megan is an associate member of the Centre for Person-centred Practice Research. She is also a reviewer for the Nursing Philosophy journal.

Megan contributes to teaching and learning activities across a number of nursing programmes. However, the majority of her work is focused on the Masters of Nursing programme. She is passionate about nursing students developing reflective skills that enable articulation of their caring practices and supporting students to become research confident.

Megan supervises undergraduate dissertations and is an External Examiner.