Angela Kydd

Angela Kydd

Dr Angela Kydd

Associate Professor


Angela Kydd worked as a nurse for 15 years before moving into nurse education. My clinical and academic work has focussed on gerontology.


Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Expert to assist the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in the framework of the management of the Community programmes in the fields of education, audiovisual, culture, youth and citizenship for the ERASMUS MUNDUS programme
  • Named expert interviewed by Prof Dr Zafer Oztek for the International Children’s Center (designated WHO collaborating Center) for the publication of Evaluation of Cascade Strategy for Training Health Care Workers for Immunization Programmes. 28/9/12
  • Steering Group member of the teaching care homes forum
  • Working for WHO Worked with colleague in Turkey (Professor Oztek) on developing guidelines for cascade training for immunisation programmes in third world countries
  • Member of the Consortium Committee for the Quality Assurance of Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • Director on Board of Directors Renfrewshire Association of Mental Health
  • Elected secretary of the Sigma Theta Tau International Society for the Upsilon Xi Chapter in Swansea
  • Elected Steering Group Member of RCN Forum for Older People
  • Elected Executive Member of British Society of Gerontology
  • Elected Convener of the Qualitative Research Interest Group of the Gerontological Society of America


Editorial Activity

  • Getting Care of Older People Right: The need for appropriate frailty assessment


Public Engagement Activity

  • Gerontology Interest Group, which was set up in 1998 at the Paisley Campus, launched at Hamilton 2009; speakers have included international, national, regional and local people.


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner for PhD viva in Huddersfield
  • External examiner for PhD Viva in Swansea
  • Nursing Department National University of Galway: Gerontology modules and Diplomas
  • Keele University: Post Nursing Registration Modules and Diplomas
  • UHI Millennium Institute Stornaway, Isle of Lewis: BA Health Studies February
  • External Examiner for the Overseas Nursing Programme Belfast
  • External Examiner for the Diploma / BSc (Hon) Continuing Professional Development for Healthcare Professionals . St Georges. Kingston University London
  • External examiner for PhD Viva in Swansea
  • External Examiner


Invited Speaker

  • National Care Homes Research and Development Forum. Life in Care. City University London
  • paper presented with Professor Joy Merrell, E Rosser, A Mendes and I Geut ‘Is Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing meeting the needs of European Nurses? A survey of active and inactive members in Europe’. STTI European Conference: Diver
  • Paper presented at the UK Council for Graduate Education “Research Training for the Health Professions: The Changing Culture” London
  • Organiser and Chair of symposium Applying for Ethical Approval in Research on People with Dementia: Stories from the US, the UK and Sweden. GSA Symposium Boston
  • Organised and chaired a symposium ‘The Creative Use of Qualitative Research Methods’ GSA Atlanta
  • Palliative Care and Dementia – an Evaluation. Joint paper with Julie Miller (Alz Scot) at the Dementia Congress, Liverpool
  • Paper presented A European Intensive Programme Experience to Develop Transcultural Compassion in Nursing. Budapest, Hungary
  • Paper presented Angela Kydd Deidre Wild and Ala Szczepura at RCN Older People’s Nursing Conference 2012 Caring for and Caring About: A remedial care model for use in care homes for older people, Conference Centre, Manchester
  • Paper at above symposium: Researching People with Severe Dementia Margaret Brown and Angela Kydd GSA Symposium Boston
  • Paper presented at GSA Symposium ‘Adding Qualitative Depth to Quantitative Data’ GSA Atlanta
  • Paper Presented at the EPS conference Montreal Attitudes to health care professionals who work with older people by themselves and their peers.
  • paper presented at Gerontology Society of America Washington (GSA) Living in Transition
  • Paper presented at Gerontology Society of America (GSA) A Six country study: nurses and student nurses attitudes towards gerontological nursing as a career. Angela Kydd Ingegerd Fagerberg, Theris Touhy, David Newman, Gabriella Engstrom
  • Paper at above symposium: Involving People with Dementia in UK Research Barbara Sharp and Angela Kydd GSA Symposium Boston
  • Paper at above conference Issues Concerning Participant Observation with Frail Older Adults
  • Paper at above conference The Ethical Challenges of Involving People Newly Diagnosed with Dementia in the Research Process Susanne Holland, Angela Kydd and Gordon Ellis
  • Keynote Speech: The Future of Services for Older People. Modernising Services for Older People in Argyll and Clyde Conference
  • Keynote Speaker at Portuguese conference
  • Keynote speaker at the 1st International Congress of Nursing Students. Autonomy of the Nurse: A European Perspective. School of Health Sciences. Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
  • Keynote speaker: Rising to the Challenge of the 21st Century Perceptions of Working with Older People. NHS Lanarkshire
  • Life in Limbo. Invited speaker. Paper presented at BSG Scotland.
  • Issues in Participant Observation Paper at Qualitative Research Symposium at the GSA Conference Orlando
  • Invited speaker to College of Jesenice: Mentorship in Learning: Supporting and Empowering Learners. Jesenice, Slovenia
  • Invited speaker to the 2 day Research Day School of Nursing Jesenice Slovenia
  • Invited speaker to National Care Homes Forum in Taunton. Workshop presented The views of frail older people moving from hospital to care home.
  • A Qualitative Evaluation Study of Intensive Programs (IPs): Transcultural Nursing Education. A Kydd, C Tschudin-Madsen, C. Cahves and S. Sauras-Tricas. International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) conference, Frieburg, Germany
  • 1st International Conference at Stirling. Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. Invited Speaker. Paper on Facilitating Good Practice by Caring for Staff presented.
  • Symposium paper at the International Federation of Ageing Copenhagen.
  • Stakeholder Perspectives of What Makes a Care Home, Homely Anne Fleming PhD student UWS Dr. Angela Kydd & Professor Pauline Banks, UWS & Sally Stewart Glasgow School of Art
  • An Evaluation Study of Erasmus Intensive Programmes. A Kydd, S Tricas C Tsuchdi Madsen International Scientific Conference New Approaches to Improving Healthcare Education: Today and Tomorrow. Latvia University Riga Medical Centre
  • Asked to chair conference organised by University of Glasgow ‘Managing Common Health Problems in Older People. Teacher Building Glasgow
  • Qualitative Research Symposium. Discussant. – Student’s experience of Qualitative Research Methods. GSA Baltimore
  • Qualitative Research – Focus Group Uses and Misuses: Telling it as it is in Front of Others, GSA, San Francisco
  • Plenary Paper International Conference Slovenia Developing a REAL Care Home
  • Plenary Paper presented at the RCN International Research Conference ‘Attitudes towards Nurses who Work with Older People by themselves and their Peers
  • Sadness in Long Term Care: The recalling of negative events to match affect. Paper presented at the British Gerontological Society in Bristol
  • The Perspectives of Frail Older People moving from Hospital to a Care Home. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Texas, USA
  • Wrote and chaired symposium ‘Developing Research Methods to Facilitate a Researcher Participant Relationship’ GSA San Diego
  • wo papers presented Understanding Dementia and Frailty: Assessment and Intervention at International Week Spring International Week ‘Global Health and transcultural challenges’ Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences / Faculty of Health Care
  • Two papers accepted for GSA in New Orleans: ‘An ethnographis style of inquiry using a observer participant role’ 22/11/10 and ‘’Using mixed methods in a study on attitudes’ 20/11/10
  • Living in Long Term care – The Stories Told: The rules of the institution. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology in Sheffield
  • Caring for Staff during Welfare Reform. Paper presented at the British Gerontological Society in Bangor
  • Chair of session on the importance of research in dementia care. Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
  • Improving Care of Older People in Scotland. Funded speaker at Improving Care for Older People Conference Savoy Place London
  • International lectures: Participated in giving lecturers at international weeks in Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia, Latvia, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia
  • Guest Speaker for Conference to celebrate 40 years of Contact the Elderly Beyond Practical Needs: Exploring the benefits of regular social interaction for older people. My paper was ‘Social Isolation: A lonely journey.
  • Guest lecturer at the Ethics for Mentors workshop College of Nursing Jesenice, Slovenia
  • Guest lecturer at the Research for Mentors workshop College of Nursing Jesenice, Slovenia Examples of Clinical Research and its Use in Practice
  • Invited plenary speaker at the 4th International Scientific Conference College of Nursing Jesenice, Slovenia Attitudes towards Health Care Professionals who Work with Older People
  • Invited Plenary speaker at the 2nd International Scientific Conference College of Nursing Jesenice, Slovenia. Evaluative Research on a Multiagency Team.
  • Invited Speaker at 1st International Scientific Conference Theory, Research and Practice – The three pillars of contemporary nursing care. College of Nursing Jesenice, Slovenia. Plenary speaker The Anxieties of Frail Older People in Transition.
  • Invited speaker at the Evidence Base Practice Seminar for Older People’s Services Fife. Paper given: Delayed discharge status from a patient perspective.
  • Invited speaker at The Active Ageing Conference Begunje, Slovenia ‘The Goals and Actions to Achieve Active Ageing on All Levels of Health and Social Care: What about care home residents?’
  • Invited Speaker at Caring for Older People Conference Manchester Conference Centre: Paper Creating a Remedial Enterprise And Learning [REAL Care Home
  • Invited speaker at the expert meeting Opportunities for Improving Clinical Practice in Nursing Care of an Old Person: Paper ‘Why don’t nurses like to work with older people?’
  • Invited speaker at the RCN OPeNN conference in Northern Ireland. Paper given: The Unspoken Rules and the Spontaneous Rules of the Institution.
  • Invited speaker Eating and Nutritional Care for older people with Dementia. Glasgow Medica CPD Ltd
  • Invited Speaker at 2nd World Congress on Health Research Viseau, Portugal Palliative Care from Oncology to all Nursing Arenas: Good practice or scaring the patients?
  • Invited Speaker Healthcare Events: Effective Discharge Planning: Reducing Delayed Transfer of Care. Where Rhetoric meets Reality: Learning from Experiences London
  • Invited discussant at GSA Symposium: Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Exploring a Diversity of Methods. GSA Atlanta
  • Invited discussant for symposium ‘The Art of Interviewing: Exploring the Qualitative Researcher’s Opinions. GSA Symposium Boston
  • International Views of Ageing and Long-term Care: Developing Centres of Excellence in Nursing Homes. Paper presented at the National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners West Palm Beach, Florida
  • “Embracing all models in Quality of Life Issues for People with Dementia” Funded presentation at the Dementia Symposium, Hilton Hotel, Bellshill, Glasgow


Conference Activity

  • Member of the External Scientific Committee for the 2nd IPLeiria´s Health International Congress
  • Moderator for plenary sessions at International Scientific conferences in Slovenia and Cconference Programme committee member for the International Scientific conferences College of Nursing Jesenice
  • Organised a symposium of US and UK speakers. This was accepted for the International Federation of Ageing (IFA) in Copenhagen
  • Organised a conference at UWS with speakers from Florida and London.
  • Organised the Renfrewshire Seniors forum annual conferences
  • Organised a symposium for the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • Organised and chaired Developing as a Centre of Excellence conference
  • Organised and chaired conference ‘Nurturing Kindness and Developing Education – The heart of best practice’
  • Organised and chaired first Sharing for Caring conference at Edinburgh Napier University with International speakers and visitors speaking.
  • Organising international week in University of the West of Scotland for the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
  • Organising a conference at UWS with keynote speaker from Slovenia
  • Chair of the STTI first European Scientific Conference Organising Group
  • Co-organised the STTI first European Scientific Conference
  • Engaging Older People and Student Nurses in Research



  • Invited to act as referee to Erskine Hospital for their bid for funding from the Wolfson Institute in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009
  • Erasmus Grant Reviewer


Fellowships and Awards

  • Student poster award in 2001 University of Paisley
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research Degree External Examining

  • Flinders university


Non-executive Directorship

  • Director on Board of Directors Action in Mind


Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD supervisions

  • PhD Deidre Wild: