Dr Anne Rowat is a qualified nurse and lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care. She works in the fields of neuroscience, stroke and research methods. She is an experienced module leader on both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing degree programmes. She has contributed to a national curriculum for stroke nurses and web-based stroke training resources through joint working with the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum and Managed Clinical Network for Stroke. As a panel member of the Nursing Standard Art and Science Section she co-ordinated a series of stroke articles that was a focus of a national conference.
Research work is mainly in the field of the management of complications after stroke. Her work has been recognised nationally and internationally. As a guest professor at the Nursing School at Zhenzhou University she has presented at an international conference, provided mentorship for staff/students and written collaborative papers. Her research has won national awards, including a young achiever award (1998), the John Scrimgeour medal (2000) and Nursing Abstract Prize at the UK stroke Forum (2011). She is currently building on a programme of cardiovascular research to determine the feasibility, acceptability, transferability and implementation of nurse-led interventions, which is aligned to the SHSC theme of Long Term Conditions.