Barbara Neades

Barbara Neades

Dr Barbara Neades

Senior Lecturer


As a Senior Lecturer based in the 'Innovations in Practice Theme' within the School, Barbara Neades is a registered nurse who has been an nurse educationalist since 1991. Barbara has expertise in Emergency Nursing Practice, Law and Ethics in Healthcare and Mentorship in Clinical Practice. She holds a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellowship of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing for which she is current the President.

As a result of her PhD research in Organ Donation in Europe in 2007, Barbara was part of the Department of Health Organ Donation Taskforce contributing to the analysis of the legal and ethical aspects of presumed consent legislation in organ donation. She has also acted as a key advisor to an MSP on Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation Bill (Scotland) which was presented to the Scottish Parliament in 2015. Although this was not progressed at the time this issue is now being consulted on by the Scottish Government.

Barbara has also undertaken work with the NHS Education for Scotland to author the Ethical and Legal Issues within the NES Advanced Nursing Practice Toolkit


Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Department of Health Organ Donation Taskforce: Review of Potential Impact of an opt out system for Organ Donation in the UK
  • Represented Edinburgh Napier University on Scottish Government Setting the Direction initiative
  • Present Advisor to Ann McTaggart MSP on Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation Bill (Scotland)


Conference Activity

  • Chair of the South East Scotland the ENU Bi -annual Mentorship in Practice and Networking Conferences
  • Chair DOH Organ Donation Taskforce Scottish Workshops/ Public Engagement Focus Group


External Examining/Validations

  • Coventry University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University Bsc. Nursing Programme : Emergency Nurse Practitioner Specialist Modules
  • University College Dublin Pre-registration Bachelor in Nursing
  • University of Wales ( Bangor) Bsc. Critical Care Specialist Practitioner Programme
  • University Of Gloucester Post Graduate Masters in Emergency Nurse Practitioner Programme
  • Edge Hill University Liverpool Mentorship Preparation Programme


Invited Speaker

  • Present Guest Lecturer with University of Edinburgh School of Law Msc. In Law & Medical Ethics programme


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