Dr Norrie Brown is the School Director of Quality Enhancement in the School of Health & Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University. His research interests are related to educational and pedagogical research; user and care involvement in curriculum design
and development; student assessment. Dr Brown is both a registered general nurse and registered mental health nurse and he teaches ethics, research methods, leadership and
innovation and professional development. Norrie started his educational career with the South Lothian College of Nursing and Midwifery in 1986 and he has been in higher education ever since.
His current research interests involve two main projects:
1. Longitudinal study focussing on Scottish Men’s participation after Exercise Referral
(SMARTER study): An examination of the reasons why men living with a least one longterm
condition do not participation in an exercise referral scheme (Active Options 2)
designed to support their physical recovery and psycho‐social wellbeing.
2. Working on a cross‐institutional research programme with UWS and University of
Edinburgh on a variety of theme‐related topics (one of which is their current 3‐year
longitudinal Emotional Intelligence study).