Norrie Brown

Norrie Brown

Dr Norrie Brown RMN, RGN, DipCNE, MEd, CertEd, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Biography

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).

Themes

Research Areas

Esteem

Invited Speaker

  • A Longitudinal Enquiry into the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Previous
  • Presented a Scottish perspective in the session on ‘Developing distinct approaches to the Academy’s work in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’ HEA The Higher Education Academy Internal Conference May 2007
  • Run Workshop for QAA Scotland Research-Teaching Linkages Enhancement Theme, Edinburg Napier University, February 2008
  • Run a workshop on ‘Exploring the tensions and challenges in creating a community researching our practice’ at the SEDA Spring Teaching and Learning Conference in May 2010
  • Run Workshop for QAA Scotland Research-Teaching Linkages Enhancement Theme conference, Heriot-Watt University, November 2007
  • Co-presenter of a paper on promoting Interprofessional Education in Scotland at European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN) conference with Professor Maggie Nicol (Queen Margaret University) in Krakow, Poland, September 2007.
  • Co-presenting full paper on research into lecturers’ conceptions and approaches to online teaching at ECEL conference in Copenhagen, October 2007.
  • Co-presented findings from pilot project into lecturers’ conceptions of online teaching at ALT-C Manchester 2005
  • Co-presented a paper in Amsterdam on how it is possible to achieve constructive alignment in Virtual Learning Environments, November, 2005
  • Co-presented paper on research entitled ‘From Teaching to Teaching Online: Tutor Experiences of Bridging the Gap’ at the Network Learning conference in Lancaster, 2006 (NL2006)
  • ‘How lecturers experience student-centred approaches to teaching.’ Improving Student Learning Conference, Birmingham, September, 2004
  • “How lecturers’ experience student-centred approaches to teaching” Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology, 4th Annual Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, 2003:
  • ‘How lecturers experience student-centred approaches to teaching’ ICN 23rd Quadrennial Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 2005
  • “Lecturers conceptions of student-centred Teaching” Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology, 5th Annual Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, 2004
  • Involving Mental Health Service Users and Carers in Curriculum Design and Delivery. Aviemore: NBS Teachers’ Conference, February 1998.
  • Involving Mental Health Service Users and Carers in Curriculum Design and Delivery. Brighton: ‘An Effective Approach to Mental Health’, MIND Annual conference, November 1998
  • Involving Mental Health Service Users and Carers in Curriculum Design and Delivery. Falkirk: NBS Curriculum Development Conference: ‘Moving the 1992 Programmes into the year 2000’, December 1997.

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner Sheffield Hallum University
  • External Examiner for Master of Nursing Degree, Distance Learning Centre, University of Dundee since September 2007 –to April 2011.
  • External Examiner for Open University Developing Mental Health Nursing Practice (KYN293) from June 2009 (BSc).
  • External Exmanier Glasgow Caledonian University – PhD 2015.
  • Invited to be external reviewer for Interprofessional Education (IPE) by IPE group at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

 

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Council of Deans
  • QAA Scotland Enhancement Themes
  • Co-founder and organiser of the Scottish Interprofessional Education (IPE) Special Interest Group.
  • Invited expert member of the Supporting Nursing & Midwifery Student Recruitment and Retention –Scottish Government since October 2008 to date.
  • ENU Executive Lead on Learning Disability National Model on NHS Education for Scotland (NES) steering group 2012 to date.
  • Expert member of NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Recruitment and Retention February 2011 - September 2013.
  • Member of the HEA Scotland Practitioners forum
  • Personal invitation to attend symposium held in London by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing Health Education England (HEE), to attend a Symposium on:“The Value of Pre- Nursing Degree Care Experience” on April 10th 2015. The invitation was
  • Learning and Teaching Consultant (Scotland) Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre, King’s College London 2006 to 2012.
  • Learning and Teaching Consultant (Scotland) Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre, King’s College London 2006 to 2012.
  • Invited to scrutinise undergraduate approval documentation for the University of Glasgow prior to programme approval event (2011)
  • Member of the Educational Research in Health Care Scotland (ERiCHS) group set up by the Scottish Heads of Academic Nursing and Allied Health Professions -SHANAHP) from 2006 - 2009
  • Member of European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN)

 

Conference Activity

  • SUPPORT NEEDS OF PATIENTS AFTER ELECTIVE PCI

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External examiner for PhD

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

 

Reviewing

  • Mott Mac Reviewer for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved programmes from 2008 to 2013.
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Peer reviewer for Nurse Education Today

 

Conference/Workshop

  • Jointly organised and hosting the HEA Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre Assessment SIG Edinburgh Napier University September 2011
  • Jointly organised and hosted the HEA Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre Festival of Learning in March 2010 at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Jointly organised and hosted the HEA Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre IPE Special Interest Group (SIG) with HEAHSP/Queen Margaret University/Edinburgh Napier University April 2011-04-15

 

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