Norrie Brown

Norrie Brown

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

Senior Lecturer & Senior Teaching Fellow

Biography

Dr Norrie Brown is the School Director for International 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

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Council of Deans
  • QAA Scotland Enhancement Themes
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Co-founder and organiser of the Scottish Interprofessional Education (IPE) Special Interest Group.
  • 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

 

Conference Activity

  • SUPPORT NEEDS OF PATIENTS AFTER ELECTIVE PCI

 

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

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Exmanier Glasgow Caledonian University – PhD 2015.
  • External Examiner Sheffield Hallum University
  • Invited to be external reviewer for Interprofessional Education (IPE) by IPE group at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • 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).

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

  • A Longitudinal Enquiry into the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Previous
  • “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.
  • ‘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
  • 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)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External examiner for PhD

 

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

 

Date


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The development of Emotional Intelligence in Student Nurses

Presentation / Conference
Brown, N. (2018, January)
The development of Emotional Intelligence in Student Nurses
No abstract available.

Support needs of patients after elective PCI

Presentation / Conference
Dawkes, S., & Brown, N. (2017, October)
Support needs of patients after elective PCI. Paper presented at Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium, Singapore
Introduction and background: Elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) should reduce patients’ angina symptoms but thereafter it is critical that patients self-manage ...

The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience and successful completion of a pre-registration nursing/midwifery degree

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Stenhouse, R., Duers, L., Marshall, S., Carver, F., Brown, N., & Young, J. (2018)
The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience and successful completion of a pre-registration nursing/midwifery degree. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(2), 433-442. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13455
Aim To examine the relationship between baseline emotional intelligence and prior caring experience with completion of pre-registration nurse and midwifery education. Backgrou...

Do emotional intelligence and previous caring experience influence student nurse performance? A comparative analysis

Journal Article
Stenhouse, R., Snowden, A., Young, J., Carver, F., Carver, H., & Brown, N. (2016)
Do emotional intelligence and previous caring experience influence student nurse performance? A comparative analysis. Nurse Education Today, 43, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.04.015
Background: Reports of poor nursing care have focused attention on values based selection of candidates onto nursing programmes. Values based selection lacks clarity and valid...

The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience and mindfulness in student nurses and midwives: a cross sectional analysis

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Stenhouse, R., Young, J., Carver, H., Carver, F., & Brown, N. (2015)
The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience and mindfulness in student nurses and midwives: a cross sectional analysis. Nurse Education Today, 35(1), 152-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.09.004
Background: Emotional Intelligence (EI), previous caring experience and mindfulness training may have a positive impact on nurse education. More evidence is needed to support ...

Actor patients in undergraduate nursing programmes. Do we really know what students want?

Presentation / Conference
Watt, S., & Brown, N. (2013, May)
Actor patients in undergraduate nursing programmes. Do we really know what students want?. Paper presented at International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy

A grounded theory longitudinal study of carers' experiences of caring for people with dementia

Journal Article
Lin, M., Macmillan, M., & Brown, N. (2012)
A grounded theory longitudinal study of carers' experiences of caring for people with dementia. Dementia, 11, 181-197. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301211421362
Introduction Increasingly the provision of care for older people with dementia has shifted from institutions to the community. This has resulted in an increase in burden and a...

The formal support experiences of mothers of adolescents with intellectual disabilities in Edinburgh, UK: a longitudinal qualitative design.

Journal Article
Lin, M., Macmillan, M. & Brown, N. (2010)
The formal support experiences of mothers of adolescents with intellectual disabilities in Edinburgh, UK: a longitudinal qualitative design. Journal of Nursing Research. 18, 34-43. doi:10.1097/JNR.0b013e3181ce50be. ISSN 1682-3141
BACKGROUND: In the United Kingdom, healthcare provision for children with intellectual disabilities (ID) has shifted away from institutions to the community. Today, family m...

Engaging students in learning: managing retention and reducing attrition.

Presentation / Conference
Pollock, C., Brown, N., Chalmers, C., Laird, P., & Laybourn, P. (2010, January)
Engaging students in learning: managing retention and reducing attrition. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University staff conference, Edinburgh Napier University
No abstract available.

An exploration of student nurses’ experiences of formative assessment

Journal Article
Duers, L. E., & Brown, N. (2009)
An exploration of student nurses’ experiences of formative assessment. Nurse Education Today, 29(6), 654-659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2009.02.007
The idea that formative assessment has the potential to prepare students, not only to succeed in summative assessments during the course, but also in the world beyond the clas...

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