Patricia Perry is Deputy Programme Lead for the MSc Healthcare Management for the School of Health and Social Care, where she is a lecturer mainly in the area of adult nursing. Her background is as a nurse, clinical nurse teacher and nurse lecturer focusing on the care of patients with peripheral vascular disease and latterly older people in assessment, rehabilitation and day hospital care. Her areas of teaching are long term conditions, professional, ethical and legal issues in healthcare, healthcare systems and research. She has been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) since 2014. In addition to supporting learning, teaching and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate students, Patricia mentors staff undertaking professional development such as Fellowship of the HEA and is a personal development tutor for staff studying the Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Applied Practice in Higher Education.
Key areas of interest are nursing, transcultural nursing, online transnational education and internationalisation of the curriculum. The latter interest has supported her work as a member of the Edinburgh Napier University institutional team contributing to the Quality Assurance Agency Enhancement Themes: student transitions - internationalisation. In addition, she has experience of teaching students online in Singapore, students in the Caribbean and works with students from a range of countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, India, and European countries undertaking the above Masters programme in Edinburgh.