Mr Bill Lawson (MBA, BSc, RGN, PGC (TLHE) is a Lecturer in the Nursing Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning

I graduated from Edinburgh University as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and worked in a number of placement areas before specializing in ITU. Most of my clinical career was as a Senior Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse in the ITU at St. John’s Hospital in West Lothian. I completed my MBA in 1998. In 2004, I became a Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) and subsequently completed my PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The PEF role focused on the development of the clinical learning environment and mentorship. I joined Queen Margaret University as a Lecturer in Nursing in September 2008 working primarily in the BSC (Hons) Nursing, Undergraduate Team working across all four years of the programme. In September 2015 I became the Programme Leader for the newly validated MSc Person-centred Practice Framework which offers practitioners the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest for their professional development such as leadership and management, advancing practice, research and education. The framework offers practitioners from different contexts the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and expertise of person-centred practice.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • NHS Borders, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh Napier University

Professional Social Media:

Interests in research centred around clinical simulation, acute care and leadership.


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

Main areas of teaching based around leadership, patient assessment, acute care and mentorship

Program Leader:

MSc person-centred Practice Framework


  • N2355, learning to assess and care for ill adults: enquiry based learning 1 (ug)
  • N2356, caring for the adult with complex healthcare needs: enquiry based learning 2 (ug)
  • N3337, developing professional practice: work based learning (ug)
  • N3536, developing professional practice: work based learning (ug)
  • N3538, independent study (ug)
  • N3550, developing professional practice: work based learning (ug)
  • N3590, leading in healthcare (ug)
  • N3594, interprofessional working and person centred care (interprofessional education 3) (ug)
  • N3616, leading in health and social care (ug)
  • N3617, recognition and management of the deteriorating patient: acute care in a variety of settings (ug)
  • N4268, dissertation (ug)
  • N4269, skills & practice 4: transition to professional registration (ug)
  • Nm017, developing professional practice - work-based learning (pg)
  • Nm041, developing professional education - work based learning (pg)
  • Nm122, independent study (pg)
  • Nm164, developing professional practice - work-based learning (pg)
  • Nm168, developing professional education - work based learning (pg)
  • Nm288, leading professional practice (pg)
  • Nm291, advancing approaches practice in patient assessment (pg)
  • Nm296, dissertation project - msc person centred practice (pg)