Dr Michael Ramsay

Professional Lead

Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences

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Mike qualified as an RGN from Angus College of Nursing in 1987 and worked in A&E at Stracathro Hospital for a time, before commencing post-registration training in mental health nursing at Perth College of Nursing later that year; qualifying as RMN in late 1988. Three years as a staff nurse across Tayside in IPCU, acute, rehabilitation and continuing care of the elderly wards in mental hospital followed, including also a six month return to general nursing in urology. 

As a Charge Nurse, Senior Charge and Clinical Nurse Manager at Sunnyside Royal Hopsital a consolidated interest and career commitment to mental health care was forged and a final clinical post, before entering nurse education, was held as Community Mental Health Team Leader (older people) in North Angus. Over this time part-time study saw completion in a Certificate in Counselling (1992); a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Nursing (1995) and a Master of Science in Nursing (2003) completed.

Wider professional activities

  • Chair of the Editorial Board of ‘Mental Health Nursing’ journal since 2008 and board member since 2006.
  • Member of Mental Health Nurses’ Association and the International Philosophy of Nursing Society.


On becoming a lecturer Mike’s interest in older people’s mental health and well-being has remained and is coupled with a growing interest in nursing philosophy and education, all which is reflected in his research and writing outputs. Mike commenced Doctor of Education studies in 2012. 

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