Heather Bain


  • UHI Institute of Health Research and Innovation, Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road,

    IV2 3JH Inverness

    United Kingdom

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Research Expertise

I am an experience academic with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and now at the University of Highlands and Islands, Inverness.

In my experience in higher education I have a breadth of experience having had roles as lecturer, course leader, programme leader, and CPD lead, and being within the senior leadership team of Schools. I have worked locally and nationally particularly focussing on prescribing, community nursing and more recently the future nurse and paramedic. During this period in education I have had two secondment opportunities, one with NHS Education Scotland and the other the Nursing and Midwifery Council. I have extensive experience in the QA of education being a Mott Macdonald visitor for the NMC and having been an external panel member for many institutions. In conclusion I have a strong professional background with a Doctorate focused in Education from The University of Stirling.

Research Interests

Prescribing by healthcare professionals; education; advanced practice; community nursing; public health; palliative care; advanced practice; practice teaching; long term conditions; clinical decision making; leadership; policy and professional regulation.
Teaching and Learning    Wide experience of learning and teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with a particular focus on advanced practice, community nursing, leadership and prescribing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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