Ms Fiona Ramsay

Ms Fiona Ramsay

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Programme Lead, MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Mental Health and MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner)

Return to Practice Nursing - Lecturer / Subject specialist (Learning disability and mental health nurses)


I grew up in Cornwall and trained as a learning disabilities nurse in Surrey and a mental health nurse in London. I have practiced in the UK, Australia and Canada as a clinical nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, health services manager, nursing regulator and university lecturer. My clinical practice has primarily been in rural and remote community health services. I joined the University of Plymouth in 2019.

My interests include:

  • Advanced practice in mental health and learning disabilities
  • Parity of esteem for mental and physical health
  • Health promotion and health inequalities related to people with learning disabilities and/or mental health
  • Clinical governance, including risk management, patient safety, and quality improvement

I completed a BSc in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan, an MSc in Health Improvement and Health Promotion from Robert Gordon University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law and Ethics from the University of Dundee. I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

In 2018, I was the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Canada.

Professional membership



Teaching interests

Teaching on:

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult/Child/Mental health)
  • BSc (Hons) Urgent and Emergency Care
  • FdSc Nursing Associate
  • MNurs (Adult/Child/Mental Health)
  • MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner) 
  • Return to Practice (Adult/Child/Learning disability/Mental health)

with a special interest in online teaching, mental health and health promotion.

Staff serving as external examiners

Cardiff University

University of Lincoln