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Ms Fiona Ramsay

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


Lecturer - Mental Health Nursing (Cornwall campus)


Fiona grew up in Cornwall and trained as a learning disabilities nurse in Surrey and a mental health nurse in London. She has practiced in Australia and Canada as a clinical nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, health services manager, and university lecturer. Her clinical practice has primarily been in rural and remote community health services. More recently, she has been practicing as a nursing regulator establishing and monitoring standards for mental health nursing practice and mental health nursing education programs in Canada. Fiona recently returned home to Cornwall joining Plymouth University in 2019.

Her interests include:

  • Parity of esteem for mental and physical health
  • Health inequalities related to people with learning disabilities and/or mental health
  • Cultural competence and cultural safety
  • Clinical governance, including risk management, patient safety, and quality improvement
  • Policy development to support nursing practice

Fiona has 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. She is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Professional membership

  • Fellow Royal Society of Public Health