Ms Fiona Ramsay

Ms Fiona Ramsay

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Lecturer - Mental Health Nursing (Cornwall campus)

Practice Development Team Academic Lead (Mental Health), Cornwall


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, nursing regulator and university lecturer. Her clinical practice has primarily been in rural and remote community health services. Fiona joined the University of Plymouth 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 education

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

Teaching interests

Teaching on undergraduate, postgraduate and nursing associate programs with a special interest in online teaching, health promotion, mental health and learning disability.