Professor William Lauder

Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health


Professor William Lauder joined the University of Stirling in September 2008 as Chair and Head of the [then] Department of Nursing and Midwifery.  Before moving into nurse education Professor Lauder practiced as a psychiatric nurse in Scotland and England; he has also taught and researched in Scotland and Australia and had previously worked in the Department as Associate Head at Highland Campus. He has also served in the territorial armed forces (2622 Highland Squadron RAF Regiment and 23 SAS), and is currently Editor in Chief of Nurse Education Today.

Professor Lauder’s research interests lie in the areas of: Social connections (loneliness and social capital) and health behaviours and their impact on morbidity and mortality; self-neglect and squalor; and in nurse education.

His professional aims are to continue taking forward the Modernising Nursing Careers agenda, generating world-class research, influencing practice and development on both a local and international level and developing nursing and midwifery service and education.


The Head of School is the senior academic officer of the School, responsible for all aspects of its academic performance.  The Head is the accountable manager of all staff within their school, and as such is responsible for the effective management of staff and their performance and for the discharge of all responsibilities and duties devolved to the school. The role is supported by a School Manager who is the primary support role within the school.

The Head of School contributes to the effective management of the University and represent their School both within and outside the University. They are responsible for effective communications with staff within their School and promote and execute institutional strategies and plans.

Professor William Lauder
Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

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