Lorraine Armstrong is a Registered Adult Nurse and Lecturer at the University of Stirling. She has developed her skills in Quality & Safety within a teaching and research remit as a previous Clinical Academic. Her key research interests surround improvement and implementation science, particularly in the evaluation of complex interventions. Her recent work has involved undertaking an educational evaluation of improvement science in pre-registration nursing. As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Lorraine is responsible for developing and delivering the Quality & Safety curriculum at the University of Stirling.
Nursing Times Rising Star Nominee
Lorraine was nominated for the Nursing Times Rising Star Award in 2018.
Student Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year Award Winner
Lorraine won the Student Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year Award in 2013
Armstrong L, Shepherd A & Harris FM (2017) An evaluation of approaches used to teach quality improvement to preregistration healthcare professionals: an integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, pp. 70-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.05.005
James B, Beattie M, Shepherd A, Armstrong L & Wilkinson JE (2016) Time, fear and transformation: Student nurses' experiences of doing a practicum (quality improvement project) in practice. Nurse Education in Practice, 19, pp. 70-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.05.004
Donaldson J, Roxburgh M, Watt S, Polson R, Armstrong L & Lauder W (2015) Evidence of the effectiveness and patient experience of formalised social support for people with a diagnosis of heart failure. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. University of Stirling.
Armstrong L, Lauder W & Shepherd A (2015) An evaluation of methods used to teach quality improvement to undergraduate healthcare students to inform curriculum development within preregistration nurse education: a protocol for systematic review and narrative synthesis. Systematic Reviews, 4, Art. No.: 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-4-8