Mrs Lorraine Armstrong

Lecturer in Nursing

Health Sciences Stirling Stirling,

Mrs Lorraine Armstrong

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About me

About me

Lorraine has over a decade of experience working in an academic institution, previously as a clinical academic and currently as a registered adult nurse lecturer and researcher. She holds a strong teaching portfolio in BSc and MSc level education which is centred around of Improvement and Innovation and is a recognised Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Theme Lead for Innovation and Improvement in the BSc Nursing Programme and is an Early Career Qualitative Researcher with interests in Healthcare Improvement Science; Nurse Education; Ethnography; Context, Complex systems and interventions, Evaluation, Quality Improvement and Innovation.


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

Other Academic Activities

BMJ Open Quality Journal - Peer Reviewer

International Journal of Nursing Studies - Peer Reviewer

Nurse Education Today - Peer Reviewer

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Q Community


Improvement, Innovation and Implementation Science, Complex Systems and Interventions, Context and Contextual Factors, Ethnographic Enquiry , Realist Review and Evaluation, Nursing pedagogical research, and Developing capacity and capability in Healthcare Improvement.

Outputs (16)



Armstrong L, Moir C & Taylor P (2023) How, and under what contexts, do academic–practice partnerships collaborate to implement healthcare improvement education into preregistration nursing curriculums: a realist review protocol. BMJ Open, 13 (10), Art. No.: e077784.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Armstrong L, Harris F & Ashley S (2022) Understanding the influence of context on final year student nurses' experiences of improvement science education in practice: an eight-week ethnographic multiple-case study of thirty adult field pre-registration nurses across nine clinical settings in Scotland. 8th International Nurse Education Conference, Sitges, Spain, 19.10.2022-22.10.2022.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

James B, Beattie M, Armstrong L & Shepherd A (2016) Scaling up quality improvement learning for nursing practice.. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gothenburg, 12.04.2016-15.04.2016.


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.


Armstrong L, Bevan H, Krause K, Schwamy L, Easton J & Maher L (2014) My Hopes for Healthcare: A Pecha Kucha-Style Workshop. 26th Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Marriot World Centre, Orlando, 09.12.2014-17.12.2014.


Armstrong L, Beattie M & Smith J (2013) Resilience and Quality Improvement. Reducing Harm, Improving Care; All Teach, All Learn., University of Stirling, 13.10.2013-13.10.2013.



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 10 years+ experience, BSc, MSc, CPD in adult and mental health nurse education. Currently developing a Senior Fellow portfolio. Module co-ordinator BSc module in Leading Excellence in Practice. Healthcare Improvement and Innovation Lead for BSc Nursing. Evidence-based teaching in Healthcare Improvement/Patient Safety. Design and develop material for Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Complex Systems, Culture, Clinical Governance, Measurement, Speaking Up, Data, Care Quality, Human Factors, Leading Change, Resilience. QI Project/proposals.

Teach and assess clinical skill in nursing modules (UG). Deliver online, face to face, small group tutorials, lectures (UG). Subjects taught: Vital Signs, IV infusions, Deteriorating Patients, Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment. Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology (Integumentary System). Evidence-based Practice, Communication, Groupwork, Relationships, Inter-professional practice, Values, Ethics.

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