Miss Ashleigh Ward

PhD Researcher

Health Sciences Stirling Stirling,

Miss Ashleigh Ward

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About me

About me

Other Academic Activities

Accessibility and inclusion officer for health sciences

Undergraduate nursing and paramedic science recruitment co-lead

Professional Career

Prostate Scotland intern


COSCA ethical committee member

Prostate Scotland patient advisory group member

The Urology Foundation Science and Education Committee Member

UK Oncology Nursing Society champion

Professional membership

British Pharmacological Society member

Nursing and Midwifery Council RN


In research, I am committed to engaging in impactful and embedded research with strong patient involvement, and strengthening collaboration between healthcare, academia and the third sector. Specifically, I have research interests in capacity development in healthcare services, men's health and prostate diseases including lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men. Additionally, I have an interest in improving the efficacy and efficiency of the delivery of nursing education, improving the experiences of those studying nursing, and interprofessional and multidisciplinary practice.

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Andreis F, Bryant R, Giorgi E, Williamson AE & Ward A (2021) Prescribing patterns for medical treatment of suspected prostatic obstruction: a longitudinal register-based study of the Scottish Health and Social Care Open Data. BMJ Open, 11 (2), Art. No.: e042606. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042606



In learning and teaching, I aim to teach content in a way that is practically useful to healthcare students. My specific interests relate to bioscience in nursing and inclusivity in healthcare practice. Specifically, facilitating learning of human anatomy and physiology from an individual and biopsychosocial perspective and as something that changes in line with our age and lifestyle. And to lessen or remove unreasonable barriers to nursing practice thereby enabling students to achieve to the best of their ability.


SHSU004: Health Science for Nursing

SHSU005: Foundations in Nursing Practice 2

UG Nursing Semester 9

NURU152: Understanding and assessing pain