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Title: Professor
First Name: Angela
Surname: Kydd
Position: Clinical Professor in Nursing
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262895
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Angela’s RGU responsibilities include PHd and Masters supervision and contributing to the Masters research module. She is a member of the School’s Research Committee. She leads the UK part of a H2020 EuroAgeism project and is a member of the CSO funded research project on the experiences of students as health care assistants during the start of the pandemic. She is editor of a COVID-19 newsletter for RGU and NHSG staff and leads the Ageing Research Network at RGU.

Angela’s NHSG responsibilities include co-chairing the North of Scotland Centre for NMAHP Research (NoSCAR), leading research seminars for clinical staff, providing academic support for PhD and Masters students who work at NHSG. Member of the research strategy group and research recovery group. She also supports the work of Magnet. support

Duties and Responsibilities

UK lead for Horizon 2020 Ageism prPhD and MSC Supervision

Academic Background

Angela trained as a Registered General Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse and Clinical Teacher.  Her passion for gerontological nursing led her to undertake a Masters Degree in Gerontology and she worked in gerontological nursing environments. She moved to academic life at The University of the West of Scotland (UWS). She set up a Gerontology Interest Group for academics, students, clinicians and members of the public, as a way to share best practice in gerontological nursing. During her time at UWS she designed and delivered degree modules in gerontology, She completed a PhD on life as a ‘delayed discharge’. She has a PGCE F/E and a PG in research supervision.

Angela wrote a nurse specialist programme for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and worked for WHO in a consultancy capacity to produce a Training Master Protocol on using “cascade plus strategy” especially in developing countries.

She co-edited and wrote chapters for a text book on caring for older people and has published widely, Her Multifactorial Attitudes Questionnaire (MAQ) was used in a six country research project she led and has been used in the United States, Sweden and Germany.
She has supervised six PhD students to completion.

Angela worked at Edinburgh Napier University as Associate Professor in January 2016 and in July 2018 took up a post as Clinical Professor in Nursing which is a jointly funded post with Robert Gordon University and NHS Grampian.
She partners a Horizon 2020 project on Ageism and leads an Ageing Research Network at RGU.

Research Interests

Frailty, Care homes, Ageism, Dementia, Gerontology

Current Research

Include recent projects, key partner/network projects, recent national or international conference presentations, policy development or other related scholarship output.


UK lead for Horizon 2020 EuroAgeism Project. NHSG Endowments funding to run an Ageing Research Network. NHSG Endowments funding to provide a series of research seminars for clinical staff.

Professional Memberships

  • Registerd general nurse, mental health nurse and clinical teacher.
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA.

External / Professional Roles

  • External examiner for the Advanced Nursing Practice Masters University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Visiting professor at Zurich University of Allied Sciences (ZHAW).
  • Member of Clinical Academic Research in Nursing group (CARIN).
  • Member of Editorial Board of Maturitas


KYDD, A. and FULFORD H., 2020. Access to learning opportunities for residents in care homes: reviewing the challenges and possibilities. Maturitas,140, pp. 14-23.

KYDD, A., FLEMING, A., PAOLETTI, I. and HVALI? TOUZERY, S., 2020. Exploring terms used for the oldest old in the gerontological literature. The Journal of Aging and Social Change, 10(2), pp. 53-73.

FLEMING, A. and KYDD, A., 2018. What makes a nursing home homely? A Scottish based study, using Q Methodology of the perceptions of staff, residents and significant others. Journal of Research in Nursing, 23(2-3), pp. 141-158.

REID, L., KYDD, A. and SLADE, D., 2018. An inquiry into what organised difficult advance care planning conversations in a Scottish residential care home using institutional ethnography. Journal of Research in Nursing, 23(2-3), pp. 220-236. KYDD, A., FLEMING, A., GARDNER, S. and HAFFORD-LETCHFIELD, T., 2018. Ageism in the Third Age.In: L. AYALON and TESCH-ROEMER, C., eds. Contemporary perspectives on ageism. Springer Open Press.

FLEMING, A., KYDD, A. and STEWART, S., 2017. Care homes: the developing ideology of a homelike place to live. Journal of Maturitas, 99, pp. 92-97.
doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.02.013

MULLEN, R., KYDD, A., FLEMING, A. and MCMILLAN, L., 2017. Dignity in nursing care: What does it mean to nursing students? Nursing Ethics, 26(2), pp. 390-404. DOI 10.1177/0969733017720825

KYDD, A. and FLEMING A., 2016. What doctors need to know: a narrative literature review on prescribing or not for the oldest old. Journal of Maturitas, 90, pp. 9-16.

KYDD, A., WILD, D. and FLEMING, A., 2016. The rules in institutional care for frail older people: a quasi ethnographic study. Geriatrics and Gerontology Journal, 5(4).
doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000e139

HOLLAND, S. and KYDD, A., 2015. Ethical issues when involving people newly diagnosed with dementia in research. Nurse Researcher, 22, pp. 425-429.

KYDD, A. and SHARP, B., 2015. Palliative care and dementia – A time and place? Journal of Maturitas, 84, pp. 5-10.

KYDD, A. and FLEMING A., 2015. Ageism and age discrimination in health care: fact or fiction? A narrative review of the literature. Journal of Maturitas, 81, pp. 432-438.

KYDD, A., 2015. Palliative care: from oncology to all nursing arenas - good practice or scaring the patients? Journal of Maturitas, 81(4), pp. 446-448.

KYDD, A., TOUHY, T. NEWMAN, D., FAGERBERG, I. and ENGSTRON, G., 2014. An international study examining attitudes towards working with older adults, of the professional esteem of gerontological nursing and theoretical and clinical education in caring for older adults among nurses, student nurses, and healthcare assistants in Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. Journal of Nursing Older People, 26(2), pp. 33-40.

HOLLAND, S. and KYDD, A., 2014. The lived experience of people newly diagnosed with dementia: a narrative study using a phenomenological approach. Clinical Nursing Studies, 2(1) pp. 64-73.

HOLMS, N., MILLIGAN, S. and KYDD, A., 2014. A study of the lived experiences of registered nurses who have provided end-of-life care within an intensive care unit. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 20(11), pp. 549-556.,

KYDD, A., ENGSTRÖM, G.,  TOUHY, T., NEWMAN, D., SKELA-SAVI?, B., HVALI? TOUZERY, S., ZURC, J., GALATSCH, M., ITO, M. and FAGERBERG, I., 2014. Attitudes of nurses, and student nurses towards working with older people and to gerontological nursing as a career in Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, Japan and the United States. International Journal of Nurse Education, 6(2), pp. 177-185.

REID, L., SNOWDEN, A. and KYDD, A., 2012. An exploration of palliative care provision in Scottish care homes. British Journal of Nursing, 21(1): pp. 8-15.

KYDD, A. and OLIVER, J., 2012. Evaluation of the palliative care and dementia training initiative. Journal of Dementia Care, 20(1), pp. 23-24.

WILD, D., NELSON, S., SZCZEPURA, A. and KYDD, A., 2012. Caring for and caring about: Part 1 A remedial model of care for older people in care homes. Nursing Times, 108(12), pp. 12-15.

Media Coverage

TED Talk on Ageism in the Third Age

Teaching Interests

Frailty, Dementia, Ethics, Qualitative Research Methods