Angela Kydd  profile picture
Title: Professor
First Name: Angela
Surname: Kydd
Position: Clinical Professor in Nursing
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262983
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ORCID: ORCID Icon 000-0002-6036-1639

Professor Kydd’s role is to supervise PhD and Masters students, work on research grants and support academics and clinical staff in research projects. Professor Kydd works closely with Kay Cooper, Clinical Professor for Allied Health Professionals. Together they joint chair the North of Scotland Centre for Applied Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research (NoSCAR).

Professor Kydd’s specialism is gerontology

Twitter @angelabkydd

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work across the School of Nursing and Midwifery and with NHS Grampian to provide a clinical and academic link for staff in both organisations.
  • To increase the research capacity within the School.

Academic Background

  • MSc (Gerontology)
  • PGCE
  • PhD (Nursing)

Research Interests

Ageism, Care Homes, Older People, Frailty, Dementia, Public Engagement, Menopause

Current Research

November 15th 2019. Chair and presenter of symposium on Engaging Older People’s Views with Students who are Researchers in Training. Gerontological Society of America, Boston.

October 17th 2019. Chair of National Frailty Conference, York.

June 2019. Teaching on the Masters in Frailty at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.

May 22nd 2019. Symposium on Transitions in Ageing. EuroAgeism Training event, Gothenburg.

July 4th – 6th 2018. Paper ‘Ageism in the Third Age’ British Society of Gerontology 2018 Ageing in an Unequal World Shaping Environments for the 21st Century. The University of Manchester.

November 21st 2017. Paper ‘Migrants Access and Encounters of Healthcare in a Host Country’ U!REKA Edinburgh 2017:

September 7th – 9th 2017. Title: The use of post-sort interview in a Q methodology study exploring nursing students perceptions of preserving dignity in care R. Mullen, A.Kydd, L. MacMillan, A. Fleming. 33rd International Q Conference for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, Glasgow.

May 22nd-24th 2017. 11th European Congress on Menopause and Andropause: ‘Prescribing for the Oldest Old. A. Kydd and A. Fleming. Amsterdam.

May 22nd-24th 2017. 11th European Congress on Menopause and Andropause: ‘Stakeholder perceptions of what makes a care home homely. A. Fleming and A. Kydd. Amsterdam.


  • Horizon 2020 (partner) on the EuroAgeism Marie Sk?odowska - Curie Innovative Training Network
  • NHS Grampian Endowments to run an Ageing Research Network

Professional Memberships

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External / Professional Roles

  • External Examiner for the Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice at the University of the Highlands and Islands
  • 2018 Joint Guest Editor Maturitas Modern Medicine for Healthy Ageing.


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.

MACKAY, W., MACINTOSH, T., KYDD, A., FLEMING, A., O’KANE, C., RUSSELL, C., SHEPHERD, A., WILLIAMS, C., RODGERS, F., MACLACHLAN, M., GALBRAITH, R. and MCIVER, V., 2017. Creating a resource to support people living at home with an indwelling catheter. Journal of Maturitas, 100, p. 183.

MACKAY, W., MACINTOSH, T., KYDD, A., FLEMING, A., O’KANE, C., SHEPHERD, A., HAGEN, S., WILLIAMS, C., RUSSELL, C., RODGERS, F., MACLACHLAN, M., GALBRAITH, R., RANKIN, J. and MCIVER, V., 2017. Living with an indwelling urethral catheter in a community setting: exploring triggers for unscheduled community nurse 'out of hours' visits. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, pp. 866-875.

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.

WILD, D. and KYDD, A., 2016. Culture change in care homes: a literature review. Nursing Older People, 28(7), 35-39.

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).

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.

OZTEK, Z. and KYDD, A., 2014. Cascade Plus Training (CPT): A guide for health care workers in immunizations services. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO.

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.,

WILD, D., SZCZEPURA, A., BOWMAN, C., KYDD, A. and WALLIS, R., 2014. Differing perspectives on a role for technology in care homes to improve the lives of older people and the work environment of staff. Housing, Care and Support, 17(2), pp. 84-94.

KYDD, A., TSCHUDI-MADSEN, C., CHAVES, C. and TRICAS-SAURAS, S., 2014. A qualitative evaluation study of erasmus intensive programs: A contribution to transcultural nursing. Journal of Teaching and Education, 3(1), pp. 609-616.

Teaching Interests

  • Ageism
  • Care Homes
  • Older People
  • Frailty
  • Dementia
  • Public Engagement
  • Menopause