Sheelagh Martindale
Title: Dr
First Name: Sheelagh
Surname: Martindale
Position: Head of Professional Development
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262927

Sheelagh Martindale is the School's Head of Professional Development. She is also a member of Grampian Area Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee (GANMAC), the Sustainability of Education Action Steering Group – NHS Education for Scotland, the SGHD Post registration funding group – NHS Education for Scotland, the RCN Accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner Educators Group and an External Examiner for the University of Glasgow.

Her key research interests lie in asthma risk factors, COPD, quality of life and self care. She has key research skills in epidemiology, quantitative research and complex intervention design. Sheelagh is currently working on a 3 phase complex intervention study entitled, "Do patients with COPD receive adequate self management plans to assist them to care for all aspects of their condition to enhance their quality of life?".

Teaching Interests

  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Research Methods

Key Funding 

The British Academy (2006 – 2008) for the BLEND study.


Views of patients, carers and respiratory nurses in relation to what factors influence quality of life in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Alliance of Self Care Conference. June 2011. Aberdeen.

The effects of knowledge and attitude of blended learning in research education. Abstract accepted for Nurse Education Tomorrow 2009 Conference. September 2009.


Taylor, R., Martindale, S. 2013. Clinical Leadership in Primary Health Care. Primary Health Care, (in press)

Webster, B.J., Kirkpatrick, P., Martindale, S. 2012. Advancing Continuous Professional Development for Remote Health Care Practitioners. The Journal of The Institute of Remote Health Care, 3(1):pp3-9.

Johnson, N.M., List-Ivankovic, J., Eboh, W.O., Ireland, J., Adams, D., Mowatt, E. and Martindale S., 2010. Research and Evidence Based Practice: Using a blended approach to teaching and learning in undergraduate nurse education. Nurse Education in Practice, 10(1), pp. 43-47.

Ireland, J., Martindale, S., Johnson, N., Adams, D., Eboh, W. and Mowatt, E., 2009. Blended learning in education: effects on knowledge and attitude. British Journal of Nursing, 18(2), pp. 124-130.