Sheelagh Martindale
Title: Dr
First Name: Sheelagh
Surname: Martindale
Position: Head of Academic Commercialisation and Internationalisation
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262927
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Within her role Sheelagh leads the Commercialisation portfolio and links closely with our local health board areas to deliver specific education and training to address workforce need. Further collaborations are with industry in relation to upskilling remote healthcare practitioners and delivering further short courses on mental health and wellbeing and occupational health. Sheelagh is an Academic Strategic Lead and member of the Senior Team within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 

Sheelagh has extensive experience in postgraduate education where her previous role within the School was Head of Postgraduate Studies. She is involved in several national strategic groups in Scotland relating to nurse education.

She is an active researcher around the area of COPD and more recently ‘Building resilience of staff in care homes’. She supervises PhD and MRes students.

Teaching Interests

  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Research Methods

Key Funding 

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Sheelagh is a member of the Senior Team and has cross School responsibilities which includes deputising for the Head of School when required. She has line management responsibility for Senior Lecturers and lecturers within the School.

Academic Background

PhD Medical Sciences, MSc Health Services and Public Health Research, PG Cert Higher Education Learning and Teaching, RCGP/ATC Diploma Asthma Care, Registered General Nurse

Research Interests

  • Resilience in care homes
  • COPD
  • Asthma

Current Research

Building resilience of staff in care homes.


Previous project funded by NHS Grampian Endowments Trust

Professional Memberships

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Educational Institute of Scotland

External / Professional Roles

  • External Examiner – University of Limerick
  • External Examiner – University of Glasgow



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.


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.

Teaching Interests

  • Leadership
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research methods
  • Advanced practice
  • Postgraduate education