I have worked as a registered nurse in hospital and primary care settings.  My clinical background is Emergency Care with a particular interest in caring for patients who present with acute coronary syndromes.  My last clinical post was as a nurse manager in unscheduled care for a local PCT.   I have a very keen interest in the way in which nurses’ care for patients with a particular desire to understand how to promote patient dignity within the modern NHS.

2002       Dip HE RN (Adult) – APU, Chelmsford

2006       BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (2.1) – UEA, Norwich  

2008       PGCE (Higher Ed Learning and Teaching) – The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

2009       Higher Education Academy (HEA) – Fellow

2012       MA (with Distinction) – The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen  

2014       EdD Student - EDU UEA

Key Research Interests

My main research interests are focused on the affective dimensions of nursing with a central focus on how to promote dignity, care and compassion.  I undertook an action research project as part of my Masters in Higher Education in 2011/12; this project explored pre-registration student nurse views of patient dignity.  The data from this project was then used to develop educational activities which promote patient dignity within the pre-registration curriculum.  I hope to undertake further research into patient dignity within the acute care environment using an action research approach for my EdD. 


A patient's right to dignity in the perioperative environment
Baillie, L., Huggins, D., Parlett, G. (2014) Journal of Operating Department Practitioners 2(1): 32-36.

Conference presentations

2011       CARN Conference, Vienna. 

Concurrent presentation: “Promoting patient dignity within pre-registration nurse education:

an action research project”

2012       FINE (Federation of International Nurse Educators) Conference, Cardiff, Wales.

                Concurrent presentation:

                “Student nurses experiences of attending a promoting patient dignity seminar”

Teaching Interests

My main teaching role within the School is within the pre-registration curriculum.  This includes both formal taught sessions, teaching skills and facilitating enquiry based learning (EBL) sessions.  I play a key role in the delivery of communication skills and dignity promoting teaching activities through my faculty role as dignity champion.  I also co-ordinate resuscitation teaching within undergraduate programmes.  I have recently taken over the module management of the Coronary Care post registration module having successfully co-ordinated the post registration Clinical Assessment module.