Robert Gordon University appoints new head of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice


A LEADING Cardiologist has been appointed by a Scottish University as the new Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMP).

Robert Gordon University have appointed Professor Susan Dawkes who will lead the school’s partnerships and collaboration with the health and social care sector.

Professor Dawkes joins RGU from Edinburgh Napier University where she was a Professor in Cardiovascular Health at the School of Health and Social Care.

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     (Photo provided) Professor Susan Dawkes, as Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMP).

Professor Dawkes said: “I am delighted to be joining the excellent team at RGU which has a proven track record of providing dynamic and transformational learning and teaching, as well as research that makes a leading contribution to improving local and national health and wellbeing.

“I look forward to working with the staff and students at RGU to further enhance our delivery of student-centred, demand-led, contemporary teaching and learning and to grow the research portfolio.

“I want RGU to enhance its reputation as a leading institution for nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice education and research.”

Since October 2019, Prof. Dawkes has held the position of President and Trustee of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.

This multidisciplinary membership organisation provides support to its healthcare professional members to enable them to deliver high quality, evidence-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Professor Dawkes is also an Honorary Research Consultant for the Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation teams at NHS Lothian, where she supports clinical healthcare professionals in their research, service evaluation and improvement.

Professor Steve Olivier, Principal and Vice Chancellor commented: “Professor Dawkes brings a wealth of experience in cardiology, nursing and leadership and will be a tremendous asset to the University, which is one of the largest providers of allied health professionals for the region.

“Under her leadership, the School will continue to produce highly skilled graduates who contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the community.”