Mrs. Arlene Boyle

Lecturer in Nursing


School of Nursing and Health Sciences
11 Airlie Place,

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+(44) 01382 388534

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I qualified as a nurse in 1985 and spent most of my career in a variety of clinically based nursing roles. From 1995 -2008, I worked within NHS Tayside’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Service, latterly as the lead nurse. In 2008, I joined the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing having worked as an Associate Lecturer for 3 years. I am currently based on the city campus as Lecturer and Admissions Tutor working 3 days per week. The Admissions Tutor aspect of my role is very varied and involves co-ordinating the undergraduate recruitment process for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, including wider access routes.


Research interests include:

-          The use of Multiple Mini Interviews within undergraduate nurse recruitment

-          Numeracy within undergraduate nursing curriculums

-          Long-term adherence to lifestyle change following a cardiac event

Wider professional activities

-          Member of NHS Tayside CPR Committee

-          Reviewer for The British Journal of Cardiac Nursing


I teach across a breadth of mainly undergraduate nursing modules with some postgraduate input. I have a particular interest in Clinical Skills teaching.



BROWN, A. and BURNS, I. Case Study in Harden, R.M. et al., (2014). The Definitive Guide to the OSCE: What you should know about the Objective Structured Clinical Examination. London: Churchill Livingstone.

BROWN, A., (2009). The role of a cardiac rehabilitation specialist nurse. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 4(5), pp. 230-232.


BROWN, A. and HOWATSON, G. (2013). Oral Presentation: Does intensive revision prior to summative observed structured clinical examinations [OSCEs] influence pass rates in Year 1 nursing students? Fifth International Clinical Skills Conference. Monash University, Prato.

JOHNSTON, A., BROWNLIE, F. and BROWN, A. (2012). Poster Presentation:

Motivation or Irritation: Text Messaging Within a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme. British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Annual Conference. Edinburgh University John McIntyre Conference Centre.