Ms. Sheila Douglas

Lecturer in Nursing


Fife Campus

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+(44) 01382 386606

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I came into the school some years ago from a background in cancer nursing, working in Edinburgh and also briefly in London. I am based within the Fife campus but work across both of the SNHS sites.


Current research interests lie in the topic of dignity-enhancing care and education including mentorship. Previous work has included specialist cancer issues such as radiation skin care and  anticipatory nausea and vomiting.

Wider professional activities

Member of the European Association of Cancer Educators


Based within the adult programme, I teach into a variety of undergraduate modules but also the Person-Centred Care module at post-registration level. I also enjoy supervising students undertaking their master’s dissertation. My main focus is as module lead for the Mentor Preparation Programme.


DOUGLAS S (2017) Nursing Ethics & International Ethics Observatory-oral presentation “What sustains nursing students’ delivery of dignity in care?  Preliminary findings of a critical discourse analysis of online solicited diaries.

DOUGLAS S (2016) AACE- poster presentation “Sustaining positive perspectives on dignity in care with undergraduate student nurses”

MACBRIDE S (2016) EACE -oral presentation “Results and findings of a pragmatic review of empirical interventions to educate undergraduate nursing students to deliver dignity in care”

MACBRIDE S (2015) European Association of Cancer Educators (EACE) -oral presentation “Auditioning Biggs’ 3P model as an analytical tool in a pragmatic review of empirical evidence to support  nursing education in the delivery of dignity in care”

MACBRIDE S (2015) ENTER -oral presentation “A pragmatic review of empirical evidence to support the education of nursing students in delivering dignity in care”

WELLS, M. and MACBRIDE, S.K., ( 2006). Rehabilitation, Survivorship, and Quality Of Life. Chapter In: N. Kearney and A. Richardson, Nursing Patients With Cancer. Churchill Livingston, Edinburgh.

MACBRIDE, S. and TOMS, E. Chemotherapy. In: T. Lancaster and K. Nattress, Gynaecological Cancer Care : A guide to practice. Melbourne Ausmed Books. (2005).

NHS QIS (2004) Best Practice Statement: Skincare of patients receiving radiotherapy.

WELLS, M. and MACBRIDE, S.K., (2003) Radiation Skin Reactions Chapter 8.  In: S. FAITHFULL and M. WELLS, eds. Supportive Care In Radiotherapy. Elsevier Science, Edinburgh. (2003).

Campbell K C Taylor V Douglas S (In press-accepted December 2016) Effectiveness of Online Cancer Education for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals; a Systematic Review Using Kirkpatrick Evaluation Framework Journal of Cancer Education

Refereed journal papers

MACMILLAN, M.S., WELLS, M., MACBRIDE, S., RAAB, G.M., MUNRO, A.J. and MACDOUGALL, R.H. Management of radiation skin reactions following radiotherapy International Journal of radiation Biology Oncology Physics.

WELLS, M., MACMILLAN, M., RAAB, G., MACBRIDE, S., BELL, N., MCKINNON, K., MACDOUGALL, H., SAMUEL, L. and MUNRO, A., (2004). Does aqueous or sucralfate cream affect the severity of erythematous skin reactions? Radiotherapy and Oncology,  73, pp. 153-162.


MACBRIDE S (2014) American Association of Cancer Educators (AACE)-oral presentation “A systematic review of online cancer and palliative care education for nurses and allied health professionals”

MACBRIDE S (2014) ENTER -oral presentation “Caring and associated terms: The importance of the words we use to describe what we do”

WILKIE M MACBRIDE SK MCDONALD M et al (2011) RCN Education Forum Annual Conference, Symposium: Introducing a Novel Practice Placement Approach

MACBRIDE, S., LEE, J., VENTERS, A. and MCARTHUR, G. Poster Presentation.

BROWN, A., MACBRIDE, S., HARRIS, J., PAUL, F., HAINEY, S. and BUTCHART, M., (Sep 2009). An Early Evaluation of Learning Teams and Their Role in Academic, Pastoral & Peer Support of Student Nurses. NET 2009 Conference, University of Cambridge (poster presentation).

HARRIS J., PAUL F., HAINEY S., MACBRIDE S., BROWN A., BUTCHART M., (Mar 2009).  Evaluating the impact of a new approach to academic and pastoral support for nursing students at the University of Dundee (Poster Presentation). HEA 6th Annual Enhancement Themes Conference, Herriot -Watt University, Edinburgh.

HARRIS J., PAUL F., HAINEY S., MACBRIDE S., BROWN A., BUTCHART, M., (Nov 2008)  Evaluating the impact of a new approach to academic and pastoral support for nursing students at the University of Dundee (Poster Presentation). Supporting Nursing & Midwifery Student Recruitment and Retention Conference, Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre, Clydebank.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NURSES IN CANCER CARE (2006) Mepilex Lite®: A promising new dressing for radiation skin reactions Poster Presentation

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY ( 2005)Developing e-learning materials for cytotoxic chemotherapy safe handling and administration: Establishing a patient focus.

EUROPEAN ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY SPRING CONVENTION (2004) Radiation skin reactions: how best can we assess their impact on patients? MacBride, S.K., Wells, E.M., Raab, G. Poster Presentation.

MACBRIDE, S.K., (2003). ‘The Dermatology Life Quality Index: A Screening Tool For Radiation Skin Reactions In Two Scottish Cancer Centres?’ American Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.