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About Ros Brownlow

Dr Rosalind Brownlow is a Senior Lecturer, a Fellow of the HEA and a Registered Nurse. A member of the Graduate Entry International Nursing Network and Chair of the regional Royal College of Nursing Education Network, Ros' research interests include online learning, entertainment-education and postgraduate nurse education.

Since commencing her nursing career in Nursing Development Units in both Manchester and Oxford, Ros has remained at the forefront of advancing nursing practice. Specialising in cardiac prevention Ros has nursed and lectured across the UK working with organisations such as WeLReN (North West London Primary Care Research Network) and the British Heart Foundation.

An innovator in nurse education, Ros developed the first Masters Pathway in Advanced Practice in Cardiac Rehabilitation Nursing in the UK at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University and pioneered the use of co-operative learning groups and assertion reason question examinations while leading the Postgraduate Diploma with Pre-registration Nursing at University of York.

Ros joined Leeds Beckett University in 2017 where she is currently working with NHS partners to develop postgraduate nursing careers.

Current Teaching

Ros teaches across the pre-registration and continuing professional development nursing programmes in public health, long term conditions management and cardiovascular care.

Research Interests

Ros’s research interests include online learning and postgraduate nurse education. Her doctoral thesis explored the experience of online learners using entertainment-education in the sphere of cardiovascular care.

Selected Publications

Conference contributions (4)

  • Brownlow R (2015) The use of Assertion Reason Questions to promote higher order thinking in Graduate Entry Nurses University of Nottingham 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
  • Brownlow R (2015) Parasocial activity: Professional learning in cyberspace School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
  • Brownlow R (2015) The power of parasocial learning: Nurses' experiences of learning through entertainment-education in the online learning environment University of Huddersfield 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
  • Brownlow R (2015) Parasocial Activity: Nurse Learner's Experience of Entertainment Education Nottingham 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
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