Dr Angela Kydd is a Senior Lecturer in research with a focus on care homes at the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the West of Scotland. She is a qualified general and mental health nurse and has specialised in working with older people in both acute and long term care settings. She worked in a clinical capacity for ten years post qualifying and then moved into higher education in 1995. Angela has set up degree modules and workshops in gerontology for post registered nurses and in 1998 started a Gerontology Interest Group for all staff in clinical, academic and research settings. In 2000 she took on the role as programme leader for the BSc Specialist in Gerontological Nursing programme and adapted this programme for use by the World Health Organisation.
In 2002 Angela took on the project management of an Erasmus Intensive Programme for students from Scotland, Finland and Sweden to study together. In 2010 she developed two masters modules, one on frailty and the other on international health and social care for older people. Past projects have included working with 2 large care home chains to developing the culture and care in a care home setting. Angela has a special interest in care homes and has undertaken work on supporting a culture of care in three large care homes in the West of Scotland.
She currently is programme lead for the Masters in Later Life Studies and is module co-ordinator for the ‘Understanding Later Life’ and ‘Frailty’ modules within the programme. She acts as Director of Studies to several PhD, Masters and PG Cert Teaching and Learning students. Angela is lead editor and contributor to a gerontology textbook, The Care and Well-being of Older People, published by Reflect Press and has numerous publications which focus on the care of frail older people.