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First Name: Jennifer
Surname: Cowie
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 263116

Jennifer has the following roles:

  • Lecturer in mental health nursing at The School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Practice Education Lecturer for mental health nursing and Aberdeenshire Community practice
  • Teaching fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jennifer has a specific interest in the history of mental health, mental health legislation and practice education. Jennifer has a strong professional background in community psychiatric nursing, substance misuse and as a practice education facilitator.

Jennifer completed her MSc in Advanced Nursing and Healthcare in 2011.


  • COWIE, J., 2016. Mental Health Nursing in Scotland’s first purpose built psychiatric asylum. Mental Health and Learning Disability Practice. London: Royal College of Nursing. In press.
  • COWIE, J., 2016. The nurses’ holding power – an ethical dilemma. Journal of Mental Health and Training, Education and Practice. In press.


  • COWIE, J., 2011. The Royal Asylum of Montrose – Sunnyside Royal Hospital – an historical overview of the changing face for mental health nursing within Scotland’s first psychiatric institution from past to present. Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of Aberdeen.

Teaching interests

  • History of mental health
  • Mental health legislation
  • Practice education
  • Therapeutic nursing skills
  • Substance misuse
  • Mentor development