Ms Mairi Byrne

Head of Department, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Health Studies

Faculty of Health and Social care

Research Interests:
Service User and Carer Engagement, Using the virtual world to support learning and teaching

MA Academic Practice, PGCE (Adults), BA (Hons) Developmental Psychology, Registered General Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse


The role of Head of Department, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. encompasses the strategic development, implementation and quality enhancement of subject related programmes throughout the Faculty. Departmental leadership supports a growing portfolio of modules, courses and programmes. These are at diploma, degree and Masters level. During the last 5 years I have led the review and revalidation of the Faculty’s undergraduate Pre-registration Professional Programmes (2009-10), supported the validation of Pre-registration Nurse Programmes to meet the NMC (2010) Standards in 2012 and during 2012-13 successfully led the re-validation of the BSc (Hons) Children’s/ Learning Disabilities Nurse Social Work Programmes. I maintain a direct interest in imore...

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