Mr Ronnie Meechan-Rogers RNA, RNMH, BSc, MSc, PGCertEd, SFHEA

Mr Ronnie Meechan-Rogers

School of Nursing
Head of Education Institute of Clinical Sciences
Head of Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes

Contact details

Address
Medical School
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Ronnie is the Head of Education for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, responsible for the development and implementation of education strategy with oversight of the Institute’s teaching programmes. These include Biomedical Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Ronnie is a member of the Institute of Clinical Sciences Senior Management Team and he represents the Institute on the College Education Committee.

Ronnie also has responsibilities within the School of Nursing; he has overall responsibility for the Pre-Registration Programmes, ensuring the programmes addresses regulatory outcomes set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Ronnie is a Registered Adult and Mental Health Nurse and he continues to practice clinically within cardiology and coronary care.

His teaching focus relates primarily toward recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient and medicines management for nursing practice.

Ronnie also focuses on student engagement and enhancement; he is particularly interested in the student experience and student voice. Ronnie’s contributions to teaching and learning were recognised in 2015, when Ronnie was a finalist in the Educator of the Year, Student Nursing Times Awards and again in 2020 when Ronnie was the winner of the HEFi Teacher of the Year Award.

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • MSc Nursing
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • BSc Nursing
  • Registered Nurse ‘Mental Health’
  • Registered Nurse ‘Adult’
  • ENB 285 Care of individuals at the end of life
  • ENB 931 Palliative Care Nursing
  • ENB 237 Oncology Nursing Programme
  • ENB 934 Care & Management of individuals with HIV & AIDS
  • ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice

Biography

Ronnie is an experienced nurse academic who has worked in a variety of higher education establishments both within the public and the private sectors. Ronnie's areas of teaching and research focus upon acute care, high fidelity simulated practice and applied pharmacology and medicines management within nursing. Ronnie has undertaken international research projects with colleagues from the USA, namely Oregon Health Sciences University and Ball State University, Indiana. Ronnie has also worked closely on international projects with colleagues from Norway and Africa, examining simulated practice and how this can be embedded into nurse curricula.

In 2008 Ronnie was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship at the University of Worcester for his contributions to the student experience in the area of teaching and learning. In 2015 he was a finalist in the Student Nursing Times Awards for Nurse Educator of the year. Ronnie is a Registered Adult and Mental Health Nurse and continues to practice clinically. Ronnie is also a Quality Assurance Reviewer for the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Ronnie will supervise students undertaking their masters dissertations

Research

Ronnie’s research focus is around educational research, impact of curriculum design on student learning and the student experience.

Other activities

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council Quality Assurance Reviewer
  • External Examiner Edinburgh Napier University

Publications

Meechan, R, Mason V, Catling, J (2010) The impact of an integrated pharmacology and medicines management curriculum for undergraduate adult nursing students on the acquisition of applied drug/pharmacology knowledge. Nurse Education Today 

Meechan, R. (2010) Karch: Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, adapted for the UK by Tracey Speake, Elizabeth Sheader and Caroline Griffiths. (Contributor and reviewer of UK adaptation)

Jones, H. Meechan R (2010) Learning resistors, career development. Nursing Standard 24 (24); 61.

Meechan, R. Jones H (2010) Lets have a dummy run, career development. Nursing Standard 24 (29); 61.

Meechan, R., Jones, H. and Valler-Jones, T. (2011) Do medicines OSCEs improve drug administration ability? British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 20 (13): 817.

Meechan, R., Jones, H. and Valler-Jones, T. (2011) Students' perspectives on their skills acquisition and confidence. British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 20 (7): 445.

Valler-Jones, T., Meechan, R. and Jones, H. (2011) Simulated practice--a panacea for health education? British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 20 (10): 628

Meechan, R (2015) An Educational Evaluation of student satisfaction of criterion based rubrics and the impact this has on feedback to students, Developing Educators for the Future, Health Education South London

Meechan R, Newcombe P, Szczepanska S, (2015) The importance of educating student nurses using high-fidelity simulation to identify and manage a deteriorating patient by increasing decision making skills, problem solving skills, increased self-confidence, collaboration and psychomotor skills by providing a safe learning environment for learning. Developing Educators for the Future, Health Education South London

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