Mrs Roberta Fulton


School School of Social and Health Sciences

Department Division of Mental Health Nursing and Counselling

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8508


I am currently a lecturer in nursing within the Division of Mental Health Nursing and Counselling at Abertay. 

Qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in Lothian in 1990 I have enjoyed a long, varied and extremely rewarding career in nursing both from a clinical and academic perspective. Having specialised in the care of older adults I have a particular interest in long term conditions and an interest in promoting physical, mental and social wellbeing particularly among the older population.

Over the last 12 years I have been engaged in mixed methods research gaining experience in the design and delivery of both qualitative and quantitative research studies. During this time I returned to post-graduate study with University of Dundee obtaining an MSc by Research in 2013.  More recently I have completed a Chief Scientist Office doctoral fellowship and aim to submit my thesis this summer.

Currently I am responsible for teaching into modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Fulton RL - T Kroll, MET McMurdo, GJ Molloy, MD Witham. Interventions to improve medication adherence in heart failure - A systematic review: J Prev Card. 2017: 6: 3: 1048-1056.

Fulton RL, McMurdo ME, Hill A, Abboud RJ, Arnold GP, Struthers AD, Khan F, Vermeer C, Knapen MH, Drummen NE, Witham MD. Effect of Vitamin K on Vascular Health and Physical Function in Older People with Vascular Disease - A Randomised Controlled Trial: J Nutr Health Aging. 2016: 20: 3: 325-33.

Fulton RL, McMurdo MET, Hill A, Abboud RJ, Arnold GP, Struthers AD, Khan F, Witham MD. Vitamin K to improve markers of vascular health and physical function in older people with vascular disease – A randomised controlled trial: Age and Ageing 2014; 43

Witham MD, Fulton RL, Greig C, Johnston DW, Lang CC, van der Pol, M, Bowers D, Struthers AD, McMurdo MET. Efficacy and cost of an Exercise Program for functionally Impaired Older Patients with Heart Failure: a Randomised Controlled Trial: Circ Heart Failure 2012; 5: 209.

Fulton RL, Witham MD, Greig C, Johnston DW, Lang CC, Van der Pol M, Struthers AD, McMurdo MET. A randomised controlled trial of exercise training for older heart failure patients. Age Ageing 2011;40: 119.

Speight KA, Witham MD, Fulton RL, Johnston DW, Lang CC, Struthers AD, McMurdo MET. Comparison of endurance shuttle walk test and six-minute walk test in older heart failure patients. Age Ageing 2011;40: 118.

Witham MD, Fulton RL, Wilson L, Leslie CA, McMurdo MET. Validation of an individualised quality of life measure in older day hospital patients: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008, 6:27.