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The EMERGE Team

A committed group of medical professionals with a vast range of experience and expertise in emergency medicine & pre-hospital care.

Professor Alasdair Gray

Professor Alasdair Gray

Director of EMERGE & Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Gareth Clegg

Dr Gareth Clegg

Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh & Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Matt Reed

Dr Matt Reed

Consultant and NRS Career Research Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Miranda Odam

Miranda Odam

Research Nurse Manager

Professor Alasdair Gray

Director of EMERGE & Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Professor Gray is interested in the delivery of randomised trials and clinical decision rules in emergency medicine especially related to medical emergencies (chest pain, acute heart failure syndromes, transient loss of consciousness, asthma, atrial fibrillation).

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Prescription Of analgesia in Emergency Medicine- Now Open for Recruitment

9 May 2016 | Mia Paderanga

We are very excited to announce that POEM has begun recruitment in the ED. This is a study led by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust involving multiple hospitals across the UK. Professor Alasdair Gray is the Principal Investigator for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site.

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Dr Gareth Clegg

Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh & Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Gareth Clegg is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. Lead for the Resuscitation Research Group at the University of Edinburgh and co-founder of the Emergency Medicine Research Group, Gareth trained in Emergency Medicine in South East Scotland and completed his PhD in acute lung injury and epithelial repair at the Centre for Inflammation Research in the Queen’s Medical Research Institute in Edinburgh.

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Dr Matt Reed

Consultant and NRS Career Research Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Dr Reed graduated from Cambridge University in 1997. He joined the South East Scotland Emergency Medicine Training Programme in 2002 and has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Edinburgh since 2007. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2009.

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Miranda Odam

Research Nurse Manager

I joined EMERGE in July 2014, and have since integrated into an exciting and motivated team of research, clinical and support staff. I come from the clinical speciality of emergency nursing having worked mostly in Western Australia, and a research/public health background having completed a Masters in Public Health & Tropical Medicine.

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Rachel O'Brien

Rachel O'Brien

Lead Research Nurse

Emma Ward

Emma Ward

Research Administrator

Julia Grahamslaw

Julia Grahamslaw

Lead Research Nurse

Bernadette Gallagher

Bernadette Gallagher

Senior Research Nurse

Rachel O'Brien

Lead Research Nurse

Rachel was appointed as the Lead Research Nurse for the RAPID-CTCA trial in December 2014. She has worked with the EMERGE team since 2012 co-ordinating the AHEAD study, TRIGGER and the HALT-IT trial whilst continuing to work clinically in the Emergency Department. She has also been involved with the Resuscitation research Group in this time due to her interest in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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8 May 2017 | Rachel O'Brien

A questionnaire was distributed amongst ED staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to determine what they thought of research activity in their area.

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Emma Ward

Research Administrator

Having grown up on the north east coast of Scotland, Emma moved, aged 17, to the bright lights of Edinburgh to embark on her undergraduate degree in French from the University of Edinburgh.

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9 May 2016 | Mia Paderanga

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Julia Grahamslaw

Lead Research Nurse

Julia joined the Emergency Department (ED) in 2008, having started off her nursing career at the Breast unit at the Western General Hospital. Working in the ED was a dream come true; each day brought opportunities to learn something new. It was an exciting and hectic place to work, staffed by highly energetic and spirited individuals. Through the laughs and, at times, the tears, she gained a wealth of knowledge and life-saving skills, and it was with mixed feelings that she embarked upon the next stage of her career, moving to the EMERGE team in 2012.

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16 Nov 2015 | Julia Grahamslaw

Julia Grahamslaw - Winner Elsie Inglis Award

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Bernadette Gallagher

Senior Research Nurse

I joined the EMERGE team in 2015 having previously has a range of experience wearing different hats ranging from emergency nurse, ENP, research nurse, trial co-ordinator, trial monitor and trial manager (no I am not 100 years old). This opportunity enabled me to finally put my emergency nursing and research background together.

My emergency department experience began in Glasgow and I went on to work in London and Australia. In 2010, I began my research career as a research nurse in the commercial world working in Phase I-IV and experimental clinical research in a variety of therapeutic areas.

At the moment I am studying for the Masters in Public Health, part-time at Edinburgh University. Although hard work, it is very interesting and relevant to my role in EMERGE and my future career.

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Allan MacRaild

Allan MacRaild

Senior Research Nurse

Lisa MacInnes

Lisa MacInnes

Lead Research Nurse

Caroline Blackstock

Caroline Blackstock

AMU Senior Research Nurse

Kat Oatey

Kat Oatey

ECTU Trial Manager

Allan MacRaild

Senior Research Nurse

Allan has a background in general surgery. He has completed a Masters of Nursing in Clinical Research at the University of Edinburgh and joined EMERGE in 2015.

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19 Jul 2017 | Allan MacRaild

EMERGE and RRG are undertaking a preliminary study into the principles of fluid exchange within the body.

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Lisa MacInnes

Lead Research Nurse

I joined EMERGE in June 2015 and feel so lucky to be a part of such a motivated and dynamic team. I have a great interest in resuscitation, development and training of staff and ultimately improving patient care.

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Caroline Blackstock

AMU Senior Research Nurse

Caroline graduated from The University of Abertay, Dundee in 2000 with a BSc Honours in Nursing. Shortly after this she moved to Edinburgh and took up her first hospital post in the Regional Infectious Disease Unit at the Western General Hospital.

From there she then took a post in the Emergency Department at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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Kat Oatey

ECTU Trial Manager

Kat is currently is working with the EMeRGE team to provide trial management support for the RAPID-CTCA trial on behalf of Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit.

She has worked at ECTU for the past 5 years and has experience managing a number of multicentre CTIMP and non-CTIMP trials.

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Dr Scott James

Dr Scott James

Academic Foundation Doctor and Honorary Clinical Fellow

Adam Lloyd

Adam Lloyd

PhD Student & Senior Research Nurse

Dr Sarah Richardson

Dr Sarah Richardson

Specialist Trainee Emergency Medicine

Mia Paderanga

Mia Paderanga

Senior Research Nurse

Dr Scott James

Academic Foundation Doctor and Honorary Clinical Fellow

Scott James is an Academic Foundation Doctor within the South East Scotland Deanery and an Honorary Clinical Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Scott went to medical school in Edinburgh and has been actively involved with EMERGE and then the RRG from and early stage in his undergraduate training.

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Adam Lloyd

PhD Student & Senior Research Nurse

I graduated in 2013 from the University of Edinburgh having studied Nursing and continued to do a Masters in Clinical Research at the UoE where I first worked with the EMERGE team. With the support of Dr Gareth Clegg I was awarded the Gardner Scholarship at the UoE which has allowed me to do a 3 year PhD project with the Resuscitation Research Group supported by EMERGE.

 

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Edinburgh Emergency Nursing in Barcelona

Edinburgh Emergency Nursing in Barcelona

18 Oct 2016 | Adam Lloyd

In September 2016, former EMERGE research nurse Polly and I attended the 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care in Sitges (near Barcelona). Over 240 abstracts were submitted from 30 countries and we were privileged to be invited to present 3 separate pieces of work. These were: ‘24 hours in A&E: a video analysis of nurses’ clinical and non-clinical task performance during live clinical resuscitation episodes’; ‘It’s a silent leadership’: an interview and questionnaire study investigating staff conceptualisations of leadership during emergency department resuscitation’; ‘Clinical engagement with emergency medicine research’.

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Dr Sarah Richardson

Specialist Trainee Emergency Medicine

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Mia Paderanga

Senior Research Nurse

Mia completed her Bachelor of Nursing Degree with Honours in the University of Glasgow on 2011. As her first post she worked as a Residential School Nurse for Kilgraston Independent School.

Since graduating Mia has had a strong passion for emergency medicine and pursued a career in this field. She has worked in Glasgow Royal Infirmary A&E (2012-13) and is now currently working in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Emergency Department.

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Dr Richard Lyon

Dr Richard Lyon

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Alistair Dewar

Dr Alistair Dewar

Clinical Teaching Fellow

Resuscitation Research Group (RRG)

Resuscitation Research Group (RRG)

www.rrg-edinburgh.com

Dr James Dear

Dr James Dear

Consultant in Acute Medicine & Toxicology

Dr Richard Lyon

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

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Dr Alistair Dewar

Clinical Teaching Fellow

Al is currently in a two-year out-of-programme post as a clinical teaching fellow in EM, during which time he aims to complete an MD in his areas of interest – analysis of the nontechnical skills of pre-hospital and acute resuscitation teams, and in-situ simulation.

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9 Oct 2015 | Dr Alistair Dewar

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Resuscitation Research Group (RRG)

www.rrg-edinburgh.com

www.rrg-edinburgh.com

The Resuscitation Research Group at the University of Edinburgh is a collaborative involving the University, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh along with other academic and industry partners.

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Dr James Dear

Consultant in Acute Medicine & Toxicology

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Dr Jen Browning

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Consultant Paediatrican in Emergency Medicine

Megan McGrath

Megan McGrath

Senior Research Nurse

Alison Grant

Alison Grant

Senior Research Nurse

Alison Glover

Alison Glover

Senior Research Nurse (BTS)

Dr Jen Browning

Consultant Paediatrican in Emergency Medicine

Jen, a Glaswegian at heart, crossed the east-west divide in 1992 to study Medicine at Edinburgh University. Having graduated from here she pursued a career in Orthopaedics before seeing the light and converting to Emergency Medicine. She joined the South-East Scotland Emergency Medicine team in 2004 and developed her interest in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

 

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Megan McGrath

Senior Research Nurse

Megan graduated from the University of Dundee and began her nursing career within the Urology Department at the Western General Hospital. Following reflections on her own knowledge, skill set and confidence during her first year in clinical practice, she very quickly became interested in organisational culture and leadership, and the impact that these critical factors have on the development of the nursing workforce.

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Alison Grant

Senior Research Nurse

I moved to the big City of Edinburgh, from rural Perthshire, at the grand age of 17 to begin my nursing studies. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a 2:1 honours degree – all set to conquer the (nursing) world.

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Alison Glover

Senior Research Nurse (BTS)

I started my professional career in Psychiatric nursing back in the 1980s after that in the 1990s I branched into more clinically based nursing in Infectious disease and specialised in Nursing patients with HIV/AIDS, which is where my interest in research began, I spent some years working on clinical trials which were dedicated to developing new treatments for AIDS. In 2004 I took up a post with the Blood Transfusion Service and have been privileged in supported a number of studies in the emerging world on Regenerative Medicine.

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Dr Scott Clarke

Dr Scott Clarke

Trainee in Emergency Medicine

Dr Christine Houser

Dr Christine Houser

'First First Responder' Project Lead

Mary Morrissey

Mary Morrissey

Senior Research Nurse

EMERGE ALUMNI

EMERGE ALUMNI

Past staff & contributors

Dr Scott Clarke

Trainee in Emergency Medicine

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Dr Christine Houser

'First First Responder' Project Lead

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What we can learn from bystanders about cardiac arrest

17 Mar 2016 | Joel Symonds

For over 40 years, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been recognised as a vital aspect of the treatment of cardiac arrest; originally seen as solely the premise of medical professionals, the concept of bystander or lay-rescuer CPR has increased in popularity and social visibility over recent years. Major national campaigns in the press, media and online have encouraged bystanders to attempt CPR in the event of witnessing an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and this process has been steadily and regularly simplified over the years, in an effort to make attempting lay-rescuer CPR less daunting.

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Mary Morrissey

Senior Research Nurse

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh and began my nursing career in the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh where I rotated between the ward and HDU learning valuable skills and developing my knowledge.

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Past staff & contributors

We would like to thank all of the staff who have previously worked with and/or contributed to, the growth and development of EMERGE.

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Joel Symonds

Joel Symonds

Research Paramedic

Sandrine Flower

Sandrine Flower

RRG Research Administrator

Liz Hasseld

Liz Hasseld

RRG Research Administrator

Paul Gowens

Paul Gowens

Consultant Paramedic & Health Foundation GenerationQ Fellow

Joel Symonds

Research Paramedic

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Sandrine Flower

RRG Research Administrator

Sandrine is a French national and has lived in Edinburgh for 5 years.

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Liz Hasseld

RRG Research Administrator

Liz joined EMERGE/RRG in November 2016.

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Paul Gowens

Consultant Paramedic & Health Foundation GenerationQ Fellow

Paul has been involved in pre hospital resuscitation in Edinburgh, man and boy, for over 20 years and been involved in facilitating the work of the RRG since the original TOPCAT days…

He is currently a Health Foundation, GenerationQ, Leadership Fellow and has recently completed the MSc in Leadership programme at Ashridge Business School.

He is currently undertaking a secondment to the Scottish Government, Health and Social Care Directorate  as a national clinical advisor with a wide portfolio including, out of hospital cardiac arrest and major trauma systems.

Paul has over twenty five years of experience within the Scottish Ambulance Service and has fulfilled a number of key roles from a HEMS paramedic through to his current strategic role at Scottish Government.

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Nynke Halbesma

Nynke Halbesma

Analyst

Dr Stephen Lynch

Dr Stephen Lynch

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr David Lowe

Dr David Lowe

Clinical Research Fellow, Trainee in Emergency Medicine

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Analyst

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Dr David Lowe

Clinical Research Fellow, Trainee in Emergency Medicine

A final year trainee in Emergency Medicine in the West of Scotland David is currently out of programme as a Research Fellow for the University of Glasgow.

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