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Lisa Donald

Research Nurse

Research Interests:
Cardiovascular medicine, Emergency medicine.
Qualifications:
Diploma in Adult Nursing, Diploma in Tropical Nursing, BSc Professional Practice in Nursing
Lisa Donald

I joined the EMERGE research team in March 2020, having spent the most part of my career in Cardiology. This has taken me to London to work as a junior sister in the Cardiothoracic Unit at London bridge hospital whilst studying for my Tropical Nursing diploma, back up to the Borders General hospital as a Cardiac rehab specialist nurse and to both St John’s and the Western General hospital to undertake a Chest Pain Nurse specialist role and Heart Failure Nurse practitioner role. I continue to strive to pursue my professional development, and completed my Clinical Decision making course last year. I have also spent time in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory assisting in a range of interventional cardiac procedures. Having covered virtually all sub-specialities in Cardiac nursing I felt it was time for a change and felt it was now or never!

I had heard a lot about the EMERGE research group through friends and colleagues and was certainly curious about how the team worked. I had undertaken a 6 month secondment in Cardiovascular Research and was keen to extend my experience as a research nurse. I had little experience in research and zero experience in the Emergency Department… Fast forward a few months, throw a global pandemic into the mix and it certainly has been a baptism of fire!

It has been a pleasure to work with such an eclectic and diverse group of people and I am proud to have been a part of international projects such as the OXFORD vaccine trial and the UK RECOVERY trial. Never before has clinical research been so important. I feel well equipped to take on whatever challenges the next 6 months may bring.

Outside of work my favourite thing is to be with my little girl; up a mountain, skiing, hiking or cycling.

 


Trials

PRECISE-CTCA Trial

To determine the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin concentration and obstructive coronary artery disease in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected acute coronary syndrome and cardiac troponin concentration within the normal reference range using CTCA.

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PRECISE-CTCA Trial

To determine the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin concentration and obstructive coronary artery disease in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected acute coronary syndrome and cardiac troponin concentration within the normal reference range using CTCA.