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. She has recently joined the EMeRGE team in March 2015 and is very excited to be part of a team that is so influential in creating a great future for Emergency Medicine.
During her time at university Mia has developed a keen interest and passion for research on the course of writing her dissertation. Her written work about Improving Communication for Patients on Non-Invasive Ventilation has been awarded the ‘Margaret Auld Prize’ representing the highest graded dissertation of the year and is now being used as an example dissertation for future honours students
Early diagnosis is central to improving outcomes for patients with cancer. For cancers without specific risk factors, or with no screening programs are difficult to diagnose and patients often present with non-specific symptoms. Unfortunately this means that these patients are often diagnosed late on in the development of the disease and treatment options are reduced.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disabilities amongst young people worldwide. Many sufferers develop chronic physical and mental health problems and are unable to work or re-engage socially after their injuries. There are therefore significant health and socioeconomic consequences.
A study examining the Prevalence and Risk of Anterior Pituitary Dysfunction following Traumatic Brain Injury
Evaluating the kinetics of cardiac biomarkers after ST-segment Elevation myocardial infarction
An investigation into the Prescription of Analgesia in Emergency Medicine (POEM).
Prescription of Analgesia in Emergency Medicine (POEM)
10 Apr 2017 | Megan McGrath
EMERGE will soon begin recruitment to the new SNAP40 trial which will compare the new SNAP40 device with standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department.Read more
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.Read more
26 May 2015 | Jen Simpson
Our very own Jen Simpson, takes us through the roller coaster ride that is 24 hours in the shoes of a Research Nurse.Read more