Senior Research Nurse
Nicola has had a circuitous journey into the role of Research Nurse with EMERGE. An initial interest in research and global inequalities was sparked whilst studying Geography at the University of Glasgow. This led to her undertaking a Masters of Research degree in Human Geography in 2011. Upon graduating Nicola has worked in various capacities in the field of International Development. It was working on a health project in rural Uganda that provided the catalyst for Nicola seeking a more ‘hands on’ role and better understanding of tropical diseases. Nicola has subsequently retrained as nurse at the University of Southampton and completed a Diploma in Tropical Nursing in 2018.
After nearly 3 years of working in acute medicine at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Nicola joined the Emergency Department in Edinburgh. Finding herself increasingly thinking about how patient care might be improved past the day to day, Nicola decided to undertake a research project for her Masters in Nursing. Working in the Royal Infirmary ED, it wasn’t long before Nicola became aware of EMERGE and was immediately captivated. Nicola is very excited to join this dynamic team and have the opportunity to contribute to pragmatic, pioneering research that improves patient care.