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Fiona McCurrach

Senior Research Nurse

Fiona McCurrach

With a keen interest in human behaviour I left home aged 17 to study Psychology in Glasgow.

I lapped up the student life and 4 years on I graduated with a 2.1 honours degree, but it wasn’t long before I gave in to the niggle that was there from the start- I wanted to be a nurse.

 

Fast forward three years I embarked on my first nursing post in a general medical ward in 2010. Two years flew in as I consolidated my training and learned valuable lessons,  laying the foundations for a career in emergency nursing- an area where a background of psychology goes a long way!

 

With four years of learning from the best in Edinburgh emergency medicine and realising the true meaning of teamwork, I was ready to make a change (for both myself and my patients) and tap back into the curiosity and positivity that carried me through my academic years at university.

 

Through some informal chats with the EMERGE team and a shadow day, I had officially caught the research bug and made it my goal to join the team. Luck was on my side and I was welcomed into the group a few months later.

 

I am so excited to be part of an enthusiastic and motivated team, united in their ultimate goal of improving the lives of our patients. What could be more rewarding than that?

 

Out of work my energy is dedicated to my family. Our two little girls keep me on my toes and are my inspiration for improving the future health of our public.


Trials

EHA Study

EHA - Epidemiological analysis for the Hereditary Angioedema Disease is an international, multicentre, epidemiological study that aims to explore the feasibility of a new Dried Blood Spot (DBS) filtercard-based screening algorithm and thereby the prevalence of the Hereditary Angioedema.

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EHA Study

EHA - Epidemiological analysis for the Hereditary Angioedema Disease

HU-FIX

Assisting in identifying patients with Humeral shaft fractures in the ED by screening.

Giving patient information sheets to introduce the study, so patient has had adequate time to read and make decision about going into the trial before going to the fracture clinic.

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HU-FIX