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.
Particularly, she became curious about the effect of these factors on the training and development of qualified nurses within the clinical setting, and the impact this then has on clinical practice. It was this curiosity that was her biggest motivator in applying for the Master of Nursing in Clinical Research programme which she completed in 2015.
Whilst undertaking this programme, Megan realised that she would love the opportunity to move into a research active role and thus feels incredibly lucky to have recently joined the EMeRGE team. She has lots to learn, both clinically and in the field of research, but is really excited to learn from the amazing body of knowledge and experience that sits within the emergency department’s team. Megan is delighted to part of such a motivated and enthusiastic team, and hopes to (one day!!) work on her own research ideas and projects
This is a study looking at incidence and risk factors for poor ankle functional recovery, and the development and progression of post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis after significant ankle ligament injury.
SALI study - Significant Ankle Ligament Injury
Determining the diagnostic accuracy of the 4AT for delirium versus the reference standard of a DSM-IV diagnosis
The 4AT as a triage test for delirium: a validation study in acutely hospitalised older patients
Diagnostic yield of an ambulatory patch monitor in Emergency Department syncope patients.
Diagnostic yield of an ambulatory patch monitor in ED