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Caroline Blackstock

Caroline Blackstock

Lead Research Nurse

Caroline graduated from The University of Abertay, Dundee in 2000 with a BSc Honours in Nursing.

Shortly after this she moved to Edinburgh and took up her first hospital post in the Regional Infectious Disease Unit at the Western General Hospital. From there she then took a post in the Emergency Department at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

In 2004 after some travelling around the world Caroline spent a couple of years working in Combined Assessment Unit (now AMU) where she developed a passion for toxicology. She then returned to The Emergency Department to continue her love for Emergency Nursing and after witnessing the great work of the Emerge team she joined their ranks in May 2015 to combine her passion for Acute Medicine and Research.

Caroline’s interest in research was ignited in her Honours year at University when she participated in research modules and carried out a qualitative phenomenological pilot study looking at the support given to breastfeeding mothers in Tayside. This then formed her 12,000 word honours dissertation. This interest has continued throughout her nursing career where she has strived to deliver evidence based care. And in recent years seeing the Emerge team working within her department has resulted in her joining the action with this bright enthusiastic research team.

Caroline now enjoys juggling part time hours within the Emerge team branching out with new studies into the Acute Medical Unit and raising a young family at home with three children.