Anne Rowat

Anne Rowat

Dr Anne Rowat

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Anne Rowat is a qualified nurse and lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care. She works in the fields of neuroscience, stroke and research methods. She is an experienced module leader on both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing degree programmes. She has contributed to a national curriculum for stroke nurses and web-based stroke training resources through joint working with the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum and Managed Clinical Network for Stroke. As a panel member of the Nursing Standard Art and Science Section she co-ordinated a series of stroke articles that was a focus of a national conference.
Research work is mainly in the field of the management of complications after stroke. Her work has been recognised nationally and internationally. As a guest professor at the Nursing School at Zhenzhou University she has presented at an international conference, provided mentorship for staff/students and written collaborative papers. Her research has won national awards, including a young achiever award (1998), the John Scrimgeour medal (2000) and Nursing Abstract Prize at the UK stroke Forum (2011). She is currently building on a programme of cardiovascular research to determine the feasibility, acceptability, transferability and implementation of nurse-led interventions, which is aligned to the SHSC theme of Long Term Conditions.

Themes

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Chair of Research Action Group and executive groups (nominated), Scottish Stroke Nurse Forum (SSNF)
  • Consultation (invited as member of SSNF executive group): Recommendations for Nurse Staff Levels in Stroke Units – UK Stroke Nurses Forums working group
  • Consultation and critical Reviewer (invited): Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARS) Advanced Stroke Modules
  • Consultation (invited): SIGN 118 Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. 118. 2010 Management of patients with stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning. SIGN Guideline 118. Scottish Intercollegiate Ne
  • Consultation and author on behalf of the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum: Benchmarking Scottish Stroke Services Nursing Establishments presented to the National Advisory Committee for stroke (Scottish Government)
  • Consultation (invited): NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Best Practice Statement: Pain management following stroke
  • Consultation (invited): NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Best Practice Statement: End of life care following stroke
  • Consultation (invited as member of SSNF executive group): The Strategy for Stroke Nursing in Scotland
  • Consultation (invited as member of SSNF executive group): Charter for People Living with Stroke in Scotland (2014) (supported and endorsed by the SSNF)
  • Data monitoring Committee (DMC) Member (invited), Multi-centred randomised controlled trial (phase II pilot trial): Stroke Oral Health care pLan Evaluation (SOCLE II)

 

Conference Activity

  • Nursing Research Priorities Consensus Meeting, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF) Conference, Nursing Standard Stroke Series, Perth
  • Chair for Stroke Nurse Training Programme, UK Stroke Forum Conference, Harrogate

 

Editorial Activity

  • Advisory panel member for Art and Science Section (invited), Nursing Standard

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • John Scrimgeour Medal for Non-medical Research, (Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, 2000)
  • Award for Best Nursing Abstract: Dehydration in Hospital Admitted Stroke Patients (UK Stroke Forum, Glasgow, 2011)
  • Prize for Best Poster, British Association of Stroke Physicians Conference (Keele, 2003)
  • Young Achiever Award, (Buckingham Palace, London, 1998)

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Stroke Association Project Grants
  • Cancer Research UK Project Grants
  • Action Medical Research Project Grants

 

Invited Speaker

  • European Stroke Organisation Guidelines Update, Karolinska Institute Stroke Nursing Programme, Stockholm, Sweden – invited speaker: Dehydration after stroke (16-18/11/2014).
  • RCN International Nursing research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland – platform presentation: Top ten research priorities relating to stroke nursing (6/04/2016).
  • Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum Conference, Perth, Scotland - invited speaker: Stroke Nursing Research Priorities (25/09/2014).
  • Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum Conference, Perth, Scotland - invited speaker: Stroke Nursing Research Priorities Results (24/09/2015).
  • UK Stroke Forum (Stroke Nurse Training Programme), Glasgow, Scotland – invited speaker: Challenges in Delivery of Food and Fluids after Stroke (1/12/2009).
  • Chest Heart and Stroke Advanced Training Day, Edinburgh, Scotland – invited speaker: Oxygen therapy for Acute Stroke Patients (18/6/2014)

 

Media Activity

  • NHS Improvement: expert commentary on important new evidence, Dehydration in hospital-admitted stroke patients (August 2012). NICE, Eyes on evidence awareness service.
  • Nursing Times: Dehydration in stroke patients admitted to hospital, October 2012 http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/nutrition/dehydration-in-stroke-patients-admitted-to-hospital/5050560.article
  • SIT STRAIGHT' HOPE FOR STROKE VICTIMS, August 2001: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/'SIT+STRAIGHT'+HOPE+FOR+STROKE+VICTIMS.-a077739741
  • Medwire News: Dehydration poses mortality risk in hospitalized stroke patients, December 2011 https://www.medwirenews.com/medwirenews-com/stroke/vascular-medicine/dehydration-poses-mortality-risk-in-hospitalized-stroke-patients/103104?searchBackButton=tru

 

Reviewing

  • Cochrane Stroke Group Systematic Reviews

 

Date


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Implementing Supported Self-Management in Community-Based Stroke Care: A Secondary Analysis of Nurses’ Perspectives

Journal Article
Kidd, L., Booth, J., Lawrence, M., & Rowat, A. (2020)
Implementing Supported Self-Management in Community-Based Stroke Care: A Secondary Analysis of Nurses’ Perspectives. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9040985
The provision of supported self‐management (SSM) is recommended in contemporary guidelines to address the longer‐term needs and outcomes of stroke survivors and their families...

Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland

Journal Article
McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., Rowat, A., & Hauge, S. R. (2019)
Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 73(4), https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13342
Background Suicide is a global public health issue. Approximately one third of individuals who complete suicide have attended an emergency department in the year preceding the...

Diagnostic accuracy of a pH stick, modified to detect gastric lipase, to confirm the correct placement of nasogastric tubes

Journal Article
Rowat, A. M., Graham, C., & Dennis, M. (2018)
Diagnostic accuracy of a pH stick, modified to detect gastric lipase, to confirm the correct placement of nasogastric tubes. BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgast-2018-000218
Objective The correct placement of a nasogastric feeding tube is usually confirmed by establishing that an aspirate is acidic using a pH stick. However, antacid medication and...

Protective factors of suicide and suicidal behaviour relevant to emergency healthcare settings: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of post-2007 reviews

Journal Article
McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Rowat, A., & Chouliara, Z. (2019)
Protective factors of suicide and suicidal behaviour relevant to emergency healthcare settings: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of post-2007 reviews. Archives of Suicide Research, 23(3), 411-427. https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2018.1480983
Objectives: Suicide is a major public health concern and, with recent societal changes, such as economic and technological changes, there may be emerging protective factors th...

Study to determine the likely accuracy of pH testing to confirm nasogastric tube placement

Journal Article
Rowat, A. M., Graham, C., Dennis, M., & Rowat, A. (2018)
Study to determine the likely accuracy of pH testing to confirm nasogastric tube placement. BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgast-2018-000211
Objective To establish the likely accuracy of pH testing to identify gastric aspirates at different pH cut-offs to confirm nasogastric tube placement. Methods This prospective...

Highlighting research priorities in stroke nursing

Journal Article
Rowat, A. (2018)
Highlighting research priorities in stroke nursing. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 13(5), 244-245. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2018.13.5.244
No abstract available.

Risk Factors for Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Relevant to Emergency Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review of Post-2007 Reviews

Journal Article
McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Rowat, A., & Chouliara, Z. (2017)
Risk Factors for Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Relevant to Emergency Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review of Post-2007 Reviews. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(6), 729-745. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12336
Suicide is a global public health problem and with recent economic and societal changes, there may be emerging risk factors unrecognised by healthcare professionals. The aim o...

Top ten research priorities relating to stroke nursing

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Rowat, A., St George, B. & Pollock, A. (2017)
Top ten research priorities relating to stroke nursing
No abstract available for this item.

Top 10 research priorities relating to stroke nursing: a rigorous approach to establish a national nurse-led research agenda

Journal Article
Rowat, A., Pollock, A., St George, B., Cowey, E., Booth, J., & Lawrence, M. (2016)
Top 10 research priorities relating to stroke nursing: a rigorous approach to establish a national nurse-led research agenda. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(11), 2831-2843. doi:10.1111/jan.13048
Aim To determine the top 10 research priorities specific to stroke nursing. Background It is important that stroke nurses build their research capability and capacity. This pr...

The immediate and short term effects of elastic taping on biomechanical, functional and perceived outcomes in chronic stroke patients

Presentation / Conference
Kaliarntas, K., Smith, M., Hamilton, R., Brown, S. & Rowat, A. (2016, May)
The immediate and short term effects of elastic taping on biomechanical, functional and perceived outcomes in chronic stroke patients. Poster presented at European Stroke Organization Conference, Barcelona, Spain
No abstract available.

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