Cari Malcolm

cari malcolm 1

Dr Cari Malcolm

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Cari Malcolm is a Lecturer within the School of Health and Social Care. With over 20 years’ experience as a researcher, educator and clinician in the field of paediatrics, Cari has a continued passion for and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of children and families. Her specific research interests include children’s supportive and palliative care, symptom management in children and young people with life-shortening conditions and complex care needs and maternal and infant nutrition, namely breastfeeding. Cari has a strong track record of leading research in these areas, and has disseminated her work extensively in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

Cari currently leads a developing programme of research focused on the care and support needs of infants, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. Her research is recognised widely and contributes to influencing policy, education, and practice that aims to improve children’s supportive, palliative and end of life care.

Cari has extensive experience in academic leadership and curriculum development. Her educational philosophy reflects a commitment to innovative teaching and learning approaches that are grounded in both best practice and best available evidence. She contributes to the enhancement of nursing education through innovative curriculum development activities. Currently, she is involved in a national action group which aims to provide strategic direction for the design, development, management and sustainability of a standardised approach for children’s palliative care education in the UK and Ireland.

Cari would welcome applications from prospective postgraduate students interested in pursuing a PhD in any of her research areas. Please do get in touch by email: c.malcolm2@napier.ac.uk

Research Interests:
Children’s supportive, palliative and end of life care
Symptom management in children with life-shortening and rare conditions
Maternal and infant nutrition (supporting breastfeeding)
Evidence-based nursing education

Learning and Teaching Expertise:
Pedagogical Innovations in Nursing Education
Authentic Assessment
Communities of Practice
Technology-Enhanced and Online Learning

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Chair of the Education and CPD Stream for the Paediatric End of Life Care Managed Clinical Network (PELiCaN), NHS Scotland.
  • Steering Group member for the Paediatric End of Life Care Managed Clinical Network (PELiCaN), NHS Scotland
  • Scottish Baby Friendly Initiative Group
  • Scottish Infant Feeding Advisors Network
  • Member of the UK and Ireland Children's Palliative Care Education and Training Steering Group
  • Member of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)
  • Academic and Professional Advisor for the CHAM Malawi NMT Programme Review
  • Member of the Scottish Children and Young People's Palliative Care Network (SCYPPCN)

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Course External Examiner for MSc Health and Social Care Education, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Course External Examiner for BSc Nursing, York St John University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Winner Above and Beyond Awards: Best team: undergraduate module
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Student Nursing Times Awards (2016) Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration nursing) University of Stirling winner

 

Invited Speaker

  • Seminar: Best Practice in Paediatric EOL care, Paediatric Oncology Specialist Nursing Team, NHS Lothian
  • Keynote speaker: Invited presentation on research findings 'Future needs of children's palliative care education across Scotland and the UK.' at the Strategic Paediatric Educationalists & Nurses in Scotland (SPENS) conference, Edinburgh
  • Invited presentation on research findings 'Informing the development of an education strategy for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS): recommendations from a scoping project.' to the Scottish Parliament - Cross Party Group on Palliative Care
  • Invited presentation on research findings 'Priorities for Education in Children's Palliative Care.' to the CHAS Board of Directors, Edinburgh

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Membership of the Aurora Leadership Foundation for Women in Higher Education
  • Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Registered Nurse)

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
  • Reviewer for Palliative Medicine
  • Reviewer for Journal of Child Health Care
  • Reviewer for Nurse Education Today
  • Reviewer for BMJ Open
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Nursing

 

Date


44 results

Insights from and limitations of data linkage studies: analysis of short-stay urgent admission referral source from routinely collected Scottish data

Journal Article
Dick, S., Kyle, R., Wilson, P., Aucott, L., France, E., King, E., …Turner, S. W. (in press)
Insights from and limitations of data linkage studies: analysis of short-stay urgent admission referral source from routinely collected Scottish data. Archives of Disease in Childhood, https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2022-324171
Introduction This study identified the referral source for urgent short-stay admissions (SSAs) and compared characteristics of children with SSA stratified by different referr...

A realist evaluation of a home-based end of life care service for children and families: what works, for whom, how, in what circumstances and why?

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., & Knighting, K. (2022)
A realist evaluation of a home-based end of life care service for children and families: what works, for whom, how, in what circumstances and why?. BMC Palliative Care, 21, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-022-00921-8
Background: Children’s palliative and end of life care is underpinned internationally by a commitment to provide care and support in the family’s preferred place, which may in...

Practice based approaches to supporting the work related wellbeing of frontline care workers in care homes: A Scoping Review

Journal Article
Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. D. (2021)
Practice based approaches to supporting the work related wellbeing of frontline care workers in care homes: A Scoping Review. Journal of Long-Term Care, 2021, 230-240. https://doi.org/10.31389/jltc.66
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to ensure that strategic and operational approaches to retain high quality, resilient frontline care home workers are informed by...

What does effective end-of-life care at home for children look like? A qualitative interview study exploring the perspectives of bereaved parents

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., & Knighting, K. (2021)
What does effective end-of-life care at home for children look like? A qualitative interview study exploring the perspectives of bereaved parents. Palliative Medicine, 35(8), 1602-1611. https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163211023300
Background: End-of-life care for children with life-shortening conditions is provided in a range of settings including hospital, hospice and home. What home-based, end-of-life...

Written Evidence to Independent Review of Adult Social Care Scotland

Report
Johnston, L. Written Evidence to Independent Review of Adult Social Care Scotland. Scottish Government

)
Johnston, L. Written Evidence to Independent Review of Adult Social Care Scotland. Scottish Government
• The evidence presented here relates to four research studies conducted in relation to workforce resilience, burnout and support around death and dying in the care home secto...

Avoiding Burnout of the Care Home Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Sharing National Learning and Local Initiatives

Journal Article
Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. D. (2021)
Avoiding Burnout of the Care Home Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Sharing National Learning and Local Initiatives. Age and ageing, 50(Suppl. 1), i12-i42. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afab030.62
Introduction COVID-19 in care homes has heightened the risk of staff burnout, undermining already problematic staff retention and low morale. There has been an associated prol...

Avoiding Burnout of Care Home Workforce

Report
Johnston, L., & Malcolm, C. (2021)
Avoiding Burnout of Care Home Workforce. Edinburgh: CSO
This small study focused on the resources available and used to support the wellbeing and mental health of frontline care workers (FCW) in care homes for older people. It had ...

Avoiding burnout of the care home workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: sharing national learning and local initiatiatives

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. (2020, November)
Avoiding burnout of the care home workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: sharing national learning and local initiatiatives. Poster presented at BGS Autumn Meeting 2020, Online

What are the components of an effective model of home-based end of life care for children and families?

Presentation / Conference
Malcolm, C., & Knighting, K. (2020, October)
What are the components of an effective model of home-based end of life care for children and families?. Paper presented at 2020 International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada
Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of a home-based end of life care service delivered via a partnership model by two organisations as perceived by families who have acces...

Home-based end of life care for children and their families – a systematic scoping review and narrative synthesis

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., Katherine, K., & Charlotte, T. (2020)
Home-based end of life care for children and their families – a systematic scoping review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 55, 126-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.07.018
Abstract Problem: There is a growing international drive to deliver children’s palliative care services closer to home. Families should have choice of where end of life (EOL)...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Chief Scientist Office (CSO), £139,329, The symptom profile and experience of children with rare life-limiting conditions: perspectives of their families and key health professionals, Grant holder/Co-Investigator, University of Stirling
  • Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), £34,734, An assessment to identify the future research priorities for CHAS, Grant holder/Co-Investigator, University of Stirling
  • Scottish Executive, £50,000, Review of the role of the senior charge nurse/ward sister, Grant holder/Co-Investigator, University of Stirling
  • NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS), £30,672, Promoting the use of Personal Asthma Action Plans in Scotland: a systematic review of the evidence, Grant holder/Co-Investigator, University of Stirling.
  • Chief Scientist Office (CSO), £103,357, Intrafamilial patterns of Helicobacter pylori transmission, Research Fellow, University of Stirling
  • Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit (NMPDU), £35,000, Evaluation of the impact across Scotland of the first five Best Practice Statements for nurses and midwives, Research Fellow, University of Stirling
  • Chief Scientist Office (CSO), £132,000, Maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation and fetal and infant visual development: a prospective randomised double-blind placebo controlled trial, Research Assistant, Glasgow Caledonian University

Current Post Grad projects