Cari Malcolm

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Dr Cari Malcolm

Lecturer (Child Health)

Biography

Dr Cari Malcolm is a Lecturer in Child Health 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 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

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Steering Group member for the Paediatric End of Life Care Managed Clinical Network (PELiCaN)
  • Member of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)
  • Member of the UK and Ireland Children's Palliative Care Education and Training Steering Group
  • Member of the Scottish Children and Young People's Palliative Care Network (SCYPPCN)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 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

  • Keynote speaker: Malcolm C, McGirr D. 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
  • Keynote speaker: Malcolm, C, McGirr D. 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
  • Keynote speaker: Malcolm C. Invited presentation on research findings 'Priorities for Education in Children's Palliative Care.' to the CHAS Board of Directors, Edinburgh

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for BMJ Open
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Nursing

 

Date


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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)...

Educational needs and preferred learning approaches of the paediatric palliative care workforce: a qualitative exploratory study

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., & McGirr, D. (2020)
Educational needs and preferred learning approaches of the paediatric palliative care workforce: a qualitative exploratory study. Nurse Education Today, 89, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104417
Abstract not available.

Providing home-based end of life care for children and their families: a realist evaluation of the Care 24 Lothian service

Presentation / Conference
Malcolm, C., & Knighting, K. (2020, March)
Providing home-based end of life care for children and their families: a realist evaluation of the Care 24 Lothian service. Paper presented at Together for Short Lives - Conference 2020: Time for Change?, Manchester, UK
Background - The drive to ensure end of life care and death occurs in a child and families’ preferred setting, be that home, hospice or hospital, has been set by policy makers...

Understanding the education and support needs of those providing children's palliative care in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Malcolm, C., McGirr, D., & Grant, J. (2019, May)
Understanding the education and support needs of those providing children's palliative care in Scotland. Paper presented at 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Berlin, Germany
Aim - To identify the current and future education, learning and continuing professional development requirements of staff and volunteers working in children’s palliative care...

Scoping exercise to inform the development of an education strategy for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)

Report
Malcolm, C., & McGirr, D. (2018)
Scoping exercise to inform the development of an education strategy for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). Edinburgh: Children's Hospices Across Scotland
This report presents findings from a scoping project examining current evidence relating to the provision of education across the United Kingdom (UK) and internationally. The ...

Preparing a paediatric palliative care workforce

Presentation / Conference
Malcolm, C., McGirr, D., & Grant, J. (2018, October)
Preparing a paediatric palliative care workforce. Presented at 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care (PAL), Montreal, Canada
Workshop objectives: This workshop is based on the results and recommendations of an extensive scoping project which aimed to develop an evidence based education strategy for ...

A relational understanding of sibling experiences of children with rare life-limiting conditions: Findings from a qualitative study

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., Gibson, F., Adams, S., Anderson, G., & Forbat, L. (2014)
A relational understanding of sibling experiences of children with rare life-limiting conditions: Findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Child Health Care, 18(3), 230-240. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367493513485825
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and Batten disease are rare life-limiting conditions (LLCs) characterised by progressive and permanent physical and cognitive decline. The impact o...

Challenging symptoms in children with rare life-limiting conditions: findings from a prospective diary and interview study with families.

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., Hain, R., Gibson, F., Adams, S., Anderson, G., & Forbat, L. (2012)
Challenging symptoms in children with rare life-limiting conditions: findings from a prospective diary and interview study with families. Acta Paediatrica, 101(9), 985-992. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2012.02680.x
Aim:  The aim was to describe the nature, frequency, severity and management challenges of symptoms in children with two rare life-limiting conditions [Mucopolysaccharide (MPS...

Intrafamilial genotyping of helicobacter pylori from faecal DNA.

Journal Article
McMillan, M., MacKay, W. G., Williams, C. L., Shepherd, A. J., Malcolm, C., & Weaver, L. T. (2011)
Intrafamilial genotyping of helicobacter pylori from faecal DNA. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, 2011, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/491035
Helicobacter pylori infection, often acquired in early childhood, is a global cause of undernutrition, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric carcinoma. This study tested...

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Clinical Doctorate Supervision: Julie Yates, University of Stirling