Cari Malcolm

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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 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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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), 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

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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)...

Supporting the resilience and retention of frontline care workers in care homes for older people: A scoping review and thematic synthesis

Working Paper
Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. D. Supporting the resilience and retention of frontline care workers in care homes for older people: A scoping review and thematic synthesis

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Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. D. Supporting the resilience and retention of frontline care workers in care homes for older people: A scoping review and thematic synthesis
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to ensure that strategic and operational approaches to retain high quality, resilient frontline care home workers, who are not re...

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.

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Clinical Doctorate Supervision: Julie Yates, University of Stirling