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. Invited presentation on research findings 'Priorities for Education in Children's Palliative Care.' to the CHAS Board of Directors, 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

 

Reviewing

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

 

Date


34 results

Challenging symptom profiles of life-limiting conditions in children: a survey of care professionals and families.

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., Forbat, L., Anderson, G., Gibson, F., & Hain, R. (2011)
Challenging symptom profiles of life-limiting conditions in children: a survey of care professionals and families. Palliative Medicine, 25(4), 357-364. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216310391346
This paper reports on data from the initial phase of a UK-wide study exploring life-limiting conditions (LLCs) in children where, because of their rarity, little is understood...

Children's understanding of cancer and views on health-related behaviour: a ‘draw and write’ study: Children's understanding of cancer and health behaviours

Journal Article
Knighting, K., Rowa-Dewar, N., Malcolm, C., Kearney, N., & Gibson, F. (2011)
Children's understanding of cancer and views on health-related behaviour: a ‘draw and write’ study: Children's understanding of cancer and health behaviours. Child: Care, Health and Development, 37(2), 289-299. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01138.x
Background Few studies have explored young children’s understanding of cancer and health-related behaviours yet this is essential to develop health promotion initiatives that...

Prioritisation of future research topics for children’s hospice care by its key stakeholders: a Delphi study.

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., Knighting, K., Forbat, L., & Kearney, N. (2009)
Prioritisation of future research topics for children’s hospice care by its key stakeholders: a Delphi study. Palliative Medicine, 23(5), 398-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216309104061
The Delphi process, widely used in health research to seek consensus on key issues amongst large stakeholder groups, was adopted to allow families, hospice staff/volunteers an...

Exploring the experiences and perspectives of families using a children’s hospice and professionals providing hospice care to identify future research priorities for children’s hospice care

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., Forbat, L., Knighting, K., & Kearney, N. (2008)
Exploring the experiences and perspectives of families using a children’s hospice and professionals providing hospice care to identify future research priorities for children’s hospice care. Palliative Medicine, 22(8), 921-928. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216308098214
The main objective of this study is to generate a list of priority topics for children’s hospice care research in Scotland from the perspective of its key stakeholders. The me...

Promoting the use of Personal Asthma Action Plans: a systematic review.

Journal Article
Ring, N., Malcolm, C., Wyke, S., MacGillivray, S., Dixon, D., Hoskins, G., …Sheikh, A. (2007)
Promoting the use of Personal Asthma Action Plans: a systematic review. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 16(5), 271-283. https://doi.org/10.3132/pcrj.2007.00049
Objectives: To investigate how best to encourage health professionals to promote, and for people with asthma to use, asthma action plans. Methods: Systematic review. Randomise...

Commentary on Rydstrom I, Dalheim-Englund A-C, Holritz-Rasmussen B, Moller C & Sandman P-O (2005) asthma quality of life for Swedish children.

Journal Article
Ring, N., & Malcolm, C. (2007)
Commentary on Rydstrom I, Dalheim-Englund A-C, Holritz-Rasmussen B, Moller C & Sandman P-O (2005) asthma quality of life for Swedish children. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(9), 1766-1768. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01607.x
No abstract available.

Pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials in infants: gender differences during early visual maturation

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., McCulloch, D., & Shepherd, A. (2007)
Pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials in infants: gender differences during early visual maturation. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 44(5), 345-351. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2002.tb00822.x
This paper investigates gender differences in the peak latency and amplitude of the P1 component of the pattern-reversal visual evoked potential (pattern-reversal VEP) recorde...

Promoting the use of personal asthma action plans: a systematic review.

Report
Ring, N. A., Malcolm, C., Wyke, S., MacGillivray, S., Dixon, D., Hoskins, G., …Sheikh, A. (2006)
Promoting the use of personal asthma action plans: a systematic review. University of Stirling

The economic costs of health service treatments for asbestos-related mesothelioma deaths.

Journal Article
Watterson, A., Gorman, T., Malcolm, C., Robinson, M., & Beck, M. (2006)
The economic costs of health service treatments for asbestos-related mesothelioma deaths. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1076(1), 871-881. https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1371.042
This article explores the complex and neglected picture of occupational and environmental disease healthcare costs specifically relating to asbestos. Diagnosed mesothelioma ca...

Nursing best practice statements: an exploration of their implementation in clinical practice

Journal Article
Ring, N., Malcolm, C., Coull, A., Murphy-Black, T., & Watterson, A. (2005)
Nursing best practice statements: an exploration of their implementation in clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14(9), 1048-1058. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01225.x
Aims and objectives. To explore implementation of the first five Best Practice Statements from the perspective of nurses involved in their development. Background. Best Practi...

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Clinical Doctorate Supervision: Julie Yates, University of Stirling