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


34 results

Integrating environmental health into nursing and midwifery practice.

Journal Article
Watterson, A., Thomson, P., Malcolm, C., Shepherd, A., & McIntosh, C. (2005)
Integrating environmental health into nursing and midwifery practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 49(6), 665-674. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2004.03340.x
Aim.  With the recognition that environmental health has relevance to all nursing and midwifery activities, the aim of this paper is to discuss nurses’ and midwives’ past and ...

Helicobacter Pylori in children is strongly associated with poverty.

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., MacKay, W. G., Shepherd, A., & Weaver, L. T. (2004)
Helicobacter Pylori in children is strongly associated with poverty. Scottish Medical Journal, 49(4), 136-138. https://doi.org/10.1177/003693300404900406
Background and Aims: To examine the association between prevalence of H. pylori colonisation and social deprivation in a sample of children investigated in hospital. Methods: ...

Childhood H. pylori: disappearing disease or chronic infection?

Journal Article
Shepherd, A., Malcolm, C., Mackay, W. G., & Weaver, L. T. (2004)
Childhood H. pylori: disappearing disease or chronic infection?. British Journal of Community Nursing, 9(5), 201-205. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2004.9.5.12888
Helicobacter pylori is one of the commonest chronic bacterial infections worldwide. It is acquired during childhood and its persistence has implications for health in later li...

Scotopic electroretinogram in term infants born of mothers supplemented with docosahexaenoic acid during pregnancy.

Journal Article
Malcolm, C. A., Hamilton, R., McCulloch, D. L., Montgomery, C., & Weaver, L. T. (2003)
Scotopic electroretinogram in term infants born of mothers supplemented with docosahexaenoic acid during pregnancy. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 44(8), 3685-3691. https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.02-0767
Purpose: to test the hypothesis that the supplementation of the diets of pregnant women with a fish oil rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) enhances retinal development in thei...

Maternal docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy and visual evoked potential development in term infants: a double blind, prospective, randomised trial

Journal Article
Malcolm, C. A., McCulloch, D. L., Montgomery, C., Shepherd, A., & Weaver, L. T. (2003)
Maternal docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy and visual evoked potential development in term infants: a double blind, prospective, randomised trial. Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition, 88(5), 383F-390. https://doi.org/10.1136/fn.88.5.f383
Aim: To test the hypothesis that maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation during pregnancy enhances maturation of the visual evoked potential (VEP) in healthy term ...

Maternal fish oil supplementation and visual maturation in term infants.

Journal Article
McCulloch, D., Malcolm, C. A., Hamilton, R. H., Montgomery, C., & Weaver, L. T. (2002)
Maternal fish oil supplementation and visual maturation in term infants. Optometry and Vision Science, 79(12), S296

Maternal fish oil supplementation and visual development in term infants: a positive association between docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status and retinal maturation.

Journal Article
Malcolm, C. A., McCulloch, D. L., Montgomery, C., & Weaver, L. T. (2002)
Maternal fish oil supplementation and visual development in term infants: a positive association between docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status and retinal maturation. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 86(Supplement 1), 21-25. https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.86.suppl_1.a21

Flash visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in term infants born of mothers supplemented and unsupplemented with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Journal Article
Malcolm, C. A., Hamilton, R., McCulloch, D. L., Mactier, H., Montgomery, C., & Weaver, L. T. (2001)
Flash visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in term infants born of mothers supplemented and unsupplemented with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 41(4), S592

Maternal fish oil supplementation and maturation of visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in term infants.

Journal Article
McCulloch, D. L., Malcolm, C., Hamilton, R., Montgomery, C., & Weaver, L. T. (2001)
Maternal fish oil supplementation and maturation of visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in term infants. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 42(4), S2089

A realist evaluation of the Care 24 Lothian service

Report
Malcolm, C., & Knighting, K. (2020)
A realist evaluation of the Care 24 Lothian service. Edinburgh: CHAS
Abstract not available.

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Clinical Doctorate Supervision: Julie Yates, University of Stirling