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 Advanced Nursing
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing

 

Date


34 results

The symptom profile and experience of children with rare life-limiting conditions: perspectives of their families and key health professionals.

Report
Malcolm, C., Adams, S., Anderson, G., Gibson, F., Hain, R., Morley, A. & Forbat, L. (2010)
The symptom profile and experience of children with rare life-limiting conditions: perspectives of their families and key health professionals. Stirling, Scotland: University of Stirling
This report documents a mixed-method study examining the symptom profile and family experience of two rare life-limiting conditions. Data was collected across the UK, using a ...

An assessment to identify the future research priorities for the children's hospice association Scotland.

Report
Malcolm, C., Knighting, K., Forbat, L. & Kearney, N. (2007)
An assessment to identify the future research priorities for the children's hospice association Scotland. Stirling: University of Stirling

Review of the role of the senior charge nurse/ward sister in Scotland: patient perspectives.

Report
Malcolm, C., Cayless, C. & Kearney, N. (2006)
Review of the role of the senior charge nurse/ward sister in Scotland: patient perspectives. Stirling, Scotland: University of Sitling

Nursing and midwifery practice development unit: best practice statements - report of the impact evaluation study.

Report
Ring, N., Finnie, A., Murphy-Black, T., Watterson, A., Howie, C., Malcolm, C., …Cunningham, J. (2003)
Nursing and midwifery practice development unit: best practice statements - report of the impact evaluation study. Scotland: NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Clinical Doctorate Supervision: Julie Yates, University of Stirling