Liz Adamson

Liz Adamson

Associate Professor Liz Adamson

Associate Professor

Biography

Elizabeth Adamson is an associate professor within the School of Health and Social Care at Napier University Edinburgh, Scotland. Her clinical research interests are enabling patients with long term conditions to live independently and compassionate person centred care. As part of this she leads the SOLUTION project which is a Medical Technology Programme of Development. The principle aim of the project is to find practical solutions to healthcare problems by utilising the multi-disciplinary experience and expertise available within Edinburgh Napier University. Key characteristics of the project are involvement of users in the design and development process, improved patient safety and improved quality of life for people with long term conditions. The SOLUTION work is also timely as it aligns with the Scottish Government’s anticipated outcomes for integration of health and social care. Two current projects are the development of an eye mediation device to assist patients who find getting eye drops in difficult, and a communication aid for patients who have experienced stroke.
In addition to this Elizabeth has a strategic role as Academic Lead for Student Experience within the School which provides an opportunity to actively promote and facilitate excellence in student learning. She has 17 years of experience in education both within clinical practice and higher education.
Her pedagogical research interests are assessment and feedback and student mobility

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • British Society of Gerontology (Scotland)
  • Member of the multi-professional Scottish Clinical Skills Network

 

Conference Activity

  • Simulation in Nurse Education: contextualisation improves confidence: University Staff conference, 2009
  • Simulation as a Learning Tool: The Student Nurse Perspective: Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh, 2006
  • Innovation in assessment and feedback: Enhancing the student experience International Conference on Research Education and Science Turkey 2015
  • Scottish Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh 2012: NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Napier University Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate, 2012
  • Round Table discussion: Enhancing communication through Rapid Feedback and Action: NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Napier University Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate Care, 2012
  • To teach or not to teach: Should pre-registration nursing students be taught intravenous (IV) therapy? RCN Intravenous therapy conference London, 2007
  • Workshop: Patient stories: NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Napier University Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate, 2012
  • Learning through simulation: Is this applied in practice? Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh, 2010
  • Using syringe drivers in palliative care: capturing the experience of patients, carers and community nurses: 15th International Cancer Care Nurse Conference Singapore, 2008
  • Making compassionate nursing practice explicit within the pre-registration curriculum: Two educational practice developments: Enhancing Practice Conference Belfast, 2010
  • Developing global citizenship in nursing nurses: HEREN conference, 2012

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of Compassionate Healthcare

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Converge Challenge Finalist; Project: The Development of an Alternative Eye Dropper
  • Lothian Health Case Innovation Award, First Prize

 

Invited Speaker

  • Students influencing curriculum design in terms of assessment and feedback:A case study
  • Enhancing the student experience through innovation in assessment and feedback: Core paper: NET Conference Churchill Collage Cambridge, 2014
  • Embedding compassionate caring elements into an UG nursing module: International symposium for Compassionate Greenwich Care, 2011

 

Media Activity

  • newspaper article: SOLUTION project

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Nurse Education in Practice

 

Date


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Helping Student Nurses Learn the Craft of Compassionate Care: A Relational Model.

Journal Article
Adamson, L. (2018)
Helping Student Nurses Learn the Craft of Compassionate Care: A Relational Model. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 6(3), 91-96. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v6i3.376
This on the horizon article proposes a relational model for enabling the development of skills and attributes associated with ‘compassionate craftsmanship’ in the developing n...

Feedback in clinical practice: Enhancing the students’ experience through action research

Journal Article
Adamson, E., King, L., Foy, L., McLeod, M., Traynor, J., Watson, W., & Gray, M. (2018)
Feedback in clinical practice: Enhancing the students’ experience through action research. Nurse Education in Practice, 31, 48-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.04.012
Feedback to student nurses and midwives within clinical practice is known to be central to their learning and development. A study that focused on student experience of assess...

Culture, courage and compassion: exploring the experience of student nurses on placement abroad

Journal Article
Adamson, E. (2018)
Culture, courage and compassion: exploring the experience of student nurses on placement abroad. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40639-018-0048-4
Background Nursing is emotional work and learning how to manage their emotions is a valuable part of nurse education. As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile nurses will ...

Seeking, hearing and acting: Staff perspectives of changes in assessment practice through TESTA

Journal Article
Adamson, E., Webster-Henderson, B., & Carver, M. (2017)
Seeking, hearing and acting: Staff perspectives of changes in assessment practice through TESTA. SEDA Educational Developments, 18(4), 12-15
Assessment and feedback continues to be a key focus of attention within higher education. The TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) methodology ha...

Exploring the experiences of patients attending day hospitals in the rural Scotland: capturing the patient's voice

Journal Article
Adamson, E., Pow, J., Houston, F., & Redpath, P. (2017)
Exploring the experiences of patients attending day hospitals in the rural Scotland: capturing the patient's voice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(19-20), 3044-3055. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13651
Aims and objectives To understand the meaning of person-centred compassionate care for people attending day hospitals in rural Scotland. Background Increasing numbers of older...

Reflections about experiences of compassionate care from award winning undergraduate nurses – What, so what … now what?

Journal Article
Smith, S., James, A., Brogan, A., Adamson, E., & Gentleman, M. (2016)
Reflections about experiences of compassionate care from award winning undergraduate nurses – What, so what … now what?. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 3(6), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40639-016-0023-x
Background From 2007 until 2012 Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care in conjunction with NHS Lothian, collaborated on a programme of actio...

Difficulty in eye drop administration for people with rheumatoid arthritis

Journal Article
Adamson, E., & Kendall, G. (2016)
Difficulty in eye drop administration for people with rheumatoid arthritis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(9), 550-556. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616643101
Introduction: Many people require eye drops administered daily, yet many do not instil them as prescribed. This can be due to physical difficulty managing the delivery device ...

Enhancing assessment and feedback: using TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) as a catalyst for change.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E. & Webster-Henderson, B. (2016, April)
Enhancing assessment and feedback: using TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) as a catalyst for change. Presented at SEDA Conference 2016, Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
No abstract available.

TESTA - lessons learned.

Presentation / Conference
Webster, B. & Adamson, E. (2015, June)
TESTA - lessons learned. Presented at Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus
No abstract available.

Innovation in assessment and feedback: enhancing the student experience.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E. & Webster-Henderson, B. (2015, April)
Innovation in assessment and feedback: enhancing the student experience. Presented at International Conference on Research in Education and Science, Antalya, Turkey
No abstract available.

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