Liz Adamson

Liz Adamson

Associate Professor Liz Adamson

Associate Professor


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


Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

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


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
  • 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
  • Learning through simulation: Is this applied in practice? Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh, 2010
  • Making compassionate nursing practice explicit within the pre-registration curriculum: Two educational practice developments: Enhancing Practice Conference Belfast, 2010
  • Workshop: Patient stories: NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Napier University Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate, 2012
  • Using syringe drivers in palliative care: capturing the experience of patients, carers and community nurses: 15th International Cancer Care Nurse Conference Singapore, 2008
  • Developing global citizenship in nursing nurses: HEREN conference, 2012
  • Innovation in assessment and feedback: Enhancing the student experience International Conference on Research Education and Science Turkey 2015


Editorial Activity

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


Fellowships and Awards

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


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



  • Nurse Education in Practice
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing