Liz Adamson
Liz Adamson

Dr 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.
Elizabeth completed a three year term as lead for student experience within the School before taking up a secondment to the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement where she led a project that focused on the personal development role within the University. She has 19 years of experience in education both within clinical practice and higher education.
Her pedagogical research interests are assessment and feedback , student co-production and working in partnership and student mobility

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Research Areas

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

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

 

Conference Organising Activity

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

 

Editorial Activity

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

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Edinburgh Napier University Above and Beyond award for building effective partnerships
  • Converge Challenge Finalist; Project: The Development of an Alternative Eye Dropper
  • Lothian Health Case Innovation Award, First Prize

 

Invited Speaker

  • Embedding compassionate caring elements into an UG nursing module: International symposium for Compassionate Greenwich Care, 2011
  • 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

 

Media Activity

  • newspaper article: SOLUTION project

 

Reviewing

  • Nurse Education in Practice
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing

 

Date


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Innovation in assessment and feedback: Enhancing the student experience.

Conference Proceeding
Adamson, E., & Webster, B. (2015)
Innovation in assessment and feedback: Enhancing the student experience
Assessment is central to students learning and is a powerful driver in determining what students will do and how (Beaumont , O’Doherty and Shannon 2011).Feedback is known to b...

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.

Evaluating assessment and feedback practice within nursing and midwifery programmes using TESTA

Journal Article
Adamson, E., & Webster, B. (2015)
Evaluating assessment and feedback practice within nursing and midwifery programmes using TESTA. Edinburgh Napier University Teaching Fellows Journal, Spring 2015,
No abstract available.

Can compassionate care be taught? Experiences from the Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme

Book Chapter
Adamson, E., & Smith, S. (2014)
Can compassionate care be taught? Experiences from the Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme. In S. Shea, R. Wynyard, & C. Lionis (Eds.), Providing Compassionate Health Care: Challenges in Policy and Practice, (235-251). Routledge
No abstract available.

Compassionate Care: Student nurses' learning through reflection and the use of story

Journal Article
Adamson, E., & Dewar, B. (2015)
Compassionate Care: Student nurses' learning through reflection and the use of story. Nurse Education in Practice, 15(3), 155-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2014.08.002
Introduction Current concern in health care about delivering care that is compassionate has important implications for how compassion is taught and made explicit in nurse edu...

Caring behaviour of nurses in Malaysia is influenced by spiritual and emotional intelligence, psychological ownership and burnout

Journal Article
Adamson, E. (2014)
Caring behaviour of nurses in Malaysia is influenced by spiritual and emotional intelligence, psychological ownership and burnout. Evidence-Based Nursing, 17(4), 121. https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2013-101704

Enhancing the student experience through innovation in assessment and feedback.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E. (2014, January)
Enhancing the student experience through innovation in assessment and feedback. Paper presented at NET COnference, Churchill College, Cambridge

Clarifying misconceptions about compassionate care

Journal Article
Dewar, B., Adamson, E., Smith, S., Surfleet, J., & King, L. (2013)
Clarifying misconceptions about compassionate care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70, 1738-1747. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12322
Aim To discuss the meaning of compassionate care as it applies to staff, patients and families in health and social care settings, its application to practice and how organiza...

Developing global citizenship online: An authentic alternative to overseas clinical placement

Journal Article
Strickland, K., Adamson, E., McInally, W., Tiittanen, H., & Metcalfe, S. (2013)
Developing global citizenship online: An authentic alternative to overseas clinical placement. Nurse Education Today, 33(10), 1160-1165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.11.016
Background This paper presents the findings of a pilot project to develop and evaluate an international nursing module delivered using a collaborative online platform between...

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