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

 

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Online video in clinical skills education of oral medication administration for undergraduate student nurses

Presentation / Conference
Dawkes, S., Smith, F., McCrossan, G., Holland, A., & Adamson, L. (2011, September)
Online video in clinical skills education of oral medication administration for undergraduate student nurses. Presented at Scottish Clinican Skills Network Conference, St. Andrews University, St. Andrews
No abstract available.

The development, implementation and evaluation of online video in clinical skills education for undergraduate student nurses.

Presentation / Conference
Holland, A., Smith, F. C., Adamson, E., McCrossan, G., Watt, S., & Penny, K. I. (2011, September)
The development, implementation and evaluation of online video in clinical skills education for undergraduate student nurses. Paper presented at Scottish Clinnical Skills Network 11th Annual Conference, St. Andrews, UK

Using syringe drivers in palliative care within a rural, community setting: capturing the whole experience

Journal Article
Cruickshank, S., Adamson, E., Logan, J., & Brackenridge, K. (2010)
Using syringe drivers in palliative care within a rural, community setting: capturing the whole experience. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 16, 126-32
The aim of this research was to understand how the introduction of a syringe driver, which is considered routine practice in many palliative care settings, impacted on patient...

Learning through simulation: is this applied in practice?

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E., Smith, F. C., & Gray, M. (2010, September)
Learning through simulation: is this applied in practice?. Paper presented at Scottish Clinical Skills Network, Dundee

Making compassionate nursing practice explicit within the preregistration curriculum: two educational practice developments.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E., Waugh, A., Dewar, B., & Pollock, C. (2010, September)
Making compassionate nursing practice explicit within the preregistration curriculum: two educational practice developments. Paper presented at 10th International Enhancing Practice Conference, Belfast

Personal narratives available as podcasts: a resource for nurse education?

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E., Waugh, A., Pollock, C., & Dewar, B. (2010, June)
Personal narratives available as podcasts: a resource for nurse education?. Paper presented at Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Cariglockhart Campus, Edinburgh

Developing a nursing education project in partnership: leadership in compassionate care

Journal Article
Adamson, E., King, L., Moody, J., & Waugh, A. (2009)
Developing a nursing education project in partnership: leadership in compassionate care. Nursing Times, 105, 23-23
The prominence of the caring dimension has never had such a high profile in healthcare practice before. As a result of this, the Leadership in Compassionate Care Project has ...

Learning to care.

Journal Article
Waugh, A. & Adamson, E. (2009)
Learning to care. Nursing Standard. 25, 66-67. ISSN 0029-6570

Embedding "leadership in compassionate care" into undergraduate nursing and midwifery curricula: initial findings from an action research study.

Presentation / Conference
Donaldson, J. H., Adamson, E., Moody, J., & King, L. (2009, March)
Embedding "leadership in compassionate care" into undergraduate nursing and midwifery curricula: initial findings from an action research study. Paper presented at RCN Research Conference, Cardiff

Symposium: Compassionate Care in Action: Meeting the Challenge of Complexity- Embedding leadership in compassionate care into undergraduate nursing and midwifery curricula: initial findings from an action research study.

Presentation / Conference
King, L., Donaldson, J. H., Adamson, E., Moody, J., Waugh, A., & Smith, S. (2009, March)
Symposium: Compassionate Care in Action: Meeting the Challenge of Complexity- Embedding leadership in compassionate care into undergraduate nursing and midwifery curricula: initial findings from an action research study. Paper presented at RCN Research Conference, Cardiff

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