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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Using syringe drivers in palliative care: capturing the experience of patients, carers and community nurses: 15th International Cancer Care Nurse Conference Singapore, 2008
  • 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
  • Making compassionate nursing practice explicit within the pre-registration curriculum: Two educational practice developments: Enhancing Practice Conference Belfast, 2010
  • Learning through simulation: Is this applied in practice? Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh, 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
  • 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

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Nurse Education in Practice

 

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Simulation in nurse education: contextualisation improves confidence.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E., & Smith, F. C. (2009, January)
Simulation in nurse education: contextualisation improves confidence. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Staff Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
The Recognising Acute Illness and Deterioration (RAID) module uses a blended approach to learning where the theory is delivered via WebCT and contextualised in practical sessi...

Simulation and skills teaching the student nurse perspective.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E., Hanif, N., & Smith, F. C. (2008, January)
Simulation and skills teaching the student nurse perspective. Paper presented at Nurse Education in Practice, Dublin

Teaching clinical skills using simulation: the student nurse perspective.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E., Hanif, N., & Smith, F. C. (2007, July)
Teaching clinical skills using simulation: the student nurse perspective. Paper presented at 2nd International Clinincal Skills COnference, Prato, Italy

Experiences of using a blended teaching and learning method: virtual learning environment blended with simulation.

Presentation / Conference
Adamson, E., Donaldson, J. H., & Smith, F. C. (2006, November)
Experiences of using a blended teaching and learning method: virtual learning environment blended with simulation. Paper presented at 10 out of 10, Celebrating ten successful years of Nursing & Midwifery programmes in higher education in Scotland, Edinburgh
The module was developed in a blended manner: the theoretical underpinnings are learned and taught using a VLE, and students apply these to simulated exercises. The opportunit...

Infusion devices: characteristics, limitations and risk management.

Journal Article
Amoore, J. & Adamson, E. (2003)
Infusion devices: characteristics, limitations and risk management. Nursing Standard. 17, 45-52. ISSN 0029-6570
Safe administration of IV therapy requires skilled use of the equipment, knowledge of the associated risks and the prevention of adverse consequences. The authors outline the ...

REF2021 Eyedropper Research and Design Development Project

Digital Artefact
Titley, W., & Adamson, L. REF2021 Eyedropper Research and Design Development Project

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Titley, W., & Adamson, L. REF2021 Eyedropper Research and Design Development Project
This research (funded by the Glaucoma Association £75k and ENU £45k) developed for this output centred upon the foundation of an Interdisciplinary Research Team at ENU from th...

Leadership in compassionate care: Conference Handbook.

Conference Proceeding
Adamson, E., Dewar, B., Donaldson, J. H., Gentleman, M., Gray, M., Horsburgh, D., …Waugh, A. (2012)
Leadership in compassionate care: Conference Handbook
The objectives of this conference are to: •Develop a creative forum that stimulates dialogue and learning about compassionate caring in the complex multidisciplinary world of...

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