Lucy joined ENU with an established reputation in the design and delivery of applied research in health and social. She has been involved in health and social care service review, evaluation, research and audit for over 25years. Lucy has held research posts at NHS Lothian Health Council, Audit Scotland, Volunteer Development Scotland and prior to joining Napier was a self- employed researcher/research consultant. Clients included, Scottish National and Local Government and third sector social care organisations. She joined Edinburgh Napier University School of Health and Social Care in January 2014 as the lead Research Fellow for the five year Macmillan Funded National Evaluation of TCAT - Transforming Care After Treatment. Since 2019 Lucy has been leading a large portfolio of research and innovation projects focusing on care homes, residents and the wellbeing of staff. As part of this she is the Academic Lead for the current Care Home Data Platform SBRI Innovation Foundation Challenge: Technical Feasibility. This is a 2 phase challenge worth £200,000, funded by the Scottish Government, the Chief Scientific Office (CSO) and The Data Lab Innovation Centre through Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) and supported by the Scotland Can Do Innovation Funding Support Team.