Lucy joined ENU with an established reputation in the design and delivery of applied research in health and social care. Over the last 30 years she has conducted service reviews, evaluation, research and VFM audits. 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 led and developed a large portfolio of research and innovation projects focusing on care homes, data collection and re-use, the wellbeing of staff and practice support.