Nadine Dougall
Nadine Dougall

Prof Nadine Dougall PhD MSc BSc CStat FHEA FRSPH Fellow RSS

Professor

Biography

Dr Nadine Dougall is Professor of Mental Health & Data Science, Head of Health & Social Care Sciences and Lead for Early Career Researchers within the School of Health & Social Care.

Nadine is Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Policing & Public Health (SCLEPH). SCLEPH is an international academic and practice collaboration with external stakeholders of Police Scotland, Mental Health Foundation Scotland, the Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA), and the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH, Melbourne, Australia), amongst others. SCLEPH has its academic base within the School of Health & Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University and strong links with the Scottish Institute of Policing Research (SIPR).

Nadine sits on the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of The Scottish Government’s Health Improvement, Protection & Services (HIPS) Research Committee funding panel. She is highly experienced in complex interventions in health sciences having lead, designed and collaborated in numerous CSO, NIHR and Irish HRB-funded health research studies.

Nadine’s research interests are focussed around suicide, vulnerability and agency response to suicidal behaviour and mental health distress, and she has presented her findings to UK Government’s All Party Parliamentary Group. She sits on the Academic Advisory Boards to the Scottish Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) and UK’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH). Nadine’s research exploits population-linked data in advancing knowledge in public mental health, vulnerability and suicide through the investigation of outcomes for people, services and care pathways. She has led or collaborated in several funded studies of suicide, mental health, anti-depressant prescribing, policing vulnerability, mental health distress and pre-hospital psychiatric emergencies. Her current CSO-funded research has summarised health records along the life span of people who later died by suicide, with a particular focus on childhood adversity and its relationship with mental health and suicidal behaviour.

Nadine was on the Organising and Programme committees for the 5th Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference and Conference chair of the National Summit on Mental Health, Distress and Emergency Departments, both hosted by Edinburgh Napier University and supported by the Health & Justice Collaboration Board of The Scottish Government and GLEPHA (www.leph2019edinburgh.com). She is on the programme committee of the ‘4 Nations UK Public Health Approaches to Policing and Violence' Conference February 2021 and the subsequent webinar series.

Chartered Statistician (CStat) & Fellow of Royal Statistical Society
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health UK (FRSPH)
Member of Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA)
Member of IHDLN – International Health Data Linkage Network.
Member of IIMHL – International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership.
Member of Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Police Scotland Substance Use Information Sharing Sub-Group
  • Expert witness: National Suicide Prevention Action Plan, Action 8 lead, suicide prevention in children and young people, based on Dougall et al CHASE research project findings.
  • Expert witness: Evidence review panel to Behavioural Insights Unit, New South Wales Dept of Premier & Cabinet, Australia.
  • Advisory board: Member of Academic Advisory Group to The Scottish Government's National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG).
  • Advisory board: Member of Evidence Review Board to National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR), for Public Health and Policing.
  • Review panel: Member of project review panel 'A collaborative response to Distress: Strategic Priorities' to Justice Analytical Services, Scottish Government
  • Review panel: Member of project review panel for Contact Assessment Method (CAM) training, Police Scotland.
  • Advisory board: Member of Project Board to The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH), UK.
  • Expert witness: evidence-based advice to CEO Samaritans Scotland.
  • Expert witness: Public Health England Roundtable for Law Enforcement & Public Health Data Science.
  • Expert witness: International consultation by Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA) on mental health and policing.
  • Review panel: National Police & Public Health England research data and evidence Group.
  • Advisory board: 'Blue Lights' Frontiers national data platform - partnership working with Administrative Data Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Fire & Rescue Service.
  • Advisory board: Member of Expert Reference Group for Royal College of Psychiatrist's (RCPsych) Spokesperson for suicide
  • Expert witness: MQ mental health charity - response to Health Select Committee Consultation on Suicide Prevention.
  • Advisory board: Member of MQ Mental Health Charity Data Science Group.

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Programme Committee Member: Public Health Approaches in Policing & Serious Violence across the UK 4 Nations, UK (Virtual), 8-12 Feb 2021
  • Conference organiser: 5th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 2019
  • Programme Committee Member: 5th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 2019
  • Programme Committee Member: National priority setting agenda for policing and public health, a National event in collaboration with Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Edinburgh Napier University (SCLEPH)
  • Programme Committee member: International Population Data Linkage Network Conference, Swansea, 2016.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Research in Nursing.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) Impact Award - best runner up
  • First prize: NHS Research Scotland Mental Health Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Fellow: Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Fellow: Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH)
  • Award of Chartered Statistician (CStat) by the Royal Statistical Society
  • Award of Chartered Scientist (CSci) by the Royal Statistical Society
  • Award of 'GradStat' by the Royal Statistical Society, 2004-2016
  • Fellow: Royal Statistical Society

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Grant funding panel member: Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of Scottish Government's 'Health Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committee 2019-2021

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant reviewer: Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Grant reviewer: Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, 2019.
  • Grant reviewer: MQ, Mental Health Charity, 2018-19.
  • Grant reviewer: National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR), Health Technology Assessment Panel, 2017-2021.
  • Grant reviewer: National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR), Programme Grants for Applied Research, 2015-2021.

 

Invited Speaker

  • Conference talk: Dougall N, Heyman I, Kesic D, Thomas S, White C. Emergency Departments and the 'Missing Middle'. The 6th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Philadelphia, USA (virtual); March 2021.
  • Conference talk: Murray J, Enang I, Heyman I, Dougall N, Wooff A, Aston E & Grandison G. Defining and assessing vulnerability Perspectives across Law Enforcement and Public Health. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference. Montreal, Canada, June 25-27, 2019.
  • Keynote speaker: National Summit on Mental Health, Distress and the Emergency Department. In collaboration with The Scottish Government and the Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA) Mental Health Special Interest Group
  • Conference talk: Murray J, Enang I, Dougall N, Wooff A, Aston E, Heyman I. Defining and Assessing Vulnerability: Perspectives across Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH), Innovation in Public Services and Public Policy (PUBSIC) Conference; Milan, Italy, 2019.
  • Conference talk: Duncan E, Best C, Dougall N, Fitzpatrick D, Maxwell M, Skar S, Corfield A, Evans J, Goldie I, Snooks H, Stark C, White C, Wojcik W. Care pathways related to Scottish Ambulance Service contacts for people with psychiatric or self-harm emergencies. Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference, Toronto 2018.
  • Conference talk: (Symposium) Dougall N, Heyman I, Murray J, Enang I, Aston L, Wooff A. 'Law Enforcement and Public Health: towards a unified partnership approach in Scotland', International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Toronto, 2018.
  • Conference talk: Ball W, Kyle R, Atherton I, Dougall N. Health Inequalities in British Nurses using Census derived databases linked to an adjusted UK Index of Multiple Deprivation, International Population Data Linkage Network Conference, Banff, 2018.
  • Conference talk: Duncan E, Best C, Dougall N, Fitzpatrick D, Maxwell M, Skar S, Corfield A, Evans J, Goldie I, Snooks H, Stark C, White C, Wojcik W. Care pathways related to Scottish Ambulance Service contacts for people with psychiatric or self-harm emergencies. Farr Institute & European Federation for Medical Informatics joint conference. Manchester, 2017.
  • Conference talk: Best paper (£1000) Duncan EAS, Best C, Dougall N, Skar S, Evans J, CorfieldA, Goldie I, Maxwell M, Snooks H, Stark C, White C, Wojcik W. Investigating the population characteristics, processes and outcomes of pre-hospital psychiatric and self-harm emergencies in Scotland: a national record linkage study. EMS999 Research Forum. Bristol. March 2017.
  • Conference talk: Duncan EAS, Best C, Dougall D, Skar S, Evans J, CorfieldA, Goldie I, Maxwell M, Snooks H, Stark C, White C, Wojcik W. Psychiatric Emergencies in prehospital care: an invisible and unmet need. MQ Data Science. Manchester. March 2017.
  • Conference talk: Duncan E, Best C, Dougall N, Fitzpatrick D, Maxwell M, Skar S, Corfield A, Evans J, Goldie I, Snooks H, Stark C, White C, Wojcik W. Care pathways related to Scottish Ambulance Service contacts for people with psychiatric or self-harm emergencies, European Emergency Medical Services Congress (EMS2017).
  • Conference talk: Hibberd C, Calveley E, Aitchieson P, Dougall N, Pratt R, Maxwell M. Can primary care nurses improve integrated care and self-management for long-term conditions - a feasibility trial process evaluation of the person centred assessment method (PCAM). RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2017.
  • Conference talk: Duncan EAS, Best C, Dougall D, Skar S, Evans J, Corfield A, Goldie I, Maxwell M, Snooks H, Stark C, White C, Wojcik W. Investigating the population characteristics, processes and outcomes of pre-hospital psychiatric and self-harm emergencies in Scotland: a national record linkage study. Paramedics Australasia International Conference (PAIC), Melbourne. November 2017.
  • Keynote speaker: Dougall N. Invited to present research findings (Dougall et al BJPsych 2014) at The Farr Institute's NHS Benefits Realisation Taskforce and Chief Scientist, Nine BioQuarter Edinburgh, 2016
  • Keynote speaker: Dougall N. Invited presentation on research findings (Dougall 2014 BJPsych) to House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group, at the event 'Can patient data revolutionise healthcare?', Westminster London, 2016.
  • Conference talk: Johnson C, Dougall N, Williams B, MacGillivray S, Buchanan A, Hassett R. Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice; Farr Institute International Conference 2015, St.Andrews 2015.
  • Conference talk: Nadine Dougall et al, “Deaths by suicide and their relationship with general and psychiatric hospital discharge: 30 year record linkage study”. Scottish School of Primary Care Annual Meeting, Crieff, April 2014.
  • Conference talk: Dougall N, Lambert P, Maxwell M et al. Deaths by suicide following discharge from Scottish hospitals. RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Belfast, March 2013.
  • Conference talk: Dougall N, Lambert P, Maxwell M, Dawson A et al. Hospital utilisation prior to suicide: 30 year data linkage study. MRC population Health Methods and Challenges Conference, Birmingham, April 2012.
  • Conference talk: Dougall N, Lambert P & Maxwell M & Dawson A. Modelling health and social risk factors for suicide in Scotland: a 30 year record linkage study. International conference abstract, Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research, Scottish Health Informatics Programme, St.Andrews, 2011.

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member: Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
  • Member: The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education
  • Member: International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)
  • Member: Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA)
  • Member: International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN)
  • Member: Royal Statistical Society (CStat)

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research showcasing the UK's most significant examples of using data in research Case Study 50 Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Association of Medical Research Charities and MQ charity, showcased Dougall et al 2014 suicide research as case study for public engagement with UK parliamentarians, policy stakeholders and patients
  • The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research showcasing the UK's most significant examples of using data in research Case Study 11 Suicide prevention (Dougall et al 2014)

 

Reviewing

  • Journal reviewer: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • Journal reviewer: International Journal of Therapeutic Rehabilitation Research
  • Journal reviewer: National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research and Health Technology Assessment funding panels Final Reports peer reviewer
  • Journal reviewer: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
  • Journal reviewer: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal reviewer: Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Journal reviewer: Molecular Psychiatry
  • Journal reviewer: BMJ Open
  • Journal reviewer: Psychological Medicine
  • Journal reviewer: International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting academic to University of Tasmania (in progress)

 

Date


91 results

Childhood adversity and mental health admission patterns prior to young person suicide (CHASE): a case-control 36 year linked hospital data study, Scotland UK 1981-2017

Journal Article
Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O’Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Murray, J. (in press)
Childhood adversity and mental health admission patterns prior to young person suicide (CHASE): a case-control 36 year linked hospital data study, Scotland UK 1981-2017. BJPsych Open,
Background Childhood adversity (CA) is associated with increased later mental health (MH) problems and suicidal behaviour. Opportunities for earlier healthcare identification ...

Police officer’s perspectives of people who use drugs: compassion or stigma? Evidence from an evaluation of Police Scotland’s naloxone pilot

Presentation / Conference
Hillen, P., Heyman, I., Dougall, N., Murray, J., Aston, E., Jamieson, M., …McAuley, A. (2024, March)
Police officer’s perspectives of people who use drugs: compassion or stigma? Evidence from an evaluation of Police Scotland’s naloxone pilot. Presented at Drugs Research Network Webinar: ‘Drugs, Stigma and Emergency Services’, Online
This presentation explored selected quantitative and qualitative data from an evaluation of Police Scotland’s naloxone pilot. The data indicated that police officers in Scotla...

Suicide prevention: Introducing the Lothian Safekeeping Plan © for parents as a clinical innovation for use alongside safety plans for children and young people

Journal Article
Abbott‐Smith, S., Dougall, N., & Ring, N. (2024)
Suicide prevention: Introducing the Lothian Safekeeping Plan © for parents as a clinical innovation for use alongside safety plans for children and young people. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 37(1), Article e12455. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcap.12455
Topic: Internationally, preventing suicide in children and young people is a priority and there are a range of preventative approaches available for health professionals to us...

Impact of Childhood Adversity and mental health on young person suicide: the CHASE study

Presentation / Conference
Dougall, N., Heyman, I., Savinc, J., Abbott-Smith, S., & Murray, J. (2023, May)
Impact of Childhood Adversity and mental health on young person suicide: the CHASE study. Paper presented at European Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health, Umeå, Sweden
Background Suicide rates have been increasing in recent years after a period of decline since the 1990s, with notable increases in those aged 15-24. Childhood adversity is a k...

Dose-response effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor monotherapy for the treatment of depression: systematic review of reviews and meta-narrative synthesis

Journal Article
Johnson, C., Maxwell, M., Williams, B., Dougall, N., & MacGillivray, S. (2022)
Dose-response effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor monotherapy for the treatment of depression: systematic review of reviews and meta-narrative synthesis. BMJ Medicine, 1(1), Article e000017. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjmed-2021-000017
Objective: To assess and clarify the relations between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) dose efficacy, acceptability (early treatment discontinuation (dropouts)),...

The impact of childhood adversity and mental health episodes prior to young person suicide (CHASE): a longitudinal case-control individual-level linked hospital data study, Scotland UK 1981-2017

Presentation / Conference
Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O’Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2022, November)
The impact of childhood adversity and mental health episodes prior to young person suicide (CHASE): a longitudinal case-control individual-level linked hospital data study, Scotland UK 1981-2017. Poster presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the NRS Mental Health Network: ‘Changing Minds: Rethinking mental health research’, Glasgow
This poster depicts some main findings from a national linked data study of hospital and death records for those young people who have died by suicide. The study summarised in...

Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a longitudinal case-control linked data study of lifetime inpatient records associated with suicide

Journal Article
Savinc, J., Dougall, N., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2022)
Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a longitudinal case-control linked data study of lifetime inpatient records associated with suicide. International Journal of Population Data Science, 7(3), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v7i3.1878
Objectives Childhood adversity (CA) carries an increased risk of developing later mental health (MH) problems and suicidal behaviour. This study aimed to summarise lifetime ho...

A process evaluation of 'We Can Quit': a community-based smoking cessation intervention targeting women from areas of socio-disadvantage in Ireland

Journal Article
Darker, C. D., Burke, E., Castello, S., O'Sullivan, K., O'Connell, N., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. B. (in press)
A process evaluation of 'We Can Quit': a community-based smoking cessation intervention targeting women from areas of socio-disadvantage in Ireland. BMC Public Health, 22(1), Article 1528. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13957-5
Background: Smoking poses a serious risk of early preventable death and disease especially for women living with socio-economic disadvantage (SED). A smoking cessation program...

Reducing patient delay in acute coronary syndrome: Randomized controlled trial testing effect of behaviour change intervention on intentions to seek help

Journal Article
Farquharson, B., Johnston, M., Williams, B., Smith, K., Dombrowski, S., Jones, C., …Abyhankar, P. (2023)
Reducing patient delay in acute coronary syndrome: Randomized controlled trial testing effect of behaviour change intervention on intentions to seek help. British Journal of Health Psychology, 28(1), 188-207. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12619
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a behaviour change intervention to reduce patient delay with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Design A 3-...

The effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions for socio-economically disadvantaged women: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
O'Connell, N., Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Mockler, D., Darker, C., …Hayes, C. (2022)
The effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions for socio-economically disadvantaged women: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews, 11, Article 111. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-022-01922-7
Introduction This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions among women smokers in low socio-economic status (SES) grou...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Research Grant: Wells M, MacAuley F, Patterson J, Hulbert-Williams N, Dougall N, McGarva J, Niblock P, Philp J, Slaven E, Boa S, Cowie J, Gray K; Improving quality of life and swallowing function in patients with head and neck cancer: Development and feasibility of a Swallowing Intervention Package (SIP); CSO £224,974
  • Research Grant: Duncan E, Dougall N, Fitzpatrick D, Maxwell M, Skar S, Corfield A, Evans J, Goldie I, Snooks H, Stark C, White C, Wojcik W. Using record linkage analysis to inform the development of an improved care pathway(s) for psychiatric and self-harm emergencies currently transferred by ambulance to Emergency Departments; CSO £30,000
  • Research Grant: Farquharson B, Williams B, Smith K, Dougall N, Dombrowski S, McGhee J, Treweek S, Jones C. Development of interventions to reduce patient delay with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: identifying optimal content and mode of delivery; 2014; CSO £280,154
  • Research Grant: Bauld L, Dobbie F, Moore L, Campbell R, White J, Amos A, Dougall N. A process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST Scotland; 2014; CSO £279,576.
  • Research Grant: Maxwell M, Mercer S, Hibberd C, Cameron I, Pratt R, Hoy C, Dougall N. Patient Centred Assessment Method (PCAM): improving nurse led biopsychosocial assessment of patients with long term conditions and co-morbid mental health needs; 2014; NIHR HS&DR; £278,054.
  • Commercial funding: Dougall N; NHS Highland £1752 for statistical consultancy; 2013.
  • Research Grant: Maxwell M, Williams C, Mercer S, Dougall N, Bradstreet S, McHugh G, McGregor A, Donaldson C, Ettershank C. A feasibility study for a trial of Recovery versus Mindfulness models for Depression (ReMoDe), CSO CZH/4/831, £152,584, University of Stirling, 2012-2014.
  • Research Grant: The Scottish Government, £55,000; Scottish Recovery Network: An evaluation of the Impact of the Scottish Recovery Indicator, University of Stirling, 2011-2012.
  • Research Grant: Williams, Dougall et al; The Scottish Government, £770,000; Scottish Person Centredness Intervention Collaboration (ScoPIC), University of Stirling, 2011-2016.

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Edel McGlanaghy Clinical Psychology Doctorate
  • PhD supervision: Chris Johnson, University of Stirling, 2014-2021
  • Supervision: Caylin Joski Jethi - Masters by Research , University of Stirling 2014-2015.
  • PhD Supervision: Sara Levati Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Supervision: Chris Johnson - Masters by Research, University of Stirling