Nadine Dougall

Nadine Dougall

Nadine Dougall BSc MSc CStat CSci Fellow RSS

Associate Professor

Biography

Nadine Dougall is an Associate Professor in Statistics, Data Science and Mental Health Research, and Deputy Lead of the Mental Health Academic Group within the School of Health & Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University. Nadine is a Chartered Statistician (CStat), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and was previously the lead statistician and quantitative methodologist at the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government's funded National Research Unit for Nurses, Midwives & Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP Research Unit).

As a statistician and study methodologist, Nadine sits on the CSO Health Improvement, Protection & Services (HIPS) Research Committee, and is highly experienced in evaluating complex interventions in healthcare having designed and collaborated in numerous health services research studies, including cluster randomised trials, observational studies, linked data studies, surveys and randomised controlled trials.

Nadine has 25 years experience in mental health research, and has previously presented her suicide research findings to the Westminster Government All Party Parliamentary Group; she is on the Academic Advisory Group to the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group of the Scottish Government, and the Project Board of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) .

Nadine has been strategic research lead in developing a mental health and law enforcement research programme, and together with colleagues in mental health, criminology, decision science, law, and lived experience launched the Scottish Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health (SCLEPH), with its academic base at Edinburgh Napier University.

Nadine is on the organising and programme committees for the 5th Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference, hosted by Edinburgh Napier University and supported by the Health & Justice Collaboration Board of The Scottish Government. See www.leph2019edinburgh.com for information. Nadine is also leading the National Summit on Mental Health and Distress in Emergency Departments, in collaboration with the Distress Intervention Group of the Health & Justice Board, of which she is also a member.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Advisory Board: Academic Advisory Group to The Scottish Government's National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG)
  • Review panel: Expert peer review panel for Contact Assessment Method (CAM) training for Police Scotland
  • Review panel: Justice Analytical Services, Scottish Government
  • Project Board: The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH)
  • Expert witness: International consultation on mental health and policing, Toronto 2018
  • Review panel: Member of Police & Public Health Research Group (England)
  • Expert witness: Public Health England Roundtable for Law Enforcement & Public Health Data Science
  • Advisory panel: 'Blue Lights' Frontiers national data platform - partnership working with Administrative Data Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Fire & Rescue Service, 2018-2019.
  • Expert witness: Providing ongoing evidence-based advice based on personal research, and interpretation of statistics to CEO of Samaritans Scotland
  • Expert witness: Expert Reference Group for 'stayingsafe.net', on behalf of '4MentalHealth'
  • Advisory Board: MQ Data Science Group member
  • Expert witness: MQ mental health charity - response to Health Select Committee Consultation on Suicide Prevention

 

Conference Activity

  • Program Scientific Committee: International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 2019
  • Conference talk: Jennifer Murray, Iniobong Enang, Nadine Dougall, Andrew Wooff, Elizabeth Aston, Inga Heyman. Defining and Assessing Vulnerability: Perspectives across Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH), Innovation in Public Services and Public Policy (PUBSIC) 2019 Conference; Milan, Italy
  • 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. Paper presented at International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference. Montreal, Canada, June 25-27, 2019
  • Conference organiser: International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 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. Presented by N.Dougall at Global Law Enforcement and Public Conference, Toronto 2018.
  • 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. Presented by DougallN. at Farr Institute & European Federation for Medical Informatics joint conference. Manchester, 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: 1st Prize (£1000) Duncan EAS, Best C, Dougall D, 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
  • 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
  • Duncan EAS, Best C, Dougall D, 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. Paramedics Australiasia International Conference (PAIC), Melbourne. November 2017.
  • 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.
  • Programme Committee member: International Population Data Linkage Network Conference, Scientific Committee abstract peer review, Swansea, 2016.
  • Conference talk: Dougall N. on behalf of 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, 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 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.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Award of Chartered Statistician (CStat) by the Royal Statistical Society
  • Award of Chartered Scientist (CSci) by the Royal Statistical Society
  • Fellow: of Royal Statistical Society
  • Award of 'GradStat' professional award of graduate statistician by the Royal Statistical Society, 2004-2016

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Grant Funding Panel Member: Chief Scientist Office of Scottish Government's 'Health Improvement, Protection and Services (HIPS) Research Committee

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer: Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research
  • Grant Reviewer: MQ, the mental health charity, mental health science grant reviewer, 2018-2019.
  • Grant Reviewer: National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR), Health Technology Assessment Panel, 2017-2019
  • Grant Reviewer: National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR), Programme Grants for Applied Research, 2015-2019

 

Invited Speaker

  • Conference talk: International Conference Symposium given by Dougall N on behalf of 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

Media Activity

  • Newspaper articles and radio feature: Multiple mentions in outlets regarding suicide prevention research publication, 2014.

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member: International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership
  • Member of Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA)
  • Member: International Population Data Linkage Network, 2016-2019
  • Member: Institute of Clinical Research CSci
  • Member of Royal Statistical Society CStat CSci

 

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
  • The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research showcasing the UK's most significant examples of using data in research Case Study 11 Suicide prevention
  • Association of Medical Research Charities and MQ charity, invited to showcase research as case study for public engagement with UK parliamentarians, policy stakeholders and patients

 

Reviewing

  • Journal reviewer: National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) project reports peer reviewer, 2015-2019
  • Journal reviewer: International Journal of Therapeutic Rehabilitation Research
  • 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

 

Date


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Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study

Journal Article
Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2020)
Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338
Introduction Suicide is a tragic outcome with devastating consequences. In 2018, Scotland experienced a 15% increase in suicide from 680 to 784 deaths. This was marked among y...

How important are phase 1 interventions for complex interpersonal trauma? A pilot randomised control trial of a group psychoeducational intervention

Journal Article
Mahoney, A., Karatzias, T., Dougal, N., & Halliday, K. (in press)
How important are phase 1 interventions for complex interpersonal trauma? A pilot randomised control trial of a group psychoeducational intervention. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2447
Although psychoeducational interventions are recommended as phase 1 interventions for complex trauma there is limited evidence on their efficacy. This pilot randomised control...

Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study

Journal Article
Brown, S., Paterson, C., Dougall, N., Cameron, S., & Wheelhouse, N. (2019)
Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7313-0
Background Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital...

Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health

Report
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2019)
Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health. Scottish Institute for Policing Research
As police contact has and continues to increase with people who are considered vulnerable, it is essential to establish a better understanding of what it means for a person to...

Implementation of a peer-led school based smoking prevention programme: a mixed methods process evaluation.

Journal Article
Dobbie, F., Purves, R., McKell, J., Dougall, N., Campbell, R., White, J., …Bauld, L. (2019)
Implementation of a peer-led school based smoking prevention programme: a mixed methods process evaluation. BMC Public Health, 19(742), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7112-7
Background: Smoking prevention programmes that reach adolescents before they experiment with tobacco may reduce the prevalence of tobacco use. ASSIST is a school-based, peer-l...

Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol.

Journal Article
Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Adebolu Oluwaseun, M., Mockler, D., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. (in press)
Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol. HRB Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12901.2
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6,000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. Amongst younger Irish women, smoking ...

Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study.

Journal Article
Duncan, E., Best, C., Dougall, N., Skar, S., Evans, J., Corfield, A., …Wojcik, W. (2019)
Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 27(34), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-019-0611-9
Background: People experiencing a mental health crisis receive variable and poorer quality care than those experiencing a physical health crisis. Little is known about the epi...

Defining and Assessing vulnerability within law enforcement and public health organisations: A scoping review.

Journal Article
Enang, I., Murray, J., Dougall, N., Wooff, A., Heyman, I., & Aston, E. (2019)
Defining and Assessing vulnerability within law enforcement and public health organisations: A scoping review. Health and Justice, 7(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40352-019-0083-z
Historically, police departments focused solely on criminal justice issues. Recently, there has been a dynamic shift in focus, with Law Enforcement professional groups assumin...

Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data

Journal Article
Denham, S. H., Humphrey, T., deLabrusse, C., & Dougall, N. (2019)
Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 84(19), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2226-6
Background Rising caesarean section (CS) rates are a global health concern. Contemporary data indicates that almost 50% of CS are electively performed, with a high proportion ...

Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions

Journal Article
Farquharson, B., Abhyankar, P., Smith, K., Dombrowski, S. U., Treweek, S., Dougall, N., …Johnston, M. (2019)
Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions. Open Heart, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000975
Background: Time to treatment in many conditions, particularly acute coronary syndrome, is critical to reducing mortality. Delay between onset of symptoms and treatment remain...

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 £224974
  • 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 £280154
  • 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; £278054
  • 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 £279576
  • 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: Williams, Dougall et al; The Scottish Government, £770,000; Scottish Person Centredness Intervention Collaboration (ScoPIC), University of Stirling, 2011-2016.
  • 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.

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD supervision: Chris Johnson, University of Stirling, 2014-2019
  • Supervision: Caylin Joski Jethi - Masters by Research dissertation, University of Stirling 2014-2015.
  • PhD Supervision: Sara Levati Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Supervision: Chris Johnson - Masters by Research dissertation, University of Stirling, 2011-2012.