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.