Nadine Dougall

Nadine Dougall

Dr Nadine Dougall PhD MSc BSc CStat FRSPH Fellow RSS

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Nadine Dougall is Associate Professor in Mental Health, Statistics and Data Science. She is Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health (SCLEPH), the only centre for LEPH education, practice and research in Europe, and one of two such Centres in the world. SCLEPH is an international academic and practice collaboration with key 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 has 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, and is highly experienced in complex interventions in health sciences having lead, designed and collaborated in numerous CSO, NIHR and 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 both the Scottish Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) and the 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 currently on the programme committee of the ‘4 Nations UK Public Health Approaches to Policing and Violence Conference’ February 2021, forthcoming LEPH webinar series and October 2021 Conference.

Chartered Statistician (CStat) & Fellow of Royal Statistical Society
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

  • 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 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
  • Advisory board: Member of Project Board to The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH), UK.
  • Advisory board: Member of Academic Advisory Group to The Scottish Government's National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG).
  • Review panel: Member of project review panel for Contact Assessment Method (CAM) training, Police Scotland.
  • 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.
  • Expert witness: Providing evidence-based advice to CEO of Samaritans Scotland.
  • 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.
  • Expert witness: Public Health England Roundtable for Law Enforcement & Public Health Data Science.
  • Advisory board: Member of Expert Reference Group for Royal College of Psychiatrist's (RCPsych) Spokesperson for suicide
  • Advisory board: Member of MQ Mental Health Charity Data Science Group.
  • Expert witness: MQ mental health charity - response to Health Select Committee Consultation on Suicide Prevention.

 

Conference Activity

  • Programme Committee Member: Public Health Approaches in Policing & Serious Violence across the UK 4 Nations, UK (Virtual), 8-12 Feb 2021
  • 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: 5th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 2019
  • Conference organiser: 5th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 2019
  • Programme Committee member: International Population Data Linkage Network Conference, Swansea, 2016.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Research in Nursing.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 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
  • Fellow: Royal Statistical Society
  • Award of 'GradStat' by the Royal Statistical Society, 2004-2016

 

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), 2020-21.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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: 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: (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: 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: 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: 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

 

Reviewing

  • Journal reviewer: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • Journal reviewer: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
  • 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: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal reviewer: Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Journal reviewer: BMJ Open
  • Journal reviewer: Molecular Psychiatry
  • Journal reviewer: Psychological Medicine
  • Journal reviewer: International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting academic to University of Tasmania (in progress)

 

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ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Patterson, J., Paterson, C., Welsh, N., Dougall, N., Karatzias, T., & Williams, B. (2021)
ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care. Midwifery, 96, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.102947
The 11th revision of the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has identified Complex PTSD (CPTSD) as a new condition. Aim: To explore whether the new diagnos...

A network meta-analysis of psychological interventions for schizophrenia and psychosis: impact on symptoms

Journal Article
Mc Glanaghy, E., Turner, D., Davis, G. A., Sharpe, H., Dougall, N., Morris, P., …Hutton, P. (2021)
A network meta-analysis of psychological interventions for schizophrenia and psychosis: impact on symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 228, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.12.036
Background: Evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions for schizophrenia/psychosis is growing, however there is no consensus on the psychological interventi...

Mental Health, Distress and the Emergency Department National Summit Communique

Report
Dougall, N., Gilmour, S., Heyman, I., Kesic, D., & Thomas, S. (2020)
Mental Health, Distress and the Emergency Department National Summit Communique. GLEPHA
Care pathways for people in distress or with mental health problems who present to emergency departments or services are inadequate. This is a global issue, and one which prof...

Law enforcement and mental health: The missing middle

Book Chapter
Thomas, S., White, C., Dougall, N., & Heyman, I. (in press)
Law enforcement and mental health: The missing middle. In I. Bartkowiak-Théron, J. Clover, N. Crofts, D. Martin, & R. Southby (Eds.), Law enforcement and public health (LEPH). New York: Springer
Commonly, in the course of their duties, the police will come into contact with people who have a lived experience of mental illness. It is acknowledged that these contacts ca...

Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example

Journal Article
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Dougall, N., Wooff, A., Aston, E., & Enang, I. (2021)
Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12664
Introduction Law enforcement professions now assume more responsibility for tackling mental health issues alongside public health colleagues than ever before. The term ‘vulner...

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. (2020)
How important are phase 1 interventions for complex interpersonal trauma? A pilot randomised control trial of a group psychoeducational intervention. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 27(4), 597-610. 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...

Police Management of Mental Health Crises in the Community: Law Enforcement and Mental Health Special Interest Group (LEMH SIG) Guideline

Report
Kesic, D., Thomas, S., Bonomo, A., Bruno, R., Chambers, J., Dougall, N., …Zoeteman, J. (2019)
Police Management of Mental Health Crises in the Community: Law Enforcement and Mental Health Special Interest Group (LEMH SIG) Guideline. GLEPHA
Overview This guideline aims to improve the outcomes of situations where police respond to people who are experiencing mental health crises in the community. This guideline fo...

We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Hayes, C., Ciblis, A., Darker, C., Dougall, N., Vance, J., O’Connell, N., …Bauld, L. (2019)
We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0511-9
Background Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. The ‘We Can Quit2’ (WCQ2) s...

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...

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: 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

  • Edel McGlanaghy Clinical Psychology Doctorate
  • Supervision: Caylin Joski Jethi - Masters by Research , University of Stirling 2014-2015.
  • PhD supervision: Chris Johnson, University of Stirling, 2014-2021
  • PhD Supervision: Sara Levati Glasgow Caledonian University (completed)
  • Supervision: Chris Johnson - Masters by Research, University of Stirling, 2011-2012.