Nadine Dougall

Nadine Dougall

Nadine Dougall BSc MSc CStat CSci Fellow RSS

Associate Professor


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) and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. As a statistician and study methodologist, Nadine is highly experienced in evaluating complex interventions in healthcare and has designed several health services research studies, including cluster randomised trials, observational studies, linked data studies, 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, and is a member of the Academic Advisory Group to the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group of the Scottish Government. Nadine is also on the organising committee for the 5th Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference, hosted by Edinburgh Napier University,



Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Academic Advisory Group in support of The Scottish Government's National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG)
  • Expert peer review of Contact Assessment Method (CAM) training for Police Scotland
  • International consultation on mental health and policing, Toronto 2018
  • Publication informed NICE Guidance for Dementia 'ng97'
  • Police & Public Health Research Group (England)
  • Public Health England Roundtable for Law Enforcement & Public Health
  • Expert Reference Group for '', on behalf of '4MentalHealth'
  • MQ data science group member
  • MQ mental health charity - response to Health Select Committee Consultation on Suicide Prevention


Conference Activity

  • International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference Committee Edinburgh 2019
  • International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference Toronto 2018 symposium
  • IPDLN Scientific Committee abstracts peer review


Fellowships and Awards

  • Award of Chartered Statistician (CStat) by the Royal Statistical Society
  • Award of Chartered Scientist (CSci) by the Royal Statistical Society


Grant Reviewer

  • MQ mental health charity grant reviewer
  • NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Reviewer
  • National Institutes of Health Research PGfAR grant reviewer


Invited Speaker

  • Presentation to House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group
  • Invited speaker to The Farr Institute's NHS Benefits Realisation Taskforce and Chief Scientist


Media Activity

  • Media attention to suicide prevention research publication


Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA)
  • 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



  • NIHR project reports peer reviewer


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Statistical consultancy - NHS Highland collaboration; projects include delayed discharge, epidemiology of traumatic brain injury hospitalisation
  • A feasibility study for a trial of Recovery versus Mindfulness models for Depression (ReMoDe)
  • Scottish Person Centredness Intervention Collaboration (ScoPIC)
  • Scottish Recovery Network: An evaluation of the Impact of the Scottish Recovery Indicator.

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD supervision - Chris Johnson UoS
  • PhD Supervision Sara Levati GCU