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Barbara O'Donnell

Dr, Doctor of Philosophy

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Area of academic expertise - outline

Research interests include:

Healthcare quality improvment, Qualitative methodologies, knowledge exchange, improvement science


Current research activities

MSc Dissertation Supervision

MSc Improvement project supervision


Target collaborative organisations


NHS Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, University of Alicante


Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange


Experience using ethnographic research to study healthcare,  facilitating the use of evidence and education in practice to make sustainable change. practice learning and mentorship


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Research Output 2014 2019

10 Citations (Scopus)

A complex endeavour: an ethnographic study of the implementation of the Sepsis Six clinical care bundle

Tarrant, C., O'Donnell, B., Martin, G., Bion, J., Hunter, A. & Rooney, K. D., 16 Nov 2016, In : Implementation Science. 11, 1, 149.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Patient Care Bundles
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Making it easy to do the right thing in healthcare: advancing improvement science education through accredited pan European higher education modules

MacRae, R., Rooney, K., Taylor, A., Ritters, K., Sansoni, J., Lillo Crespo, M., Skela-Savič, B. & O'Donnell, B., Jul 2016, In : Nurse Education Today. 42, p. 41-46 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delivery of Health Care
Professional Education

Evaluation of a Scottish sepsis venous thromboembolism quality improvement collaborative

Tarrant, C., O'Donnell, B. & Martin, G., 5 Oct 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Evaluation of the Scottish sepsis VTE collaborative: interim findings

Tarrant, C. & O'Donnell, B., 6 Mar 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation