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Clair Graham


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Experience in clical practice includes: Registered Nurse in the acute hospital setting (medical); Registered Midwife working with women and families across pre, intra and post partum care; Specialist Community Public Health Nurse- Health Visitor; Practice Development Nurse for Health Visiting and Practice Nursing. Currently a Lecturer in Health Studies and the Pathway Lead for the Family Health programme.


Area of research expertise - Outline

Working with children and families, with a focus on health and well-being and inter-professional working.

Public Health, Family Health, Health Improvement and Clinical Governance.

Communication competence and patient safety

Educational theory and practice with a focus on social learning approaches.

Phenomenological theory with a particular interest in Gadamerian Hermeneutics.


Current research activities.

Communication competence and patient safety: understanding the connection for safer care.

Educational theory and practice with a focus on social learning approaches.


Desired research direction.

To continue in developing educational excellence in online teaching and learning for health and social care professionals, with a focus upon working with families.


Target Collaborative Organisations (National, International, up to 3).

All statutory and third sector organisations involved in health and social care provision.

All HEIs engaged in innovative teaching and learning developments within the field of health and social care.




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Research Output 2007 2017

La formazione per la salute della famiglia: la prospettiva scozzese

Graham, C. & Duffy, T. 2017 Infermiere di Famiglia e di Comunità : Proposte di Policy per un Nuovo Welfare. Rocco, G., Marcadelli, S., Stievano, A. & Cipolla, C. (eds.). Milan: Franco Angeli

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La formazione specialistica in Scozia

Graham, C. 24 Oct 2014

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Recipe for success: making a nurse fit for the future

McWhinnie, H. & Graham, C. 18 Jun 2014

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

Quality of Health Care
Delivery of Health Care

Health Visitor's assessment of parent-child relationships: a focus group study

Wilson, P., Barbour, R. S., Graham, C., Currie, M., Puckering, C. & Minnis, H. 2007 In : International journal of nursing studies. 45, 8, p. 1137-1147 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parent-Child Relations
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Focus Groups
House Calls
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Nominated for The Herald Higher Education Award 2017

Clair Graham (Recipient), Paul Martin (Recipient), Hazel Kyle (Recipient), Louise Johnston (Recipient), Mandy Maxwell (Recipient), Karen Wilson (Recipient), Elaine Gifford (Recipient), Susan Kelly (Recipient), Marie McCaig (Recipient), Anthony Wales (Recipient), Vivianne Crispin (Recipient), Mandy Allen (Recipient), Suzanne Thomson (Recipient) & Susanne Lewis (Recipient), Jun 2017

Prize: Other distinction


Activities 2014 2018

  • 6 Participation in conference
  • 1 Oral presentation

EEnhancing Nursing Through Educational Research Conference

Graham, C. (Speaker)
18 Nov 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

2nd Biennial Nursing Scholarship Chapter Conference

Graham, C. (Speaker)
18 Jun 201519 Jun 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, International Virtual Conference

Graham, C. (Speaker)
11 May 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Lombardy Nursing Conference

Graham, C. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
24 Nov 2014

Activity: Participation in conference