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Area of academic expertise - outline

I qualified as a registered nurse in 1998 with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. The majority of my clinical experience has been in critical care initially as a junior, then senior staff nurse, and laterally as a practice educator. I joined the University of the West of Scotland in 2009 as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and I currently teach on all three years of the BSc Adult Nursing Programme.

I am also seconded to facilitate the My Home Life Scotland programme and am involved research activities in order to develop and evaluate the impact of this programme.

I have experience with different research approaches including mixed methods (MSc dissertation).  My recent research experience and interests have been with participatory approaches and particularly Appreciative Inquiry. 


Current research activities

I am in my 2nd year of my PhD (part time).  My research aims to explore and develop learning opportunities in care homes using appreciative action research.

Desired research direction

Progress PhD study - aiming to complete in 2020 and publish at least two articles during course of study.

Develop and enhance skills related to appreciative action research.

Target collaborative companies

Care home providers

NHS Boards

3rd sector organisations

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Research Output

Exploring and developing student midwives’ experiences (ESME): an appreciative inquiry study

Dewar, B., Stulz, V., Buliak, A., Connelly, L., McLaughlin, K., Newport, K., Rebolledo, S., Stephenson, L., MacBride, T., Lennon, K. & Drayton, N., 22 Sep 2020, In : Midwifery. 91, 11 p., 102844.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Bringing LIFE (learning and innovating from everyday excellence) to life in everyday work

    Dewar, B., Roddy, E., MacBride, T., Sharp, C. & Buliak, A., 20 Mar 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

    The "do-ability" of an appreciative inquiry PhD

    MacBride, T., Roddy, E., Dewar, B. & McBride, A., 20 Mar 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

    Open Access
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    A qualitative study exploring the experience of living alone as an older adult

    MacBride, T., McBride, A., Roddy, E. & Dewar, B., 1 Apr 2017, University of the West of Scotland. 36 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
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