Tamsin MacBride
20102022

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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 and am currently Programme Lead for the BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing programme.

From 2015-2019 I was seconded to facilitate the My Home Life Scotland Leadership Support and Community Development programme and was involved in research activities in order to develop and evaluate the impact of this programme.

I have a particular interest in participatory approaches to research, specifically Appreciative Inquiry. I also have experience with other methodologies including including mixed methods and realist evaluation.

Current research activities

I recently completed my PhD studies. The title of my thesis was 'Exploring and supporting the continued growth of positive learning environments in care homes for everyone: An Appreciative Inquiry.

Desired research direction

My current focus is to publish the findings from my PhD.

Target collaborative companies

Care home providers

NHS Boards

3rd sector organisations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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