Robert Gordon University is focussed on developing highly relevant leading-edge research that advances knowledge and provides tangible benefits to the wider economy and society.

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Find out more about our research staff and their specific expertise in the health professions.

Nursing

Mary Addo

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Forensic / mental health nursing
  • Mentoring students in clinical practice

T: 01224 262659

E: m.a.addo@rgu.ac.uk

 
Josephine Mackenzie

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mental health nursing
  • Caring for people with Alzheimer's disease

T: 01224 262911

E: j.m.mackenzie@rgu.ac.uk

Midwifery

Dr Susan Gibb

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Midwifery
  • Maternity services
  • Postnatal care

T: 01224 262615

E: s.gibb@rgu.ac.uk

Physiotherapy

Elizabeth Hancock

Head of the School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Clinical gait analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiotherapy education

T: 01224 263252

E: l.hancock@rgu.ac.uk

Radiography

Morag Howard

School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Radiographic reporting
  • Lower gastrointestinal imaging

T: 01224 263266

E: m.l.howard@rgu.ac.uk

Mental Health

Mary Addo

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Forensic / mental health nursing
  • Mentoring students in clinical practice

T: 01224 262659

E: m.a.addo@rgu.ac.uk

Dr Susanne Boyle

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Oxidative stress & putative diagnostic biomarkers
  • Mental health - schizophrenia & first episode psychosis
  • Biomarker determination (ex vivo & in vitro)
  • Herbal medicines & compound authentication
  • Analytical chemistry

T: 01224 262529

E: s.boyle@rgu.ac.uk

Josephine Mackenzie

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mental health nursing
  • Caring for people with Alzheimer's disease

T: 01224 262911

E: j.m.mackenzie@rgu.ac.uk

Healthcare

Dr Bernice J M West

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Evaluation of health care services
  •  Role development in the health care sector
  • Practice development in the health care sector
  • The education of health care professionals
  • Doctoral level education & support of students across higher education
  • International students
  • Health care in Thailand
  • Health care in India

T: 01224 262647

E: b.west@rgu.ac.uk

Health Professions

Lesley Forsyth

School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Skill mix in allied health professions
  • Consultant practice in allied health professions

T: 01224 263261

E: l.forsyth@rgu.ac.uk


Professor Valerie Maehle

Dean of the Faculty of Health & Social Care

Areas of Expertise:

  • NHS Policy
  • Allied health professions education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Role development
  • Service redesign

T: 01224 263059

E: v.maehle@rgu.ac.uk

Medicines & Drugs

Professor Donald Cairns

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Rational design of drugs
  • Actions and uses of drugs & medicines
  • Interesting poisons
  • Commission on human medicines

T: 01224 262501

E: d.cairns@rgu.ac.uk


Dr Denise Hansford

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Medicines management
  • Reclassified medicines
  • Pharmaceutical formulation especially paediatric medicines

T: 01224 262509

E: d.hansford@rgu.ac.uk


Professor Derek Stewart

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Reclassified medicines & self care
  • Public health

T: 01224 262432

E: d.stewart@rgu.ac.uk

Anatomy

Valerie Cooper

School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anatomy
  • Vascular
  • Pathology
  • Women's health
  • Computer assisted learning
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Movement

T: 01224 263280

E: v.cooper@rgu.ac.uk

Education & Learning

Dr Lesley Diack

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • E-learning
  • Educational innovation
  • Interprofessional education

T: 01224 262511

E: h.l.diack@rgu.ac.uk

 

Caroline Wood

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of expertise:

  • Clinical skills
  • Simulation including medium fidelity equipment
  • Perioperative nursing
  • Simulated patient programme

T: 01224 262976

E: c.macdonald@rgu.ac.uk

 

Professor Valerie Maehle

Dean of the Faculty of Health & Social Care

Areas of Expertise:

  • NHS Policy
  • Allied health professions education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Role development
  • Service redesign

T: 01224 263059

E: v.maehle@rgu.ac.uk

 

Dr Bernice J M West

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Evaluation of health care services
  • Role development in the health care sector
  • Practice development in the health care sector
  • The education of health care professionals
  • Doctoral level education & support of students across higher education
  • International students
  • Health care in Thailand
  • Health care in India

T: 01224 262647

E: b.west@rgu.ac.uk

Cancer

Dr Morag CE McFadyen

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cancer
  • Cytochrome P450 enzymes
  • Novel cancer therapeutics
  • Protein detection methods
  • Tissue culture

T: 01224 262532

E: m.mcfadyen@rgu.ac.uk

 
Martyn Main

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Area of Expertise:

  • e-Learning
  • Innovative learning
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cancer clinical trials

T: 01224 262928

E: m.main@rgu.ac.uk