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Dr Liz Adamson

Biography Elizabeth Adamson is an associate professor within the School of Health and Social Care at Napier University Edinburgh, Scotland. Her clinical research interests are enabling patients with long term conditions to live independently and compassionate person centred care. As part of this she leads the SOLUTION project which is a Medical Technology Programme of Development. The principle aim of the project is to find practical solutions to healthcare problems by utilising the multi-disciplinary experience and expertise available within Edinburgh Napier University. Key characteristics of the project are involvement of users in the design and development process, improved patient safety and improved quality of life for people with long term conditions. The SOLUTION work is also timely as it aligns with the Scottish Government’s anticipated outcomes for integration of health and social care. Two current projects are the development of an eye mediation device to assist patients who find getting eye drops in difficult, and a communication aid for patients who have experienced stroke.
Elizabeth completed a three year term as lead for student experience within the School before taking up a secondment to the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement where she led a project that focused on the personal development role within the University. She has 19 years of experience in education both within clinical practice and higher education.
Her pedagogical research interests are assessment and feedback , student co-production and working in partnership and student mobility
Research Interests Research interests include
Clinical Practice: compassionate care, patient self-management
Liz is leading a multi disciplinary Medical Technologies Programme of development (SOLUTION) where product design, engineering and health come together to find practical solutions to healthcare problems.
Educational: global citizenship, learning through simulated practice, assessment and feedback, compassionate craftsmanship
Teaching and Learning Liz leads a degree conversion programme offered globally to registered nurses. She contributes to under graduate and post graduate education including support for academics undertaking PG Cert in Learning and Teaching. Liz is interested in teaching nursing using simulated practice and the development of compassionate craftsmanship. She contribute to the BSc conversion to degree programme for nurses within Singapore and led the overall programme from 2010-2012. Liz also led an innovative project to embed compassionate care within the curriculum Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme.