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Maggie joined the Department in 2007. The main focus of her teaching and research interests are in leadership and endocrinology. In 2010 she completed her PGCert in University Teaching.
Maggie graduated from Southampton University with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. After working in acute medicine, she developed an interest in cardiothoracic nursing and worked in this area and in CT-ITU. She completed the ENB 249 and ENB 998 courses. On her return to Edinburgh she worked in General ITU and the CCU before moving into research.
Maggie joined the Wolfson Unit at Edinburgh University as a Research Sister and co-ordinated projects such as The Edinburgh Artery Study while completing her Master’s degree in Public Health. Following this, she co-ordinated national endocrine projects; becoming the UK Acromegaly Database Co-ordinator and then the Project Manager for the Scottish Growth Hormone Audit. An 18 month secondment to the Royal College of Nursing as a Clinical Leadership Facilitator followed.
Maggie set up and still runs the first Scottish patient support group for pituitary patients and their families. She has served on the RCP (London) Patient and Carers Liaison Committee (1998-2003) and on several pharmaceutical nurse advisory boards. As Chair of the Endocrine Nurse Committee for two consecutive terms (2001-2009) she has developed a training course for adult endocrine nurses. She has been a Trustee for The Pituitary Foundation, Chaired its Carers sub-committee and still serves on its Medical Committee.
Leadership, student learning, growth hormone deficiency, acromegaly, quality of life, patient choice
This article was published on Dec 8, 2010