My name is Corrienne McCulloch and I am studying a PhD in Nursing Studies part time at the University of Edinburgh. I graduated from Queen Margaret University with a BSc(HONS) Nursing in 2002 and since then have worked mainly in critical care in various clinical roles. I currently work part time as a Critical Care Research Nurse in NHS Lothian with the Clinical Research Facility and the Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I am also employed part time as a Senior Practitioner (Clinical Research) associated with Critical Care. This role is the first of its kind in NHS Scotland and is one of six posts (3 PhDs, 3 post doctoral) created from an exciting new initiative called the NMAHP Clinical Academic Research Career (CARC) Scheme. This initiative aims to develop NMAHP researchers within NHS Lothian and strengthen the links between clinical and academic research. I started my new role in January 2011 and am seconded for 5 years, during which time I am undertaking my PhD.
I am delighted to be studying with the University of Edinburgh and in this first year appreciate the support and courses available for post graduate students.
This article was published on Dec 8, 2010