Academics honoured for healthcare research
Two Edinburgh scholars have been honoured for excellence in healthcare research.
Professor Aisha Holloway and Dr Julie Watson collected accolades at the Scottish Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Awards.
The prizes were presented at a ceremony in Edinburgh by Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer for the Scottish Government.
Professor Holloway, Head of Nursing Studies, won the Established Career Researcher Award for her proven track record of clinical research.
She is undertaking research exploring the feasibility and development of alcohol interventions in male remand prisoners in the UK.
The judges commended Professor Holloway for her work which has made an impact on policy nationally and internationally.
Working in an extremely important but difficult area of healthcare her focus and direction of travel creates a continuous link with the clinical area, education and research.
Dr Watson was awarded the Early Career Researcher Award for carrying out research which has the potential to influence clinical practice or policy.
She has worked on research projects focusing on palliative and relationship-centred care for people with dementia.
Creating a sound collaborative network she has already been successful in obtaining funding for ongoing work that will utilise innovative methods to improve the skills of the health and social care workforce when communicating with people with advanced dementia.
The awards are presented annually by the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHPR).
They are are supported by the Chief Nursing Office and Chief Scientist Office for Scotland, Allied Health Professions Directorate, NHS Education for Scotland, Scottish Executive Nurse Directors & Council of Deans Scotland.
Photo courtesy of NMAHP. Caption: Prof. Aisha Holloway