Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Dr Pam Ramsay

Pam has a background in critical care nursing and has been involved in critical care research since 2000.

Dr Pam Ramsay

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
  • Division of Health Sciences
  • Deanery of Clinical Sciences

Contact details



Chancellor's Building
49 Little France Crescent

Post Code
EH16 4SB


I have been both a research nurse and a research co-ordinator. In 2011, I completed my PhD: “Quality of life following prolonged critical illness: a mixed methods study”. Shortly thereafter, I was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the CARC (Clinical Academic Research Careers) scheme. This novel collaboration between academia and the NHS is intended to (i) integrate research into practice and (ii) develop a practice-related programme of research/quality improvement. My current research activities are therefore translational in nature.


My research has tended to focus upon the “aftermath” of critical illness including (i) patients’ experiences of ward-based care and rehabilitation (ii) self management of the recovery process and (iii) family support following hospital discharge. I have a strong interest in Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs); more specifically, their “patient-centredness” and their development in relation to patient experience. I also have a keen interest in patient/user involvement in research. I have expertise in mixed methods and qualitative research.