Advanced Care Research Centre

The Team: Systematic Reviewers

Meet the Systematic Reviewers of the Advanced Care Research Centre

Kris McGill - Systematic Reviewer

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Kris McGill joined ACRC in February 2021 as a Systematic Reviewer. In 2020 he worked on a project which investigated interventions for perceptual disorders after stroke. During 2020 he also contributed to a rapid review of research quality for COVID studies and a Cochrane review exploring interventions to support resilience and mental health in frontline health and social care professionals during pandemics. In 2019 he worked at the University of Glasgow on a project using Delphi methods to produce a ‘care bundle’ for older adults identified as frail in an emergency department. During 2019 he also worked on a systematic review of predictors of cognitive disorders in older adults and a qualitative evaluation of an exercise program for older adults living with frailty. In 2018 at Kings College London he worked on a project conducting secondary analysis of wellbeing for older adults after transient ischaemic attack. He has a mixed methods health research PhD which focused on methodology issues for stroke rehabilitation trials (2015-2018) completed at the NMAHP research unit at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Stephen Malden - Systematic Reviewer

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Stephen Malden is a systematic reviewer within the ACRC, working alongside the various work packages to deliver reviews that will help to inform the research agenda within the centre. Stephen has worked within the University of Edinburgh for over five years, with the majority of this time spent as a research assistant within the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy from 2015 to 2018. Stephen has been involved in a broad range of public health research, and has experience with a number of research methodologies including epidemiological studies, qualitative research and systematic reviews/meta-analysis. Towards the completion of his PhD at the University of Strathclyde in 2019, Stephen joined the Centre for Medical Informatics within the Usher Institute on a project investigating the best approaches to optimising electronic prescribing systems in hospitals, before joining the ACRC in January 2021.