Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Jo Thompson

Jo is a Senior Research Nurse in the Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group.

Mrs Jo Thompson

Senior Research Nurse

  • Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
  • Usher Institute
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Contact details



Chancellor's Building
49 Little France Crescent

Post Code
EH16 4SB


I am a Critical Care Research Co-ordinator at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. I qualified from Edinburgh Napier University in 2005 (BSc Adult Nursing) and after some general nursing experience I started working clinically in Critical Care in 2008. Since then I have worked in both High Dependency and Intensive Care. During my time in Intensive Care I completed the course on the Foundations of Critical Care, and the Adult Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. I continue to work in the intensive care environment as a clinical nurse, alongside the research team which I joined in January 2014 as a Research Co-ordinator. I am passionate about seeing a high standard of care continually provided to patients and relatives alike, and seeing excellence delivered across the health care board.

I am currently working on a quality improvement project called SCARF. The project works with ICU survivors who would have a high risk of readmission back into hospital. Our aim is to help improve communication between hospital and community services for these patients and reduce potential readmission rates.