Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Dr Eddie Donaghy

Eddie is a Critical Care Research Co-ordinator and is based in The Chancellor's Building.

Dr Eddie Donaghy

Critical Care Research Co-ordinator

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

Contact details



The Chancellor's Building
49 Little France Crescent

Post Code
EH16 4SB


I am a social scientist and a qualitative and mixed methods health services researcher with an interest in health service redesign, multi-morbidity, supporting patients with complex care needs in the community, reducing unplanned readmissions and using eHealth initiatives to support this. After completing a PhD in mental health I worked for Lothian Health Board as a Project Manager on the Clinical Task Group project- a review of 8 acute care services in Lothian in preparation for the move from the old to the new Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE). I worked for Lothian Acute and Primary Care Trusts as a Research Fellow on projects addressing acute medical admissions/readmissions and psychiatric emergency admissions/readmissions. Since 2013 I have been involved in research into the recovery and support of survivors of critical illness and their family members. This has involved research into early unplanned emergency admissions of survivors of critical illness (PROFILE) and into developing and evaluating the website. I recently conducted eHealth research to evaluate the feasibility of video consulting in general practice and into the development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based APP to support patient self-management of COPD. I am currently Project Manager for a QI initiative at the RIE called SCARF (Supporting Community Recovery and Reducing Readmission Risk Following Critical Illness). I am also working with colleagues in Nursing Studies on a systematic literature review of critical care research for the purposes of developing a theory of survivorship following critical illness.