Our Staff Present at International Nursing Home Research Conference

Edel TolouseStaff from the University’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Practise presented at the International Nursing Home Research conference in Toulouse recently. Nicola Douglas-Smith (A staff developed intervention for reducing agitation in residents living with dementia) and Edel Roddy (The experience of inspection in Scottish Care Homes: discovering what’s working well) are two PhD students who presented their work.

This was the first time they had presented at an international conference – they spoke confidently and generated discussion from participants. A symposium chaired by Professor Belinda Dewar explored the concepts underpinning the My Home Life programme in Scotland and related research activity.

Tamsin Macbride, lecturer at UWS and two My Home life facilitators Karen Barrie and Fiona Cook also contributed to this symposium.

UWS did not only have a strong physical presence at the conference but Professor Debbie Tolson’s important work with the International Working Group, of which she is a part of, was referenced and celebrated several times in the opening address.

The image shows Edel Roddy delivering her presentation.