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Dr Nicola Roberts
Dr Carol Kelly

Dr Kate Lippiett
Dr Lindsay Welch –
Emma Ray

Nicola is an Associate Professor within the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University. She is a health services researcher. Her research and teaching focuses on the evaluating the delivery of care to those with respiratory illnesses such as how teaching is delivered to healthcare students, how to improve consultations and to improve care for respiratory patients. Research profile []

 Carol is a registered nurse who has worked as a Respiratory Nurse Specialist and held senior clinical roles in the NHS, now based in higher education. Carol is a Reader in Respiratory Care, Co-Director of the Respiratory Research Centre, and Head of Applied Health & Social Care, at Edge Hill University. Carol’s research interests focus on the needs and care provided to respiratory patients, and the impact that training, education, and knowledge have on the provision and quality of care. She was the founder Chair of the RNREC. Research profile []

Kate has worked in the NHS since 1999 and re-trained as a nurse, specialising in acute medical and then respiratory nursing. In 2016, Kate was awarded a Health Foundation scholarship, to undertake a full-time PhD, identifying and characterising patients’ experiences of burden of treatment in lung cancer or COPD. Kate currently works as a Senior Research Assistant in the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG) within Health Sciences. Research profile []

Dr Lindsay Welch is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and a early career Researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. Lindsay previously held clinical leadership positions in the Integrated COPD service and Long Term conditions lead in Solent NHS Trust. Lindsay’s research has an emphasis on self-care (including self-management), social science influences on health and how digital interventions work for patients. Research profile []

Emma Ray qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1999. She has a background in critical care. Since 2009, she has worked in respiratory research (primary and secondary care settings), . She is currently working as a Respiratory Nurse Specialist for the Sovereign Primary Care Network in Hampshire. Emma continues to be research active supporting MSc students, as a member of the trial steering group committee for the Breathe4T study. . Research profile []

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