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Dr Elaine Haycock-Stuart

Senior Lecturer, Director of Quality School of Health in Social Science

+44 (0) 131 650 8442 

Room 2M3 The Medical School, Teviot Place, Doorway 6. The University of Edinburgh.  EH8 9AG

Elaine is a Co-Investigator European funded ERASMUS programme A new agenda for nurse educator education in Europe 2020-1-FI01-KA203-066590

Elaine’s overarching research programme has a public health and service organisation and delivery focus underpinned by a strong nursing leadership and user and carer emphasis.  Research linked to nursing education examines Student Fitness to Practise and Raising Concerns in clinical practice. Leadership research has examined the community nursing context. 

A Chief Scientist Office (CSO) health service research training fellowship (1992) enabled her to undertake doctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh examining Sense and Susceptibility: How mothers' view accidental injury risk and develop safety strategies for pre-school children (University of Edinburgh PhD1999). Elaine continued to work as a health visitor in Central Scotland during her doctoral studies.

Beyond the University, Elaine hs been expert advisor to the Scottish Government Research Advisory Group for the Review of Nursing in the Community and she is also the Scottish representative for the UK Research Advisory Group of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA). Elaine was an invited member of the NES Modernising Nursing in the Community Education SubGroup (MNiC)

Elaine is a member of the international organisation ICCHNR which organises International conferences for community health nursing research (ICCHNR).  Elaine in collaboaration with ICCHNR has orgasied international conferences every 2 years.  

Research Interests

Elaine is interested in public health and service organisation and delivery for quality healthcare, particularly in respect of community/primary care.

Recent research has focused breast feeding support during  the pandemic and prior to that leadership and team work in primary care and the community nursing setting. 

Elaine has an interest in service user' perspectives as well as those of the work force and has investigated people’s experiences of health and healthcare services in their communities.    Elaine is involved in research  examining the health care experiences of families from differing ethnic backgrounds, service organsiation, leadership and nursing education. 

Elaine particularly welcomes applications from potential PhD students in the following areas; service organisation and delivery and especially in realtion to community nursing services,  leadership and team work in health services, users' persepctives of their care in repect of health services provided, research relating to improving student learning in clinical and academic settings. 


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999


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