Dr. Margaret Lawrence

Margaret Lawrence
Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
United Kingdom

Research interests

Dr Maggie Lawrence has a background in neurological rehabilitation nursing and in information
science. She has extensive experience of conducting quantitative and qualitative healthcare research in a range of healthcare settings, and with a range of stakeholders. Maggie’s research focus is on stroke, and in particular the role of lifestyle risk factor modification and stress management in the prevention of recurrent stroke. She has worked on a variety of projects including an investigation of the stressors faced by the carers of adults who have had a stroke and the experience of stroke from the perspective of young adults and their families. Her current programme of stroke research, Pathways for Healthy Living after Stroke, is concerned with the role of lifestyle factor modification and stress management in the secondary prevention of stroke. Drawing on her information science skills, Maggie has published many systematic review papers, using a variety or review methods.
 
Evidence synthesis and knowledge translation activities include participating as a member of the
development group for SIGN guidelines 118 & 119.
 
Recent outputs from a Stroke Association Senior Research Training Fellowship (2012 -2016) include a stroke secondary prevention module, Keeping Well, part of Selfhelp4stroke (www.selfhelp4stroke.org), an online self-management resource. Incurrent work, Maggie is focusing on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (CSO URL to go here) and
yoga as means of self-managing psychosocial stress following stroke. Maggie is founder and Chair of
INSsPiRE, an international network of stroke secondary prevention researchers.

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Research areas

  • Geriatric Nursing - stroke, secondary prevention, lifestyle risk factors, behaviour change, family-centred, self-management, young adults with neurological disabilities, phenomenology, systematic review methods, Merleau-Ponty
  1. Published

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review

    McLean, G., Lawrence, M., Simpson, R. & Mercer , S. 15 May 2017 In : BMC Neurology. 17, 1, 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Published

    Illness perceptions of leprosy-cured individuals in Surinam with residual disfigurements – “I am cured, but still I am ill”

    van Haaren, M. A. C., Reyme, M., Lawrence, M., Menke, J. & Kaptein, A. A. Jun 2017 In : Chronic Illness . 13, 2, p. 117-127 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. E-pub ahead of print

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