Dr. Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts
Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
United Kingdom

Research interests

Dr Nicola Roberts is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Nursing and Community Health and affiliated to the Institute for Applied Health Research.   

She is a health services researcher with a background in Biological Sciences and Toxicology (MSc PhD).  Since then she has focussed her interests on the delivery of care for long term conditions working at Imperial College, Glasgow University and now Glasgow Caledonian University.  


Her research and teaching focuses on the evaluating the delivery of care to those with respiratory illnesses. This includes the  evaluation of service developments  such as education in, and referrals to pulmonary rehabilitation, the  use of lay educators, integration of respiratory healthcare, telephone consultations,  self management tools such as electronic asthma and COPD action plans and improving patient-HCP communication.   She has a particular interest in improving consultations considering areas such as health literacy and patient activation  to improve comprehension and patient reported outcomes.


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  1. Published

    Melatonin and health: an umbrella review of health outcomes and biological mechanisms of action

    Posadzki, P. P., Bajpai, R., Kyaw, B. M., Roberts, N., Brzezinski, A., Christopoulos, G., Kwok, K. W., Divakar, U., Bajpai, S., Soljak, M., Dunleavy, G., Jarbrink, K., Nang, E. E. K., Soh, C. K. & Car, J. 5 Feb 2018 In : BMC Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. E-pub ahead of print
  3. Accepted/In press

    A systematic review of the content and delivery of education in pulmonary rehabilitation programmes

    Roberts, N. J., Kidd, L., Kirkwood, K., Cross, J. & Partridge, M. R. 2 Nov 2018 In : Respiratory Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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