Carol Bugge


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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1994 …2024

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Personal profile

Research interests

I am a Professor Nursing in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University and a dual registered nurse (Adult and Sick Children) with over 25 years experience in health focussed research.

My research interests focus on women's health broadly and pelvic health more specifically.  I have led a range of studies in the field of pelvic health including a large clinical trial (TOPSY), funded by NIHR, that focusses on comparing self-management with clinic-based care for women who use a pessary for pelvic organ prolapse.  My work tends to have a particular focus on the perspectives of women.  For example I led a large qualitative study of women's experiences of the OPAL intervention.  OPAL aimed to understand if biofeedback mediated pelvic floor muscle training was more effective than pelvic floor muscle training alone is improving symptoms of urinary incontinence in women.

I also have a keen interest in research methods.  For example, presenting work about the use of case study design in trials and developing methods to move a study from the feasibilty phase to main trial.

I am an experienced doctoral supervisor and have supervised students from a range of fields of practice.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Shared Decision Making, A qualitative study to explore complexities of shared decision-making in healthcare consultations, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Aug 2004

MSc Nursing, A descriptive survey to identify the skill and information needs of hospital based multidisciplinary mental health staff in the move to community care, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jun 1996

BN - Nursing, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Nov 1988

External positions

Honorary Professor, University of Stirling

30 Jun 2021 → …


  • Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing
  • Women's health
  • self-management
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urogynaecology
  • Nursing Midwifery
  • Process Evaluation
  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative research


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    Bugge, C. (Contributor), Hagen, S. (Contributor) & Graham, M. (Contributor)

    29 Dec 2023

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation