Maggie Lawrence


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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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.
Outputs from a Stroke Association Senior Research Training Fellowship (2012 -2016) include a stroke secondary prevention module, Keeping Well, part of Selfhelp4stroke (, an online self-management resource. In current work, Maggie is focusing on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and yoga as means of self-managing psychosocial stress following stroke. HEADS: UP (Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression after Stroke), a stroke-specific Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, is a Stroke Association funded feasibility and pilot study currently underway. In year 1 it will test the feasibility before piloting HEADS: UP in 2 UK locations. Maggie is founder and former Chair (2015-2020) of INSsPiRE, an international network of stroke secondary prevention researchers.

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • 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


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