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Margaret Lawrence

Dr.

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20042019
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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. 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 Chair of INSsPiRE, an international network of stroke secondary prevention researchers.

Keywords

  • 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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Research Output 2004 2019

Evaluating the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for UK construction workers

Janusonyte, G., Lawani, K., Hare, B. & Lawrence, M., 21 Jun 2019, The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) World Building Congress 2019 – Constructing Smart Cities.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
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Health
Construction industry
Industry
Managers
Statistics
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Mindfulness
Multiple Sclerosis
Meta-Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Anxiety
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Mindfulness for people with long-term conditions and their family caregivers: A systematic review

Parkinson, B., Lawrence, M., Mcelhinney, E. & Booth, J., Feb 2019, In : Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 34, p. 76-86 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mindfulness
Caregivers
Psychology
Learning
Databases
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Acceptability of mindfulness from the perspective of stroke survivors and caregivers: a qualitative study

Jani, B. D., Simpson, R., Lawrence, M., Simpson, S. & Mercer, S. W., 26 Feb 2018, In : BMC Trials and Feasibility Studies. 4, 57

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mindfulness
Caregivers
Survivors
Stroke
Focus Groups
33 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Feasibility Studies
Education
Self Efficacy
Focus Groups
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