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Nicola Roberts


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom


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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.


External positions

Scotland Lead - Education and Career Development Sub Committee , Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

1 Nov 2017 → …


  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Public Health and Community Nursing
  • Other Rehabilitation and Therapy

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Research Output

Informal carers and peer support in pulmonary rehabilitation: an underutilized resource?

Patel, S., Man, W. D-C. & Roberts, N. J., 30 Sep 2020, In : Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 14, 3, p. 213-218 6 p.

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  • Barriers and enablers to meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus admission screening in hospitals: a mixed-methods study

    Currie, K., King, C., McAloney-Kocaman, K., Roberts, N. J., MacDonald, J., Dickson, A., Cairns, S., Khanna, N., Flowers, P., Reilly, J. & Price, L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Hospital Infection. 101, 1, p. 100-108 9 p.

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    Open Access
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    Development of an Alcohol Withdrawal risk stratification tool based on patients referred to an addiction liaison nursing service in Glasgow

    Benson, G., McPherson, A., McCallum, J. & Roberts, N., 21 Nov 2019, In : Drugs and Alcohol today. 19, 4, p. 241-250 10 p.

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    Open Access
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    Risk factors for severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome in an acute hospital population

    Benson, G., McCallum, J. & Roberts, N., 30 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Addictions Nursing . 30, 3, p. 159-168 10 p.

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  • Severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome: review of the literature

    Benson, G., Roberts, N., McCallum, J. & McPherson, A., 21 Nov 2019, In : Drugs and Alcohol today. 19, 4, p. 306-315 10 p.

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    Open Access
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