Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom


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Dr Nicola Roberts is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Nursing and Community Health and is part of REACH.   

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.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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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