Gillian Carter
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    Research Statement

    Research Statement

    My research interests focus on communication and decision-making for family carers and patients within palliative care, in particular for individuals living with dementia and in the support of patients and family carers who are transitioning to palliative care. I also am interested in enhancing the provision of support for family carers of individuals living with dementia focusing on the availability of peer support facilities. 

    I have helped design and conduct a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the use of Advance Care Planning for individuals living with dementia residing in nursing homes, and also a cross-sectional survey reviewing GPs’ perceptions on palliative care for individuals with dementia.

     

    Research Interests

    Chronic illness, palliative care, neurodegenerative disease, aged care

     

    Leadership Roles

    Member of PhD Mentoring Scheme

     

    Teaching Roles

    Undergraduate modules:

    Evidence Based Nursing - Level 1 (NFM 1105)

    Health and Well-being - Level 1 (NFM 1101)

     

    Postgraduate modules:

    Master class workshops – PhD students

    Clinical Inquiry & Applied Practice Based Research (HSN 7035)

    Qualitative Research Methods (NUR 7010)

     

    Post-registration modules

    Models of Dementia (HSN 3031)


    Current Graduate Supervision
    Member of PhD Mentoring Scheme

     

    Currently Funded Research Projects

    Research Fellow in:

    Brazil, K., Clarke, M., Froggatt, K., Hudson, P., Kernohan, G., McLaughlin, D., Passmore, P. (2014- 2017). Promoting informed decision making and effective communication through advance care planning for people living with dementia and their family carers.  The Atlantic Philanthropies and HSC Public Health

    Co-investigator in:

    McLaughlin, D., Brazil, K., and Carter, G. (2016 - 2017) Reducing Hospital Admissions of People with Dementia from Nursing Homes: The Role of Anticipatory Care Planning. Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (GAIN)

    Brazil, K., Galway, K., McLaughlin, D., Carter, G., and Scott, A. (2013 – present) Improving palliative care in advanced dementia collaborative network. HSC R&D Office Northern Ireland.

     

    Completed Research Projects

    Research Fellow in:

    Brazil, K., Galway, K., Van Der Steen, J., Watson, M. (2013 – 2014). General practitioners perceptions on palliative care for Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other progressive dementias. Care to Know Centre, Applied Client-focused Team research Grants program, Canada.

     

    Willingness to take PhD students

    Yes

    PhD projects

    Dr Carter is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - The needs of carers of individuals living with a chronic illness
    - The development of peer led interventions using the Experience Based Co Design.

    Frequent Journals

    • Nursing and Health Sciences

      ISSNs: 1441-0745

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1442-2018

      Wiley-Blackwell

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.31 SJR 0.563 SNIP 0.797

      Journal

    • Journal of Advanced Nursing

      ISSNs: 0309-2402

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-2648

      Wiley-Blackwell

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.37 SJR 1.052 SNIP 1.442

      Journal

    • Palliative Medicine

      ISSNs: 0269-2163

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-030X

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.7 SJR 2.29 SNIP 2.135

      Journal

    • BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care

      ISSNs: 2045-4368, 2045-435X

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.36 SJR 0.878 SNIP 0.877

      Journal

    • Health Psychology Research

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2281-2075

      Journal

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