Professor Brian Williams
The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU) is a national unit funded directly by the Scottish Government's Health Directorate Chief Scientist Office, with a remit to:
• develop a high quality research agenda which is useful and relevant to direct patient care and achieves standards of international excellence.
• provide a strong national focus for patient care research.
• involve nurses, midwives and other allied health professionals from clinical settings in its research, where appropriate.
The Unit is jointly run by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling, and includes approximately 35 members of staff across the two centres. The Unit differs from other research groupings within the Institute for Applied Health Research as it has a national role and aims to further research across the NMAHP professions both within the Health and University sectors. This includes aspects of capacity and capability building alongside methodological research to further support the development, evaluation and implementation of high quality NMAHP interventions to the benefit of patients. The Unit therefore supports two broad programmes of research: “NMAHP Interventions” and “Quality & Delivery of Care”
The Unit benefits from close collaboration and joint working with several research groups within the Institute, but with particular emphasis on the 'Later Life' and 'Muskuloskeletal and Neurological Rehabiliation' Research Groups.
For more information, please visit the NMAHP Research Unit website.