• The Team

The Team

Meet the team involved in the AMBER project.

Professor Doreen McClurg

Chief Investigator

Doreen is a physiotherapist by background and worked for many years as a specialist in Women’s Health. Having developed an interest in those with neurological disease and continence issues she undertook a PhD relating to the use of pelvic floor muscle training in patients with multiple sclerosis and continence issues. Doreen joined the NMAHP research unit in 2008 and has expertise in undertaking clinical trials relating to the area of pelvic floor dysfunction per se, the use of devices such as intermittent self catheterisation and abdominal massage for neurological bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Phone: 0141 331 8105

Email: Doreen.McClurg@gcu.ac.uk

Dr Kirsteen Goodman

Trial Manager

Kirsteen obtained an honours degree in Pharmacology from Glasgow University in 2000. She then worked as a research scientist and study director undertaking pre-clinical research in the respiratory and inflammation field. She completed a Pharmaceutics PhD at Strathclyde University which involved setting up clinical studies to develop a new bio-magnetic imaging device to study drug transit through the gut. In 2007, Kirsteen started as Trial Manager in the Edinburgh Clinical Trials unit when it was in its infancy and worked for 7 years managing a portfolio of clinical trials mostly in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular field. Kirsteen joined the NMAHP research unit in 2014 to work with Dr Doreen McClurg on the AMBER study.

Phone: 0141 331 3516

Email: Kirsteen.Goodman@gcu.ac.uk

Dr Fiona Harris

Senior Lecturer

Fiona joined the Unit in June 2009 to co-ordinate the process evaluation of a multi-level suicide prevention intervention that was implemented in four countries in Europe. She also leads and/or collaborates on research grants related to mental health and living with or beyond cancer and inputs expertise in evaluating complex interventions into other projects in the Quality & Delivery of Care Programme. Fiona is a social scientist by background and has an MA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. Her work history ranges from international development consultancy in Southeast Asia to research related to healthcare delivery and organisation, patient and professional experience and also as a systematic reviewer on work commissioned by NICE and the Scottish Government. She has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and their application to understanding outcomes in complex interventions.

Phone: 01786 466104

Email: Fiona.harris1@stir.ac.uk