Conway, Nicholas


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I qualified from Edinburgh University and pursued a career in Paediatrics & Child Health with positions in Scotland, New Zealand and Western Australia. I completed my postgraduate paediatric training in Tayside in 2012 and have worked as a consultant in paediatrics since then. I have a clinical interest in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes and am an active member of the national clinical networks for each sub-specialty.  I am clinical lead for the Scottish Paediatric Endocrinology Group (SPEG) MCN was a paediatric representative on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) group for diabetes in Scotland.  I was appointed as an NRS career research fellow in 2016 and continue to have an active research interest.  I became a Clinical Senior Lecturer in 2024 and continue to hold an honorary NHS consutant post.


I am academic lead for paediatrics and child health in Tayside.  My main research interest is in health informatics. Specifically, how best to use routinely collected clinical data to inform best practice. This includes:

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of a clinical decision support system within SCI-Diabetes - Scotland's national electronic health record for diabetes.  
  • Evaluation of My Diabetes My Way - an electronic patient health record for people with diabetes.
  • Development of artificial intelligence powered decision support
  • Development of "virtual coaching" for people with chronic conditions

In addition, I am a prinicipal investigator on a number of paediatric, multicentre, industry and government funded studies.


I have regular undergraduate and postgraduate teaching commitments throughout the academic year. Previously, I had lead responsibility for the child health component of the Systems in Practice phase of the undergraduate curriculum.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Turning data into information: the use of new technologies to improve the delivery of care to those with diabetes

Award Date: 28 Jun 2017

Master of Public Health

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

External positions

Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, NHS Tayside

1 Apr 2024 → …

NRS career research fellow

1 Apr 201631 Mar 2019

Consultant Paediatrician, NHS Tayside

1 Oct 201531 Mar 2024


  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine


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