• 379 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile

Biography

Associate Director at the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC) with strategic and operational responsibility for all research and evaluation programmes of work. I work collaboratively with a wide range of people and agencies (including the Scottish government, NHS boards, improvement agencies, academics, the third sector, practitioners and service users) to develop the evidence base around improvement research and to facilitate the mobilisation of knowledge and evidence into improvement activity, practice and policy.

Qualified project manager (PRINCE2 practitioner) with experience developing, managing and leading complex projects across multiple sites and of working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams.

 

Research interests

Experienced researcher with expertise in the practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, particularly those relevant to the health services.  Research strengths include the application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies across different diseases and contexts. I have an interest in the development of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS).

My research is primarily focussed on improvement research, implementation science and applied health services research, particularly related to enhancing the evidence base for improvements in health and social care. 

 

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Colposcopy Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality Improvement Medicine & Life Sciences
Anxiety Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Vocational Rehabilitation Medicine & Life Sciences
Independent Living Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Colorectal Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 2001 2019

  • 379 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 28 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)
68 Downloads (Pure)

A balanced approach to identifying, prioritising and evaluating all potential consequences of quality improvement: modified Delphi study

Toma, M., Dreischulte, T., Gray, N. M. . & Guthrie, B., 23 Mar 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., e023890.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Delphi Technique
Quality Improvement
Workload
Delivery of Health Care
38 Downloads (Pure)

Motivating Change: a grounded theory of how to achieve large scale, sustained change, co-created with improvement organisations across the UK

Breckenridge, J. P., Gray, N., Toma, M., Ashmore, S., Glassborow, R., Stark, C. & Renfrew, M., 14 Jun 2019, In : BMJ Open Quality. 8, 2, p. 1-12 12 p., e000553.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Organizations
Charities
National Health Programs
Health Education
Grounded Theory
32 Downloads (Pure)

Reducing unplanned admission to hospital of community dwelling adults: evidence review

MacGillivray, S. & Gray, N. M., Dec 2019, University of Dundee. 58 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
Independent Living
Learning Disorders
Dementia
Mental Health
Research Personnel
4 Citations (Scopus)
110 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Scotland
Focus Groups
Interviews
Quality Improvement
Costs and Cost Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Delivery of Health Care
Education
Evidence-Based Practice
Health Education
Workplace

Activities 2010 2019

National Cancer Research Institute (External organisation)

Nicola Gray (Member)
3 Sep 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

The Health Foundation (External organisation)

Nicola Gray (Member)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (External organisation)

Nicola Gray (Participant)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

NHS Tayside (External organisation)

Nicola Gray (Member)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Cancer (Journal)

Nicola Gray (Peer reviewer)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review