Eddie’s background is in occupational therapy and health services research and leads a research theme of pre-hospital emergency care research, working closely with colleagues in the Scottish Ambulance Service. He also leads and supervises a variety of studies which aim to improve the quality and delivery of NMAHP practice. Eddie graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret College Edinburgh in 1995 and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from the University of Dundee in 1998. He received his PhD in 2004 following several years experience as an occupational therapist in mental health. Eddie initially joined the Unit on secondment in 2004 whilst undertaking a Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Profession Training Scheme’s postdoctoral fellowship. In 2006 he was appointed as a core funded clinical research fellow.