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Gaylor Hoskins

Clinical Academic Research Capacity & Capability Manager

Gaylor joined the NMAHP Research Unit from the University of Dundee in 2012 as a Senior Clinical Academic Research Fellow.  Over the last 25 years her research has focused on the management of respiratory conditions in primary care, in particular asthma.  In 2006 she was awarded a 5 year Primary Care Clinical Research Career Award from the Chief Scientist Office Scotland, the first nurse to receive this award.  Her programme of research for her fellowship involved using multi-level modelling techniques to investigate issues of asthma control.  She graduated with a PhD from the University of Dundee in 2010 having submitted her thesis entitled “Defining and Assessing Symptom Control of Asthma in UK Primary Care:  Use of routinely collected data to determine appropriateness of a variety of control assessment models and to identify the factors associated with poor control.”  During this 5 year period she had a seconded clinical post as a respiratory specialist nurse with the long term conditions team in G&NEF Community Health Partnership.  Working within the NMAHP Research Unit she has been involved in a number of projects focusing on self-management and health behaviour change for asthma and cystic fibrosis.  She is currently the Capacity & Capability Manager for a Chief Nursing Office (CNO) scheme to support and develop the clinical academic careers of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Scotland.  While at the University of Dundee she was a co-tutor in the primary care component of the undergraduate medical student programme. She continues her involvement with students by acting as a mentor for the undergraduate student nursing programme and is also a member of the Non Invasive Clinical Ethics Committee within the University of Stirling.