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Edward is an Associate Professor of Applied Health Research.  His current research investigates unscheduled and emergency care, with a specific focus on pre-hospital emergency care. Edward is responsible for securing grant funding, managing a group of contract researchers, line managing junior staff, supervising doctoral research students, and disseminating high-quality research to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare. Methodologically Edward is particularly interested in realist methods, consensus methods, and intervention development.

In 2006 Edward was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit. This followed his award of the first Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Training scheme's post-doctoral research fellowship (2004-2006), which he undertook at The University of Stirling. Edward’s clinical background is in occupational therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, which he practised in a range of mental health settings (1995-2004). He received his PhD (2004) whilst still working in clinical practice. Edward is a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland.

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