Clinical Academic Research Capacity & Capability Manager
Gaylor joined the NMAHP Research Unit in 2012 as a Senior Clinical Academic Research Fellow. She is currently 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. Her recent research activity has focused on self-management and health behaviour change for people with asthma and cystic fibrosis. Additional roles include project advisor as well as acting as a mentor both to research colleagues and for undergraduate nursing students. She is also a member of the University Non-Invasive Clinical Ethics Committee.
Before joining the NMAHP-RU she was a research fellow in the department of primary care at the University of Dundee. Her research focused on the management of respiratory conditions, in particular, asthma, and a 5-year Primary Care Clinical Research Career Award from the Chief Scientist Office Scotland in 2006 culminated in the award of her PhD in 2010. In Dundee, she was not only involved in setting up and running asthma and health promotion clinics but during her 5 year CSO fellowship she was seconded to the long-term conditions team in G&NEF Community Health Partnership as a respiratory specialist nurse. During this time she was also a co-tutor on the primary care component of the undergraduate medical student programme.