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Heather Strachan, a Research Fellow with NMAHP RU, is a nurse by background. Heather is currently undertaking a realistic evaluation of the implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care in Scotland.  Her other research interests are in the measurement and improvement of person-centred healthcare and caring behaviours, nursing-sensitive indicators, and eHealth.  Heather has held a variety of posts in eHealth, research, management, quality improvement and healthcare governance in the NHS, Government and Academia.

Heather has over 30 years experience in eHealth, most recently as Clinical eHealth Lead (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions) in the Scottish Government.  She has spoken nationally and internationally, publishing many articles and book chapters on the subject. Heather has a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University, a Masters in Information Science from London’s City University; she is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Senior Member of the International Medical Informatics Association and an Honorary Member of their Nursing Informatics Group.

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