Susan joined the NMAHP Research Unit in 2013 and is working as the Trial Manager for the OPAL trial, a multicentre randomised trial of basic versus biofeedback‚Äźmediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence, based at GCU.

Prior to working at GCU Susan led the Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality as the National Clinical Coordinator, National Services Scotland, NHS.

Working with the University of Edinburgh, Psychological Medicine Research department, Susan managed a large CRUK funded trial for patients with cancer and depression, recruiting 500 patients to SMaRT 2 and 200 patients to the SMaRT 3 trial. Susan has also worked for various contract research organisations, as a Research Nurse working on multiple commercial clinical trials involving all therapeutic areas, recruiting patients in primary and secondary care.

Susan has an extensive and varied nursing background including working as Practitioner in HM Prisons, where she completed a BSC Nursing, focusing on drug abuse and addiction.