Iain is a Registered General Nurse whose passion if for evidence and the contribution it can make to practice. After working in a range of clinical settings, in the NHS and for an aid organisation in Romania, he moved into academia. After completing a first degree in Development Studies, he completed a masters degree in Medical Demography at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD at the University of St Andrews.
Since 2016 he has been a co-director of the ESRC funded Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, one of the ADR UK network. That work has involved him working with colleagues across the UK to facilitate and encourage the use of anonymised linked administrative data to address key policy focused issues.
He leads a team of two (soon to be three) research fellows on projects using data to understand the drivers behind home deaths in Scotland, the dynamics of the nursing and midwifery professions across the UK, and the wellbeing of Scotland’s veterans’ community. This work is also linking in colleagues across the university to utilise readily available data to answer key policy relevant questions.
He was lead for Edinburgh Napier University’s development of a submission for Unit of Assessment 3 to REF 2021 between 2016 and 2019. He is also the university’s named contact for submissions to the Scottish Graduate School for the Social Sciences associated to Unit of Assessment 3 (Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy).