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Nicola Torrance

Research Fellow (B)

Post Nominals PhD, MPH
Biography Nicola is a nurse and midwife by background and is an experienced quantitative researcher. Before joining RGU, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen in Public Health and the Centre for Academic Primary Care, and then at the University of Dundee in the Division of Population Health Sciences. Nicola’s research has focused on the epidemiology of chronic and neuropathic pain, health related quality of life, prescribing and data linkage studies. She has worked with a number of research funding bodies and has published widely in high impact journals.

In collaboration with colleagues in the SNMPP research team current mixed-methods research related to Covid-19 includes: Early entrant experiences during rapid transition into professional practice during the COVID-19 pandemic; Exploring the sustainability of the NHS nursing workforce due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Lived experience of long term COVID-19 on workers in NHS health care settings in Scotland: a longitudinal mixed methods study


2018 - current Senior Research Fellow, RGU
2017 - 2018 Senior Research Office, Aberdeen City Council
2011 - 2017 Research Fellow, Division of Population Health Science, University of Dundee
1998 - 2011 Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Health Sciences (Public Health & Academic Primary Care), University of Aberdeen
Research Interests Mainly quantitative and mixed methods research – questionnaire design and surveys, data linkage studies, modified Delphi method, systematic reviews.
Long-term conditions including chronic pain, health related quality of life, analgesic prescribing in primary care and self-management. Health and ageing.
Impact of the Covid-19 on healthcare staff; Lived experience of long-covid.
Teaching and Learning MSc project supervision and PhD supervision.
Scopus Author ID 57203644603