Meet the LEPH2019 Organising Committee
Nadine Dougall is an Associate Professor in Statistics, Data Science and Mental Health Research at Edinburgh Napier University. Nadine’s research interests are focused on exploiting population health linked data in advancing knowledge in public mental health. She is highly experienced in analysing large linked datasets to investigate outcomes for people, and by care pathways. She has led or collaborated in numerous funded studies of suicide, mental health, prescribing, policing related to vulnerability, and pre-hospital psychiatric emergencies.
Nadine has 25 years of experience in mental health research, and has previously presented her suicide research findings to the Westminster Government All Party Parliamentary Group. This research used data science to find that more people died by suicide within three months of discharge from a general hospital, not a psychiatric hospital. Currently, she is working on research funded by the Chief Scientist of the Scottish Government to summarise lifespan health records of people who have later died by suicide, with a particular focus on recorded trauma occurring after adverse childhood experiences and events. This work will inform a public health approach for the Law Enforcement & Public Health agenda driven by Edinburgh Napier University LEPH research group.