Dr Graeme Donald

Lecturer in Nursing

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Research interests

  • Mindfulness
  • Complementary medicine
  • Long-term conditions: e.g. cancer, HIV, stroke, symptom control, mental well-being 
  • Person-Centred care
  • Palliative care and advance care planning
  • Feasibility study methodology
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Mixed method research 

 

Grants & Awards

  • 2019 - co-I - Research Grant (£360K) - The Stroke Association Priority Programme Awards - HEADS: UP (helping ease anxiety and depression following stroke: non-randomised pilot study followed by a randomised cluster pilot trial 
  • 2016 - PI - Research Grant (£1725) - Education, Innovation & Scholarship Committee, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Manchester - Nursing Mindfully: A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Student Nurses' Experiences of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention  
  • 2014 – PI - CAMSTRAND – Best Conference Poster Presentation – The Meaning and Perceived Value of Mind-Body Practices for People Living with HIV: A Qualitative Synthesis 
  • 2013 - PI - CAMSTRAND - Best Conference Oral Presentation – Positively Mindful: An Investigation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Supportive Care Option for People Living with HIV
  • 2012 – British Journal of Nursing: Intravenous Therapy Award – The Christie CALM Chemotherapy Service (Team member) 
  • 2012 – PI - Research Grant (£2000) – The Janek Latosinski Charitable Trust – Positively Mindful: An Investigation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Supportive Care Option for People Living with HIV
  • 2011 – PI - PhD Scholarship (c. £60K) – Glasgow Caledonian University – Positively Mindful: An Investigation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Supportive Care Option for People Living with HIV

Conference Presentations

  • Travers, A. Donald, G. (2018) What prevents advance care planning in Haematology? Poster - Association of Palliative Medicine Conference
  • Travers, A. Donald, G. (2017) What do doctors and nurses identify as the barriers and facilitators to advance care planning for patients with haematological malignancies? Presentation - The UK IPA Conference
  • Donald, G. Pusey, H. Timpson, J. Rowland, C. Lee-Woolf, E. Speed, S. (2017) Nursing Mindfully: a mixed method exploration of student nurses’ experiences of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Presentation - CAMSTRAND
  • Donald, G. Pusey, H. Timpson, J. Rowland, C. Lee-Woolf, E. Speed, S. (2017) Nursing Mindfully: a mixed method exploration of student nurses’ experiences of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Presentation - RCN International Nursing Research Conference
  • Donald, G. Lorimer, K. Lawrence, M. Stringer, J. Flowers, P. (2014) The Meaning and Perceived Value of Mind-Body Practices for People Living with HIV: A Qualitative Synthesis. Poster – CAMSTRAND
  • Donald, G. Lorimer, K. Lawrence, M. Wong, R. Winter, A. Stringer, J. Flowers, P. (2013) Positively Mindful: An investigation of mindfulness-based stress reduction as a potential supportive care option for people living with HIV. Presentation – CAMSTRAND
  • Stringer, J. Donald, G. Warn, P. (2013) The management of malodour in fungating malignant wounds using ‘NEOC’ cream. Poster - Wounds UK
  • Mackereth, P. Donald, G. Wu, A. (2011) Calming panic states in the mould room and beyond. Poster - UK Radiation Oncology Conference
  • Stringer, J. Donald, G. (2010) The symptom management of fungating malignant wounds using topical essential oils.  Poster – National Cancer Research Institute Annual Conference 

 

Methodological knowledge

Graeme has developed an interest in early stage research like service evaluations, proof of principle / pilot work and feasibility testing; in addition to larger scale trials. He has experience of quantitative & qualitative research methods in addition to systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis.

Projects

Research and projects

No past projects are available for public display