Clair Gamble


Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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Clair is a Registered General Nurse with a background in acute medical care. She commenced PhD training under the supervision of Tim Croudace (Health Technology Assessment) and Wendy Moncur (Living Digital) in 2015.

Her experience of working across acute medical units led her to explore approaches to improve the quality of life and care for people living with dementia. She then developed a particular interest in how awareness and understanding of dementia are assessed across populations, including healthcare professionals and informal caregivers. Her PhD study developed based on this emerging interest in the theoretical underpinnings of psychological, educational, and clinical measurement.

Clair’s doctoral research is a mixed-methods study, using a combination of systematic and psychometric review, application of test theory and item-set development methods. The aim of her study is to examine the theoretical and practical underpinnings of ‘Knowledge of Dementia’ test development, in order to contribute methodological advancements. This is being achieved through secondary analysis of datasets containing dementia knowledge item-sets.

Clair is due to begin a 3-month internship with the Scottish Government in November 2019, working with the Corporate Analytical Services Team.