Colin MacDuff
Title: Dr
First Name: Colin
Surname: Macduff
Position: Reader
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262935

Dr. Colin Macduff is currently Head of Research and Scholarly Activity in the School of Nursing & Midwifery and also a senior member of the Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research (IHWR). Colin has very extensive experience as principal investigator on national evaluation research projects involving both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He is a member of the University’s Research Committee and the Research Integrity and Ethics Sub-Committee. Colin is also extensively involved outwith the university, including roles as:

  • Convenor, RCN Research Society Scotland
  • Member of RCN International Scientific Advisory Panel
  • Assessor, Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland
  • External examiner for doctoral theses
  • Visiting Professor, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 2011
  • Steering Committee member for National Evaluation of Leading Better Care (2013-2015)
  • Founding member of the International Network for Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Nursing (INETDIN) 2015

Teaching Interests

  • Co-ordinator of the Developing Research: Principles and Practice module that is undertaken by all RGU doctoral students.
  • Supervision of Honours, master's and doctoral students within the School and University.

Recent Research Studies

  • Vision On: the design and evaluation of a dynamic visualisation tool for use in staff training for the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). AHRC funded project (£73,300). Co-investigator with: Glasgow School of Art and Design; NHS Grampian; NHS Lanarkshire
  • Visualising the invisible: developing innovative approaches to visualisation to help NHS staff prevent and control healthcare associated infection. AHRC funded project (£101,311). Principal Investigator working with : IDEAS (Robert Gordon University); Glasgow School of Art and Design; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee); NHS Grampian; NHS Lanarkshire; NHS Education for Scotland; Health Protection Scotland; Scottish Infection Research Network.
  • The Socio-economic cost of bereavement care in Scotland: SECOB. Scottish Government funded (£27,864). Part of a national project led by NHS Tayside and involving: RGU; University of Dundee; University of York; University of Utrecht; CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland. RGU.
  • An International Survey of Nurse Scholars' Use of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ISNS-ETDs). With Duquesne University, USA and Curtin University, Australia. Funded by Duquesne University ($10,000).

Principal Supervisor to Doctoral Graduates

  • Dr Theo Maloreh Nyamekye: The impact of information, education and communication strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa.  2013.
  • Dr Ziying Shuai: An analysis of policy to practice developments in NMHAPs in Scotland. 2015.
  • Dr Steve Smith: An analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused therapy. 2015.
  • Dr Elaine Allan: Nursing middle managers’ experiences of role enactment and processes of change across evolving Community Health Partnership organisations. 2015.

Recent Publications

Jongudomkarn, D., Singhawara, P., and Macduff, C., 2015. Village voices: lessons about processes for disease prevention from a qualitative study of family health leaders in a community in northeastern Thailand. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 16(10), pp. 4401-4408.

Jongudomkarn, D. and Macduff, C., 2014. Development of a family nursing model for prevention of cancer and other noncommunicable diseases through an appreciative inquiry. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 15(23), pp. 10367-10374.

Taylor, R., Macduff, C. and Stephen, A.I., 2014. A national study of selection processes for student nurses and midwives. Nurse Education Today, 34, pp. 1155-1160.

Stephen, A., Macduff, C., Petrie, D., Tseng, F. et al., 2014. The socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland. Death Studies. 39(3), pp. 151-157.

Macduff, C., Wood, F., Hackett, C., Loudon, D., Macdonald, A., Dancer, S. and Karcher, A., 2013. Visualising the invisible: applying an arts-based methodology to explore how healthcare workers and patient representatives envisage pathogens in the context of healthcare associated Infections. Arts and Health: an international journal for research, policy and practice, 6(2), pp. 117-131.

Goodfellow, L., Macduff, C., Leslie, G., Copeland, S., Nolfi, D. and Blackwood, D., 2012. Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. International Nursing Review, 59(4), pp. 511-518.