Nicola joined Strathclyde in October 2017 having worked full-time as a consultant clinical psychologist and clinical lead in mental health services in the NHS. She has over 15 years applied NHS experience working as a practitioner clinical psychologist in mental health services. She retains an honorary consultant clinical psychologist post in NHS Lanarkshire. She completed a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this she completed a PhD in Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work and MA (Hons) Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, trauma, resilience, recovery and citizenship in applied health and social contexts. She is involved with research adopting community participatory research methods. She is a member of the International Recovery and Citizenship Collective led by Yale Medical School, where she has a strong working collaborative.
She has an interest in issues concerning transitions from military to civilian life for veterans and their families. She has a growing interest in health behaviour change, with a focus on vaccination uptake. Finally, she is interested in the uses of technology in health and well-being interventions.
Mental health and wellbeing Speaker14/3/2023CPD in PSH: Developing and applying skills in psychological science across health, social care and industry Recipient10/5/2022Developing and applying skills in psychological science across health, social care and industry Contributor10/5/2022University of Illinois (External organisation) Advisor1/9/2020Public webinar: 'Improving Vaccine Uptake in Scotland: Implications for COVID-19, influenza and other adult vaccines.' Speaker29/7/2020Faculty Unit Hass (Organisational unit) Advisor1/6/2020
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Insecure Employment and Suicide in Scotland Rasmussen, Susan (Principal Investigator) Russell, Kirsten (Co-investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator) Heap, Daniel (Research Co-investigator) The aim of the project is to more fully understand the link between employment and financial instability and experiences of suicidal thinking and behaviour for people living in Scotland. In line with the tender, and as a result of adopting a mixed methods approach to the project we are proposing to focus our research questions on exploring what the links are between employment and
financial instability and, importantly, why these links exist. More specifically we wish to explore the following questions:
· What are the experiences of employment and financial instability in Scotland, and do those experiences link to suicidal thinking and behaviours?
· What are the temporal dynamics of the experiences of suicidal thinking and behaviours for individuals living in Scotland who experience employment and financial instability?
· Can we use the risk and protective variables specified by a key theory of suicidal thinking and behaviour to understand how employment and financial instability is linked to suicidal thinking and behaviours? 01-Jan-2023 Mental Health Futures Collaborative Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) Parra Rodriguez, Mario (Principal Investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Principal Investigator) Quinn, Neil (Principal Investigator) Tse, Dwight (Principal Investigator) Knifton, Lee (Principal Investigator) McCann, Lisa (Principal Investigator) Maguire, Roma (Principal Investigator) Smith, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Graham, Christopher Darryl (Principal Investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Principal Investigator) Stephen, Susan (Principal Investigator) Weir, Natalie Mcfadyen (Principal Investigator) Donnachie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Cameron, Julie (Principal Investigator) Kane, Tony (Co-investigator) Lakey, Trevor (Academic) Donovan, Kevin (Fellow) This Engage with Strathclyde event is aimed at all those with an interest in mental health including people with lived experience, NHS and social care personnel and staff, occupational health and human resource management staff, student support services, university student and staff, academics, private and public sector and other personnel interested in mental health research and knowledge exchange.
12-Jan-2023 - 12-Jan-2023 Mental Health Futures Collaborative: partners in research and knowledge exchange Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) The main aims and objectives of MHFC are to:
1) Launch and raise awareness of the Mental Health Futures Collaborative
2) Develop strategic partnerships with key stakeholders including NHS and Social Care Agencies, Voluntary Organisations, Universities, People with Lived experience
3) Identify co-created mental health research and KE priorities with key stakeholders
4) Explore potential funding streams for collaborative partnership working
12-Jan-2023 - 12-Jan-2023 Digital health interventions in the workplace: co-created with stakeholder engagement Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) Kirk, Alison (Principal Investigator) Graf, Christoph (Principal Investigator) The primary objective is to introduce new innovative digital health technologies which have been co-created with key stakeholders to improve employees physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace. Over the past five years a team of academics at Strathclyde University have been working with the Welbot company to develop cross platform applications to improve employee wellbeing. The aim of this event is to engage with large enterprises and public sector agencies to host a seminar which focuses on promoting positive health in the workplace and to showcase Welbot’s innovative applications and how they can be used across a wide range of workplaces 09-Jan-2023 - 09-Jan-2023 Stage-gate funds for Industry Engagement & Commercialisation support (stage 2) Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) Kirk, Alison (Principal Investigator) Rasmussen, Susan (Principal Investigator) Awarded 10k funding from gate 2 industry engagement and commercialisation for development of Sentinel 01-Jan-2022 - 22-Jan-2023 Young people as peer researchers in research exploring mental health self-stigma: capturing diverse voices Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) 01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022