The Role of Neurology Research Nurse Dawn Lyle
16 December 2014
Neurology research nurse Dawn Lyle tells us about the role she plays at the Anne Rowling Clinic.
I have worked in the research environment for the past 12 years and have been lucky enough in the last 4 years to work in the field of Regenerative Neurology at the Anne Rowling Clinic. Previous to this I had worked for many years as a Registered Nurse in the acute medical setting with experience in both Intensive Care and Coronary Care.
My role involves providing the nursing support to the research trials that take place at the Clinic. I coordinate patient recruitment providing information on current and upcoming trials to patients. I am also responsible for the collection and management of trial data, working closely with the clinicians and specialist nurses within the clinic.
I find my current role very rewarding. It allows me the feeling that I am contributing to research that will hopefully improve outcomes for patients. Being involved in previous trials that have contributed to the introduction of new therapies, and seeing these therapies now being prescribed to patients in the Clinic, is very satisfying.
As a nurse the most enjoyable aspect for me remains having the opportunity to meet and interact with patients’ on a daily basis.
Note from Shuna Colville, Clinic Manager: "Thank you Dawn for the excellent work that you do at the interface between the patients and the researchers."