School of Nursing & Health Sciences
11 Airlie Place
+(44) 01382 388534
I am a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. My career has focussed on community nursing through clinical practice (having held posts in district nursing, health visiting, midwifery and social work), education and research. Before coming to work in the University, I worked locally as a district nurse, health visitor and midwife. Initially, I joined the University as a clinical research nurse, moving to a teaching and research post in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2001. I am currently the Programme Lead for our on campus, full-time, MSc Nursing and Health, School Lead for Employability and Enterprise, and Programme Director for the University’s forthcoming interdisciplinary Professional Doctorate. In terms of both teaching and research, I have wide experience of collaboration with service users and carers, and of working across disciplinary boundaries.
My research interests lie broadly within the scope of addressing inequalities and, more specifically, on promoting the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. I have experience of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and methods, and of multi-agency research collaborations with health and social care colleagues, third sector services, and community groups. In light of these varied interests and experiences, I am involved in the workstreams of both research groups within the School.
Wider professional activities
Member of Royal College of Nursing
Steering Group member of the UK Healthy Universities Network
Member of organising committees for the Scottish Health and Social Care Team Challenge (April 2016), the International Student Health and Social Care Team Challenge (September 2016), and the Global Health Challenge, University of Dundee (October 2016 & 2017)
I contribute to teaching, learning and assessment in undergraduate through to doctoral level programmes. I am a personal tutor for undergraduate students and supervises postgraduate students at Masters and PhD levels. I have a particular interest in supporting student engagement and academic achievement, which has led to involvement in a number of innovative projects.
Research.‘Operation Stride’ - N&HS/ISE research project with undergraduates nursing students – DUNCAN, A., MCCONNACHIE, T., MCSWIGGAN, L.C., and others - £5,000.
Research. Economic Social Research Council PhD studentship – KELLY, T.B, MCSWIGGAN, L.C. and GAVINE, A.
MCSWIGGAN, L.C., MARSTON, J., CAMPBELL, M., KELLY, T. and KROLL, T. Information sharing and knowledge exchange with respite care services for older adults: A qualitative exploration of carers’ experiences, Health and Social Care in the Community. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12440
FULFORD, H., MCSWIGGAN, L.C., KROLL, T. and MACGILLIVRAY, S. (2016). Exploring the use of information and communication technology by people with mood disorder: A systematic review and meta-synthesis, JMIR Mental Health, DOI: 10.2196/mental.5966
MCSWIGGAN, L.C. and CAMPBELL, M. (2016). Can podcasts for assessment guidance and feedback promote self-efficacy among undergraduate nursing students: A qualitative study, Nurse Education Today. Vol 49, pp. 115-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.11.021
O’CARROLL, V., MCSWIGGAN, L. and CAMPBELL, M. (2015). Health and social care professionals’ attitudes to interprofessional working and interprofessional education: A literature review. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 30(1):42-9. DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1051614
ORR, L.C., ELLIOTT, L. and BARBOUR, R.S. (2014). Promoting family-focused approaches within adult drug services: The potential of the ‘Senses Framework’. International Journal of Drug Policy, DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.04.011
ORR, L.C., et al., (2013) Involving families and carers in drug services: are families' part of the problem'? Families, Relationships and Societies, DOI: 10.1332/204674313X669900
ORR, L.C., BARBOUR, R.S. and ELLIOTT, L. (2012) Carer involvement with drug services: a qualitative study. Health Expectations, 6 Dec. DOI: 10.1111/hex.12033.
ELLIOTT, L., ORR, L.C., WATSON, L. AND JACKSON, A., (2005). Secondary prevention interventions for young drug users: a systematic review of the evidence. Adolescence, 40 (157), pp.1-22.
ELLIOTT, L., ORR, L., WATSON, L. AND JACKSON, A., (2005). How effective are secondary prevention interventions for young drug users? Family Therapy, 32 (1), pp.15-30.
ORR, L. C. ET AL. , (2003). Relationship between changes in quality of life and measures of lung function and bronchial hyper-responsiveness during high dose inhaled corticosteroid treatment in uncontrolled asthma. American Journal of Respiratory Medicine, 2 (5), pp.433-438.
WILSON, A. M. ET AL., (2003). Reproducibility of nasal function measurements with histamine and adenosine monophosphate nasal challenge testing in patients with allergic rhinitis. Allergology International, 52, pp.155-160.
WILSON A.M. ET AL, (2003). An evaluation of short-term corticosteroid response in perennial allergic rhinitis using histamine and adenosine monophosphate nasal challenge. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 4, pp.354-359.
CURRIE, G. P. ET AL., (2002). Airway and systemic effects of hydrofluoroalkane fluticasone and beclomethasone in patients with asthma. Thorax, 57 (10), pp.865-868.
FOWLER, S. J. ET AL., (2002). Therapeutic ratio of hydrofluoroalkane and chlorofluorocarbon formulations of fluticasone proprionate. Chest, 122 (2), pp.618-623.
WILSON, A. M. ET AL., (2002). A comparison of once daily fexofenadine versus the combination of montelukast plus loratidine on domiciliary nasal peak flow and symptoms in seasonal allergic rhinitis. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 32 (1), pp.126-132.
WILSON, A. M. ET AL., (2001). Effects of topical corticosteroid and combined mediator blockade on domiciliary and laboratory measurements of nasal function in seasonal allergic rhinitis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 87 (4), pp.344-349.
FOWLER, S. J. ET AL., (2001). Dose response for adrenal suppression with HFA formulations of fluticasone propionate and beclomethasone diprprionate. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 52 (1), pp.93-95.
WILSON, A.M. ET AL., (2001). Effects of monotherapy with intranasal corticosteroid or combined oral histamine and leukotriene receptor antagonists in seasonal allergic rhinitis. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 31 (1), pp.61-68.
WILSON, A. ET AL. , (2000). Anti-asthmatic effects of mediator blockade versus topical corticosteroids in seasonal allergic rhinitis and asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, pp.1297-1301.
MARTINDALE, L. and MCSWIGGAN, L.C. (2017). ‘ASK4Books’, Discovery Days: Revealing Research, University of Dundee (13 January).
MCSWIGGAN, L.C., MARSTON, J., CAMPBELL, M., KELLY, T. and KROLL, T. (2016). ‘Information sharing and knowledge exchange with respite care services for older adults’. RCN International Research Conference, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh (6-8 April).
MCSWIGGAN, L.C. and CAMPBELL, M. (2015). ‘Podcasting for assessment guidance and feedback: undergraduate students’ experiences’ Enhancing Nursing Through Research Conference, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (13-14th November).
ORR, L. (2015). ‘The lecture-based module: foolhardy, pragmatic or inspirational?’ Nurse Education Today Conference, Churchill College, Cambridge (6-8th September).
ORR, L.C., (2013). Oral Presentation: ‘Involving families and carers in drug services: achievable, necessary and worthwhile?’ NHS Lothian, Edinburgh.
ORR, L.C., (2010). Oral Presentation: ‘Carer involvement with drug services: making the possible more probable’. British Medical Sociological Society, York.
ORR, L., (2008). Oral Presentation: ‘To what extent is informal carer involvement with drug services possible? Society for the Study of Addictions Annual Conference, York.
ORR, L.C., (2006). Oral Presentation: ‘Mixing, matching or muddling through? Considerations in combining focus groups and individual interviews’. BSA Medical Sociology Group, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
ORR, L.C. et al., (2003). Oral Presentation: ‘The UN rights of the child and drug services for young people’. 1st International Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Adelaide.
ORR, L.C. et al., (2003). Oral Presentation: ‘Drug treatment services for young people – a systematic review of effectiveness’. 1st International Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Adelaide.
WILSON, A.M. et al., (2000). Poster Presentation: ‘Anti-asthmatic effects of mediator blockade versus topical corticosteroids in seasonal allergic rhinitis and asthma’. American Thoracic Society, Annual Conference, Toronto.