Senior Nurse in Practice Development


Debbie Baldie is a Senior Nurse in Practice Development in NHS Tayside, Scotland with organisational responsibility for building capacity for practice development , person-centred culture transformation and nursing and midwifery research. She is also a post- doctoral researcher with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Since graduating from Abertay she has worked in NHS Tayside in various clinical and developmental roles.

  • Overview

Debbie's research is mainly qualitative and focused on person-centred care, practice development and how peoples’ experiences of care can be used to inform and improve service provision. She is also interested in measuring and gathering patient experience in inclusive ways and much of  her research to date has been focused on understanding patients’ experiences of care and evaluating how this is responded to and acted upon by clinical teams. Debbie is experienced in the use of in-depth interviewing, survey development; ethnographic methods; realist synthesis, systematic reviews, realist evaluation, and practice development work in a variety of settings.

Debbie is a member of the Queen Margaret University Centre for Person-Centred Practice Research; the International Practice Development Collaborative and the International Practice Development Collaborative. She is also a member of the Scottish Person-Centred Interventions Collaboration and co-leads the End of Life Care Research Group within Tayside Managed Clinical Network for end of life care.