Naomi Hickey
Naomi Hickey
UKCRF network education group chair (CRF Glasgow)
Glasgow Clinical Research Facility

Naomi joined Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (GCRF) as an Education and Training Officer in 2012 . This was a developing role for the GCRF, so she built and tailored it to support the needs of the growing team. She now supports about 100 staff and ensures that those new to research nursing are well trained through the transition from ward to research nurse. She also manages the student nurse placement programme in GCRF and has developed it to maximise the research experience for tomorrows workforce. This programme won the 2021 SNTA 'Hospital Placement of the year' as it demonstrates the potential of a unique practice learning opportunity for nursing students.