Clinical Researcher – Rheumatology
Maggie has a background of 30 years in market research in the medical-pharmaceutical field and joined the Rheumatology Department as a researcher at St Peter’s Hospital in 2005.
She has published 4 publications and several posters published for the BSR (British Society for Rheumatology) Conference; OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology) Conference and EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism)
- Improving patient safety: Reducing medication errors through use of acceptable, accessible medicines packaging, Hughes R.A., Carr A.J., Carr M., Walsh M. Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2008, vol./is. 280/7484(22-25)
- Managing polypharmacy in rheumatoid arthritis: Understanding how patients take their medicines, Hughes R., Carr A., Walsh M., Carr M. Rheumatology, April 2009, vol./is. 48/(i107)
- Patients’ experience of polypharmacy in rheumatoid arthritis, S.Chander, R.Hughes, A.Carr, M.Walsh EULAR 11 -4463 2011
- What do patients with polmyalgia rheumatica mean when they describe stiffness? A qualitative study, Hughes R.A., Mackie S., Kirwan J.R., Pease C.T., Walsh M., Morris M. Arthritis and Rheumatism, October 2012, vol./is. 64/(S817)
As well as research, Maggie has been involved in service audits and patient surveys. She has facilitated the setting up of a local PMRGCAuk patient support group and assists the rheumatology Specialist Nurses with research projects and a variety of other activities.
In her spare time Maggie teaches yoga.