Dorothy May McCaughan

Dorothy May McCaughan


Former affiliations

Personal profile

Research interests

  • Patient experiences
  • Qualitative research
  • Evidence-based practice

Research Group: Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group


Dorothy works within the Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group(ECSG) where she uses qualitative methods to explore factors associated with the experiences of patients diagnosed with haematological malignancies (leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma).

Dorothy completed an undergraduate degree in English at Queen’s University in Belfast before moving to York and training as a registered nurse. She then worked in Kenya as a VSO for three years, followed by several more years working in Africa. Dorothy has worked on a wide range of research projects within the Department of Health Sciences, including studies on nurses’ use of research information in clinical decision making; new roles and skill mix in nursing; patient involvement in patient safety; barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in pregnancy; orthotic devices for knee instability.


  • BA English
  • RN
  • MSc  

Departmental roles

  • Member, Departmental Research Governance Committee

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