Senior Research Nurse



Research Interests:

Infectious Diseases
Respiratory Medicine


After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences and a Diploma in Adult Nursing, Susie started her career working as a staff nurse in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In 2012 she joined the Respiratory Research team as a Senior Research Nurse, responsible for the day to day running of commercial and academic studies. In 2015 she undertook a deployment to West Africa, working with a team from Oxford University on a clinical trial treatment for Ebola Virus Disease. After a temporary redeployment to the Infectious Diseases research team in 2019 to support the Covid-19 studies, Susie joined the team permanently in 2020. 

Key Publications:


Single-dose administration and the influence of the timing of the booster dose on immunogenicity and efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine: a pooled analysis of four randomised trials. Voysey M,Costa Clemens, Madhi SA, Weckx LY,…Oxford COVID Vaccine Trial GroupLancet. 2021 Mar 6;397(10277):881-891 

Efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) Vaccine Against SARS_CoV-2 VOC 202012/01 (B.1.1.7) Katherine Emary, Golubchik Y,  Aley P, Ariani C, …, Rebecca K Sutherland, …, Alexander D Douglas*, Adrian V S Hill*, Teresa Lambe*, Sarah C Gilbert*, Andrew J Pollard*, on behalf of the Oxford COVID Vaccine Trial Group† Lancet Mar 2021 


Experimental Treatment of Ebola Virus Disease with TKM-130803: A Single Arm Phase 2 Clinical Trial  Dunning  J, Sahr F….RAPIDE-TKM trial team PLoS Med 2016;13:e1001997 


18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18-FDG) PET pulmonary imaging: comparative methodology in COPD patients Choudhury G, Fletcher A, Connell M, Clark T, Ferguson S, Rabinovich R, Weir N, Whitcher B, Kilty I, Vennart W, Van Beek E, MacNee W:18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18-FDG) PET pulmonary imaging: comparative methodology in COPD patients. European Respiratory Journal. 2014 

All Publications:


HELP-COPD: A qualitative study of need in people with COPD  Pinnock H, Kendall M, Buckingham S, Ferguson S, Sheikh A, Macnee W, White P, Worth A, Boyd K, Murray S:European Respiratory Journal. 2014 Sep:44(supp;58)  



HELPing people with very severe COPD: Feasibility study of a novel holistic intervention. Buckingham S, Kendall M, Ferguson S, Sheikh A, Murray S, Macnee W, White P, Worth A, Boyd K, Pinnock H  European Respiratory Journal. 2013