Edward is an Associate Professor in Applied Health Research. His current research investigates unscheduled and emergency care, with a specific focus in pre-hospital emergency care. Edward is responsible for securing grant funding, managing a group of contract researchers, line managing junior staff, supervising doctoral research students, and disseminating high quality research to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare. Methodologically Edward is particularly interested in realist methods, consensus methods, and intervention development.
In 2006 Edward was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit. This followed his award of the first Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Training scheme's post-doctoral research fellowship (2004-2006), which he undertook at The University of Stirling. Edward’s clinical background is in occupational therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, which he practiced in a range of mental health settings (1995-2004). He received his PhD (2004) whilst still working in clinical practice. Edward is a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland.