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Dr KATH MACDONALD SENIOR LECTURER, NURSING I’m Dr Kath MacDonald. I’m a Senior Lecturer and a registered Nurse. I worked for many years in the Health Service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with young people with a long term condition and it is this work that has inspired my research. I completed my Professional Doctorate last year exploring the theme of partnership between young “expert” patients and health care providers. As a mature student I value education and have extended my research interests into this area. I am passionate about the student experience. My own experiences as a mature learner at Queen Margaret University through the Masters and Doctorate programmes have been positive ones and I want to ensure this continues in both our undergraduate and post graduate programmes. My inspiration was predominantly the client group with whom I worked and a motivation to enhance service delivery. I was hugely supported by Dr Shona Cameron my Director of Studies and my academic colleagues. ‘My inspiration was predominantly the client group with whom I worked and a motivation to enhance service delivery.’ O E R A T I N G L B WOMEN RESEARCHERS INSPIRING RESEARCH CAREER JOURNEYS