Samantha McEvedy

Head of Research

Core Team


My role

I’m the Head of Research for the Academy of Research & Improvement at Solent NHS Trust.

My responsibilities

I lead a talented team of researchers from a variety of clinical backgrounds. Our role is to promote, develop and achieve excellence in research. We work on a wide range of clinical research studies, with a focus on studies which benefit patients treated in community health settings.

My background

I have over 25 years’ experience as a market, social, academic and clinical researcher in the U.K. and Australia, including roles working between University and applied healthcare settings. I recently completed a PhD in the fields of marketing and public health. My main areas of interest to date relate to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, including obesity and smoking cessation, and mental health nursing research.

Why I love my job

I am passionate about research and love all aspects of the research process. I also value the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team involving clinicians and people like myself who are purely research focussed.

More about me

I recently returned to the UK after 15 years living in Melbourne. Most people who meet me seem to detect an Aussie twang and might be a bit confused by some of my more Australian colloquialisms. For example, I have two beaut kids and a bonza hubby and I can be a bit of a dag.

Published work

Carter, L., McEvedy, S., Kuhn, L., Scruth, E., MacIsaac, A., & Rahman, M. A. (2015). Systematic review and meta- analyses investigating whether risk stratification explains lower rates of coronary angiography among women with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(2), 112-124. doi: 10.1097/jcn.0000000000000300

Stanley, M., Worrall-Carter, L., Rahman, M. A., McEvedy, S., & Langham, R. (2015). Assessment of an established dialysis nurse practitioner model of care using mixed methods research. Contemporary Nurse, 51(2-3), 148-162. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1157029

Rahman, M. A., Edward, K. L., Montgomery, L., McEvedy, S., Wilson, A., & Worrall-Carter, L. (2016). Is there any gender difference for smoking persistence or relapse following diagnosis or hospitalization for coronary heart disease? Evidence from a systematic review and meta-Analysis. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18(6), 1399- 1407. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv222

Worrall-Carter, L., McEvedy, S., Rahman, M. A., & Wilson, A. (2016). Gender differences in presentation, coronary intervention and outcomes of 28,985 acute coronary syndrome patients. Women's Health Issues, 26(1), 14-20. doi: (Selected as editor’s choice)

Worrall-Carter, L., McEvedy, S., Wilson, A., & Rahman, M. A. (2016). Impact of comorbidities and gender on the use of coronary interventions in patients with high-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 87(4), E128-136. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26117

Worrall-Carter, L., Daws, K., Rahman, M. A., MacLean, S., Rowley, K., Andrews, S., MacIsaac, A., Lau, P. M., McEvedy, S., Willis, J., & Arabena, K. (2016). Exploring Aboriginal patients’ experiences of cardiac care at a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne. Australian Health Review, 40(6), 696-704. doi: 10.1071/ah15175

McKenna, B., McEvedy, S., Kelly, K., Long, R., Andersen, J., Dalzell, E., Maguire, T., Tacey, M., & Furness, T. (2017). Association of methamphetamine use and restrictive interventions in an acute adult inpatient mental health unit: A retrospective cohort study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26, 49-55. doi: 10.1111/inm.12283

McEvedy, S. M., Sullivan-Mort, G., McLean, S. A., Pascoe, M. C., & Paxton, S. J. (2017). Ineffectiveness of commercial weight loss programs for achieving modest but meaningful weight loss: Systematic review and meta- analysis. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105317705983

McEvedy, S., Maguire, T., Furness, T., & McKenna, B. (2017). Sensory modulation and trauma-informed-care knowledge transfer and translation in mental health services in Victoria: Evaluation of a statewide train-the- trainer intervention. Nurse Education in Practice, 25, 36-42. doi:

Pascoe, M. C., Thompson, D. R., Castle, D. J., McEvedy, S. M., & Ski, C. F. (2017). Psychosocial interventions for depression and anxiety in individuals with chronic kidney disease and their carers: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00992

McKenna, B., McEvedy, S. M., T., M., Ryan, J., & Furness, T. (2017). Prolonged use of seclusion and mechanical restraint in mental health services: A statewide retrospective cohort study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26(5), 491-499. doi: 10.1111/inm.12383

McEvedy, S. M., Cameron, J. D., Lugg, E., Miller, J., Haedtke, C., Hammesh, M., Biddle, M. J., Lee, K. S., Mariani, J., Ski, C. F., Thompson, D. R., Chung, M. L., & Moser, D. K. (2018). Implantable cardioverter defibrillator knowledge and end-of-life device deactivation discussions: A cross-sectional survey. Palliative Medicine. doi:10.1177/0269216317718438

McEvedy, S. M., Furness, T., & McKenna, B. (2018). Perceptions of a new drug detection dog programme in mental health inpatient units: Mixed methods research amongst consumers, staff and carers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27, 408–421. doi: 10.1111/inm.12335

Reynolds, N. A., Ski, C. F., McEvedy, S. M., Thompson, D. R., & Cameron, J. (2018). Construct validity of the Heart Failure Screening Tool (Heart-FaST) to identify heart failure patients at risk of poor self-care: Rasch analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(6), 1412-1422. doi: 10.1111/jan.13544

Hammash, M., Wimsatt, A., Moser, D. K., Cameron, J., Biddle, M. J., Ski, C. F., Miller, J., Wright, J., Schrader, M., Thompson, D., Chung, M., McEvedy, S. M., & Smith, R. V. (2018 (Accepted)). Perceived control and quality of life among recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Australian Critical Care.