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Mrs Samantha Brace-McDonnell

Job Title
Associate Professor (Teaching Focussed)
WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
024 761 51123
Research Interests

Pre-hospital Critical Care, Resuscitation, Cardiac arrest outcomes, Advanced Practice for AHP's


I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1995 and to date have worked in Acute Medicine, Coronary Care, Resusciation and Emergency Medicine. I currently hold a part-time position as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Medicine at Heart of England NHS Trust. I have been working at the University of Warwick since 2009 in the Clinical Trials Unit. I started with a project for the Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Clinical Liaison Group (EPCLAG) which focussed on triage models in mass casualty and rising tide incidents. I undertook a systematic review entitled 'Pandemic Influenza ? Is there a triage tool that has been validated for use in influenza to assist in the management of rising tide incidents?' which I also submitted as my MSc final project and I was awarded a distinction grade A for this project. The paper is currently being prepared for publication. I have also completed two other literature reviews, and statistical modelling and analysis of physiological variables used within triage tools. My role within this was to lead the work stream and pull together the data analysis from the statistician, and interpret this for the recommendations of the work. The culmination of the project was a report for the Department of Health detailing recommendations for further work into Major Incident Triage Tools to improve clinical practice. Since then I have successfully secured a CLRN Training Fellowship for two years to prepare me for PhD training. I have used this time to work on the HTA funded Pre-hospital Randomised Assessment of a Mechanical compression Device In Cardiac arrest (PARAMEDIC trial). I have been working alongside the trial co-ordinator and facilitating the training of clinical staff, both with organisation of the training and the day to day delivery of the training packages. This also involves training the paramedics on the trial protocol and the principles of Good Clinical Practice.I have been involved in data collection for the trial.

  • Perkins, Gavin D., Brace-McDonnell, Samantha J., 2016. Carl McQueen. BMJ, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
  • Brace, Samantha J., 2010. New standards. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, R C N Publishing Co
Title Funder Award start Award end
Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Clinical Trial and Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow NIHR Project Ref CDRF 2013 04 041 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Dec 2013 30 Nov 2017
Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Registry Resuscitation Council (UK) 01 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2015
Extension to RMRCT0028 - CLRN application for Research Staff Support: Research Mentorship Programme 2010-13 Samantha Brace: Cardiac arrest - quality of care West Midlands (South) CLRN 01 Mar 2013 01 Apr 2014
CLRN application for Research Staff Support:Research Mentorship Programme 2010-11Samantha Brace: Cardiac arrest - quality of care West Midlands (South) CLRN 01 Mar 2011 28 Feb 2013