Dr. Janice Rattray



School of Nursing & Midwifery
11 Airlie Place, Dundee,

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+(44) 01382 388534

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My research interests are in acute and critical care nursing. The main focus of my research is patient outcome and rehabilitation after intensive care. Outcomes include both physical (Health Related Quality of Life) and emotional (Anxiety, Depression and Post-traumatic Stress), and also includes the influence of patients’ reported experience on subsequent emotional outcome. Other research interests include evaluating the Leading Better Care Role Framework, Patient Safety and Patients experiences of care.

Current funding

Establishing Heads of Nursing job activity in an acute setting. Herber O, Jones M, Rattray J, NHS Tayside £20,000. 2012-2013.

A stepped-wedge, evaluation of two nursing team initiatives to improve patient care for acute, in-patient adults in NHS Tayside. Jones M, Rattray J, Maguire R, Entwistle V, Donnan P, Baldie D. Scottish Government. £304,109. 2012-2014.

Engaging Patients in Understanding and Improving the Critical Illness Journey (EPIC). Ramsay P, Walsh T, Rattray J, Smith P, Kean S. Edinburgh and Lothian’s Health Foundation & Scottish Intensive Care Society. £60,000. 2012-2013.

Development and Evaluation of a Rehabilitation Complex Intervention for Patients Following Intensive Care Discharge (RECOVER Study). Walsh T, Huby G, Ramsay P, Hull A, Rattray J, Salisbury L, Forbes J, Merriweather J, Lewis S, Mackenzie S. Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government. 2010-2012.

Recovery following critical illness: a Longitudinal Qualitative exploration of perceived healthcare and support needs among survivors: developing timely internvetions following hospital discharge. Ramsay P, Huby G, Rattray J, Salisbury L, Walsh T, Kean S. NHS Lothian 2010-2012.

Extending the assesment of patient centredness in NHS Tayside. Jones M, Williams B, Rattray J, McGillvery S, McKenna E, Abubakari R. NHS Tayside 2010-2011.



RAMSAY P, SALISBURY LG, MERRIWEATHER J, HUBY G, RATTRAY J, HULL A, BRETT S, MCKENZIE S, MURRAY GD, WALSH TS. 2014 A rehabilitation intervention to promote physical recovery following intensive care: a detailed description of construct development, rationale and content together with proposed taxonomy to capture processes in a randomised controlled trial. Trials (in press).

PATERSON C, JONES M, RATTRAY J, LAUDER W. 2014 Identifying the self-management behaviours performed by prostate cancer survivors: a systematic review of the evidence. Journal of Research in Nursing (in press).

RATTRAY J 2014, Life after Critical Illness: a review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing 23 (5-6) 623-633.


AITKEN L, RATTRAY J, HULL A, KENARDY J, LE BROCQUE R, ULLMAN A. 2013.  The use of diaries in psychological recovery from intensive care. Critical Care 17:253: http://ccforum.com/content/17/6/253

PATERSON C, JONES M, RATTRAY J, LAUDER W. 2013 Exploring the relationship between coping, social support and health-related quality of life for prostate cancer survivors: A review of the literature. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 17: 750-759

ULLMAN A, AITKEN L, RATTRAY J, KENARDY J, LEBROQUE R, MACGILLVRAY S., HULL A. 2013, Commentary: Diaries for recovery from Critical Illness (Protocol). The Cochrane Library Issue 4

BRADBURY-JONES C, RATTRAY J, JONES M, MACGILLIVRAY S. (2013), Promoting the health, safety and welfare of adults with learning disabilities in acute care settings: a structured literature review Journal of Clinical Nursing doi:10.1111/jocn.12109.

JONES, M., WILLIAMS, B., BALDIE, D. & RATTRAY, J. (2013) Measuring patient-centredness in healthcare: Development of the Valuing Patients as Individuals Scale (VPAIS). Psychology and Health. 28, S1, p. 110-110,

NYSTROM N, SUNDELIN G, ENGSTROM A, RATTRAY J. (2013) People’s experiences of being mechanically ventilated in an ICU: a qualitative study. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing 29(2) 88-95

HULL AM., RATTRAY J. (2013). Competing interests declared: early interventions and long-term psychological outcomes.Critical Care 17:111 (31st January 2013).



RAMSAY P, HUBY G, RATTRAY J, SALISBURY L, WALSH T, KEAN S. (2012) A longitudinal qualitative exploration of healthcare and informal support needs among survivors of critical illness: the RELINQUISH protocol BMJ Open doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001507.

WALSH T, SALISBURY L, BOYD J, RAMSAY P, MERRIWEATHER J, HUBY G, FORBES J, RATTRAY J, GRIFFITH D, MACKENZIE S, HULL A, LEWIS S, MURRAY G. (2012) A randomised controlled trial evaluating a rehabilitation complex intervention for patients following intensive care discharge: the RECOVER study. BMJ Open 2012:2:e001475. Doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001475

RATTRAY J, & MCKENNA E (2012) Person-centred care in intensive care: a myth or reality? Nursing in Critical Care 17(5) 225-226



RATTRAY, J. E., LAUDER, W., LUDWICK, R., JOHNSTONE, C., ZELLER, R., WINCHELL, J., MYERS, E. & SMITH, A. (2011) Indicators of acute deterioration in adult patients nursed in acute wards: a factorial survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 20, 5-6, p. 723-732, 10 p


RATTRAY J, CROCKER C, JONES M, CONNAGHAN J (2010). Patients' perceptions of and emotional outcome after intensive care: a multi-centre study. Nursing in Critical Care 15(2) 86-93.

RATTRAY J. (2010). Developing research collaborations in critical care: a Scottish Experience (Editorial) Nursing in Critical Care 15(2) 45-46.

RATTRAY, J. (2010) Life after critical illness: 'Known knowns' and 'Known unknowns' Australian Critical Care. 23, 4, p. 174-175, 2 p.

RATTRAY, J., CROCKER, C., JONES, M. & CONNAGHAN, J. (2010) Patients' perceptions of and emotional outcome after intensive care: results from a multicentre study. Nursing in Critical Care. 15, 2, p. 86-93, 8 p.


CUTHBERTSON B, RATTRAY J, CAMPBELL MK, GAGER M, ROUGHTON, S SMITH A, HULL A, BREEMAN S, NORRIE J, JENKINSON D, HERNANDEZ R, JOHNSTON M, WILSON E, WALDMANN C. (2009) A Randomised Controlled Trial evaluating the effectiveness of a nurse-led intensive care follow-up review service BMJ doi:10.1136/bmj.63723 (Published on-line 16th October).

SMITH M, RATTRAY J., (2009). Clinical Academic Careers: implications for critical care nursing. Nursing in Critical Care, 14 (1), pp.2-3.

RATTRAY, J. (2009) Reviewing Research Evidence for Nursing Practice: systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 18, 7, p. 1081-1081, 1 p.

SMITH, M. C. & RATTRAY, J. (2009) 2020-Clinical Academic Careers: implications for critical care nursing. Nursing in Critical Care. 14, 1, p. 2-3, 2 p.

CUTHBERTSON, B. H., RATTRAY, J., CAMPBELL, M. K., GAGER, M., ROUGHTON, S., SMITH, A., HULL, A., BREEMAN, S., NORRIE, J., JENKINSON, D., HERNANDEZ, R., JOHNSTON, M., WILSON, E., WALDMANN, C. & PRaCTICaL Study Grp (2009) The PRaCTICal study of nurse led, intensive care follow-up programmes for improving long term outcomes from critical illness: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 339, p. -, 8 p., b3723


RATTRAY, J., (2008). Health-related and Individual Quality of Life after Intensive Care: a literature review. Care of the Critically Ill, 24(1), pp.24-29.

RATTRAY, J. (2008) Acute and critical care clinical nurse specialists: synergy for best practices. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 17, 14, p. 1959-1959, 1 p.

RATTRAY JE, HULL A., (2008). Emotional Outcome after Intensive Care: a review of the literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64(1), pp.2-13.

PAUL F., RATTRAY JE, (2008). Relatives of intensive care patients - a review of the literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62(3), pp.276-292.

PAUL, F. & RATTRAY, J. (2008) Short- and long-term impact of critical illness on relatives: literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 62, 3, p. 276-292, 17 p.


RATTRAY J.E. JONES M.C., (2007). Essential Elements of Questionnaire Design and Development. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16 (6), pp.234-243.

MCCAREY M., BARR T., RATTRAY J.E., (2007). Predictors of academic performance in a cohort of nursing students. Nurse Education Today, doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2006.05.017.

RATTRAY JE, CROCKER C, (2007). The Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic: Current provision and future direction. Nursing in Critical Care, 12 (1), pp.1-3.

CUTHBERTSON B., RATTRAY JE., JOHNSTON M., WILDSMITH JAW., WILSON E., HERNANDEZ R., RAMSEY C., HULL AM., NORRIE J., CAMPBELL M., (2007). A Pragmatic Randomised, Controlled Trial of Intensive Care Post-Discharge Review Clinics in Improving Longer-term Outcomes from Intensive Care. BMC Health Services Research, 7:116.

RATTRAY JE., TAYLOR J., (2007). Models of developing young nurse researchers: a discussion. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(6), pp.997-999.

JOHNSTONE C., RATTRAY JE., MYERS E., (2007). Physiological risk factors, early warning scoring systems and organizational changes. Nursing in Critical Care, 12 (5), pp.219-224.

MCCAREY, M., BARR, T. & RATTRAY, J. (2007) Predictors of academic performance in a cohort of pre-registration nursing students. Nurse Education Today. 27, 4, p. 357-364, 8 p.

RATTRAY, J. & JONES, M. C. 2007 Essential elements of questionnaire design and development. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 16, 2, p. 234-243, 10 p.

RATTRAY, J. & CROCKER, C. (2007) The intensive care follow-up clinic: current provision and future direction? Nursing in Critical Care. 12, 1, p. 1-3, 3 p.


RATTRAY JE., PAUL F., TULLY V., (2006). Partnership working between a Higher Education Institution and NHS Trusts: developing an acute and critical care module. Nursing in Critical Care. 11(3) 111-117.


RATTRAY J, JOHNSTON M, WILDSMITH JAW. (2005) Predictors of emotional Outcome of Intensive Care. Anaestheisa 60(11) 1085-1092.


RATTRAY J, JOHNSTON M, WILDSMITH JAW. (2004) The Intensive Care Experience: Development of the Intensive Care Experience (ICE) Questionnaire. Journal of Advanced Nursing 47(1) 64-73.