Professor Candy McCabe

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  • Qualifications:MSc PhD RGN
  • Position:Professor of Clinical Research and Practice
  • Department:HAS - Nursing and Midwifery
  • Telephone:+4411732 88911
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About me

Candy McCabe is Professor of Clinical Research and Practice  at UWE, Bristol and Head of Education and Research at Dorothy House Hospice , Winsley. She is the South West Hub lead for the NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leaders programme and Director of the Bristol & Bath Chronic Pain  Health Integration Team. She is a previous Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor in Nursing (January 2015 to June 2021).

Candy trained as a nurse at St. Thomas' Hospital, London and after working in a variety of specialties including ward based and research work she moved to the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), Bath in the mid- 90's, which is now part of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. During the 20+ years she spent at the RNHRD she established with colleagues the national centres for multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for those with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and for those suffering with Complex Cancer late effects. Candy joined Dorothy House Hospice  in October 2019 as Head of Research and became Head of Education and Research in May 2021. 

Candy is a member of a number of national and international committees in the specialties of rheumatology and pain, co-founder and Chair of the CRPS UK Clinical Research Network, and Chair of the Scientific committee for the International Research Consortium for CRPS. She was the nursing representative on the NICE Guidelines committee for chronic primary pain and immediate past-Chair of the IASP Special Interest Group for CRPS. She is a past President of the British Health Professionals in Rheumatology and a past-member of the British Pain Society Scientific Committee. She is an NIHR Mentor and a strong advocate for clinical academic careers.


Area of expertise

Candy‚Äôs research and clinical interests directly relate to increasing our understanding of the mechanisms and potential therapies for those with chronic unexplained pain, such as CRPS, and for those with complex pain related to life limiting conditions.  Her work has a particular focus on the relationships between chronic pain and the sensorimotor system. More recently her research has broadend to include palliative and end of life care, and the management of pain at this stage in life.  


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