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RESEARCH THEME

Chronic Illness and Palliative Care

 

RESEARCH FOCUS

My area of interest is developing and evaluating interventions to support people with chronic illness, and there are two main strands.

  1. Chronic musculoskeletal conditions: a) musculoskeletal consequences of surgery for cancer, and their management; and b) playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in musicians.

  2. Qualitative research methodology: specifically, interviews and focus groups, and in how research is taught to undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Current projects:

  • Walking for Health (WORtH) funded by Cross-border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN)

  • Inhaled Compliance Assessment (INCA) .

  • SafeTrad (Irish traditional musicians)

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

 

Dr Wilson is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Chronic musculoskeletal conditions

  • Developing qualitative methodology

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PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

My most recent publications are:

  • Blackburn NE, Mc Veigh JG, Mc Caughan EM, Kennedy RD, McIntosh SA, Wilson IM (2018) The musculoskeletal consequences of latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction in women following mastectomy for breast cancer. PLoS ONE 13(8):e0202859. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202859
  • Russell D, Álvarez Gallardo IC, Wilson IM, Hughes CM, Davison GW, Sañudo B, McVeigh JG. 2018 ‘Exercise to me is a scary word’: Perceptions of fatigue, sleep dysfunction and exercise in people with fibromyalgia syndrome: a focus group study Accepted: Rheumatology International 28:3 507-515 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-018-3932-5
  • Porter M, Wilson IM, Doherty L, Magee JDM, 2018 The extent of playing-related musculoskeletal problems (PRMDs) in the Irish traditional music community. A survey Medical Problems of Performing Artists 33:(1):47-55 (Mar) https://doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2018.1008
  • Flood T, Wilson I, Cathcart J 2018 Service User Involvement in Radiotherapy and Oncology education; the Patient Perspective Radiography 24(3):185-191 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.01.003

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Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative

 

Research students

PhD Title: Managing expectations and reducing morbidity after surgery for breast cancer.


Name: Mariya Sotirova
Years of Study: 2017 - 
Country: United Kingdom

PhD Title: What can be done to help prevent and reduce injuries in school-aged rugby players?


Name: David Anderson
Years of Study: 2017 - 
Country: United Kingdom

PhD Title: Enhancement of the student experience during practice placement using technology-assisted social constructivism


Name: Andrea Jones  
Years of Study: 2016 - 
Country: United Kingdom

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Daniel Topley


PhD Title: Re-referral patterns in musculoskeletal physiotherapy out-patients

Years of Study: 2015-2019

Country: United Kingdom

 

Dr Nicole Blackburn


PhD Title: The musculoskeletal consequences of breast reconstruction using the Latissimus Dorsi muscle.

Years of Study: 2013 - 2017

Country: United Kingdom

Dr Mark Porter


PhD Title: Designing the wicked problem of PRMDs out of Irish Traditional Music

Years of Study: 2012 - 2017

Country: United Kingdom

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