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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care

Education and Practice


My research focuses on palliative care for people with non-malignant disease across various jurisdictions. My current work also explores the role of mindfulness meditation as a wellbeing intervention for both clinical and non-clinical populations. I also conduct educational research that explores the role of innovative digital technology in delivering effective nursing and medical education.

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Dr McVeigh is open to MSc/PhD applicants interested in:

  • Palliative care
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • The use of digital technology with clinical populations
  • Digital educational interventions to deliver medical and nursing education
  • Non-malignant life limiting diseases

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School of Nursing and Midwifery


Dr McVeigh is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 






  • 2019 Became Associate Fellow with CESI
  • 2018 Awarded Seed Collaboration Funding from the FMHLS to attend Mc Gill University, Montreal.
  • 2018 Awarded the Martha Mc Menamin Memorial Scholarship.
  • 2016 Shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Royal College of Nursing Nurse of the Year Awards, Learning in Practice Award.
  • 2015 Winner of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Researcher of the Year Award 2015.
  • 2014 Runner up Nurse Researcher of the Year at the RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2014.
  • 2013 Awarded Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship.
  • 2012 Awarded Marcie Mackie Travel Scholarship.



Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation


Research students

MSc Title: Palliative care in the oncology setting

Name: Kawthar Al Jabri (MSc student)
Years of Study: 2019 - 2020
Country: Saudi Arabia


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