Stephanie graduated in 2017 with a 1st class honours in Adult Nursing and continued to progress graduating with a MSc in Acute and Critical Care at QUB in 2019. Stephanie is currently a year 1 PhD student who is testing the feasibility of an online Compassionate Mindful Resilience Programme for undergraduate nursing and midwifery students.
Stephanie has a keen interest in undergraduate support and improving health and wellbeing through mindfulness.
Matthew Carson is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast. His current project focuses on exploring the prevalence and effect of cardiac cachexia in patients with advanced heart failure. Matthew's interests focus on chronic illnesses in aged populations.
Mary Jo Chesnel is a second year PhD candidate at Queen's University Belfast on a Department for the Economy full time grant, supervised Dr Jenny McNeill and Dr Maria Healy. Mary Jo’s 2-phase study focuses on exploring the factors underpinning provision of breastfeeding support services from the perspective of trained providers, and women’s experiences of breastfeeding support received, in Northern Ireland.
In 2015 Mary Jo was awarded a Patricia Napier scholarship to undertake MSc studies in Advanced Professional Practice (Maternal and Child Health) where her research interest in the impact of language and practice on women's breastfeeding experiences began. Mary Jo began working as a midwife in 2005 and was a post-registration midwifery teacher in the Clinical Education Centre (CEC) from 2016 to 2019.
Savannah Dodd is an anthropologist and photographer based in Belfast. Savannah received her M.A. in anthropology and sociology from the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies in Geneva (2015) and her B.A. in anthropology and world religions at Washington University in St. Louis (2012). She founded the Photography Ethics Centre in 2017 with the aim of raising awareness about the ethics of taking and sharing photographs and other visual media. Her work involves developing educational content on photography ethics for both online and offline delivery.
Savannah lectures and facilitates workshops for international audiences from a variety of sectors including academia, media and communications, and international development. Prior to founding the Centre, she worked in the development sector for NGOs and IGOs in Switzerland, Uganda, and Thailand. Alongside her work with the Photography Ethics Centre, Savannah undertakes independent photography and research projects. She is currently working on a photobook about the lived experience of dementia, with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division of Northern Ireland. She also pursuing her PhD in anthropology at Queen's University Belfast where she is examining the ethics of archiving photographs of civil conflict in post-conflict societies.
Isaac Gibson is an award-winning Northern Irish DJ, producer, and sound designer. He has over ten years of experience in the music industry and is currently studying a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Arts, English, and Languages at Queen's University Belfast, with a focus on Music Technology, Socially Engaged Sonic Arts and Sound Design.
In recent years Isaac has worked on the scores and sound design of many short films and theatrical productions that have been showcased at the Lyric Theatre, the MAC and at various other institutions within Ireland.
"I am a 2nd year PhD researcher at Queen's University Belfast, with an interest in Nutrition and improving the heart health of families through an eHealth programme, called Health-e-Hearts"
"I completed my BSc in Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in 2010 and graduated from my Diploma in Applied Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast 2017. In between studying, I worked as an assistant psychologist in the NHSCT child ASD intervention service and supported children with acquired brain injury at Brain Injury Matters NI. My PhD project aims to describe the prevalence and nature of sleep disturbances in children aged 3-18 years resident in NI and explore parent perceptions of sleep disturbances within the family."
Dr Tracey McConnell is a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, QUB. Tracey’s methodological expertise includes mixed method realist reviews/evaluation to help identify what works, for whom, and in what circumstances when evaluating complex healthcare interventions.
Tracey also has methodological expertise in Randomised Controlled Trials. Her research interests broadly include improving access to palliative and end of life care for all chronic illnesses (both malignant/non-malignant conditions) and evaluating palliative and end of life care interventions to enhance patient and informal caregiver’s psychological wellbeing and quality of life.