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  • Promoting normality in pregnancy
  • Enhancing women’s experience across the trajectory of pregnancy
  • Public health
  • Sexual health
  • Enhancing the student experience
  • Assessment
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Simulation in education and inter-professional education
Ms Gail Anderson
  • Palliative care
  • Chronic illness
  • Elder care
Professor Kevin Brazil
  • Healthcare transitions
  • Health and nursing liaison models
  • Social prescribing
  • Mental health legislation and human rights
  • Diabetes and adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Trauma and adults with intellectual disabilities
Professor Michael Brown
  • Learning disabilities
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Old age and dementia.
Dr Kumaresan Cithambaram
  • Care of the older person
  • Primary health care topics
Dr Deborah Coleman
  • Chronic disease self-management
  • Preventative cardiology
  • Palliative care in chronic illness
Professor Donna Fitzsimons
  • Improving evidence on what works for promotion, prevention and service provision to support good mental health and wellbeing. 
Dr Karen Galway
  • Maternal mental health
  • Intervention design and evaluation, especially in relation to improving services for families when parents have mental illness and/or substance use problems.
Dr Anne Grant
  • Promoting physiological birth and positive birth experiences
  • Implementation of guidelines for the provision of midwife-led care
  • Understanding women and health care providers experience of care
Dr Maria Healy
  • Management of patients with Chronic Heart Failure
  • Supportive and palliative care, with particular interest in heart failure
  • Decision-making regarding deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Dr Loreena Hill
  • Sexual health
  • HIV care
  • Developing interventions
Dr Carmel Kelly
  • Interventions and evaluations to improve the transition from children’s to adult services
  • Educational interventions for teaching symptom management in undergraduate nursing programmes
Dr Helen Kerr
  • Gender and Health

  • Men, Sexual Health, Reproduction and Parenting

  • Intervention design and evaluation

Professor Maria Lohan
  • Management of acute deterioration
  • Critical care education
  • Family and patient involvement in escalation of care
  • Development of online educational resources
  • Feasibility testing of protocols/ interventions to improve sleep, dysphasia and delirium in ICU
Dr Jennifer McGaughey
  • 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
Dr Clare Mc Veigh
  • The care of older people
  • Dementia care
  • Palliative care
  • Restrictive practice/restraint
Dr Gary Mitchell
  • Improving systems of patient care with end-stage kidney disease
  • The development of supportive and palliative care services
  • The use of advance care planning
  • The identification of cachexia as patients deteriorate
  • Interventions to improve quality of life including reflexology and arts based interventions.
Dr Helen Noble
  • Palliative care
  • Chronic illness
Dr Peter O’Halloran
  • Supportive and palliative care, with a particular interest in exercise
  • Exercise training in ovarian cancer
  • Pre-habilitation in lung cancer
  • Exercise to enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy
Dr Gillian Prue
  • Cachexia in chronic illness
  • Health services.
Professor Joanne Reid
  • Bioscience education for healthcare professions
  • Cancer-related projects particularly those with a treatment/pharmacology or epidemiological focus
Dr Katherine Rogers
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Development of supportive and psychological supports for patients and carers
  • Understanding the health and social care needs of minority groups
Dr Olinda Santin
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Behavioural change
  • Psychosocial intervention
  • Psychometric evaluation.
Dr Chantal Ski
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial intervention
  • Health outcome measurement
Professor David R Thompson
  • All aspects of neonatal and children's health
Dr Breidge Boyle
  • Older person’s nursing and dementia care, including support of carers and staff education. Qualitative approaches welcome. 


Professor Christine Brown-Wilson
  • Women’s experiences across the childbirth trajectory
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Health promotion
  • Simulation in education
  • Inter-professional education
  • Enquiry based learning
Mrs Clare Hughes
  • Paediatric neurodisability
  • Rehabilitation.
Dr Claire Kerr
  • Neurodisability and the criminal justice system
  • Educational outcomes
  • Concussion/Mild traumatic brain injury
Dr Mark Linden
  • Exploring the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve outcomes in health and wellbeing for parents, children, families and communities.


Dr Fiona Lynn
  • Health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities
  • Intellectual disability nursing
  • Fathers’ and families' experiences of children with intellectual disabilities
Dr Lynne Marsh
Dr Karen McConnell
  • Educational research
  • Clinical supervision
  • Curriculum development
  • Nursing leadership
  • Ophthalmic and perioperative practice
Dr Karen McCutcheon
  • Maternal and child health and midwifery specifically in relation to practice, education or improving clinical outcomes
Dr Jennifer McNeill
  • Children, young people and their families' experiences of living with disability
  • Complex and palliative care needs
  • Public Patient Participation
Dr Patricia McNeilly
  • Coping with side-effects of cancer treatment (focus on radiotherapy)
  • Psycho-social aspects of living with cancer
Dr Oonagh McSorley
  • Dementia Care
  • International students' experience of University study in the UK
Ms Catherine Monaghan
  • Charting, monitoring, and understanding the development of learning and behaviour of term and pre-term infants
  • Interventions to improve term and pre-term infants’ learning and social learning skills
  • Developmental outcomes of Cerebral Palsy children
Dr Oliver Perra
  • Public Health aspects of maternal and child health
Dr Esther Reid
  • Child and adolescent development across the life course
  • Maternal mental health
  • Maternal and child health
Professor Mark Tomlinson
  • Chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Developing qualitative methodology
Dr Iseult Wilson
  • The needs of carers of individuals living with a chronic illness

  • The development of peer led interventions using the Experience Based Co Design

Dr Gillian Carter
  • Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering of bone
  • Orthopaedic research
  • In vitro and in vivo testing of biomaterials for bone repair
Dr Susan Clarke