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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care

Research Opportunities

Supervisors

  • 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

  • Health and wellbeing of older population in long term care settings 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

  • Promotion, prevention and service provision to support good mental health and wellbeing

Dr Karen Galway

  • Palliative care in heart failure
  • Patient & family involvement in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator decisions
  • Self care in heart failure management 

Dr Loreena Hill

  • 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

  • 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 McVeigh

  • 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 and 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 Thompson

  • Chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Developing qualitative methodology

Dr Iseult Wilson

Maternal and Child Health

Research Opportunities

Supervisors

  • Gender and Health
  • Men, Sexual Health, Reproduction and Parenting
  • Intervention design and evaluation

Professor Maria Lohan (Theme Co-ordinator)

  • 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

  • All aspects of neonatal and children's health

Dr Breidge Boyle

  • 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

  • Women’s experiences across the childbirth trajectory
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Health promotion
  • Simulation in education
  • Inter-professional education
  • Enquiry based learning

Mrs Clare Hughes

  • Sexual health
  • HIV care
  • Developing interventions

Dr Carmel Kelly

  • Paediatric neurodisability and 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

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

  • Prevalence and characteristics of cerebral palsy over time
  • Efficacy of therapeutic interventions for the cerebral palsy population
  • Patient and public involvement in research.

Dr Karen McConnell

  • 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

  • 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

Education and Practice

Research Opportunities

Supervisors

  • Older person’s nursing and dementia care, including support of carers and staff education. Qualitative approaches welcome

Professor Christine Brown-Wilson (Theme Co-Ordinator)

  • 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

  • Care of the older person
  • Primary health care topics

Dr Deborah Coleman

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities
  • Intellectual disability nursing
  • Fathers’ and families' experiences of children with intellectual disabilities

Dr Lynne Marsh

  • Educational research
  • Clinical supervision
  • Curriculum development
  • Nursing leadership
  • Ophthalmic and perioperative practice

Dr Karen McCutcheon

  • 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

  • Children, young people and their families' experiences of living with disability
  • Complex and palliative care needs
  • Public Patient Participation

Dr Patricia McNeilly

  • 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 McVeigh

  • The care of older people
  • Dementia care
  • Palliative care
  • Restrictive practice/restraint

Dr Gary Mitchell

  • Dementia Care
  • International students' experience of University study in the UK

 

Ms Catherine Monaghan

  • Bioscience education for healthcare professions
  • Cancer-related projects particularly those with a treatment/pharmacology or epidemiological focus

 

Dr Katherine Rogers

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