Dr Clare McKeaveney
Current Research Project
Holistic experience of living with a kidney transplant; Psychological distress in dialysis patients during the COVID-19 pandemic; Experiences of Renal Healthcare Practitioners during the COVID-19 Pandemic: a multi-methods approach; Place of death projections by 2040 in Northern Ireland.
Details of any grant/funding connected with the research
British Renal Society/Kidney Care UK: Holistic experiences of living with a kidney transplant (2019); PHA HSC R&D COVID-19 fund: Psychological distress in dialysis patients during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020); Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund: Psychological distress and burnout in renal HCP during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020); Marie Curie: Place of death’ projections in Northern Ireland (2019)
Summary of the research
My work primarily focuses on chronic illness and palliative care in renal disease. I am an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher, investigating topics such as cachexia, quality of life, conservative management, transplantation, and more recently the global impact of COVID-19 on the renal healthcare community.
What is your ideal Research outcome?
Positive impact on the long term psychosocial outcomes for individuals with chronic kidney disease.
Principal Investigators: Professor Joanne Reid and Dr Helen Noble
Why did you choose your current post and why at Queen’s?
Inspiring research environment.
How have you been supported at Queen’s?
School and Faculty level opportunities to share research and network at regular seminars and conferences. An extensive range of training opportunities to develop as an academic or for industry entry. .
In what ways have you developed at Queen’s?
Wide range of opportunities to design and deliver seminars and lectures, attend international conferences, as well as lead on grants and publications.
Can you describe the postdoctoral community in the School and at Queen’s?
At a School level, both informal and formal support is available on career development from experienced and supportive staff. At a faculty level, the postdoctoral development centre also provides a range of supportive initiatives and bespoke career advice for post-docs.
Where do you hope your current post will lead?