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Project Title

Barriers & Facilitators to the Implementation of Integrated Preschool Assessments

Research Focus:

Maternal and Child Health 

Funder & Dates



Principal Investigator or Primary Supervisor (if PhD project)

Dr Jenny McNeill

Co-Investigators or additional supervisors

Dr Fiona Lynn; Dr Aideen Gildea; Dr Sharon Millen; Prof Fiona Alderdice

Research Fellow(s) or PhD Student

Dr Lorna Lawther

Name & Institution of Collaborators

School of Nursing & Midwifery QUB,


Name of External Partner Organisations

Belfast HSC Trust, South Eastern HSC Trust, Southern HSC Trust, Western HSC Trust, Northern HSC Trust, Public Health Agency

Description of Project:

Aim; Methods; Expected Outcomes


Aim: to explore the recent implementation of integrated visits for pre-school children and the implementation of new initiatives including the proposed integrated pre-school assessment.

Methods: interviews with leads responsible for implementing change

Expected outcome:  to determine the perceived impact of the proposed new integrated assessments on existing workload and potential facilitators or barriers to the implementation of this initiative.


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