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Within the School of Nursing and Midwifery our area of strength is health innovation through co-design and rigorous evaluation of health promoting and healthcare interventions with policymakers, practice partners, patients and carers. Within the School we have two core (Maternal and Child Health; Chronic Illness and Palliative Care) and one emerging (Education and Practice) innovative research themes, which encapsulate lifespan health research from conception to end-of-life.
Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Theme
Improving the health and wellbeing of those affected by chronic illness, and enhance end-of-life care
- Our research is funded from the European Commission under Interreg and Horizon 2020, large charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Dunhill Trust, Marie Curie, Movember Cancer Research UK, Chest Heart & Stroke, Marie Curie as well as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Newton Fund, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development Division, Public Health Agency (PHA) of Northern Ireland.
- The success of our research depends on the meaningful and long-term partnerships we have developed with a range of key stakeholders, including practice and patient public involvement. In continuing to work with our key stakeholders at all stages of the research process we aim to ensure that the research conducted within the School is relevant and will lead to changes that improve healthcare outcomes for our society.
Professor Joanne Reid, Director of Research
Corrigendum to ‘Initiating advance care planning on end-of-life issues in dementia: Ambiguity among UK and Dutch physicians’ [Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 65 (2016) 225–230/AGG 3314]1 July 2021
Complex childhood trauma, gender and depression: Patterns and correlates of help-seeking and maladaptive coping
- Emma Curran
- Oliver Perra
- Michael Rosato
- Finola Ferry
- Gerard Leavey
Determinants of acceptance of patients with heart failure and their informal caregivers regarding an interactive decision-making system: a qualitative study18 June 2021
Factor Structure of the International Trauma Questionnaire in UK Armed Forces Veterans residing in Northern Ireland17 June 2021
Development of a complex arts-based intervention for patients with end-stage kidney disease whilst receiving haemodialysis
- Claire Carswell
- Joanne Reid
- Ian Walsh
- William Johnston
- Jenny B. Lee
- Robert Mullan
- Hugh Nelson
- Michael Matthews
- Elizabeth Weatherup
- Andrea Spencer
- Jean Michelo
- Anne Quail
- Grainne Kielty
- Alistair Mackenzie
- Jenny Elliott
- Helen Noble
Future research direction in Nursing and Midwifery
- Collaboratively developing and evaluating healthcare innovations together with practice, public and policy partners to deliver transformational improvements in health and healthcare locally and internationally that address major health challenges ensuring our research contributes towards attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is impactful to both policy and practice.
- Developing transdisciplinary health innovations driven through external and university partnerships through the Life and Health Science sectoral strength within the Institute of Research Excellence for Advanced Clinical Healthcare (iREACH).
- Building on our strengths of leading rigorous and policy relevant evidence syntheses in partnership with both Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations and through funded NIHR evidence syntheses.
- Delivering evidence informed innovations and clinical guidelines with local partners, such as the Health Trusts of Northern Ireland, charities such as Marie Curie, as well as international partners, notably the World Health Organization and European Society of Cardiology.