PhD, MEd, MSc, RN/RCN
Employed as a lecturer / researcher in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences (SNHS) in Dublin City University (DCU) since 2002, I have a strong background in clinical practice and this connection with front line care has remained a core focus for me over time. I progressed late in my career into education and health informatics after I reared by my two sons, studying when they were younger. Outside of my work my other passions are gardening and rugby especially the six nations and listening to and watching my amazing family musicians - Celtic Breeze.
Conducting implementation research on the delivery of integrated people centred health and social care is at the heart of my research agenda. I am currently the Director of the Center for eIntegrated Care (CeIC) and the ICNP® R&D Center. The CeIC overarching goal is to advance eIntegrated care in order to improve health and wellbeing of citizens. I have a particular interest in eHealth, Integrated Care, and the Electronic Health Record and consider interoperability to be a critical component in care co-ordination and optimal health and social care outcomes. I dedicate much of my time into implementation research and working with staff and students on health informatics standardisation, concepts and terminology to ensure data value and data quality are optimised in future models of healthcare. I am currently Primary Investigator on a HSE eTender for Information Architecture and specifically I am working with HSE on national data dictionary project. I have also recently become a formal collaborator with the Adapt Research Center and look forward to engaging with likeminded individuals in advancing the development of next generation digital tools to support citizens to live well and independently in their homes.
I lecture in health informatics on the undergraduate and postgraduate framework in DCU. I also was programme chair on an online top up degree for a number of years.
I have successfully supervised a number of students to Doctoral and PhD completion and have currently a number of PhD students engaged in national eHealth agendas.
If you have an interest in health informatics and are considering registering for a PhD I am happy to chat with you informally, I would also suggest that you look at the following websites for funding opportunities and potential topics;
Health Research Board
Irish Research Council - particularly the Enterprise Partnership Scheme and the www.adaptcentre.ie/about/jobs/edge-post-doctoral-fellowship