Staff research areas
Professor Owen Barr
Physical and mental health of people with learning disabilities, Attitudes towards people with learning disabilities, Community care, The role of genetics in health care.
Dr Rosario Baxter
Children's nursing, Medical ethics and law.
Dr Pauline Black
Critical Care, ICU delirium, family involvement in care.
Dr Donna Brown
Evidence-based practice, culture and context, knowledge utilisation, person-centred practice, pain management, older people and nursing outcomes indicators
Ms Jackie Casey
Seating & postural control interventions for children and young people; Design of equipment to meet the needs of disabled children and their carers; Virtual reality with children; DCD in children.
Professor Vivien Coates
Self management of diabetes mellitus, People's management of chronic illness in general Research relating to nurse education.
Dr Wendy Cousins
Health Psychology, Children and Young People, Organizational communication, Mental Health, Qualitative Methodologies .
Professor Helen Dolk
Epidemiology, Womens health, Congential abnormalities.
Dr Orla Duffy
Speech and Language Therapy
Dr Patricia Gillen
Midwifery research and women's health.
Dr Jackie Gracey
Management of low back pain within physiotherapy; exercise and advice in the management of low back pain; cancer related fatigue and the role of exercise.
Dr Mary Hannon-Fletcher
Macromolecule damage (DNA, lipid and carbohydrate), antioxidant and micronutrient, including folate and related B-vitamins, status in health and disease.
Dr Ciara Hughes
Physiology, cell biology and complementary medicine.
Dr Sinead Keeney
Cancer Prevention, Attitudes to Cancer, Suicide and Self Harm, the Delphi Technique and Consensus Methodologies.
Professor George Kernohan
Research to support evidence-based practice, especially to improve the creation and use of knowledge across health systems, using information technologies.
Dr Daniel Kerr
Acupuncture, low back pain, musculoskeletal disorders, patient advice and education.
Dr Greg Kelly
Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing and Autism.
Dr Dianne Liddle
Non-pharmacological management of musculoskeletal disorders; exercise and health; health care incorporating the perceptions and expectations of the service user.
Dr Maria Loane
Perinatal epidemiology, congenital anomalies, medication exposures in pregnancy, data linkage
Professor Suzanne Martin
Community care policy and practice; electronic assistive technologies; ageing in place; Supported housing options.
Professor Tanya McCance
Person-centred nursing/practice, practice development research, nursing outcome indicators, caring in nursing.
Professor Eilis McCaughan
Needs assessment in cancer care, Gender issues in cancer, Evaluation of nursing interventions
Professor Suzanne McDonough
Physical activity and health care technologies used for musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation.
Dr Sonyia McFadden
Radiation dose, medical imaging, dose optimisation, protocols, DNA damage, interventional radiology.
Dr Helen McGarvey
Preoperative nursing and the care of patients undergoing surgery, Therapeutic value of nursing, Telematics applications in nursing.
Professor Sonja McIlfatrick
Palliative and end of life care; Family care giving and supporting carers, Palliative care and chronic illness.
Professor Hugh McKenna
Health Care workforce, Theory generation and testing, Mental Health, Interdisciplinary Research, Patient and Public Involvement in research.
Dr Oonagh McNally
Biology, Student learning, E-learning.
Dr Vidar Melby
Emergency care, vulnerable people.
Dr Kevin Moore
Gerontological nursing, role of support workers in health and social care, psychological assessment in the post-stroke period, person-centred nursing for mental health clients.
Dr Fidelma Moran
Respiratory diseases with special interest in bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and the respiratory management of neuromuscular disease; non- invasive ventilation; outcome measurement including dynamic lung function and sputum.
Dr Brenda O'Neill
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise, rehabilitation after critical illness, oxygen therapy, bronchiectasis, patient education and self management.
Professor Kader Parahoo
Research/evidence dissemination and utilisation, Evaluation of interventions, Risk taking behaviours.
Dr Alison Porter-Armstrong
Community care policy and practice; caregivers; assistive technologies and pressure care mapping.
Professor Assumpta Ryan
Gerontological nursing and the care of older people, family care giving, community care for older people, impact of entry to care on older people and their families, health and social care in rural areas.
Professor Marlene Sinclair
Midwifery, Birth technology, Evidence-based practice.
Dr Paul Slater
Dr May Stinson
Seating; postural management; pressure ulcer prevention; the use of technologies including pressure mapping to prevent the development of pressure ulcers.
Dr Laurence Taggart
Mental health and people with learning disability, Assessment, treatment and management evaluation of people with learning disabilities, Service provision development, Alcohol use and people with learning disabilities.
Dr Iseult Wilson
Musculoskeletal, low back pain, shoulder pain, musicians' playing related disorders.