Dr Ciara Heavin
Name: Dr Ciara Heavin
Role: Senior Lecturer
Academic Unit: Business Information Systems/Health Information Systems Research Centre
Dr. Ciara Heavin is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland. Her research focuses on opportunities for using information systems (IS) in the global healthcare ecosystem and in digital transformation. As Co-Director of the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HIRSC), Dr. Heavin has directed funded research in the investigation, development, and implementation of innovative technology solutions in the health/healthcare domain. She has published articles in several top international IS journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Heavin has co-authored two books with Daniel J. Power: Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence and Data-Based Decision Making and Digital Transformation. She earned a PhD from University College Cork.
Kenny, G., O’Connor, Y., Eze, E., Ndibuagu, E., Heavin, C. ‘Are we on the same page? Exploring
Stakeholders’ Shared Mental Models of Mobile Health in Rural Nigeria, Health Informatics
Kenny, G., O’Connor, Y., Eze, E., Ndibuagu, E., Heavin, C. ‘I need it to diagnose people, how long
will the battery last: An investigation of Primary Healthcare Workers’ attitude to mHealth in
Nigeria’. International Journal of e-Health and Medical Communications. (Forthcoming).
Dick S, O'Connor Y, Thompson MJ, O'Donoghue J, Hardy V, Wu J, O Sullivan T, Chirambo GB,
Heavin C. (2020). Considerations for Improved mHealth Evaluation: Retrospective
Qualitative Investigation, JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020;8(1):e12424.
Dick, S., O’Connor, Y. and Heavin, C. (2020). Approaches to Mobile Health Evaluation: A
Comparative Study, Information Systems Management, 37:1, 75-92, DOI: