Dr Ciara Heavin


Name: Dr Ciara Heavin

Email: c.heavin@ucc.ie

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.

Thematic Expertise

Thematic Expertise

Health Information Systems, Mobile health in developing countries, mHealth, eHealth, Digital Health

Geographical Expertise

Geographic Expertise:

Nigeria, Malawi

Relevant Publications

Relevant Publications:

  • Dick, S., O’Connor, Y. and Heavin, C. Approaches to Mobile Health Evaluation: A Comparative Study, Information Systems Management (Forthcoming).
  • Eze, E., Gleasure, R. and Heavin C. (2019). Planning and positioning mHealth interventions in developing countries, Health Policy and Technology, 8(2), pp137-142 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2019.03.003
  • Ide, N., Hardy, V., Chirambo, B-G, Heavin, C.  et al. (2019). “People welcomed this innovation with two hands”: A Qualitative Report of an mHealth Intervention for Community Case Management in Malawi, Annals of Global Health, 25;85(1). pii: 61. doi: 10.5334/aogh.919.
  • Eze, E., Gleasure, R. and Heavin C. (2019). ‘Understanding the Factors that Influence the Primary Appraisal of mHealth Tools in Developing Countries: An Exploratory Case-Study in Nigeria’, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v23i0.1815   
  • Eze, E., Gleasure, R., and Heavin, C. (2018). Mobile Health Solutions in Developing Countries: A Stakeholder Perspective, Health Systems, https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2018.1457134
  • Hardy V., O’Connor,Y., Heavin C., Mastellos N, Tran T, O’Donoghue et al. (2017). The added value of a mobile application of Community Case Management on under-5 referral, re-consultation and hospitalization rates in two districts in Northern Malawi: study protocol for a pragmatic stepped wedge cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials, 11;18(1):475. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2213-z.

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