Prof. Ciara Heavin
Name: Prof. Ciara Heavin
Academic Unit: Business Information Systems/Health Information Systems Research Centre
Ciara Heavin is a Professor 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), Ciara 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. She has co-authored three books with Daniel J. Power: Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, Data-Based Decision Making and Digital Transformation and On Becoming Agile. She earned a PhD from University College Cork.
Health Information Systems, Mobile health in developing countries, mHealth, eHealth, Digital Health
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: