David Healy joins the Health Implementation Research Hub (HIRH)
David joins the team as a Post Doc researcher working on the Applied Partnership Award 'Optimising practice feedback to improve diabetes care'
The project will draw on user-centred design principles to optimise audit and feedback in general practice to influence health professionals to deliver guideline recommended care to people with diabetes and identify opportunities to improve practice.
The project is a collaboration between the Health Research Implementation Hub at UCC and Diabetes in General Practice (DiGP), an initiative of 86 practices in Cork and Kerry which was established in 2001 to improve care and outcomes for patients in the community.
Previously, as part of his PhD, David developed and optimised a health behaviour change intervention to support retired and non-working adults to reduce their time spent sedentary using immersive virtual reality. His research interests include digital health intervention development and implementation, co-production approaches in health research, and research methods in psychology.