NHSRI Research Day Prize Winners

NHSRI Research Day Prize Winners

National Health Services Research Institute Research Day 2016


This year's annual College of Medicine and Health Research Day is organised by the National Health Services Research Institute (NHSRI) within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The NHSRI Research Day is taking place on Thursday, 10th November 2016 in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

The overall theme of the research day will be Health Services Research. This unique research day conference will highlight the diverse range of translational health research in UCC and will include 3 plenary sessions, focusing on diabetes, mental health and health systems research. Each session will include a keynote address by a reputable national or international guest speaker and also, several short oral presentations and poster presentations.


There are 5 CPD points from RCPI available.  

Attendees wishing to claim CPD points will have to sign in on the day.


Please follow the link below to register for your free place. Registration is free but places are limited. Lunch will be provided.





    The Schedule of Events is as follows:  

College of Medicine and Health

University College Cork  


National Health Services Research Institute (NHSRI) Research Day

G06, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork 

Thursday, 10th November 2016


09.00 - 09.05: Opening Address: Prof. John Higgins, Head of College of Medicine and Health, UCC


09.05 - 09:15: Introduction: Prof. Ivan Perry, Head of Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC

09.15 – 11.00: Session 1: Do or Diabetes: evidence to support prevention, implementation and translation

Session Chairperson: Prof. Patricia Kearney


09.15 – 10.00: Keynote: Professor Sarah Wild, Professor of Epidemiology at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh - 'Improving outcomes of diabetes: The Scottish approach.'


Oral presentations:

10.00 – 10.20: Marsha Treacy, UCC - Facilitators and barriers to attendance for retinopathy screening among adults with diabetes in Ireland: an explanatory sequential mixed methods study.

10.20 – 10.40: Kate O’ Neill, UCC - The Need for Bariatric Surgery in Older Adults: Analysis of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

10.40 – 11.00: Fiona Riordan, UCC - Understanding the Role of Diabetes Nurse Specialists in Ireland: A Cross-Sectional National Survey.


11.00 – 11.45: Poster Presentations, Teas & Coffees


11.45 – 13.30: Session 2: Mental Health Services Research

Session Chairperson: Prof. Colin Bradley


11.45 – 12.30: Keynote: Prof. Ella Arensman, Research Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC Director of Research, National Suicide Research Foundation - ‘Self-Harm and Suicide: Effectiveness of Intervention and Prevention Programmes.’


Oral presentations:

12.30 – 12.50: Dr. Christina Dillon, NSRF/UCC - The association between alcohol and patterns of self-harm during public holidays.

12.50 – 13:10: Caroline Daly, NSRF/UCC - Frequently used drug types, multiple drugs and alcohol involvement in intentional drug overdose in Ireland: A national registry study.

13.10 – 13.30: Grace O’ Regan, NSRF/UCC - Profile of people presenting to hospital with high risk suicidal behaviour and factors associated with level of suicide intent.


13.30 – 14.30: Poster Presentations & Lunch


14.30 – 16.15: Session 3: Health Systems Research

Session Chairperson: Prof. John Browne


14.30 – 15.15: Keynote: Dr. Colm Henry, National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead Acute Hospitals, HSE - 'Hospitals & Healthcare in Ireland: past, present & future.'


Oral presentations:

15.15 – 15.35: Dr. Paul Corcoran, UCC – Severe maternal morbidity in Ireland, 2014 - A national clinical audit of severe maternal morbidity in Ireland

15.35 – 15.55: Dr. Sharon Cadogan, UCC - Guidelines combined with educational messages to improve the use of immunoglobulin tests in primary care: an interrupted time series with segmented regression analysis.

15.55 – 16.15: Brenda Lynch, UCC - Diminished improvements in outcome indicators for emergency conditions in national and regional population systems of care.



16:15 – 17.00: Poster Presentations, Teas & Coffees, judging panel meeting to judge oral and poster presentations


17.00 – 17.30: Prize Giving & Closing Remarks: Prof. Ivan Perry, Head of Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC & Dr. Cliodhna Foley Nolan, Director of Human Health and Nutrition, Safefood‌



All correspondence or queries to be sent to claire.collins@ucc.ie

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