HRB SPHeRE (Structured Population Health and Health-services Research Education) PhD Scholar | Collaborative Doctoral Programme in Chronic Disease Prevention
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Edel is a Pharmacist and HRB SPHeRE PhD Scholar on the Collaborative Doctoral Programme in Chronic Disease Prevention. She graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from UCC in 2019.
UCC Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship
Edel was then awarded the UCC Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship, graduating with a First Class Honours Master of Pharmacy degree in 2020. Her Master’s thesis was entitled “The protected antimicrobials process at an Irish Teaching Hospital: a mixed-methods study”.
Research Interests and Experience
Edel has gained clinical and research experience across multiple sectors. She has worked in both community and hospital settings and on multiple research projects. She was also a Research Assistant on the Horizon 2020 funded multi-centre “Optimising Therapy to prevent avoidable hospital admissions in the multimorbid elderly” (OPERAM) clinical trial.
Edel’s research interests include chronic disease prevention, antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacotherapy optimisation in the multimorbid ageing population. She has combined research and practice during her time in three Cork hospitals, which has informed her health-services research to date.
Project title: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prehospital emergency care for stroke/transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and implications for future policy and service delivery.
Edel also works as part of the ESPRIT (Evidence to Support Prevention, Implementation and Translation) research team.