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Dr. Sharon O'Donnell
Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Dr Sharon O'Donnell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She has strong clinical, teaching and research expertise in Critical Care Nursing, with a particular emphasis on Acute Coronary Syndrome. She is currently the Educational Facilitator for the MSc in Specialist Nursing (Cardiovascular) programme and facilitates cardiovascular lectures for Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Peri-operative Specialist programme modules. She has vast clinical experience in Coronary Care Nursing and is recognised nationally and internationally for her strong research in this area. Sharon has been awarded two Health Research Board Research Fellowships for her ground-breaking doctoral and post-doctoral work in cardiovascular research. She has published widely and has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences.

Much of Sharon's research has focused on improving the pathway of care for patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome securing her approximately .75 million euro in grant funding. One of her studies, a multi-site RCT tested the effectiveness of a structured educational intervention on the length of pre-hospital delay in patients at risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Relative to other comparative interventions, it is the only international study that was successful in reducing ACS pre-hospital delay times.

Sharon has succeeded in translating Critical Care research findings to practice, by developing an innovative new Clinical Prediction Rule for use in Emergency Departments(ED). This technological innovation, the 'Acute Coronary Syndrome Application' (AcSAP) improves ECG acquisition times for ACS patients in ED and in so-doing, improves the pathway of care for these critically ill patients. The Application has the potential to improve ECG times in GP practices and during EMT transport to hospital and is currently undergoing further validation. Sharon is particularly interested in conducting randomised controlled trial and interventional designed studies that focus on the effectiveness of digital health solutions and smart technology to improve ACS treatment times and recovery. Due to her strong track record in Critical Care research, Sharon has been invited to join three European consortiums for recent EIT and Horizon 2020 grant submissions (2019). Two of these applications involve the merging of AcSAP into larger technological Applications, targeting the care or recovery of patients with critical illness.

Sharon was elected for two terms to the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Cardiology Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Health Professions (ACNAP). As a member of this committee she contributed to the building of evidence-based practice, research capacity and skills among critical care nurses in Europe and allied professionals within ACNAP and beyond. She has also acted as Chair or Co-chair on the Cardiovascular Research Committee in the School of Nursing and Midwifery where she has contributed significantly to building research capacity within the research team. Due to her doctoral work examining gender issues in myocardial infarctions, she was co-opted onto the Women's Council of the Irish heart Foundation. She was also engaged as a consultant for the 'Emergency Department Assessment of Women with Acute Coronary Syndrome', a report commissioned by The Women's Health Council and The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine. Sharon has held the post of External Examiner for Post Graduate Critical Care programmes, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Sharon has held many leadership roles within the school in her capacity of Director of Research, Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning and Director of Post Graduate Teaching and Learning. She has chaired the International Conference Committee within the School and has been a member of the Research Ethics Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Byrne, G. Murphy, F. Eustace -Cook,J. Mooney,M. O'Brien,F. O'Donnell, S. Corry, M. Lynch, A.M., Neenan,K. & McKee. G. , The prevalence of tobacco smoking among European migrants residing in EU 15 countries: a quantitative systematic review protocol, JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18, 2020, p12 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

B Hannon, C Canning, S O'Donnell, G Prizeman, SM O'Neill, Z Martin, A O'Callaghan, PM Madhavan, MP Colgan. , Patient Satisfaction with an Out-Patient Ambulatory Venous Surgery Service. , Trinity Health and Education Research Conference. , Dublin, March 6, 7th 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Rani Khatib, Geraldine A. Lee, Elena Marques-Sule, Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock, Sharon O'Donnell, Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir, Christina Andreae, Ercole Vellone, Eva Goossens, Anna Strömberg, Barbro Kjellström, Tiny Jaarsma, Chloe Stewart, Evaluating the Extent of Patient-Centred Care in a Selection of ESC Guidelines, European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Mooney M,, McKee G,, McDermott E., O'Donnell S., Ryan P., Moser D.,,Brien F., Knowledge and opinions of ICDs during life, illness and at the time of death, , British Journal of Nursing, 28, ((7)), 2019, pp446- - 451 Journal Article, 2019

Mooney M., McKee G., McDermott E., O'Donnell S., Ryan P., Moser D., Brien F, Knowledge and opinions of implantable cardioverter defibrillators during life, illness and at the time of death: an Irish cross-sectional study., British Journal of Nursing , 28, (7), 2019, p446 - 451 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

O'Donnell, S. Monahan, P, Mc Kee, G. McMahon, G. Curtin, E. Farrell, S. Moser, D. , Towards prompt electrocardiogram acquisition in triage: Preliminary testing of a symptom-based clinical prediction rule for the Android tablet, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 18, (4), 2019, p289 - 298 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

McKee G,, Mooney M, , O'Donnell S., O'Brien F., Biddle M., Moser D., , A cohort study examining the factors influencing changes in physical activity levels following an acute coronary syndrome event,, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,, 18, (1), 2019, p57 - 66 Journal Article, 2019 URL

McDermott E., Mooney M, , O'Donnell S., McKee G,, O'Brien F., Ryan P., An Irish Cross-Sectional survey of patients knowledge of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and their deactivation at end of life, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EUROHEARTCARE, Trinity College Dublin, June 7-9 2018, 17, (1 Supp), Sage, 2018, (P459) Meeting Abstract, 2018 DOI URL

B Hannon, C Canning, S O'Donnell, G Prizeman, SM O'Neill, Z Martin, A O'Callaghan, PM Madhavan, MP Colgan, Patient Satisfaction with an Out-Patient Ambulatory Venous Surgery Service, Society of Vascular Nurses Conference, Glasgow, November 29th 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Miller J., Hammash M., Thylen I., Ski C., Cameron J., Lee K., O' Donnell S., Mooney M.,McKee G,, Fitzsimons D., Hwang S., McEvedy S. Moser D., Depression and quality of life in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients: a comparative international perspective, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuorHeart Care. Annual Congress of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, Trinity College Dublin, June 7-9 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

McDermott E., Mooney M, , O'Donnell S., McKee G,, O'Brien F., Ryan P.,, An Irish Cross-Sectional ssurvey of patients knowledge of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and their deactivation at end of life, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuorHeart Care. Annual Congress of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, , Trinity College Dublin,, June 7-9 2018, 2018,, 2018 Poster, 2018

Gerry Lee Dr Gerry Lee NFESC,PhD, FHEA Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing Start date at Kings: 24/09/12 Contact details: Postal address: 2.16 James Clerk Maxwell Building Waterloo United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)20 7 Kjellström, B., Lee, G., Khatib, R., Mahrer-Imhof, R., Moons, P., Noureddine, S., O'Donnell, S., Strömberg, A., Svavarsdóttir, M. H. & Jaarsma, T. , The Science Committee of the Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions: Moving forward , European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology, 15, (7), 2016, p476 - 477 Journal Article, 2016

Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, Debra Moser, Ambulance use in acute coronary syndrome in Ireland: a cross-sectional study, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 15, (5), 2016, p345-35 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

A Alhurani, G McKee, S O'Donnell, F O'Brien, M Mooney, T Lennie, D Moser, Predisposing factors of persistent symptoms of depression and anxiety among patients with acute coronary syndrome, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare 2016, Athens, 15-16 April 2016, 15 ( Supp), Sage , 2016, ppS45 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

G Mckee, S O'Donnell, F O'Brien, M Mooney, DK Moser, Differences in symptom presentation in MI patients by age, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare2017, Athens, 15-16 April 2016, 15 ( Supp), Sage , 2016, ppS9 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

O'Donnell S, McKee G, Mooney M, O'Brien F, Moser DK, Slow-onset and fast-onset symptom presentations in acute coronary syndrome (ACS): new perspectives on prehospital delay in patients with ACS., The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 46, (4), 2014, p507-15 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

McCabe C, Dinsmore J, Brady AM, Mckee G, O'Donnell S, Prendergast D., Using Action Research and Peer Perspectives to Develop Technology That Facilitates Behavioral Change and Self-Management in COPD., Int J Telemed Appl, 2014, p380919- Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Mary Mooney, Gabrielle Mc Kee, Gerard Fealy, Frances O'Brien, Sharon O'Donnell, Debra Moser, A randomized controlled trial to reduce pre-hospital delay time in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), Journal of Emergency Medicine, 46, (4), 2014, p495-506 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, Symptom presentation in Myocardial Infarction (MI) patients, Irish Cardiac Nurses with the Irish Cardiac SocietyScientific Meeting, Athlone, Ireland, 16th October , 2014 Poster, 2014

Sharon O'Donnell, Gabrielle Mc Kee, Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Debra Moser, Slow-onset and fast-onset symptom presentations in acute coronary syndrome (ACS): new perspectives on prehospital delay in patients with ACS, The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 46, (4), 2014, p507-515- Journal Article, 2014 URL

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, A regression model examining the main factors that influenced pre-hospital delay time post educational intervention in ACS patients, European heart Journal :Acute Cardiovascular Care , Acute Cardiovascular Care Conference , Geneva , 16th-19th October, 3, (S2), 2014, pp129- Published Abstract, 2014 URL

Sharon O'Donnell, Using technology to translate research findings into clinical practice in the emergency department: a clinical prediction tool for android tablet, European Heart Journal, Acute Cardiovascular Care, Geneva, 16th-19th October, , 3, ((S2), pp129), 2014 Published Abstract, 2014

O'Brien F, McKee G, Mooney M, O'Donnell S, Moser D, Improving knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about acute coronary syndrome through an individualized educational intervention: A randomized controlled trial., Patient education and counseling, 96, (2), 2014, p179-87 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, A regression model examining the main factors that influenced pre-hospital delay time post educational intervention in ACS patients, Irish Cardiac Nurses Association with the Irish Cardiac Society, Athlone, Ireland, 16th October, 2014 Poster, 2014

Gabrielle Mckee, Sharon O'Donnell Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, Debra K. Moser, Symptom presentation in Myocardial Infarction (MI) patients: a regression model exploring if it is different in the aged , Irish Journal of Medical Science , 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society , Galway, 9-11october , 183, (Supp 7), 2014, ppS316 Published Abstract, 2014 URL

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, A randomised control trial to reduce pre-hospital delay time in patients with acute coronary syndrome , Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Cardic Society 65th Annual Scientific Meeting , Athlone, Ireland , 16-18th October 2014, 183, (Supp 8), Springer , 2014, ppS434- Published Abstract, 2014

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, The factors that influence improvements in physical activity in cardiac patients , European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Euro-prevent , Amsterdam , 8-10 May 2014, 21, (1), 2014, ppS159 Published Abstract, 2014 URL

Tiny Jaarsma, Christi Deaton, Donna Fitzsimmons, Bengt Fridlund, Bjarne M Hardig, Romy Mahrer-Imhof, Philip Moons, Samar Noureddine, Sharon O'Donnell, Susanne S Pedersen, Simon Stewart, Anna Strömberg, David R Thompson, Yasemin Tokem and Barbro Kjellström, Research in cardiovascular care:A position statement of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals of the European Society, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2013, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Mooney, Sharon O'Donnell, Frances O'Brien, Martha J. Biddle, Debra K. Moser, Multivariate analysis of predictors of pre-hospital delay in acute coronary syndrome, International Journal of Cardiology, 168, (3), 2013, p2706 - 2713 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

Gabrielle McKee, Martha Biddle, Sharon O'Donnell, Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, & Debra K. Moser, Cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction: What influences patients' intentions to attend? , Europen Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 13, (4), 2013, p329 - 337 Journal Article, 2013 URL DOI

G McKee, F O'Brien, M Mooney, S O'Donnell & DK. Moser, Use of Ambulance in Acute Coronary syndrome patients, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuroHeartCare 2013, Glasgow, 22-23 March 2013, 12, (1), Elsevier, 2013, ppP54- Published Abstract, 2013 URL

O'Brien F, O'Donnell S, McKee G, Mooney M, Moser D. , Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about acute coronary syndrome in patients diagnosed with ACS: an Irish cross-sectional study. , European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12, 2013, p201 - 208 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

S. O'Donnell, , The Fear Factor: Role of Fear in ACS treatment-seeking delay., 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Copenhagen, 16th-17th March 2012, 2012, CCNAP-European Society of Cardiology Invited Talk, 2012

O'Brien, F., Mooney, M., O'Donnell S., McKee, G., Moser, D., Irish patients' perceptions of their risk for a heart attack in the future following the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, Heart, British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference, Manchester, 28-30 May 2012, 98, (1), 2012, ppA69 - A69 Published Abstract, 2012 URL

Sharon O'Donnell, Slow onset and fast onset ACS presentations, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing S. O'Donnell, G. McKee, F. O'Brien, M. Mooney, D. Moser., Slow-onset and fast-onset ACS presentations , European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,, 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, , , Copenhagen, 16th-17th March, 11 Supplemental,, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Mary Mooney, McKee Gabrielle, Fealy Gerard., O'Brien Frances., O'Donnell Sharon.,Moser Debra, A review of interventions aimed at reducing pre-hospital delay time in acute coronary syndrome: what has worked and why?, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11, (4), 2012, p445 - 453 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Mooney, M., McKee, G., O'Brien, F., O'Donnell, S., Moser, D., An intervention to alter help-seeking behaviour and reduce pre-hospital delay time in patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome., Heart., British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference. , Manchester., May 28-30 2012, 98, (1), 2012, ppA69 - A69 Published Abstract, 2012 URL

O'Donnell S, McKee G, O'Brien F, Mooney M, Moser DK , Gendered symptom presentation in acute coronary syndrome: A cross sectional analysis. , International Journal of Nursing Studies , 49, (11), 2012, p1325-1332 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

G. McKee, S. O'Donnell, F. O'Brien, M.Mooney, DK. Moser, Do Patients change their intention to attend cardiac rehabilitation and what factors influence any change?, Europen Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Europrevent 2012, Dublin, 3-5 May 2012, 19, (Supp1), 2012, ppS55- Published Abstract, 2012 URL

S. O'Donnell, G. McKee, F. O'Brien, M. Mooney, D. Moser., Slow-onset and fast-onset ACS presentations , European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Copenhagen, 16th-17th March 2012, 11 Supplemental, (Supplemental), Sage, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Sharon O'Donnell, Debra K. Moser, Slow onset Myocardial Infarction and its influence on help-seeking behaviours., Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27, (4), 2012, p334 - 344 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Mooney, M., McKee, G., O'Donnell, S., O'Brien, F., Moser, D., The impact of an educational intervention on patient behaviour in presenting with acute coronary syndrome: An RCT., European Heart Journal, The European Society of Cardiology Congress., Munich, August 25-29 2012, Abstract Supp. 33, 2012, pp444 - 445 Published Abstract, 2012 URL

O'Brien F., Mooney M., O' Donnell S., McKee G. & Moser D, Knowledge of symptoms of acute coronary syndrome in an Irish population, 4th Annual Multi - Disciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar, St. James's Hospital, May 19th 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Mooney, M., McKee G., O'Brien, F., O'Donnell, S., Moser, D., An RCT to test the effectiveness of an educational intervention on pre-hospital delay time in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome., Book of Abstracts, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference., School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , November 9-10 2011, 2011, pp74 - 74 Meeting Abstract, 2011

S. O'Donnell, F. O'Brien, M. Mooney, G. Mckee, D. Moser, Symptom presentation in women with acute coronary syndrome: a new perspective on help-seeking delays , European Heart Journal ( 2011 ) , ESC Congress , Paris, 27-31st August 2011, 32 , (Supplement), 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Mooney M., O'Brien F., McKee G., Fealy G., O' Donnell S. and Moser D, Irish pre-hospital delay times in acute coronary syndrome: an on-going dilemma, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Brussels, Belgium, April 1-2 2011, 10, ((Suppl.) 1), 2011, pp35 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

McKee G, O'Donnell S, Mooney M, O'Brien F, Moser D, The extent of the physical inactivity problem in Acute Coronary Syndrome patients and some clinical and demographic factors that influence it., European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, EuroPRevent, Geneva, Switzerland, April 14-16 2011, 18, (S1), 2011, ppS64 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

O'Brien F., O'Donnell, S., McKee, G., Mooney, M., Moser, D, The effectiveness of an educational intervention on ACS patients' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about heart disease: a randomized controlled trial, Book of Abstracts, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November 9-10 2011, 2011, pp82 - 82 Meeting Abstract, 2011

S. O'Donnell, F. O'Brien, M. Mooney, G. McKee, D. Moser., Symptom presentation in women with acute coronary, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th - 31st August, 32 (Supp 1), (1), 2011, pp1891 - 1891 Published Abstract, 2011

S. O'Donnell,, Fast-onset myocardial infarction: an important determinant of patient decision-delay, 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Galway, 4th-5th April 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Mooney, M., Mc Kee, G., O'Brien, F., O'Donnell, S., Moser, D. , A randomized controlled trial to test an intervention, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th- 31st August, 32 (supp 1), (1), 2011, pp1515 Published Abstract, 2011

Mc Kee, G., Mooney, M., O'Donnell, S., O'Brien, F., Moser, D., The factors that influence pre hospital delay time in, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th -31st August, 32 (Supp 1), (1), 2011, pp1521 - 1521 Published Abstract, 2011

O'Donnell S, O'Brien F, Mooney M, Mckee G, Moser D, Symptom presentation in women with acute coronary syndrome: a new perspective on help seeking delays, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 14th Scientific Conferance, Tullamore, 25 March, (March), 2011, pp9 Poster, 2011

O'Brien, F. McKee, G., O'Donnell, S., Mooney, M., Moser, D., Improving ACS patients' knowledge, attitudes and, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th-31st August , 32 (Supp 1), (1), 2011, pp2337 - 2337 Published Abstract, 2011

O'Brien F., Mooney M., O' Donnell S., McKee G. & Moser D, Knowledge of ACS symptoms: an Irish population survey, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 11th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Brussels, Belgium, April 1-2 2011, 10, ((Suppl.) 1), 2011, pp35 - 35 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

Mckee G, Mooney M, O'Donnell S, O'Brien F, Moser DK., Symptoms, diagnosis and history are important influences of prehospital delay in acute coronary syndrome patietns compared to sociodemographic factors, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 14th Annual Scientific Conferance , Tullamore , 25th March, (March ), 2011, pp14 Poster, 2011

O'Donnell S, Moser D. Mckee G., O'Brien F. & Mooney M, Gendered presentation in acute coronary syndrome., European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Brussels,, April 1-2 2011, 10 , ((Supp) 1), 2011, pp42 - 42 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, Sharon O'Donnell, Martha Biddle, Debra K. Moser, MI patients intentions to attend cardiac rehabilitation programmes, a quantitative survey, Europen Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation , Europrevent 2010, Praque , 5-7 May 2010, 17, (2), Sage , 2010, ppS83-S87 Published Abstract, 2010 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Debra Moser, Physical activity levels in acute coronary syndrome patients, and factors that influence these levels , 11th Annual interdisciplinary Researsh Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, Dublin, 4-5 November 2010, 2010, pp81 Meeting Abstract, 2010

G. McKee, S. O' Donnell, M. Mooney, F. O' Brien, D. Moser, A quantitative survey of the number of patients who do not intent to attend cardiac rehabilitation and the reasons why, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation , Dublin , Ireland , 16-17th October 2009, 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Gabrielle Mckee, Mary Mooney, frances O'Brien, Sharon O'Donnell, Debra K. Moser , A study of the length of time that patients delay before presentating to accident and emergency with acute coronary syndrome, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 9th Annual Spring meeting on Cardiovascular nursing, Dublin, Ireland, 24-25 april 2009, edited by Gabrielle McKee , 8, (suppl 1), 2009, ppS9. Published Abstract, 2009

F. O'Brien, G. McKee, D. Moser, S. O'Donnell, M. Mooney , Acute coronary syndrome symptoms in patients presenting in accident and emergency departments in Ireland, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 9th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing , Dublin , Ireland, 24-25 April 2009, 8, (Supp 1), 2009, ppS27 Published Abstract, 2009

Department of Health (Ireland), The Emergency Department Assessment of Women with Acute Coronary Syndrom, Dublin, The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, June , 2009, 1-17 Report, 2009

Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O'Donnell, Debra Moser, Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, ACS Response Time Intervention Trial, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News , Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association , Dublin, Ireland, 11-12 April 2008, 9, (2), 2008, pp7 Meeting Abstract, 2008

O'Donnell, S., Condell, S., Begley, C. & Fitzgerald, T. , Pre-hospital care pathway delays: gender and myocardial infarction., Journal of Advanced Nursing , 53, (3), 2006, p268 - 276 Journal Article, 2006

National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, Report on the Baseline Survey of Research Activity in Irish Nursing and Midwifery, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery Dublin, June, 2006, 1-101 Report, 2006

O' Donnell, S., Condell, S., Begley, C. & Fitzgerald, T. , In-hospital care pathway delays: gender and myocardial infarction, Journal of Advanced Nursing , 52, (1), 2005, p14 - 21 Journal Article, 2005

Sharon O'Donnell, Why caterpillars dont take flying lessons: Research symposium, Sigma Theta Tau, Third STTI International Evidence-Based Nursing Pre-conference and 16th International Nursing Research Congress, Hawaii Big Island, July 2005, edited by STT , Sigma Theta Tau International's Registry of Nursing Research, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

O'Donnell, S., Condell, S. & Begley, C. , Add women and stir- the biomedical approach to cardiac research., European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 3, 2004, p119 - 127 Journal Article, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

McKee G,, Mooney M, , O'Donnell S., O'Brien F., Biddle M., Moser D., A cluster and inferential analysis of myocardial infarction symptom presentation by age.,,, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 17, (7), 2018, pp637- - 644 Journal Article, 2018

Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, The ACS Response Time Educational Intervention, World of Irish Nursing, 24, (10), 2017, p55 - 57 Journal Article, 2017

Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, The ACS Response Time Intervention Trial, Hospital Doctor of Ireland, 22, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, Mission Critical: An Irish RCT to target reduction in patient pre-hospital delay time in ACS should pave way for change, Professional Diabetes and Cardiology Review, 1, (3), 2014, p12 - 15 Journal Article, 2014

Gabrielle Mckee, Sharon O'Donnell Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, Debra K. Moser., Symptom presentation in Myocardial Infarction (MI) patients: a regression model exploring if it is different in the aged, Irish Journal of Medical Science ,, 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 9-11october 2014, 183, (7), 2014, ppppS316 Conference Paper, 2014

Mooney M., O'Brien F., McKee G., O' Donnell S. & Moser D, Unchanging times: Acute coronary syndrome pre-hospital delay times in an Irish population., 4th Annual Multi - Disciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar 2011, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8, May 19th 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Mooney M., O'Brien F., McKee G., Fealy G., O' Donnell S. and Moser D. , From whom do people with ACS symptoms seek advice before going to the emergency department? , Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association, Sligo,, 7th October 2010, 2010 Poster, 2010

O'Brien F., Mooney M., O' Donnell S., McKee G., and Moser D, Perceptions of vulnerability to ACS recurrence in an Irish population, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association, Sligo, 7th October 2010, 2010 Poster, 2010

Research Expertise

Description

Using Technology to transfer research findings to practice I developed an innovative new Clinical Prediction Rule for use in Emergency Departments (ED). The 'Acute Coronary Syndrome Application' (AcSAP) was developed for Android tablet to improve 'door to ECG' times for all patients with ACS. Piloting of this Application is completed and results published. As well as improving the ECG acquisition times for patients in ED, the findings of this study suggest that this Application has the potential to improve ECG times in GP practices and during EMT transport to hospital. I continue to conduct further validation studies in different clinical sites. I am currently preparing an EIT submission with 5 European Business, Commercial and clinical Partners to combine the 'Acute Coronary Syndrome Application' (AcSAP)with another tested clinical Application to produce a Cardiac Discharge Bundle. In 2011, I was part of an interdisciplinary research group which collaborated with industry (Technology Research for Independent Living Centre (TRIL) & Intel) to develop technological based educational, motivational and health promoting material to support self management in patients with chronic illnesses. The material produced by this study was used to enhance assistive and m-Health technologies targeted at self management in chronic illness Gender and ACS Presentation: In 2009 I was awarded a HRB postdoctoral research fellowship to examine the following: (2) How do men and women with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) describe, interpret and act upon symptom presentation before and during their cardiac event? (2) Do gender-specific differences exist in the symptom presentation of men and women with suspected ACS? The results of this study demonstrated the existence of two type of MI presentation: Slow onset MI and fast onset MI Reducing delay time for patients with ACS through education In 2007, I was co-applicant on a research team who were successful at securing HRB funding (Research Project Grant-General) for an educational intervention study. In this study we collaborated with clinical experts from University of Kentucky and continue to have strong research links with this group. This multi-site RCT tested the effectiveness of a structured educational intervention on the length of pre-hospital delay in patients at risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Relative to other comparative interventions, it is the only international study that was successful in reducing ACS pre-hospital delay times. The secondary objectives included: to determine factors that influence pre-hospital delay; to determine the impact of the educational intervention on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about heart disease and ACS symptoms; to compare GTN and ambulance use following an educational intervention; to elucidate the determinants of physical activity in the ACS population and how it changes post cardiac event; to determine intention to attend cardiac rehabilitation, subsequent attendance and the factors that influence this. Gender & Myocardial Infarction: An analysis of Care-Pathway Delays Summary In 2001-2004, I was awarded a Clinical Nursing Research Fellowship (HRB) with which I completed my doctorate 'Myocardial Infarction Care Pathways - are delays gender specific'. In this study I identified gender differences in MI illness behaviour and treatment. This was the first Irish contribution to an International debate on gendered MI care which had previously ensued for 20 years. The findings of my study placed gender at the forefront of clinical decision making pertaining to MI and as a result changed clinical practice in Ireland. My findings informed the work of the Women's Heart Council (Irish Heart Foundation) and the report 'Emergency Department Assessment of Women with MI - a collaboration between the Women's Health Council and the Emergency Medicine Association collaboration.

Projects

  • Title
    • WeCare
  • Summary
    • The main goal of WeCare is to define and deploy a large scale citizen-centred model and an associated digital solution dealing with health and social integrated-care for supporting elderly people in their home.
  • Funding Agency
    • Horizon 2020
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Title
    • MetaCare
  • Summary
    • MetaCare will develop, apply, and evaluate tailored implementation study to scale up and transfer the CONNECARE integrated people-centred care solution to prevent risk factors determining the MetS and empower citizens. Identifying critical and success factors for the adoption, our assessment contributes to the unmet need to compare patient outcomes and to expand the evidence necessary to show the safety, effectiveness, sustainability, equitability, security, and data privacy of a digital health solution.
  • Funding Agency
    • Horizon 2020
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Date To
    • 2023
  • Title
    • Report on the Baseline Survey of Research Activity in Irish Nursing and Midwifery
  • Summary
    • In January 2003, the Department of Health and Children published the Research Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland. This five-year framework consisted of twenty-one recommendations at national, institutional and professional commitment levels. The Baseline Survey of Research Activity in Irish Nursing and Midwifery was commenced at the outset of the launch of the Research Strategy in what was a time of dynamic change for both nursing and midwifery and the Irish health service itself. The aim was to provide a baseline picture of research activity in Irish nursing and midwifery which could assist in evaluating the implementation of the Strategy's recommendations . The strands of the survey were conducted over a two-year time frame (December 2002-October 2004) to gain 4 different perspectives on activity and information needs stemming from the recommendations of the Strategy. The survey shows that nursing and midwifery activity has occurred, as can be seen in the list of research project titles published as an appendix to the final report and which part fulfills recommendation two of the Strategy. The findings, however, show that such activity has been un-coordinated and under-reported.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Council for the Development of Professional Development of Nursing and Midwiferyery
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Gender & Myocardial Infarction: An analysis of Care-Pathway Delays
  • Summary
    • In 2001-2004, I was awarded a Clinical Nursing Research Fellowship (HRB) with which I completed my doctorate 'Myocardial Infarction Care Pathways - are delays gender specific'. In this study I identified gender differences in MI illness behaviour and treatment. This was the first Irish contribution to an International debate on gendered MI care which had previously ensued for 20 years. The findings of my study placed gender at the forefront of clinical decision making pertaining to MI and as a result changed clinical practice in Ireland. My findings informed the work of the Women's Heart Council (Irish Heart Foundation) and the report 'Emergency Department Assessment of Women with MI - a collaboration between the Women's Health Council and the Emergency Medicine Association collaboration. The study findings were disseminated in academic and public press and so had the potential to inform and educate the general public.In July 2005, I completed my PhD entitled' Gender and myocardial infarction: an analysis of care-pathway delays. My PhD examined gender differences in treatment for women and men with Myocardial infarction with results showing that women waited longer to seek help and having eventually sought medical assistance, received slower and delayed treatment. The study was based in 6 hospitals in Dublin and included 890 patients. This was the first study carried out in Ireland on this subject area, despite its receiving increasing international attention over the last 20 years. As such, this study was long over-due in Ireland, and I would hope that with its publication, the cardiovascular health of women will improve.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • The Effectiveness of a Structured Educational Intervention on the length of pre-hospital delay in patients at risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): ACS RESPONSE TIME -INTERVENTION TRIAL
  • Summary
    • In 2007, I was co-applicant on a research team who were successful at securing HRB funding (Research Project Grant-General) for an educational intervention study. In this study we collaborated with clinical experts from University of Kentucky and continue to have strong research links with this group. This multi-site RCT tested the effectiveness of a structured educational intervention on the length of pre-hospital delay in patients at risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Relative to other comparative interventions, it is the only international study that was successful in reducing ACS pre-hospital delay times. The secondary objectives included: to determine factors that influence pre-hospital delay; to determine the impact of the educational intervention on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about heart disease and ACS symptoms; to compare GTN and ambulance use following an educational intervention; to elucidate the determinants of physical activity in the ACS population and how it changes post cardiac event; to determine intention to attend cardiac rehabilitation, subsequent attendance and the factors that influence this. Secondary analysis 2013-2016 a) : Longitudinal changes in physical activity in ACS patients. Ongoing b) Is there a difference in ACS symptom presentation in the aged compared to younger cohorts. Ongoing
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Developing technological based educational, motivational and health promoting material to support self management in patients with chronic illnesses
  • Summary
    • This project was developed in line with the current health service change in emphasis from hospital to community care. In the first phase the project aims are to explore the care needs sources of support & experiences of patients & carers living at home with chronic illness, in the first instance COPD. This information will be supported by behaviour change principles and will be then used to develop technological based educational, motivational and health promoting material to support self management in patients with chronic illnesses, COPD in the first instance
  • Funding Agency
    • Intel
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Gender presentation in Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Summary
    • How do men and women with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) describe, interpret and act upon symptom presentation before and during their cardiac event? Objectives: . To examine, using rich patient narratives, how men and women describe, interpret and act upon their presenting symptoms . To inform a subsequent quantitative examination of the incidence and description of symptoms. Research Question 2: Do gender-specific differences exist in the symptom presentation of men and women with suspected ACS? Objectives: . To examine if gender-specific differences occur in the incidence and description of prodromal and acute symptom presentation in men and women with suspected ACS If gender-specific differences exist in the presentation of ACS, to formulate a new gender-sensitive clinical tool for the assessment of patients with ACS. The results of this study demonstrated the existence of two type of MI presentation: Slow onset MI and fast onset MI.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Supporting Recovery in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
  • Summary
    • 1. Using the CCM and Behavioural Change models as frameworks and implementation science as an approach, this COST Action will: a) Identify successful components in programmes of cardiac care (in research and in practice), across the hospital-community continuum. b) Identify the current facilitators, barriers & deficits to implementing and maintaining person centeredness and integration in programmes of care for cardiac patients. 2. From the above information, develop an implementation strategy that optimises the care of the multi-morbid cardiac patient, in an integrated and person centred way. The results of this COST Action can act as a basis against which future transformation of chronic illness management can be developed, implemented, tested and benchmarked.
  • Funding Agency
    • COST 2016
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Meeting the needs of patients with cardiovascular illness: a capacity building programme of research supporting seamless patient centred initiatives.
  • Summary
    • Care of cardiovascular patients has long been guided by evidenced-based international guidelines. In the acute setting, the implementation of these guidelines has seen major improvements in the short-term clinical outcomes and recovery of patients. However, supporting recovery and secondary prevention following hospital discharge has received less attention from researchers and heretofore has lacked a structured approach. Many things contribute to this including poor communication across care providers and minimal support for the maintenance of behavioural changes. Using the principals of the Chronic Care Model, the Behavioural Change Wheel and Make Every Contact Count Framework, this programme aims to develop, test and evaluate a patient-centred algorithm of care across the care continuum for cardiac patients, to support recovery and address long term risk factor control
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB 2017
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Recipients Knowledge, Perceptions and Experiences of Living and Dying with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Summary
    • This qualitative study explored patients' experiences of living with an ICD and how they feel about having the device disabled at the end of their life
  • Funding Agency
    • Adelaide Society
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • A technological intervention to reduce patient delay in ACS
  • Summary
    • Background: Early reperfusion treatment for symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can save lives. Data from reperfusion trials suggest that delayed treatment was associated with larger ischaemic area, greater infarct size, and increased mortality and morbidity. Yet, most individuals who experience ACS symptoms delay considerably before seeking treatment. We propose to test a technologically enhanced intervention to reduce these pre-hospital delays in patients with ACS symptoms Methods: A four-group randomized clinical trial using (1) an intense intervention based on an integration of the Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM), in which fear-based appeals are incorporated, and Cognitive Theory (CT), in which reframing for positive action is added, and (2) a mobile phone based application with personal sensors to detect ECG data. Sample: We will randomize 2000 hospitalized ACS patients to one of four conditions: 1) usual care; 2) intensive in-hospital and post-discharge intervention plus mobile phone based application with sensors (I-EXP + APP); 3) mobile phone based application with sensors (APP) only; or 4) intensive in-hospital and post-discharge intervention (I-EXP) . Outcomes: Patients will be followed for 1 year to determine delay time in the event of a recurrent ACS. Data will be analysed to determine differences in pre-hospital delay time in the event of recurrent ACS among participants randomized to the four conditions, controlling for baseline pre-hospital delay time; Clinical Impact: An intervention that reduces patient delay could decrease substantially the personal and public health burden of ACS by markedly decreasing morbidity and mortality Properly executed fear-based appeals are effective in improving help-seeking behaviours for medical emergencies, such as ACS. In addition, the development of personal sensors coupled with mobile phone based applications that collect and interpret electrocardiographic (ECG) data offers a novel approach to addressing the prolonged decision making that patients encounter when trying to decide whether to seek treatment. Because of the specific technology proposed for our intervention, this proposal falls into the Priority Area C - Digital Platforms, Content and Applications. Our population is ageing and with old age is an accom¬panied increase in the prevalence of chronic illnesses. The personal burden of heart disease is huge, so too is the concomitant rise in the demands placed on over-stretched health care resources. In such an environment, technology innovations such as self-care devices and technologically enhanced interventions can improve the quality of people's lives whilst increasing the efficiency of health care systems, predominantly through the connection of people. The technologically enhanced intervention that we propose has the potential to (1) reduce help-seeking delays in patients with ACS symptoms (2) reduce the personal burden of ACS by reducing patient mortality and morbidity and in so-doing (3) reduce the public burden and healthcare expenditure associated with these events.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI, HRB, NIH
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Title
    • ICD-recipients' experiences, attitudes and knowledge about ICD-treatment at life's end in Ireland
  • Summary
    • The aim of this study was to find out how patients with an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) felt about having their device replaced in the future and whether or not they have given thought to having it switched off towards the end of their life
  • Funding Agency
    • Adelaide Society
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Satisfaction with Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Summary
    • A patient satisfaction study evaluating patient experiences of outpatient varicose Vein surgery in the Veins unit of St. James's Hospital
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Systemic and technological model for the identification, management and replication of knowledge in Best Health Practices and Gender Perspective
  • Summary
    • Heart disease remains the number one cause of death globally. However, within this disease, existing studies reveal differences in mortality and morbidity between women and men. Further differences are evident in the clinical and demographic profiles of both genders and their inclusion in cardiovascular research. Gender differences have also been highlighted in the use of therapeutic resources, which may partly explain the differences in mortality and morbidity observed. Treating women and men similarly, without considering gender/sex differences, explains the reported difficulties in diagnosis which may occur in women with heart disease. This project has set itself the challenge of finding ' a solution to the complex problem of including gender/sex differences in the practice and research protocol of hospitals or health institutes, to facilitate the emergence of best practices in heart disease'. In this project, health professionals and health authorities from partner countries will address this issue by sharing and developing best gender-sensitive practices for caring for cardiovascular patients It will utilise the expertise from different stakeholders, analyse international literature and merge national findings. It will ascertain best gender-sensitive practices and will develop, test and evaluate technological innovations to efficiently support this endeavour. Through an efficient interchange of knowledge, this project has set itself the challenge of finding a methodological and innovative technological solution to the complex problem of including gender/sex differences in the practice and research protocol of health institutions, to facilitate the emergence of best practices in heart disease. In this project, health professionals, health authorities and technologists, from partner countries utilize their experience and merge national findings to address this issue by sharing and developing best gender practices for caring for cardiovascular patients. It will ascertain best gender practices and will develop, test and evaluate technological innovations to efficiently support this endeavour. This is a complex and holistic problem, so this project will be performed using Systems Thinking methodologies, guaranteeing the viability of the solution to be developed.
  • Funding Agency
    • Submitted to GENDER-NET Plus Consortium
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2021
  • Title
    • Patient-centred care for patients with cardiovascular conditions: do ESC guidelines incorporate patient-centred care?
  • Summary
    • Patient-centred care is key for health professionals to promote high quality of care for patients with cardiovascular conditions. Practical guidelines navigate health professionals to provide patient care based on the best available current evidence. However, there is no clear understanding to what extent these guidelines incorporate patient-centred care recommendations. The aim of the study was to evaluate the level of patient centredness of a set of guidelines endorsed and published by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Methods and results: A total of nine ESC guidelines, published between 2015 and 2017 for various cardiovascular conditions, were reviewed using a list of patient-centred criteria developed by the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP). Five aspects of patient-centred care including patient involvement, multidisciplinary involvement, holistic care, flexible to meet needs, and patient tools, were independently evaluated by CCNAP members. The level of congruence in item ratings by experts was then compared. The achievement of patient centredness in the respective five categories ranged from the lowest level (4%) in the patient tools category to the highest level (53%) in the multidisciplinary involvement category. Conclusions: The level of patient-centredness of nine ESC guidelines was found to be very low indicating that patient perspectives were rarely taken into account when developing, endorsing or formulating recommendations. Future development of cardiovascular guidelines should incorporate patients and patient organisations to ensure incorporation of their perspective on preferences, participation, equality and congruence in care.
  • Funding Agency
    • None
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Secondary Analysis on National ACS Programme Data
  • Summary
    • This project is being conducted under the auspices of the TCPHI and aims to conduct secondary analysis on a section of the National ACS programme database to ascertain the areas of delay to treatment for STEMI and NSTEMI patients.
  • Date From
    • 2018

Keywords

Acute care nursing; ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; Behavior and Health; Cardiovascular disease, pharmacology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Cardiovascular System; Changing gender role attitudes in Ireland; CLINICAL APPLICATIONS; Critical Care; EMERGENCY; Emergency Health Services; GENDER; GENDER DIFFERENCES; Gender dimensions in health and illness; Gender issues in social development; Gender issues, gender studies; Health attitudes and behaviour; Health Disparities; Health outcomes; Health status and inequalities; Health/Medical Science--Computer Technology; Heart; Heart Failure; Heart Failure and transplantation; INPATIENTS; Medical disclosure and theories of the female body; Nursing; Patient Care and Education; Patterns of health; Preventive Medicine; Symptom Management; Technology Assessment/Transfer/Outreach (Hlth; Telemedicine; Women's Health

Recognition

Representations

Reviewer: Journal of Advanced Nursing 2005-on-going

Reviewer: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2004-Ongoing

Member of the CCNAP Scientific Committee 2014

Reviewer: Cochrane Heart 2014

Reveewer: The Emergency Department Assessment of Women with Acute Coronary Syndrome 2009

Member of the Irish Association of Critical Care Nurses 2019

Member of the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 2019

Awards and Honours

Recpient of 3-year Post Doctoral Research Fellowship (HRB) 2009-2011

Recipient of a 3-year Clinical Nursing Research Fellowship: Health Research Board 2001-2004

Recipient of the Young Research Award (St. James's Hospital) 2003

Recipient of the All-Ireland Research Fellowship: An Bord Altranais 2000

Finalist in Clinical Nurse of the Year Award 1998

Memberships

I have been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Health Professionals ( European Society of Cardiology)since 2014 Mission The mission of the Science Committee is to build evidence based practice to optimise cardiovascular patient care by enhancing research possibilities, research skills and research collaborations among Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals. Vision The responsibilities of the Science Committee are to: build evidence-based practice, research capacity and skills among European nurses and allied professionals within CCNAP and beyond; plan mentoring sessions for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral CCNAP researchers; and link CCNAP researchers for collaboration across Europe and the world. Objectives Organize PhD seminars. Improve representation of nurses and allied professionals in guidelines and implementation papers. Publish a research agenda reflecting the priorities for research in the area of cardiovascular patient care, from a nursing and allied professional perspective. Promote and increase visibility of research in the area of cardiovascular patient care within the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Stimulate dedicated research funding in the area of cardiovascular patient care. Other activities Support the CCNAP Programme Committee with respect to abstract review or other issues related to the scientific level of presentations during the annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing. Provide scientific support to the CCNAP Programme Committee with respect to providing ideas for conferences Propose plans for educational seminars/workshops within the yearly Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing specified for practitioners and researchers specific interests 2014 – 2018

The Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) The research centre for Trinity's School of Nursing and Midwifery - is expanding its research collaboration with IBM Research Ireland. The expansion will see TCPHI researchers work with Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts from IBM Research Ireland to advance a programme of research focused on finding effective and innovative solutions for integrated care and self-management in healthcare. 2012 – 2019

An Board Altranais 1992 – Ongoing

Irish Cardiac Nurses Association 1998 – ongoing

European Society of Cardiovascular Nursing 2000 – On-going

Irish Heart Foundation: Women's Council 2004 – On-going