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Research Newsletter - February 2024

DCU School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Research Activity Newsletter February 2024



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Dr Veronica Lambert

Dr Veronica Lambert

Head of School


Head of School

Dr Veronica Lambert

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SPNCH Research Exchange Events

Two research exchange events were held in 2023 on 1st June and 7th December, with 10 people presenting on their current research at each event. ? some photos here

Research Events 

16th International Family Nursing Conference

16th European Public Health Conference- largest public health conference in Europe- Anthony led the local organising committee. Held in the Convention Centre

SNPCH Research Exchange events 

Two research exchange events were held in 2023 on 1st June and 7th December, with 10 people presenting on their current research at each event. Some photos here


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Dr Mary Nevin

Dr Mary Nevin

15th Feb Dr. Mary Nevin was awarded funding from the Irish Research Council through the New Foundations Awards 2022 for her project  "Integrating generalist level palliative care within specialist chronic illness management: A qualitative study of the perspectives of Clinical Nurse Specialists in chronic illness care"   

Dr Amanda Drury

Dr Amanda Drury

13th October- Dr Amanda Drury (PI), Dr Mary Nevin (Co investigator) and Dr Leona Bannon (co-investigator) were successful in receiving funding from the Irish Research Council Ulysses 2024 scheme. They are partnering with The Sarbonne University, Paris, on the project, Exploring Evidence-Based Interventions to Support People Living with Advanced Cancer who Require End-of-Life Care in the Emergency Department.

16th December Dr Amanda Drury received funding (€12,000) from the Irish Research Council New Foundation Scheme for the project "Exploring the Unmet Needs of Older Adults with Haematological Malignancies

Professor Anthony Staines

Professor Anthony Staines

16th December- Prof Anthony Staines, in collaboration with Dr Sean Healy (UL) and Prof Mary Rose Sweeney (RCSI), received funding (€30,000) from the Special Olympics for the project "Leveraging Research and Advocacy to Make Health Systems More Inclusive of People with Intellectual Disabilities".

SNPCH Research in the media

25th May 2023- Kate Irving did a really interesting interview on RTE last evening on the subject of therapeutic lying. It's well worth a listen. 

30th March 2023 A new autism study by Dr Sinéad McNally and Dr Mary Rose Sweeney, asking children and their families about their school experience, was reported by Katherine Donnelly at The Irish IndependentJess Casey at The Irish ExaminerCarl O’Brien at The Irish TimesClodagh McKeon for Her Family and Eimer McAuley at The Journal.

23rd Dec Dr Kumaresan Cithambaram spoke to Eilish O'Regan at The Irish Independent about his research that found that people with disabilities not accessing screening programmes are ‘at risk of missed cancer diagnosis’.

Awards & Achievements

Irish Research Council 2023 awards- Dr Amanda Drury was awarded a Researcher of the Year commendation and Dr Mary Nevin was awarded a Research Ally award. 

Anthony was appointed the MC of a new COST action project on data and migration as the Irish delegate

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Dr Gillian Paul