Prof-Anne MacFarlane

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Prof Anne MacFarlane

Phone: +353 61 202171
Email: anne.macfarlane@ul.ie
Fax: +353 61 233778
Role: Professor of Primary Healthcare Research

Profile:

Anne has established an inter-disciplinary research group at GEMS with members from general practice, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, sociology, psychology and biostatistics.

Anne graduated with a B.A. (psychology and sociology) from University College Cork in 1992. She completed her M.A. (1995) and Ph.D (1998) in the Department of Health Promotion, NUI Galway. After working as a Research Fellow in University College London for two years (2000-2002), Anne returned to Ireland and held a Health Research Board Health Services Research Fellowship in the Department of General Practice, NUI Galway (2002-2004). She was Lecturer in Primary Care at the Department of General Practice NUI Galway (2004-2011).

 

Competitive Grants:

Anne has a research income of €7 million euro for primary healthcare research and development projects since 2002.

Anne completed her role in March 2015 as Principal Investigator for a 2.9 million euro EU FP7 project REsearch into implementation STrategies to support patients of different ORigins and language background in a variety of European primary care settings - RESTORE.  She is working on international dissemination of RESTORE findings to academic and policy audiences.

Anne was Principal Investigator (2010-2014) for Health Research Board Research Award (210,000 euro) called Towards a Framework for Implementation of User Involvement in Primary Healthcare – FUSION

She is Principal Investigator (2014-2107) for a Health Research Board Research Award (333,000) for a project about Primary Care Teams and their implementation in the Health Service Executive.

Anne is Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Austin O’ Carroll for the Partnership for Health Equity

 

Higher Degree Supervision

Anne has extensive experience of postgraduate research supervision. She is currently PhD supervisor for:

Edel Tierney (UL) Involving communities in Primary Care Teams: An analysis of rhetoric and practice (2015-present)

Pauline Clerkin (UL & HRB SPHERE Structured PhD Scholar) Primary healthcare research – improving general practice care for people with dementia (2015-present)

Ruth McMenamin (NUI Galway see http://www.nuigalway.ie/speech_language_therapy/staff/ruth_mcmenamin.html) Evaluating Conversation Partner Programmes - Perspectives of People with Aphasia (September 2008-present).

Anne is co-supervisor for:

Mary O’Reilly de Brun (NUI Galway http://www.nuigalway.ie/general_practice/staff/researchstaff.html Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) research methodology: principles, pragmatics and potential for cross-cultural community-engaged primary healthcare research in Europe. (2013 to present)

Tomas de Brun (NUI Galway) Community-oriented primary healthcare:  supporting health professionals in understanding the dynamics of culture within a European migrant healthcare project. (2013 to present)

 

Publications

O'Donnell, C. A., Burns, N., Mair, F. S., Dowrick, C., Clissmann, C., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., de Brun, T. and MacFarlane, A. (2016) 'Reducing the health care burden for marginalised migrants: The potential role for primary care in Europe', Health Policy, 2016/04/16.

van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Burns, N., O'Donnell, C., Mair, F., Spiegel, W., Lionis, C., Dowrick, C., O'Reilly-de Brun, M., de Brun, T. and MacFarlane, A. (2014) 'Communication in cross-cultural consultations in primary care in Europe: the case for improvement. The rationale for the RESTORE FP 7 project', Prim Health Care Res Dev, 15(2), 122-33.

de Brún, T., de Brún, M., Van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Van Weel, C., Dowrick, C., Lionis, C., O’Donnell, C., Burns, N., Mair, F. S., Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., Princz, C., Van Den Muijsenbergh, M. & MacFarlane, A. 2015. Guidelines and training initiatives that support communication in cross-cultural primary-care settings: appraising their implementability using Normalization Process Theory. Family Practice, 32, 420-425.

O’Reilly-de Brún, M., MacFarlane, A., de Brún, T., Okonkwo, E., Bokanga, J. S., De Almeida Silva, M., Ogbebor, F., Mierzejewska, A., Nnadi, L., Van Den Muijsenbergh, M., Van Weel-Baumgarten, E. & Van Weel, C. 2016. Involving migrants in the development of guidelines for communication in cross-cultural general practice consultations: a participatory learning and action research project. British Medical Journal, 5, bmjopen-2014-007092.

O’Reilly-de Brún, M., De Brún, T., Okonkwo, E., Bonsenge-Bokanga, J., De Almeida Silva, M., Ogbebor, F., Mierzejewska, A., Nnadi, L., Van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Van Weel, C., Van Den Muijsenbergh, M. & MacFarlane, A. 2016. Using Participatory Learning & Action research to access and engage with ‘hard to reach’ migrants in primary healthcare research. BioMed Central Health Services Research.

de Brún et al Guidelines and Training Initiatives that support communication cross-cultural primary care settings: Appraising their implementability using Normalisation Process Theory Family Practice 2015 Apr 27. pii: cmv022. [Epub ahead of print ]

Mc Menamin, R., Tierney, E., and MacFarlane, A. (2015) ‘Addressing the long term impacts of aphasia: How far does the Conversation Partner Programme go?’ in press with Aphasiology; doi 10.1080/02687038.2015.1004155

Mc Menamin, R., Tierney, E., and MacFarlane, A. (2015) ‘Who decides what criteria are important to consider in exploring the outcomes of Conversation Approaches? A Participatory Health Research Study.’ in press with Aphasiology; doi 10.1080/02687038.2015.1006564

Mc Menamin, R., Mc Grath, M., Cantillon, P., and MacFarlane, A. (2014) 'Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is Service Learning an effective educational approach?' Medical Teacher 36, 291-307.

MacFarlane, A., O'Reilly-De Brún, M., De Brún, T., Dowrick, C., O'Donnell, C., Mair, F., Spiegel, W., Van Den Muijsenbergh, M., Van Weel Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C. and Clissmann, C. (2014) 'Healthcare for migrants, participatory health research and implementation science-better health policy and practice through inclusion. The RESTORE project', European Journal of General Practice, 20(2), 148-152.

McEvoy, R., Ballini, L., Maltoni, S., O'Donnell, C. A., Mair, F. S. and MacFarlane, A. (2014) 'A qualitative systematic review of studies using the normalization process theory to research implementation processes', Implementation Science, 9(1).

O'Sullivan, M., Cullen, W. and MacFarlane, A. (2014) 'Primary care teams in Ireland: a qualitative mapping review of Irish grey and published literature', Irish Journal of Medical Science.

Tierney, E., McEvoy, R., O'Reilly-de Brún, M., de Brún, T., Okonkwo, E., Rooney, M., Dowrick, C., Rogers, A. and MacFarlane>, A. (2014) 'A critical analysis of the implementation of service user involvement in primary care research and health service development using normalization process theory', Health Expectations.

O'Donnell, C., Burns, N., Dowrick, C., Lionis, C., MacFarlane, A. and Team, R. (2013) 'Health-care access for migrants in Europe', Lancet, 382(9890), 393.

Clerkin, P., Buckley, B. S., Murphy, A. W. and MacFarlane, A. E. (2013) 'Patients' views about the use of their personal information from general practice medical records in health research: a qualitative study in Ireland', Family Practice, 30(1), 105-112.

McEvoy, R. and MacFarlane, A. (2013) 'Community participation in primary care in Ireland: the need for implementation research', Primary Health Care Research & Development, 14(2), 126-139.

Gallagher, N., MacFarlane, A., Murphy, A. W., Freeman, G. K., Glynn, L. G. and Bradley, C. P. (2013) 'Service Users' and Caregivers' Perspectives on Continuity of Care in Out-of-Hours Primary Care', Qualitative Health Research, 23(3), 407-421.

MacFarlane, A. and O'Donnell, C. (2013) 'Who are we and where are we going? Primary care academics in non-clinical posts', Primary Health Care Research & Development, 1-8.

MacFarlane, A. and O'Reilly-de Brun, M. (2012) 'Using a Theory-Driven Conceptual Framework in Qualitative Health Research', Qualitative Health Research, 22(5), 607-618.

MacFarlane, A., O'Donnell, C., Mair, F., O'Reilly-de Brun, M., de Brun, T., Spiegel, W., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C., Burns, N., Gravenhorst, K., Princz, C., Teunissen, E., Mareeuw, F. v. d. D., Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., Vlahadi, M. and Dowrick, C. (2012) 'REsearch into implementation STrategies to support patients of different ORigins and language background in a variety of European primary care settings (RESTORE): study protocol', Implementation Science, 7.

Pieper, H.-O. and MacFarlane, A. (2011) '"I'm worried about what I missed": GP registrars' views on learning needs to deliver effective healthcare to ethnically and culturally diverse patient populations', Education for Health, 24(1), 494

Pieper, H.-O., Clerkin, P. and MacFarlane, A. (2011) 'The impact of direct provision accommodation for asylum seekers on organisation and delivery of local primary care and social care services: A case study', BMC Family Practice, 12.

Buckley, B. S., Murphy, A. W. and MacFarlane, A. E. (2011) 'Public attitudes to the use in research of personal health information from general practitioners' records: a survey of the Irish general public', Journal of Medical Ethics, 37(1), 50-55.

MacFarlane, A., Clerkin, P., Murray, E., Heaney, D. J., Wakeling, M., Pesola, U.-M., Waterworth, E. L., Larsen, F., Makiniemi, M. and Winblad, I. (2011) 'The e-health implementation toolkit: qualitative evaluation across four European countries', Implementation Science, 6.

May, C. R., Finch, T., Ballini, L., MacFarlane, A., Mair, F., Murray, E., Treweek, S. and Rapley, T. (2011) 'Evaluating complex interventions and health technologies using normalization process theory: development of a simplified approach and web-enabled toolkit', BMC Health Services Research, 11.

Kennedy, P., de Brun, T., O'Reilly-de Brun, M. and MacFarlane, A. (2010) 'An exploration of evidence-based policy in Ireland: health and social inclusion', Evidence & Policy, 6(2), 255-268.

Murray, E., Treweek, S., Pope, C., MacFarlane, A., Ballini, L., Dowrick, C., Finch, T., Kennedy, A., Mair, F., O'Donnell, C., Ong, B. N., Rapley, T., Rogers, A. and May, C. (2010) 'Normalisation process theory: a framework for developing, evaluating and implementing complex interventions', BMC Medicine, 8.

Finnerty, F., Glynn, L., Dineen, B., Colfer, F. and MacFarlane, A. (2009) 'A postal survey of data in general practice on the prevalence of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in patients aged 18-65 in one county in the west of Ireland', BMC Family Practice, 10.

Glynn, L. G., O'Riordan, C., MacFarlane, A., Newell, J., Iglesias, A. A., Whitford, D., Cantillon, P. and Murphy, A. W. (2009) 'Research activity and capacity in primary healthcare: The REACH study: A survey', BMC Family Practice, 10.

May, C. R., Mair, F., Finch, T., MacFarlane, A., Dowrick, C., Treweek, S., Rapley, T., Ballini, L., Ong, B. N., Rogers, A., Murray, E., Elwyn, G., Legare, F., Gunn, J. and Montori, V. M. (2009) 'Development of a theory of implementation and integration: Normalization Process Theory', Implementation Science, 4.

Ononeze, V., Murphy, A. W., MacFarlane, A., Byrne, M. and Bradley, C. (2009) 'Expanding the value of qualitative theories of illness experience in clinical practice: a grounded theory of secondary heart disease prevention', Health Education Research, 24(3), 357-368.

MacFarlane, A., Dzebisova, Z., Karapish, D., Kovacevic, B., Ogbebor, F. and Okonkwo, E. (2009a) 'Arranging and negotiating the use of informal interpreters in general practice consultations: Experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the west of Ireland', Social Science & Medicine, 69(2), 210-214.

MacFarlane, A., Singleton, C. and Green, E. (2009b) 'Language barriers in health and social care consultations in the community: A comparative study of responses in Ireland and England', Health Policy, 92(2-3), 203-210.

MacFarlane, A., Glynn, L. G., Mosinkie, P. I. and Murphy, A. W. (2008a) 'Responses to language barriers in consultations with refugees and asylum seekers: a telephone survey of Irish general practitioners', BMC Family Practice, 9.

MacFarlane, A., O'Reilly-de Brun, M. and de Brun, T. (2008b) 'User involvement - Participatory approach works', British Medical Journal, 336(7641), 405-406.

Glynn, L. G., MacFarlane, A. and Murphy, A. W. (2007) 'The complexity of patients' satisfaction with out-of-hours care: A qualitative study', European Journal of General Practice, 13(2), 83-88.

May, C., Finch, T., Mair, F., Ballini, L., Dowrick, C., Eccles, M., Gask, L., MacFarlane, A., Murray, E., Rapley, T., Rogers, A., Treweek, S., Wallace, P., Anderson, G., Burns, J. and Heaven, B. (2007) 'Understanding the implementation of complex interventions in health care: the normalization process model', BMC Health Services Research, 7.

McMahon, J., Murphy, A. W., Cantillon, P., Avalos, G. and MacFarlane, A. (2007) 'A survey of asylum seekers' general practice service utilisation and morbidity patterns', Irish Medical Journal, 100(5).

Harrison, R., MacFarlane, A., Murray, E. and Wallace, P. (2006) 'Patients' perceptions of joint teleconsultations: a qualitative evaluation', Health Expectations, 9(1), 81-90.

De Souza, V., MacFarlane, A., Murphy, A. W., Hanahoe, B., Barber, A. and Cormican, M. (2006) 'A qualitative study of factors influencing antimicrobial prescribing by non-consultant hospital doctors', Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 58(4), 840-843.

MacFarlane, A., Murphy, A. and Clerkin, P. (2006) 'Telemedicine services in the Republic of Ireland: An evolving policy context', Health Policy, 76(3), 245-258.

Ononeze, V., Murphy, A. W., Byrne, M., Bradley, C. and Macfarlane, A. (2006) 'Patients and health professionals' perspectives on the sociocultural influences on secondary cardiac behaviour: a qualitative study of the implications in policy and practice', Family Practice, 23(5), 587-596.

Glynn, L. G., MacFarlane, A., Kelly, M., Cantillon, P. and Murphy, A. W. (2006) 'Helping each other to learn - A process evaluation of peer assisted learning', BMC Medical Education, 6.

MacFarlane, A., Harrison, R., Murray, E., Berlin, A. and Wallace, P. (2006a) 'A qualitative study of the educational potential of joint teleconsultations at the primary-secondary care interface', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12, 22-24.

MacFarlane, A., Harrison, R., Murray, E. and Wallace, P. (2006b) 'A qualitative study of communication during joint teleconsultations at the primary-secondary care interface', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12, 24-26.

MacFarlane, A., Clerkin, P. and Murphy, A. (2005) 'Role flexibility among telemedicine service providers in the north-west and west of Ireland', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 11, 62-64.

May, C., Harrison, R., Finch, T., MacFarlane, A., Mair, F., Wallace, P. and Grp, T. A. S. (2003a) 'Understanding the normalization of telemedicine services through qualitative evaluation', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 10(6), 596-604.

May, C., Harrison, R., MacFarlane, A., Williams, T., Mair, F. and Wallace, P. (2003b) 'Why do telemedicine systems fail to normalize as stable models of service delivery?', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 9, S25-S26.

MacFarlane, A., Harrison, R. and Wallace, P. (2002) 'The benefits of a qualitative approach to telemedicine research', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 8, 56-57.

Harrison, R., MacFarlane, A. and Wallace, P. (2002) 'Implementation of telemedicine: the problem of evaluation', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 8, 39-40.

MacFarlane, A. and Kelleher, C. (2002) 'Concepts of illness causation and attitudes to health care among older people in the Republic of Ireland', Social Science & Medicine, 54(9), 1389-1400.

MacFarlane, A. and Kelleher, C. (1997) 'Contemporary health practices in Ireland: Manual versus non-manual differences', Irish Medical Journal, 90(6), 240-241.