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Dr. Barbara Whelan

Biography

PhD, Technological University Dublin
MSc Public Health Nutrition, University of Southampton
BSc Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Galway

Barbara's principal research interests lie in the area of public health in particular infant and maternal health. She has experience investigating cultural and societal influences on infant feeding. She has conducted research on innovative projects which have aimed to raise awareness of breastfeeding and ultimately improve rates through drama and financial incentives. She has skills in qualitative research and process and context evaluation of complex interventions.

Barbara is currently working as a Research Assistant on a project
to develop a psychological intervention for patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Research Interests

Barbara's principal research interests lie in the area of public health in particular infant and maternal health. She has experience investigating cultural and societal influences on infant feeding. She has conducted research on innovative projects which have aimed to raise awareness of breastfeeding and ultimately improve rates through drama and financial incentives.