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Dr. Jean Saunders

BA, BSc, M.Sc, PhD, FRSS, C.Stat, C.Sci

Biography

1992 ¿ 1995 Research Fellow in School of Social Sciences, University of Greenwich, UK 1995 ¿ October 1998 Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK November 1998¿ May 99 Principal Statistician, asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent, UK May 99¿ Feb 01Statistics Group Manager, asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent,UK Feb 01 ¿ Sept 01 CEO and Statistical Consultant own company CSCS, Kent, UK September 01 ¿ Now Executive Director, Statistical Consulting Unit Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Limerick, Ireland

Research Interests

Appied Statistics; Medical Statistics. Classification & Regression Trees. Clinical Trials. Algorithms and scores for diagnosis and prognosis. Measurement of health in the population

Teaching Interests

4 sessions of CSTAR methodology courses per year
Statistical methodological courses run for the Pharma Industry each year
HSE courses run in Midwest for doctors/nurses

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2016 IPPOSI, Non-executive Board Member of IPPOSI (Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry)
  • 2010 EHS Research Committee,
  • 2010 EHSFREC,
  • 2010 Science & Engineering FREC,
  • 2010 ULREG,
  • 2004 UHL Scientific Research Ethics Committee, HSE Midwest
  • 2002 MWRH Complex Research Ethics Committee,

Association

  • 2006 Member, Statistical and Social Enquiry Society of Ireland
  • 2006 member, EFSPI
  • 2006 Member, Public Health Alliance, Ireland
  • 2000 Member, IBS
  • 1998 Member, PSI
  • 1995 Member, Society of Social Medicine (UK)
  • 1995 Member, Radical Statistics Group (UK)
  • 1990 Member, RSS

Employment

  • 2001 Deptof Maths and Statistics, UL. - Executive Director
  • 2001 CSCS, Kent, UK - Senior Statistical Consultant
  • 1999 Asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent - Statistics Group Manager
  • 1998 Asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent - Principal Statistician
  • 1995 Centre for Health Services Studies, Uni of Kent. - Research Fellow
  • 1992 School of Social Sciences, University of Greenwich - Research Fellow
  • 1991 University of Bradford. - Statistical/Computing Demonstrator
  • 1978 Rochdale - Secondary Teacher

Education

  • 1996 Sheffield Hallam University, - M.Sc.
  • 1992 University of Bradford - Ph.D.
  • 1988 Open University, Home Study - B.A.
  • 1977 University of London - B.Sc.

Consultancy

  • - Statistical consultancy offered in medical statistics, clinical trials, research methods and research design

Publications

Conference Publication

2015

BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting
Francis, P., Mc Cormack, W., Toomey, C., Norton, C., Saunders, J., Kerrins, E., Lyons M. & Jakeman, P.

2007

The 21st European Conference on Biomaterials
Cummins, NM; Towler, MR; Wren, AW; Rushe, N; Saunders, J; Jakeman, PM; Carroll, P; Murphy, N;

Other Journal

2011

Psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol use in problem drug users: Protocol for a Cochrane Review
Klimas, J., Field, C. A., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C., Glynn, L., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C.
Irish Psychologist

Other Publication

2014

Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users
Klimas, J,Tobin, H,Field, CA,O'Gorman, CSM,Glynn, LG,Keenan, E,Saunders, J,Bury, G,Dunne, C,Cullen, W
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub3

2013

First Laparoscopy or Active Observation in Acute Non-Specific Abdominal Pain 'The FLO Trial'
Healy, D,Moloney, MC,Saunders, J,Grace, P,Kavanagh, E,Burke, P,Kinsella, S,Walsh, S
Irish journal of medical science

2012

AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting
Klimas, J, Field, C. A., Cullen, W, O'Gorman, C. S. M., Glynn, L, Keenan, E, Saunders, J, Bury, G, Dunne, C

2012

Psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol use in illicit drug users: Early results of a cochrane review
Klimas, J., Field, C.A., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C.S.M., Glynn, L., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C.

2012

Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users
Klimas, J., Field, C.A., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C.S.M., Glynn, L., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C.
3rd ACAMH SIG Research day, 28th September, Limerick, Ireland.

2012

Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users
Klimas, J,Field, CA,Cullen, W,O'Gorman, CSM,Glynn, LG,Keenan, E,Saunders, J,Bury, G,Dunne, C
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub2

2011

16th Annual Meeting of UK and Ireland Contributors to The Cochrane Collaboration Belfast
Klimas, J, Field, C. A., Cullen, W, O'Gorman, C. S. M., Glynn, L, Keenan, E, Saunders, J, Bury, G, Dunne, C

Peer Reviewed Journal

2015

Psychosocial Interventions for Problem Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings (PINTA): Baseline Feasibility Data
Klimas, J,Henihan, AM,McCombe, G,Swan, D,Anderson, R,Bury, G,Dunne, C,Keenan, E,Saunders, J,Shorter, GW,Smyth, BP,Cullen, W
Journal Of Dual Diagnosis DOI: 10.1080/15504263.2015.1027630

2015

A longitudinal study of delirium phenomenology indicates widespread neural dysfunction
Leonard, M,Adamis, D,Saunders, J,Trzepacz, P,Meagher, D
Palliative & Supportive Care DOI: 10.1017/S147895151300093X

2015

Food and beverage cues in children's television programmes: the influence of programme genre.
Scully, P., Reid, O., Macken, A., Healy, M., Saunders, J., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C., O'Gorman, CS.
Public Health Nutrition

2014

Food and beverage cues in UK and Irish children-television programming
Scully, P,Reid, O,Macken, A,Healy, M,Saunders, J,Leddin, D,Cullen, W,Dunne, C,O'Gorman, CS
Archives of disease in childhood DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305430

2014

Food and beverage cues in United Kingdom and Irish children-television programming.
Scully, P., Reid, O., Macken, A., Healy, M., Saunders, J., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C., O'Gorman, C.S.
Archives of disease in childhood DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305430

2014

Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users (Review)
Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Field, C.A., O'Gorman, C.S.M., Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub3

2013

What is a Randomised Controlled Trial?
O'Gorman, C.S., Saunders, J., Macken, A.P., Dunne, C., Higgins, M.F.
Irish medical journal

2013

Psychosocial INTerventions for Alcohol use among problem drug users (PINTA): protocol for a feasibility study in primary care
Klimas, J., Anderson, R., Bourke, M., Bury, G., Field, C-A., Kaner, E., Keane, R., Keenan, E., Meagher, D., Murphy, B., O'Gorman4, CSM, O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.
Journal Of Medical Internet Research DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2678PMID:23912883

2013

What's the difference between common statistical tests?
O'Gorman, C.S., Saunders, J., Macken, A.P., Dunne, C., Higgins, M.F.
Irish medical journal

2013

What's the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE? And how do you best search MEDLINE anyway?
O'Gorman, C.S., Saunders, J., Macken, A.P., Dunne, C., Higgins, M.F.
Irish medical journal

2013

Research confuses me: What is Qualitative Research & what is the difference between grounded theory and phenomenology?
O'Gorman, C.S., Saunders, J., Macken, A.P., Dunne, C., Higgins, M.F.
Irish medical journal

2013

Research confuses me: What is the difference between case-control and cohort studies in quantitative research?
O'Gorman, C.S., Saunders, J., Macken, A.P., Dunne, C., Higgins, M.F.
Irish medical journal

2013

Psychosocial INTerventions for Alcohol use among problem drug users (PINTA): protocol for a feasibility study in primary care
Klimas, J., Anderson, R., Bourke, M., Bury, G., Field, C-A., Kaner, E., Keane, R., Keenan, E., Meagher, D., Murphy, B., O'Gorman4, CSM, O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.
Journal Of Medical Internet Research

2012

Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users
Klimas, J; Field, C.-A; Cullen, W; O'Gorman, CSM; Glynn,G; Keenan, E; Saunders, J; Bury, G; Dunne, C;
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269

2012

Psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol use in illicit drug users.
Klimas, J., Field, C.A., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C.S.M., Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub2

2012

A randomized-controlled trial of intensive case management emphasizing the recovery model among patients with severe and enduring mental illness
O'Brien, S,McFarland, J,Kealy, B,Pullela, A,Saunders, J,Cullen, W,Meagher, D
Irish Journal Of Medical Science DOI: 10.1007/s11845-011-0795-0

2011

Acute medical Assessment Units: An efficient alternative to in-hospital acute medical care
Watts M., Powys L., Hora C.O., Kinsella S., Saunders J., Reid L., Finucane P.
Irish Medical Journal

2011

Psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol use in illicit drug users.
Klimas, J., Field, C.A., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C.S.M., Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., and Dunne, C.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub2

2010

A comparison of neuropsychiatric and cognitive profiles in delirium, dementia, comorbid delirium-dementia and cognitively intact controls
Meagher, DJ; Leonard, M; Donnelly, S; Conroy, M; Saunders, J; Trzepacz, PT
Journal Of Neurology Neurosurgery And Psychiatry DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2009.200956

2008

Reversibility of delirium in terminally ill patients and predictors of mortality
Leonard, M; Raju, B; Conroy, M; Donnelly, S; Trzepacz, PT; Saunders, J; Meagher, D
Palliative Medicine DOI: 10.1177/0269216308094520

2008

Motor Symptoms and Subtypes in 100 Cases of Delirium vs. Controls
Meagher, D; Moran, M; Raju, B; Leonard, M; Donnelly, S; Saunders, J; Trzepacz, P
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2008

Motor symptoms in 100 patients with delirium versus control subjects: Comparison of subtyping methods
Meagher, DJ; Moran, M; Raju, B; Gibbons, D; Donnelly, S; Saunders, J; Trzepacz, PT
Psychosomatics DOI: 10.1176/appi.psy.49.4.300

2008

A new data-based motor subtype schema for delirium
Meagher, D; Moran, M; Raju, B; Leonard, M; Donnelly, S; Saunders, J; Trzepacz, P
Journal Of Neuropsychiatry And Clinical Neurosciences DOI: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.20.2.185

2007

Motor Symptoms and Subtypes in 100 Cases of Delirium vs. Controls
Saunders, J; Meagher, D; Moran, M; Raju, B; Leonard, M; Donnelly, S; Saunders, J;Trzepacz, P
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2007

Phenomenology of delirium - Assessment of 100 adult cases using standardised measures
Meagher, DJ; Moran, M; Raju, B; Gibbons, D; Donnelly, S; Saunders, J; Trzepacz, PT
British Journal Of Psychiatry DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.106.023911

2007

Raman spectroscopy of the human nail: A potential tool for evaluating bone health?
Towler, MR; Wren, A; Rushe, N; Saunders, J; Cummins, NM; Jakeman, PM
Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s10856-006-0018-9

2006

Achieving evidence-based prescribing practice in an adult community mental health service
Moran M., Raju B., Saunders J., Meagher D.
Psychiatric Bulletin DOI: 10.1192/pb.30.2.51