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Dr. Pauline Meskell

PhD MSc MA BSc

Biography

Pauline Meskell is a senior lecturer in Nursing & Health Research in the department of Nursing & Midwifery, EHS Faculty at the University of Limerick. Pauline’s research interests lie in the areas of self-management of chronic diseases including renal disease, Ageing, Dementia, outcome measurement, and Evidence Synthesis. Pauline has particular methodological expertise around quantitative and qualitative evidence synthesis, conventional and policy Delphi, instrument development, and outcome measurement.

She is currently involved in a number of both Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic reviews and qualitative evidence syntheses. She has collaborated on projects funded by the Health Research Board (Ireland), Department of Health and Children (Ireland), National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (Ireland), and Institute of Public Health. Pauline teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Her teaching interests are in all aspects of nursing, particularly acute and chronic care, advanced physical assessment and research. She has extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students across a variety of topic areas and have been involved in teaching on allied health care programmes such as medicine, psychology and paramedics. Pauline has extensive experience in programme management and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Pauline is the lead of the Supportive & Palliative Care research cluster and the Early Career Researchers Forum in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the University of Limerick.

Her current research projects include the use of sensory cueing systems in the management of Freezing of Gait (FOG) in Parkinson’s Disease, exploring the experiences of patients transitioning onto dialysis, development of a communication tool to facilitate patient transfer from long stay care to acute care and exploring the factors that influence recruitment to clinical trials.

Research Interests

Pauline’s research interests lie in the areas of self-management of chronic diseases including renal disease, Ageing, Dementia, outcome measurement, and Evidence Synthesis. Pauline has particular methodological expertise around quantitative and qualitative evidence synthesis, conventional and policy Delphi, instrument development, and outcome measurement. She is currently involved in a number of both Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic reviews and qualitative evidence syntheses.

Teaching Interests

Pauline teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her teaching interests are in all aspects of nursing, particularly acute and chronic care, advanced physical assessment and research. She has extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students across a variety of topic areas and have been involved in teaching on allied health care programmes such as medicine, psychology and paramedics. Pauline has extensive experience in programme management and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Publications

Book


Conference Contribution

2020

Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference
Meskell, P., O’Loughlin, C., Tuohy, D., O’Brien, B., Hussey, M., Markey, K., Doody, O., O’Donnell, C., Murphy-Tigue, S, Deasy, C.

2019

HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference
Deasy, C., Meskell, P., O’Donnell, C., Markey, K., Doody, O., Murphy-Tighe, S., O’Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Hussey, M., O’Loughlin, C.

2019

67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting 2019
O’Reilly, P., Meskell, P., Doody., O., Kiely, M., O’Doherty, J., Dore, L., Barry, L., Fahy, A., Graham, M., Murphy, J., O’Keeffe, O’Brien, B., Tuohy, D., B., Coffey, A.

2018

Cochrane Colloquium
Wuytack, F., Meskell, P., Regan, M., Biesty, L., Lutomski, J., O’Donnell, M., Treweek, S., Devenae, D.

2018

65th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society: Changing Perspectives in Gerontology
Casey, Dympna, Barrett, Eva, Murphy, Kathleen, Mannion, Arlene, Burke, Megan, Whelan Sally, Meskell Pauline

2018

Cochrane Colloquium
Wuytack, F., Meskell, P., Regan, M., Biesty, L., Lutomski, J., O’Donnell, M., Treweek, S., Devenae, D.

2017

27th International Alzheimers Europe Conference
Casey, D., Barratt, E., Murphy, K., Mannion, A., Burke, M., Whelan, S., Meskell, P.

2017

4th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference, Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland.
Barrett, E., Meskell, P, Murphy, K., Mannion, A., Casey, D. Whelan, S.

2014

UHL Annual Research Symposium
Cassidy, 1., Kennedy, C., Butler, MP, Meskell , P., Coote, S., Richardson, M., Boers, P

2013

14th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference (AIRC2013) Optimising Health in the 21st Century.
Meskell, P, Butler, M.P. Dowling, M., Devane, D., Conway, Y., Tully, A., Jordan, F.,Murphy, K. Kenneally, B. Smith, S., Bradley, S.

2013

4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference.
Bradley S., Murphy, K., Devane, D., Meskell,P., Butler, M.P., Dowling, M., Smyth, S., Tully, A., Kennelly, B., Conway, Y., Jordan, F.

Conference Publication

2018

4th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference, Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland
Meskell, P., Lynch, U., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Houghton, C., Smyth, S., Gannon, M., Hunter, A., Conway, A., Casey, D.

2017

9th International Sonas APC Dementia Conference
Meskell, P., Lynch, U., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Houghton, C., Smyth, S., Gannon, M., Hunter, A., Conway, A., Casey, D.

2015

Inaugural HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference, April 29th, Limerick.
Cassidy, I. Kennedy, C., Butler, MP. Meskell, P. Coote, S. Richardson, M. Boers, P

2014

13th Annual EDCNS doctoral conference, Maastrict.
Cassidy, I. Kennedy, C., Butler, MP. Meskell, P. Coote, S. Richardson, M. Boers, P. (

2014

The UHL Annual Symposium, Limerick.
Cassidy, I. Kennedy, C., Butler, MP. Meskell, P. Coote, S. Richardson, M. Boers, P

2014

UHL Annual Research Symposium 2014.
Cassidy, 1., Kennedy, C., Butler, MP, Meskell , P., Coote, S., Richardson, M., Boers, P

2013

14th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference (AIRC2013) Optimising Health in the 21st Century.
Meskell, P, Butler, M.P. Dowling, M., Devane, D., Conway, Y., Tully, A., Jordan, F.,Murphy, K. Kenneally, B. Smith, S., Bradley, S.

2013

14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin
Meskell, P., Butler, M.P. Devane, D., Murphy, K., Dowling, M., Smyth, S., Conway, Y., Tully, A., Jordan, F., Kennelly, B., Stephen Bradley, S.

2013

4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference. National University of Ireland, Galway.
Bradley, S., Murphy, K., Devane, D. Kennelly, B., Meskell, P., Butler, M.P. Dowling, M., Smyth, S., Tully, A., Conway, Y., Jordan, F., Fitzpatrick, J., Fitzgerald, S Higgins, E.

2012

Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 18th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR)
Bradley, S., Murphy, K., Devane, D. Kennelly, B., Meskell, P., Butler, M.P. Dowling, M., Smyth, S., Tully, A., Conway, Y., Jordan, F., Fitzpatrick, J., Fitzgerald, S Higgins, E.

Other Journal

2012

Linking aims, paradigm and method in nursing research
Houghton C.;Hunter A.;Meskell P.
Nurse researcher DOI: 10.7748/nr2012.11.20.2.34.c9439

Other Publication

2019

A Technological Review of Wearable Cueing Devices Addressing Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease
Sweeney D.;Quinlan L.;Browne P.;Richardson M.;Meskell P.;ÓLaighin G.
Journal Of Sensors DOI: 10.3390/s19061277

2019

Risk of bias assessment of sequence generation: a study of 100 systematic reviews of trials
Wuytack, F;Regan, M;Biesty, L;Meskell, P;Lutomski, JE;O'Donnell, M;Treweek, S;Devane, D
Systematic Reviews DOI: 10.1186/s13643-018-0924-1

2018

Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and their infants
Biesty, LM,Egan, AM,Dunne, F,Smith, V,Meskell, P,Dempsey, E,Bhuinneain, GMN,Devane, D
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012948

2018

Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and their infants
Biesty, LM,Egan, AM,Dunne, F,Dempsey, E,Meskell, P,Smith, V,Ni Bhuinneain, GM,Devane, D
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012910

2017

CAN SOCIAL ROBOTS HELP TO REDUCE LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION IN PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA? A DELPHI SURVEY
Barrett, E,Murphy, K,Mannion, A,Meskell, P,Burke, M,Casey, D,Whelan, S
Age and ageing DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afx144.114

2012

Research Evaluation of the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) Service. National Office for Suicide Prevention.
Bradley, S., Murphy, K., Devane, D., Kennelly, B., Meskell, P., Butler, M.P., Dowling, M., Smyth, S., Tully, A., Conway, Y., Jordan, F., Fitzpatrick, J., Fitzgerald, S., Higgins, E.

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers' adherence with infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases: a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis
Houghton C.;Meskell P.;Delaney H.;Smalle M.;Glenton C.;Booth A.;Chan X.H.S.;Devane D.;Biesty L.M.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013582

2019

Key stakeholders’ perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: A qualitative descriptive study.
O’Reilly, P., O’Brien, B., Graham, M., Murphy, J., Barry, L., Doody, O., Fahy, A., Kiely, M., Lang, D., Meskell, P., O’Doherty, J., O’Keeffe, J., Tuohy, D., Coffey, A.
International Journal Of Older People Nursing DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/opn.12254

2019

Key stakeholders’ perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: A qualitative descriptive study.
O’Reilly, P., O’Brien, B., Graham, M., Murphy, J., Barry, L., Doody, O., Fahy, A., Hoey, C., Kiely, M., Lang, D., Meskell, P., O’Doherty, J., O’Keefe, J., Tuohy, D., Coffey, A.,
International Journal Of Older People Nursing DOI: 10.1111/opn.12254

2019

Driving and Disabling factors in noncurative oral chemotherapy adherence among people with cancer: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis
Dowling M, Hunter A, Biesty L, Meskell P, Conway A, O'Boyle G, Morrissey E, Houghton C
Oncology Nursing Forum DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.16-28

2019

Double-tap interaction as an actuation mechanism for on-demand cueing in parkinson’s disease
Sweeney D.;Quinlan L.;Ólaighin G.;Richardson M.;Meskell P.
Sensors (Switzerland) DOI: 10.3390/s19235167

2019

Risk of bias assessment of sequence generation: a study of 100 systematic reviews of trials
Wuytack F, Regan M, Biesty L, Meskell P, Lutomski JE, O'Donnell M, Treweek S, Devane D.
Systematic Reviews

2019

Key stakeholders’ perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: A qualitative descriptive study.
O’Reilly, P., O’Brien, B., Graham, M., Murphy, J., Barry, L., Doody, O., Fahy, A., Hoey, C., Kiely, M., Lang, D., Meskell, P., O’Doherty, J., O’Keefe, J., Tuohy, D., Coffey, A.,
International Journal Of Older People Nursing DOI: 10.1111/opn.12254

2018

Design-based methods to influence the completeness of response to self-administered questionnaires (Protocol).
Healy P, Edwards PJ, Smith V, Murphy E, Newell J, Burke E, Meskell P, Galvin S, Lynn P, Stovold E,McCarthy B, Biesty LM, Devane D
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000048

2018

Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and their infants.
Biesty LM, Egan AM, Dunne F, Smith V, Meskell P, Dempsey E, Ni Bhuinneain GM, Devane D.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012948.

2018

Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and their infants.
Biesty LM, Egan AM, Dunne F, Dempsey E, Meskell P, Smith V, Ni Bhuinneain GM, Devane D.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012910.

2017

Recovery-based Training in Mental Health: Effects on Staff Knowledge and Attitudes to Recovery'
Walsh, F., Meskell, P., Burke, E., Dowling, M.
Issues in mental health nursing

2017

Factors that impact on Recruitment to Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) in Healthcare: A qualitative synthesis (Protocol).
Houghton, C., Dowling, M., Meskell, P., Hunter, A., Conway, A., Treweek, S., Sutcliffe, K., Noyes, J., Devane, D., Nicholas, J., Biesty, L.,
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000045.

2017

The effectiveness of physiologically based early warning or track and trigger systems after triage in adult patients presenting to emergency departments: a systematic review.
Wuytack, F., Meskell, P., Conway, A., McDaid, F., Santesso, N., Hickey, F., Gillespie, P. Raymakers, P., Smith, V., Devane, D.
Bmc Emergency Medicine DOI: DOI 10.1186/s12873-017-0148-z

2017

Factors that impact on recruitment to randomised trials in health care: a qualitative evidence synthesis (Protocol).
Houghton C, Dowling M, Meskell P, Hunter A, Gardner H, Conway A, Treweek S , Sutcliffe K, Noyes J, Devane D, Nicholas JR, Biesty LM.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR00

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