Biography

Associate Professor Hayes graduated from the UCD School of Medicine in 2003, and the Mid-West Training Scheme in General Practice in 2009.His qualifications include:- MD (Res.), Research Doctorate, 2019 (NUIG)- Masters in Medical Education, MMedSc, 2016 (University of Dundee, Scotland)- Membership of Royal College of Physicians, MRCPI, 2011 (Royal College of Physicians Ireland)- Membership of Irish College of General Practitioners and Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training in General Practice (CSST), & MICGP, 2009 (Irish College of General Practitioners)- Degree in Medicine, MB,BAO,Bch., 2003 (University College Dublin)- Degree in Medical Science, BMedSci. (Pathology) 2003 (University College Dublin)- Associate Diploma in the Teaching of Speech & Drama, 1996, Trinity College London (UK)- Certificate in Theatre and Performance, 1995, Trinity College London (UK)

Before being appointed Senior Lecturer in UL in 2019, Associate Professor Hayes worked as a Lecturer in Primary Care in NUI Galway between 2011-2018. In NUI Galway, Peter taught on the undergraduate medical curriculum, as module lead for the general practice and professionalism modules and as a Lecturer on the Health Professions Education Masters Program - looking specifically at curricular design. He has also worked clinically as a General Practitioner since 2009.

Peter has a passion for research that will positively impact on the lives of patients. His doctoral thesis and much of his recent work has had a strong focus on hypertension, medication adherence and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, he is active in medical education research, particularly in the area of using drama as a way of discussing emotional honesty with medical students and health professions preparedness for the workplace via university courses.

Thesis:
Epigenetics in colon cancer - BMedSci. (Pathology): 2007
Newly qualified doctors' views of medical school training and its adequacy in making them 'Fit for Purpose' as first year doctors - MMedEd.: 2016
Treatment-resistant hypertension in general practice: prevalence, pseudo-resistance, and a feasibility study of prognosis - MD (res.): 2019

Research Interests

Hypertension
Cardiovascular Disease
Medication Adherence
General Practice
Devised Theatre in Medical Students
Fitness for Purpose-Curriculum and Medical Students

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Clinician consensus on "Inappropriate" presentations to the Emergency Department in the Better Data, Better Planning (BDBP) census: a cross-sectional multi-centre study of emergency department utilisation in Ireland

Cummins N.M.;Barry L.A.;Garavan C.;Devlin C.;Corey G.;Cummins F.;Ryan D.;Wallace E.;Deasy C.;Flynn M.;McCarthy G.;Galvin R. (2023) Clinician consensus on "Inappropriate" presentations to the Emergency Department in the Better Data, Better Planning (BDBP) census: a cross-sectional multi-centre study of emergency department utilisation in Ireland. Bmc Health Services Research :-1003

2023

The Limerick Declaration on Rural Health Care 2022

Glynn L.;Murphy A.W.;Scully R.;Strasser R.;Quinlan D.;Cowley J.;Hayes P.;O'Donnell P.;O'Regan A.;Tuli S.;Santana M.A.d.O.;Sparrow-Downes V.M.;Petrazzuoli F.;Nowlan S.;Collins C.;Fogarty F.;MacFarlane A.;Wynn-Jones J.;Chater A.B. (2023) The Limerick Declaration on Rural Health Care 2022. Rural And Remote Health :-7905

2023

Supporting GPs and people with hypertension to maximise medication use to control blood pressure: Protocol for a pilot cluster RCT of the MIAMI intervention

Eimear Morrissey, Andrew Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Louise O'Grady, Molly Byrne, Monica Casey, Eamon Dolan, Sinead Duane, Hannah Durand , Paddy Gillespie, Peter Hayes, Anna Hobbins , Lisa Hynes, John William McEvoy, John Newell, MIAMI PPI group, Gerard Molloy (2023) Supporting GPs and people with hypertension to maximise medication use to control blood pressure: Protocol for a pilot cluster RCT of the MIAMI intervention . Hrb Open Research

2021

Career destinations of graduates from a medical school with an 18-week longitudinal integrated clerkship in general practice: a survey of alumni 6 to 8 years after graduation

Glynn, L. G., O'Regan, A., Casey, M., Hayes, P., O'Callaghan, M., O'Dwyer, P., Culhane, A., Cuddihy, J., Connell, B. O., Stack, G., O'Flynn, G., O'Donnell, P., O'Connor, R., McKeague, H., McGrath, D. M. (2021) Career destinations of graduates from a medical school with an 18-week longitudinal integrated clerkship in general practice: a survey of alumni 6 to 8 years after graduation. Irish Journal Of Medical Science :185-191

2021

Seroprevalence study of SARS-CoV-2 infection in General Practice in Ireland

O'Callaghan, M. E.,Ryan, E.,Walsh, C.,Hayes, P.,Casey, M.,O'Dwyer, P.,Culhane, A.,Duncan, J. W.,Harrold, P.,Healy, J.,Kerin, E.,Kelly, E.,Hanrahan, C.,Lane, G. P.,Lynch, B.,Meaney, P.,O'Connell, B.,Galvin, J.,Kennedy, N.,Burke, P.,O'Connell, N. H.,Dunne, C. P.,Glynn, L. G. (2021) Seroprevalence study of SARS-CoV-2 infection in General Practice in Ireland. Bjgp Openbjgp Open

2020

The University of Limerick Education and Research Network for General Practice (ULEARN-GP): practice characteristics and general practitioner perspectives

O'Regan A, Hayes P, O'Connor R, Casey M, O'Dwyer P, Culhane A, O'Donnell P, Stack G, Cuddihy J, O'Connell B, O'Flynn J, Cullen W, O'Doherty J, O'Connell M, Glynn L. (2020) The University of Limerick Education and Research Network for General Practice (ULEARN-GP): practice characteristics and general practitioner perspectives. Bmc Family Practice :-25

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