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Prof. Catriona Kennedy

Biography


Catriona Kennedy has joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery University of Limerick in January 2012. Catriona has come to UL from the role of Professor of Nursing and School Director for Research and Knowledge Transfer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University.



Most of her clinical work was as a district (community) nurse and she worked in different areas of Scotland and was also a Practical Work Teacher for district nursing students. Catriona has worked in education and research since 1991 at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, the Education Department of Marie Curie Cancer Care and since 2001, at Edinburgh Napier University. Catriona completed her PhD studies in 2000 with a thesis entitled ‘The nature and use of knowledge by district nurses in decision making relating to first assessment visits'. Since completion of her PhD Catriona has developed her research and publication profile. Her particular teaching and research interests lie in qualitative research and systematic reviewing, nursing roles, end of life and palliative care, long term conditions and community nursing.



Catriona is involved in a number of funded projects and her publication profile includes contributions to internationally recognised sources such as the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and international journals including the Journal of Advanced Nursing and Journal of Clinical Nursing. She has undertaken a significant amount of work for the Scottish Government evaluating community nursing services. She also has experience of mentoring researchers and supervising research students to successful completion of PhDs. She is currently supervising six students in topics relating to enduring conditions, supportive, cancer and palliative care.



Teaching Interests


Community nursing, Palliative and cancer care, knowledge and decision making, qualitative and quantitative approaches, integrative and systematic reviewing.

Publications

Book Chapter

2013

Loss and Bereavement
Kennedy C & K Strickland
Foundations of Nursing Practice

Other Publication

2013
2012

Palliative care
Kennedy C

2012

Young women's experiences of the HPV vaccine: A Cross-Cultural, Qualitative Study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgari
Petrova, D,Gray, C,Farver, I,Jaeger, M,Lenneis, A,Parve, K,Patarcic, D,Hogg, R,Todorova, I,Kennedy, C
Psychology & Health

2010

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care
Kilbride L, Cox M, Kennedy CM, Lee SH, Grant R
Journal of Clinical Nursing DOI: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x

Peer Reviewed Journal

2015

Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions of a scope of nursing and midwifery practice framework
CASEY M. , FEALY G. , KENNEDY C. , HEGARTY J . , PRIZEMAN G. , MCNAMARA M., O'REILLY P . , BRADY A.-M. & ROHDE D.
Journal Of Advanced Nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.12603

2015

Professional role identity in shaping community nurses' reactions to nursing policy
Elliott, L,Kennedy, C,Raeside, R
Journal of nursing management DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12153

2015

Paid- and family-carers' views on supporting women with intellectual disability through breast screening
Willis, DS,Kilbride, L,Horsburgh, D,Kennedy, CM
European Journal Of Cancer Care DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12245

2015

Comparative analysis of nursing and midwifery regulatory and professional bodies' scope of practice and associated decision-making frameworks: A discussion paper
Kennedy C, O'Reilly P, Fealy G, Casey M, Brady AM, McNamara M, Prizeman G, Rohde D, & Hegarty J.
Journal Of Advanced Nursing

2014

Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review
Kennedy C, Brookes-Young C, Brunton Grey C et al
Bmj-British Medical Journal DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000621

2014

Paid- and family-carers' views on supporting women with intellectual disability through breast screening
Willis D, Kilbride L, Horsburgh D & Kennedy C
European Journal Of Cancer Care

2014

Young Women's Constructions of the HPV Vaccine: A Cross-Cultural, Qualitative Study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria
Brunton, CG,Farver, I,Jager, M,Lenneis, A,Parve, K,Patarcic, D,Petrova, D,Hogg, R,Kennedy, C,Garcia-Retamero, R,Todorova, I
International journal of behavioral medicine DOI: 10.1007/s12529-013-9357-3

2013

Professional role identity in shaping community nurses' reactions to nursing policy
Elliott L Kennedy C Raeside R
Journal of nursing management DOI: 10:1111/jcnm.12153

2012

Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults
Lee SH, Cox KM, Grant R, Kennedy C, Kilbride L.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007609

2012

Family carers' experiences of support at the end of life: carers' and health professionals' views
Dosser I & C Kennedy
International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

2012
2011
2010

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care.
Kilbride L, Cox M, Kennedy CM, Lee SH, Grant R
Journal of clinical nursing DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x

Published Report