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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.



Research Interests


Externally funded research:


I have developed a substantial track record of obtaining research funding which stands at approximately €1,600,000. Most is obtained in collaboration with teams made up of renowned researchers, early career researchers and NHS/HSE colleagues to develop capacity and capability.

2014: Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland (€220,000)

IUA Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Group in collaboration with:

· University College Dublin

· University of Limerick

· Trinity College Dublin

· University College Cork

· National University of Ireland Galway.

2014: Enterprise Ireland (€885) Travel Grant to assist with European Horizon 2020 Funding Application2014: University of Limerick seed funding (€6000) to establish International consortia to apply for EU funding.



2013: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (€57,250) Review of the Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice IUA Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Group in collaboration with:


· University College Dublin


· University of Limerick


· Trinity College Dublin


· University College Cork


2013: University of Limerick (Strategic Development Funding €100,000) To establish a ‘Cochrane Collaboration' hub in the EHS Faculty



2013: University of Limerick (Seed funding €19,000) Quality of life for people with Parkinson's living in the South West of Ireland



2012: Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland (£10,000) Evaluation of the Community Consultant Nurse role in Primary Care



2010: Macmillan Cancer Support/NHS Tayside (£20,000) Evaluation of the Advanced Nurse practitioner Role in Palliative care



2010: Scottish Government (£60,000) Evaluation of the Community Health nurse role across 3 pilot sites



2009: Health Services Research/ Chief Scientist Office (£53,033) A qualitative study examining stakeholder experiences of immunisation services in Edinburgh focussing on the MMR and HPV vaccines



2008 - Scottish Government; (£101,312) to conduct Baseline Evaluation of the Review of Nursing in the Community in Scotland. Completed in November 2008



2008 - Napier University; £20,000 to conduct scoping exercise of immunisation practices in NHS Lothian



2008 - Health Services/NHS Lothian/CSO; £20,000. Perceptions of risk of the proposed Community Health Nurse model in NHS Lothian



2008 - Health Services/NHS Lothian/CSO; £20,000. Investigating the contribution of community nursing to anticipatory care



2008 - Health Services/NHS Lothian/CSO; £20,000. An Exploration of ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation' decision-making In The Acute Hospital Setting



2007: Royal Society for Edinburgh International Programme. Award of £2300 to visit the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Melbourne Australia in August 2008



2007 - Funds for PhD studentship ‘Bracing in Spinal Cord compression' funded by NHS Lothian and Napier University (Kilbride L Kennedy C, Grant R) 2007 – 2010 (£51,000)



2007 - A Network Supporting Learning and Practice Development in the Care of Older People (£390,000) funded by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland


Care Commission & NHS Education for Scotland In collaboration with Universitiesof Edinburgh and Ulster and NHS Lothian March 2007 – February 2010



2006: Commissioned by the Scottish Executive to undertake the literature review for the Review of Nursing in the Community in Scotland (£10,000) (C Kennedy (lead reviewer and grant holder) J Christie, I Rutherford, F Maxton, D Moss and J Harbison) February 2006 and completed June 2006



2006: Grant from Napier University Knowledge Transfer Framework 2006 (£20,000). Assessing specific requirements of NHS Lothian to improve the care of patients with spinal cord compression (L Kilbride, C Kennedy)



2005: Grant from Private Donor and the Royal Bank of Scotland (total of £220,000) to fund to two ‘Cancer Nursing Research Fellowships' (Grant holder C Kennedy) 2006 - 2009



2005: Grant from Centre for Integrated Health Care Research (£14,361) for a systematic review entitled ‘Methods of communicating a primary diagnosis of breast cancer to patients' (K Lockhart I Dosser C Kennedy S Cruickshank). Completed January 2007



2005: Grant from Centre for Integrated Health Care Research (£14,361) for a Systematic review entitled ‘Specialist breast care nurses for supportive care of women with breast cancer' (C Kennedy (CI) S Cruickshank K Lockhart I Dosser). Completed March 2007



2005 Grant from Macmillan Cancer Relief - £37,205 to evaluate the post of ‘Macmillan children and family support worker' (C Kennedy (CI) Napier University (PI), R Hogg University of Edinburgh & A Worth, University of Stirling) July 2005 – and completed January 2007



2004 The management of menopausal symptoms for women with breast cancer: An exploratory study funded by Napier University Small Grants – (£1000). (S Cruickshank & C Kennedy) Completed 2004



2003 Post-Doctoral studies focussing on district nurse assessment and decision-making relating to patients and families with palliative care needs. Funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care Small Research Grants - £3000 (C Kennedy. Completed 2003)




Teaching Interests


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

Publications

Book Chapters

2013

Loss and Bereavement
Kennedy C & K Strickland
(2013) Loss and Bereavement
In Foundations of Nursing Practice; UK : Mosby Elseveir

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Professional role identity in shaping community nurses' reactions to nursing policy
Elliott, L,Kennedy, C,Raeside, R
(2015) Professional role identity in shaping community nurses' reactions to nursing policy
In Journal of nursing management; pp. 459-467
DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12153

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.
(2015) Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions of a scope of nursing and midwifery practice framework
In Journal Of Advanced Nursing;
DOI: 10.1111/jan.12603

2015

Paid- and family-carers' views on supporting women with intellectual disability through breast screening
Willis, DS,Kilbride, L,Horsburgh, D,Kennedy, CM
(2015) Paid- and family-carers' views on supporting women with intellectual disability through breast screening
In European Journal Of Cancer Care; pp. 473-482
DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12245

2015

Mental health service users' experiences of mental health care: an integrative literature review
Newman, D,O'Reilly, P,Lee, SH,Kennedy, C
(2015) Mental health service users' experiences of mental health care: an integrative literature review
In Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing; pp. 171-182
DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12202

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, AM,Rohde, D
(2015) Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions of a scope of nursing and midwifery practice framework
In Journal of advanced nursing; pp. 1227-1237
DOI: 10.1111/jan.12603

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.
(2015) Comparative analysis of nursing and midwifery regulatory and professional bodies' scope of practice and associated decision-making frameworks: A discussion paper
In Journal Of Advanced Nursing;

2014

Systematic review summary – Interventions for promoting participation in shared decision-making for children with cancer
Kennedy C
(2014) Systematic review summary – Interventions for promoting participation in shared decision-making for children with cancer
In Singapore Nursing Journal; pp. 43-44

2014

Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review
Kennedy C, Brookes-Young C, Brunton Grey C et al
(2014) Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review
In Bmj-British Medical Journal;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000621

2014

'Just that Little Bit of Doubt': Scottish Parents', Teenage Girls' and Health Professionals' Views of the MMR, H1N1 and HPV Vaccines
Kennedy, C,Brunton, CG,Hogg, R
(2014) 'Just that Little Bit of Doubt': Scottish Parents', Teenage Girls' and Health Professionals' Views of the MMR, H1N1 and HPV Vaccines
In International journal of behavioral medicine; pp. 3-10
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-013-9356-4

2014

Paid- and family-carers' views on supporting women with intellectual disability through breast screening
Willis D, Kilbride L, Horsburgh D & Kennedy C
(2014) Paid- and family-carers' views on supporting women with intellectual disability through breast screening
In European Journal Of Cancer Care;

2014

Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers (protocol)
Perry, A., Cotton, S and Kennedy, C
(2014) Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers (protocol)
In Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online); John Wiley & Sons, Lts, UK :
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011112

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
(2014) Young Women's Constructions of the HPV Vaccine: A Cross-Cultural, Qualitative Study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria
In International journal of behavioral medicine; pp. 11-19
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-013-9357-3

2014

Improving family carers' experiences of support at the end of life by enhancing communication: an action research study
Dosser I & Kennedy C
(2014) Improving family carers' experiences of support at the end of life by enhancing communication: an action research study
In International Journal Of Palliative Nursing; pp. 608-616
DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2014.20.12.608

2013

Professional role identity in shaping community nurses' reactions to nursing policy
Elliott L Kennedy C Raeside R
(2013) Professional role identity in shaping community nurses' reactions to nursing policy
In Journal of nursing management;
DOI: 10:1111/jcnm.12153

2013

Parents' and health visitors' experience with the assessment of vulnerability, with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model.
Hogg, R., Kennedy, C., Gray, C. & Hanley, J
(2013) Parents' and health visitors' experience with the assessment of vulnerability, with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model.
In Journal Of Clinical Nursing; pp. 240-250
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04224.x

2012

Advanced care planning conversations in clinical practice; impact of an education initiative
Colville E & Kennedy C
(2012) Advanced care planning conversations in clinical practice; impact of an education initiative
In British Journal of Community Nursing; pp. 230-234

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.
(2012) Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults
In Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online);
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007609

2012

Review: Trialling a patient-led cancer care website in an acute cancer care setting
Kennedy C
(2012) Review: Trialling a patient-led cancer care website in an acute cancer care setting
In Journal of Research in Nursing; pp. 555-556
DOI: 10.1177/1744987112458881

2012

Family carers' experiences of support at the end of life: carers' and health professionals' views
Dosser I & C Kennedy
(2012) Family carers' experiences of support at the end of life: carers' and health professionals' views
In International Journal Of Palliative Nursing; pp. 491-497

2011

Investigating the contributions of community nurses to anticipatory care, A qualitative exploratory study
Kennedy C, Harbison J, Mahoney C, Jarvis A & L Veitch
(2011) Investigating the contributions of community nurses to anticipatory care, A qualitative exploratory study
In Journal Of Advanced Nursing; pp. 1558-1567
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05589.x

2011

Professional Boundary Work in the face of Change to Generalist Working in Community Nursing in Scotland
Gray C, Hogg R, Kennedy C.
(2011) Professional Boundary Work in the face of Change to Generalist Working in Community Nursing in Scotland
In Journal Of Advanced Nursing; pp. 1695-1704
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05601.x

2010

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care.
Kilbride L, Cox M, Kennedy CM, Lee SH, Grant R
(2010) Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care.
In Journal of clinical nursing; pp. 1767-1783
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x

Published Reports

2013

The Cochrane Collaboration:informing clinical decision making
Kennedy C
(2013) The Cochrane Collaboration:informing clinical decision making
Australia : Australian Nursing Journal pp. PAGE 33 -33

Other Publications

2013

The Cochrane collaboration: informing clinical decision making
Kennedy C
(2013) The Cochrane collaboration: informing clinical decision making
In Australian Nursing Journal ; Australia : pp. 33-33

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
(2012) Young women's experiences of the HPV vaccine: A Cross-Cultural, Qualitative Study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgari
In Psychology & Health; pp. 104-104

2012

A Qualitative Study Exploring Health Literacy for Child and Adolescent Vaccination in Scotland
Gray, C,Hogg, R,Kennedy, C
(2012) A Qualitative Study Exploring Health Literacy for Child and Adolescent Vaccination in Scotland
In Psychology & Health; pp. 51-52

2012

Study of the implementation of the new community health nurse role in Scotland – Research Findings Scottish Government Social Research Edinburgh
Elliott L, Kennedy C, Rome A, Cameron S, Currie M, Pow J & M Mackenzie-Baker
(2012) Study of the implementation of the new community health nurse role in Scotland – Research Findings Scottish Government Social Research Edinburgh

2012

Palliative care
Kennedy C
(2012) Palliative care

2010

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care
Kilbride L, Cox M, Kennedy CM, Lee SH, Grant R
(2010) Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care
In Journal of Clinical Nursing; pp. 1767-1783
DOI: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x