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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The research cluster Health Services Research in Nursing and Midwifery was established in 2004 as the focus of interdisciplinary research and research training in the School of Nursing and Midwifery leading to its first return in the research assessment exercise in RAE2008. We are committed to delivering relevant, high quality research in two key thematic areas producing impact that will underpin nursing and midwifery practice, inform health care policies and ultimately result in real benefit to patients.

The School supports research around two central themes:

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Cancer Nursing, Supportive and Palliative Care

Maternal and Child Health 
Theme co-ordinator:  Prof Fiona Alderdice

The maternal and child health research theme, is a multi-disciplinary theme which focuses on high risk groups in pregnancy, childbirth, infancy and childhood. There are two central strands of work, maternity care research and child health research, which have been developed using a comprehensive approach ranging from study of the health of populations to the health of individuals and the care that they receive and require.

Cancer Nursing, Supportive and Palliative Care  
Theme co-ordinator. Prof Sam. Porter

The theme aims to illuminate the experiences of cancer survivors and patients requiring palliative care, their informal carers and their professional carers, with a view to improving the experience of both survivorship and palliation whilst providing a sound evidence base for care. The theme also seeks to develop a research continuum from bench to bedside through the development of co-ordinated research projects. This programme of research has focused on the following key areas:

  • Cachexia and fatigue
  • Care of children
  • Survivorship
  • End of life care 

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    Research Output

    2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European respiratory society (ERS)

    Konstantinides, S. V., Meyer, G., Bueno, H., Galié, N., Gibbs, J. S. R., Ageno, W., Agewall, S., Almeida, A. G., Andreotti, F., Barbato, E., Baumbach, A., Beygui, F., Carlsen, J., De Carlo, M., Delcroix, M., Subias, P. E., Gaine, S., Goldhaber, S. Z., Gopalan, D., Habib, G. & 30 others, Jenkins, D., Kjellström, B., Lainscak, M., Lee, G., Le Gal, G., Messas, E., Morais, J., Piepoli, M. F., Price, S., Salvi, A., Sanchez, O., Stortecky, S., Thielmann, M., Noordegraaf, A. V., Becattini, C., Bueno, H., Geersing, G. J., Harjola, V. P., Huisman, M. V., Humbert, M., Jennings, C. S., Jiménez, D., Kucher, N., Lang, I. M., Lankeit, M., Lorusso, R., Mazzolai, L., Meneveau, N., Áinle, F. N. & Fitzsimons, D., 21 Jan 2020, In : European Heart Journal. 41, 4, p. 543-603

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 124 Citations (Scopus)

    2019 ESC guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic coronary syndromes: The Task Force for the diagnosis and management of chronic coronary syndromes of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

    Task Force, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) & ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines (CPG), 14 Jan 2020, In : European Heart Journal. 41, 3, p. 407-477 71 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 206 Citations (Scopus)

    2019 ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD

    Cosentino, F., Grant, P. J., Aboyans, V., Bailey, C. J., Ceriello, A., Delgado, V., Federici, M., Filippatos, G., Grobbee, D. E., Hansen, T. B., Huikuri, H. V., Johansson, I., Jüni, P., Lettino, M., Marx, N., Mellbin, L. G., Östgren, C. J., Rocca, B., Roffi, M., Sattar, N. & 30 others, Seferović, P. M., Sousa-Uva, M., Valensi, P., Wheeler, D. C., Piepoli, M. F., Birkeland, K. I., Adamopoulos, S., Ajjan, R., Avogaro, A., Baigent, C., Brodmann, M., Bueno, H., Ceconi, C., Chioncel, O., Coats, A., Collet, J. P., Collins, P., Cosyns, B., Di Mario, C., Fisher, M., Fitzsimons, D., Halvorsen, S., Hansen, D., Hoes, A., Holt, R. I. G., Home, P., Katus, H. A., Khunti, K., Komajda, M. & Lambrinou, E., 01 May 2020, In : Revista Espanola de Cardiologia. 73, 5, p. 404.e1-404.e59

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    £1500 Funding from Research and Enterprise, QUB

    Noble, Helen (Recipient), 11 Oct 2017

    Prize: Other distinction

  • £2500 from HSC R&D Division

    Noble, Helen (Recipient), 24 Jan 2018

    Prize: Other distinction

    £2500 funding from NI Kidney Research Fund

    Noble, Helen (Recipient), 15 Jan 2018

    Prize: Other distinction


    Promoting Cancer and screening awareness in women with intellectual disabilities

    Michael Brown (Examiner)

    11 Nov 2106

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    Primary healthcare interventions for people with intellectual disability

    Michael Brown (Examiner)

    01 Apr 2106

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    Making the right choices, palliative care and quality of life in ESKD

    Helen Noble (Advisor)

    Apr 2021

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Press / Media

    Game Tackles Dementia Myths

    Gary Mitchell, Gillian Carter & Christine Brown Wilson


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Meditation and Endocrine Health and Wellbeing research

    Chantal Ski


    9 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research