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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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Palliative Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Caregivers Medicine & Life Sciences
Nurses Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Northern Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Nursing Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 1978 2019

62 Citations (Scopus)

2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization

European Society of Cardiology, 01 Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 55, 1, p. 4-90 87 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myocardial Revascularization
Cardiovascular Nursing
Open Access
Young Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies

Adapting digital social prescribing for suicide bereavement support

Galway, K., Forbes, T., Mallon, S., Santin, O., Best, P., Neff, J., Pitman, A. & Leavey, G., 20 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Northern Ireland


£1500 Funding from Research and Enterprise, QUB

Helen Noble (Recipient), 11 Oct 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Financial Management
Administrative Personnel
Delivery of Health Care

£2500 from HSC R&D Division

Helen Noble (Recipient), 24 Jan 2018

Prize: Other distinction

£2500 funding from NI Kidney Research Fund

Helen Noble (Recipient), 15 Jan 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 1999 2020

RCN FOUNDATION Professional Bursary Scheme

Helen Noble (Recipient)
01 Jan 202031 Dec 2020

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Mental Health Nurses Willingness to Pay for EMDR therapy training

Iain McGowan (Participant), Paul William Miller (Participant), Derek McLaughlin (Participant), Derek Farrell (Participant), Adam Getty (Participant), Rodney Morton (Participant)
04 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Soapbox Science

Susan Clarke (Speaker)
29 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

Press / Media


Clare McKeaveney & Joanne Reid


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Men's Health Week

Karen Galway


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Promoting Men's Health Week

Karen Galway


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Adapting digital social prescribing for suicide bereavement support

Karen Galway (Participant), Sharon Mallon (Participant), Paul Best (Participant), Olinda Santin (Participant)

Impact: Public Policy Impact

British Kidney Patient Association Patient and Carer Leaflets

Helen Noble (Participant)

Impact: Societial Impact, Quality of Life Impact, Public Service Impact