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Karen McGuigan


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    United Kingdom

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Research Interests

Dr McGuigan is a Chartered Psychologist with specialised interest in research methods, data analysis and interpretation. Her work to date has involved projects concerned with diabetes self-management, structured diabetes education, self-directed care, mental health, child protection, respiratory care pathways and palliative care. She has completed commissioned reports and programme evaluations for various agencies including Diabetes Network, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Public Health Agency, NSPCC, Ulster University, Hospice, Integrated Care Partnerships and the Alcohol Education Research Council. She sits on various Advisory Boards related to End of Life Care and Child and Maternal wellbeing. Karen was also part of the team who developed one of the first industry-driven degree programmes in Ireland, following on from her work on the development of vocational qualifications informing industry standards.

She is currently working with Professor David Thompson and Dr Chantal Ski from the School of Nursing & Midwifery exploring the impact of interventions aimed at improving cardiovascular health and general wellbeing within the Northern Ireland population.


  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Associate Fellow with the BPS
  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
  • External Authenticator with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
  • Co-Developer of BBS in Retail Management Practice
  • Co-Author of Further Education and Training Awards Council (now QQI) module descriptors for nationally and internationally recognized qualifications at various levels within the National Framework of Qualifications 

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Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Northern Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Medicine & Life Sciences
Motivation Medicine & Life Sciences
Hospices Medicine & Life Sciences
Depression Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Chronic skin disorders negatively impact women’s quality of life and sexual function

McGuigan, K. & McGuigan, C., 22 Jun 2019, In : Evidence-Based Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Quality of Life
Open Access
Atrial Fibrillation
Coronary Disease
Heart Failure

Structured diabetes education outcomes: looking beyond HbA1c. A systematic review

McCay, D., Hill, A. J., Coates, V., O'Kane, M. & McGuigan, K., 10 Jun 2019, In : Practical Diabetes. 36, 3, p. 86-90h

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Care
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)