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1991 …2019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Applied, policy and practice-relevant health and wellbeing research designed to develop appropriate and effective service responses that will benefit significantly health and social care systems, patients and service users locally and elsewhere.


  • Master Degree in Public Health (MPH) - co-ordination of Research Dissertation Module and delivery of specific topics on other MPH degree modules
  • MSc Health and Social Care Management – Course Director and Year 3 co-ordinator for Research Dissertation Module
  • MRes degree: Clinical trials project protocol supervision
  • 1st Year Medicine: Tutor for Society, People and Populations Module
  • 2nd Year Medicine: Tutor for Concepts in People and Populations Module
  • Portfolio Tutor
  • MSc Public Policy (QUB School of Politics and School of SSPSW) – lectures on specific topics for Health and Social Care and Policy Module
  • Examiner: internal and external examiner of PhD and MD research theses and exam marker for MPH and MSc exams; convener of PhD and MD viva examinations; member of MPH and MSc Examination Boards & PhD Progress Committee
  • Member of MPH Admissions Panel; member of multi-mini interview group for medical school admission
  • PhD supervision



Research Statement

Currently, I lead the QUB Health Services Research Group and I am Deputy Director of the NI UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health. 

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Survivors Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Life Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Caregivers Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Status Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2007 2018

Research Output 1991 2019

Open Access
Power (Psychology)
Public Policy

Diabetes in relation to Barrett’s esophagus and adenocarcinomas of the esophagus: a pooled study from the International Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium

Petrick, J., Li, N., Anderson, L., Bernstein, L., Corley, D. A., El-Serag, H. B., Hardikar, S., Liao, L., Liu, G., Murray, L., Rubenstein, J. H., Schneider, J. I., Shaheen, N. J., Donnelly, M., van den Rubenstein, P., Vaughan, T. L., Whiteman, D. C., Wu, A. H., Zhao, W., Gammon, M. D. & 1 othersCook, M. B., 06 Sep 2019, In : Cancer. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Barrett Esophagus
Esophagogastric Junction
Odds Ratio
Adenocarcinoma Of Esophagus
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effectiveness of Mass and Small Media Campaigns to Improve Cancer Awareness and Screening Rates in Asia: A Systematic Review

Schliemann, D., Su, T. T., Paramasivam, D., Treanor, C., Dahlui, M., Loh, S. Y. & Donnelly, M., 10 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Global Oncology. 5, 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mass Media
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Library Science
Transient Ischemic Attack
Secondary Prevention
Transient Ischemic Attack
Secondary Prevention

Activities 2005 2018

La Caixia Foundation (External organisation)

Michael Donnelly (Advisor)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

European Research Council (External organisation)

Michael Donnelly (Advisor)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Threshold Management Board

Michael Donnelly (Advisor)
2018 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Increasing cancer awareness and early detection: lessons from UK research

Michael Donnelly (Advisor)
Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

University of Malaya

Michael Donnelly (Advisor)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution


Development of an Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress in Post-Treatment Upper GI Cancer Patients and Family Carers

Author: Graham, L., Jan 2018

Supervisor: Dempster, M. (Supervisor) & Donnelly, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy