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Oonagh McSorley


  • Room 06.314 - Medical Biology Centre

    United Kingdom


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Research Focus

Dr Oonagh Mc Sorley is a lecturer (education) in the School of Nursing. Her research to date mainly focuses on men with prostate cancer. Specifically measuring quality of life, coping and the side-effects of cancer treatment. The aim of which is to improve the life of those men living with prostate cancer.  She has experience in a wide range of methodologies both quantitative e.g. latent growth modelling) and qualitative (in-depth interviews and focus groups). 




Member of School of Nursing and Midwifery Health and Conduct Committee


Member of UK Oncology Nursing Society



-Lecturer & Assistant Module co-ordinator: Evidence Based Nursing 3 (BSc Nursing)

-Lecturer: Management & Leadership (BSc Nursing)

-Lecturer: decision making module (BSc Nursing)
-Personal tutor

Post-registration and postgraduate taught

- Lecturer: Biomedical Aspects of Cancer Nursing, Specialist Practice (Post-registration Nursing)
- Lecturer: The Basis of Therapeutic Practice, Specialist Practice (Post-registration Nursing)
- Lecturer: Nursing Care of the Older Person, Specialist Practice (Post-registration Nursing)

- Lecturer: Endoscopy and Related Procedures, Short Course (Post-registration Nursing)

1.Layla Salem Alshammari(full-time PhD), Queens University Belfast, A mixed methods study to develop and evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of nurse-led foot care education in patients with end-stage renal disease (with Helen Noble, QUB and Peter O’Halloran, QUB)

2.Kawthar Al Jabri (full-time Masters) The role of the nurse in developing Cancer Palliative Care Services. Queen’s University Belfast with Clare McVeigh (QUB)

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Research Output

Quality of life in men living with advanced and localised prostate cancer in the UK a population-based study

Downing, A., Wright, P., Hounsome, L., Selby, P., Wilding, S., Watson, E., Wagland, R., Kind, P., Donnelly, D. W., Butcher, H., Catto, J. W. F., Cross, W., Mason, M., Sharp, L., Weller, D., Velikova, G., McCaughan, E., Mottram, R., Allen, M., Kearney, T. & 6 others, McSorley, O., Huws, D. W., Brewster, D. H., McNair, E., Gavin, A. & Glaser, A. W., 01 Mar 2019, In : Lancet Oncology. 20, 3, p. 436-447 12 p.

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  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
    158 Downloads (Pure)

    Regional Variations in Quality of Survival Among Men with Prostate Cancer Across the United Kingdom

    Donnelly, D., Gavin, A., Downing, A., Hounsome, L., Kearney, T., McNair, E., Allan, D., Huws, D., Wright, P., Selby, P. J., Kind, P., Watson, E., Wagland, R., Wilding, S., Butcher, H., Mottram, R., Allen, M., McSorley, O., Linda, S., Mason, M. D. & 3 others, Cross, W. R., Catto, J. W. F. & Glaser, A. W., 01 Jul 2019, In : European Urology. 10 p.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    97 Downloads (Pure)

    Postnatal Lifestyle Intervention For Overweight Women With Previous Gestational Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Holmes, V. A., Draffin, C. R., Patterson, C. C., Francis, L., Irwin, J., McConnell, M., Farrell, B., Brennan, S. F., McSorley, O., Wotherspoon, A. C., Davies, M., McCance, D. R. & group, PAIGE. S., 11 May 2018, In : The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. p. 1-15

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    • 2 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership of peer review panel or committee

    Cancer nursing Practice referee panel (External organisation)

    Oonagh McSorley (Advisor)

    Jan 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Cancer Care Research Group Conference, Ulster University PBA workshop, “The person-based approach to develop health care interventions.”

    Oonagh McSorley (Participant), & Monica Donovan (Participant)

    23 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Registered nurses’ perspectives of the impact of completing the Specialist Practice in Oncology qualification, on their patient care and clinical practice: a qualitative study

    Helen Kerr (Host), , Oonagh McSorley (Contributor), , Monica Donovan (Contributor), , Joanne Cullen (Contributor), & Fiona Reddick (Contributor)

    01 Oct 201930 Jun 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Life After Prostate Cancer Conference (end of Study launch of results) 26 March 2019, QUB

    Oonagh McSorley (Participant)

    26 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Springer (Publisher)

    Oonagh McSorley (Peer reviewer)

    29 Nov 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review