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    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. 

    Frequent Journals

    • Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)

      ISSNs: 1469-493X, 1361-6137

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-493X

      John Wiley and Sons Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.58 SJR 1.609 SNIP 1.628


    • British Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 0045-3102, 1468-263X

      Oxford University Press/UNESCO

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.96 SJR 1.243 SNIP 1.462


    • European Journal of Cancer Care

      ISSNs: 0961-5423


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.24 SJR 0.92 SNIP 1.025


    • Psycho-oncology

      ISSNs: 1057-9249

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1099-1611


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.37 SJR 1.444 SNIP 1.431


    • British Journal of General Practice

      ISSNs: 0960-1643, 0035-8797

      Royal College of General Practitioners

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.03 SJR 0.992 SNIP 1.258


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