Tracey McConnell

    Dr Tracey McConnell

    Research Fellow

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 6334

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
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    Research Interests

    Realistic Evaluation

    Realist Review

    Randomised Controlled Trials

    Palliative Care

    End-of-life Care

    Music Therapy

    Children and Young People with social, emotional and/or behavioural problems

    Research Statement

    My research involves improving the quality of life of palliative care patients and their healthcare providers, along with improving palliative/end-of-life care education. My research also involves the role of music therapy as a therapeutic option for a range of mental and physical health issues. I have conducted a Realistic Evaluation and have been involved in a large scale randomised controlled trial. I am currently involved in a randomised controlled pilot and feasibility study along with conducting and publishing a number of systematic reviews and qualitative papers. 

     

    Leadership roles

    Member of School Research Ethics Committee

    Member of Health and Life Sciences Post-Doc Society

    Member of Post-Doctoral Forum

    Member of PhD Mentoring Scheme

     

    Teaching roles

    Undergraduate modules:

    • Evidence Based Nursing Year 3, BSc Nursing – Tutorial Lead

    Post Graduate modules:

    • Master class workshop – PhD students

     

    Current Graduate Supervision

    • Member of PhD Mentoring Scheme

     

    Currently funded research projects

    Porter, S., & McConnell, T. (2016-2017). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Music Therapy in Improving the Quality of Life of Palliative Care Patients: a randomised controlled pilot and feasibility study. HSC R&D Enabling Research Award.

     

    Completed research projects

    McConnell, T., & Porter, S. (2015-2016). An Exploration of Providing End of Life Care in Horizon House. Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

     

    Porter, S., McLaughlin, D., McConnell, T., & McNeilly, P. (2015-2016). The provision of additional care to respond to children with exceptional healthcare needs: a service evaluation of a children's hospice service. Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

     

    Porter, S., McConnell., T., McLaughlin, K., Lynn, F., Cardwell, C., & Holmes, V. (2010-2014) Music in Mind: A randomised controlled trial measuring the effects of music therapy on the communicative skills of children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems and/or pervasive developmental disorders. Big Lottery Fund.

     

    McConnell, T., O’Halloran, P., Donnelly, M., & Porter, S. (2010-2014) Using Realistic Evaluation to Identify Influences Affecting the successful Implementation and Sustainability of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient. Centre for Health Improvement.

    Frequent Journals

    • BMC palliative care

      ISSNs: 1472-684X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1472-684X

      BioMed Central

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.37 SJR 1.105 SNIP 1.221

      Journal

    • BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care

      ISSNs: 2045-4368, 2045-435X

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.36 SJR 0.878 SNIP 0.877

      Journal

    • Palliative Medicine

      ISSNs: 0269-2163

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-030X

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.7 SJR 2.29 SNIP 2.135

      Journal

    • Trials

      ISSNs: 1745-6215

      BioMed Central

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.17 SJR 1.291 SNIP 0.819

      Journal

    • Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

      ISSNs: 0021-9630

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-7610

      Wiley-Blackwell

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 5.2 SJR 3.135 SNIP 2.15

      Journal

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