Dr Geraldine Foley appointed by Minister of Health to National Research Ethics Committee for Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (NREC-CT)
Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has appointed the membership of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees (NRECs) in the areas of Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (NREC-CT) and Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices (NREC-MD).
Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, has been appointed by the Minister to one of the two National Research Ethics Committee for Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (NREC-CT). In total, 18 members have been appointed to each of the three NRECs – two in clinical trials and one in medical devices. These Committees will be responsible for reviewing the ethics underpinning research proposals in these important areas of health research, with the aim of providing single national ethics opinions that are respected nationally. As such, the NRECs will play a key role in protecting the safety, dignity, and well-being of health research participants in Ireland. Further information on this new development can be found here.
18th May, 2021
Dr Geraldine Foley publishes with colleagues in International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Congratulations to Dr Geraldine Foley on publishing with colleagues in the highly ranked International Journal of Qualitative Methods (Impact factor: 3.576; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary 8 out of 108). The publication, co-authored with Prof Virpi Timonen (Social Policy, TCD), Dr Catherine Conlon (Social Policy, TCD), and Catherine Elliott O’Dare (Social Policy, UCD), outlines and illustrates how interviewing in Grounded Theory facilitates theoretical sampling. The article contains detailed examples of interviewing in projects that cover research topics as diverse as accessing abortion care services, grandparenting, living with motor neurone disease, intergenerational solidarity and friendship, and long-term care service use. Even if you do not use Grounded Theory in your research, the article will be thought-provoking and help to understand contrasts and commonalities between interviewing techniques in different qualitative methods. Last but not least, the article is indispensable reading for anyone who is setting out to conduct a Grounded Theory study that involves interviewing or focus groups.
14th April, 2021
Dr Geraldine Foley awarded Irish Research Council New Foundations award
Congratulations to Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, on being awarded an IRC New Foundations award to support her research on patient and caregiver decision-making in palliative care. Please see IRC news webpage for details.
7th April, 2021
Dr Geraldine Foley and PhD Scholar publish in top-ranked palliative care journal
Congratulations to Dr Geraldine Foley and PhD Scholar Ms Rachel McCauley on their publication of a systematic review on mutual support between patients and family caregivers in palliative care. The systematic review has been published in the top-ranked journal Palliative Medicine and is co-authored with Prof Karen Ryan and Dr Regina McQuillan at St. Francis Hospice Dublin. This work is funded by a PhD Provost’s Project Award obtained by Dr Geraldine Foley. The publication is Open Access https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0269216321999962
2nd April, 2021
Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, is recruiting to fill Research Assistant position (temporary)
The post holder will undertake systematic searching of evidence and will support data collection in a research project. The work focuses on decision making among patients and family caregivers in palliative care and involves collaboration with the all-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care. Specifications for the position and procedures for application are found here. The position is also advertised on jobs.tcd.ie. Deadline for applications is **23rd April 2021**.
16 March, 2021
Dr Geraldine Foley publishes in Palliative Medicine
Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, has just published in the highly reputable journal ‘Palliative Medicine’ [Health Care Sciences & Services 15 out of 102 | Medicine, General & Internal 31 out of 165 | Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE) 33 out of 193 | Impact factor 3.739]. The ‘Letter to Editor’ publication outlines considerations for using video-based online interviews in palliative care research. Please click on link to see publication.
21 January, 2021
Dr Geraldine Foley publishes research note in Journal of Interprofessional Care’s blog
Dr Geraldine Foley has just published a ‘Research Note’ in the Journal of Interprofessional Care’s blog. The research note outlines briefly the relevance of grounded theory research for practice. This research note can be accessed through the following link.
13 January, 2021