Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search



You are here Staff

Dr. Deirdre Connolly
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Biography

Dr. Connolly is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy. Her current research focuses primarily on designing and evaluating occupation-focused self-management interventions for individuals with chronic diseases in primary care settings. Her research in this area has led to the development of individual and group-based self-management interventions (OPTiMaL; FAME and FAME-W) for individuals with rheumatic diseases, cancer and multi-morbidity. A further strand of Dr. Connolly's research programme is focused on evaluating the impact of community-based health and well-being programmes on occupational participation of community dwelling older adults. Her educational research has investigated the impact of inquiry and problem-based learning on development of students' knowledge and skills in undergraduate education, and the impact of inter-professional learning on development of professional identity of health science students. Dr. Connolly has published and presented her research nationally and internationally. Dr. Connolly has teaching responsibilities across the Discipline's undergraduate and post-graduate curricula in Dublin and Singapore. She is currently Course Director of the Discipline's taught MSc in Occupational Therapy. She has supervised MSc and PhD students to completion.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Connolly D, Anderson M, Colgan M, Montgomery J, Clarke J, Kinsella M., The impact of a primary care stress management and well-being programme (RENEW) on occupational participation: A pilot study, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82, (2), 2019, p112 - 121 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Usher R, Connolly D., Primary care in Singapore: an occupational therapy perspective, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, 2019, p141 - 142 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

Boland L, Bennett K, Cuff S, Gleeson N, Grant C, Kennedy J, Connolly D., Cancer survivors' experience of OptiMal, a 6-week, occupation-based, self-management intervention, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82, (2), 2019, p90 - 100 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

O'Neill L, Knapp P, Doyle SL, Guinan E, Ricardo Segurado PA, Connolly D, Jacintha O'Sullivan J, Reynolds JV, Hussey J., Patient and family co-developed participant information to improve recruitment rates, retention, and patient understanding in the Rehabilitation Strategies Following Oesophago-gastric and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Cancer (ReStOre II) trial: Protocol for a study within a trial (SWAT), HRB Open Access, 2, (27), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Sinclair D, Savage E, O' Brien M, O'Reilly A, Mullaney C, Killeen M, O'Reilly O, Field CA, Fitzpatrick P, Murrin C, Connolly D, Patterson A, Denieffe S, Elmusharaf K, Hickey A, Mellon L, Flood M, Sweeney MR, Developing a national undergraduate standardized curriculum for future healthcare professionals on "Making Every Contact Count" for chronic disease prevention in the Republic of Ireland, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2019, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Connolly D, Fitzpatrick C, O'Shea F., Disease Activity, Occupational Participation, and Quality of Life for Individuals with and without Severe Fatigue in Ankylosing Spondylitis, Occupational Therapy International, 2019, p10 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

Kiely B, Croke A, O'Shea E, Connolly D, Smith S., Effectiveness of link workers providing social prescribing on health outcomes and costs for adult patients in primary care and community settings. A protocol for a systematic review of the literature, HRB Open Research, 2, (21), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

O'Neill L., Knapp P., Doyle SL., Guinan E., Parker A.,Segurado R., Connolly D., O'Sullivan J., Reynolds JV., Hussey J, 'Patient and family co-developed participant information to improve recruitment rates, retention, and patient understanding in the Rehabilitation Strategies Following Oesophago-gastric and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Cancer (ReStOre II) trial: Protocol for a study within a trial (SWAT) [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]', 2019, - Protocol or guideline, 2019 DOI

Boland L, Bennett K, Connolly D., Self-management interventions for cancer survivors: a systematic review, Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, (5), 2018, p1585 - 1595 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Bennett, A.E., O'Neill, L., Connolly, D., Guinan, E.M., Boland, L., Doyle, S.L., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., & Hussey, J., Patient experiences of a physiotherapy-led multidisciplinary rehabilitative intervention after successful treatment for oesophago-gastric cancer, Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, (8), 2018, p2615 - 2623 Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL

McCormack R, Doran M, O'Shea F, Connolly D., Impact of a Fatigue Management in work programme on meeting work demands of individuals with Rheumatic Diseases: A pilot study, Musculoskeletal Care, 16, (3), 2018, p398 - 404 Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL

Connolly D. Garvey J, Boland F, Smith S., OptiMaL: A primary care-based intervention for people with multimorbidity, Annual SPHeRE Network Conference , Ireland, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Boland L, Bennett K, Connolly D., 'OPTIMAL; a self-management intervention for cancer survivors, Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland annual conference, Ireland, 21.4.2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017 URL

Boland L, Cuffe S, Grant C, Bennett K, Connolly D., 'OPTIMAL, a personalised self-management intervention for cancer survivors, Supporting solutions: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice, Dublin, 12.1.2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

O'Riordan R, Doran M, and Connolly D., Fatigue and Activity management education for individuals with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Occupational Therapy International, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Annals of International occupational Therapy, Thorofare New Jersey, SLACK , [eds.], 2017-2020 Editorial Board, 2017

Connolly D, Garvey J, McKee G., Factors associated with ADL/IADL disability in community dwelling older adults in the Irish longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA), Disability and Rehabilitation, 39, (8), 2017, p809 - 816 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Fatigue in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in, editor(s)Irvine, David , Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Risk factors, treatment options and clinical aspects, New York, Nova Biomedical, 2017, pp23 - 48, [Connolly, Deirdre] Book Chapter, 2017 TARA - Full Text Handle

Connolly D. Garvey J, Boland F, Smith S., OptiMaL: A primary care intervention for people with multimorbidity, Connecting education, research, practice and policy, Ireland, June 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016 URL

Kearns C, Connolly D., An exploration of the coping strategies and environmental supports used by parents of boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 43, 2016, p9 - 16 Journal Article, 2016

Boland L, Cuffe S, Grant C, Bennett K, Connolly D., 'OPTIMAL, a personalised self-management intervention for cancer survivors, Improving Health - Research driving innovations in healthcare, Ireland, 16.11.2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016 URL

Connolly D, O'Toole L, Fitzpatrick C, Doran M, and O'Shea F., Exploring the impact of fatigue on work ability of people with rheumatic disease, 2016, 69 Report, 2016 URL Handle TARA - Full Text

Connolly D, O'Toole L, Boland L, Cooney C, yurick L, Connor R, Ryder R, Davey M, Mangan S., Gotta dance!, Institute of Public Health annual conference, Belfast, 11.10.2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Connolly D. , Occupational therapy practice in primary care: responding to changing health priorities and needs, The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 44, (2), 2016, p32 - 35 Journal Article, 2016 Handle TARA - Full Text

Stapleton T, Connolly D, O'Neill D, Factors Influencing the Clinical Stratification of Suitability to Drive after Stroke: A Qualitative Study, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 29, (3), 2015, p253 - 271 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Connolly D., Fitzpatrick C., O'Toole, L., Doran M., O'Shea F., Impact of fatigue in Rheumatic Diseases in the work environment: A qualitative study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (12), 2015, p13807 - 13822 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

O'Riordan R, Connolly D., Impact of Group Size on Outcomes of a Fatigue and Activity Management Education Programme for Individuals with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology, 54, (1), 2015, p113 - 114 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Garvey J, Connolly D, Boland S, Smith S., OPTIMAL, an occupational therapy led self-management support programme for people with multimorbidity in primary care: a randomized controlled trial, BMC Family Practice, 2015, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Toole L., Ryder R., Connor R., Yurick L., Hegarty F., Connolly D., Impact of a dance programme on health and well-being for community dwelling adults aged over 50 years, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics , 33, (4), 2015, p303 - 319 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Galvan N, feigherty C, O'Shea F, Connolly D., The Impact of Fatigue and Comorbidities on Daily Activities in People with Sjögren's Syndrome, Rheumatology, 54, (1), 2015, pi132 - i134 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Lynam Ann-Marie, Corish Clare, Connolly Deirdre, Development of a framework to facilitate a collaborative peer learning 2:1 model of practice placement education, Nutrition & Dietetics, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Connolly, D., McNally, A., Moran, D., Ryan, M., Fatigue in sytemic lupus erythematosus: impact on occupational participation and reported management strategies, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77, (7), 2014, p373 - 380 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Lim SM, Stapleton T, Chan ML, Connolly D.., Evaluation of one-year occupational therapy degree course in Singapore., 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Japan, 2014 Poster, 2014

Connolly, D. O'Toole, L, Redmond, P., Smith, S., Managing fatigue in patients with chronic conditions in primary care, BMC Family Practice, 30, 2013, p123 - 124 Journal Article, 2013 DOI Handle TARA - Full Text

O'Toole L, Connolly D, Smith S., Impact of an occupation-based self-management programme on chronic disease management., Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60, 2013, p30 - 38 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Stapleton T, Connolly D, O'Neill D, Exploring the relationship between self-awareness of driving efficacy and that of a proxy when determining fitness to drive after stroke., Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59, (1), 2012, p63-70 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Dugow, H. and Connolly, D., Exploring the impact of an independent living programme on activity participation of elderly people with chronic conditions, International Jourmnal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19, (3), 2012, p154 - 162 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Stapleton T, Connolly D, O'Neill D, Pre-cursive clinical reasoning underlying the stratification of acute andsubacute stroke patient's suitability to undertake a formal driving assessment , International Journal of Stroke, UK Stroke Forum Conference, Glasgow, 29/11 to 1/12/2011 , 6, (Supplement 2), 2011, pp50- Meeting Abstract, 2011

Empowering tutors: Strategies for Inspired and Effective PBL Learning in, editor(s)Barrett, T. and Moore, S. , New Approaches to Problem-Based Learning: Revitalising your practice in Higher Education, New York, Routledge, 2011, pp215-228 , [Connolly, D. and Silen, C.] Book Chapter, 2011

Stapleton T, Connolly D, O'Neill D, Exploring readiness to assess fitness to drive after stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, 20th European Stroke Conference, Hamburg, May, 31, (Suppl 2), 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Stapleton T, O'Neill D, Connolly D, Examining optimum timing to assess fitness to drive among acute and subacute stroke patients, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 9-10 Sept 2011, 180, (Suppl 10), 2011, ppS329 Meeting Abstract, 2011 DOI

Connolly, D., Doyle, A., Martin, O. and Miklis, D., Exploration of work activities among people with young onset Parkinson's Disease: strategies and enablers to maintain worker role, Neuro-degenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease: Advances, Concepts and New Challenges., Barcelona, March 9-13, 8,, (1-2,), Karger, 2011, ppS1 - 94 Meeting Abstract, 2011

T. Stapleton, D. O'Neill, D. Connolly, R. Collins, Self-efficacy rating and driving assessment after stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, European Stroke Conference, Barcelona, May, 29, (Suppl 2), 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Connolly, D., McNally, A., Moran, D., and Ryan, M., Fatigue in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Impact on self-care, work and leisure., Physical Therapy Reviews, Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 6th Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin, May, 2010, 15, (2), 2010, pp127 - 128 Conference Paper, 2010

Connolly, D., Cassidy, C., Ní Mhurchú, E., Nolan, E., An exploration of individuals' perspectives on the impact of Parkinson's Disease on self-care, work and leisure activities, Movement Disorders, World Parkinson's Congress, Glasgow, Sept 28 - Oct 1st,, 25, (3), 2010, ppS712 - S712 Conference Paper, 2010

Cahill M, Connolly D, Stapleton T, Exploring occupational adaptation through the lives of women with multiple sclerosis, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73, (3), 2010, p106 - 115 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Stapleton, T. and Connolly, D., Occupational therapy practice in pre-driving assessment post stroke in the Irish context: Findings from a nominal group technique meeting, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation , 17, (1), 2010, p58 - 68 Journal Article, 2010

Connolly, D., PBL tutors facilitating active learning: What do students value?, Improving University Teaching Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 14-17, 2009, pp12 - 12 Conference Paper, 2009 URL

Occupational Therapy International, Wiley Hindawi, [eds.], 2009-2020 Editorial Board, 2009

Cassidy C, Ni Mhurchu E, Nolan E, Connolly D. ,, To determine the impact of Parkinson's Disease on occupational performance from the perspective of the individual with the condition,, Irish Journal of Medical Science , 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of Irish Gerontological Society, Belfast, Sept 25-26, , 178, (8), Springer, 2009, ppS309 - S309 Conference Paper, 2009

Connolly, D., Rogers, C., Problem-based learning from the far side: impact on professional work practices, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Sept 3-5, 2008, pp90 - 90 Conference Paper, 2008

Connolly, D., Impact of PBL on professional knowledge and skills required for occupational therapy fieldwork practice, Annual conference of National Academy for Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning, Waterford, Nov 13-14, 2008, pp22 - 22 Conference Paper, 2008

Connolly, D., The impact of problem-based learning on self-directed learning skills in the workplace, Probell Annual Research Conference, , Finland, April 3-4, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Connolly, D., Impact of problem-based learning on occupational therapy fieldwork practice, Transforming Healthcare through research, education and technology, Dublin, Nov 5-8, 2008, pp57 - 57 Conference Paper, 2008

Connolly, D., Problem-based learning from the far side: impact of PBL on professional practice, All Ireland Society of Higher Education Annual Conference, 2007., Maynooth, Ireland., Aug 30-31, 2007, pp58 - 58 Conference Paper, 2007

Connolly, D., The application of PBL to occupational therapy practice, International Conference PBL 2006 ABP, Peru, July 17-24, 2006, pp47 - 47 Conference Paper, 2006

Connolly, D., Continuing professional development of occupational therapists: a case study of PBL in work, PBL-2006 International Conference, Peru, July 17-24, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Continuing professional Development of Occupational Therapists: A Case Study of Problem-Based Learning in Work in, editor(s)Barrett, T.; Mac Labhrainn, I.; and Fallon, H. , Handbook of Enquiry and Problem-Based Learning: Irish Case Studies and International Perspectives, NUI Galway, CELT, 2005, pp147 - 155, [Connolly D.] Book Chapter, 2005

Connolly D., Flynn P., Spirituality in the reality of everyday practice: Part 2, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 32, (1), 2002, p26 - 32 Journal Article, 2002

Connolly D., Problem-based learning in an occupational therapy course, Journal of Learning in Health and Social Care, 1, (3), 2002, p150 - 157 Journal Article, 2002

Connolly D., Flynn P., Spirituality in the reality of everyday practice: Part 1, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 31, (1&2), 2002, p53 - 58 Journal Article, 2002

Connolly D. and O'Dowd, T.,, The impact of the different disabilities arising from head injury on the primary caregiver, The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, (1), 2001, p41 - 46 Journal Article, 2001

Connolly D., Donovan M., Student evaluation of a problem-based learning module into an occupational therapy course, Book of Proceedings from Association for Medical Education in Europe, 2001, pp4.31 - 4.31 Conference Paper, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Connolly D., Managing physical and psychological health during and after cancer treatment, OVARIAN CANCER PATIENT DAY , Ireland, 26th May, 2018, OvaCare Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Connolly D., Optmising physical and psychological health during and after cancer treatment, Oesophageal Cancer Fund Patient Education day, Dublin, Ireland, 6.10.2018, 2018, Oesophageal Cancer Fund Invited Talk, 2018

Connolly D, O'Toole L, Boland L, Cooney C, , Impact of Well-Dance on physical and mental health of older adults in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown borough, 2016, p1 - 15 Report, 2016 Handle TARA - Full Text

Connolly D., Troy M., Mannion L., Reilly E., Ryder R., Review of the Rialto Community Health Project, Dublin, 2013, 40 Report, 2013 Handle TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Description

As occupational therapy focuses on how chronic diseases interfere with people's abilities to perform everyday activities, Dr Connolly's research programme is focused on developing and testing the impact of primary care-based occupational therapy interventions for people with single chronic conditions and multimorbidity. To this end, she has developed OPTIMAL, a self-management, group-based intervention aimed at increasing activity participation for people with physical and mental health-related chronic conditions. OPTIMAL, has been tested in different healthcare contexts using different methodologies, including RCT, and has shown significant changes in activity participation and symptoms of illness burden including quality of life and depression. She is now evaluating OPTIMAL for cancer survivors using an RCT design. This research is carried in an inter-institutional, cross-disciplinary capacity with national and international collaborators. Dr Connolly has also designed, delivered and evaluated FAME (Fatigue and Activity Management), a six-week programme for people with chronic inflammatory/autoimmune diseases who experience significant fatigue. FAME has been delivered and evaluated with people with rheumatic diseases with positive outcomes. Dr. Connolly's research on self-management for chronic diseases and multimorbidity is internationally relevant and highly sustainable given the rising ageing demographic and the increasing incidence of chronic disease and multimorbidity globally. Developing evidence-based interventions for chronic diseases and multimorbidity is a priority for all health services. She has presented her research at occupational therapy-specific, multidisciplinary, national and international conferences, including invited key note addresses. She supervises PhD and MSc students.

Projects

  • Title
    • Examining the impact of a social prescribing service on health and well-being of individuals living with and beyond cancer
  • Summary
    • Due to improved cancer treatment, the number of people living with and beyond cancer has increased considerably. However the National Cancer Strategy, 2017-2026, reports that 25% of cancer survivors have long-term physical and/or psychological difficulties and that services are required to address these consequences. Social prescribing (SP) is a community-based service that links individuals with activities in their community with the aim of improving physical and mental health and well-being. Typical activities include exercise and arts-based activities, self-help and support programmes, volunteering activities, further education services and skills-development programmes. SP was initially established for individuals with mental health difficulties and is now delivered across a range of chronic diseases including cancer. Research on the impact of SP for people with mental health difficulties show positive outcomes but research is needed on its impact for other health service users. This mixed methods study will evaluate the impact of social prescribing on physical and mental health of individuals with cancer.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD and Irish Cancer Society
  • Date From
    • April 2018
  • Date To
    • March 2019
  • Title
    • The OPTIMAL study: A randomized controlled trial and process evaluation of an OccuPaTIonal therapy led self MAnagement support programme for patients with muLtimorbidity in primary care
  • Summary
    • The prevalence and incidence of chronic disease and multimorbidity is increasing globally. Interventions are needed to improve health outcomes in mutlimorbidity and reduce the cost of healthcare services. This study will evaluate the impact of OPTIMAL on activity participation, mood and quality of life.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • 07/09/15
  • Date To
    • 06/09/18
  • Title
    • The impact of fatigue on workability of people with connective tissue disorders.
  • Summary
    • Fatigue is a common symptom in chronic diseases with a reported prevalence rate of up to 90% for people with connective tissue disorders. It effects participation in many daily activities however, the impact of this symptom on ability to maintain employment is limited. Therefore the purpose of this study is: (i) to measure work disability in relation to levels of fatigue, (ii) identify effective fatigue management strategies in the workplace and (iii) explore peoples' experiences of reasonable accommodations provided by their employers to management of fatigue.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Disability Authority
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • OPTIMAL, a personalised self-management intervention for cancer survivors
  • Summary
    • Cancer survivors experience problems such as pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression (Shneerson et al. 2015). This can result in social isolation and decreased activity participation (Foster & Fenlon, 2011). OPTiMaL is a six-week, occupational therapy led, self-management programme designed to increase activity participation and improve participants' mood. Each session comprises of an education and an individual goal-setting component. A mixed methods study (randomised control trial and qualitative descriptive interviews) is being carried out to (i)examine the effectiveness of OPTiMaL for cancer survivors and (ii) explore the acceptability of OPTiMaL to cancer survivors.
  • Date From
    • 1.09.2014
  • Date To
    • 31.06.2018
  • Title
    • Examination of the impact of a falls prevention programme through dance.
  • Summary
    • The Dance Theatre of Ireland have developed a 10-week dance programme for community dwelling older adults to increase their self-confidence and contribute to prevention of falls. This study will therefore evaluate the impact of the programme on participants' falls self-efficacy, balance and mobility, levels and frequency of activity participation, mood, and quality of life. It will also explore participants' perceptions and experiences of the dance programme
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE/Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Arts and Health project
  • Date From
    • January 2015
  • Date To
    • September 2015
  • Title
    • PBL.doc
  • Summary
    • This project is an enquiry/problem based learning initiative, positioned at the intersection of teaching, learning and research. It has been designed with three distinct aims: 1. to explore writing dispositions among students and staff; 2. to design, implement and examine the effectiveness, of four discrete academic writing programmes with four separate cohorts; 3. to examine the underlying impact that large/small group teaching and on-line/in-class environments have on learner-centred support.
  • Funding Agency
    • NAIRTL
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Examining assessment of fitness to drive among acute and subacute stroke patients
  • Summary
    • This study is aimed at examining the assessment process used in determining a person's fitness to drive following a stroke. It uses a mixed methodology to explore the clinical reasoning processes and relaibility of standardised assessments in deciding whether a person is safe to return to driving following a CVA.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012

Keywords

ACTIVITY PREFERENCES; AGE-RELATED IMPAIRMENT; Arts and health; Cancer Survivorship; Chronic Illness self-management; Continuing Professional Development; Education and Work; FALLS; Health attitudes and behaviour; Health outcomes; Higher Education; PARKINSON'S DISEASE; Primary care

Recognition

Representations

Editorial Board Member:Annals of International Occupational Therapy 2017

Editorial Board Member: Occupational Therapy International 2009

Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. 1996

Occupational Therapy Primary Care Advisory Group 2009

Facilitate: All Ireland network of Enquiry and Problem-Based Learning. 2008

AISHE: All Ireland Society of Higher Education 2007

Awards and Honours

Provost Teaching Excellence Award 2009