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Ms. Camilla Carroll
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Surgery

Biography

Ms Camilla Carroll is a Consultant Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin Ireland. She is a 1985 honours graduate of the RCSI Medical School and was awarded the FRCSI in General Surgery in 1989. Ms Carroll then commenced specialist training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in the British Isles with CCST in 1997. Following completion of specialist training, Ms Carroll was appointed as the American Joint Council for Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellow to the University of Toronto, a position which she held for 2 years. Ms Carroll is committed to the advancement of surgery through science. Her MD research is in tissue transfer angiogenesis and neovascularisation, carried out in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisiville, Kentucky. Currently, Ms Carroll's research focus is in the area of surgical education, transfer of surgical skills and postgraduate assessment. She was awarded an MEdSurgEd from Imperial College London in January 2019 and carried out dissertation research into Surgical Professionalism in the 21st Century. Ms Carroll is a surgical educator and postgraduate assessor, in the Court of Examiners RCSI, Dublin, Bahrain and Dubai for the intercollegiate MRCSI and the European Boards for Otolaryngology. She is a clinical assessor for the Department of Surgical Affairs RCSI Faculty of Human Factors and Patient Safety , the Undergraduate Medical School RCSI and a Clinical Senior Lecturer TCD medical school. Ms Carroll was appointed as the National Clinical Lead for ENT Education in Primary Care in 2017. This is a national leadership role in medical education and health care planning. One of the commitments of this programme is to improve patient access to publicay funded ENT services.

Ms Carroll was elected to the RCSI Council in 2016, by her peers. All postgraduate surgical members and fellows in good standing of the RCSI are eligible to vote in the RCSI Council elections. As an RCSI Council member , Ms Carroll is responsible for national decisions pertaining to postgraduate surgical education and service delivery. The Council oversees Surgical Professional development and is the governing body of the RCSI Health Science Institution. Ms Carroll is a member of the International Association of Women in Surgery and a surgical mentor for female surgeons in Ireland. Ms Carroll is the current President of the Biological Society of the RCSI (2018 - 2019), and the theme for this year's society is "Global Health-Care ,what we can do right now!".

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Isobel O'Riordan, Camilla Carroll, Nash Pati, Martin Donnell, AB095. 70. Integration of earsuctioning into primary care: an educational model, Mesentery and Peritoneum, 3, 2019, pAB095--AB095 Journal Article, 2019

Ruairi Hasson, Camilla Carroll, AB092. 74. Objective assessment, using a validated procedure-based assessment (PBA) tool, of retention of fiberoptic endoscopic skills of GP ENT trainees, following 4 months of dedicated ear nose & throat (ENT) training, Mesentery and Peritoneum, 3, 2019, pAB092--AB092 Journal Article, 2019

Isobel O'Riordan1, Camilla Carroll, Nash Pati, Martin Donnell, Integration of ear - suctioning into primary care: An educational model. , Sylvester O'Halloran Meeting, Limerick, Ireland. , 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Ruairi Hasson, Camilla Carroll, objective assessment, using a validated procedure-based assessment tool (PBA), of retention of fiberoptic endoscopic skills of GP ENT trainees, following 4 months of dedicated ENT training , Sylvester O'Halloran Meeting, Limerick, Ireland, March 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Isobel O'Riordan, Camilla Carroll, Integration of Ear-Suctioning into primary care in the Republic of Ireland: An educational model, ICOSET, Edinburgh, UK, 21 - 22 March 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019

Camilla MA Carroll, What does it mean to be a "Professional Irish Surgeon" in 21st Century Ireland?, Imperial College London, 2019 Thesis, 2019

O'Flanagan Grace, Buckley Claire, Carroll Camilla , Diagnostic and procedural skill training in a dedicated ENT emergency department. , Sylvester O'Halloran Meeting, Limerick, Ireland, March 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Grace O'Flanagan, Claire Buckley, Camilla Carroll, AB085. 71. Diagnostic and procedural skill training in a dedicated ENT emergency department, Mesentery and Peritoneum, 3, 2019, pAB085--AB085 Journal Article, 2019

Rhodri Hill, Camilla Carroll, Sir William Wilde and the RVEEH. British Association for the History of ENT Annual Meeting October 2018 , British Association for the History of ENT, British Association for the History of ENT 2018 Annaul Meeting, RVEEH Dublin , October 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Camilla Carroll, Integration of Ear Microsuction into Primary Care: An Educational Model. October 2018, 2018, - Miscellaneous, 2018

Isobel O"Riordan, Camilla Carroll, AB078. 83. Deconstructing microsuction using hierarchical task analysis (HTA) methodology, Mesentery and Peritoneum, 2, (1), 2018, pAB078--AB078 Journal Article, 2018

Isobel O"Riordan, Zelda O"Brien, Camilla Carroll, AB085. 119. Presentation, treatment and outcomes of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, Mesentery and Peritoneum, 2, (1), 2018, pAB085--AB085 Journal Article, 2018

RCSI Surgical Affairs, 'Code of Practice for Surgeons RCSI 2018', RCSI Surgical Affairs, 2018, - Protocol or guideline, 2018

Camilla Carroll, Quality and safety in healthcare. , 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Claire Buckley, Camilla Carroll, October 2017 Diagnostic and procedural skills training in a dedicated ENT Emergency Department , Irish Otolaryngology Society , Westport, Ireland, October 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Claire Buckley, Camilla Carroll, October 2017 Diagnostic and procedural skills training in a dedicated ENT Emergency Department , Irish Otolaryngology Society , Westport, Ireland, October 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Camilla Carroll, The study of expertise outside surgery can enrich surgical education., 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Camilla Carroll, ENT Clinical Skills Workshop., 20 October 2016, 2016, RVEEH Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016

Camilla Carroll, Assessment, if there was a choice : How much is enough? Standard setting approaches., 2016, - Miscellaneous, 2016

Camilla Carroll, Simulation Team Training for combined ST5 Surgical and Anaesthesia Trainees ., 7th October 2016, 2016, College of Anaesthetists Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016

RCSI , Postgraduate medical training Conference, "Learning through innovation", RCSI, 08 November, 2016 , 2016, RCSI Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016

Camilla Carroll, "OPS" Course for Health Care professionals! (Otorhinolaryngoloy Procedural Skills Course)., 2016, - Miscellaneous, 2016

Camilla Carroll, Irish Otolaryngology Society October 2016 Assessing postgraduate Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Trainees: is there scope for a longitudinal entrustable professional activity (EPA) for airway management., Irish Otolaryngology Society, Donegal Ireland, October 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Camilla Carroll, Irish Otolaryngology Society October 2016 Assessing postgraduate Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Trainees: is there scope for a longitudinal entrustable professional activity (EPA) for airway management., Irish Otolaryngology Society, Donegal Ireland, October 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Camilla Carroll, Critically discuss the implications of current moves toward training more generalist surgeons., 2015, - Miscellaneous, 2015

Overgoor, M.L.E., Carroll, S.M., Papanicolau, G., Carroll, C.M.A., Üstüner, T.E.T., Stremel, R.W., Anderson, G.L., Franken, R.J.P.M., Kon, M., Barker, J.H., Can angiogenesis induced by chronic electrical stimulation enhance latissimus dorsi muscle flap survival for application in cardiomyoplasty?, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 111, (1), 2003, p178-188 Journal Article, 2003

Juvenile angiofibroma. in, editor(s)Peter H Rhys Evans, Paul Q Montgomery, Patrick J Gullane , Principles and Practice of Head and Neck Oncology. 1st Edition., London: Martin Dunitz, 2003 . 1st Edition , Martin Dunitz,, 2003, pp820 - [Camilla MA Carroll, Irvin Pathak and Patrick J Gullane ] Book Chapter, 2003

Future developments in head and neck cancer therapy 1064 - 1083 in, editor(s)Peter H Rhys Evans, Paul Q Montgomery, Patrick J Gullane , Principles and Practice of Head and Neck Oncology. 1st Edition., London: 2003 . 1st Edition , Martin Dunitz,, 2003, [Irvin Pathak, Camilla MA Carroll and Patrick J Gullane ] Book Chapter, 2003

Sarcomas of the head and neck. in, editor(s)Editors: Peter H Rhys Evans, Paul Q Montgomery, Patrick J Gullane , Principles and Practice of Head and Neck Oncology. 1st Edition., London: Martin Dunitz, 2003 . 1st Edition , London: Martin Dunitz, 2003 ., 2003, pp790 - [Irvin Pathak, Camilla MA Carroll, Brian O'Sullivan, Peter C Neligan and Patrick J Gullane ] Book Chapter, 2003

Jeremy Freeman, Camilla Carroll, Sylvia Asa, Shereen Ezzat, Genetic Events in the Evolution of Thyroid Cancer, The Journal of Otolaryngology, 31, (04), 2002, p202 Journal Article, 2002

Everton A. Gooden, Patrick J. Gullane, Jonathan Irish, Mark Katz, Camilla Carroll, Role of the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Flap Preventing Frey's Syndrome and Maintaining Facial Contour Following Superficial Parotidectomy, The Journal of Otolaryngology, 30, (02), 2001, p098 Journal Article, 2001

Carroll C MA, Gullane PJ., Quality of life assessment in patients following resection of skull base tumours. , Proceedings of the 11th NASBS, 2000. , 11th Annual North American Skull Base Surgery Conference , Scottsdale Arizona, USA, 2000, 2000 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Carroll CM1, Pathak I, Irish J, Neligan PC, Gullane PJ., Reconstruction of total lower lip and chin defects using the composite radial forearm--palmaris longus tendon free flap., Arch Facial Plast Surg. , 2, (1), 2000, p53 - 56 Journal Article, 2000

Carroll Camilla, Gullane PJ. , Surgical salvage following primary radiotherapy for advanced T3 and T4 laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma., 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer., San Francisco, USA., July 2000., 2000 Oral Presentation, 2000

Carroll Camilla, Gullane PJ., Skull base surgery, the Toronto experience., 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer. , San Francisco, USA. , July 2000., 2000 Oral Presentation, 2000

Sean M. Carroll, Camilla M. A. Carroll, Richard W. Stremel, Steven J. Heilman, Joseph M. Steffen, Gordon R. Tobin, John H. Barker, Vascular Delay and Administration of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Augment Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Flap Perfusion and Function, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 105, (3), 2000, p964--971 Journal Article, 2000

Barker, J.H., Frank, J., Bidiwala, S.B., Stengel, C.K., Carroll, S.M., Carroll, C.M., Van Aalst, V., Anderson, G.L., An animal model to study microcirculatory changes associated with vascular delay, British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 52, (2), 1999, p133-142 Journal Article, 1999

Carroll, C.Ma., Gullane, P.J., Irish, J.C., Gentilli, F., Nelligan, P.C., Preservation of the orbit in anterior skull base lesions. when is it safe?, Skull Base Surgery, 9, (SUPPL. 1), 1999, p5 Journal Article, 1999

Carroll Camilla, Gullane PJ., Multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with skull base tumours., The Irish Otolaryngology Society,, Ireland, October 1998, 1998 Oral Presentation, 1998

Carroll, C.M.A., Nazeer, U., Timon, C.I., The accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of head and neck masses, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 167, (3), 1998, p149-151 Journal Article, 1998

Carroll, C., Carroll, S., Tobin, G., Barker, J., Augmentation of skeletal muscle flap survival using acute ischaemic preconditioning, Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences, 23, (3), 1998, p269-270 Journal Article, 1998

Camilla M. A. Carroll, Sean M. Carroll, Dale A. Schuschke, John H. Barker, Augmentation of Skeletal Muscle Flap Survival Using Platelet Derived Growth Factor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 102, (2), 1998, p407--415 Journal Article, 1998

Camilla M. A. Carroll, Sean M. Carroll, Max L. E. Overgoor, Gordon Tobin, John H. Barker, Acute Ischemic Preconditioning of Skeletal Muscle Prior to Flap Elevation Augments Muscle-Flap Survival, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 100, (1), 1997, p58--65 Journal Article, 1997

Carroll, C.Ma., Gaffney, R., McShane, D., Congenital nasal dermoids in children, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 166, (3), 1997, p149-151 Journal Article, 1997

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM ., Augmentation of skeletal muscle flap survival through the process of angiogenesis using platelet derived growth factor., 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, , USA, April 1997., 1997 Oral Presentation, 1997

Sean M Carroll, Camilla M.A Carroll, Richard W Stremel, Steven J Heilman, Gordon R Tobin, John H Barker, Vascular Delay of the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle: An Essential Component of Cardiomyoplasty, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 63, (4), 1997, p1034--1040 Journal Article, 1997

Frank, J., Carroll, C.M.A., Aaranson, K., Ogden, L., Kim, M., Anderson, G.L., Swietzer, L., Bond, S.J., Uhl, E., Barker, J.H., Ischemia increases the angiogenic potency of basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2), Microsurgery, 17, (8), 1997, p452-457 Journal Article, 1997

Camilla MA Carroll, the use of platelet derived growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor to enhance latissimus dorsi muscle perfusion and function for use in cardiomyoplasty. , UCD, 1997 Thesis, 1997

Carroll Camilla, Robin P., The management of small acoustic tumours. , The Irish Otolaryngology Society. , Ireland, October 1997., 1997 Oral Presentation, 1997

John H. Barker, Vera C. van Aalst, Patricia C. Keelen, Shaad Bidiwala, Johannes M. Frank, Sean M. Carroll, Christopher Wan, Camilla M. A. Carroll, Gary L. Anderson, Charles Joels, Gordon R. Tobin, Vascular Delay in Skeletal Muscle: A Model for Microcirculatory Studies, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 100, (3), 1997, p665--669 Journal Article, 1997

Carroll SM, Carroll CM., Vascular delay of the latissimus dorsi muscle for use in dynamic muscle flap transfer. , Proceedings of the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology., March 1996, 1996 Meeting Abstract, 1996

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM., Platelet derived growth factor augments muscle flap survival. , Irish Otolaryngology Society Meeting, , Ireland, October 1996., 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Carroll, SM., Carroll, CAMILLA., Overgoor, M., Tobin, GR., Barker, JH. , Acute ischemic preconditioning increases muscle flap survival., 82nd Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. , San Francisco, CA, USA, , October 6-11, 1996., 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM., Basic fibroblast growth factor increases latissimus dorsi muscle flap perfusion and function for use in cardiomyoplasty., 21st Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Symposium., Galway Ireland. , September 1996., 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Camilla Carroll, Basic fibroblast growth factor increases latissimus dorsi muscle flap perfusion and function for use in cardomyoplasty.., Irish Journal of Medical Science. , 1996, Vol 165, , 1996 Published Abstract, 1996

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM., Basic fibroblast growth factor augments latissimus dorsi muscle perfusion and function for use in cardiomyoplasty., University of Louisville Surgical Research Day, , Louisville Kentucky USA, November 1996., 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Carroll CAMILLA, Carroll SM ., Basic fibroblast growth factor enhances muscle flap perfusion and function for use in dynamic muscle flap transfer., 4th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer., Toronto Canada, , July 1996., 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Carroll SM, Carroll Camilla. , Vascular delay of the latissimus dorsi muscle for use in dynamic muscle flap transfer. , International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology., Manchester K, March 1996, 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM ., Acute ischaemic preconditioning of skeletal muscle increases muscle flap survival., 4th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer., Toronto, Canada., July28- August 1 '96, 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Overgor ME, Carroll C., Does pacing induced angiogenesis enhance latissimus dorsi muscle flap survival. , Clinical and Experimental Surgery, (abstract) 27.S1.95;99-100, 1996., Clinical and Experimental Surgery, 1996, 95, 1996, pp99 - 100 Meeting Abstract, 1996

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM. , Ischaemic preconditioning of skeletal muscle. , Plastic Surgery Research Council., Saint Louis, USA , June 1996., 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM., Acute ischaemic preconditioning of skeletal muscle. , National Scientific Medical Meeting, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 1996, 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Carroll Camilla Carroll SM., Acute ischaemic preconditioning of skeletal muscle reduces subsequent flap necrosis in both early and late windows., The 9th Academic Conference in Otolaryngology., Manchester , UK., 9- 14, July 1995., 1995 Oral Presentation, 1995

Overgor M, Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM., Electrical stimulation improves muscle flap perfusion and survival. , Plastic Surgery Research Council, New York, 1995., USA, 1995, 1995 Oral Presentation, 1995

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Camilla Carroll, 86th RCSI Biological Society Meeting Presidential Address: Global Healthcare , a new beginning. , 86th RCSI Biological Society, RCSI Albert Theatre , 25th JNUARY 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Camilla Carroll, 11 March, 2018 Clinical skills Workshop in ENT For Primary Care, RVEEH Dublin. , 11th March 2018, 2018, RVEEH Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

Camilla Carroll, Ear Microsuction Skills Training day for Healthcare Professionals, RVEEH Dublin 17th November 2018, 17TH NOVENBER 2018, 2018 Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

RCSI Council / Camilla Carroll, 2018 RCSI Charter Day Meetings, 1- 3 February 2018 , 2018, RCSI Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

camilla carroll, Public Engagement Simulation Training Day CPR Skills training RCSI for First Year Blackrock College, 12th November 2018, 12th November 2018, 2018, RCSI Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

Camilla Carroll, 06 March, 2018 Clinical skills training in ENT for ICGP year 3 trainees, 6th March 2018, 2018, RVEEH Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

Camilla Carroll, 06 March, 2018 Clinical skills training in ENT for ICGP year 3 trainees, 6th March 2018, 2018, RVEEH Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

Camilla Carroll, 03 March, 2018 Clinical Skills Workshop in ENT For Primary Care, RVEEH Dublin. , 3rd March 2018, 2018, RVEEH, Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

Camilla Carroll, National Clinical Programme for ENT Education in Primary care: An Update. RAMI Spring Meeting April 2018 , RAMI Spring ENT Meeting, Mount Woolsey Carlow Ireland, April 2018, 2018, ENT Division of RAMI Invited Talk, 2018

Camilla Carroll, Good, better and best - building better teams. Integration of ENT procedural skills into primary care. , ICGP Summer Sessions 2017, Athlone, Ireland, 22 -24 June 2017, 2017, ICGP Invited Talk, 2017

Camilla Carroll, The Future Development of Education and Practice in ENT Skills: Where do we want to go with this? ICGP Annual Conference May 2017 , IGP Annual Conference, Wexford, Ireland, May 2017, 2017, ICGP Invited Talk, 2017

RCSI, 14 September, 2017 Human Factors "Train the Trainer", RCSI. , 14th September 2017, 2017, RCSI Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2017

RCSI Council, 10 November, 2017 RCSI Millin Meeting , 10th November 2017, In:RCSI Millin Surgical Meeting, 2017, RCSI Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2017

Camilla Carroll, RCSI Charter Meeting February 2017 "Human Factors and Surgeon Identity". , RCSI 2017 Charter Day Meetings, RCSI , 2017, RCSI Council Invited Talk, 2017

Camilla Carroll, RCSI Surgical Society Meeting, Guest Speaker "Life as a Surgeon". , RCSI Surgical Society Meeting, Guest Speaker at conference , RCSI , 2nd November 2017, 2017, RCSI Surgical Society Invited Talk, 2017

RCSI / Camilla Carroll Council Member , RCSI Charter Meeting February 2017 Surgical Professioanlism., February 2017, In:RCSI 2017 Charter Day Meetings : Surgical Professionalism, 2017, RCSI Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2017

Carroll Camilla, Carroll SM ., Basic fibroblast growth factor enhances latissimus dorsi muscle perfusion and function for use in cardiomyoplasty., International society for applied cardiovascular biology., Manchester, March 1996., March 1996, 1996 Oral Presentation, 1996

Research Expertise

Description

I have been committed to the advancement of surgery through science, throughout my surgical career. My postgraduate MD research evaluated the utility of bFGF and PDGF in angiogenesis and neovascularisation of the latissimus dorsi muscle for use in cardiomyoplasty. This research resulted in peer reviewed publications, international presentations and grant awards. The current focus of my research is in the domain of "Surgical Education". I was awarded a Master's degree in education surgical education (MEd SE) in January 2019 from Imperial College London, following peer review of my dissertation "What does it mean to be a professional surgeon in 21st Century Ireland", based on qualitative analysis of senior Irish Surgeons. The MEd SE is one of two Master's dedicated to surgical education worldwide. It is a taught Master's programme with an "exploratory and innovative curriculum". Over the past 4 years, I have undertaken research in the RVEEH in the domian of inter-professional skills transfer and assessment. The research output includes NDTP Spark funding, a 2018 Irish Healthcare Award, local and international presentations at ENT, Primary Care and Surgical Educational meetings. In 2017, I was appointed as the National Clinical Lead for ENT Education in Primary care. This is a national leadership role in clinical education. This role involves the development and implementation of a skills transfer curriculum and assessment model to up-skill primary care professionals in the delivery of ear - suctioning and epistaxis management. I have developed a standarised skills course with Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) assessment and an on-line training module, as part of this work stream. The next phase of this educational programme is the implementation of a "Train the trainer", course, which will result in a sustainanble model of care being implemented in the workplace. Approximately 30,000 patients will be eligible to be managed by the trained practictioners. This peer reviewed programme was presented as part of the "NCPS ENT Model of Care", at the 2018 RCSI Charter Meetings. Currently, I am part of the HSE working group on "Bullying and Harrasement in the workplace and education", the findings of which will be implemented as a HSE policy document. The NDTP have funded the "Civility" research programme on workplace bullying, I am a research member of this committee.

Projects

  • Title
    • ENT education in primary care
  • Summary
    • ENT Educational programme for primary care and audiology: This programme is a fit for purpose 'ENT Educational Programme', for GPs, practice nurses and audiologists, to be delivered on an annual basis, during the academic year, September to June, with CPD accreditation and an audit component. The programme is a competency-based educational model utilising adult learning theories, with a focus on skills transfer in a situated learning environment. Employing such an approach towards ENT education for primary care practitioners and audiologists is time efficient, but still provides the opportunity for hands-on learning and formal assessment, factors that are considered important for upskilling practitioners for clinical practice. The programme consists of a series of interactive lectures, practical skills workshops, ENT practice guidelines and an annual competency assessment. Benefits for ENT Out -Patient Services: The ultimate aim of this integrated care programme is to develop a national network of credentialed primary care practicitoners, empowered to deliver an adult ear suctioning service for common ear conditions in a local setting. The patient maintains their connection with their primary care provider and this re-directed delivery of care would have a significant impact on reducing the demand for ENT OPD services, freeing-up the hospital based ENT surgeon to see, treat and manage patients with more complex conditions.
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • What does it mean to be a professional Irish surgeon in 21st Century Ireland
  • Summary
    • Summary What it means to be a Surgeon in 21st century Ireland, is an increasingly difficult question to answer (McCulloch, 2006). Societal expectation is rapidly changing and favours the surgeon patient relationship to be one of collaboration, rather than dictation. Current trends in healthcare systems are changing the traditional way by which the surgeon interacts with the patient (Gruen et al., 2003). Today's surgeon is a trusted member of a healthcare professional team, that works together to deliver safe and effective care to the patient (Evetts, 2014). The continued pace of technological change requires the surgeon to commit to lifelong learning with ongoing mastery of new operative skills. Assessment by the regulatory bodies, which govern surgical practice being an increasing part of modern surgical practice (Taylor, 2011). However, despite all the changes in 21st century practice, the concept of professionalism remains constant (Shapiro et al., 2015). Professionalism is at the heart of being a good doctor and is central to the surgeon's contract with society (Brennan and Monson, 2014). The Irish Medical Council, the regulatory body in Ireland, has recently deployed three pillars of professionalism, namely partnership, practice and performance as a schematic to illustrate ways in which specific principles and values can form the basis of good professionalism (IMC). I have had the opportunity to interview five senior Irish surgeons and explore their reflections on what "Surgical Professionalism" means to them, both in an Irish context and within the IMC Professionalism Framework. This study presents the thematic analysis of their reflections. The study design is based on the qualitative analysis of the 5 semi - structured interviews, carried out with the senior Irish surgeons. Data extracts from the interviews were coded and emergent themes were formulated, using thematic analysis methodology. Five distinct themes emerged from the data. The themes were doctor-patient relationship, the regulatory body, education and training , surgical teams and emotional well-being. Data extracts illustrating these themes are presented in the text. The epistemological insight gained from these emergent themes may help to shape the future education, training and practice of Irish Surgeons.
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • An anatomical and physiological review of the reconstructed pharynx in the laryngectomee
  • Summary
    • An anatomical and physiological analysis of the reconstructed pharynx was carried out in patients who had undergone a total laryngectomy for squamous cell carcinoma.(SCC) The purpose of the review was to evaluate the function of the pharyngoesophageal segment following surgical ablation and the development of oesophageal speech. The study participants were males (N=10) who had a laryngectomy performed for SCC. The pharyngoesophageal segment (POS) was evaluated in each participant using 2 direct and 2 indirect methodologies. The methodologies utilised were EMG sampling of the POS, manometry of the POS, 24hr ambulatory ph., recording and video-fluoroscopic assessment of the reconstructed pharynx. This study demonstrated that the anatomical reconstruction of the POS determined it's physiological function post-operatively. This in turn had a significant impact on the development and quality of oesophageal speech following laryngectomy.
  • Funding Agency
    • none
  • Date From
    • 1986
  • Date To
    • 1987
  • Title
    • The use of angiogenic growth factors BFGF and PDGF in muscle flap angiogenesis
  • Summary
    • This research evaluated skeletal muscle flap pathophysiology. I focused on methods of improving the viability and function of dynamic muscle flaps for use in the clinical setting. This involved the use of the angiogenic growth factors PDGF and bFGF and ischaemic preconditioning in large and small animal models. The results of this research demonstrated that (I). Muscle flap survival was augmented through the application of PDGF in the hairless mouse Latissimus Dorsi Muscle (LDM) model. (II). Muscle flap perfusion and function was augmented through the application of bFGF in the canine LDM model. (Ill). lschaemic preconditioning of skeletal muscle augmented survival in rat LDM model.
  • Funding Agency
    • Research grant of $56,461 awarded by the Jewish Hospital Research Foundation Louisville KY USA
  • Date From
    • 1994
  • Date To
    • 1995
  • Title
    • HSE Working Group on Bullying and Harassment in Medical Education and Practice
  • Summary
    • Working Group on Bullying and Harassment in Medical Education and Practice The organisational culture of the HSE is one, which must not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace. However, NCHDs continue to report bullying, when they are surveyed on this topic. The IMC 2014 - 2016 national trainee experience surveys have identified a consistent level of trainees experiencing bullying and harassment in the workplace. In 2016, 36% of trainees reported being the victim of bullying and harassment in their post. 50% of trainees reported witnessing someone else being the victim of bullying and harassment and 44% had experienced undermining behaviours. The IMC concluded in 2016, that "bullying is endemic in our culture". Similar studies carried out by the British Medical Association in 2016 found, that 20% of trainee doctors in the UK reported experiencing bullying and harassment in the workplace in the past year. To address this issue, the HSE and the IMO have established a collaborative short-life working group to evaluate interventions aimed at changing workplace attitudes towards bullying. Lessons learned from NHS interventions, which have resulted in a "zero tolerance culture" towards workplace bullying will be reviewed, as part of this groups evaluation of bullying changing attitudes. The committee members broadly reflect the stakeholders responsible for the delivery of NCHD training and workplace environment. The group is jointly chaired by Rosarii Mannion (HSE National Director of HR) and Anthony Owens (IMO Director of Industrial Relations). The other committee members include Camilla Carroll RCSI (Postgraduate Forum for Medical Education Prepresentative), Anthony O'Connor RCPI, Martin McCormack, COA, Eva O'Reilly National Lead NCHD and representatives from National HR and National Doctors Training & Planning.
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • January 2019
  • Date To
    • January 2020

Keywords

21C Teaching and learning

Recognition

Representations

National Clinical Programme in Surgery, 2017

Executive committee of the RCSI Court of Examiners for the MRCS, Ireland, Bahrain and Dubai 2014 - current

European Board for Otolaryngology Postgraduate Surgical Exams (UEMS_ORLHNS) 2018

RCSI Elected Member of Council 2016 - 2022

RCSI Health and Sciences Board 2018 - 2020

Professional Development Committee Postgraduate Surgery RCSI 2016 - 2018

Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee 2018 - 2020

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin Board of Ethics 2017 - current

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin Research Foundation Committee 2018

Irish Medical Council Registration Review Board 2019 - 2023

HSE Short-life working group on Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace and Education. January 2019

President of the RCSI Biological Society 2019 - 2020

NDTP funded collaborative project "Civility", between RCSI and RCPI. 2019 - 2020

Interview Panel for the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme RCSI 2018 -current

Interview Panel for the Core Surgical training programme RCSI / HSE 2019

National Audit of Hospital Mortality Committee (NOCA) 2019

Intercollegiate Paper Panel Committee RCSI Representative (2017 - current). ICBSE is the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations, which is a committee of the Joint Surgical Colleges Meeting representing the four Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland. The four colleges (Edinburgh, England, Glasgow and Ireland) jointly manage the maintenance and development of the MRCS and DO-HNS examinations via the ICBSE. 2018

Chair Student Services RCSI 2016 - 2018

RCSI Chair for Higher Surgical Interviews for Neurosurgery 2017

RCSI Chair for Higher Surgical Interviews for Vascular Surgery 2018

RCSI Chair for Higher Surgical Interviews in Paediatric Surgery 2019

Clinical Examiner for the RCSI Final Medical Examininations 2014 - current

Special Skills ENT Educator to GP Training Programmes Mid-Leinster GP training Scheme Dublin North GP Training Scheme North Dublin City Training Scheme Responsible for Clinical and skills training in ENT 2015 - current

Clinical Faculty Human Factors and Patient Safety and Simulation Postgraduate Surgery, RCSI. 2012 - current

Educational Supervisor for inter professional teaching at the RVEEH Clinical Nurse Practitioner Programme 2018 -current

Irish Medical Council Registration Review Board 2019 - 2023

HSE Working Group on Bullying and Harassment in Medical Practice and Education RCSI Representative 2019 - 2020

Awards and Honours

2018 Irish Health Care Award for Best Educational Project in Primary care October 2018

National Clinical Lead for ENT Education in Primary care 2017

HSE funding for ENT educational programme to be delivered for primary care professionals 2017

HES funding for ENT education to be delivered to Primary care Health care Professionals 2018

Surgical research fellowship University of Louisville Kentucky, Department of Surgery July 1994 - June 1995

Jewish Hospita (Louisville, Kentucky USA)l Research Foundation Grant award for $56,500. Grant submission: The use of bFGF induced angiogenesis to augment latissimus doors muscle perfusion and function for use in cardiomyoplasty. 1995

International Society for Cardiovascular Biology Young Investigator Award 1996

Ethicon Foundation Travel Grant Award February 1996

Irish Solvay Registrar Prize in Otolaryngology October 1996

Irish Solvay Registrar Prize in Otolaryngology October 1998

American Joint Council for Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship July 1998 - June 2000

Spark Foundation Award NDTP October 2018

. IRISH HEALTHCARE AWARD OCOTBER 2012 Best integrated primary care programme Project : Respiratory tract treatment programme for patients, GPs and pharmacists. 2012

Memberships

RCSI Members and Fellows Association 1989 - 2020

Irish Otolaryngology Society 1990 – current

Irish Institute of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1997 – current

Association for Medical Education in Europe 2016 – current

Global Respiratory Infection Partnership 2014 – current

Irish Respiratory Tract Treatment Group 2015 – Current

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2015 – current

RCSI CPD Professional Competence Scheme 2011 – current

Irish Medical Council (Specialist division Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1997) 1985 – Current

Advanced Irish Airway teaching Body 2015 – current

Advanced Irish Airway Teaching Body.
 
 Irish Network of Medical Educators. (INMED) 2015 - current – 2019

Association of Women in Surgery (AWS). 2018 – 2019

INMED (Irish Network of Medical Educators) 2015 - current