Yvonne is a Senior Clinical Trials Co-ordinator and IBD Nurse Specialist in the Gastroenterology Department at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. She is currently involved in the co-ordinating of all clinical trials conducted within this department and also works with other multidisciplinary staff in active GI Research, which has been published internationally. She has been working as a Research Nurse at Tallaght since 1999, completing GCP courses annually, obtained a H.Dip (Hons) in Gastroenterology in 2005 and is currently undertaking a Masters in Research.
Her main area of interest is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and she has been recognised in her area of work through promoting patient education, initiating an annual Nursing Study Day within the GI Department which is now in its 10th year and her active participation in the successful launch of the Young IBD Patient Manifesto in Ireland in May 2009.
She is currently the Irish Representative for NECCO (Nurses European Crohn’s & Colitis Organisation) and participates on advisory boards drawing up guidelines, protocols and continually reviewing area of patient care in IBD.