UCD Centre for Health Services Research

Selected current and recent research

Cystic Fibrosis – Evaluation of Newborn Screening Programme 2013-2017 (HRB funded) National & international collaborative study. PhD Student Cathy Fitzgerald; Post Doc Sherly George; National Consortium of Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Consultants; Alan O’Ceilleachair, NCRI; Cystic Fibrosis Registry of Ireland; European and US CF registries.

Community Intervention Trial of Non-Financial Incentives to improve institutional delivery rates in rural Zambia (Supported by WHO and UNICEF)PhD student Dr Victor Mukonka.

National Screening Service

  • a) Randomised Controlled Trial (non-inferiority) of lymphoscintigram in sentinel node biopsy
  • b) Pilot intervention trial of screening invitation

Collaborator: Dr Eimear Smith, National Rehabilitation Hospital. Traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland: service planning for changing epidemiology (HRB funded)

With St Vincent’s University Hospital, Department of Preventive Medicine & Health Promotion

Evaluation of HeartWatch, the national programme for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (HRB and Irish Heart Foundation Funded)

All Ireland Traveller Health Study (AITHS) (funded by Department of Health

PI Prof Cecily Kelleher, Co-PIs Leslie Daly, Ronnie Moore, Patricia Fitzpatrick

Publications: All-Ireland Traveller Health Study                                                                    

UCD Centre for Health Services Research is based in School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science

Academic Director: Dr Patricia Fitzpatrick, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

The centre is a virtual centre, bringing together researchers in health services research in the university and beyond.

Members of the UCD Centre for Health Services Research, with links to individual Members' Research Profiles and Publications

School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

College of Health and Agricultural Sciences