Research Study Day 2022 Archive

Saint John of God Research Study Day 2022

The 32nd Saint John of God Research Study Day, hosted by the Saint John of God Research Foundation clg, took place on Tuesday 15th November. In a move to bring research to the services, this year’s event was held in the Lucena Clinic, Rathgar. The theme of the event was ‘Building a Data Driven Health Service’. Clare Dempsey, CEO Saint John of God Community Services, opened the event and spoke about the strong tradition of research within our services.

Photo: Clare Dempsey, CEO Saint John of God Community Services, gives opening address

Guest speakers included Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh (Chair of Primary Research and Development, Director of the Usher Institute and Dean of Data at University of Edinburgh) who spoke about ‘Data enabled responses to the Covid 19 Pandemic’. Dr Roger O’Sullivan (Director of Ageing, Research and Development Division, Institute of Public Health in Ireland) presented the GALOP programme (Generating Active Lives in Older People). Professor Lucy Hederman, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, delivered a talk titled ‘A Health Informatician Perspective on Building a Data Driven Health Service’, and Professor Ann John (Co-Director of DATAMIND, Health Data Research Hub for Mental Health, Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Swansea University UK and Consultant in Public Health) closed the line-up of external speakers with her talk on mental health data science.

Prof Mary Clarke (DETECT service) Chaired the opening session of the day before handing over to Dr Maria Migone (Lucena Clinic) who took charge of the afternoon session which included presentations from staff across Saint John of God services.

Staff presentations included contributions from:

  1. Patrick Fitzgerald & Sarah Gavra Boland, SJOG Liffey Services: Right to Connect
  2. Tabitha Msukunika, SJOG Malawi: Nicotine-containing products bought in and around the hospitals: Developing an understanding of the retail environment
  3. Scott Hill, SJOG Hospital: Partners Experiences of how Alcohol Use Disorder Impacts on Trust in Couple Relationships – a Qualitative Study
  4. Siobhan Grant, St Joseph’s Hospital: ‘They’re allowed to be who they are…” Exploring Perspectives on the Social Model of Care in a Long-Term Homelike Facility for People Living with Dementia in Ireland
  5. David Carter & Sarah Gavra Boland, SJOG Liffey Services: Engage PPI Toolkit: Towards an inclusive co-design toolkit to support Accessible Public Patient Involvement (PPI)
  6. David Marshall, SJOG DETECT: Perception
  7. Aoife Carolan, SJOG Hospital: Applying Quality Improvement Methodology to the Discharge Process for Older Adults in a Mental Health Setting; an Interprofessional, Person-Centred Approach
  8. Niall Turner, Cluain Mhuire: Is club membership beneficial to health and well-being?
Photo: Dr Roger O’Sullivan
Photo: Judges, Christina Doody and Keith Gaynor pictured with oral presentation winners, Liffey Services Research Group

The award for best oral presentation was made to the SJOG Liffey Services research group in recognition of their two talks emphasizing the importance of universal design and the value of meaningful engagement.

The award for best poster was awarded to Niall Turner and Alexandra Armstrong for the project “Horticultural Therapy as an occupation-based intervention for mental health recovery” based in Cluain Mhuire OT department.

The Saint John of God Research Foundation would like to thank the management and staff of the Lucena Clinic for providing a warm and welcoming venue for the event. The Research Foundation are especially grateful to Jill Kelly for her assistance and support, and to Helena, Valerie and Bobby for their part in providing exceptional hospitality towards all of the attendees.

Recordings of the event are available to view at 32nd Saint John of God Research Study Day – YouTube. Please jump forward to the video of your interest and select from the playlist.

Photo: Alexandra Armstrong and Niall Turner poster presenter winners

Saint John of God Research Study Day 2022