Aug 24, 2023 | Nationwide News

The Research Committee of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) will host its inaugural ‘Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Research in Ireland Conference’ on Wednesday 25 November in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Abstract submissions are now open until 8 September, and PHECC invites all research projects to be submitted for consideration as oral and poster presentations. Registration is free and will open in mid-September.

“We hope that a large array of our stakeholders can attend this event, which we envisage will showcase and promote pre-hospital emergency care research in Ireland,” according to Brendan Cawley, PHECC’s Clinical Information, Examinations and Research Programme Manager.

There will be several interactive and engaging presentations and workshops throughout the event, led by Irish and international experts in pre-hospital research. A full list of speakers, itinerary and further information will be announced over the coming weeks.

PHECC will be joined by the following international guests at the conference:

Dr Alan Batt (Canada): Alan is Paramedicine Programme Lead at Queen’s University, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Charles Sturt University. He is a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research, and Deputy Editor of ‘Paramedicine’. Dr Batt is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (UK). His programme of research uses mixed methods approaches to explore health professions education, care of vulnerable and underserved populations, community paramedicine, and social and structural determinants of health.

Professor Helen Snooks (UK): Professor of Health Services Research and Research Lead for the Medical School, at Swansea University, Helen is also lead for the Patient and Population Health and Informatics research theme within the school. She is seconded (part-time) to the NIHR trials and Studies Co-ordinating Centre, as Journal Editor. Helen retains a strong interest in experimental evaluation methods, her main research interests and expertise include Emergency Pre-hospital and Unscheduled Care, Primary Care, and Research Support. Helen’s research is applied, pragmatic, and leads to impact in the real world of policy and practice. Helen actively encourages public and patient involvement to enhance relevancy, accountability, and quality. Her work is patient-focused and collaborative, using mixed methods to achieve study aims.

Professor Julia Williams (UK): Julia is a Professor and Research Lead for Paramedic Science and an Associate Dean of School (Research) in the School of Health and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire. She has extensive experience of undertaking research in a variety of healthcare settings as well as being involved in the development and delivery of Higher Education courses both for already qualified paramedics and, also, for students on pre-registration paramedic science programmes. She holds a PhD from King’s College, London which was based on her research with people who were street homeless, looking at their experiences of health and healthcare while living on the streets.

Associate Professor Kelly-Ann Bowles (Melbourne, Australia): Kelly-Ann is the Head of Department and Director of Research for the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University. She has a strong passion to engage paramedics in research and oversees the academic research units and the PhD programme at Monash University. With her Exercise Science background, Kelly’s own research focuses on the health and wellbeing of paramedics and the emerging roles that paramedics can play in the health system.

For all queries and further information about the conference email [email protected].

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