Research Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Casey R, O’Hara MC, Cunningham A, Wall D, Geoghegan R, Hynes L, McGuire B, Gately M, Bell M and Dinneen SF. Young adult type 1 diabetes care in the West of Ireland: an audit of hospital practice. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 2014, 107(11):903-8; doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcu103
  2. MC O' Hara, L Hynes, M O’Donnell, N Nery, M Byrne, SR Heller and SF Dinneen, for the Irish Type 1 Diabetes Young Adult Study Group. A systematic review of interventions to improve outcomes for young adults with type 1 diabetes: Towards the development of a new intervention. Diabetic Medicine, [Epub ahead of print], 20 OCT 2016, DOI: 10.1111/dme.13276
  3. Hynes L, O'Hara MC, Jordan V, Hutchinson C, O'Dea F, Byrne M and Dinneen SF. Strength In Numbers Hackathon: Using a novel technology-focused brainstorming activity to engage stakeholders in intervention development: Addressing the needs of young adults: The D1 now study. The European Health Psychologist 2016, 18(6):287-293
  4. Hynes L, Byrne M, Dinneen SF, McGuire B, O'Donnell M and McSharry J. Barriers and facilitators associated with attendance at hospital diabetes clinics among young adults (15–30 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Pediatric Diabetes 2016, 17(7):509-518
  5. Hynes L, Byrne M, Casey D, Dinneen SF and O'Hara MC. 'It makes a difference, coming here': A qualitative exploration of clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes. British Journal of Health Psychology 2015, 20(4):842-58. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12145

 

Oral Presentations:

  1. Byrne M, Hynes L, O'Hara MC, Casey D, Murphy K and Dinneen SF. Developing intervention content through qualitative research and stakeholder engagement: The D1 Now Oral presentation at 31st European Health Psychology Society, University of Padua, Italy, 29th Aug - 2nd Sept 2017
  2. Hynes, L., Byrne, M., Conway, R., Dinneen, S.F., Canavan, R., Clarke, H., Hoashi,s., McDermott, J., McGurk, C., O’Shea D. et al. Testing a theory of clinic attendance behaviour among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Abstract submitted for oral presentation at the 30th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Aberdeen, Scotland, 23-27 Aug 2016.
  3. Hynes L, O’Hara MC, O’Donnell, M., Irish Type 1 diabetes Young Adult Panel, Dinneen SF and Byrne M. Developing a complex intervention to improve outcomes among young adults with type 1 diabetes using the MRC Framework and stakeholder consensus approach. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes 21st Spring Scientific Meeting, Wurzburg, Germany, 15th-17th Apr 2016.
  4. Keighron C. Formation of type 1 diabetes Young Adult Panel as an example of patient engagement in healthcare research: a patient-centred approach to improving care. NUI Galway Threesis Competition 2015
  5. O'Hara MC, Hynes L, O'Donnell M, Nery N, Byrne M, Dinneen SF, for the Irish Type 1 Diabetes Young Adult Study Group. A systematic review of educational, psychosocial, behavioural and health service organisational interventions to improve outcomes for young adults with type 1 diabetes. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at 51st EASD Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-18 Sept 2015. Diabetologia 2015, 58(Suppl 1):S123
  6. Cunningham A, O’Hara MC, Keighron C, Allen G, Caulfield A, Duffy C, Long M, Mallon M, Mullins M, Tonra G, Simkin S, Fitzmaurice J and Dinneen SF, for the Irish Type 1 Diabetes Young Adult Study Group. Formation of a type 1 diabetes young adult panel as an example of patient engagement in healthcare research: a patient-centred approach. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at 20th Annual FEND Conference, 11-12 Sept 2015. International Diabetes Nursing 2015, 12(2):62
  7. Hynes, L., Dinneen, S.F., & Byrne, M. Testing and development of a theory of clinic attendance behaviour among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Accepted for an oral presentation at the Psycho Social Aspects of Diabetes 20th Spring Scientific Meeting, Malmo, Sweden, 17-19 April 2015.
  8. Hynes, L., Byrne, M., Casey, D., Dinneen, S.F., O’Hara, M.C. ‘It makes a difference, coming here’: A qualitative exploration of clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at 12th Annual Psychology, Health & Medicine Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1st April 2015.
  9. Hynes, L., Byrne, M., Casey, D., Dinneen, S.F., O’Hara, M.C. ‘It makes a difference, coming here’: A qualitative exploration of clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Innsbruck, Austria, 26-30 August 2014.
  10. Hynes, L., Byrne, M., Casey, D., Dinneen, S.F., O’Hara, M.C. ‘It makes a difference, coming here’: A qualitative exploration of clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Psycho Social Aspects of Diabetes 19th Spring Scientific Meeting, Santpoort, the Netherlands, 9-11 May 2014.
  11. Hynes, L., Byrne, M., Dinneen, S.F., McGuire, B. E., O’Donnell, M., & Mc Sharry, J. Barriers and facilitators associated with hospital clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes: a systematic review. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Bordeaux, France, 16-20 June 2013

 

Poster Presentation:

  1. Jennings C., McGuire B., Walsh D., McDaid-Mangan R., Long M., Keighron C., O’Connell P., Finan S., Cunningham Á., Heverin C., Goff Y., O’Hara MC. and Dinneen SF with the D1 Now Study Group. Patient and healthcare professional involvement in the use of innovative, simple and inexpensive technology to empower patients to better manage type 1 diabetes: 
the florence pre-pilot study. Poster presentation at the 10th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2017, Connemara Coast Hotel, Limerick, 6-7th October
  2. Walsh O, Wynne M, O'Hara MC, O'Donnell M, Chadi N and Geoghegan R. The perceptions of patients, their parents and healthcare providers on the transition of young adults with type 1 diabetes to adult service in the west of Ireland. Accepted for poster presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  3. O’Hara MC, Hynes L, Simkin S, Byrne M, Dinneen SF and the Type 1 Diabetes Young Adult Panel. Strength in numbers: a consensus conference to reach agreement on a novel approach to care delivery for young adults with type 1 diabetes [poster presentation, winner of the Pat Barron Perpetual Trophy for Education]. 9th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2016, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, 7-8th October
  4. L Hynes, MC O’Hara, D Casey, K Murphy, SF Dinneen and M Byrne. A theory-based qualitative approach to the development of an intervention to improve outcomes among young adults with type 1 [poster presentation, winner of the MSD Sponsored Perpetual Trophy for Science]. 9th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2016, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, 7-8th October
  5. Byrne M, O’Connell A, Egan A, Dinneen SF, O’Hara, MC, Hynes L, Holt R, Willaing I, Vallis M, Hendrieckx C and Coyne I. Evaluating effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving clinical, behavioural or psychosocial outcomes for young adults with Type 1 diabetes: Development of a Core Outcome Set [poster presentation]. 9th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2016, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, 7-8th October
  6. McMorrow L, Doherty E, Kennelly B, Hynes L, O’Hara MC, Dinneen SF and D1 now Study Young Adult Panel. Understanding young adults’ preferences for diabetes clinic care: A discrete choice experiment pilot study [poster presentation]. 9th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2016, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, 7-8th October
  7. Hynes L, Byrne M, Dinneen SF, Casey D and O'Hara MC. ‘It makes a difference, coming here’: a qualitative exploration of clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at 51st EASD Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-18 Sept 2015. Diabetologia 2015, 58(Suppl 1):S423
  8. Hynes L, Byrne M, Dinneen SF, Casey D and O'Hara MC. ‘It makes a difference, coming here’: a qualitative exploration of clinic attendance among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 30 Nov-4 Dec 2015
  9. Keighron C, Allen G, Caulfield A, Duffy C, Long M, Mallon M, Mullins M, Garret T, Simkin S, Fitzmaurice J, Cunningham A, O'Hara MC and Dinneen SF. Formation of a type 1 diabetes young adult panel. Poster presentation at the 7th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference, Westport, 3-4 October 2014
  10. Casey R, OHara MC, Cunningham A, Bell M, Burke H, Wall D, Geoghegan R, Hynes L, McGuire B, Gately M, Dinneen SF. Young adult diabetes care in the West of Ireland: challenges and opportunities. Diabetologia, 2012, 55(Suppl 1); S410

 

Invited Speaker

  1. Dr Lisa Hynes, “Testing a theory of clinic attendance behaviour among young adults with type 1 diabetes: D1 Now Study”, to the Pediatric Psychology Research Laboratory, Eberly College of Arts and Science, West Virginia University, USA, 14th Nov 2016
  2. Prof Sean Dinneen "Young adult diabetes care: a problem with DNA" at the Pint of Science Galway event, Monday 23rd May 2016, Oslo Bar, Salthill.
  3. Prof Seán Dinneen and Ciara Keighron (YAP member). Re-Imagining Young Adult Diabetes Care. Invited speakers at Health Research Board Primary Care CTNI Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research Conference: working as partners, making a difference at the Westwood Hotel, Galway on 27th April 2016
  4. Mary Clare O’Hara - Systematic review on interventions that improve outcomes for young adults with type 1 diabetes. West of Ireland Diabetes Nurse Specialist Group Meeting, Hotel Meyrick, Galway, 06-07 November 2015
  5. Lisa Hynes - Understanding the clinic attendance behaviour of young adults with type 1 diabetes. West of Ireland Diabetes Nurse Specialist Group Meeting, Hotel Meyrick, Galway, 06-07 November 2015
  6. Prof Seán Dinneen, Ciara Keighron (YAP member) and Ciara Duffy (YAP member) invited speakers on “re-imagining young adults diabetes care” at the 8th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference, Connemara Coast Hotel, 16-17 October 2015
  7. Prof Seán Dinneen invited speaker on “Adherence: Perspectives from Clinicians, Evaluators and Decision-makers – Young Adults living with Type 1 Diabetes” at the 2nd Annual Frontier in Healthcare Conference, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway, 04th November 2015
  8. Cunningham A, Byrne M and Dinneen SF. “Challenges of Treating Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes”, 6th Annual Integrated Diabetes Care Conference, 18th and 19th October 2013 in Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway

 

Awards

  1. Mary Clare O’Hara won HSE Open Access Research Award in the Clinical Strategy and Programmes category for work on the systematic review. Award was presented by Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director of Health Wellbeing in Dr Steeven’s Hospital, Fri 09th Dec 2016
  2. Strength in numbers: a consensus conference to reach agreement on a novel approach to care delivery for young adults with type 1 diabetes [poster presentation, winner of the Pat Barron Perpetual Trophy for Education]. 9th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2016, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, 7-8th October
  3. A theory-based qualitative approach to the development of an intervention to improve outcomes among young adults with type 1 [poster presentation, winner of the MSD Sponsored Perpetual Trophy for Science]. 9th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2016, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, 7-8th October
  4. A Systematic Review of Educational, Psychosocial, Behavioural and Health Service Organisational Interventions to Improve Outcomes for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes –winner of The Pat Barron Perpetual Trophy for Education (poster prize), 8th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference 2015

 

Other Publications/ Dissemination

  1. Irish Medical Times. New Approaches Needed To Deliver Care For Young Adults with Diabetes, 16th Dec 2016, http://www.imt.ie/clinical/new-approaches-needed-to-deliver-care-for-young-adults-with-diabetes-15-12-2016/
  2. Galway Advertiser, 15th Dec 2016, “New approaches needed for young adults with diabetes, local research shows”, http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/89331/new-approaches-needed-for-young-adults-with-diabetes-local-research-shows
  3. Mary Clare O'Hara interviewed by Mary Faherty for 'The Health Slot' on Connemara Community Radio on Tues 13th Dec 2016 on our recent systematic review publication
  4. NUI Galway Health Psychology Blog entitled “Experiences of Patient Involvement in the Development of an Intervention for Young Adults with T1D: The D1 Now Study” on 14th Nov 2016 by Mary Clare O’Hara and Ciara Keighron, https://nuighealthpsychology.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/experiences-of-patient-involvement-in-the-developemnt-of-an-internveniotn-for-young-adults-with-t1d-the-d1-now-study/
  5. Strength In Numbers Conference: Teaming up to improve the health of young adults with type 1 diabetes. Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 28, Autumn 2016 pg 25-26
  6. Hynes L and O'Hara MC. Report from the Strength in Numbers 3-day International Symposium: Teaming up to improve the health of young adults with type 1 diabetes, NUI Galway, 22-24 June 2016
  7. Liam McMorrow. D1 now - A new study to help young people with type 1 diabetes. The Type 1 Diabetes Project, July 13, 2016 http://thetype1diabetesproject.com/2016/07/13/d1-now-a-new-study-to-help-young-people-with-type-1-diabetes/
  8. Galway Advertiser, Conference examines how to improve health of young adults with Type 1 diabetes, pg 4, Thursday 23rd June 2016, http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/85623/conference-examines-how-to-improve-health-of-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
  9. GalwayBayFm on Wednesday 22nd June 2016, Keith Finnegan talks to Prof Sean Dinneen on "Diabetes experts to address city conference", http://galwaybayfm.ie/diabetes-experts-address-city-conference/
  10. NUI Galway Health Psychology Blog entitled “Young Adult Type 1 Diabetes International Expert Symposium in Galway” by Lisa Hynes on 15th June 2016, https://nuighealthpsychology.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/young-adult-type-1-diabetes-international-expert-symposium-in-galway/
  11. Michelle Long, Type 1 Diabetes Young Adult Panel Member interview with Keith Finnegan on Strength in Numbers conference on Tues 26th April 2016 at 10:30am. Play-back available at http://galwaybayfm.ie/tuesday-april-26th/
  12. Connemara Community Radio interview with Dr Lisa Hynes on the Strength in Numbers Conference, Monday 25th April 2016 http://www.connemarafm.com
  13. GalwayBayFm on Friday 22nd April 2016, Keith Finnegan talks to Prof Sean Dinneen and Dr Lisa Hynes on "City to host international diabetes conference", http://galwaybayfm.ie/city-host-international-diabetes-conference/ Podcast/ Play-back available http://galwaybayfm.ie/friday-april-22nd/
  14. Galway Advertiser, Groundbreaking conference to explore public's contribution to healthcare research, pg 8, Thursday 21st April 2016 http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/84252/groundbreaking-conference-to-explore-publics-contribution-to-healthcare-research
  15. Up to half of youth with diabetes skip their clinics. Irish Independent 2015, 23 November. Author Caroline Crawford. file:///U:/HRB_HealthResearchAwards/Publications/ProfDinneen_ReimaginingDiabetesCareYA_FronitersHealthcare_IrishIndependent_23Nov2015.htm
  16. Galway Advertiser, 6th February 2014. Young People with Type 1 Diabetes Sought for Youth Panel, pg 12 (http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/66848/young-people-with-type-1-diabetes-sought-for-youth-panel)
  17. ie, Diabetes Centre, University Hospital Galway Seeks Opinion of Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes for New Study by Liam McMorrow, 31st Jan 2014, (http://www.her.ie/health/diabetes-centre-university-hospital-galway-seeks-opinion-of-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-for-new-study/)
  18. Dr Molly Byrne, Galway City Tribune, 07 Feb 2014, pg 36-37. Molly Hoping to Change our Attitudes to Health
  19. New Study focusing on Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes commences in DAFNE Centre in Galway (http://www.dafne.uk.com/537.html)
  20. NUI Galway staff newsletter, Ollscéal, Autumn 2013 edition, pg 12