Research Profile

Aisling Jennings

Biography

Aisling completed her undergraduate degree in Medicine in UCC in 2009, graduating in first place overall. She completed her postgraduate training in General Practice in the Cork GP Training Scheme. Aisling is currently working as a sessional GP in a practice in Co. Cork. Aisling is in her final year of her PhD in UCC. She is part of the PREPARED research project. PREPARED (PRimary care Education, Pathways And Research in Dementia) is one of the  workstreams of the Irish National Dementia Strategy and is tasked with developing, delivering and evaluating dementia training and education interventions to GPs and primary care clinicians. Her teaching commitments include being module co-ordinator for the postgraduate GP module 'Dementia in General Practice' and lecturing undergratuate medical students. She is also engaged in supervision of medical students final year research projects.

Research Interests

Aisling's research interests are primarily in dementia care in general practice. She is particualrly interested in GP's experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Aisling's PhD is on the development and implementation of an intervention to improve the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in general practice using behavioural change theory.



Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
The development and implementation of an intervention to improve the management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Primary Care using Behavioural Change Theory.€45,000.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Development and evaluation of a primary care interprofessional education intervention to support people with dementia'
Jennings A;McLoughlin K;Boyle S;Thackeray K;Quinn A;O'Sullivan T;Foley T; (2018) 'Development and evaluation of a primary care interprofessional education intervention to support people with dementia'. Journal of Interprofessional Care, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Development of a tool for monitoring the prescribing of antipsychotic medications to people with dementia in general practice: a modified eDelphi consensus study'
Aisling A. Jennings, Naoihse Geurin, Tony Foley (2018) 'Development of a tool for monitoring the prescribing of antipsychotic medications to people with dementia in general practice: a modified eDelphi consensus study'. Clinical Interventions In Ageing, 13 :2107-2117   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The knowledge and attitudes of general practitioners to the assessment and management of pain in people with dementia'
Aisling A. Jennings, Maura Linehan, Tony Foley (2018) 'The knowledge and attitudes of general practitioners to the assessment and management of pain in people with dementia'. BMC family practice,   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'What do Physiotherapists Need to Know about Dementia Care? A Focus Group Study'
Tony Foley Cormac Sheehan Trish O’ Sullivan Aisling A Jennings (2018) 'What do Physiotherapists Need to Know about Dementia Care? A Focus Group Study'. Age and Ageing, 47 (suppl_5) [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Developing Curricular Priorities for a Dementia Module for General Practitioners Using an eDelphi Consensus'
Ruby Chang, Aisling A. Jennings, Tony Foley (2018) 'Developing Curricular Priorities for a Dementia Module for General Practitioners Using an eDelphi Consensus'. Age and Ageing, 47(suppl_5) [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The candidate perspective of the clinical competency test (CCT) of the MICGP examination: a mixed-methods study'
Tony Foley, Kathleen McLoughlin, Elaine K Walsh, Paul Leggett, Muríosa O'Reilly, Molly Owens and Aisling A Jennings (2018) 'The candidate perspective of the clinical competency test (CCT) of the MICGP examination: a mixed-methods study'. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners,   [Details]
(2018)'General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A mixed-methods systematic review'
Jennings AA;Foley T;Walsh KA;Coffey A;Browne JP;Bradley CP; (2018) 'General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A mixed-methods systematic review'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol of a mixed methods systematic review and meta-ethnography'
Jennings AA;Foley T;Walsh KA;Coffey A;Browne JP;Bradley CP; (2018) 'General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol of a mixed methods systematic review and meta-ethnography'. Systematic reviews, 7 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment: an integrative review of evidence'
McLoughlin K;Pope L;Walsh E;Jennings A;Foley T; (2018) 'The MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment: an integrative review of evidence'. Education For Primary Care : An Official Publication Of The Association Of Course Organisers, National Association Of Gp Tutors, World Organisation Of Family Doctors, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'“Working away in that Grey Area…” A Qualitative Exploration of the Challenges General Practitioners Experience when Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia'
Dr Aisling A. Jennings, Dr Tony Foley, Dr Sheena McHugh, Professor John P. Browne and Professor Colin P. Bradley (2018) '“Working away in that Grey Area…” A Qualitative Exploration of the Challenges General Practitioners Experience when Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia'. Journal of Age and Aging, [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2018)'The development and evaluation of an online dementia resource for primary care based health professionals'
Jennings A, Boyle S, Foley T (2018) 'The development and evaluation of an online dementia resource for primary care based health professionals'. Internet Interventions: The application of information technology in mental and behavioural health, 11 :47-52   [Details]
(2017)'The development and evaluation of peer-facilitated dementia workshops in general practice'
Foley T;Jennings A;Boyle S;Smithson WH; (2017) 'The development and evaluation of peer-facilitated dementia workshops in general practice'. Education For Primary Care : An Official Publication Of The Association Of Course Organisers, National Association Of Gp Tutors, World Organisation Of Family Doctors, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'We're certainly not in our comfort zone: a qualitative study of GPs' dementia-care educational needs'
Foley T;Boyle S;Jennings A;Smithson WH; (2017) 'We're certainly not in our comfort zone: a qualitative study of GPs' dementia-care educational needs'. BMC family practice, 18 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The Barriers to Diagnosing Dementia in Primary Care: A Qualitative GP Registrar Perspective'
Aisling A. Jennings, Tony Foley (2014) 'The Barriers to Diagnosing Dementia in Primary Care: A Qualitative GP Registrar Perspective'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science (1971 -), 183 :S347-S347 [Details]
(2010)'Epidemiology of allergic reactions to hymenoptera stings in Irish school children'
Jennings A, Duggan E, Perry IJ, Hourihane JO; (2010) 'Epidemiology of allergic reactions to hymenoptera stings in Irish school children'. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 21 (8):1166-1170 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Online Educational Initiative on Dementia'
Dr Aisling Jennings (2017) 'Online Educational Initiative on Dementia' Forum: Journal of The Irish College of General Practiti, 34 (18) . [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(217)Educational interventions to improve the diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice: a systematic review of empirical literature.
Dr Tony Foley, Dr Aisling Jennings, Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, Prof Henry SMithson (217) Educational interventions to improve the diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice: a systematic review of empirical literature. PROSERO, York. [Details]
(2017)General practitioner's experiences, knowledge and attitudes towards the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a mixed method systematic review.
Dr Aisling A. Jennings, Dr Tony Foley, Mr Kieran Walsh, Dr Alice Coffey,, Professor John P. Browne and Professor Colin P. Bradley (2017) General practitioner's experiences, knowledge and attitudes towards the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a mixed method systematic review. PROSERO, York. [Details]
(2017)Dementia Care in Primary Care - an Interprofessional Approach: Facilitator's Workshop Guide.
Ms Anne Quinn, Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, Ms Siobhán Boyle, Dr Aisling Jennings, Dr Tony Foley (2017) Dementia Care in Primary Care - an Interprofessional Approach: Facilitator's Workshop Guide. UCC, Cork. [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2017)DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A DEMENTIA EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY CARE TEAMS IN IRELAND.
Boyle, S;Quinn, A;Thackeray, K;McLoughlin, K;Jennings, A;Foley, T (2017) DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A DEMENTIA EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY CARE TEAMS IN IRELAND. OXFORD: Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2014)The Barriers to Diagnosing Dementia in Primary Care: A Qualitative GP Registrar Perspective.
Jennings, A;Foley, T (2014) The Barriers to Diagnosing Dementia in Primary Care: A Qualitative GP Registrar Perspective. LONDON: Abstract [Details]
(2009)Hymenoptera Sting Allergy in Irish School Children.
Jennings, A;Duggan, E;Graif, Y;Perry, IJ;Hourihane, JO (2009) Hymenoptera Sting Allergy in Irish School Children. NEW YORK: Abstract [Details]
(2008)Epidemiology of hymenoptera sting anaphylaxis in Irish school children.
Jennings, A;Duggan, E;Graif, M;Perry, I;Hourihane, JO (2008) Epidemiology of hymenoptera sting anaphylaxis in Irish school children. NEW YORK: Abstract [Details]
(2010)Epidemiology of allergic reactions to hymenoptera stings in Irish school children.
Jennings, A,Duggan, E,Perry, IJ,Hourihane, JO; (2010) Epidemiology of allergic reactions to hymenoptera stings in Irish school children. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Epidemiology of hymenoptera sting anaphylaxis in Irish school children.
Jennings, A,Duggan, E,Graif, M,Perry, I,Hourihane, JO (2008) Epidemiology of hymenoptera sting anaphylaxis in Irish school children. Abstract [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2009)Hymenoptera Sting Allergy In Irish School Children.
Jennings, A, Duggan, E, Graif, Y, Perry, IJ, Hourihane, JO; (2009) Hymenoptera Sting Allergy In Irish School Children. Other [Details]

Newsletter

 YearPublication
(2018)What are GPs views on BPSD management? (British Gerontology Society Newsletter).
Aisling A. Jennings (2018) What are GPs views on BPSD management? (British Gerontology Society Newsletter). Newsletter [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2018SAPC Junior Researcher Award Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC)
2018ICGP Published Paper of the Year Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)
2018James McCormick Prize for Best Research Project Joint Scientific Conference of the ICGP & AUDGPI
2018Best presentation at the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) Joint Scientific Conference of the ICGP & AUDGPI
2009Blayney Prize School of Medicine, UCC
2009The Aodán Ó Donnchadha Memorial Prize Dept. of Paediatics, UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish College of General Practioners Member of the Education Committe of the Nursing & Care Home Group/
Society of Academic Primary Care Regional Representative/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)Alzheimers Europe,
Aisling A. Jennings, Ruby Chang, Tony Foley (2018) Developing Curricular Priorities for a Dementia Module for General Practitioners Using an eDelphi Consensus. [Poster Presentation], Alzheimers Europe, Barcelona , 30-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) Early Career Meeting,
Aisling A. Jennings (2018) The 'nearly there' PhD: surviving a higher degree. [Invited Oral Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) Early Career Meeting, University of Limerick , 26-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)Irish Gerontology Society ASM,
Aisling A. Jennings, Maura Linehan, Tony Foley (2018) GPs knowledge of and attitudes towards the management of pain in dementia. [Oral Presentation], Irish Gerontology Society ASM, Cavan, Ireland , 28-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018)Society for Academic Primary Care ASM, London,
Aisling A. Jennings, Maura Linehan, Tony Foley (2018) General practitioners knowledge of and attitudes towards pain management in dementia. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care ASM, London, London , 12-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)Irish College of General Practitioners AGM,
Aisling A. Jennings (2018) Managing Agitation in Dementia The Evidence and The Reality; is there a middle ground ?. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Irish College of General Practitioners AGM, Dublin , 27-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)Irish Gerontology Society - Interdisciplinary Education Symposium,
Aisling A. Jennings, Tony Foley (2018) Enhancing interdisciplinary dementia care by learning and working together - our experience in PREPARED. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Gerontology Society - Interdisciplinary Education Symposium, Dublin , 25-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018)EGPRN (European General Practice Research Network),
Aisling A. Jennings, Tony Foley, Kieran Walsh, Alice Coffey, John Browne, Colin Bradley (2018) General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a mixed methods systematic review. [Oral Presentation], EGPRN (European General Practice Research Network), , Lille, France , 10-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018)Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI)/ Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) Joint Scientific Meeting,
Aisling A. Jennings, Tony Foley, Kieran Walsh, Alice Coffey, John Browne, Colin Bradley (2018) General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia:mixed methods systematic review. [Oral Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI)/ Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) Joint Scientific Meeting, Galway, Ireland , 01-MAR-18. [Details]
(2018)INMED (Irish Netowrk of Medical Educators) Annual Scientific Meeting,
Aisling A. Jennings, Siobhán Boyle, Tony Foley (2018) Development and pilot evaluation of a dementia educational intervention for primary care healthcare professionals. [Oral Presentation], INMED (Irish Netowrk of Medical Educators) Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, Ireland , 07-FEB-18 - 08-FEB-18. [Details]
(2017)Alzheimers Association International Conference 2017,
Dr Aisling A. Jennings, Dr Tony Foley, Dr Sheena McHugh, Professor John P. Browne and Professor Colin P. Bradley (2017) General Practitioners’ Perspectives on the Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. [Poster Presentation], Alzheimers Association International Conference 2017, London , 17-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Society of Academic Primary Care,
Dr Aisling A. Jennings, Dr Tony Foley, Dr Sheena McHugh, Professor John P. Browne and Professor Colin P. Bradley (2017) “Working away in that grey area…” A qualitative exploration of General Practitioners’ perspectives on the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. [Oral Presentation], Society of Academic Primary Care, University of Warwick , 13-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting,
Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) What do GPs need to know about dementia? A triangulated,qualitative study of GPs’ dementia-care educational needs. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick, England , 13-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting,
Foley T, Jennings A, Boyle S, Smithson WH (2017) The development and evaluation of peer-facilitated practice-based dementia workshops for GPs. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick, England , 13-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)7th International Conference for Integrated Care (IFIC),
Dr Aisling Jennings, Ms Siobhán Boyle, Dr Tony Foley (2017) The development and evaluation of an online dementia supports directory for Primary Care. [Poster Presentation], 7th International Conference for Integrated Care (IFIC), Dublin , 25-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities,
Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) Are we there yet? The road to enhanced dementia care in the community. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities, Dubin , 15-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities,
Dr Aisling A. Jennings, Dr Tony Foley, Dr Sheena McHugh, Professor John P. Browne and Professor Colin P. Bradley (2017) The facilitators and barriers to manging dementia in general practice. [Oral Presentation], Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities, Dublin , 15-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)32nd International Conference of Alzheimer Disease International,
Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) A qualitative study of GPs' dementia care educational needs. [Oral Presentation], 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer Disease International, Kyoto, Japan , 27-APR-17. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
National Clinical Guidelines for the Appropriate Prescribing of Psychotropic Medication in People with Dementia Advisory Group & Writing Group/
ICGP research committee Member of the ICGP research committee/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2018University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and LearningEducation
2016Irish College of General Practitioners MICGPMember of ICGP
2014Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland DiplomaMedicine for the Elderly
2012RCSI DiplomaObstetrics and Women's Health
2009University College Cork MB BAO BCHMedicine
2003University College Cork BScBusiness Information Systems (BIS)

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Bmc Family Practice Referee-
International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Cork GPs with a Special Interest in Dementia Care - Founding member and secretary


Member of website reference group for the HSE 'understand together' dementia website.
 

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Module Co-cordinator

Module co-ordinator for postgraduate CPD module GP5102 - Dementia in General Practice

Lecturing

Lectures to 4th year BSc students in Public Health on Primary Health Care - GP4000
Lectures to 1st year Medical Students, HC1002
Lectures to the 3rd year Medical Students, CP3105
Lectures on the CG6003 module Cognition, Communication, Capacity and Rehabilitation

Tutoring

Tutor to 2nd year medical students, HC2002 module
Tutors to final year medical students in GP practice placements
Tutor on the postgraduate CPD module GP5102 - Dementia in General Practice

FYP Supervision of final year medical students' research projects




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