Research Fellow
General Practice
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NSAFP Research Fellow in General Practice 2011-2016

Research Interests

The management of patients with multimorbidity in primary care, especially decision making processes and prescribing decisions for multimorbid patients.Qualitative Research including semi-structured interviews, chart-stimulated recall and qualitative synthesis.Implementation research including overcoming contextual and professional barriers to implementation of evidence based interventions in primary care, and use of behavioural change approaches in implementation.Educational implications of multimorbidity for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
MOMIrish Research Council31-MAR-1431-DEC-14€3,868.00
A qualitative exploration of the challenges experienced by GPs in the pharmacological management of patients with multi-morbidity and development of a professional intervention to target the challenges identified.Health Research Board01-MAY-1230-JUN-16€30,385.00
Medication Optimisation in Multimorbidity IIIrish Research Council01-MAR-1530-NOV-15€2,512.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Psychosocial complexity in multimorbidity: the legacy of adverse childhood experiences'
Sinnott C, McHugh S, Fitzgerald AP, Bradley CP, Kearney PM. (2015) 'Psychosocial complexity in multimorbidity: the legacy of adverse childhood experiences'. Family Practice, Apr 21. pii: cmv016. [Epub ahead of print] [Details]
(2015)'Sinnott C, Hugh SM, Boyce MB, Bradley CP. What to give the patient who has everything? A qualitative study of prescribing for multimorbidity in primary care'
Sinnott C, Hugh SM, Boyce MB, Bradley CP. (2015) 'Sinnott C, Hugh SM, Boyce MB, Bradley CP. What to give the patient who has everything? A qualitative study of prescribing for multimorbidity in primary care'. British Journal of General Practice, 65 (632):184-191 [Details]
(2015)'Multimorbidity or polypharmacy: two sides of the same coin?'
Sinnott C, Bradley CP. (2015) 'Multimorbidity or polypharmacy: two sides of the same coin?'. 5 (1):29-31 [Details]
(2013)'GPs’ perspectives on the management of patients with multimorbidity: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research'
Sinnott C, McHugh S, Browne JP, Bradley C. (2013) 'GPs’ perspectives on the management of patients with multimorbidity: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research'. Bmj Open, [Details]
(2013)'Promoting exercise in patients with depression: lessons learned from a brief educational intervention'
Carol Sinnott 1,2 , Fionnuala Quigley 3 † & Michael Morris 4 (2013) 'Promoting exercise in patients with depression: lessons learned from a brief educational intervention'. European Journal of General Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Agomelatine: clinical experience and adherence to EMA recommendations for a novel antidepressant'
Sinnott C, Morris M (2013) 'Agomelatine: clinical experience and adherence to EMA recommendations for a novel antidepressant'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2):52-54 [Details]
(2010)'Successful control of scleroderma myocarditis using a combination of cyclophosphamide and methylprednisolone'
Stack J, McLaughlin P, Sinnot C, Henry M, MacEneaney P, Eltahir A, Harney S. (2010) 'Successful control of scleroderma myocarditis using a combination of cyclophosphamide and methylprednisolone'. Scandinavian Journal Of Rheumatology, 39 (4):349-350 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'The effect of switching from calcineurin inhibitor to sirolimus on the incidence of skin cancers in kidney transplant recipients'
McQuillan RF, O'Seaghdha CM, Bagatto A, Manusamy M, Errakiah N, Sinnott C, O'Kelly P, Murphy GM, Conlon PJ. (2009) 'The effect of switching from calcineurin inhibitor to sirolimus on the incidence of skin cancers in kidney transplant recipients'. Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 23 (3):330-1 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Volunteering abroad – know the health risks'
Sinnott Carol, Rouse Martin (2012) 'Volunteering abroad – know the health risks' Forum - Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)European Journal of General Practice. Abstracts for the EGPRN
Sinnott C, McHugh S, Bradley C (2014) Informing intervention design in multimorbidity: An exploration of difficult decision making using chart stimulated recall European Journal of General Practice. Abstracts for the EGPRN [Details]
(2014)Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Abstracts for theSociety for Social Medicine
Sinnott C, Mc Hugh S, Boyce M, Bradley C (2014) Resolving conflicts in the multimorbid consultation: how do general practitioners balance diseases, drugs and the views of other doctors? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Abstracts for theSociety for Social Medicine [Details]
(2013)Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Abstracts for theSociety for Social Medicine
Sinnott C, Hugh SM, Browne J, Bradley CP (2013) Challenges in Managing Multimorbid Patients: A Meta-Ethnography of the GPS Perspective Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Abstracts for theSociety for Social Medicine [Details]
(2009)American College of Rheumatology
Sinnott, Carol M., Stack, John, Harney, Sinead (2009) Factors Associated with Prolonged Follow-up of Osteoarthritis in a Tertiary Level Rheumatology Service American College of Rheumatology Arthritis Rheum 2009;60 Suppl 10 :63, [DOI] [Details]
(2008)American Society of Nephrology
Sinnott C, Cradock A, Murray J, Sadlier DM, O’Meara YM. (2008) Sinnott C, Cradock A, Murray J, Sadlier DM, O’Meara YM. The Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury associated with gadolinium use in Chronic Kidney Disease American Society of Nephrology [Details]
(2005)Irish Gerontological Society
Sinnott C, Kelly LA, Duggan J, Power D, Kyne L. (2005) Improving Drug Histories in Geriatric Out-patients: A Clinical Audit Irish Gerontological Society [Details]

Published Letters

YearPublication
(2014)Clinical inertia and the role of continuity of care.
Carol Sinnott (2014) Clinical inertia and the role of continuity of care. Published Letters [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Re: Facilitated physical activity as a treatment for depressed adults: randomised controlled trial.
Sinnott C (2012) Re: Facilitated physical activity as a treatment for depressed adults: randomised controlled trial. England: Published Letters Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014The Sheppard Memorial Prize, Royal College of General Practitioners in Ireland the Royal College of General Practitioners in Ireland
2014Early Career Researcher Award, Society for Social Medicine Society for Social Medicine, UK
2014Jacqueline Horgan Medal, RAMI Section of Epidemiology & Public Health Medicine RAMI Section of Epidemiology & Public Health Medicine
2015The Professor William Shannon Prize, Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
South East GP Training Scheme Senior Registrar/
Network of Establishing GPs of Ireland Regional Representative/
Association of University Departments of General Practice Regional Representative/
Irish College of General Practitioners Regional Representative/
Society of Academic Primary Care Regional Representative/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland,
Sinnott C, Bradley C (2015) Chart-stimulated recall. A method for investigating complex care in primary care. [Oral Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland, Belfast . [Details]
(2015)Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland,
Carol Sinnott¹ Sheena Mc Hugh² Anthony P. Fitzgerald³ Colin P. Bradley¹ Patricia M. Kearney (2015) Psychosocial complexity in multimorbidity: the legacy of adverse childhood experiences. [Oral Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland, Belfast . [Details]
(2015)Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland,
Sinnott C, Byrne M, Mercer S, Payne R, Bradley C (2015) Using Behavioral Theory To Develop A Prescribing Intervention for Multimorbidity. [Poster Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland, Belfast . [Details]
(2014)European General Practice Research Network,
Carol Sinnott, Sheena Mc Hugh, Maria Boyce, Colini Bradley (2014) Informing intervention design in multimorbidity: An exploration of difficult decision making using chart stimulated recall. [Poster Presentation], European General Practice Research Network, Barcelona , 08-MAY-14 - 17-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013)Society for Academic Primary Care,
Sinnott C, McHugh S, Browne J, Bradley C. (2013) GPs’ perspectives on the management of multimorbidity: Systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care, Nottingham , 03-JUL-13 - 05-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine,
Sinnott C (2013) Challenges in Managing Multimorbid Patients. [Oral Presentation], Society for Social Medicine, Brighton, UK , 11-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13. [Details]
(2012)Research and Audit Conference of the ICGP,
Sinnott C, Quigley F, Morris M (2012) A mixed method evaluation of an exercise intervention in the management of depression. [Oral Presentation], Research and Audit Conference of the ICGP, Kilkenny, Ireland , 23-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Research and Audit Conference of the ICGP,
Sinnott C, Morris M. (2011) Agomelatine : safety audit of a novel antidepressant. [Oral Presentation], Research and Audit Conference of the ICGP, Kilkenny, Ireland , 25-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11. [Details]
(2012)North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting,
Sinnott C, Bradley C. (2012) Work in Progress: Challenges in managing multi-morbidity : A meta-ethnography of the GPs’ experience’. [Poster Presentation], North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA , 30-NOV-12 - 05-DEC-12. [Details]
(2010)WONCA,
Sinnott C, Stack J, Harney S. (2010) ‘Prolonged follow-up at tertiary level : A review of osteo-arthritic patients referred from primary care.’. [Poster Presentation], WONCA, Malaga, Spain , 18-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10. [Details]
(2008)British Renal Association,
Sinnott C, Cradock A, Murray J, Sadlier DM, O’Meara YM (2008) The Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury associated with gadolinium use in Chronic Kidney Disease. [Poster Presentation], British Renal Association, Glasgow, Scotland , 13-MAY-08 - 15-MAY-08. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Irish College of General Practitioners Research Committee Trainee representative2013 / 2016
Network of Establishing GPs of Ireland Regional Representative2013 / 2016
Pharmacovigilance Committee Coordinator2014 / 2015

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011UCC Master of Medical ScienceMedical Science
2006RCPI CertificateMembership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
2012ICGP Membership of the Irish College of General PractitionersGP
2003UCC MB BAO BCHMedicine

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Bmc Health Services Research Referee-

Teaching Interests

Teaching Activities

Tutoring

2015 
Tutor to second year medical students, Module BH2002.
Lecturer in Qualitative Synthesis, Introduction to Social Research in Public Health Module, eMPH, University College Cork
Facilitator for the Graduate School, College of Medicine and Health, UCC workshop on Qualitative Research

2013-15   
Tutor in Clinical Research Methods for post-graduate GP trainees, South East GP Scheme, Waterford Regional Hospital.

2013-15  
Tutor & facilitator in small group learning for post-graduate GP trainees, South East GP Scheme, Waterford Regional Hospital.

2013           
Tutor in module PG7016 Systematic Reviews for the Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork.

2010           
Curriculum development & clinical tutor to health care assistants and nurses, Cape McClear Clinic, Malawi.

2008-09       
Honorary Clinical Tutor, Cork University Hospital

2007-08       
Honorary Clinical Tutor, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Examining

Apr 2015        Examiner for OSLAR examinations, School of Nursing, UCC.

2013-            
Written submission examiner for undergraduate medical students in Department of General Practice, UCC BH2002 and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC BH2002

May 2007     
Viva examiner for Year 3 medical students, University College Dublin 2007.


Post-graduate supervision

Current PhD students:     David O Riordan
Title: Optimising Prescribing Practices in Community Dwelling Older Adults.
Co-supervisors: Prof Stephen Byrne, Dept of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Patricia Kearney, Dept of Epidemiology, UCC.

Current Masters students:    Regina Fitzpatrick
Title: Systematic Review on Health Promoting Activities in Homeless Shelters.
Co-supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Keane, Dept of Epidemiology,UCC.