Research Fellow
Nursing & Midwifery
University College Cork

T: +353-21-490-3000
College Lecturer
Nursing and Midwifery
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland

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Dr. Dawn Farrell is currently a Cochrane Fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. Her role as Principle Investigator involves coordinating a Cochrane Review on interventions for fatigue in inflammatory bowel disease, in collaboration with international co-reviewers. Dawn also lectures both undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervises MSc in Nursing students at the School. In addition, Dawn maintains her clinical practice working as an Endoscope Nurse at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. She is a Registered General Nurse since 2007 and has extensive clinical nursing experience. She completed her PhD in Medicine and Health in 2013 which focused on the symptom burden experiences of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Dawn was previously employed as a Research Assistant to Professor Eileen Savage and was involved in many projects, including a national study on the prevalence and impact of depression and anxiety in cystic fibrosis, in addition to a number of systematic and Cochrane reviews. Dawn was a successful recipient of a Postgraduate Studentship in 2011/2012 and has undertaken a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education to support her teaching role. For her contribution to inflammatory bowel disease research, Dawn was made a member of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation and she is currently a key project member on a European Delphi study investigating the research priorities for inflammatory bowel disease nurses and allied health professionals. To date, she has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and has presented at both national and international conferences. She is also the Treasurer of a Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society in Ireland.