Head of School
Nursing & Midwifery
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 4901552
E: e.savage@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/
Professor
Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
University College Cork,
Cork, Ireland

T: +353 21 4901552
E: e.savage@ucc.ie

I was awarded a Bachelor Degree in Nursing Studies (BNS) at University College Dublin (1993). a Masters Degree in Education at University College Cork (1996), and a PhD Degree at the University of Manchester, UK (2004).  Prior to pursuing an academic career, I practiced clinical nursing in Ireland and in the UK, specialising in children's nursing.
I was appointed as Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork in 2008. I am actively involved in teaching and research with a special interest in children's nursing and health care and chronic illness management. In 2009, I spent a period of 6 months at Yale School of Nursing, New Haven CT, working with Professor Margaret Grey on research into childhood diabetes. I supervise MSc and PhD research students.

Research Interests

My research interest is primarily on chronic illness management with a special interest in children and adolescents. I lead a programme of research within the School of Nursing & Midwifery titled Chronic Illness Management in Children, Adolescents & Adults. The mission of this programme is to conduct national and international collaborative research toward (i) helping children, adolescents and adults manage the complexities of chronic illness in their daily lives, (ii) developing services that enhance health care provision in the management of chronic illnesses, (iii) providing a forum for children, adolescents and adults to articulate their views and to `voice' how best their health care needs can be met.  In addition to conducting studies on the management of chronic illness within this programme, research specific to risk and preventative aspects of chronic illness will also be conducted. 

Specific areas of interest within this programme are: self-and family management, self-monitoring, symptom experiences and management, palliative care and quality of life experiences.  Studies are currently being conducted across a range of chronic illnesses including asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, childhood leukaemia, inflammatory bowel disease and colo-rectal cancer, COPD and cardiac failure. 

 I supervise Masters research students and PhD students undertaking studies within    the programme of research on chronic illneses.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)'Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Communicating with Children and their Families'
Ursula Kilkelly & Eileen Savage; (2012) 'Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Communicating with Children and their Families' In: Communication Skills for Children's Nurses. Berkshire: Mcgraw Hill Education. [Details]
(2012)'Anne Scott'
Savage, E. (2012) 'Anne Scott' In: Leadership in Action:. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
(2011)'Cochrane reviews'
Hegarty J. and Savage E. (2011) 'Cochrane reviews' In: Encyclopedia of Nursing Research. New York: Springer Publishing Co. [Details]
(2008)'Undertaking Doctoral Research'
Savage E.; (2008) 'Undertaking Doctoral Research' In: Research Success in Nursing and Midwifery. Dublin: Blackhall publishers. [Details]
(2000)'Parental participation in the care of hospitalsed children: a review of the research evidence'
Savage, E. Callery P.; (2000) 'Parental participation in the care of hospitalsed children: a review of the research evidence' In: Evidence-Based Child Health Care: Challenges for Practice. London: MACMILLAN PRESS LTD. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2005)'Weight and energy: parents' and children's perspectives on managing cystic fibrosis diet'
Savage E, Callery P; (2005) 'Weight and energy: parents' and children's perspectives on managing cystic fibrosis diet'. Archives of Disease In Childhood, 90 (3):249-252 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Clinic consultations with children and parents on the dietary management of cystic fibrosis'
Savage, E, Callery, P; (2007) 'Clinic consultations with children and parents on the dietary management of cystic fibrosis'. Social Science & Medicine, 64 (2):363-374 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)'Handwashing Practices: Implication for Nursing Students'
Farrell, D. and Savage, E. (2009) 'Handwashing Practices: Implication for Nursing Students'. Irish Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, 4 (4):4-8 [Details]
(2010)'The science of intervention development for type 1 diabetes in childhood: a systematic review'
Savage, E., Farrell, D., McManus, V. and Grey, M. (2010) 'The science of intervention development for type 1 diabetes in childhood: a systematic review'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66 (12):2604-2619 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Cultural perspectives of interventions for managing diabetes and asthma in chikldren and adolescents for ethnic minority groups'
McManus V. & Savage E. (2010) 'Cultural perspectives of interventions for managing diabetes and asthma in chikldren and adolescents for ethnic minority groups'. Child Care Health and Development, 36 (5):612-622 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Self-care strategies for the management of bowel symptoms following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'
Landers M, Savage E, McCarthy G, Fitzpatrick JJ (2011) 'Self-care strategies for the management of bowel symptoms following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'. Clinical journal of oncology nursing, 15 (6):E105-133 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Challenges in recruiting participants in a multi-centre study on symptom experiences and self care strategies of bowel symptoms following colo-rectal surgery'
Landers, M., McCarthy G., and Savage E. (2012) 'Challenges in recruiting participants in a multi-centre study on symptom experiences and self care strategies of bowel symptoms following colo-rectal surgery'. Journal of Research in Nursing, 15 (5):497-506 [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Advanced practice nursing for enduring health needs management: A global perspective'
Koskinen L, Mikkonen I, Graham I, Norman LD, Richardson J, Savage E, Schorn M; (2012) 'Advanced practice nursing for enduring health needs management: A global perspective'. Nurse Education Today, 2 (5):540-544 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis'
Savage E, Beirne PV, Ni Chroinin M, Duff A, Fitzgerald T, Farrell D; (2011) 'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (7) [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Bowel symptom experiences and management following sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer: A qualitative perspective'
Landers M, McCarthy G, Savage E; (2012) 'Bowel symptom experiences and management following sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer: A qualitative perspective'. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16 (3):293-300 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'PhD away days: a component of PhD supervision'
McCarthy, G. Hegarty, J. Savage, E. & Fitzpatrick, J. ; (2010) 'PhD away days: a component of PhD supervision'. International Nursing Review, 57 (4):415-418 [Details]
(2010)'Preoperative information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy'
Buckley, A; Savage, E; (2010) 'Preoperative information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 (19-20):2079-2085 [Details]
(2010)'Field Visits: An Integrated and Community Approach to Placements in Children's Nursing'
Cummins, A; McCloskey, S; O Shea M; O Sullivan, B; Whooley, K; Savage E; (2010) 'Field Visits: An Integrated and Community Approach to Placements in Children's Nursing'. Nurse Education In Practice, 10 (2):108-112 [Details]
(2009)'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis [protocol for a cochrane review]'
Savage E, Beirne PV, Ni Chroinin M, Duff A, Fitzgerald AP; (2009) 'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis [protocol for a cochrane review]'. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue I (.: CD007641. DOI: 10) [Details]
(2009)'Research Access to Adolescents and Young Adults'
Savage, E, McCarron, S; (2009) 'Research Access to Adolescents and Young Adults'. Applied Nursing Research, 22 (1):63-67 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Fathers' perspectives on the emotional impact of managing the care of their children with cystic fibrosis'
Hayes,C. & Savage,E.; (2008) 'Fathers' perspectives on the emotional impact of managing the care of their children with cystic fibrosis'. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23 (4):250-256 [Details]
(2008)'It's my choice too: Children¿s decision making rights when undergoing surgery'
Savage, E. ; (2008) 'It's my choice too: Children¿s decision making rights when undergoing surgery'. Journal of Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing, 4 (3):8-10 [Details]
(2008)'Nursing contributions to mobilizing older adults following total hip replacement in Ireland'
O Sullivan, M. & Savage, E.; (2008) 'Nursing contributions to mobilizing older adults following total hip replacement in Ireland'. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing, 12 (3-4):181-186 Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'The contribution of specialist nurses to the management of cystic fibrosis in Ireland'
Savage, E.; (2007) 'The contribution of specialist nurses to the management of cystic fibrosis in Ireland'. The Journal of Childrens and Young Peoples Nursing, 1 (4):180-185 [Details]
(2006)'Research priorities for nursing and midwifery in Southern Ireland'
McCarthy G., Savage E., and Lehane E.; (2006) 'Research priorities for nursing and midwifery in Southern Ireland'. International Nursing Review, 53 (2):123-128 [Details]
(2005)'Children's roles during consultations'
Savage E. & Callery P.; (2005) 'Children's roles during consultations'. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 4 (Supplement 1):S112-S112 [Details]
(2005)'The contribution of specialist nurses to the managment of cystic fibrosis'
Savage E.; (2005) 'The contribution of specialist nurses to the managment of cystic fibrosis'. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 4 (Supplement 1):S106-S106 [Details]
(2004)'Weight and energy,: parents' and children's perspectives on cystic fibrosis diet'
Savage, E. and Callery, P.; (2004) 'Weight and energy,: parents' and children's perspectives on cystic fibrosis diet'. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 3 (Supplement 1) [Details]
(2000)'Family Nursing: minimising discontinuity for hospitalised children and their families'
Savage E.; (2000) 'Family Nursing: minimising discontinuity for hospitalised children and their families'. Journal of Paediatric Nursing, 12 (2):33-37 [Details]
(1999)'The ward learning environment for student nurses: a study to determine the influence of staf nurses. Part 2'
Savage E.; (1999) 'The ward learning environment for student nurses: a study to determine the influence of staf nurses. Part 2'. Nursing Review, 17 (3):57-63 [Details]
(1998)'The ward learning environment for student nurses: a study to determine the influence of staf nurses. Part 1'
Savage E.; (1998) 'The ward learning environment for student nurses: a study to determine the influence of staf nurses. Part 1'. Nursing Review, 16 (3/4):82-86 [Details]
(1997)'Support Workers in Nursing: The Implications for Qualified Nurses [B1578]'
Savage, E.; (1997) 'Support Workers in Nursing: The Implications for Qualified Nurses [B1578]'. Nursing Review, 15 (3/4):85-88 [Details]
(1996)'Quality Services and Patient Satisfaction'
Savage, E.; (1996) 'Quality Services and Patient Satisfaction'. Nursing Review, 15 (1):33-36 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(1994)'Family centred care'
Savage E; (1994) 'Family centred care' Cancer Nursing News, 2 :1-1. [Details]
(1994)'A time to reflect'
Savage E.; (1994) 'A time to reflect' Cancer Nursing News, 2 :1-1. [Details]
(1994)'1 Editorial'
Savage E. ; (1994) '1 Editorial' Cancer Nursing News, 2 (4) . [Details]
(1994)'Writing for publication'
Savage E.; (1994) 'Writing for publication' Cancer Nursing News, 2 :1-1. [Details]
(1994)'Student nurses' understandings of the assessment process of oral healthcare for hospitalised patients'
Savage E; (1994) 'Student nurses' understandings of the assessment process of oral healthcare for hospitalised patients' An Bord Altranais News, 6 :6-6. [Details]
(1995)'Setting up a quality improvement programme at an acute general hospital'
Buckley A. & Savage E.; (1995) 'Setting up a quality improvement programme at an acute general hospital' An Bord Altanais News, 6 (1) :16-17. [Details]
(1997)'Paranursing: Establishing the Boundaries'
Savage E; (1997) 'Paranursing: Establishing the Boundaries' World of Irish Nursing, 5 :19-20. [Details]
(1998)'Student nurses on the ward: making the most of clinical placements'
Savage E; (1998) 'Student nurses on the ward: making the most of clinical placements' World of Irish Nursing, 6 :19-20. [Details]
(2004)'Uncoding medical knowledge to help children with cystic fibrosis'
Savage E.; (2004) 'Uncoding medical knowledge to help children with cystic fibrosis' Irish Medical Times, July Edition :*-*. [Details]
(2005)'a study of adolescents' and their parents' perspectives of health and illness in managing cystic fibrosis'
Savage E.; (2005) 'a study of adolescents' and their parents' perspectives of health and illness in managing cystic fibrosis' Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland Newsletter, Spring Edition :8-9. [Details]
(2006)'Helping children eat a high fat, high calorie diet for CF'
Savage, E.; (2006) 'Helping children eat a high fat, high calorie diet for CF' Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide, 8 (2) :6-9. [Details]
(2008)'Hand washing practices: implications for nursing students'
Farrell, D.; Savage, E. & O'Leary, A; (2008) 'Hand washing practices: implications for nursing students' Irish Journal of Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing, 4 (4) :5-8. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2009)29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Farrell, D., Savage, E. (2009) Rethinking conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of symptom burden in inflammatory bowel disease 29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2010)29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Farrell, D., Savage, E. (2010) Symptom burden of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease 29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2010)9th IARNA National Conference
Farrell, D., Savage, E. (2010) Rethinking conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of symptom burden in inflammatory bowel disease 9th IARNA National Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2011)2011 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Clinical and Research Conference
Farrell, D., Savage, E. (2011) Symptom burden in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease 2011 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Clinical and Research Conference Hollywood, Miami Florida, US, [Details]
(2011)11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Farrell, D., Savage, E. (2011) Current research status in inflammatory bowel disease 11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2011)College of Medicine and Health Conference
Farrell, D., Savage, E. (2011) Current research status in inflammatory bowel disease College of Medicine and Health Conference University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2012)Cochrane Collaboration Ireland Conference
Savage, E., Beirne, P., Ni Chronin M., Duff, A., Fitzgerald, T. and Farrell, D. (2012) Self-management education for cystic fibrosis Cochrane Collaboration Ireland Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(1997)5th International Paediatric Nursing Conference and Exhibition Programme
Savage, E.; (1997) Family nursing of hospitalised children: a quality service perspective 5th International Paediatric Nursing Conference and Exhibition Programme London: Royal College of Nursing, , pp.97-98 [Details]
(1998)17th Annual Nursing Research Conference Proceedings
Savage, E.; (1998) Patient satisfaction: implications for quality nursing services 17th Annual Nursing Research Conference Proceedings Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, , pp.1-7 [Details]
(2000)19th Annual Nursing & Research Conference Proceedings
Savage, E.; (2000) Evidence Based Practice in Nursing: reviewing and interpreting the literature 19th Annual Nursing & Research Conference Proceedings Royal College of Surgeons: Dublin Ireland, , pp.28-36 [Details]
(2001)Trinity College Dublin's 2nd Annual Research Conference Abstracts
Savage, E. ; (2001) Symbolic interactionism in a study of children with cystic fibrosis Trinity College Dublin's 2nd Annual Research Conference Abstracts Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, [Details]
(2002)RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference Abstracts
Savage E. & Callery, P.; (2002) Up days and down days: children's and parents' management of food and eating in cystic fibrosis RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference Abstracts Royal College of Nursing: London, , pp.84-85 [Details]
(2003)RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference Abstracts
Savage, E. & Callery, P.; (2003) Children's roles in the dietary management of cystic fibrosis RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference Abstracts Royal College of Nursing: London, , pp.58-59 [Details]
(2008)27th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Riordan, A. Savage, E. Hughes, M.; (2008) Systematic Review of Quality of Life Research on Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia 27th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, [Details]
(2009)Speaker at the Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifey 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Nov 2009
McManus, V; Savage, E; (2009) 'Self-monitoring for glycaemic control - Conceptual & Theoretical Perspectives.' Speaker at the Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifey 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Nov 2009 [Details]
(2010)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference
Crausaz, J., Chard, G., Savage, E.; (2010) Paper: Lost in knowledge translation? finding learning strategies which support EBP Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2004)Children with cystic fibrosis at a loss over terminology ¿ UCC study.
Savage, E. ; (2004) Children with cystic fibrosis at a loss over terminology ¿ UCC study. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2004)New idea to help children who have cystic fibrosis.
Savage, E.; (2004) New idea to help children who have cystic fibrosis. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(1998)An examination of the changes in the professional role of the Nurse Outside Ireland.
McCarthy G (ed), Savage E; (1998) An examination of the changes in the professional role of the Nurse Outside Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)An Examination of Clinical Placements in Preparation of the Undergraduate BSc Nurse Education Progtramme Scheduled to commence in 2002.
Creedon, S & Savage E; (2000) An Examination of Clinical Placements in Preparation of the Undergraduate BSc Nurse Education Progtramme Scheduled to commence in 2002. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2002)The Feasibility of Developing and Implementing Paediatric Nurse Education at University College Cork.
O Dwyer, P & Savage, E.; (2002) The Feasibility of Developing and Implementing Paediatric Nurse Education at University College Cork. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(2003)A Study of Food and Eating in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis: Parents' and Children's Persepectives.
Savage, E.; (2003) A Study of Food and Eating in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis: Parents' and Children's Persepectives. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008Honorary Fellowship RCSI Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
1998An Bord Altranais Doctoral Scholarship
2000HRB Research Fellowship
2007Cochrane Fellowship

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Chronic Illness Member of Editorial Board-
Journal Of Nursing & Health Care Of Chronic Illness Member of Editorial Board-
International Journal Of Nursing Studies Referee-
International Nursing Review Referee01-JAN-06 -
The Qualitative Report Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-07 -
The Qualitative Report Referee01-JAN-07 -
Social Science & Medicine Referee01-JAN-07 -

Teaching Interests

Children's and Child Health Nursing
Chronic Illness Management
Research Methods
Evidence Based Practice