Dr McCarthy works as a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC.  She is the Programme Lead for the MSc Nursing Studies and the MSc Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement.  Dr Mc Carthy teaches on research, health promotion and professional conduct in addition to other areas of health.
  
Dr Mc Carthy has a vast research experience.  She has managed/coordinated a number of research studies with varying study designs (cross-sectional, case-control and RCT) and is currently a Co-PI for TRUST which is a randomised placebo-controlled trial.  TRUST is recruiting people aged 65 years and over with a mildly underactive thyroid gland.  Work for this study is being carried out in four European countries (The Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland and Ireland).  The Irish TRUST site is in Cork with data collection taking place in the Clinical Research Facility, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, in addition to satellite sites such as University Hospital Waterford, Kerry General Hospital and Bantry General Hospital.   

Dr McCarthy’s research interests lie in occupational health, specifically that of older workers.  Her PhD investigated the physical and psychosocial factors of health for older workers.  Dr Mc Carthy's research work includes topics such as healthy ageing and chronic illness (disability and cardiovascular disease) in addition to lifestyle behaviours.  She has presented at numerous national and international conferences on her work and published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Research Interests

Work life has become the focus of many researchers in recent years. As work consumes on average 40% of our week it plays a major role in our physical, mental and psychological health. Research has focused on the physical injuries resulting from some occupations such as musculoskeletal injuries, back pain and also psychosocial factors, looking particularly at occupational stress.

The Irish economy has evolved significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. The Celtic Tiger, the term used for the economic boost, begun in the 1990s, but has seen a slow down turn in the last five years. The economic expansion brought about a change to the work life of Irish people.

I am presently working on a large cross-sectional study looking at heart disease and diabetes. The area of cardiovascular health and job strain has been well researched but not in an ageing population working in Ireland. This will allow me to explore heart disease and the ageing worker in Ireland.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Nurses at work; job characteristics, lifestyle behaviours and physical health. Are they ageing healthily?04-JAN-1531-DEC-15€5,000.00
Clinical and Economic Systematic Literature Review to Support the Development of an Integrated Care Programme for Chronic Disease Prevention and ManagementHealth Service Executive
Systematic literature review, together with national focus groups to support the development of a strategic vision and educational framework for Gerontological NursingHealth Service Executive
Leadership development needs of Directors of Nursing in Older Peoples Nursing ServicesHealth Service Executive

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'Study protocol; Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism - a randomised placebo controlled Trial (TRUST)'
Stott, DJ;Gussekloo, J;Kearney, PM;Rodondi, N;Westendorp, RGJ;Mooijaart, S;Kean, S;Quinn, TJ;Sattar, N;Hendry, K;Du Puy, R;Den Elzen, WPJ;Poortvliet, RKE;Smit, JWA;Jukema, JW;Dekkers, OM;Blum, M;Collet, TH;McCarthy, V;Hurley, C;Byrne, S;Browne, J;Watt, T;Bauer, D;Ford, I (2017) 'Study protocol; Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism - a randomised placebo controlled Trial (TRUST)'. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 17 :1-17 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'
Stott, David J.; Rodondi, Nicolas; Kearney, Patricia M.; Ford, Ian; Westendorp, Rudi G.J.; Mooijaart, Simon P.; Sattar, Naveed; Aubert, Carole E.; Aujesky, Drahomir; Bauer, Douglas C.; Baumgartner, Christine; Blum, Manuel R.;Browne, John P.;Byrne, Stephen;Collet, Tinh-Hai; Dekkers, Olaf M.; den Elzen, Wendy P.J.; Du Puy, Robert S.; Ellis, Graham; Feller, Martin; Floriani, Carmen; Hendry, Kirsty; Hurley, Caroline; Jukema, J. Wouter; Kean, Sharon; Kelly, Maria; Krebs, Danielle; Langhorne, Peter; McCarthy, Gemma; McCarthy, Vera; McConnachie, Alex; McDade, Mairi; Messow, Martina; O’Flynn, Annemarie; O’Riordan, David; Poortvliet, Rosalinde K.E.; Quinn, Terence J; Russell, Audrey; Sinnott, Carol; Smit, Jan W.A.; Van Dorland, H. Anette; Walsh, Kieran A.; Walsh, Elaine K.; Watt, Torquil; Wilson, Robbie; Gussekloo, Jacobijn (2017) 'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'. New England Journal of Medicine, [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'Has your work worked you too hard? Physically demanding work and disability in a sample of the older Irish population'
Mc Carthy, VJC;Perry, IJ;Greiner, BA (2013) 'Has your work worked you too hard? Physically demanding work and disability in a sample of the older Irish population'. Irish Journal of Medicine, 182 :47-55 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Soliciting and Responding to Patients' Questions about Diabetes Through Online Sources'
Crangle, C.E., Bradley, C., Carlin, P.F., Esterhay, R.J., Harper, R., Kearney, P.M., Lorig, K., McCarthy, V.J., McTear, M.F., Tuttle, M.S., Wallace, J.G. & Savage, E. (2017) 'Soliciting and Responding to Patients' Questions about Diabetes Through Online Sources'. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 19 (3):194-199 [Details]
(2017)'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'
Stott DJ1, Rodondi N1, Kearney PM1, Ford I1, Westendorp RG1, Mooijaart SP1, Sattar N1, Aubert CE1, Aujesky D1, Bauer DC1, Baumgartner C1, Blum MR1, Browne JP1, Byrne S1, Collet TH1, Dekkers OM1, den Elzen WP1, Du Puy RS1, Ellis G1, Feller M1, Floriani C1, Hendry K1, Hurley C1, Jukema JW1, Kean S1, Kelly M1, Krebs D1, Langhorne P1, McCarthy G1, McCarthy V1, McConnachie A1, McDade M1, Messow M1, O'Flynn A1, O'Riordan D1, Poortvliet RK1, Quinn TJ1, Russell A1, Sinnott C1, Smit JW1, Van Dorland HA1, Walsh KA1, Walsh EK1, Watt T1, Wilson R1, Gussekloo J1; TRUST Study Group. (2017) 'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'. The New England Journal of Medicine, Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Physician's Prescribing Preference as an Instrumental Variable Exploring Assumptions Using Survey Data'
Boef, AGC,le Cessie, S,Dekkers, OM,Frey, P,Kearney, PM,Kerse, N,Mallen, CD,McCarthy, VJC,Mooijaart, SP,Muth, C,Rodondi, N,Rosemann, T,Russell, A,Schers, H,Virgini, V,de Waal, MWM,Warner, A,Gussekloo, J,den Elzen, WPJ (2016) 'Physician's Prescribing Preference as an Instrumental Variable Exploring Assumptions Using Survey Data'. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 27 :276-283 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'International variation in GP treatment strategies for subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults: a case-based survey'
den Elzen, WPJ,Lefebre-van de Fliert, AA,Virgini, V,Mooijaart, SP,Frey, P,Kearney, PM,Kerse, N,Mallen, CD,McCarthy, VJC,Muth, C,Rosemann, T,Russell, A,Schers, H,Stott, DJ,de Waal, MWM,Warner, A,Westendorp, RGJ,Rodondi, N,Gussekloo, J (2015) 'International variation in GP treatment strategies for subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults: a case-based survey'. British Journal of General Practice, 65 :121-132 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Defining Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Role of Dietary and Lifestyle Factors'
Phillips, CM;Dillon, C;Harrington, JM;McCarthy, VJC;Kearney, PM;Fitzgerald, AP;Perry, IJ (2013) 'Defining Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Role of Dietary and Lifestyle Factors'. Plos One, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Co-occurrence of protective lifestyle factors with employment status and psychosocial job characteristics'
McCarthy V, Perry IJ, Harrington J, Greiner BA (2015) 'Co-occurrence of protective lifestyle factors with employment status and psychosocial job characteristics'. Preventative Medicine, 2 :812-817 [Details]
(2012)'Metabolic health in the overweight and obese, what is the role of physical activity?'
Dillon C.B, Kearney P.M, Perry I.J. McCarthy V.J.C (2012) 'Metabolic health in the overweight and obese, what is the role of physical activity?'. Journal of Science and Medicine In Sport, 15:S161-S162 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Age, job characteristics and coronary health'
Mc Carthy, VJC,Perry, IJ,Greiner, BA (2012) 'Age, job characteristics and coronary health'. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, 62 :613-619 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Perceived occupational stress in nurses working in Ireland'
V.J.C. McCarthy, S. Power, B.A. Greiner; (2010) 'Perceived occupational stress in nurses working in Ireland'. Occupational Medicine, 60 (8):604-610 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Job control and ambulatory blood pressure'
Mc Carthy, VJC,Perry, IJ,Greiner, BA (2014) 'Job control and ambulatory blood pressure'. Scandinavian Journal Of Work Environment & Health, 40 :457-464 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'Cohort Profile: The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study'
Kearney, PM,Harrington, JM,Mc Carthy, VJC,Fitzgerald, AP,Perry, IJ (2013) 'Cohort Profile: The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study'. International Journal of Epidemiology, 42 :1253-1262 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'DASH Diet Score and Distribution of Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Men and Women'
Harrington, JM,Fitzgerald, AP,Kearney, PM,McCarthy, VJC,Madden, J,Browne, G,Dolan, E,Perry, IJ (2013) 'DASH Diet Score and Distribution of Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Men and Women'. American Journal of Hypertension, 26 :1311-1320 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Comparison of Diabetes Risk Score Estimates and Cardiometabolic Risk Profiles in a Middle-Aged Irish Population'
Phillips CM, Kearney PM, Mc Carthy VJC, Harrington JM, Fitzgerald AP, Perry IJ (2013) 'Comparison of Diabetes Risk Score Estimates and Cardiometabolic Risk Profiles in a Middle-Aged Irish Population'. Plos One, [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2016)12th EAOHP Conference Occupational Health Psychology in Times of Change: Society and the Workplace
Mc Carthy, VJC, Cronly, J (2016) The Role of Personality Traits in the Association between Job Characteristics and Depression 12th EAOHP Conference Occupational Health Psychology in Times of Change: Society and the Workplace [Details]
(2014)11th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in London, 2014
McCarthy VJC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA (2014) Work and ambulatory blood pressure 11th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in London, 2014 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)11th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in London, 2014
McCarthy VJC, Perry IJ, Harrington J, Greiner BA (2014) Co-occurrence of lifestyle factors and psychosocial work conditions 11th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in London, 2014 London, Globe icon [Details]
(2012)10th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in Zuerich, 2012
McCarthy VJC, Greiner B (2012) Job characteristics and obesity in a sample of the genereal Irish population 10th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in Zuerich, 2012 Zuerich, , pp.273-274 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)9th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in Rome, 2010
McCarthy V, Perry IJ, Greiner BA (2010) Job strain and cadriovascular risk factors - Does social support have an attenuating effect for an ageing Irish workforce 9th Conference of th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in Rome, 2010 Globe icon [Details]
(2006)2nd Interdisciplinary Conference UCC, 2006
Mc Carthy, V., Bairead, E., Fitzgerald, A.P., Shanahan, F., and Perry, I.P.; (2006) Appendectomy, smoking and inflammatory bowel disease; a case control study 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference UCC, 2006 University College Cork, , 17-NOV-06 - 17-NOV-06 [Details]
(2009)Fifth International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases
Mc Carthy Vera JC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA; (2009) An Ageing Population: The part job strain plays on the prevalence of hypertension, total cholesterol and waist to height measurements in a cohort of the Irish General Population Fifth International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases Krakow, , 27-SEP-09 - 30-SEP-09 [Details]
(2010)College of Medicine & Health, UCC - Molecules to Medicine Research Conference
Mc Carthy Vera JC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA ; (2010) Has your work worked you too hard? An examination of work history, present functional limitations and reduced activities of living in a cohort of the Irish General Population College of Medicine & Health, UCC - Molecules to Medicine Research Conference University College Cork, , 16-JUN-10 - 16-JUN-10 [Details]
(2011)Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
Mc Carthy Vera JC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA; (2011) Are older workers more susceptible to job strain? A case-control study on cardiovascular disease comparing older and younger workers Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting Warwick University, England, , 14-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11 [Details]
(2010)9th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology
McCarthy, V; Perry, IJ; Greiner, BA; (2010) Job strain and cardiovascular risk factors: Does social support have an attenuating effect for an ageing Irish workforce 9th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology [Details]
(2010)Society for Social Medicine 54th Annual Scientific Meeting
McCarthy, V; Perry, IJ; Greiner, BA; (2010) Has your work worked you too hard: An examination of work history, present functional limitations and reduced activities of living in a cohort of the Irish general population Society for Social Medicine 54th Annual Scientific Meeting [DOI] [Details]
(2008)The Seventh International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, Work, Stress, and Health 2008: Healthy and Safe Work Through Research, Practice, and Partnerships
Mc Carthy, Vera.; Greiner, Birgit A.; Rosskam, E.; Smith, S.; Marowski, I.; (2008) Stress and Fatigue in Aviation Workers, The Use of a Modified Job Content Questionnaire in Union Surveys The Seventh International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, Work, Stress, and Health 2008: Healthy and Safe Work Through Research, Practice, and Partnerships Washington DC, , 06-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08 [Details]
(2008)European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology 8th Conference at the University of Valencia
Greiner BA, Rosskam E, McCarthy V., Smith S, Marowsky I; (2008) Work conditions, economic and social insecurity, fatigue and burnout in aviation workers . In: European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology eds. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology 8th Conference at the University of Valencia University of Valencia, , pp.202-202 [Details]
(2008)European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology 8th Conference at the University of Valencia
McCarthy Vera, Greiner Birgit A., Rosskam E, Smith S, Marowsky I; (2008) Temporal factors and civil aviation workers: An international collaborative study . In: European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology eds. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology 8th Conference at the University of Valencia University of Valencia, , 12-NOV-08 - 14-NOV-08 , pp.200-200 [Details]
(2007)The Joint Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine & the International Epidemiological Association (European Federation)
Mc Carthy, Vera; Bairead, E.; Fitzgerald, A.P.; Shanahan, F.; Perry, Ivan J. ; (2007) Appendectomy, smoking and inflammatory bowel disease; a case control study The Joint Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine & the International Epidemiological Association (European Federation) University College Cork, , 12-SEP-07 - 14-SEP-07 [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
Mc Carthy VJC, Perry IJ, Harrington JM, Greiner BA (2013) Postively Living Positively Working lifestyle behaviours in a working and non-working population Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
Mc Carthy VJC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA (2013) Work Status and Blood Pressure Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2012)EuroPRevent
Kearney PM, Mc Carthy VJC, Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Dolan E, O'Brien E, Perry IJ (2012) Blood pressure variability EuroPRevent [Details]
(2012)Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Mc Carthy VJC, Kearney PM, Browne G, Dolan E, Perry IJ (2012) Diet quality and blood pressure in middle aged Irish men and women Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2012)Food Choice, Health and Change Conference, University College Cork
Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Mc Carthy VJC, Kearney PM, Browne G, Dolan E, Perry IJ (2012) Diet quality and blood pressure in middle aged Irish men and women Food Choice, Health and Change Conference, University College Cork [Details]
(2012)European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology eds. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology 10th Conference Zurich
McCarthy, V; Perry, IJ; Greiner, BA (2012) Job Characteristics and Obesity in a sample of the Irish General Population European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology eds. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology 10th Conference Zurich [Details]
(2014)European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology
Mc Carthy VJC, Perry IJ, Harrington JM, Greiner BA (2014) Co-occurrence of lifestyle factors and psychosocial job characteristics European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology London, , 14-APR-14 - 16-APR-14 [Details]
(2012)EuroPRevent
Kearney PM, Harrington J, Mc Carthy VJC, Fitzgerald AP, Perry IJ (2012) Ideal cardiovascular health EuroPRevent [Details]
(2010)9th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in Rome, 2010
Greiner B, Rosskam E, McCarthy V, Mateski M, Zsoldos L, Marowsky I, Rodriguez-Menoz G, Williamson E, Tyler V (2010) Working conditions in a precarious work environment - A global aviation worker study 9th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology in Rome, 2010 Globe icon [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2015)Clinical and Economic Systematic Literature Review to Support the Development of an Integrated Care Programme for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management for the Irish Health System.
Savage, E., Hegarty, J., Weathers, E., Mulligan, L., O’ Reilly, A., Cronly, J., Condon, C., McCarthy, V., Lehane, E., Hartigan, I., Horgan, A., Bradley, C., Browne, J., Murphy, A., Cronin, J., Flynn, M., & Drennan, J. (2015) Clinical and Economic Systematic Literature Review to Support the Development of an Integrated Care Programme for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management for the Irish Health System. Health Service Executive, Ireland. Globe icon [Details]
(2009)Stressed and Fatigued on the Ground and in the Sky: Changes from 2000-2007 in civil aviation workers' conditions of work.
Rosskam, E,Greiner, B,Mateski, M,McCarthy, V,Siegrist, J,Smith, S.L,Wege, N,Zsoldos, L; (2009) Stressed and Fatigued on the Ground and in the Sky: Changes from 2000-2007 in civil aviation workers' conditions of work. International Transport Workers' Federation, London. [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014MSc by Research Scholarship Awards for Academic Staff School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC
2014e-Learning Funding Income Generation Oversight Group (IGOG) e-Learning Project
2010College of Medicine and Health Doctoral Student Bursary College of Medicine and Health

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Member09-DEC-00 /
European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology Member01-JAN-08 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)8th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference,
Crangle CE, Bradley C, Carlin PF, Esterhay RJ, Harper R, Kearney PM, Lorig K, McCarthy VJC, McTear M, Savage E, Tuttle MS, Wallace JG. (2016) Consumer questions about diabetes: a health literacy assessment. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference, Bethesda, MD, USA , 12-OCT-16 - 13-OCT-16. [Details]
(2015)Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference,
Weathers, E., Savage, E., O'Reilly, A., Mulligan, L., Hegarty, J., Cronly, J., Condon, C., McCarthy, V., Lehane, E., Brady, C., Hartigan, I., Horgan, A., Browne, J., Murphy, A., Cronin, J., Flynn, M., Drennan, J. (2015) . A systematic review of integrated care programmes for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. [Poster Presentation], Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, UCC . [Details]
(2015)15th Annual School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Quinn, A and Mc Carthy VJC (2015) Assessing the risk of post-operative complications in colorectal cancer surgery, can BMI, ASA physical status or CR-POSSUM be valuable risk prediction tools?. [Oral Presentation], 15th Annual School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,,
Hanrahan M, McCarthy V, O’Connor J, Russell A, O’Flynn AM, Kearney P (2014) Normalisation of Subclinical Hypothyroidism to Euthyroidism during the TRUST Trial. [Poster Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
Hurley C, Sinnott C, O Connor J, O’ Flynn AM, McCarthy V, Kearney P (2014) Engaging GPs in clinical trials: Barriers and facilitators encountered in the Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Subclinical Hypothyroidism (TRUST) study. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) 7th Annual Conference,
Hurley C, Sinnott C, O Connor J, O’ Flynn AM, McCarthy V, Kearney P. (2014) Engaging GPs in clinical trials: Barriers and facilitators encountered in the Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Subclinical Hypothyroidism (TRUST) study. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) 7th Annual Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference,
Hanrahan M, McCarthy V, O’Connor J, Russell A, O’Flynn AM, Kearney P (2013) Normalisation of Subclinical Hypothyroidism to Euthyroidism during the TRUST Trial. [Poster Presentation], The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2008)Stress and Fatigue in Aviation Workers, The Use of a Modified Job Content Questionnaire in Union Surveys,
Mc Carthy, V., ,Greiner, B.A.,,Rosskam, E.,,Smith, S.,,Marowski, I., ; (2008) The Seventh International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, Work, Stress, and Health 2008: Healthy and Safe Work Through Research, Practice, and Partnerships. [Oral Presentation], Stress and Fatigue in Aviation Workers, The Use of a Modified Job Content Questionnaire in Union Surveys, Washington DC , 06-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08. [Details]
(2006)2nd Interdisciplinary Conference UCC, 2006,
Mc Carthy, V., Greiner, B.; (2006) The Experience of the Death of a Patient and the Resultant Stress it causes the Staff Nurse. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference UCC, 2006, University College Cork , 17-NOV-06 - 17-NOV-06. [Details]
(2011)Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting,
Mc Carthy Vera JC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA (2011) Are older workers more susceptible to job strain? A case-control study on cardiovascular disease comparing older and younger workers. [Poster Presentation], Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick University, England , 14-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11. [Details]
(2014)The Irish Research Nurses Network 7th Annual National Conference,
C Hurley, C Sinnott, J O Connor, AM O’ Flynn, V McCarthy, P Kearney (2014) Engaging GPs in clinical trials: Barriers and facilitators encountered in the Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Subclinical Hypothyroidism (TRUST) study. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Research Nurses Network 7th Annual National Conference, Dublin , 12-NOV-14 - 12-NOV-14. [Details]
(2012)EuroPRevent,
Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Kearney PM, Dahly DL, Mc Carthy VJC, Kennedy E, Perry IJ (2012) Diet quality, insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged men and women: results from the Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study. [Other], EuroPRevent, Europe . [Details]
(2012)1st Conference of Creating a scientific evidence base for practice - prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders,
Mc Carthy VJC, Greiner BA. (2012) “Put your back into it,” work and resultant low back pain in a middle-aged population. [Invited Oral Presentation], 1st Conference of Creating a scientific evidence base for practice - prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 27-NOV-12 - 27-NOV-12. [Details]
(2010)Molecules to Medicine Research Conference, College of Medicine & Health, UCC,
Mc Carthy Vera JC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA (2010) Has your work worked you too hard? An examination of work history, present functional limitations and reduced activities of living in a cohort of the Irish General Population. [Oral Presentation], Molecules to Medicine Research Conference, College of Medicine & Health, UCC, University College Cork , 16-JUN-10 - 16-JUN-10. [Details]
(2014)European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology,
Mc Carthy VJC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA (2014) Work Status and Blood Pressure – ‘A Job of Work’. [Poster Presentation], European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, London , 14-APR-14 - 16-APR-14. [Details]
(2008)European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology,
Mc Carthy Vera JC, Greiner, BA, Rosskam E, Smith S, Marowsky, I; (2008) Temporal Factors and Civil Aviation Workers - An international collaborative study. [Oral Presentation], European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain , 12-NOV-08 - 14-NOV-08. [Details]
(2011)CARDI's 'Ageing Globally - Ageing Locally; International Conference,
Mc Carthy VJC, Perry IJ, Greiner BA (2011) How relevant is age? Job characteristics and the occurrence of a first cardiovascular event; a case-control study. [Oral Presentation], CARDI's 'Ageing Globally - Ageing Locally; International Conference, Dublin , 02-NOV-11 - 03-NOV-11. [Details]
(2006)2nd Interdisciplinary Conference UCC, 2006, University College Cork,
Mc Carthy, V., Bairead, E., Fitzgerald, A.P., Shanahan, F., and Perry, I.P. (2006) Appendectomy, smoking and inflammatory bowel disease; a case control study. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference UCC, 2006, University College Cork, University College Cork , 17-NOV-06 - 17-NOV-06. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Social Research Ethics Committee Member/Reviewer/
Postgraduate Education Committee Member/Programme Lead2014 /
Ageing Research Group Member2014 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Research Nurse / PhD student01-OCT-02 /
University College Cork Lecturer04-JAN-16 /
Mercy University Hospital - Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit Staff Nurse01-JAN-01 / 30-SEP-05
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex - High Dependency / Intensive Care Unit Senior Staff Nurse01-JUN-97 / 31-DEC-00
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex - General Male Orthopaedic Ward Staff Nurse01-MAR-95 / 30-JUN-97
University College Cork Lecturer Practitioner05-MAY-14 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1995University of Hertfordshire DiplomaHigher Education Nursing (Adult)
2014University College Cork PhDOccupational Epidemiology
1997University of Hertfordshire BScNursing
2006University College Cork MAHealth Promotion

Teaching Interests

Dr Mc Carthy teaches on a range of different topics.  These include health promotion, professional conduct, research in practice, data collection protocol design/standard operating procedures, (healthy) ageing, data management, statistical analysis, practical skills for nurses, patient safety.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Jincy Rajan University College CorkAn investigation of the functional status of a sample of the older Irish population
2016Aoife Quinn University College CorkAssessing the risk of post-operative complications in colorectal cancer surgery, can BMI, ASA physical status or CR-POSSUM be valuable risk prediction tools?
2012Victoria Spillane University College CorkMPHAn analysis of predisposing factors to gain further insight into the etiopathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - Analysis of a case/control dataset
2012Nora Buckley University College CorkMScA study of Well-being, Stress and Social Support in Irish Self-employed Workers during a Major Recession
2010Anne Marie McGillycuddy University College CorkMA Health PromotionEvaluation of the safefood "Hands of Doom" primary school resource

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives NU6125Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Patricia Kearney University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor David Stott University of GlasgowSCOTLAND