Research Profile

Aoife Fleming

Biography

Dr Aoife Fleming is a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and holds a joint appointment with the Mercy University Hospital as a research pharmacist since 2016. She graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 and completed a Masters in Hospital Pharmacy in 2007 while working at Beaumont Hospital. She has extensive experience working the hospital and community pharmacy settings. Dr Fleming commenced a Health Research Board PhD Scholarship in 2011 at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork. Her PhD investigated antimicrobial stewardship in Ireland with a focus on long-term care facilities. Aoife has published and collaborated in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and continues to conduct research in this area. In her current role, Aoife is the liaison Pharmacist between the School of Pharmacy UCC and the Pharmacy Department at the Mercy University Hospital whereby she provides research support to Pharmacists in hospital practice in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship and medication safety.
Total career publications: 14
h index: 7
Total citations: 205 (ref Google Scholar)

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Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship; with a focus on the behavioral determinants influencing antimicrobial prescribing, and the impact of point-of-care test systems (e.g. CRP and procalcitonin). I am involved in Interprofessional Learning for Pharmacy students and I am conducting ongoing research in this area to enhance their experience of IPL. Other research interests include medication reconciliation, medication safety, penicillin allergy and its impact on antimicrobial stewardship and medicines optimisation in long term care facilities.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Collaborative development of Interprofessional Learning for Pharmacy and Medicine students at UCC.Other: Not Listed01-SEP-1831-AUG-19€1,650.00
Adult vaccines - a continuing professional development programme for Pharmacists.Other: Not Listed03-DEC-1831-DEC-19€24,960.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'Chapter 17 Stewardship in long term care facilities'
Aoife Fleming (2018) 'Chapter 17 Stewardship in long term care facilities' In: Prof Dilip Nathwani (eds). Antimicrobial Stewardship from Principles to Practice. United Kingdom: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Views of parents regarding human papillomavirus vaccination: A systematic review and meta-ethnographic synthesis of qualitative literature'
Marshall S;Fleming A;Moore AC;Sahm LJ; (2018) 'Views of parents regarding human papillomavirus vaccination: A systematic review and meta-ethnographic synthesis of qualitative literature'. Research In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'
Walsh KA;Sinnott C;Fleming A;Mc Sharry J;Byrne S;Browne J;Timmons S; (2018) 'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Forgotten antibiotics: a follow-up inventory study in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia'
Pulcini C;Mohrs S;Beovic B;Gyssens I;Theuretzbacher U;Cars O; ; (2017) 'Forgotten antibiotics: a follow-up inventory study in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia'. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 49 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Acceptability of microneedle-patch vaccines: A qualitative analysis of the opinions of parents'
Marshall S;Fleming A;Moore AC;Sahm LJ; (2017) 'Acceptability of microneedle-patch vaccines: A qualitative analysis of the opinions of parents'. Vaccine, 35 (37) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'GPs' perspectives on prescribing for older people in primary care: a qualitative study'
Riordan, David O.; Byrne, Stephen; Fleming, Aoife; Kearney, Patricia M.; Galvin, Rose; Sinnott, Carol (2017) 'GPs' perspectives on prescribing for older people in primary care: a qualitative study'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 83 (7):1521-1531 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2016)'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'
Fleming Aoife, Barry Louise, Byrne Stephen, Prentice Michael. (2016) 'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'. European Journal of Public Health, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research'
Fleming A;Bradley C;Cullinan S;Byrne S; (2015) 'Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research'. Drugs & Aging, 32 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys'
Fleming, A;Tonna, A;O'Connor, S;Byrne, S;Stewart, D (2015) 'Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 :776-781 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Doctors' perspectives on the barriers to appropriate prescribing in older hospitalized patients: a qualitative study'
Cullinan, S;Fleming, A;O'Mahony, D;Ryan, C;O'Sullivan, D;Gallagher, P;Byrne, S (2015) 'Doctors' perspectives on the barriers to appropriate prescribing in older hospitalized patients: a qualitative study'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 79 :860-869 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'A meta-synthesis of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients'
Cullinan S;O'Mahony D;Fleming A;Byrne S; (2014) 'A meta-synthesis of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients'. Drugs & Aging, 31 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of Antimicrobial Management Teams in Irish Hospitals'
Fleming A;Tonna A;O'Connor S;Byrne S;Stewart D; (2014) 'A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of Antimicrobial Management Teams in Irish Hospitals'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a qualitative, multidisciplinary investigation'
Fleming A;Bradley C;Cullinan S;Byrne S; (2014) 'Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a qualitative, multidisciplinary investigation'. Bmj Open, 4 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Prescriber preference may influence prolonged antibiotic usage more than patient characteristics in long-term care facilities'
Fleming A;Byrne S; (2014) 'Prescriber preference may influence prolonged antibiotic usage more than patient characteristics in long-term care facilities'. Evidence-Based Nursing, 17 (2) [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2018)INMED 2018
Fleming A, Joy A, Barron E, Sahm L. (2018) Interprofessional Learning for Pharmacy students – an opportunity for enhanced student experiential learning INMED 2018 [Details]
(2018)25th International Symposium on Hepatitis C virus and related viruses
Fleming Sarah, Fleming Aoife, Crosbie Orla. (2018) An evaluation of the quality of life experience by a cohort of patients treated with direct acting antivirals for Hepatitis C at Cork University Hospital 25th International Symposium on Hepatitis C virus and related viruses   [Details]
(2018)Edulearn 2018
Joy A, Gahan S, Fleming A, Barron E, Bermingham M, Sahm L. (2018) Bring Your Own Device: Interprofessional Student Teams’ Use Of Web 2.0 Technology For A Collaborative Reporting Activity In The Hospital Edulearn 2018 [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2013)The Effect of Interventions to Reduce Potentially Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Long-Term Care Facilities: a Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials.
Fleming, A;Browne, J;Byrne, S (2013) The Effect of Interventions to Reduce Potentially Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Long-Term Care Facilities: a Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials. NORTHCOTE: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004Trinity College Dublin Gold Medal Trinity College Dublin
2018President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017/18 (Team Award) University College Cork
2012HRB Scholars Programme Shani Rushin Award for Academic Excellence Health Research Board
2005Mary Harte Award for best pre-registration project Hospital Pharmacy Association of Ireland

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Member01-DEC-05 /
British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Member/
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Member/
United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Standards Advisory Group Member2018 / 2019
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Pharmacy Practice Development Committee Member2016 /
Postgraduate Student Committee of the College of Medicine and Health Chair2010 / 2011

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy18-JUL-16 /
Mercy University Hospital Research Pharmacist18-JUL-16 /
Health Information and Quality Authority Medication Management Inspector05-JAN-15 / 15-JUL-16
University College Cork HRB PhD Scholar01-OCT-11 / 31-DEC-14
Deasys Pharmacy Supervising Pharmacist01-JUL-09 / 30-SEP-11
Riverview Pharmacy Pharmacist01-JAN-08 / 30-JUN-09
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin Pharmacist01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-07
St James's Hospital Pre-registration Pharmacist01-OCT-04 / 01-OCT-05

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2015University College Cork PHDHealth Services Research
2017University College Cork Certificate in Teaching and LearningTeaching & Learning
2007Trinity College Dublin MScMasters in Hospital Pharmacy
2005Trinity College Dublin BSC (PHARM) - TRINITYPharmacy

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Outreach Activities

 Description

Cork Science Festival, Community Festival of Science at Neptune Stadium Sunday 18th November 2018, Vaccines Explained.

Part of a team delivering an outreach presentation at Cork Discovers 28th Sept 2018. Vaccines folklore of the past and facts of the present.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Bmj Open Referee01-AUG-14 -
Drugs & Aging Referee-
Journal Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

HR Staff Development Course - Effective Employee.

Qualitative Evidence Synthesis training day, QUESTs group NUIG, 30/11/2018, Trinity College Dublin.

Making Every Contact Count training UCC October 2018 - Online and workshop training completed

Epigeum training - Intellectual Property.

Epigeum training - Human Subjects protection. Sept 2018

Epigeum training - Conflict of Interest. Aug 2018.

Epigeum training - Research Integrity (concise) Aug 2018.

Development & delivery of Antimicrobial Stewardship CPD Lecture for IPU Academy


Masterclass on using Implementation Science - UCC School of Nursing seminar. Sept 2018.

HR Staff Development course - Managing students in distress. 

Up to date on ICH GCP training for investigators and site staff. Training delivered by CRF-C.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Aoife is involved in teaching on the undergraduate Pharmacy Masters programme and the Masters in Clinical Pharmacy at UCC. Her teaching interests include the development and facilitation of Interprofessional Learning sessions in the Mercy University Hospital between Pharmacy and Medical Students as a joint venture with the School of Medicine. She holds a Certificate in Teaching and Learning from University College Cork and is enrolled on the Diploma in Teaching and Learning 2018-19 University College Cork. She is a member of the Pharmacy Education Research Group, School of Pharmacy, UCC.

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Marshall Sarah Doctoral Degree
O Riordan Francis Martin Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Pharmacotherapy III: Special Populations PF6007Pharmacotherapy III: Special Populations
2019Professional Practice III PF3011Professional Practice III
2019Clinical Practice I PF4013Clinical Practice I

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Stephen Byrne UCCIRELAND
Dr Anne Moore UCCIRELAND
Dr Laura Sahm UCCIRELAND

Contact details

  • Aoife Fleming
    Lecturer PhD Health Services Research UCC 2015, Masters Hospital Pharmacy 2007 TCD, Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy 2004 TCD
  • a.fleming@ucc.ie
  • Cavanagh School of Pharmacy
    College Rd
    University College Cork
  • 021 490 1666

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