BiographyDr 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)
Research InterestsMy 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.
|Start Date||End Date||Award|
|Collaborative development of Interprofessional Learning for Pharmacy and Medicine students at UCC.||Other: Not Listed||01-SEP-18||31-AUG-19||€1,650.00|
|Adult vaccines - a continuing professional development programme for Pharmacists.||Other: Not Listed||03-DEC-18||31-DEC-19||€24,960.00|
|(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
|(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]
|(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]
|(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]
Honours and Awards
|2004||Trinity College Dublin Gold Medal||Trinity College Dublin|
|2018||President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017/18 (Team Award)||University College Cork|
|2012||HRB Scholars Programme Shani Rushin Award for Academic Excellence||Health Research Board|
|2005||Mary Harte Award for best pre-registration project||Hospital Pharmacy Association of Ireland|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland||Member||01-DEC-05 /|
|British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy||Member||/|
|European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases||Member||/|
|United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association||Member||/|
|Committee||Function||From / To|
|Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Standards Advisory Group||Member||2018 / 2019|
|Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Pharmacy Practice Development Committee||Member||2016 /|
|Postgraduate Student Committee of the College of Medicine and Health||Chair||2010 / 2011|
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|University College Cork||Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy||18-JUL-16 /|
|Mercy University Hospital||Research Pharmacist||18-JUL-16 /|
|Health Information and Quality Authority||Medication Management Inspector||05-JAN-15 / 15-JUL-16|
|University College Cork||HRB PhD Scholar||01-OCT-11 / 31-DEC-14|
|Deasys Pharmacy||Supervising Pharmacist||01-JUL-09 / 30-SEP-11|
|Riverview Pharmacy||Pharmacist||01-JAN-08 / 30-JUN-09|
|Beaumont Hospital, Dublin||Pharmacist||01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-07|
|St James's Hospital||Pre-registration Pharmacist||01-OCT-04 / 01-OCT-05|
|2015||University College Cork||PHD||Health Services Research|
|2017||University College Cork||Certificate in Teaching and Learning||Teaching & Learning|
|2007||Trinity College Dublin||MSc||Masters in Hospital Pharmacy|
|2005||Trinity College Dublin||BSC (PHARM) - TRINITY||Pharmacy|
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||Role||To / From|
|Bmj Open||Referee||01-AUG-14 -|
|Drugs & Aging||Referee||-|
|Journal Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy||Referee||-|
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 InterestsAoife 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
|Marshall Sarah||Doctoral Degree|
|O Riordan Francis Martin||Doctoral Degree|
|2019||Pharmacotherapy III: Special Populations||PF6007||Pharmacotherapy III: Special Populations|
|2019||Professional Practice III||PF3011||Professional Practice III|
|2019||Clinical Practice I||PF4013||Clinical Practice I|
|Professor Stephen Byrne||UCC||IRELAND|
|Dr Anne Moore||UCC||IRELAND|
|Dr Laura Sahm||UCC||IRELAND|