Research Profile

Ruth McCarthy

Biography

Ruth is a Practice Educator at UCC and has over 20 years’ experience in academia, industry and community pharmacy in Ireland, the UK, New Zealand and Australia including stints at both the School of Pharmacy in University of Auckland and University College Cork. She has also worked in International Pharmaceutical Marketing and Distribution and in On-line Pharmacy. She worked as a Business Manager for 10 years in one of the largest community pharmacy multiples on the island of Ireland. She has an MSc in Business and Management, a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, a certificate in Training Delivery and Evaluation and a PG Cert in T&L in Higher Education. 

Research Interests

Experiential Learning 
Quality Improvement

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
A quantitative study to evaluate Trainers perceptions of experiential learning placements (ELP) for pharmacy students.Other: Not Listed01-JUL-2001-SEP-20

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Practice Education Co-Ordinators Network Practice Education01-AUG-17 /
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Pharmacy Regulator01-SEP-97 / 01-SEP-05
Pharmacy Council of New South Wales Australia Pharmacy Regulator01-FEB-99 / 01-FEB-00
Pharmacy Council of New Zealand Pharmacy Regulator01-SEP-01 / 01-SEP-03
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Pharmacy Regulator01-JUL-98 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2021)Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference,
Ruth McCarthy1, Anne Boyter2, Sabrina A Jacob2, Siobhan Galway1 1. School of Pharmacy, University College Cork 2. School of Pharmacy, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde (SIBS), Scotland. (2021) Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Experiential Learning in the MPharm Programme: A Quantitative Study. [Poster Presentation], Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 27-JUN-21 - 30-JUN-21. [Details]
(2021)INHED 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting . Never waste a good crisis: what have we learned about classroom and clinical education from a global pandemic?,
Boyter A.(2), Jacob S.A.(2), Finn E.(1) 1. School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Ireland 2. School of Pharmacy, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde (SIBS), Scotland. (2021) WHAT ARE THE TRAINING NEEDS OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLACEMENT TRAINERS OF THE MPHARM. PROGRAMME?. [Oral Presentation], INHED 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting . Never waste a good crisis: what have we learned about classroom and clinical education from a global pandemic?, Trinity College Dublin , 10-MAR-21 - 12-MAR-21. [Details]
(2021)Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference,
Ruth McCathy1, Maria Donovan1, Anne-Teresa Morgan3, Róisín Reynolds3, Eimear Ni Sheachnasaigh2 1. School of Pharmacy, University College Cork 2. School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin 3. School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2021) Quality Assurance of the APPEL (Affiliation for Pharmacy Practice Experiential Learning) Experiential Learning Placements in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 27-JUN-21 - 30-JUN-21. [Details]
(2020)INHED2020 Annual Scientific Meeting,
Anne Boyter(2), Sabrina A Jacob(2), Siobhan Galway(1) 1. School of Pharmacy, University College Cork 2. School of Pharmacy, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde (SIBS), Scotland. (2020) Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Experiential Learning in the MPharm Programme: A quantitative study. [Oral Presentation], INHED2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, Trinity College Dublin , 13-FEB-20 - 14-FEB-20. [Details]
(2019)All Ireland Pharmacy Conference,
Anne Boyter (2), Sabrina A Jacob (2), Siobhan Galway (1) 1.School of Pharmacy, University College Cork 2. School of Pharmacy, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde (SIBS), Scotland. (2019) Undergraduate Students Perceptions of Experiential Learning in the MPharm Programme: A Quantitative Study. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Pharmacy Conference, Ireland . [Details]
(2018)PECNET Practice Education Conference,
Sahm, L, Looby, A, Sheehan, S (2018) Integration and acceptability of Pebble Pad into the MPharm degree in the School of Pharmacy, UCC. [Poster Presentation], PECNET Practice Education Conference, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1996University of Sunderland BSc (Hons) PharmacyPharmacy

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
PECNET Practice Education Conference UCC Representative2021 /

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Uniphar
Pharmacy Wholesaler

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Experiential Learning

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Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork

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