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
Trainer Training and Development
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

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

Publications

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2021)PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’
McCarthy R.1, 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) MPHARM. TRAINERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR TRAINING NEEDS; A SURVEY PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’ Manchester, England, , 11-JUN-21 - 11-JUN-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 Sheachnasaigh21. 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 Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 27-JUN-21 - 30-JUN-21 , pp.33-34   [DOI] [Details]
(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 Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 27-JUN-21 - 30-JUN-21 , pp.72-72   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference
Eimear Ni Sheachnasaigh1*, Maria Donovan2, Joanne Kissane4, Ann Teresa Morgan3, Roisin Reynolds3, Ruth McCarthy21Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland2University College Cork, Ireland3Royal College Eimear Ni Sheachnasaigh1*, Maria Donovan2, Joanne Kissane4, Ann Teresa Morgan3, Roisin Reynolds3, Ruth McCarthy21Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland2University College Cork, Ireland3Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Irelandof Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (2021) Ready for practice:How APPEL experiential learning placements help develop graduates who meet the demands of a dynamic pharmacy profession Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021 -The Journey of Learning 13th International Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 27-JUN-21 - 30-JUN-21 , pp.71-71   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’
McCarthy R, Finn E (2021) TRAINERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR TRAINING NEEDS: A LITERATURE REVIEW PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’ Manchester, England, , 11-JUN-21 - 11-JUN-21   [Details]
(2021)PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’
McCarthy R.1, Boyter A.2, Jacob S.A.2, O’Brien R.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) NEWLY QUALIFIED PHARMACY REGISTRANT’S PERCEPTION OF PREPAREDNESS FOR PRACTICE: A SURVEY PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’ Manchester, England, , 11-JUN-21 - 11-JUN-21   [Details]
(2021)PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’
McCarthy R, O’Brien R. (2021) NEWLY QUALIFIED PHARMACY REGISTRANT’S PERCEPTION OF PREPAREDNESS FOR PRACTICE: A LITERATURE REVIEW PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Big Data…is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?’ Manchester, England, , 11-JUN-21 - 11-JUN-21   [Details]

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)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]
(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
2015University College Dublin Msc Business and ManagementBusiness and Management

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
PECNET Practice Education Conference UCC Representative2021 /
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Commitee Member2021 /
Pharmacy Promotion working group Member2021 /
PRE Working Group Operations2021 /
SoP Staff Student Committee Practice Education2019 / 2021

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Uniphar
Pharmacy Wholesaler
Griffith College
QQI Level 9 Accreditation of MSc in International Pharmaceutical Business Management https://www.griffith.ie/faculties/pharmaceutical-science/courses/msc-international-pharmaceutical-business-management

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Experiential Learning

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Anne Boyter School of Pharmacy, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde (SIBS), Scotland UNITED KINGDOM
Sabina Jacob School of Pharmacy, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde (SIBS), Scotland UNITED KINGDOM

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Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork

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