Research Profile

Fiona MacLeod

Biography

Fiona qualified in medicine at Saint George's Hospital Medical School, London, and completed postgraduate training in clinical hospital medicine and general practice in the United Kingdom. In 1995 she obtained a Masters degree, with distinction, in Health Services Management at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Fiona has been employed in both hospital and general practice posts in the United Kingdom, and now works in sessional General Practice in Ireland. She has worked in developing and transitional countries including Peru, Angola and the Republic of Macedonia, in her clinical capacity as well as in the fields of health service development and research.

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinarity in a stand alone undergraduate public health degree.
  • Competencies in graduates of stand alone undergraduate degrees in public health
  • First Year engagement in interdisciplinary learning. 
  • Attitudes of healthcare students to publichealth issues - individual and societal perspectives.
  • The impact of diet and lifestyle factors on type 2 diabetes and its complications - designed and implemented a randomised controlled trial to study the effect of dietary salt restriction on blood pressure and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes (Salt Study).

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents'
Beirne PV, Hennessy S, Cadogan SL, Shiely F, Fitzgerald T, MacLeod F (2015) 'Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents'. Cochrane Library, 18 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents (Protocol)'
Beirne PV, Shiely F, Hennessy S, Fitzgerald T, MacLeod F. (2013) 'Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning
MacLeod F; (2010) Exploring an undergraduate public health learning environment through the Teaching for Understanding (TFU) framework National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning Dublin, , 11-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09 [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2015)Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents.
Beirne, PV;Hennessy, S;Cadogan, SL;Shiely, F;Fitzgerald, T;MacLeod, F (2015) Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents. HOBOKEN: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013Teaching Fellow College Medicine & Health University College Cork
2016CIRTL Fellow CIRTL

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Medical Organisation Member07-JUL-98 /
Medical Council Member01-JUL-98 /
Royal College of Physicians (UK) Member/
Association for Health Promotion, Ireland Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2004)21st All-Ireland Social Medicine Meeting,
MacLeod F, Collins MM, Hinchion R, O'Halloran DJ, Perry IJ.; (2004) Salt Intake in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. [Poster Presentation], 21st All-Ireland Social Medicine Meeting, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland , 15-OCT-04 - 17-OCT-04. [Details]
(2002)UCC Annual Research Day, Cork,
MacLeod F, Reilly M, Sheehan J, Codd M, Mat Nor NA, Perry IJ.; (2002) The Effectiveness of an Intensive Short Course in Teaching Epidemiology and Public Health to Medical Undergraduates. [Poster Presentation], UCC Annual Research Day, Cork, Cork University Hospital, Cork , 12-JUN-02 - 12-JUN-02. [Details]
(2002)UCC Annual Research Day, Cork,
MacLeod F, Collins MM, Hinchion R, O'Halloran DJ, Ferris JB, Perry IJ.; (2002) A randomised controlled trial of the effect of modest salt restriction in the control of blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes: an interim analysis. [Oral Presentation], UCC Annual Research Day, Cork, Cork University Hospital, Cork , 12-JUN-02 - 12-JUN-02. [Details]
(2011)Irish Forum for Global Health Biannual Conference,
MacLeod, F., Cronin, M. and Collins, A. (2011) Moving Mountains to Develop Public Health Knowledge and Skills in Uganda and Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Irish Forum for Global Health Biannual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 20-OCT-11 - 20-OCT-01. [Details]
(2010)All-Ireland Social Medicine Meeting,
Macleod F; (2010) An Undergraduate Public Health Learning Environment Explored Through the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) Framework. [Poster Presentation], All-Ireland Social Medicine Meeting, Belfast , 09-SEP-10 - 09-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009)National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning,
MacLeod, F; (2009) Exploring an undergraduate public health learning environment through the Teaching for Understanding (TFU) framework. [Oral Presentation], National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, Dublin , 12-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09. [Details]
(2010)UCC Annual Research Day, Cork,
MacLeod F; (2010) An Undergraduate Public Health Learning Environment Explored Through the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) Framework. [Poster Presentation], UCC Annual Research Day, Cork, University College Cork , 15-JUN-10 - 15-JUN-10. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
BSc Public Health & Health Promotion Management Committee BSc PHHP Course Director & Chairperson2008 /
BSc Public Health & Health Promotion Board of Studies BSc PHHP Course Director2007 /
Medical School Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Department representative2013 /
Department of Epidemiology Management Committee Chair2005 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer/Course Director01-JAN-06 /
University College Cork Lecturer01-DEC-98 /
Self Employed General Practitioner01-JAN-98 / 31-AUG-12

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1977University College London BSCZoology
1982Saint George's Hospital Medical School, London MB BSBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
1995London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine MScHealth Services Management
2009University College Cork Postgrad Cert. in Teaching & Learning in HEThird Level Education
2010University College Cork Postgrad Dip in Teaching & Learning in HEThird Level Education
2014University College Cork Masters of Arts Teaching and Learning in Higher Educationtest

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Spanish FluentFunctionalFluent
English FluentFluentFluent

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Public Health Alliance for the island of Ireland (PHA)
Developing & compiling resources for the Public Health Advocacy Toolkit

Outreach Activities

 Description

Board of Directors World Vision Ireland current

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests



  • Enhancing the quality of complex learning environments for undergraduate public health
  • Development of methodologies to facilitate students to become self directed and lifelong learners
  • First Year engagement in the discipline of public health
  • Learning outcomes and competencies in undergraduate public health degrees
  • Strategic curricular development
  • Internationalisation through collaboration and exchange in undergraduate public health degrees 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2016Yanouj Seetohul University College CorkStress in Emergency Medical Service Professionals: an Irish Overview
2015Orla Austin University College CorkMPHFactors influencing anxiety in University College Cork undergraduate students
2013Bernie O'Connor NUI (UCC)MPHIs there an association between pre-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the acquisition of pulmonary tuberculosis?
2013Geraldine O’Sullivan Conway NUI (UCC)MPHAn evaluation of registered nurses’ knowledge of safe blood transfusion: utilizing a quantitative approach.
2011Emma Hughes NUI (UCC)MPHTo conduct research into alternative food labelling systems, the GDA (Guideline Daily Amount) approach or the traffic lights system

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Work Placement EH3004Work Placement
2017Research Project EH4007Research Project
2017Determinants of Health EH1009Determinants of Health
2017Public Health Practice EH3011Public Health Practice
2016Perspectives on Public Health EH1006Perspectives on Public Health
2017Introduction to Public Health EH1010Introduction to Public Health

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