Research Profile

Aoife Fleming

Biography

Dr Aoife Fleming is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy School of Pharmacy and Vice Head for Interprofessional Learning, College of Medicine and Health. 

She 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 was awarded a Trinity College Dublin Gold Medal. She completed a Masters in Hospital Pharmacy (Trinity College Dublin) in 2007 while working as a Pharmacist at Beaumont Hospital. She has extensive experience working the hospital and community pharmacy settings. Dr Fleming was awarded a Health Research Board PhD Scholarship in 2011 at the School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, University College Cork. Her PhD investigated Antimicrobial Stewardship in Ireland with a focus on long-term care facilities. Antimicrobial stewardship involves optimising the prescribing and surveillance of antimicrobials, and developing interventions to support appropriate antimicrobial use. Aoife has published and collaborated in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and continues to conduct research and contribute to policy and practice 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. 


Antimicrobial Stewardship and Patient experience of AMR and Sepsis:
Following on from PhD research investigating antimicrobial stewardship in long term care facilities, Aoife continues to investigate opportunities for Antimicrobial Stewardship in hospital, long term care and primary care settings. This includes investigations of the impact of point of care test diagnostics and enhanced surveillance measures to monitor antimicrobial prescribing trends. Aoife was a Principal Investigator for a feasibility trial evaluating the impact of procalcitonin as a biomarker for infection and it's impact on antimicrobial prescribing in the hospital setting - this was a multidisciplinary, collaborative trial.
Aoife collaborates nationally and internationally on AMS research. Her collaborations include the following:
Cara Network collaboration on antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship interventions in primary care with Professor Akke Vellinga, University College Dublin. 
VALUE-Dx European trial PRUDENCE: Platform Randomised controlled trial of point of care Diagnostics for Enhancing the quality of aNtibiotic prescribing for Community acquired acute respiratory tract infection (CA-ARTI) in ambulatory care in Europe.
Investigating the impact of point-of-care diagnostic testing for respiratory tract infections in primary care to improve the appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing. 
Investigation of the factors influencing antimicrobial prescribing in long term care facilities with researchers.

Aoife has investigated the impact of the COVID-19 on community pharmacists' experiences wellbeing with colleagues at the School of Pharmacy UCC and presented this research nationally. 

Education of future healthcare professionals on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship is vital to preparing them to address these global challenges. Research has been undertaken research to map the undergraduate antimicrobial education curriculum to key competency frameworks has been undertaken. Qualitative research of educators views of antimicrobial education, and evaluation of critical reasoning skills in pharmacy student education has been conducted and presented. 

Aoife is a member of the Pharmacist Antimicrobial Stewardship Network (PAMS-Net) and contributes regularly to PAMS-Net educational events and webinars. She has been involved in several Antimicrobial Awareness initiatives with healthcare students in UCC to promote awareness of antimicrobial resistance and appropriate use of antimicrobials. 

Aoife was nominated to the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Council as a member in February 2023.  The BSAC Council is a multidisciplinary network of antimicrobial stewardship leaders, with representation from all key stakeholders. The Council contributes to the development of global Antimicrobial Stewardship networks, development of initiatives to optimise antimicrobial use, support educational resources and advocacy activities.

Aoife is currently Principal Investigator for a qualitative research study capturing patient stories and experiences of sepsis and antimicrobial resistant infections. This is a collaborative research project with co-investigators in the School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health UCC, as well as clinicians from medicine, nursing and public health. This work will inform the development of future strategies to improve public awareness of AMR and sepsis, and improve communication and education of patients as they experience these infections. 

Vaccines uptake:
Aoife has a growing research interest in the field of vaccines uptake, addressing vaccine hesitancy and the potential for vaccines as an antimicrobial stewardship strategy. She is involved in several collaborations evaluating the role of the health care professional in vaccines promotion and investigating vaccines hesitancy in Ireland. She has developed a CPD programme for pharmacists on this topic in collaboration with the IPU Academy. She has conducted several research studies investigating the factors influencing vaccines uptake with the public and provision of information by healthcare professionals. 
Aoife is a Co-Investigator on the All Ireland Vaccines Training Alliance (AIVRT) which is a HEA funded North-South Ireland Research Programme with researchers in UCC, UCD, TCD and QUB.

Pharmacists in Research:
Pharmacists are an integral, front line provider of healthcare and support to patients and other health care professionals in primary and secondary care. In order to evaluate the potential for developing pharmacists roles, Aoife is involved in several qualitative research projects investigating the uptake of pharmacists interventions in the hospital setting, provision of vaccines information and antimicrobial stewardship.
Aoife is an advocate and supporter of pharmacists undertaking part-time PhD research to develop their research skills and make an impact on patient care in their practice. She is currently supervising several Pharmacists undertaking research on antimicrobial stewardship, vaccination uptake, medication safety as well as other clinical areas. Aoife has successfully secured funding to support pharmacists undertake doctoral research in their clinical practice settings to optimise patient safety, antimicrobial stewardship and the development of pharmacy practice. 

Vice Head for Interprofessional Learning:
As Vice Head for Interprofessional Learning in the College of Medicine and Health, and Interprofessional Learning Coordinator in the School of Pharmacy, Aoife has been developing  opportunities for healthcare students to engage and collaborate with students from other disciplines such as Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Medical imaging and Diagnostic Radiography, and Dietetics. She is Chair of the UCC College of Medicine and Health Interprofessional Learning Development Committee and collaborates with colleagues across all disciplines to design and develop new offerings for IPL. Aoife chaired and hosted the inaugural All Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge for Students (AIPEC) 2022. This was an all-island, intervarsity challenge whereby students presented a patient care plan that they had developed collaboratively. Aoife has been successful in securing funding to develop IPL training opportunities for colleagues facilitating IPL. 

Aoife was appointed to the Board of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) UK in January 2024. CAIPE is the leading organisation in the UK for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP). Established in 1987, CAIPE is a UK-based charity with international outreach whose members (individuals, service users, students and corporate organisations) work together to promote and develop the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities through interprofessional education, collaborative practice and related research facilitating the development of a workforce fit for purpose.

Postgraduate and Research supervision:
Doctoral students supervised to completion:
Dr Sarah Marshall
Dr Frank O'Riordan

Current Doctoral Students:
Ms Patricia Sheehan
Ms Mala Shah
Ms Aoife Delaney
Ms Sarah Fenton
Dr Chikondi Kandulu

Total career publications: 36
h index: 14
Total citations: 873

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aoife_Fleming
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ynENMzEAAAAJ&hl=en


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
Strategic planning seminar for the development of Interprofessional Learning sessions in the College of Medicine and HealthThe National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education€1,000.00
Practitioner Antibiotic and Antipsychotic Treatment Trends for Residents in Nursing homes (PAATTERN).Merck Sharp & Dohme05-JUN-23€20,000.00
COMH Summer Undergraduate Research ExperienceCollege of Medicine & Health01-JUN-2031-AUG-20€1,600.00
All Ireland Vaccine Research and Training Alliance (AIVRT)Higher Education Authority (HEA)01-JAN-23€176,212.00
National Cancer Control Programme, HSE. Quality Assurance standards in hospital pharmacy aseptic compounding units.Health Service Executive03-JAN-22€37,342.00
National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Conference funding: All Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge for students 2022National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education01-FEB-2207-APR-23€2,500.00
UCC College of Medicine and Health Employment ScholarshipMedication Safety in the hospital setting.College of Medicine & Health04-JUL-22€25,000.00
UCC COMH Employment Scholarship; Antimicrobial stewardship in primary care settings.College of Medicine & Health01-APR-21€25,000.00
NAIRTL National Seminar Series: Making the Most of Interprofessional Learning - A Professional Development Seminar for Academic and Clinical StaffNAIRTL03-SEP-1920-DEC-19€1,000.00
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 Antimicrobial Stewardship in long term care facilities'
Aoife Fleming (2018) 'Chapter 17 Antimicrobial Stewardship in long term care facilities' In: Prof Dilip Nathwani (eds). British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC): Antimicrobial Stewardship from Principles to Practice. United Kingdom: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2024)'Development of a student intervarsity interprofessional healthcare team challenge to promote collaboration and teamwork'
A Fleming, O Mongan, M McCarthy, M O'Donnell, A Lydon, E McGowan, Judith Strawbridge, Christine McAuliffe, K Frazer, R Murphy, P McCague (2024) 'Development of a student intervarsity interprofessional healthcare team challenge to promote collaboration and teamwork'. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice,   [DOI] [Details]
(2024)'Trends in antibiotic prescribing in primary care out-of-hours doctors' services in Ireland'
Shah M;Barbosa TM;Stack G;Fleming A; (2024) 'Trends in antibiotic prescribing in primary care out-of-hours doctors' services in Ireland'. Jac-Antimicrobial Resistance, 6 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Identifying intervention strategies to improve HPV vaccine decision-making using behaviour change theory'
Marshall S, Fleming A, Sahm LF, Moore A. (2023) 'Identifying intervention strategies to improve HPV vaccine decision-making using behaviour change theory'. Vaccine, 41 (7):1368-1377   [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Quality assurance standards and their use in the preparation of parenteral systemic anticancer therapy products in healthcare establishments: a scoping review'
Kevin D Murphy, Cian O' Mahony, Megan McCarthy, Mohamad M Saab, Teresa M Barbosa, Aoife Fleming, Patrick Cotter, Brendan Noonan, Elizabeth Breen, Grant Carroll, AnneMarie De Frein, Patricia Heckmann, Margaret Triggs, Laura Sahm. (2023) 'Quality assurance standards and their use in the preparation of parenteral systemic anticancer therapy products in healthcare establishments: a scoping review'. European Journal Of Hospital Pharmacy, [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Clinical interprofessional education for integrated care: Articulating competencies'
Joy A;Fleming A; (2023) 'Clinical interprofessional education for integrated care: Articulating competencies'. The clinical teacher, [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Development of a pilot interprofessional education workshop for healthcare students and assessment of interprofessional collaborative competency attainment'
Aoife Fleming, Carmel Buckley, Susan Kamal, Nora McCarthy, Caroline Dalton-O’Connor, Jennifer Daly, Maria Roura, Mairead Harding, Teresa Wills, Olivia Wall, HSE/UCC IPE Development Group, and Rena Young. (2023) 'Development of a pilot interprofessional education workshop for healthcare students and assessment of interprofessional collaborative competency attainment'. Journal of Interprofessional Care,   [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Point prevalence audit surveys of respiratory tract infection consultations and antibiotic prescribing in primary care before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland'
Shah M;Fleming A;Barbosa TM;van der Velden AW;Parveen S;Vellinga A; (2023) 'Point prevalence audit surveys of respiratory tract infection consultations and antibiotic prescribing in primary care before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'The protected antimicrobial process in a University Teaching Hospital: a qualitative interview study exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of healthcare professionals'
Edel Burton, Michelle O'Driscoll, Aoife Fleming (2022) 'The protected antimicrobial process in a University Teaching Hospital: a qualitative interview study exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of healthcare professionals'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'Human factors and patient safety in undergraduate healthcare education: A systematic review'
Sheehan P, Joy A, Fleming A, Vosper H, McCarthy S. (2022) 'Human factors and patient safety in undergraduate healthcare education: A systematic review'. Human Factors, 2   [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'Supporting pharmacy students' preparation for an entry-to-practice OSCE using video cases'
Michelle Flood, Judith Strawbridge, Eimear Ní Sheachnasaigh, Theo Ryan, Laura J Sahm, Aoife Fleming, James Barlow. (2022) 'Supporting pharmacy students' preparation for an entry-to-practice OSCE using video cases'. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning,   [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'A Video-Based Behavioral Intervention Associated with Improved HPV Knowledge and Intention to Vaccinate'
Sarah Marshall, Anne C Moore, Aoife Fleming, Laura J Sahm (2022) 'A Video-Based Behavioral Intervention Associated with Improved HPV Knowledge and Intention to Vaccinate'. Vaccines, 10   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Quality indicators for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes: a systematic review'
O'Riordan, Frank; Shiely, Frances; Byrne, Stephen; Fleming, Aoife (2021) 'Quality indicators for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes: a systematic review'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 76 (6):1406-1419 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2021)'Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccines: Point Prevalence Survey of Vaccine Hesitancy in an Irish Population'
Marshall S, Moore AC, Sahm LJ, Fleming A. (2021) 'Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccines: Point Prevalence Survey of Vaccine Hesitancy in an Irish Population'. Pharmacy, 9 (4)   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in Enterobacterales and Enterococcus faecium: a time series analysis'
O'Riordan F, Shiely F, Byrne S, O'Brien D, Ronayne A, Fleming A. (2021) 'Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in Enterobacterales and Enterococcus faecium: a time series analysis'. Journal of Hospital Infection, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Factors affecting physician implementation of hospital pharmacists' medication appropriateness recommendations in older adults'
Dalton K;Fleming A;O'Mahony D;Byrne S; (2021) 'Factors affecting physician implementation of hospital pharmacists' medication appropriateness recommendations in older adults'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'A qualitative study of the views of healthcare professionals on providing vaccines information to patients'
Loftus R;Sahm LJ;Fleming A; (2021) 'A qualitative study of the views of healthcare professionals on providing vaccines information to patients'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'A qualitative process evaluation of the introduction of procalcitonin testing as an antimicrobial stewardship intervention'
O'Riordan F;Shiely F;Byrne S;Fleming A; (2020) 'A qualitative process evaluation of the introduction of procalcitonin testing as an antimicrobial stewardship intervention'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Aspirin compared to enoxaparin or rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis following hip and knee replacement'
Ní Cheallaigh, Sadhbh; Fleming, Aoife; Dahly, Darren; Kehoe, Eimear; O’Byrne, John M.; McGrath, Brid; O’Connell, Charles; Sahm, Laura J. (2020) 'Aspirin compared to enoxaparin or rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis following hip and knee replacement'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 42 :853-860 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)'Organization and training at national level of antimicrobial stewardship and infection control activities in Europe: an ESCMID cross-sectional survey'
Maraolo AE;Ong DSY;Cimen C;Howard P;Kofteridis DP;Schouten J;Mutters NT;Pulcini C; ; (2019) 'Organization and training at national level of antimicrobial stewardship and infection control activities in Europe: an ESCMID cross-sectional survey'. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology, 38 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'An investigation of the effects of procalcitonin testing on antimicrobial prescribing in respiratory tract infections in an Irish university hospital setting: a feasibility study'
O'Riordan F; Shiely F; Byrne S; O'Brien D; Palmer B; Dahly D; O'Connor TM; Curran D; Fleming A; (2019) 'An investigation of the effects of procalcitonin testing on antimicrobial prescribing in respiratory tract infections in an Irish university hospital setting: a feasibility study'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 74 :3352-3361 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)'A systematic approach to map the adolescent human papillomavirus vaccine decision and identify intervention strategies to address vaccine hesitancy'
Marshall S.;Sahm L.;Moore A.;Fleming A. (2019) 'A systematic approach to map the adolescent human papillomavirus vaccine decision and identify intervention strategies to address vaccine hesitancy'. Journal of Public Health, 177 :71-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Medication reconciliation: time to save? A cross-sectional study from one acute hospital'
Walsh EK;Kirby A;Kearney PM;Bradley CP;Fleming A;O'Connor KA;Halleran C;Cronin T;Calnan E;Sheehan P;Galvin L;Byrne D;Sahm LJ; (2019) 'Medication reconciliation: time to save? A cross-sectional study from one acute hospital'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Aspirin compared to enoxaparin or rivaroxaban for the prevention of VTE following hip and knee replacement – a retrospective cohort study in Ireland'
S Ní Cheallaigh, E Kehoe, C O’Connell, A Fleming, LJ Sahm. (2019) 'Aspirin compared to enoxaparin or rivaroxaban for the prevention of VTE following hip and knee replacement – a retrospective cohort study in Ireland'. European Journal Of Hospital Pharmacy, 26 (A288) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'An audit of the use of direct oral anticoagulants in the Mercy University Hospital. Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference 2018, NCVO, Society Building, London, UK, 14th December 2018: 'Person-centred Care in the Digital Age: Nudge, Nudge, Tweet, Tweet''
Fleming Aoife, Halleran Ciaran, Cagney Emma. (2019) 'An audit of the use of direct oral anticoagulants in the Mercy University Hospital. Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference 2018, NCVO, Society Building, London, UK, 14th December 2018: 'Person-centred Care in the Digital Age: Nudge, Nudge, Tweet, Tweet''. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 28 Suppl 1 [DOI] [Details]
(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] [Full Text] [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, Sarah; Fleming, Aoife; Moore, Anne C.; Sahm, Laura J. (2017) 'Acceptability of microneedle-patch vaccines: A qualitative analysis of the opinions of parents'. Vaccine, 35 (37):4896-4904   [DOI] [Full Text] [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] [Full Text] [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
(2024)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) Annual Conference, ‘Sustainable Development in Healthcare’ April 2024
Patricia Sheehan, Aoife Fleming, Aislinn Joy, Suzanne McCarthy (2024) Perceptions of human factors and patient safety in undergraduate healthcare education: A pharmacy perspective Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) Annual Conference, ‘Sustainable Development in Healthcare’ April 2024 [Details]
(2024)Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED) Annual Conference 2024
Patricia Sheehan, Aoife Fleming, Suzanne McCarthy, Aislinn Joy (2024) Perceptions of human factors and patient safety in undergraduate healthcare education: A multidisciplinary perspective Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED) Annual Conference 2024 [Details]
(2023)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice 2023
Clarke Kevin, Weedle Peter, Fleming Aoife. (2023) Anticholinergic cognitive burden score in a cohort of nursing home patients; an observational study.  Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice 2023 [Details]
(2022)Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED) Annual Conference 2022
Patricia Sheehan, Aoife Fleming, Aislinn Joy, Helen Vosper, Suzanne McCarthy (2022) Human factors and patient safety in undergraduate healthcare education: a systematic review Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED) Annual Conference 2022 [Details]
(2023)British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Spring Conference 2023
Fleming A, Monaghan A, Benjamin Payne N, Shah M, Barbosa TM. (2023) A qualitative study investigating the views of nurses and doctors on the management of urinary tract infections in long-term care facilities British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Spring Conference 2023   [DOI] [Details]
(2023)European Congress of Radiology
N. Moore, T. Foley, T. O'Sullivan, M. F. McEntee, R. Young, I. Hartigan, T. O'Rourke, A. Fleming, A. Cole (2023) Understanding dementia together - Evaluation of an interdisciplinary workshop European Congress of Radiology   [DOI] [Details]
(2023)Trinity International Research Conference
Dr Teresa Wills, Dr Caroline Dalton O’Connor, Ms Carmel Buckley NMPDU, Ms Rena Young, Dr Aoife Fleming, Professor Máiréad Harding, Dr Nora McCarthy Dr Juliette Buckley, Dr Elaine Walsh, Dr Janas Harrington. (2023) Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in Healthcare Initiative Trinity International Research Conference [Details]
(2023)Irish Network for Healthcare Educators Conference 2023. (INHED)
Fleming A, Buckley C, Kamal S, McCarthy N, Dalton-O’Connor C, Daly J, Roura M, Harding M, Wills T, Wall O, HSE/UCC IPE Development Group, Young R. (2023) Healthcare student feedback on an Interprofessional Education workshop and assessment of interprofessional collaborative competency attainment Irish Network for Healthcare Educators Conference 2023. (INHED) [Details]
(2023)Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Conference 2023 (INHED)
Fleming A, Mongan O, McCarthy M, O’Donnell M, Lydon A, McGowan E, Strawbridge J, McAuliffe C, Strawbridge J, Frazer K, McCague P. (2023) Health and social care student feedback on participating in AIPEC; ​ the All Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare team Challenge Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Conference 2023 (INHED) [Details]
(2022)British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Winter Conference 2021
Fleming A, Keane O, Nguyen L, Burke D, Barbosa TM. (2022) A qualitative exploration of antimicrobial stewardship and resistance education in undergraduate healthcare professional programmes British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Winter Conference 2021 [DOI] [Details]
(2022)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference
Fleming A, Barbosa TM, O'Driscoll Casanoves P (2022) Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship educational competency frameworks for undergraduate healthcare education Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference [Details]
(2022)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice 2022
Horgan M, Halleran C, Fleming A. (2022) A feasibility study of a pharmacist-led proton pump inhibitor deprescribing intervention in older patients in an Irish hospital Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice 2022 , pp.i3-i4   [DOI] [Details]
(2022)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice 2022
Balchaites A, McCarthy S, Fleming A. (2022) Exploring the human factors of medication errors in community pharmacy: a mixed methods stud Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice 2022 , pp.i39-i40   [DOI] [Details]
(2022)British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Winter conference
Barbosa TM, Fleming A, Crowley E, O'Connor A, Costello L, McCarthy S. (2022) An evaluation of antimicrobial stewardship education in the School of Pharmacy of an Irish university—a mixed methods study British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Winter conference [DOI] [Details]
(2021)SPHeRE 7th Annual Conference 2021: The value of research and evidence in a crisis
Fleming A, McCarthy S, Murphy C, Kenny C, Dalton K. (2021) A mixed methods study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on community pharmacy practice and pharmacist wellbeing SPHeRE 7th Annual Conference 2021: The value of research and evidence in a crisis Ireland, , 23-FEB-21 [Details]
(2021)European Society for Clinical Pharmacy
Fleming A, McCarthy S, Murphy C, Kenny C, Dalton K. (2021) A survey of Irish community pharmacists to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on pharmacist well-being and pharmacy practice European Society for Clinical Pharmacy   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy
Dalton K, McCarthy S, Fleming A. (2021) Exploring community pharmacists’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic European Society of Clinical Pharmacy   [Details]
(2021)INHED 2021
Barbosa TM, Fleming A, Crowley E, O'Connor A, Costello L, McCarthy S. (2021) An evaluation of antimicrobial stewardship education in the School of Pharmacy UCC: a mixed methods evaluation INHED 2021 Dublin virtual, [Details]
(2021)Lifelong Learning in Pharmacy June 2021
Fleming A, Sahm LJ, Loftus R. (2021) Providing vaccines information to patients: What influences healthcare professionals? Lifelong Learning in Pharmacy June 2021   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)Lifelong Learning in Pharmacy June 2021
Fleming A, Moore AC, Hoctor L, Marshall S, Loftus R, Stack G, Sahm LJ. (2021) A continuing professional development programme for pharmacists on adolescent and adult vaccines in Ireland Lifelong Learning in Pharmacy June 2021   [DOI] [Details]
(2021)Lifelong Learning in Pharmacy June 2021
Fleming A, O'Driscoll M, da Mata C (2021) Cultivating collaborative patient care:An interprofessional learning experience for undergraduate pharmacy and dentistry students Lifelong Learning in Pharmacy June 2021 [Details]
(2021)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 32nd Annual Scientific meeting Jun2021
Burton E, O'Driscoll M, O'Riordan F, O'Brien D, Halleran C, Fleming A. (2021) The protected antimicrobial process: Knowledge, attitudes and experiences of healthcare professionals in an Irish hospital Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 32nd Annual Scientific meeting Jun2021 [Details]
(2021)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management - PRIMM 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Virtual, 11 June 2021: Big Data: Is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation?
O'Reilly A, Barbosa TM, Fleming A. (2021) An investigation of the impact of a pharmacist led education intervention to promote the use of electronic antibacterial prescribing features in an Irish hospital Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management - PRIMM 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Virtual, 11 June 2021: Big Data: Is it the Future of Medicines Optimisation? [DOI] [Details]
(2020)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 31st Annual Scientific meeting Jan2020
Barbosa TM, O'Regan U, Fleming A. (2020) A study of antibiotic use in an Irish community pharmacy Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 31st Annual Scientific meeting Jan2020 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)INMED 2018: Clinical Supervision: What Works, How And Why?
Aoife Fleming, Aislinn Joy, Elizabeth Barron, Laura Sahm (2018) Interprofessional Learning for Pharmacy students – an opportunity for enhanced student experiential learning INMED 2018: Clinical Supervision: What Works, How And Why?   [Details]
(2020)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2020
O'Riordan F, Fleming A, Byrne S, Shiely F. (2020) A process evaluation of a feasibility study of the introduction of procalcitonin testing in an Irish University Hospital Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2020 [DOI] [Details]
(2020)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 31st Annual Scientific meeting Jan2020
Barbosa TM, O'Regan U, Fleming A. (2020) A national survey of Irish community pharmacists' antimicrobial stewardship views and activity Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 31st Annual Scientific meeting Jan2020 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ECCMID 2019
Fleming Aoife, O'Regan Una, Barbosa Teresa. (2019) National survey of Irish Community Pharmacists regarding their antimicrobial stewardship activities and views 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ECCMID 2019 Amsterdam, [Details]
(2019)29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ECCMID 2019
Barbosa Teresa, O'Regan Una, Fleming Aoife (2019) A study of antibiotic use in an Irish community pharmacy 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ECCMID 2019 [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)INMED 2018
Fleming A, Joy A, Barron E, Sahm LJ. (2018) Interprofessional Learning for Pharmacy students – an opportunity for enhanced student experiential learning INMED 2018 [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]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2023)Sepsis: a guide for pharmacists.
Fleming Aoife, Horgan Sinead, Quigley Lorna, McCarthy Denise. (2023) Sepsis: a guide for pharmacists. Irish Pharmacy Union Review: Review Articles [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]

Other

 YearPublication
(2023)Using a Human Factors and Ergonomic methodology to reduce medication errors in a hospital setting; a systematic review. PROSPERO 2023 CRD42023417909.
Aoife Delaney, Suzanne McCarthy, Kirstyn James, Aoife Fleming. (2023) Using a Human Factors and Ergonomic methodology to reduce medication errors in a hospital setting; a systematic review. PROSPERO 2023 CRD42023417909. Other   [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2022Professional Skills for Research Leaders University College Cork
2020Aurora Leadership Programme for Women Scholarship 2020-21 University College Cork
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 /
Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education Member03-APR-23 /
British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Member/
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Member/
United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
COMH Teaching and Curriculum Development Committee Member2024 /
Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) Board Member2024 /
School of Pharmacy Student Experience Committee Member2023 /
Interprofessional Learning Development Committee Chair2023 /
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Council member2023 /
University College Cork Social Research Ethics Committee Member2022 /
SPHeRE Academic Review Panel (Structured Population and Health Services Research Education) Academic Reviewer2021 /
Pharmacy Registration Examination working group Member2021 /
School of Pharmacy Teaching & Curriculum Committee Member2020 /
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 /
University College Cork Vice Head for Interprofessional Learning02-JAN-23 /
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
2019University College Cork Diploma in Teaching and LearningTeaching & Learning
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 Peer Reviewer01-AUG-14 -
Journal Of Interprofessional Care Peer Reviewer05-DEC-22 -
Antibiotics-Basel Guest Editor03-JAN-22 -
International Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy Peer Reviewer01-FEB-12 -
Drugs & Aging Peer Reviewer-
Journal Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Peer Reviewer-

Other Activities

 Description

HR Staff Development Course - Effective Employee.

OSCE-ology course June 2021

Health Professional Assessment Consultancy OSCE Masterclass 2021.

Health Professional Assessment Consultancy Foundations of Assessment course 2020.

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 MPharm Director and is involved in teaching on the undergraduate Pharmacy Masters programme (MPharm) and the Masters in Clinical Pharmacy at UCC.
She has coordinated several modules at undergraduate level:
PF3011 Professional Practice III,
PF4013 Clinical Pharmacy Practice I
PF6400 Clinical Pharmacy Practice II
PF4010 Organisation and Management skills.

and postgraduate level:
PF6009 MSc Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy I.

Her teaching interests include:
- Vice Head for Interprofessional Learning: the development and facilitation of Interprofessional Learning sessions, including patient-facing, experiential-learning sessions.
- IPL in clinical setting, patient-facing in the Mercy University Hospital between Pharmacy and Medical Students as a joint venture with the School of Medicine.
- the development and facilitation of IPL sessions for Pharmacy and Dentistry students, UCC.
- Antimicrobial stewardship and optimisation
- Treatment of renal disease, prescribing in renal impairment
- Respiratory conditions: COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis
- Prescribing in pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Safe prescribing, Medication Safety
- Dispensing training for pharmacy students


She holds a Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning from University College Cork. She is a member of the Pharmacy Education Research Group, School of Pharmacy, UCC.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2022Frank O'Riordan University College CorkPHDAn investigation into Antimicrobial Stewardship opportunities in the Irish hospital setting.
2020Sarah Marshall University College CorkPHDExploring vaccine decision-making to identify and address barriers to vaccine uptake in Ireland

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Shah Mala Madhusudan Doctoral Degree
Sheehan Patricia Brid Doctoral Degree

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Stephen Byrne UCCIRELAND
Dr Frances Shiely School Public Health, CRF-C, University College CorkIRELAND
Dr Suzanne McCarthy University College CorkIRELAND
Dr Kieran Dalton University College CorkIRELAND
Dr Anne Moore UCCIRELAND
Dr Laura Sahm UCCIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Akke Vellinga University College DublinIRELAND
Dr Sheila Faherty Atlantic Technological UniversityIRELAND
Dr Debbie Corcoran Atlantic Technological UniversityIRELAND
Dr Robin Jump Center for Health Equity Research & Promotion VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemU.S.A.
Dr Sibyl Anthierens University of AntwerpBELGIUM
Dr Marta Wanat University of OxfordENGLAND

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