Research Profile

Suzanne McCarthy

Biography

Total Career Publications: 77
Total Citations: 1544

Dr Suzanne McCarthy is a senior lecturer in clinical pharmacy practice at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork.

She has 15 years of experience in developing and delivering evidence-based education to pharmacy students.

Dr McCarthy has an established track-record in research; she has published extensively in medical and pharmacy journals, has supervised many PhD students, MSc students and undergraduate research students, and has successfully secured research funding from numerous sources including EU-funding, national funding bodies including HRB, the HSE and industry-sponsored funding. Her areas of research include: patient safety and medication safety, mental health, healthcare education.

Dr McCarthy also has 20 years of clinical experience, working in both hospital and community pharmacy. She has worked as a pharmacist in Kings College Hospital, London, the Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St. Thomas NHS Trust, London, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, London and Cork University Hospital. She has also experience of working as a locum pharmacist in community pharmacy. 


Research Interests

Patient Safety and Medication Safety
Patient safety and medication safety are of utmost importance in healthcare, as they are critical components of providing high-quality care to patients. Medication safety is a component of patient safety and it specifically focuses on the prevention of medication errors, such as prescribing errors, dispensing errors, administration errors, and monitoring errors, which can lead to adverse drug events (ADEs) and harm to patients. 

I have conducted many research projects in the area of medication safety, utilising different methodologies including the use of big data and qualitative research. 

Examples of research:
1. Improving medication safety in Intensive Care Units
I conducted this research as one of the lead researcher in the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists Special Interest Group for the Investigation of Medication Errors in Intensive Care Units. Research conducted included several literature reviews, surveyI presented this workults at the EAHP Conference Lisbon March 2023, official report publication and related work:
McCarthy S, Laaksonen R, Silvari V. Transition of care from adult intensive care settings - implementing interventions to improve medication safety and patient outcomes. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022 Aug;31(8):565-568. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014443. Epub 2022 May 4. PMID: 35508374.

2. Examining the long-term safety of methylphenidate in ADHD.
This was a multinational, multidisciplinary research project which examined the safety of long-term use of methylphenidate in ADHD. It comprised several research projects including pharmacoepidemiology studies using big-data and naturalistic pharmacovigilance trials. The project has produced several publications including:
   
Man, K. K. et al. Long-term safety of methylphenidate in children and adolescents with ADHD: Results of a two-year naturalistic pharmacovigilance study. The Lancet Psychiatry (2023).

McCarthy, S. et al. Effects of long-term methylphenidate use on growth and blood pressure: results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS). BMC psychiatry 18, 1-10 (2018).

3. Deprescribing interventions to improve medication safety
Deprescribing is the process of reducing or stopping medications that may no longer be necessary or beneficial for a patient. This is typically done to improve the safe use of medicines by reducing the risk of adverse effects, drug interactions, or to simplify a patient's medication regimen. Deprescribing is an important aspect of medication management, particularly for older adults who may be taking multiple medications for multiple chronic conditions. Research in this area by my PhD student Clara Heinrich has focused on deprescribing interventions to older patients in long-term care facilities. This work has produced several including

Heinrich, C. H., McHugh, S., McCarthy, S. & Donovan, M. D. Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in long-term care: A qualitative investigation into the opinions of healthcare professionals in Ireland. Plos one 17, e0274552 (2022).

Heinrich, C. H., McCarthy, S., McHugh, S. & Donovan, M. D. Identification of Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Frail Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care: A Retrospective Chart Review Study. Drugs-Real World Outcomes 10, 97-106 (2023).             

4. Human Factors Research 
Human factors can be defined as “the environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics which influence behaviour at work in a way which can affect health and safety.” The importance of human factors as it relates to patient safety cannot be underestimated, yet it is a relatively new concept within healthcare research compared to its prominence within other high-risk industries such as aviation. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs Use Chronic Effects.European Union01-NOV-1030-APR-16€79,200.00
Epidemiology of ADHD Pharmacological treatments in Childern and Adults in UK Primary Care.Foreign Research Institute10-JUN-0931-JAN-23€13,000.00
HRB "SSS/2014/782 Pearl Prendergast - Dr Suzanne McCarthy" - "Health literacy and medication adherence among older community dwelling adults"Health Research Board09-JUN-1405-SEP-14€2,000.00
The role of trigger drugs in identifying adverse drug events.Health Research Board16-AUG-1017-SEP-10€1,250.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Veterinary Medicines'
Gaughan,D; McCarthy,S. (2011) 'Veterinary Medicines' In: Pharmacy and Medicines Law in Ireland. London: Pharmaceutical Prescc. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2023)'Identification of Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Frail Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care: A Retrospective Chart Review Study'
Heinrich, CH;McCarthy, S;McHugh, S;Donovan, MD (2023) 'Identification of Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Frail Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care: A Retrospective Chart Review Study'. Drugs-Real World Outcomes, [DOI] [Details]
(2023)'Long-term safety of methylphenidate in children and adolescents with ADHD: Results of a two-year naturalistic pharmacovigilance study'
Man, Kenneth KC,Häge, Alexander,Banaschewski, Tobias,Inglis, Sarah K,Buitelaar, Jan,Carucci, Sara,Danckaerts, Marina,Dittmann, Ralf W,Falissard, Bruno,Garas, Peter (2023) 'Long-term safety of methylphenidate in children and adolescents with ADHD: Results of a two-year naturalistic pharmacovigilance study'. The Lancet Psychiatry, [Details]
(2022)'Human factors and patient safety in undergraduate healthcare education: a systematic review'
Sheehan, Patricia,Joy, Aislinn,Fleming, Aoife,Vosper, Helen,McCarthy, Suzanne (2022) 'Human factors and patient safety in undergraduate healthcare education: a systematic review'. Human Factors in Healthcare, [Details]
(2022)'Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in long-term care facilities: a 'best-fit' framework synthesis of the qualitative evidence'
Heinrich, CH;Hurley, E;McCarthy, S;McHugh, S;Donovan, MD (2022) 'Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in long-term care facilities: a 'best-fit' framework synthesis of the qualitative evidence'. Age and Ageing, 51 [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Establishing an Electronic Referral System from Speech and Language Therapy to Pharmacy to Improve Medication Administration in Patients with Dysphagia in an Acute Hospital Setting'
Robinson, S;Hosford, J;McCarthy, S (2021) 'Establishing an Electronic Referral System from Speech and Language Therapy to Pharmacy to Improve Medication Administration in Patients with Dysphagia in an Acute Hospital Setting'. Dysphagia, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve parental knowledge and management practices of fever'
Kelly M.;Sahm L.;McCarthy S.;O'Sullivan R.;Mc Gillicuddy A.;Shiely F. (2019) 'Randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve parental knowledge and management practices of fever'. BMC Pediatrics, 19 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Impact of a Universal Medication Schedule on rationalising and understanding of medication; a randomised controlled trial'
McManus, E;McCarthy, S;Carson, R;Sahm, LJ (2018) 'Impact of a Universal Medication Schedule on rationalising and understanding of medication; a randomised controlled trial'. Research In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap, 14 :831-838 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Effects of long-term methylphenidate use on growth and blood pressure: results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)'
McCarthy, S;Neubert, A;Man, KKC;Banaschewski, T;Buitelaar, J;Carucci, S;Coghill, D;Danckaerts, M;Falissard, B;Garas, P;Hage, A;Hollis, C;Inglis, S;Kovshoff, H;Liddle, E;Mechler, K;Nagy, P;Rosenthal, E;Schlack, R;Sonuga-Barke, E;Zuddas, A;Wong, ICK (2018) 'Effects of long-term methylphenidate use on growth and blood pressure: results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)'. BMC Psychiatry, 18 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'You Don't Feel: The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'
Murphy KD;Lambert S;McCarthy S;Sahm LJ;Byrne S; (2017) 'You Don't Feel: The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 50 (2):121-128 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Association of Risk of Suicide Attempts With Methylphenidate Treatment'
Man, KKC;Coghill, D;Chan, EW;Lau, WCY;Hollis, C;Liddle, E;Banaschewski, T;McCarthy, S;Neubert, A;Sayal, K;Ip, P;Schuemie, MJ;Sturkenboom, MCJM;Sonuga-Barke, E;Buitelaar, J;Carucci, S;Zuddas, A;Kovshoff, H;Garas, P;Nagy, P;Inglis, SK;Konrad, K;Hage, A;Rosenthal, E;Wong, ICK (2017) 'Association of Risk of Suicide Attempts With Methylphenidate Treatment'. Jama Psychiatry, 74 :1048-1055 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs on fever: a cross-sectional study in Ireland'
Kelly M;Sahm LJ;Shiely F;O'Sullivan R;de Bont EG;Mc Gillicuddy A;Herlihy R;Dahly D;McCarthy S; (2017) 'Parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs on fever: a cross-sectional study in Ireland'. Bmj Open, 7 (7) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Cardiovascular Effects of Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Trials of Methylphenidate, Amphetamines and Atomoxetine'
Hennissen, Leonie; Bakker, Mireille J.; Banaschewski, Tobias; Carucci, Sara; Coghill, David; Danckaerts, Marina; Dittmann, Ralf W.; Hollis, Chris; Kovshoff, Hanna; McCarthy, Suzanne; Nagy, Peter; Sonuga-Barke, Edmund; Wong, Ian C. K.; Zuddas, Alessandro; Rosenthal, Eric; Buitelaar, Jan K. (2017) 'Cardiovascular Effects of Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Trials of Methylphenidate, Amphetamines and Atomoxetine'. Cns Drugs, 31 (3):199-215 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Paediatric Patient Safety and the Need for Aviation Black Box Thinking to Learn From and Prevent Medication Errors'
Huynh, C;Wong, ICK;Correa-West, J;Terry, D;McCarthy, S (2017) 'Paediatric Patient Safety and the Need for Aviation Black Box Thinking to Learn From and Prevent Medication Errors'. Pediatric Drugs, 19 :99-105 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents regarding fever in children: a Danish interview study'
Sahm LJ;Kelly M;McCarthy S;O'Sullivan R;Shiely F;Rømsing J; (2016) 'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents regarding fever in children: a Danish interview study'. Acta Paediatrica, 105 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Structured Pharmacist Review of Medication in Older Hospitalised Patients: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis'
Gallagher J;O'Sullivan D;McCarthy S;Gillespie P;Woods N;O'Mahony D;Byrne S; (2016) 'Structured Pharmacist Review of Medication in Older Hospitalised Patients: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis'. Drugs & Aging, 33 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Reports of Perceived Adverse Events of Stimulant Medication on Cognition, Motivation, and Mood: Qualitative Investigation and the Generation of Items for the Medication and Cognition Rating Scale'
Kovshoff H;Banaschewski T;Buitelaar JK;Carucci S;Coghill D;Danckaerts M;Dittmann RW;Falissard B;Grimshaw DG;Hollis C;Inglis S;Konrad K;Liddle E;McCarthy S;Nagy P;Thompson M;Wong IC;Zuddas A;Sonuga-Barke EJ; (2016) 'Reports of Perceived Adverse Events of Stimulant Medication on Cognition, Motivation, and Mood: Qualitative Investigation and the Generation of Items for the Medication and Cognition Rating Scale'. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 26 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Drivers for inappropriate fever management in children: a systematic review'
Kelly, M.,McCarthy, S.,O’Sullivan, R.,Shiely, F.,Larkin, P.,Brenner, M.,Sahm, L. J. (2016) 'Drivers for inappropriate fever management in children: a systematic review'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 38 (4):761-770   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Methylphenidate and the risk of psychotic disorders and hallucinations in children and adolescents in a large health system'
Man, KKC;Coghill, D;Chan, EW;Lau, WCY;Hollis, C;Liddle, E;Banaschewski, T;McCarthy, S;Neubert, A;Sayal, K;Ip, P;Wong, ICK (2016) 'Methylphenidate and the risk of psychotic disorders and hallucinations in children and adolescents in a large health system'. Translational Psychiatry, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding fever in children: an interview study'
Kelly, M,Sahm, LJ,Shiely, F,O'Sullivan, R,McGillicuddy, A,McCarthy, S (2016) 'Parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding fever in children: an interview study'. BMC Public Health, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Prospective observational study protocol to investigate long-term adverse effects of methylphenidate in children and adolescents with ADHD: the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs Use Chronic Effects (ADDUCE) study'
Inglis, S. K.; Carucci, S. Garas, P.; Häge, A.; Banaschewski, T.; Buitelaar, J. K.; Dittmann, R. W.; Falissard, B.; Hollis, C.; Kovshoff, H.; Liddle, E.; McCarthy, Suzanne; Nagy, P.; Neubert, A.; Rosenthal, E.; Sonuga-Barke, E.; Wong, I.; Zuddas, A.; Coghill, D. C.; ADDUCE Consortium (2016) 'Prospective observational study protocol to investigate long-term adverse effects of methylphenidate in children and adolescents with ADHD: the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs Use Chronic Effects (ADDUCE) study'. Bmj Open, 6 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'The impact of nurse prescribing on the clinical setting'
Creedon R;Byrne S;Kennedy J;McCarthy S; (2015) 'The impact of nurse prescribing on the clinical setting'. British Journal of Nursing, 24 (17) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'
Murphy, K. D.,Sahm, L. J.,McCarthy, S.,Byrne, S. (2015) 'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (55):749-52   [Details]
(2015)'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'
O’Caoimh, R.,Sweeney, C.,Hynes, et al (2015) 'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'. European Geriatric Medicine, 6 (5):505-511   [Details]
(2015)'The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers (parents, guardians, healthcare practitioners, cr¿¿che workers) around fever and febrile illness in children aged 5 years and under: protocol for a qualitative systematic review'
Kelly M, Sahm LJ;Shiely F;O'Sullivan R;Brenner M;Larkin P;McCarthy S (2015) 'The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers (parents, guardians, healthcare practitioners, cr¿¿che workers) around fever and febrile illness in children aged 5 years and under: protocol for a qualitative systematic review'. Systematic reviews, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Determining the frequency and preventability of adverse drug reaction-related admissions to an Irish University Hospital: a cross-sectional study'
Ahern, F;Sahm, LJ;Lynch, D;McCarthy, S (2014) 'Determining the frequency and preventability of adverse drug reaction-related admissions to an Irish University Hospital: a cross-sectional study'. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 31 :24-28 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Nurse prescribers' experiences of recording prescribing data to the Minimum Data set in Ireland'
Creedon R.;McCarthy S.;Kennedy J. (2014) 'Nurse prescribers' experiences of recording prescribing data to the Minimum Data set in Ireland'. British journal of community nursing, 19 (12):594-600 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The EU Paediatric Regulation: Still a Large Discrepancy Between Therapeutic Needs and Approved Paediatric Investigation Plans'
Wimmer, S;Rascher, W;McCarthy, S;Neubert, A (2014) 'The EU Paediatric Regulation: Still a Large Discrepancy Between Therapeutic Needs and Approved Paediatric Investigation Plans'. Pediatric Drugs, 16 :397-406 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Use of addiction treatment services by Irish youth: does place of residence matter?'
Murphy, KD;Byrne, S;Sahm, LJ;Lambert, S;McCarthy, S (2014) 'Use of addiction treatment services by Irish youth: does place of residence matter?'. Rural and remote health, 14 [Details]
(2014)'Cost-outcome description of clinical pharmacist interventions in a university teaching hospital'
Gallagher, J;Byrne, S;Woods, N;Lynch, D;McCarthy, S (2014) 'Cost-outcome description of clinical pharmacist interventions in a university teaching hospital'. BMC Health Services Research, 14 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Pharmacological interventions for ADHD: how do adolescent and adult patient beliefs and attitudes impact treatment adherence?'
McCarthy S; (2014) 'Pharmacological interventions for ADHD: how do adolescent and adult patient beliefs and attitudes impact treatment adherence?'. Patient Preference And Adherence, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and carers regarding medication adherence: a review of qualitative literature'
Kelly M;McCarthy S;Sahm LJ; (2014) 'Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and carers regarding medication adherence: a review of qualitative literature'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 70 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Exploring the General Practitioner-pharmacist relationship in the community setting in Ireland'
Moore T;Kennedy J;McCarthy S; (2014) 'Exploring the General Practitioner-pharmacist relationship in the community setting in Ireland'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The pharmacology and clinical outcomes of amphetamines to treat ADHD: does composition matter?'
Hodgkins P, Shaw M, McCarthy S, Sallee FR. (2012) 'The pharmacology and clinical outcomes of amphetamines to treat ADHD: does composition matter?'. Cns Drugs, 26 (3):245-268 [Details]
(2012)'The epidemiology of pharmacologically treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults in UK primary care'
McCarthy, S;Wilton, L;Murray, ML;Hodgkins, P;Asherson, P;Wong, ICK (2012) 'The epidemiology of pharmacologically treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults in UK primary care'. BMC Pediatrics, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Prevalence of limited health literacy among Irish adults'
Sahm LJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM, McCarthy S. (2012) 'Prevalence of limited health literacy among Irish adults'. Journal of Health Communication, 17 (3):100-108 [Details]
(2012)'What’s in a label? An exploratory study of patient-centered drug instructions'
Sahm, LS;Wolf, MS; Curtis, LM; Behan, R; Brennan, M; Gallwey, H; McCarthy,S. (2012) 'What’s in a label? An exploratory study of patient-centered drug instructions'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 68 (5):777-782 [Details]
(2009)'Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: treatment discontinuation in adolescents and young adults'
McCarthy S, Asherson P, Coghill D, Hollis C, Murray M, Potts L, Sayal K, de Soysa R, Taylor E, Williams T, Wong IC; (2009) 'Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: treatment discontinuation in adolescents and young adults'. The British Journal of Psychiatry : The Journal of Mental Science, 194 (3):273-277 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Mortality associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug treatment: a retrospective cohort study of children, adolescents and young adults using the general practice research database'
McCarthy S, Cranswick N, Potts L, Taylor E, Wong IC; (2009) 'Mortality associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug treatment: a retrospective cohort study of children, adolescents and young adults using the general practice research database'. Drug Safety : An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience, 32 (11):1089-1096 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Cessation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs in the young (CADDY)--a pharmacoepidemiological and qualitative study'
Wong, IC; Asherson, P; Bilbow, A; Clifford, S; Coghill, D; DeSoysa, R; Hollis, C; McCarthy, S; Murray, M; Planner, C; Potts, L; Sayal K; Taylor E; (2009) 'Cessation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs in the young (CADDY)--a pharmacoepidemiological and qualitative study'. Health Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 13 (50):1-1 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'To determine the prevelance of potential inappropiate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers'
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2014) 'To determine the prevelance of potential inappropiate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (Supplement 1):5-6   [Details]
(2013)'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'
Murphy K, Sahm L, McCarthy S, Lambert S, Byrne S (2013) 'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'. Addictive Behaviors, 38 (8):2392-2401 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Persistence of pharmacological treatment into adulthood, in UK primary care, for ADHD patients who started treatment in childhood or adolescence'
McCarthy, S,Wilton, L,Murray, ML,Hodgkins, P,Asherson, P,Wong, ICK (2012) 'Persistence of pharmacological treatment into adulthood, in UK primary care, for ADHD patients who started treatment in childhood or adolescence'. BMC Psychiatry, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Prevalence of Limited Health Literacy Among Irish Adults'
Sahm LJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM and McCarthy S (2012) 'Prevalence of Limited Health Literacy Among Irish Adults'. Journal of Health Communication, 17 (3):100-108 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines'
Marshall S, Sahm L, McCarthy S (2012) 'Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines'. Perspectives in Public Health, 132 (1):31-38 [Details]
(2014)'Associations between health literacy and beliefs about medicines in an Irish obstetric population'
Duggan L, McCarthy S, Curtis LM, Wolf MS, Noone C, Higgins JR, O'Shea S, Sahm LJ (2014) 'Associations between health literacy and beliefs about medicines in an Irish obstetric population'. Journal of Health Communication, 19 Suppl 2 :106-114 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Economic Evaluation of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Pharmacist Supervised Patient Self-testing of Warfarin Therapy'
Gallagher, J., Byrne, S., Woods, N., Lynch, D., McCarthy, S. (2014) 'Economic Evaluation of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Pharmacist Supervised Patient Self-testing of Warfarin Therapy'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, [Details]
(2014)'Nurse prescribers' experiences of recording prescribing data to the Minimum Data Set in Ireland'
Creedon, R; McCarthy, S; Kennedy, J. (2014) 'Nurse prescribers' experiences of recording prescribing data to the Minimum Data Set in Ireland'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 19 (12):383-389 [Details]
(2014)'Benzodiazepine Use Among Young Attendees of an Irish Substance Treatment Center'
Murphy, KD,Byrne, S,McCarthy, S,Lambert, S,Sahm, LJ (2014) 'Benzodiazepine Use Among Young Attendees of an Irish Substance Treatment Center'. Journal Of Addiction Medicine, 8 :199-204 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'What's in a label? An exploratory study of patient-centred drug instructions'
Sahm LJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM, Behan R, Brennan M, Gallwey H and McCarthy S (2011) 'What's in a label? An exploratory study of patient-centred drug instructions'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Management of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in UK primary care: a survey of general practitioners'
McCarthy, S,Wilton, L,Murray, M,Hodgkins, P,Asherson, P,Wong, ICK (2013) 'Management of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in UK primary care: a survey of general practitioners'. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 11 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'An inventory of European data sources for the long-term safety evaluation of methylphenidate'
Murray, ML,Insuk, S,Banaschewski, T,Neubert, AC,McCarthy, S,Buitelaar, JK,Coghill, D,Dittmann, RW,Konrad, K,Panei, P,Rosenthal, E,Sonuga-Barke, EJ,Wong, ICK (2013) 'An inventory of European data sources for the long-term safety evaluation of methylphenidate'. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 22 :605-618 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2023)Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED) 2023
Marnane, M., McCarthy, S., Joy, A. (2023) Undergraduate Second Year Medical and Pharmacy Students’ Readiness for Interprofessional Simulation Education in University College Cork Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED) 2023 Belfast, [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)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)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 of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium 2021
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 of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium 2021 [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)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium 2021
Fleming A; McCarthy S; Dalton K (2021) Exploring community pharmacists’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium 2021 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)24th European Association of Hospital Pharmacy
Lynch, E O’Fynn, J O’Riordan, C Bogue, C Lynch, D McCarthy, S Murphy, K (2019) 4CPS-236 The impact of a ward-based pharmacy technician service 24th European Association of Hospital Pharmacy Barcelona, , 27-MAR-19 - 29-MAR-19   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)86th Meeting of the European General Practice Research Network
Walsh E; Kearney PM; Sahm L; Dalton K; Fitzgerald C; McCarthy S; Connolly E; Smithson H; Byrne D; Bradley C (2018) The Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status (PHARMS) Feasibility Study 86th Meeting of the European General Practice Research Network   [Details]
(2015)Prescribing Research in Medicines Management (UK and Ireland) 26th Annual Scientific Meeting
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2015) How is Feedback Utilised by Nurse Prescribers in Practice Following the Application of the STOPP/START Evaluation Prescribing Research in Medicines Management (UK and Ireland) 26th Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2014)Health Service Research and pharmacy Practice Confernce
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2014) To determine the prevelance of potentially inappropriate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers Health Service Research and pharmacy Practice Confernce International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, , pp.5-6 [Details]
(2014)Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference
Creedon R, McCarthy S, Byrne S. (2014) A quantitative/qualitative study of potential inappropriate prescribing by nurse prescribers to the older patient Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference [Details]
(2014)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2014) To determine the prevalence of potential inappropriate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice [Details]
(2013)ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress
Gallagher, J., Byrne S., Woods N., Lynch D., McCarthy S. (2013) Cost-outcome Description of Clinical Pharmacy Interventions in a University Teaching Hospital . In: Michael Drummond and C.daniel Mullins eds. ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress Dublin, Ireland, , 02-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13 , pp.467-467 [Details]
(2013)FIP World Congress,Towards a Future Vision for Complex Patients, Dublin
Doyle M., Ryan K., McCarthy S., O' Grady M. (2013) Visual Thinking Strategies as a teaching and learning tool to develop pharmacy students' skills in the affective domain FIP World Congress,Towards a Future Vision for Complex Patients, Dublin [Details]
(2012)2012 All-Ireland Schools of Pharmacy 34th Research Seminar
Creedon R, Kennedy J, McCarthy S. (2012) The Impact the Minmum Dataset has on the Nurse Prescribing Process 2012 All-Ireland Schools of Pharmacy 34th Research Seminar , pp.47-47 [Details]
(2012)Journal of Health Communication
Sahm L.;Wolf M.;Curtis L.;McCarthy S. (2012) Prevalence of limited health literacy among irish adults Journal of Health Communication , pp.100-108 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Beijing, China
McCarthy,S; Wilton, L; Murray, M; Hodgkins, P; Asherson, P; Wong ICK (2011) The epidemiology of pharmacologically-treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults in UK primary care Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Beijing, China [Details]
(2011)2011 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare
Sahm LJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM, Behan R, Brennan M, Gallwey H and McCarthy S; (2011) What's in a label? An Exploratory Study of Patient-Centred Drug Instructions in Ireland 2011 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Chicago, , 16-OCT-11 - 19-OCT-11 , pp.97-97 [Details]
(2011)International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago, USA
Sahm, L; Wolf, M; Curtis, L; Behan, R; Brennan, M; Gallwey, H; McCarthy,S. (2011) What’s in a Label? An Exploratory Study of Patient-Centered Drug Instructions in Ireland International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago, USA [Details]
(2011)Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Beijing, China
Insuk, S; Banaschewski, T; Neubert, A; Murray, M; McCarthy, S; Wong, ICKW On behalf of the ADDUCE project (2011) The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Data Source Inventory Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Beijing, China [Details]
(2011)Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Beijing, China
McCarthy, S; Wilton, L; Murray, M; Hodgkins, P; Asherson, P; Wong, ICK (2011) Persistence of pharmacological treatment into adulthood for ADHD patients who started treatment in childhood or adolescence in UK primary care Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Beijing, China [Details]
(2011)International Society of Pharmacovigilance Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey
McCarthy, S; Wilton, L; Murray, M; Hodgkins, P; Asherson, P; Wong, ICK. (2011) The epidemiology of pharmacologically-treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults in UK primary care International Society of Pharmacovigilance Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey [Details]
(2011)International Society of Pharmacovigilance Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey
McCarthy, S; Wilton, L; Murray, M; Hodgkins, P; Asherson, P; Wong, ICK. (2011) Persistence of pharmacological treatment into adulthood for ADHD patients who started treatment in childhood or adolescence in UK primary care International Society of Pharmacovigilance Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey [Details]
(2010)Hospital Pharmacists Association Conference
Keating, A; McCarthy, S; Lynch, D. (2010) Attitudes and Barriers to Medication Incident Reporting: A Staff Survey at Cork University Hospital Hospital Pharmacists Association Conference [Details]
(2010)European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders (EUNETHYDIS)
McCarthy, S; Wilton, L; Murray, M; Sasane, R; Hodgkins, P; Wong, ICK ; (2010) The incidence, prevalence and pharmacological treatment patterns of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults in UK primary care European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders (EUNETHYDIS) Amsterdam, Netherlands, [Details]
(2009)Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Conference
Sahm, L; O’Sullivan, K; O’Donoghue, O; Mannix, Z; Mc Carthy, S. (2009) Assessment of the REALM and NVS as screening tools for Health Literacy Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Conference [Details]
(2008)European Society for Developmental Perinatal & Paediatric Pharmacology
Suzanne McCarthy, Noel Cranswick, Laura Potts, Eric Taylor, Ian CK Wong; (2008) Mortality Associated with ADHD Drug Treatment European Society for Developmental Perinatal & Paediatric Pharmacology Rotterdam, Netherlands, [Details]
(2007)International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology
Suzanne McCarthy, Noel Cranswick, Laura Potts, Eric Taylor, Ian CK Wong; (2007) Mortality Associated with ADHD Drug Treatment International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology Quebec, Canada, [Details]
(2006)Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
McCarthy S, Murray M, Wong ICK.; (2006) Cessation of methylphenidate, dexamfetamine and atomoxetine in adolescents and young adults using the General Practice Research Database Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health York, England, [Details]
(2006)International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology
Suzanne McCarthy, Philip Asherson, David Coghill, Chris Hollis, Macey Murray, Laura Potts, Kapil Sayal, Ruwan de Soysa, Eric Taylor, Tim Williams, Ian CK Wong; (2006) Drug Utilisation Study of Methylphenidate, Dexamfetamine and Atomoxetine in Patients Aged 15-21 Years in UK Primary Care Using the General Practice Research Database International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2022)38 IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATIONS IN FRAIL OLDER ADULTS RESIDING IN LONG-TERM CARE: A RETROSPECTIVE CHART REVIEW STUDY.
Heinrich, CH;McHugh, S;McCarthy, S;Donovan, MD (2022) 38 IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATIONS IN FRAIL OLDER ADULTS RESIDING IN LONG-TERM CARE: A RETROSPECTIVE CHART REVIEW STUDY. OXFORD: Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2022)Potentially inappropriate medication use among frail older adults resident in long-term care: A retrospective chart review study.
Heinrich, CH;McHugh, S;McCarthy, S;Donovan, MD (2022) Potentially inappropriate medication use among frail older adults resident in long-term care: A retrospective chart review study. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2022)Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in long-term care facilities: A qualitative investigation into the opinions of healthcare professionals in Ireland.
Heinrich, CH;McHugh, S;McCarthy, S;Donovan, MD (2022) Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in long-term care facilities: A qualitative investigation into the opinions of healthcare professionals in Ireland. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2022)Strategies used to prevent medication errors in the intensive care setting: A systematic review.
Sheehan, L;Sufian, M;Silvari, V;McCarthy, S (2022) Strategies used to prevent medication errors in the intensive care setting: A systematic review. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2022)An evaluation of antimicrobial stewardship education in the School of Pharmacy of an Irish university-a mixed methods study.
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. OXFORD: Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2021)Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in long-term care facilities: a 'best-fit' framework synthesis of the qualitative evidence.
Heinrich, C;Donovan, MD;McCarthy, S;McHugh, S (2021) Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in long-term care facilities: a 'best-fit' framework synthesis of the qualitative evidence. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2021)Exploring community pharmacists' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dalton, K;McCarthy, S;Fleming, A (2021) Exploring community pharmacists' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2021)A survey of Irish community pharmacists to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on pharmacist well-being and pharmacy practice.
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. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2020)Venous thromboembolism assessment and prescribing-WHO is responsible?.
McCarthy, S;Khan, M;Cullinan, S;O'Shea, S;Lynch, D;Silvari, V (2020) Venous thromboembolism assessment and prescribing-WHO is responsible?. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2019)Exploring the potential for improved community pharmacy breastfeeding support-expectations and priorities of breastfeeding parents and community pharmacists.
D'Arcy, DM;Duignan, R;McCarthy, S;Henman, MC (2019) Exploring the potential for improved community pharmacy breastfeeding support-expectations and priorities of breastfeeding parents and community pharmacists. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2019)The impact of a ward-based pharmacy technician service in an IRISH hospital.
Lynch, E;O'Flynn, J;O'Riordan, C;Bogue, C;Lynch, D;McCarthy, S;Murphy, K (2019) The impact of a ward-based pharmacy technician service in an IRISH hospital. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2018)TO DETERMINE HOW FEEDBACK FOLLOWING THE APPLICATION OF THE STOPP/START EVALUATION TOOL IS UTILISED BY NURSE PRESCRIBERS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE.
Creedon, R;McCarthy, S;Byrne, S (2018) TO DETERMINE HOW FEEDBACK FOLLOWING THE APPLICATION OF THE STOPP/START EVALUATION TOOL IS UTILISED BY NURSE PRESCRIBERS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2017)Risk of Suicidal Event with Stimulant Treatment: A Self-Controlled Case Series Study.
Man, K;Coghill, D;Chan, E;Lau, W;Hollis, C;Liddle, E;Banaschewski, T;McCarthy, S;Neubert, A;Sayal, K;Ip, P;Schuemie, M;Sturkenboom, M;Sonuga-Barke, E;Buitelaar, J;Carucci, S;Zuddas, A;Kovshoff, H;Garas, P;Nagy, P;Inglis, S;Konrad, K;Hage, A;Rosenthal, E;Wong, I (2017) Risk of Suicidal Event with Stimulant Treatment: A Self-Controlled Case Series Study. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2016)Parental views regarding childhood fever: a Danish interview study.
Sahm, L;Kelly, M;McCarthy, S;O'Sullivan, R;Shiely, F;Romsing, J (2016) Parental views regarding childhood fever: a Danish interview study. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2016)CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF A COMMUNITY PHARMACY VACCINATION STRATEGY.
Gallagher, J;Byrne, S;O'Dwyer, S;O'Reilly, P;McCarthy, S (2016) CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF A COMMUNITY PHARMACY VACCINATION STRATEGY. NEW YORK: Abstract [Details]
(2016)Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Irish Parents Regarding Fever in Children: An Interview Study.
Kelly, M;Sahm, LJ;Shiely, F;O'Sullivan, R;Mc Gillicuddy, A;McCarthy, S (2016) Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Irish Parents Regarding Fever in Children: An Interview Study. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2016)Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers regarding fever: a qualitative systematic review.
Kelly, M;McCarthy, S;O'Sullivan, R;Shiely, F;Larkin, P;Brenner, M;Sahm, L (2016) Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers regarding fever: a qualitative systematic review. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2011)The Epidemiology of Pharmacologically-Treated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children, Adolescents and Adults in UK Primary Care.
McCarthy, S;Wilton, L;Murray, M;Hodgkins, P;Asherson, P;Wong, IC (2011) The Epidemiology of Pharmacologically-Treated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children, Adolescents and Adults in UK Primary Care. AUCKLAND: Abstract [Details]
(2011)Persistence of Pharmacological Treatment into Adulthood for ADHD Patients who Started Treatment in Childhood or Adolescence in UK Primary Care.
Mccarthy, S;Wilton, L;Murray, M;Hodgkins, P;Asherson, P;Wong, IC (2011) Persistence of Pharmacological Treatment into Adulthood for ADHD Patients who Started Treatment in Childhood or Adolescence in UK Primary Care. AUCKLAND: Abstract [Details]
(2011)Persistence of Pharmacological Treatment into Adulthood for ADHD Patients who Started Treatment in Childhood or Adolescence in UK Primary Care.
Mccarthy, S,Wilton, L,Murray, M,Hodgkins, P,Asherson, P,Wong, IC (2011) Persistence of Pharmacological Treatment into Adulthood for ADHD Patients who Started Treatment in Childhood or Adolescence in UK Primary Care. Abstract [Details]
(2011)The Epidemiology of Pharmacologically-Treated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children, Adolescents and Adults in UK Primary Care.
McCarthy, S,Wilton, L,Murray, M,Hodgkins, P,Asherson, P,Wong, IC (2011) The Epidemiology of Pharmacologically-Treated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children, Adolescents and Adults in UK Primary Care. Abstract [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2022)Transition of care from adult intensive care settings - implementing interventions to improve medication safety and patient outcomes.
McCarthy, S;Laaksonen, R;Silvari, V (2022) Transition of care from adult intensive care settings - implementing interventions to improve medication safety and patient outcomes. LONDON: Editorship [DOI] [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2008)Cessation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs in the Young (CADDY).
McCarthy S; (2008) Cessation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs in the Young (CADDY). Other [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2021)Long term methylphenidate exposure and growth in children and adolescents with ADHD. A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Carucci, S;Balia, C;Gagliano, A;Lampis, A;Buitelaar, JK;Danckaerts, M;Dittmann, RW;Garas, P;Hollis, C;Inglis, S;Konrad, K;Kovshoff, H;Liddle, EB;McCarthy, S;Nagy, P;Panei, P;Romaniello, R;Usala, T;Wong, ICK;Banaschewski, T;Sonuga-Barke, E;Coghill, D;Zuddas, A (2021) Long term methylphenidate exposure and growth in children and adolescents with ADHD. A systematic review and meta-analysis. OXFORD: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2019)Neurological and psychiatric adverse effects of long-term methylphenidate treatment in ADHD: A map of the current evidence.
Krinzinger H.;Hall C.;Groom M.;Ansari M.;Banaschewski T.;Buitelaar J.;Carucci S.;Coghill D.;Danckaerts M.;Dittmann R.;Falissard B.;Garas P.;Inglis S.;Kovshoff H.;Kochhar P.;McCarthy S.;Nagy P.;Neubert A.;Roberts S.;Sayal K.;Sonuga-Barke E.;Wong I.;Xia J.;Zuddas A.;Hollis C.;Konrad K.;Liddle E. (2019) Neurological and psychiatric adverse effects of long-term methylphenidate treatment in ADHD: A map of the current evidence. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2017)Cardiovascular Effects of Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Trials of Methylphenidate, Amphetamines and Atomoxetine.
Hennissen, L;Bakker, M;Banaschewski, T;Carucci, S;Coghill, D;Danckaerts, M;Dittmann, R;Hollis, C;Kovshoff, H;McCarthy, S;Nagy, P;Sonuga-Barke, E;Wong, I;Zuddas, A;Rosenthal, E;Buitelaar, J (2017) Cardiovascular Effects of Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Trials of Methylphenidate, Amphetamines and Atomoxetine. NORTHCOTE: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Drivers for inappropriate fever management in children: a systematic review.
Kelly, M;McCarthy, S;O'Sullivan, R;Shiely, F;Larkin, P;Brenner, M;Sahm, LJ (2016) Drivers for inappropriate fever management in children: a systematic review. DORDRECHT: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Structured Pharmacist Review of Medication in Older Hospitalised Patients: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
Gallagher, J;O'Sullivan, D;McCarthy, S;Gillespie, P;Woods, N;O'Mahony, D;Byrne, S (2016) Structured Pharmacist Review of Medication in Older Hospitalised Patients: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. NORTHCOTE: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2015)The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers (parents, guardians, healthcare practitioners, creche workers) around fever and febrile illness in children aged 5 years and under: protocol for a qualitative systematic review.
Kelly, M;Sahm, LJ;Shiely, F;O'Sullivan, R;Brenner, M;Larkin, P;McCarthy, S (2015) The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of carers (parents, guardians, healthcare practitioners, creche workers) around fever and febrile illness in children aged 5 years and under: protocol for a qualitative systematic review. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Associations between health literacy and beliefs about medicines in an Irish obstetric population.
Duggan L.;McCarthy S.;Curtis L.;Wolf M.;Noone C.;Higgins J.;O'Shea S.;Sahm L. (2014) Associations between health literacy and beliefs about medicines in an Irish obstetric population. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Economic evaluations of clinical pharmacist interventions on hospital inpatients: a systematic review of recent literature.
Gallagher, J;McCarthy, S;Byrne, S (2014) Economic evaluations of clinical pharmacist interventions on hospital inpatients: a systematic review of recent literature. DORDRECHT: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Pharmacological interventions for ADHD: how do adolescent and adult patient beliefs and attitudes impact treatment adherence?.
McCarthy, S (2014) Pharmacological interventions for ADHD: how do adolescent and adult patient beliefs and attitudes impact treatment adherence?. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and carers regarding medication adherence: a review of qualitative literature.
Kelly, M;McCarthy, S;Sahm, LJ (2014) Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of patients and carers regarding medication adherence: a review of qualitative literature. HEIDELBERG: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review.
Murphy, K,Sahm, L,McCarthy, S,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2013) Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines.
Marshall, S;Sahm, L;McCarthy, S (2012) Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)The Pharmacology and Clinical Outcomes of Amphetamines to Treat ADHD Does Composition Matter?.
Hodgkins, P;Shaw, M;McCarthy, S;Sallee, FR (2012) The Pharmacology and Clinical Outcomes of Amphetamines to Treat ADHD Does Composition Matter?. AUCKLAND: Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)European Society for Developmental Perinatal & Paediatric Pharmacology,
McCarthy S; (2008) Mortality Associated with ADHD Drug Treatment. [Oral Presentation], European Society for Developmental Perinatal & Paediatric Pharmacology, Rotterdam, Netherlands , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology,
McCarthy S; (2007) Mortality Associated with ADHD Drug Treatment. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, Quebec, Canada , 01-AUG-07 - 01-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety,
McCarthy S; (2007) Mortality Associated with ADHD Drug Treatment. [Other], Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, n/a , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Drug Utilisation Research Group.¿,
McCarthy S; (2007) Drug Utilisation Study of Methylphenidate, Dexamfetamine and Atomoxetine in UK General Practice¿. [Oral Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group.¿, Cork , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2006)Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 10th Spring Meeting,
McCarthy S; (2006) Cessation of methylphenidate, dexamfetamine and atomoxetine in adolescents and young adults using the General Practice Research Database¿. [Oral Presentation], Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 10th Spring Meeting, York, England , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety,
McCarthy S; (2006) Drug Utilization Study of Methylphenidate, Dexamfetamine and Atomoxetine in Patients Aged 15-21 Years in UK Primary Care Using the General Practice Research Database (GPRD). [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, n/a , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Archives of Disease in Childhood,
McCarthy S; (2006) Cessation of methylphenidate, dexamfetamine and atomoxetine in adolescents and young adults. Preliminary Results Using the General Practice Research Database. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Archives of Disease in Childhood, n/a , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology,
McCarthy S; (2006) Drug Utilisation Study of Methylphenidate, Dexamfetamine and Atomoxetine in Patients Aged 15-21 Years in UK Primary Care Using the General Practice Research Database¿. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, Lisbon, Portugal , 01-AUG-06 - 01-AUG-06. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Cork University Hospital Research Pharmacist (P/T)01-JAN-09 /
School of Pharmacy, UCC Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy08-SEP-08 /
University of London PhD Pharmacist01-SEP-05 / 01-AUG-08
Evelina Children's Hospital, Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Trust Paediatric Pharmacist01-DEC-05 / 01-AUG-08
King's College Hospital Pharmacist01-SEP-03 / 01-JUL-05

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2008University of London PHDPharmacy
2005University of London CertificatePharmacy Practice
2003Robert Gordon University MScPharmacy

Other Activities

 Description

I have attended a number of courses in recent years:1. Qualitative Research Methods, University of Oxford 2013. 2. Advanced Epidemiological Analysis, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2011. 3. Practical Statistics for Medical Research, University College London, 2010. 4. An Introduction to Cochrane Systematic Reviews: Dublin, 2009.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Within the context of my role as an educator in pharmacy, my personal goal is to provide an excellent learning environment that promotes understanding and enthusiasm for the healthcare discipline.

Teaching Philosophy

Rapport and Communication:

The importance of creating a rapport with students, and enabling students to feel comfortable with asking questions should not be underestimated. Understanding the theory of constructivism and how knowledge and understanding cannot be “transmitted” between people but must be constructed over time by each individual has helped me in improving my teaching and enhancing the student learning experience.

Teachers should also be receptive to criticism and feedback, since it is ultimately these comments that challenge them to improve. I use a number of techniques such as the use of Classroom Assessment Techniques to aid me in improving my teaching.

Perspective:
I believe that it is essential that as educators, we must review what and how we teach, by considering both the pedagogy and the discipline. Using the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework, one needs to consider that topics covered should be central to the discipline, there should be a clear understanding of the key goals of the course and activities and strategies should be in place to engage students in developing and demonstrating their understanding of the topics and finally, there should be ongoing assessment of student learning and understanding. This TfU framework also needs to be supported by the Dimensions of Disciplinary Understanding. In doing this, the teaching is underpinned by the knowledge, method, forms and purpose of the discipline. This is important as the students that we teach today are the professionals of the future and so what they learn, how they learn and why they learn should be shaped by what the profession requires now and what it requires in the future. This is particularly relevant in the pharmacy arena, as the profession is constantly developing and changing. The current pharmacy students will be working in a very different role in the next few years to that of 5 or 10 years ago, and so it is imperative that both the pedagogy and the discipline are considered in the teaching of the degree program.      

Enjoyment:
Finally, I enjoy my role as an educator. I find it very fulfilling to see students learning and to observe improvements and growth in students’ knowledge and abilities over the years.

 

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