Position: PhD Student
Sinéad graduated from RCSI in 2011 and went on to complete her specialist training in General Practice with the Dublin North-East GP scheme in 2016. She works as a GP in Dublin and as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of General Practice in RCSI.
In 2018, Sinéad took up the post of Clinical Research Fellow with the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research having been awarded a HRB Collaborative Doctoral Award as part of the “Right Care” PhD programme. This structured PhD programme is a collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the University of Limerick and Trinity College Dublin.
Sinéad’s project looks at the topic of avoidable emergency department attendances and admissions in the elderly. Specific aims include the external validation of risk prediction models used to predict emergency admissions, the examination of patient characteristics associated with emergency department and out-of-hours general practice attendance and the validation of the ISAR tool.