The challenges of complex research studies for participants, sites and researchers

Patricia Healy

National University of Ireland Galway

Patricia Healy, Post-doctoral Researcher, NUIG.PhD, MSc (Midwifery), Diploma in Health Services Management, BSc (Nursing), RM/RCN/ RGN.Patricia Healy is a Nurse and Midwife who trained in Crumlin and the Coombe. Patricia has worked for most of her clinical career in neonatology. She completed a PhD in NUI Galway in 2012, the subject of which was cerebral palsy. Patricia is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher on a maternity study called OptiBIRTH.


Context and background: The design and execution of research studies becomes more challenging as the interventions being evaluated move from simple towards more complex interventions with several components. This is further... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Patricia Healy (National University of Ireland Galway)

Topic Areas

Maternity care and women's health , Education Research


OS-3D » OS-3Midwifery (14:40 - Monday, 30th March, seminar room 5)

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