Sara McAleese

Cohort: 2008

Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Thesis title: The Feminisation of Medicine: a qualitative study of the career experiences of female doctors and implications for human resources management in Ireland.

Current affiliation: RCSI – post-doctoral researcher

Recent and on-going projects:
Jan 2013-Dec 2013 The Doctor Migration Project: a study of non-EU doctors in Ireland.
Jan 2014 – present date The Failure to Retain Project: a study of emigrant health professionals from Ireland

Research interests:
The health workforce in Ireland: human resources management, health workforce planning, female doctors, doctor migration.

Conference papers, presentations and posters:
“Is surgery a boys club?”. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Annual Research Day. Early Career Investigator Award Nominee. March 20th 2014.

“The feminisation of medicine in Ireland: key trends and issues”. Presentation to the Working Group of the Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure in Ireland. Department of Health, Ireland. March 5th 2014.

“The career experiences of female doctors working in Ireland”. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Division of Population Health Sciences Seminar. April 3rd 2012.

“Human Resources for Health”. Dublin City University. Health Policy and Practice module for visiting healthcare students from the USA. October 16th 2012.

“The feminisation of medicine”. Dublin City University. Health Policy and Practice module for visiting healthcare students from the USA. October 16th 2012.

“The feminisation of medicine: ‘spraying perfume’ on structural challenges in the provision of health services”. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Annual Research Day. April 2012. (Poster presentation).

“‘A major inconvenience’: the impact of pregnancy on medical careers in Ireland”. The Health Services Research Network Symposium. Manchester. June 2012. (Poster presentation)

Particular knowledge and skills Sara is willing to share with SPHeRE Programme scholars:
Mentoring
NVIVO
Writing Skills
Presentation Skills
Management of Supervisors
Reality of PhD process

Contact email address: saramcaleese@rcsi.ie