2021 Conference Presentation Recordings

The Value of Research and Evidence in a Crisis


Welcome Address and Keynote Address

(00:50) Dr Mary Clarke, SPHeRE Director, RCSI
Welcome Address & Network Update

(13:11) Dr Josep Figueras, Director and Co-Founder of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Bringing Evidence to Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Chaired by Professor Sarah Barry, SPHeRE Co-Director, TCD


Original Research Relating to the Current Pandemic
Chaired by Dr Ronan Foley

(01:15) Dr Viveka Guzmán (RCSI): Associations of mental health and wellbeing with the natural and built environment during COVID-19: Irish perspectives from the GreenCOVID study

(11:20) Noreen O’Leary (UL): COVID-19 policies impacting healthcare delivery and healthcare staff in Ireland: A rapid review

(21:20) Dr Aoife Fleming (UCC): A mixed methods study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on community pharmacy practice and pharmacist wellbeing


General Research
Chaired by Dr Olga Cleary

(01:30) Louise Foley (NUIG): A qualitative study of medication adherence among people living with multimorbidity

(13:20) Oluwadamilola Alokan (UCC): Tobacco control among prisoners in Western Europe; a systematic review and meta-analysis

(23:40) David McEvoy (RCSI): Methods of self-harm and times of attendance at emergency departments: A comparison in children, teenagers, young adults and adults using the National Self-Harm Registry of Ireland (NSHRI) database


Evidence Synthesis Related to the Current Pandemic
Chaired by Dr Diarmuid Coughlan

(1:05) Dr Laura Comber (HIQA): Alternative clinical specimens for the detection of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review

(14:45) Dr Kieran Walsh (HIQA): The duration of infectiousness of individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review

(25:50) James Larkin (HIQA/RCSI): A synthesis of internationally published guidance for residential care facilities in the context of COVID-19


Keynote: Use of Evidence to Inform Policy in a Rapid Context
Chaired by Professor John Browne, SPHeRE Co-Director, UCC

(02:10) Professor Susan Smith, Professor of Primary Care Medicine, RCSI
Evidence to Support Public Health Policy and Frontline Clinicians in a Health Crisis

(17:55) Dr John Cuddihy, Director, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, HSE
Information for Action in Pandemic Response

(37:30) Professor Pete Lunn, Founder and Head of the Behavioural Research Unit (BRU), ESRI
Understanding the Behavioural Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic