Pauline Meskell


 
researcher

Biography

Pauline Meskell is a senior lecturer in Nursing & Health Research in the department of Nursing & Midwifery, EHS Faculty at the University of Limerick.   Pauline’s research interests lie in the areas of self-management of chronic diseases including renal disease, Ageing, Dementia, outcome measurement, and Evidence Synthesis. Pauline has particular methodological expertise around quantitative and qualitative evidence synthesis, conventional and policy Delphi, instrument development, and outcome measurement.

She is currently involved in a number of both Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic reviews and qualitative evidence syntheses.   She has collaborated on projects funded by the Health Research Board (Ireland), Department of Health and Children (Ireland), National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (Ireland), and Institute of Public Health.   Pauline teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Her teaching interests are in all aspects of nursing, particularly acute and chronic care, advanced physical assessment and research. She has extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students across a variety of topic areas and have been involved in teaching on allied health care programmes such as medicine, psychology and paramedics. Pauline has extensive experience in programme management and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  

Pauline is the lead of the Supportive & Palliative Care research cluster and the Early Career Researchers Forum in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the University of Limerick.

Her current research projects include the use of sensory cueing systems in the management of Freezing of Gait (FOG) in Parkinson’s Disease,  exploring the experiences of patients transitioning onto dialysis, development of a communication tool to facilitate patient transfer from long stay care to acute care and exploring the factors that influence recruitment to clinical trials.    

Research Interests

Pauline’s research interests lie in the areas of self-management of chronic diseases including renal disease, Ageing, Dementia, outcome measurement, and Evidence Synthesis. Pauline has particular methodological expertise around quantitative and qualitative evidence synthesis, conventional and policy Delphi, instrument development, and outcome measurement. She is currently involved in a number of both Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic reviews and qualitative evidence syntheses.

Books

  Year Publication

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Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Driving and Disabling factors in noncurative oral chemotherapy adherence among people with cancer: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis'
Dowling M, Hunter A, Biesty L, Meskell P, Conway A, O'Boyle G, Morrissey E, Houghton C (2019) 'Driving and Disabling factors in noncurative oral chemotherapy adherence among people with cancer: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis'. Oncology Nursing Forum, 46 (1):16-28 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and their infants'
Biesty LM, Egan AM, Dunne F, Smith V, Meskell P, Dempsey E, Ni Bhuinneain GM, Devane D. (2018) 'Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and their infants'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Risk of bias assessment of sequence generation: a study of 100 systematic reviews of trials'
Wuytack F, Regan M, Biesty L, Meskell P, Lutomski JE, O'Donnell M, Treweek S, Devane D. (2019) 'Risk of bias assessment of sequence generation: a study of 100 systematic reviews of trials'. Systematic Reviews, 8 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 'Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and their infants'
Biesty LM, Egan AM, Dunne F, Dempsey E, Meskell P, Smith V, Ni Bhuinneain GM, Devane D. (2018) 'Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and their infants'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1. Art. No.: CD01291) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Design-based methods to influence the completeness of response to self-administered questionnaires (Protocol)'
Healy P, Edwards PJ, Smith V, Murphy E, Newell J, Burke E, Meskell P, Galvin S, Lynn P, Stovold E,McCarthy B, Biesty LM, Devane D (2018) 'Design-based methods to influence the completeness of response to self-administered questionnaires (Protocol)'. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), (Issue 7. Art. No.: M) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The effectiveness of physiologically based early warning or track and trigger systems after triage in adult patients presenting to emergency departments: a systematic review'
Wuytack, F., Meskell, P., Conway, A., McDaid, F., Santesso, N., Hickey, F., Gillespie, P. Raymakers, P., Smith, V., Devane, D. (2017) 'The effectiveness of physiologically based early warning or track and trigger systems after triage in adult patients presenting to emergency departments: a systematic review'. Bmc Emergency Medicine, 17 (38) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Factors that impact on Recruitment to Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) in Healthcare: A qualitative synthesis (Protocol)'
Houghton, C., Dowling, M., Meskell, P., Hunter, A., Conway, A., Treweek, S., Sutcliffe, K., Noyes, J., Devane, D., Nicholas, J., Biesty, L., (2017) 'Factors that impact on Recruitment to Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) in Healthcare: A qualitative synthesis (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, MR000045 (Issue 5, Art. No: MR) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Recovery-based Training in Mental Health: Effects on Staff Knowledge and Attitudes to Recovery''
Walsh, F., Meskell, P., Burke, E., Dowling, M. (2017) 'Recovery-based Training in Mental Health: Effects on Staff Knowledge and Attitudes to Recovery''. Issues in mental health nursing, 38 :886-895 [Details]
2017 'Factors that impact on recruitment to randomised trials in health care: a qualitative evidence synthesis (Protocol)'
Houghton C, Dowling M, Meskell P, Hunter A, Gardner H, Conway A, Treweek S , Sutcliffe K, Noyes J, Devane D, Nicholas JR, Biesty LM. (2017) 'Factors that impact on recruitment to randomised trials in health care: a qualitative evidence synthesis (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 4th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference, Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland
Meskell, P., Lynch, U., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Houghton, C., Smyth, S., Gannon, M., Hunter, A., Conway, A., Casey, D. (2018) Approaches to truth telling in the care of persons with dementia: Results from a mixed method approach 4th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference, Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland [Details]
2017 9th International Sonas APC Dementia Conference
Meskell, P., Lynch, U., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Houghton, C., Smyth, S., Gannon, M., Hunter, A., Conway, A., Casey, D. (2017) Approaches to truth telling in the care of persons with dementia: A delphi study 9th International Sonas APC Dementia Conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
Cochrane Colloquium,
[Invited Oral Presentation], Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh, Scotland [Details]
2018 65th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society: Changing Perspectives in Gerontology,
Casey, Dympna, Barrett, Eva, Murphy, Kathleen, Mannion, Arlene, Burke, Megan, Whelan Sally, Meskell Pauline (2018) Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots Exploring the Role of Social Robots for the Mitigation of Isolation and Loneliness in People with Dementia? A Delphi Survey. [Oral Presentation], 65th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society: Changing Perspectives in Gerontology, Dublin [Details]
2018 Cochrane Colloquium,
Wuytack, F., Meskell, P., Regan, M., Biesty, L., Lutomski, J., O’Donnell, M., Treweek, S., Devenae, D. (2018) Wuytack, F., Meskell, P., Regan, M., Biesty, L., Lutomski, J., O’Donnell, M., Treweek, S., Devenae, D. [Oral Presentation], Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh Scotland [Details]
2018 Cochrane Colloquium,
Wuytack, F., Meskell, P., Regan, M., Biesty, L., Lutomski, J., O’Donnell, M., Treweek, S., Devenae, D. (2018) Risk of bias assessment of sequence generation: a study of 190 systematic reviews of trials. [Oral Presentation], Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh, Scotland [Details]
2017 4th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference, Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland,
Barrett, E., Meskell, P, Murphy, K., Mannion, A., Casey, D. Whelan, S. (2017) Exploring the role of social robots for the mitigation of isolation and loneliness in people with dementia: A Delphi survey. [Invited Oral Presentation], 4th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference, Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland, Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland [Details]
2017 27th International Alzheimers Europe Conference,
Casey, D., Barratt, E., Murphy, K., Mannion, A., Burke, M., Whelan, S., Meskell, P. (2017) Managing Active and health ageing with the use of caring service robots. [Invited Oral Presentation], 27th International Alzheimers Europe Conference, Berlin [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 Clinical and cost-effectiveness of physiologically based early warning or track and trigger or scoring systems after triage in adult patients presenting to emergency departments: A systematic review.
Wuytack F, Meskell P, Conway A, McDaid F, Santesso N, Hickey F, Gillespie P, Smith V, Devane D, (2017) Clinical and cost-effectiveness of physiologically based early warning or track and trigger or scoring systems after triage in adult patients presenting to emergency departments: A systematic review. National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, HSE/NCEC. [Details]

Teaching Interests

Pauline teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her teaching interests are in all aspects of nursing, particularly acute and chronic care, advanced physical assessment and research. She has extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students across a variety of topic areas and have been involved in teaching on allied health care programmes such as medicine, psychology and paramedics. Pauline has extensive experience in programme management and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.