Dr Sinéad Lydon

B.A., Dip., M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
E: SINEAD.LYDON@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Sinéad Lydon is a psychologist working in the School of Medicine at NUI Galway. Sinéad is a Lecturer in Quality and Patient Safety, teaching on the School's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Sinéad has a passionate interest in research relating to patient safety and medical education, developed through her work with the West Northwest Intern Training Network and the Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation. She is involved with a number of ongoing projects which share the common aim of identifying factors that contribute to deficient patient safety and medical errors, improving the delivery and efficacy of medical education, and developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality of patient care delivered in healthcare settings.   

Sinéad also acts as an adjunct teaching fellow at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, serving on the school's postgraduate programmes in applied behaviour analysis. 


Sinéad holds a PhD in Psychology (funded by the Irish Research Council), an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis, a BA in Psychology, a Diploma in Irish, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. She is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities and serves as a reviewer for a number of other journals pertaining to healthcare, applied behaviour analysis, and developmental disabilities. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Advances in research on the identification and analysis of co-morbid psychopathology in autism spectrum disorders'
Healy, O; Holloway, J; Lydon, S; Dwyer, M (2012) 'Advances in research on the identification and analysis of co-morbid psychopathology in autism spectrum disorders' In: Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Research. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publisher. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'A mixed method, multiperspective evaluation of a near peer teaching programme'
Lydon, S; O'Connor, P; Mongan, O; Gorecka, M; McVicker, L; Stankard, A; Byrne, D (2017) 'A mixed method, multiperspective evaluation of a near peer teaching programme'. Postgraduate Medical Journal, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'A Systematic Review of Measurement Tools for the Proactive Assessment of Patient Safety in General Practice'
Lydon, S; Cupples, M; Murphy, AW; Hart, N; O'Connor, P (2017) 'A Systematic Review of Measurement Tools for the Proactive Assessment of Patient Safety in General Practice'. Journal of Patient Safety, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU: A Systematic Review'
Lydon, S; Power, M; McSharry, J; Byrne, M; Madden, C; Squires, JE; O'Connor, P (2017) 'Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU: A Systematic Review'. Critical Care Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'A longitudinal and multicentre study of burnout and error in Irish junior doctors'
O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; O'Dea, A; Hehir, L; Offiah, G; Vellinga, A; Byrne, D (2017) 'A longitudinal and multicentre study of burnout and error in Irish junior doctors'. Postgraduate Medical Journal, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'A Systematic Review of Primary Care Safety Climate Survey Instruments: Their Origins, Psychometric Properties, Quality, and Usage'
Curran, C; Lydon, S; Kelly, M; Murphy, A; Walsh, C; O'Connor, P (2017) 'A Systematic Review of Primary Care Safety Climate Survey Instruments: Their Origins, Psychometric Properties, Quality, and Usage'. Journal of Patient Safety, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Preliminary evaluation of the efficacy of an intervention incorporating precision teaching to train procedural skills among final cycle medical students'
Lydon, S; Burns, N; Healy, O; O'Connor, P; Reid McDermott, B; Byrne, D (2017) 'Preliminary evaluation of the efficacy of an intervention incorporating precision teaching to train procedural skills among final cycle medical students'. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The safety climate in primary care (SAP-C) study: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study'
Lydon, S; Cupples, ME; Hart, N; Faherty, A; Murphy, AW; O'Connor, P (2016) 'The safety climate in primary care (SAP-C) study: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study'. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'A systematic review and evaluation of inhibitory stimulus control procedures as a treatment for stereotyped behavior among individuals with autism'
Lydon, S; Moran, L.; Healy, O; Mulhern, T; Young KE (2017) 'A systematic review and evaluation of inhibitory stimulus control procedures as a treatment for stereotyped behavior among individuals with autism'. Developmental neurorehabilitation, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'A mixed-methods study of the causes and impact of poor teamwork between junior doctors and nurses'
O'Connor, P; O'Dea, A; Lydon, S; Offiah, G; Scott, J; Flannery, A; Lang, B; Hoban, A; Armstrong, C; Byrne, D. (2016) 'A mixed-methods study of the causes and impact of poor teamwork between junior doctors and nurses'. International Journal For Quality In Health Care, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'A systematic review and evaluation of procedures for the induction of speech among persons with developmental disabilities'
Mulhern, T; Lydon, S; Healy, O; Mollaghan, G; Ramey, D; Leoni, M (2016) 'A systematic review and evaluation of procedures for the induction of speech among persons with developmental disabilities'. Developmental neurorehabilitation, [Details]
(2016) 'A systematic review of the effectiveness of precision teaching for individuals with developmental disabilities'
Ramey, D; Lydon, S; Healy, O; McCoy, A; Holloway, J; Mulhern, T (2016) 'A systematic review of the effectiveness of precision teaching for individuals with developmental disabilities'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, [Details]
(2016) 'Prevalence of burnout among Irish general practitioners: a cross-sectional study'
O'Dea, B; Murphy, AW; Lydon, S; O'Connor, P (2016) 'Prevalence of burnout among Irish general practitioners: a cross-sectional study'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, [Details]
(2014) 'An Analysis of Treatment Efficacy for Stereotyped and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism'
Mulligan, S; Healy, O; Lydon, S; Moran, L; Foody, C (2014) 'An Analysis of Treatment Efficacy for Stereotyped and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1 (2):143-164 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Employment and Vocational Skills Among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Predictors, Impact, and Interventions'
Walsh, L; Lydon, S; Healy, O (2014) 'Employment and Vocational Skills Among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Predictors, Impact, and Interventions'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1 (4):266-275 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Fears and Phobias Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; O'Callaghan, O; Mulhern, T; Holloway, J (2015) 'A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Fears and Phobias Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2 (2):141-154 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A mixed-methods investigation of health professionals’ perceptions of a physiological track and trigger system'
Lydon, S; Byrne, D; Offiah, G; Gleeson, L; O'Connor, P (2015) 'A mixed-methods investigation of health professionals’ perceptions of a physiological track and trigger system'. Bmj Quality & Safety, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An analysis of stress, burnout, and work commitment among disability support staff in the UK'
Smyth, E; Healy, O; Lydon, S (2015) 'An analysis of stress, burnout, and work commitment among disability support staff in the UK'. Research In Developmental Disabilities, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Impact of working 48 h per week on opportunities for training and patient contact: the experience of Irish interns'
O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; Offiah, G; Ahern, S; Moloney, B; Byrne, D (2015) 'Impact of working 48 h per week on opportunities for training and patient contact: the experience of Irish interns'. International Journal For Quality In Health Care, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Is there a risk profile for the vulnerable junior doctor?'
Byrne, D; Buttrey, S; Carberry, C; Lydon, S; O'Connor, P (2015) 'Is there a risk profile for the vulnerable junior doctor?'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An Evaluation of the Use of Deliberate Practice and Simulation to Train Interns in Requesting Blood Products'
Joyce, KM; Byrne D; O'Connor P; Lydon, S; Kerin, MJ (2015) 'An Evaluation of the Use of Deliberate Practice and Simulation to Train Interns in Requesting Blood Products'. Simulation In Healthcare-Journal Of The Society For Simulation In Healthcare, 10 (2):92-97 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Medical Speciality Choice: Does Personality Matter?'
Lydon, S; O'Connor, P; McVeigh, T; Offiah, G; Byrne, D (2015) 'Medical Speciality Choice: Does Personality Matter?'. Irish Medical Journal, 108 (3):75-78 [Details]
(2015) 'Salivary cortisol levels and challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Roche, M; Henry, R; Mulhern, T; Hughes, BM (2015) 'Salivary cortisol levels and challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 10 :78-92 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A quantitative examination of punishment research'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Moran, L; Foody, C (2015) 'A quantitative examination of punishment research'. Research In Developmental Disabilities, 36 :470-484 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Heart Rate Measurement during Stereotyped Motor Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Mulhern, T; Hughes, BM (2015) 'Heart Rate Measurement during Stereotyped Motor Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder'. Journal Of Developmental And Physical Disabilities, 27 (5):677-699 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Reed, P; Mulhern, T; Hughes, BM; Goodwin, MS (2014) 'A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism'. Developmental neurorehabilitation, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Training Educational Staff in Functional Behavioral Assessment: A Systematic Review'
McCahill, J; Healy, O; Lydon, S; Ramey, D (2014) 'Training Educational Staff in Functional Behavioral Assessment: A Systematic Review'. Journal Of Developmental And Physical Disabilities, 26 (4):479-505 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Interns and their smartphones: use for clinical practice'
O'Connor, P; Byrne, D; Butt, M; Offiah, G; Lydon, S; McInerney, K; Stewart, B; Kerin, MJ (2014) 'Interns and their smartphones: use for clinical practice'. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 90 (1060):75-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'A systematic review and evaluation of response redirection as a treatment for challenging behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; O'Reilly, MF; McCoy, A (2013) 'A systematic review and evaluation of response redirection as a treatment for challenging behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities'. Research In Developmental Disabilities, 34 (10):3148-3158 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'An Examination of Heart Rate During Challenging Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Dwyer, M. (2013) 'An Examination of Heart Rate During Challenging Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder'. Journal Of Developmental And Physical Disabilities, 25 (1):149-170 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'An assessment of stress in Irish interns'
O'Connor, P; Byrne, D; Kerin, MJ; Lydon, S (2012) 'An assessment of stress in Irish interns'. Medical Teacher, 34 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Preparing New Doctors for Clinical Practice: An Evaluation of Pre-Internship Training'
Byrne, D; O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; Kerin, MJ (2012) 'Preparing New Doctors for Clinical Practice: An Evaluation of Pre-Internship Training'. Irish Medical Journal, 105 (10):328-330 [Details]
(2012) 'Variations in Functional Analysis Methodology: A Systematic Review'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; O'Reilly, MF; Lang, R (2012) 'Variations in Functional Analysis Methodology: A Systematic Review'. Journal Of Developmental And Physical Disabilities, 24 (3):301-326 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) the 9th Annual International Meeting on Behavioural Sciences Applied to Surgery and Acute Care Settings
O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; O'Dea, A; Byrne, D (2015) It’s time to address the dysfunctional relationship between interns and nurses the 9th Annual International Meeting on Behavioural Sciences Applied to Surgery and Acute Care Settings Bonn, Germany, [Details]
(2015) The 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society
Hughes, BM; Lydon, S; Healy, O; Roche, M; Henry, R; Mulhern, T; Reed, P; Goodwin, MS (2015) Psychophysiological stress responses and challenging behaviour in children with autism spectrum disorder The 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society Tel Aviv, Israel, [Details]
(2015) The Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference
O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; Offiah, G; Gleeson, L; Byrne, D (2015) Stop calling me: Improving compliance with the National Early Warning Score system The Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) The 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Smyth, E; Healy, O; Lydon, S (2015) The impact of challenging behavior on stress, burnout, and work commitment among disability support staff in the UK The 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Roche, M; Henry, R; Mulhern, T; Hughes, BM (2015) Salivary cortisol levels and challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis Galway, Ireland, , 01-JUN-15 [Details]
(2015) The 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Mulhern, T; Lydon, S; Healy, O; Mollaghan, G (2015) A systematic review and evaluation of procedures for the induction of speech among persons with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities The 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) The 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Mulhern, T; Hughes, BM (2015) Heart Rate Measurement during Stereotyped Motor Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder The 9th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication Conference
Mulhern, T; Lydon, S; Healy, O; Mollaghan, G (2015) A systematic review and evaluation of procedures for the induction of speech among persons with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) The 23rd Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium
Duignan, MF; O'Connor, P; Offiah, G; Lydon, S; Byrne, D (2015) Attitudes of clinical staff to the national early warning score system The 23rd Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium Limerick, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) The 23rd Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium
Duignan, MF; Lydon, S; O'Connor, P; McVeigh, T; Offiah, G; Byrne, D (2015) Medical specialty choice: Does personality matter? The 23rd Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium Limerick, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) 9th Annual Autism Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Roche, M; Henry, R; Mulhern, T; Hughes, BM (2015) Salivary cortisol levels and challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder 9th Annual Autism Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Las Vegas, NV, USA, [Details]
(2014) The 8th Annual International Meeting on Behavioural Sciences Applied to Surgery and Acute Care Settings
O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; Offiah, G; Ahern, S; Moloney, B; Byrne, D (2014) A time use diary study of Irish interns The 8th Annual International Meeting on Behavioural Sciences Applied to Surgery and Acute Care Settings London, UK, [Details]
(2014) The 8th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Moran, L; Foody, C (2014) An examination of punishment research, 1967-Present The 8th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis [Details]
(2014) The 8th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Reed, P; Hughes, BM; Goodwin, MJ (2014) Physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism: A systematic review The 8th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis Athlone, Ireland, [Details]
(2014) Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland: Intern Study Day
Ahern, G; Lydon, S; O'Connor, P; Westby, K; Byrne, D (2014) A Comparison of Performance of a Situational Judgement Test by Pre- and Post-Internship Doctors in Ireland Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland: Intern Study Day Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2014) Proceedings of the Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting
O'Connor, P; Ahern, S; Moloney, B; Lydon, S; McVeigh, T; Byrne, D (2014) A time use diary study of interns Proceedings of the Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting Belfast, Northern Ireland, [Details]
(2013) Galway Neuroscience Centre Annual Research Day
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Reed, P; Hughes, BM; Goodwin, MJ (2013) A Systematic Review of Physiological Reactivity in Autism: Implications for our Understanding of Associated Atypical Behaviours Galway Neuroscience Centre Annual Research Day Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2013) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference
O'Connor, P; Byrne, D; Butt, M; Offiah, G; Lydon, S; McInerney, K; Stewart, B; Kerin MJ (2013) A survey of smartphone use by junior doctors: What are the implications? Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2012) The Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference
Byrne, D; Stewart, B; O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; Kerin MJ (2012) Preparing new doctors for clinical practice: An evaluation of pre-internship training The Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference [Details]
(2012) Proceedings of the International Association for Medical Education Annual Conference
Byrne, D; Stewart, B; O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; Kerin MJ (2012) Preparing new graduates for clinical practice: An evaluation of pre-internship training Proceedings of the International Association for Medical Education Annual Conference Lyon, France, [Details]
(2013) The 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Lydon, S; Healy, O; Dwyer, M (2013) An examination of heart rate during challenging behavior in autism spectrum disorder The 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2013) The 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
McCoy, A; Holloway, J; Healy, O; Lydon, S (2013) Social skills interventions for children and adolescents with asperger syndrome: Preliminary results of a meta- analysis The 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2012) The Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference
McWeeney, O; Byrne, D; O'Connor, P; Lydon, S; Kerin, MJ (2012) An evaluation of a medico-legal training workshop for interns The Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference [Details]
(2013) The 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
Mulligan, S; Healy, O; Lydon, S (2013) Treatment of repetitive, ritualistic, stereotyped, obsessive and compulsive behaviours in Autism: A review The 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis [Details]
(2012) The Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference
O'Connor, P; Byrne, D; Lydon, S; Kerin MJ (2012) An assessment of stress in Irish interns The Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference [Details]