Mary Byrne

Lecturer Above The Bar B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of General Practice
Clinical Science Institute
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5205
E: mary.byrne@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Mary Byrne is a half-time Lecturer in Primary Care at the Discipline of General Practice at NUI Galway, where her primary responsibility lies in the area of inter-disciplinary postgraduate education. She is Programme Director of the Masters in Chronic Illness Management, Masters in Primary Care and PGDip/Cert in Clinical Primary Care. She is Programme Coordinator of the Masters and PGDip/Cert in Clinical Education. 

She holds a PhD and a Masters in Health Promotion, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, and a BA in Psychology and Music. For her doctoral research she developed and evaluated a school-based programme promoting positive mental and emotional health for 15-18 year olds. During this time she was a member of the inaugural Advisory Board for INTERCAMHS, the International Alliance for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Schools. Following this she was Project Manager of the SPHERE study, a randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Relative cost effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention in selected patient subgroups with existing coronary heart disease'
Gillespie, P,O'Shea, E,Murphy, AW,Smith, SM,Byrne, MC,Byrne, M,Cupples, ME (2012) 'Relative cost effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention in selected patient subgroups with existing coronary heart disease'. European Journal Of Health Economics, 13 :429-443 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Translating policy into practice: a case study in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease'
Prior L, Wilson J, Donnelly M, Murphy AW, Smith SM, Byrne M, Byrne M, Cupples ME (2011) 'Translating policy into practice: a case study in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease'. Health Expectations, [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Services for children with (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders in the Republic of Ireland: current and future service provision'
Logue-Kennedy, M., Lyons, R., Carroll, C., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Byrne, M. (2011) 'Services for children with (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders in the Republic of Ireland: current and future service provision'. American Journal Of Audiology, 20 :9-18 [Details]
(2010) 'The cost-effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease'
Gillespie, P,O'Shea, E,Murphy, AW,Byrne, MC,Byrne, M,Smith, SM,Cupples, ME (2010) 'The cost-effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease'. International Journal Of Technology Assessment In Health Care, 26 :263-271 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Service organisation for the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease in primary care'
Buckley BS, Byrne MC, Smith SM. (2010) 'Service organisation for the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease in primary care'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (Issue 3 Art No: CD00) [Details]
(2010) 'A mixed-methods prospective study of death certification in general practice'
O'Donovan, BGG,Armstrong, P,Byrne, MC,Murphy, AW (2010) 'A mixed-methods prospective study of death certification in general practice'. Family Practice, 27 :351-355 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Using the opinions of coronary heart disease patients in designing a health education booklet for use in general practice consultations'
Leathem CS, Byrne MC, Cupples ME, Byrne M, Corrigan M, Murphy AW, Smith SM (2009) 'Using the opinions of coronary heart disease patients in designing a health education booklet for use in general practice consultations'. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 10 :189-199 [Details]
(2009) 'Effect of tailored practice and patient care plans on secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice: cluster randomised controlled trial'
Murphy, AW,Cupples, ME,Smith, SM,Byrne, M,Byrne, MC,Newell, J (2009) 'Effect of tailored practice and patient care plans on secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice: cluster randomised controlled trial'. British Medical Journal, 339 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Identifying strategies to maximise recruitment and retention of practices and patients in a multicentre randomised controlled trial of an intervention to optimise secondary prevention for coronary heart disease in primary care'
Leathem, CS,Cupples, ME,Byrne, MC,O'Malley, M,Houlihan, A,Murphy, AW,Smith, SM (2009) 'Identifying strategies to maximise recruitment and retention of practices and patients in a multicentre randomised controlled trial of an intervention to optimise secondary prevention for coronary heart disease in primary care'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Are we ignoring the problem of sleep disorder in children with intellectual disabilities?'
MacCrosain, AM,Byrne, MC (2009) 'Are we ignoring the problem of sleep disorder in children with intellectual disabilities?'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, 178 :427-431 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in different primary healthcare systems with and without pay-for-performance'
Cupples, ME,Byrne, MC,Smith, SM,Leathem, CS,Murphy, AW (2008) 'Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in different primary healthcare systems with and without pay-for-performance'. Heart, 94 :1594-1600 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Monitoring treatment fidelity in a randomized controlled trial of a complex intervention'
Spillane, V,Byrne, MC,Byrne, M,Leathem, CS,O'Malley, M,Cupples, ME (2007) 'Monitoring treatment fidelity in a randomized controlled trial of a complex intervention'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 60 :343-352 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Development of a complex intervention for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in primary care using the UK Medical Research Council framework'
Byrne, M, Cupples, ME, Smith, SM, Leathem, C, Corrigan, M, Byrne, MC, Murphy, AW (2006) 'Development of a complex intervention for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in primary care using the UK Medical Research Council framework'. American Journal Of Managed Care, 12 :261-266 [Details]
(2005) 'Recruiting general practices to participate in research: experiences from the SPHERE study'
O'Brien N, Armstrong P, McLoughlin M, Byrne M, Murphy AW. (2005) 'Recruiting general practices to participate in research: experiences from the SPHERE study'. Family Practice (Abstract), 22 (1) [Details]
(2005) 'The SPHERE Study. Secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice: protocol of a randomised controlled trial of tailored practice and patient care plans with parallel qualitative, economic and policy analyses. [ISRCTN24081411]'
Murphy, AW,Cupples, ME,Smith, SM,Byrne, M,Leathem, C,Byrne, MC (2005) 'The SPHERE Study. Secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice: protocol of a randomised controlled trial of tailored practice and patient care plans with parallel qualitative, economic and policy analyses. [ISRCTN24081411]'. Current Controlled Trials In Cardiovascular Medicine, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Implementation of a School-Based Mental Health Promotion Programme in Ireland'
Byrne M, Barry MM, Sheridan A. (2004) 'Implementation of a School-Based Mental Health Promotion Programme in Ireland'. International Journal Of Mental Health Promotion, 6 (2):17-25 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2007) 'Health for All'
Byrne, MC (2007) 'Health for All' In: Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(2005) 'The development and evaluation of a mental health promotion programme for post-primary schools in Ireland'
Byrne, M; Barry, MM; Nic Gabhainn, S; Newell, J (2005) 'The development and evaluation of a mental health promotion programme for post-primary schools in Ireland' In: The Health Promoting School: International Advances in Theory, Evaluation and Practice. Copenhagen: Danish University of Education Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Multimorbidity - the Practice Nurse Perspective (part 2)'
Campion J, Byrne MC. (2011) 'Multimorbidity - the Practice Nurse Perspective (part 2)' Nursing in General Practice, 4 (6) :20-23. [Details]
(2011) 'Multimorbidity in Primary Care (part 1)'
Campion J, Byrne MC (2011) 'Multimorbidity in Primary Care (part 1)' Nursing in General Practice, 4 (5) :20-23. [Details]