Dr Kieran Kennedy

MBBChBAO MICGP DRCOG DME DCH MMedSci MSc

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Room 104
Comerford Suite
Clinical Science Institute
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5796
E: kieran.kennedy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Kieran Kennedy is a Lecturer in Clinical Methods and Clinical Practice in the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is involved in teaching undergraduate medical students at all stages of their training. Particular areas of educational interest and expertise include Medical Professionalism, Clinical Skills (including doctor-patient communication skills), Summative Assessment (design, delivery and quality assurance), Formative Assessment (including promotion of lifelong learning skills and learner self-regulation) and Interprofessional Education (including the promotion of team work and collaboration).

Dr Kennedy is practicing General Practitioner in Galway City. He has a range of clinical interests in General Practice, but a particular interest in child health. Dr Kennedy has specialist training and experience in the provision of health care to child, adolescent and adult patients who report sexual violence. Dr Kennedy provides this service, on behalf of the Health Service Executive, at the Galway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit and has done so since it was first established in 2009.

Dr Kennedy graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway with an MB BCh BAO honours degree in 2003. Since then he has achieved accreditation of General Professional Training in General (Internal) Medicine (RCPI) and completed Specialist Training in General Practice. He holds Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP) and a range of other qualifications relevant to his clinical and academic practice. These include a Diploma in Medicine for the Elderly from the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology London, a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, the Degree of Master of Health Science in the field of Clinical Education from the National University of Ireland Galway, the Degree of Master of Science in Forensic Medicine from University College Dublin and the Degree of Master of Medical Science in the speciality of General Practice from the National University of Ireland Galway. In addition, he holds advanced training and certification in relation to delivery of the Irish National Methadone Treatment Programme and a Certificate in Family Planning from the Joint Committee for Family Planning Ireland which recognises training in contraceptive and sexual health care.  Most recently, Dr Kennedy was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Higher Education Teaching and Learning) from the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the National University of Ireland Galway. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Delivering education about sexual violence: reflections on the experience of teaching a sensitive topic in the social and health sciences'
Stacey Scriver and Kieran M. Kennedy (2016) 'Delivering education about sexual violence: reflections on the experience of teaching a sensitive topic in the social and health sciences'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Preparing patients for travel to high altitude: advice on travel health and chemoprophylaxis'
Flaherty, GT,Kennedy, KM (2016) 'Preparing patients for travel to high altitude: advice on travel health and chemoprophylaxis'. British Journal Of General Practice, 66 :62-64 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Calibration of communication skills items in OSCE checklists according to the MAAS-Global'
Setyonugroho, W,Kropmans, T,Kennedy, KM,Stewart, B,van Dalen, J (2016) 'Calibration of communication skills items in OSCE checklists according to the MAAS-Global'. Patient Education And Counseling, 99 :139-146 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Disclosure of Sexual Violence: Indentifying and Managing Adult Sexual Assault and Rape'
Teixeira G and Kennedy KM (2015) 'Disclosure of Sexual Violence: Indentifying and Managing Adult Sexual Assault and Rape'. Student BMJ, 23 :24-26 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Reliability and validity of OSCE checklists used to assess the communication skills of undergraduate medical students: A systematic review'
Setyonugroho, W,Kennedy, KM,Kropmans, TJB (2015) 'Reliability and validity of OSCE checklists used to assess the communication skills of undergraduate medical students: A systematic review'. Patient Education And Counseling, 98 :1482-1491 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Back to the future: An online OSCE Management Information System for nursing OSCEs'
Meskell, P,Burke, E,Kropmans, TJB,Byrne, E,Setyonugroho, W,Kennedy, KM (2015) 'Back to the future: An online OSCE Management Information System for nursing OSCEs'. Nurse Education Today, 35 :1091-1096 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Back to the Future: Electronic Marking of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Admission Interviews Using an Online Management Information System in Schools of Health Sciences'
Kropmans TJB, Griffin L, Cunningham D, Walsh D, Setyonugroho W, Field CA, Flynn E, Kennedy KM (2015) 'Back to the Future: Electronic Marking of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Admission Interviews Using an Online Management Information System in Schools of Health Sciences'. Journal of Health and Medical Informatics, 6 (182) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Strategic categorization of available research relating to sexual assault and rape facilitates more accurate interpretation of injury data'
Kennedy KM (2015) 'Strategic categorization of available research relating to sexual assault and rape facilitates more accurate interpretation of injury data'. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology, 36 (1):31-35 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'What can GPs do for adult patients disclosing recent sexual violence?'
Kennedy KM, White C (2015) 'What can GPs do for adult patients disclosing recent sexual violence?'. Br J Gen Pract, 65 (630):42-44 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'The Risk of Sexual Assault and Rape During International Travel: Implications for the Practice of Travel Medicine'
Kennedy KM and Flaherty GT (2015) 'The Risk of Sexual Assault and Rape During International Travel: Implications for the Practice of Travel Medicine'. Journal Of Travel Medicine, [Details]
(2015) 'Strategic Categorization of Available Research Relating to Sexual Assault and Rape Facilitates More Accurate Interpretation of Injury Data'
Kennedy, KM (2015) 'Strategic Categorization of Available Research Relating to Sexual Assault and Rape Facilitates More Accurate Interpretation of Injury Data'. American Journal Of Forensic Medicine And Pathology, 36 :31-35 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'YouTube as a source of instructional videos for teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students'
Kennedy KM, Stewart B, Avalos G. (2014) 'YouTube as a source of instructional videos for teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students'. International Journal Of Clinical Skills, 8 (1) [Details]
(2014) 'The Case in Favour of Educating Medical Students About Sexual Violence'
Kenned y KM (2014) 'The Case in Favour of Educating Medical Students About Sexual Violence'. Medical Teacher [Impact Factor 1.121], 36 (3):267-268 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Heterogeneity of existing research relating to sexual violence, sexual assault and rape precludes meta-analysis of injury data'
Kennedy, KM (2013) 'Heterogeneity of existing research relating to sexual violence, sexual assault and rape precludes meta-analysis of injury data'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 20 :447-459 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'How teaching on the care of the victim of sexual violence alters undergraduate medical students' awareness of the key issues involved in patient care and their attitudes to such patients'
Kennedy, KM,Vellinga, A,Bonner, N,Stewart, B,McGrath, D (2013) 'How teaching on the care of the victim of sexual violence alters undergraduate medical students' awareness of the key issues involved in patient care and their attitudes to such patients'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 20 :582-587 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Response to Assessing the presence of female DNA on post-coital penile swabs: Relevance to the investigation of sexual assault published in the October 2012 edition of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine'
Kennedy, KM (2013) 'Response to Assessing the presence of female DNA on post-coital penile swabs: Relevance to the investigation of sexual assault published in the October 2012 edition of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine'. Journal Of Forensic And Legal Medicine, :559-559 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Letter to the editor: Response to Assessing the presence of female DNA on post-coital penile swabs: relevance to the investigation of sexual assault published in the October 2012 edition of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine'
Kennedy KM (2013) 'Letter to the editor: Response to Assessing the presence of female DNA on post-coital penile swabs: relevance to the investigation of sexual assault published in the October 2012 edition of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 20 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system'
Kennedy, KM (2012) 'The relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 19 :309-311 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Testamentary capacity: A practical guide to assessment of ability to make a valid will'
Kennedy, KM (2012) 'Testamentary capacity: A practical guide to assessment of ability to make a valid will'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 19 :191-195 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'A survey of the management of urinary tract infection in children in primary care and comparison with the NICE guidelines'
Kennedy, KM,Glynn, LG,Dineen, B (2010) 'A survey of the management of urinary tract infection in children in primary care and comparison with the NICE guidelines'. BMC Family Practice, 11 [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Recent Rape/Sexual Assault: National Guidelines on Referral and Forensic Clinical Examination.
National SATU Guidelines Development Group (2014) Recent Rape/Sexual Assault: National Guidelines on Referral and Forensic Clinical Examination. Dublin, Ireland: Health Service Executive and Department of Justice and Law Reform. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2015
Setyonugroho W, Kropmans TJB, Kennedy KM, Stewart B and J van Dalen (2015) Fixing the Rubber Band: Calibration of Communication Skills Items in OSCE Checklists Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2015 [Details]
(2015) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2015
Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM and Kropmans TJB (2015) Rubrics Used to Assess Communication Skills of Undergraduate Medical Students in Objective Structure Clinical Examinations: A Systematic Review (Oral presentation) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2015 Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, , 20-FEB-15 [Details]
(2014) Galway Symposium on Higher Education
Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM and Kropmans TJB (2014) The use of OSCEs to assess communication skills in undergraduate medical students: a systematic review (Poster presentation) Galway Symposium on Higher Education National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) Aisa Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) February 2015
Setyonugroho W, Kropmans TJB, Kennedy KM, Stewart B and J van Dalen (2015) Calibration of Communication Skills Items According to the MASS-Global in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (Oral presentation) Aisa Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) February 2015 National University of Singapore, , 04-FEB-15 - 08-FEB-15 [Details]
(2015) The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) International Conference 2015 (Glasgow)
Kropmans T, Cunningham D and Kennedy KM. (2015) The Use of Borderline Regression with an Online Marking Tool for Improved Decisions about Pass or Fail Students The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) International Conference 2015 (Glasgow) Glasgow, Scotland, , 08-SEP-15 [Details]
(2015) The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) International Conference 2015
Setyonugroho w, Kropmans T, Kennedy KM, Stewart B and van Dalen J. (2015) Fixing the Rubber Band: Calibration of Communication Skills Items in OSCE Checklists The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) International Conference 2015 Glasgow, Scotland, , 08-SEP-15 [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway
Kennedy KM (2015) Heterogeneity of Existing Research Relating to Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault and Rape Preclude Meta-analysis of Injury Data. Oral Presentation 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway
Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM, Kropmans T (2015) Rubrics Used to Assess Communication Skills of Undergraduate Medical Students in Objective Structure Clinical Examinations: A Systematic Review (Oral presentation) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway
Setyonugroho W, Kropmans T, Kennedy KM, van Dalen J (2015) Fixing the Rubber Band: Calibration of Communication Skills items in Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) checklists (Oral presentation) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway
Setyonugroho W, Kropmans K, Murphy R, Hayes P, Kennedy KM (2015) Fixing the Rubber Band in Communication Skills Assessment - Analysis of Interdepartmental OSCE Stations (Oral presentation) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway
Meskell P, Burke E, Kropmans T, Byrne E, Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM (2015) The Implementation of a Computer Based System for the Management of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in Undergraduate Nursing Education (Oral presentation) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
(2015) The 9th Child Abuse Pevention, Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) International Congress, University of Edinburgh. New Directions in Child Protection and Wellbeing: Making a Real Difference to Children’s Lives
Kissoon-Harrison GS, Lyons A, Kennedy KM, Bonner NM, Nelson JK (2015) Physical Findings Following Alleged Child Seuxal Assault: An Irish Perspective The 9th Child Abuse Pevention, Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) International Congress, University of Edinburgh. New Directions in Child Protection and Wellbeing: Making a Real Difference to Children’s Lives [Details]
(2014) Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), January 2014
Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM, Kropmans TJB and Dunne FP (2014) OSCEs to assess communication skills in undergraduate medical students: A systematic review Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), January 2014 [Details]
(2013) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED)
Tan S, Kennedy KM, Coughlan RJ (2013) A Study Of Students’ Preferences For Learning From Real Or Simulated Patients As Part Of Early Patient Contact In The Undergraduate Curriculum Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) [Details]
(2013) The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) international conference 2013
Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM and Kropmans T (2013) The use of Object Structured Clinical Examinations to assess communication skills in undergraduate medical students: A systematic review of the published literature The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) international conference 2013 [Details]
(2012) Irish Network Of Medical Educators (INMED); Professionalism
Hayes, P; Kennedy, KM (2012) Evaluation of the role of patient video diaries as part of a professionalism module for pre-clinical undergraduates Irish Network Of Medical Educators (INMED); Professionalism [Details]
(2012) The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI)
Kennedy KM, Jennings P, O’Brien N, Glynn LG (2012) Does the Pareto principle apply to Irish healthcare utilisation across primary and secondary care? The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The Forensic Medical Examination of Adults who Report Sexual Violence In Ireland: A Practical Overview for the Legal Practitioner'
Kennedy KM, McHugh A and M Eogan (2016) 'The Forensic Medical Examination of Adults who Report Sexual Violence In Ireland: A Practical Overview for the Legal Practitioner' Irish Criminal Law Journal, 26 (1) :2-12. [Details]
(2015) 'Back to the future: electronic marking of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Admission Interviews using an Online Management Information System in Schools of Health Sciences'
Kropmans TJB, Griffin L, Cunningham D, Walsh D, Setyonugroho W, Field CA, Flynn E and Kennedy KM (2015) 'Back to the future: electronic marking of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Admission Interviews using an Online Management Information System in Schools of Health Sciences' Journal of Medical Students in Galway, 2 (1) :32-34. [Details]
(2011) 'Maximising Rehabilitation after Acquired Brain Injury'
Hogan MF, Kennedy KM (2011) 'Maximising Rehabilitation after Acquired Brain Injury' Irish Psychiatrist, 12 (1) . [Details]
(2010) 'Audit of a new community heart failure management programme in Galway'
Kennedy KM, Croghan C, Killeen L, Harrington O, Day B, Nash P, Murphy AW (2010) 'Audit of a new community heart failure management programme in Galway' Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, 27 (5) . [Details]
(2009) 'A report on the Vasco da Gama Movement pre-conference to the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) conference, Basel, 2009'
Kennedy KM (2009) 'A report on the Vasco da Gama Movement pre-conference to the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) conference, Basel, 2009' Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, 26 (11) . [Details]
(2008) 'Renal Vein Thrombosis in Nephrotic Syndrome'
Kennedy KM, Choong M (2008) 'Renal Vein Thrombosis in Nephrotic Syndrome' Modern Medicine, 38 (2) . [Details]
(2007) 'Review of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for General Practitioners'
Kennedy KM, Kavanagh A, Morris J (2007) 'Review of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for General Practitioners' Medicine Weekly, 11 (33) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) 17th Ottawa Conference and the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference,
Setyonugroho W, Kelly M, Kenedy KM, Flyn E, Geoghegan R, Murphy R, Morrison JJ, Hayes P and Kropmans T (2016) The effect of language on the assessment of communication skills using a standardised measurement in OSCEs. [International Refereed Conference], 17th Ottawa Conference and the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference, Perth, Western Australia , 19-MAR-16 - 23-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) 17th Ottawa Conference and the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference,
Setyonugroho W, Kropmans T and Kennedy KM (2016) True communication skills assessment in interdepartmental OSCE stations: standard setting usig the MAAS-Global and EduG. [International Refereed Conference], 17th Ottawa Conference and the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference, Perth, Western Australia , 19-MAR-16 - 23-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2015,
Setyonugroho W, Kropmans TJB and Kennedy KM (2015) Calibration of Communication Skills Items According to the MASS-Global in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations: A Pilot Study (Oral presentation). [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2015, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick , 20-FEB-15. [Details]
(2012) 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2012,
Kennedy KM, Stewart B and Avalos G (2012) YOUTUBE as a source of instructional videos for teaching clinical examination skills. [Oral Presentation], 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2012, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin , 24-FEB-12. [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2015) What can GPs do for adult patients disclosing recent sexual violence?.
Kennedy, KM,White, C (2015) What can GPs do for adult patients disclosing recent sexual violence?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]