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Ms. Agnella Craig

Assistant Professor (Radiation Therapy)

Since Sept 2003 I have been working in The Discipline of Radiation Therapy, lecturing on the undergraduate B Sc (Radiation Therapy) programme. Prior to joining Trinity, I worked as a System Support Engineer for 1 year in LM Ericsson after obtaining first class Honours from University College Cork in a Higher Diploma in Computer Science (2000). Having originally qualified as a Therapeutic Radiographer in 1992 I worked as a Senior Radiation Therapist in the Radiotherapy Departments in St Luke's Hospital, St Vincent's Private Hospital and Cork University Hospital.
  CANCER   CANCER PATIENTS   Clinical education   Health informatics   Information technology in education   LITERACY   Medical technology   PATIENT EDUCATION   Therapeutic and Clinical oncology   Therapeutic radiography
 'The potential benefit of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in reducing anxiety levels in patients referred for radical Radiotherapy treatment'
 Literacy Levels in Prostate Cancer Patients: Relationship of Health Literacy Level, Understanding of Cancer Information and the Shared Decision-Making Process

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Details Date From Date To
EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) 2003
ESTRO (European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) 2004
IIR (Irish Institute of Radiography) 1996
Brain Tumour Support Group 2001 Currently
Agnella Craig, Aidan Seery. , Literacy Levels in Prostate Cancer Patients: Relationship of Health Literacy Level, Understanding of Cancer Information and the Shared Decision-Making Process, Driving healthcare change through HSCP research, 'Health and Social Care Professions Research Conference, Dublin, Feb 2014, 2014, Poster, PRESENTED
Agnella Craig, Aidan Seery, Literacy levels in a prostate cancer population undergoing radiotherapy: relationship of Health Literacy Level and understanding of cancer information,, TCD, School of Education,Fourth Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Dublin Ireland, June 2013, 2013, Poster, PRESENTED
David Hevey, Kevin Thomas, Maria Pertl, Laura Maher, Agnella Craig, and Siobhan Ni Chuinneagain, Method Effects and the Need for Cognition Scale, The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 12, (1), 2012, p20 - 33, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
H. Fetherstone, A. Craig, Use of HPV screening in HNSCC by radiation oncologists and it's impact on treatment, Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO 31, Barcelona,, May 2012, 103, (S1), 2012, ppS373-S374 , Poster, PUBLISHED
M. Dixon, T. O'Dwyer, A. Craig, A retrospective analysis of an oropharyngeal cancer database, with focus on a HPV subgroup, in one centre in Ireland, Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO 31, Barcelona, May 2012, 103, (S1), 2012, ppS374-S375 , Poster, PUBLISHED
A. Webster, A. Craig, Knowledge of Colorectal Cancer and barriers to discussing signs and symptoms in an older Irish population., Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO 31, Barcelona, May 2012, 103, (S1), 2012, ppS618-, Poster, PUBLISHED
Thomas, K., Hevey, D. , Pertl, M., Ní Chuinneagáin, S., Craig, A., & Maher, L. , Appearance matters: The frame and focus of health messages influences beliefs about skin cancer , British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, (2), 2011, p418 - 429, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
A. Fallon, P. Sloane, M. Coffey, A. Craig, An analysis of the impact of xerostomia on the quality of life of head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 11th Biennial ESTRO Conference on Physics and Radiation Technology, London, U.K, May 2011, 99, (S1), 2011, S319-, Poster, PUBLISHED
Hevey, D., Pertl, M., Thomas, K., Maher,L., Craig, A, Ní Chuinneagáin, S, Body consciousness moderates the effect of message framing on intentions to use sunscreen, Journal of Health Psychology, 15, (4), 2010, p553 - 559, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
D. Hevey , M. Pertl, K. Thomas, L. Maher, A. Craig, S. Ni Chuinneagain, Consideration of future consequences scale: Confirmatory Factor Analysis , Personality and Individual Differences, 48, (5), 2010, p654 - 657, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Agnella Craig, Aidan Seery, Health Literacy and Radiotherapy: What are the Implications for the Patient?, Faculty of Radiologists,.Annual Scientific Meeting, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland, 26th sept , 2014, Royal College Surgeons, Dublin , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Discipline of Radiation Therapy , The 14th All Ireland Radiation Therapy Study Day , 01-03-2014, In:The 14th All Ireland Radiation Therapy Study Day , 2014, Dublin Ireland , Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
E. Nic An Ghaeirr, A. Craig, An investigation into the awareness of cervical cancer and the factors that influence attendance for cervical cancer smears in women within the screening age criteria, Journal of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, 17, (1), 2013, p14 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
A Craig, Ethics: A practical guide to obtaining ethical approval, Journal of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy , 16, (1), 2012, p1 - 5, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
G Menezes, L Maher, J Kenny, M Quinn, R Miller, M Coffey, A Craig, Potential Issues Associated with Videoconferencing in Oncology Multidisciplinary Team Meetings, XVIth International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, Amsterdam, 31/5/2010-3/6/2010, 2010, Poster, PRESENTED
McGivney J, Menezes G, Craig A, Telesynergy(r), Telemedicine in the Irish Health Service: Current and Future Perspectives, Dublin, 5th April, 2006, Engineers Ireland (Biomedical), Invited Talk, PRESENTED
G Menezes, A Craig, M Coffey, D Hollywood, Tele-Oncology: Designing a system for case conferencing around Ireland, Health Informatics Society of Ireland. Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 2004, 2004, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Craig A, Menezes G, Holmberg O, McGivney J, Cooney P, McKenzie K, Coffey M, Hollywood D, Oncology in Ireland - The benefit from Telesynergy, Cancerwise, 3, (1), 2004, p8 - 10, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Menezes G, Craig A, Coffey M, Gillham C, Hollywood D, Development of an Oncology Teleconferencing System in Ireland, Radiotherapy & Oncology, ESTRO 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 October 2004, 73, (Supplement 1), Elsevier, 2004, ppS538-S539 , Poster, PUBLISHED


Award Date
ICS Travel Bursary April 2004
MA TCD 2009
My research interests include psychosocial aspects of cancer care and the use of technology in both patient care and in education. In 2005 I completed a Masters in Health Informatics in Trinity College Dublin. The first year of this course was a taught programme and I received first class Honours. The title of my Dissertation was "The potential benefit of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in reducing anxiety levels in patients referred for radical Radiotherapy treatment". In 2010, I registered as a part-time PhD student in the School of Education in Trinity College. My research is examining the relationship between literacy levels and understanding of cancer information. Other projects I have worked on include: 1.Mapping the Patient Journey in Radiotherapy 2.Defining the Radiotherapy Minimum Data Set 3.Restructuring the clinical component of the undergraduate B Sc in Radiation Therapy. In 2005 I chaired a group for the ERHA project on "Defining the Minimum Cancer Dataset". In Nov 2005 and Nov 2003 I was a member of Faculty for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) teaching course 'Organisation and Implementation of Cancer Clinical Trials', and from 2003-2013, I was involved in the roll out of a National Telemedicine System in Oncology.