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Professor Catherine Hayes

Prof In / Specialist in Public Health (Public Health & Primary Care)
TALLAGHT HOSPITAL


Professor Catherine Hayes is a Professor in Public Health in the joint Discipline of Public Health and Primary Care in the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a joint academic-service post as a Specialist in Public Health Medicine with the HSE working on Health Information Systems. She obtained her undergraduate medical degree from University College Cork and completed the Cork Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice. She undertook a Masters in Public Health at University College Dublin (UCD). Having completed Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine, she was a full-time public health specialist with the health service during which completed her Doctorate at the School of Medicine in UCD. She was a recipient of prestigious Training in Dissemination and Implementation Research (TIDIRH) training award at the National Cancer Institute, US in 2016. In 2017 she was one of three recipients nationally of the HRB Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards. In this project she led an international research team to pilot a community-based smoking cessation intervention We Can Quit (WCQ) for socio-economically disadvantaged women, delivered by trained local women. WCQ is now embedded in HSE stop smoking services in the new Slaintecare Healthy Communities and which provides a model for action in Europe. Within Trinity, she is the Academic Lead for the Healthy Trinity Tobacco Free Programme. She is a national public health expert for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and a member of the recently formed national Growing Up in Ireland Research and Practice Expert Advisory Group. Catherine is a Trainer and Examiner for the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI), a former Board Member and Vice-Dean, and received Fellowship from the RCPI in 2020. She was awarded Fellowship from Trinity College in 2021. She has almost 140 publications and is an Associate Editor of Pilot and Feasibility Studies, and Trials journals. She mentors for the TCD Aurora, Women in Leadership, programme. She is a member of the National Research Ethics Committee. She is the current President of the UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health, (the leading society for academic public health research in UK and Ireland), a former External Liaison Officer, and a Senior Mentor for the Society. She is a current member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Public Health Association.
  ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SMOKING   Childhood obesity   MATERNAL SMOKING   MATERNAL-FETAL INTERFACE   Smoking Behavior   SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS
 We Can Quit 2 (WCQ2): A pilot cluster randomized trial of a peer-led community-based smoking cessation intervention for disadvantaged women in Ireland
  Implementation of Making Every Contact Count (MECC): developing a collaborative strategy to optimise and scale-up MECC
 Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity
 SCOPE (Standardised measurement for Childhood Obesity Prevention)

Details Date
President UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health (SSM-PH) Committee 2022-3
Member National Research Ethics Committee (Ministerial Appointment) 2021-2023
Growing Up in Ireland Research and Practice Expert Advisory Group - established to support the ongoing development and implementation of the Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) study which is transitioning to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) from 2023. The role of the group will be to advise on: the identification of data needs and priorities the development of the research needs reports for each wave the identification of potential research analyses to be undertaken with the data knowledge transfer, communications and maximising the use of GUI data. 24/11/22
Editorial Board, Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020
External Examiner, for Membership of Faculty of Public health Medicine in Ireland, part 3 Examination-newly introduced 06-12-2022
National Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) 2019
Editorial Board, Trials, (Associate Editor) 2022-
Invited Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental and Public Health Research (IJERPH). Implementation and Perspective on Community Based Health Promotion Interventions 2021
Member, Higher Specialist Training Committee, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI ongoing
Member, Examinations Committee, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI ongoing
Member, Curriculum Review Group, Higher Specialist Training, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI 2019-20
Faculty of Public Health Medicine Representative, RCPI. National Review of Implementation of the National Obesity Policy 2021
Teaching Consultancy for External Organisation on Implementation Science 2021
National academic public health expert on Tobacco control appointed by the Department of Health (compliance with various aspects of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) 4/09/22
External Relations Lead, UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health (SSM-PH) Committee 2016 -2021
Member of the Board of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 2004-7 and 2010-3
National Academic Assessment Panel for the Structured Population and Health-services Research Education) Programme (SPHeRE) 2017
Editorial Board Trials (Associate Editor) 2022
Officer: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 1996 and 2010
Conference Chair, European Public Health Association annual scientific meetings 2019-21
Chairperson, Policy Action Group on Obesity Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2016
External Teaching and Examiner, Masters in Public Health Programme, University College Dublin 2012-ongoing
External Examiner (undergraduate) UCC third-year medical students. Epidemiology for Evidence-Based Healthcare 2014
External Examiner (postgraduate) PhD UCC. Public health burden of diabetes in Ireland. 2018
External Examiner for RCPI, Membership of Faculty of Public Health Medicine, (Parts 1 and 2) 2013 ongoing
External Examiner (postgraduate) PhD UCC. Implementation of a family focused lifestyle programme for managing childhood obesity in the community setting in Ireland. 2017
External Examiner (postgraduate) MSc by Research RCSI. Training doctors to manage patients with multimorbidity. 2017
Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Population Health Evaluation Panel 2016 ongoing
Journal Reviews (verified by Publons): BMJ (5;) IJERPH (4); Pilot and Feasibility Studies (4); Irish Journal of Medical Science (3); BMC Health Services Research (2); British Journal of General Practice (2); BMJ Open (1); Plos One (1) 2011-
Abstract Reviewer National Institutes of Health US Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation ongoing
UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health ongoing
Post Graduate Medical and Dental Board (Ministerial appointment) 2005
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Basic
Irish Fluent Medium Basic
Details Date From Date To
UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health. (President 2022-2023) 2007 -
European Public Health Association (EUPHA). (International Scientific Advisory Committee, 2022-5) 2012
International Epidemiology Association 2019 -
Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI) 1994 -
US National Cancer Institute (NCI) Implementation Science Network 2017 -
European Implementation Collaborative 2014 -
All Island Obesity Forum 2017
Cancer Trials Ireland 2018 -
Meade, O;, O'Brien, M;, Noone C;, Lawless, A;, McSharry, J;, Deely, H;, Hart J; Hayes, CB;, Keyworth, C;, Lavoie, K;, McGowan O;, Murphy, AW;, Murphy, PJ; O'Reilly O;, Byrne, M., Exploring barriers and enablers to the delivery of Making Every Contact Count brief behavioural interventions in Ireland: a cross-sectional survey study, British Journal of Health Psychology, 00, 2023, p1 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Mullin, M., Shane Allwright, S., McGrath, D.,Hayes, CB. , Use of a Living Lab approach to implement a smoke-free campus policy, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, (7), 2023, p5354-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  Handle
Butler, E., O' Keeffe, L., v Dijk, W., Costelloe, S., Curtin, S., Foley, K.,Hayes, CB., Huizink, A., Kearney, P., McCarthy, F., O' Mahony, S., Khashan, A., Murray D., Associations between prenatal maternal cortisol, stress and anxiety, and childhood obesity at 5 years: A nested case-control study, Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2023, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Martina Mullin, Shane Allwright, David McGrath, Catherine Hayes, Use of a Living Lab Approach to Implement a Smoke-Free Campus PolicyInt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health , International Journal of Environmental Researh and Public Health , 20, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Catherine Hayes and Fiona Dobbie and Stefania Castello and Emma Burke and Nicola O Connell and Jennifer Patterson and Joanne Vance and Catherine Darker and Nadine Dougall and Linda Bauld, P62. The potential of a community-based smoking cessation programme to support smoke-free homes and to influence smoking attitudes or behaviour through social network analysis, J Epidemiol Community Health, Society for Social Medicine and Population Health Annual Scientific Meeting, Exeter, UK, 7-9 September , 76, BMJ, 2022, ppA74-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Catherine Darker and Emma Burke and Stefania Castello and Karin O'Sullivan and Caitriona Reynolds and Fiona Dobbie and Joanne Vance and Nadine Dougall and Linda Bauld and Catherine Hayes, OP99"Process evaluation of we can quit, a smoking cessation programme for women living in socio-disadvantage areas in Ireland " the we can quit 2 pilot trial, J Epidemiol Community Health, Society of Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Exeter, UK, 7-9 September, 76, BMJ, 2022, ppA48-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Meade O, O'Brien M, Mc Sharry J, Lawless A, CoughlinS, Hart J, Hayes CB.....Bryne M. , 'Enhancing the implementation of the Making Every Contact Count brief behavioural intervention programme in Ireland: protocol for the Making MECC Work research programme ', HRB Open Res, Health Research Board , 2022, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  Handle
Minogue V, Morrissey MC, Hayes C , Knowledge Translation, Dissemination and Impact: why does it matter, Health Services Research UK 15th Annual Conference , University of Sheffield , 5-7 July, 2022, Health Services Research UK, Notes: [Invited workshop ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Darker CD, Burke E, Castello S, O'Sullivan K, O'Connell, N., Vance, J, Reynolds C, Buggy A, Dougall, N, Loudon K, Williams P, Dobbie F, Bauld L and Hayes, CB., A process evaluation of 'We Can Quit' a community-based smoking cessation intervention targeting women from areas of socio-disadvantage in Ireland. , A process evaluation of 'We Can Quit' a community-based smoking cessation intervention targeting women from areas of socio-disadvantage in Ireland. , BMC Public Health, 22, 2022, p1528 -, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Castello S, Darker CD, Vance J, Dougall N, Linda Bauld L , Hayes CB, The We Can Quit2 Smoking Cessation Trial: Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Following a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 19, (4), 2022, p2333-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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Hayes C, Translating and disseminating research findings to stakeholders: The We Can Quit 2 Pilot TrialĀ of Smoking Cessation in Disadvantaged Women , HSE Share and Learn Seminar No. 4, Online, 21-09-22, 2022, HSE Research and Development, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Kerins C, A food service industry perspective on the barriers and facilitators to menu labelling implementation: A review of the evidence. SPHeRE policy brief, SPHeRE, 04, 2022, Notes: [The document is a SPHeRE Policy Brief. ], Report, PUBLISHED
Kerins C, Kelly C, Reardon C.M., Houghton C, Toomey E, Hayes C.B., Geaney F, Perry IJ, McSharry J, McHugh S., Factors influencing adherence to a calorie posting policy in Irish public hospitals. SPHeRE Policy Brief, SPHeRE , 05, 2022, Report, PUBLISHED
Stefania Castello. Catherine Darker, Elaine Buckley, Caitriona Reynolds ,Aine Buggy,K O Hagan, N Cronin, Declan Devane, Nadine Dougall, Linda Bauld and Catherine B Hayes , Policy brief We Can Quit2 Trial, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Calnan, S., Toomey, E., Matvienko-Sikar, K., Hayes, C., McHugh, S., Flannery, C., O'Neill, K., Doherty, E., Hennessy, M., Kelly, C., Heary, C., Queally, M., Heffernan, T., Byrne, M. and Kearney, P.M. , Role of integrated knowledge translation in developing and implementing a multi-component infant feeding intervention: Insights from the CHErIsH study., Eur Health Psychol , 21, (1), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hayes C, Barriers and facilitators to adoption, implementation and sustainment of obesity prevention interventions in schoolchildren, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly Committee D (Environment and Social) on Childhood Obesity, Government Buildings, Dublin, 04-2018, 2018, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Hayes CB on behalf of DEDIPAC team, Conditions for successful implementation and transferability of good practice policies and multi-component interventions for dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours across Europe, DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity) Ireland. One day National Symposium, Dublin, 17th September, 2016, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Hayes CB, New Opportunities for Personalised Cancer Prevention, 10th International Cancer Conference. Cancer Research: New Frontiers, New Hope, Trinity College Dublin, 16/10/2016, 2016, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Hayes, CB, Training and Education in Implementation Science, Implementation Science Research Network (IMPRNT), NUIG, 19th Sept., 2016, Health Behavior Change Research Group , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
C. Hayes, U. Reulbach, E. Nixon, D. Kelly, J. Williams, M, O'Moore, T. O'Dowd , Bullying and Health Care Utilisation, Growing Up in Ireland conference on: Bullying in Children and their Health, Trinity College Dublin, 11th September, 2013, TCD and ESRI, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
President UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health 2022-23 2022
TCD Visiting Professorship Award 2022
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2021
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (FRCPI) 2020
Winner HRB Grant Holders Award - Best Team Concept for Innovation 2019
Co-Facilitator with US NIH Faculty Members to deliver Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research Ireland (TIDIRH-Ireland) Programme 2018
Selected for the highly competitive Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research (TIDIRH) Programme, National Cancer Institute, US 2016
TCD Visiting Professorships and Fellowships Benefaction Fund 2016 2016
Shortlisted for the James McCormick Prize for Best Research Project. Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD 2016
Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cancer Consortium training award. National Cancer Institute. Molecular Aspects of Cancer Prevention 2015
Health Research Board training award. Cochrane Collaboration. An Introduction to Cochrane Systematic Reviews 2014
Ireland-Northern Ireland-NIH Cancer Consortium training award. NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control 2013
TCD Visiting Professorships and Fellowships Benefaction Fund. 2012
Finalist Biominis Innovation awards (Health Promotion Category) for "Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing to reduce smoking prevalence in pregnancy and to prevent relapse in the post-partum period" 2011
Irish HealthCare Award, Best Community Project. A Health Impact Assessment of Traffic and Transport in Ballyfermot 2005
Selected for Public Health Leadership Programme, Institute of Public Health in Ireland 2004
Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine RCPI, (FFPHMI) 1994
Her research addresses the development, implementation, and evaluation of targeted interventions to address in particular tobacco and obesity-related determinants of cancer and other chronic diseases across the life course. She has a particular focus on maternal and child health. She is a recognised international expert in dissemination and implementation science research, and in the translation of research into policy and practice. She is an experienced population health trialist. Through her joint post she has developed direct links to policy and practice and has used her leadership and skillset to advance national policy implementation, health and health service improvement, and as a public health advocate.