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Professor Catherine Hayes

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


Catherine Hayes obtained her undergraduate medical degree from University College Cork. She completed the Cork Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice. She then undertook a Master's in Public Health at University College Dublin. Having completed Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine she was appointed Specialist in Public Health Medicine in the Eastern Health Board, now part of the Health Service Executive (HSE). She obtained her Doctorate from the School of Medicine at UCD. She was appointed Associate Professor in Public Health/Specialist in Public Health Medicine at Trinity College Dublin in 2011 in a joint academic-service post with the HSE. She is a recipient of advanced career development training awards in cancer prevention from the National Institutes for Health US including the highly competitive and prestigious Training in Dissemination and Implementation Research (TIDIRH) Programme at National Cancer Institute in 2016 and was a key contributor to TIDIRH Ireland training in 2018. The key direction of her research is to address the major worldwide societal preventable problems of tobacco and obesity identified as causing major global disease burden, deaths, and disability, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the research themes of "Cancer" and "Inclusive Society". It is informed by her work as a public health specialist in the Health Intelligence division of Research and Evidence within HSE to address the impact of research outcomes on policy; on health service planning and delivery and by the science of dissemination and implementation, She has generated approximately €3m in research grant funding since her appointment to TCD. In the HRB funded We Can Quit2 trial HRB (Definitive Interventions and Feasibility Awards (DIFA, 2017) 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. Strong peer reviewed publications were echoed by impact: WCQ is now embedded in HSE stop smoking services and as a programme in the Healthy Ireland Strategic Action Plan, providing model for action in Europe. In a current HRB funded Applied Partnership Award (APA, 2019), her research and public health expertise is guiding optimisation and scale-up Implementation of Make Every Contact (by a Health Professional) Count (MECC), an evidence-based approach to decreasing cancer and other chronic diseases. The Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) was a HRB-funded study conducted from 2016 to 2020. The study aimed to develop, implement and evaluate a complex intervention to support and promote healthy infant feeding practices among parents and primary caregivers within primary care settings to help reduce the risk of childhood obesity She is a Trainer and Examiner for the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI), including two terms as Vice-Dean and Board Member. She was awarded Fellowship of the RCPI in 2020. She has over 100 publications and is an Associate Editor of the journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies. Prof Hayes supervises and examines PhD and Masters students. She was a Member of the 2017-20 academic assessment panel for the Structured Population and Health-services Research Education) Programme (SPHeRE), to develop future leaders in Population Health. She is a mentor for the TCD Aurora, Women in Leadership programme. She was recently honoured by election to Fellowship in Trinity College (April 2021). She is appointed by the Minister for Health to the newly formed National Research Ethics Committee. She is current President of the UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health, former External Liaison Officer and Senior Mentor. She is a long-standing member of the European Public Health Association.
  ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SMOKING   Childhood obesity   MATERNAL SMOKING   MATERNAL-FETAL INTERFACE   Smoking Behavior   SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS
  Implementation of Making Every Contact Count (MECC): developing a collaborative strategy to optimise and scale-up MECC
 We Can Quit 2 (WCQ2): A pilot cluster randomized trial of a peer-led community-based smoking cessation intervention for disadvantaged women in Ireland
 Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity

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President UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health (SSM-PH) Committee 2022-3
National Academic Assessment Panel for the Structured Population and Health-services Research Education) Programme (SPHeRE) 2017
Member, Curriculum Review Group, Higher Specialist Training, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI 2019-20
Member, Higher Specialist Training Committee, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI ongoing
Officer-Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 1996 and 2010
Conference Chair: Annual Scientific Meeting SSM-PH 2016-21
Conference Chair: European Public Health Association 2019-21
Chairperson Policy Action Group on Obesity Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2016
External Teaching and Examiner, Master's in Public Health Programme UCD 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
Member National Research Ethics Committee (Ministerial Appointment) 2021
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
Faculty of Public Health Medicine Representative, RCPI. National Review of Implementation of the National Obesity Policy 2021
President-Elect UK and Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health (SSM-PH) Committee 2020
Editorial Board, Pilot and Feasibility Studies (Associate Editor) 2020
Invited Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental and Public Health Research (IJERPH). Implementation and Perspective on Community Based Health Promotion Interventions 2021
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
Member, Examinations Committee, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI ongoing
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.Committee Member 2016-2019. 2007 to date
Fellow of Faculty of Public Health Medicine, (FFPHMI) Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 1994 to date
Invited Fellow, Dublin University Biological Association 2019
Officer of Board of Faculty of Public Health Medicine (Vice-Dean) 2010 2011
Member of European Public Health Association 2012 2021
Member of Board of Faculty of Public Health Medicine 2010 2013
Member of Board of Faculty of Public Health Medicine 2004 2007
Officer of Board of Faculty of Public Health Medicine (Vice-Dean) 2006 2007
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 ', 2022, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  Handle
Hayes CB, Patterson J, Castello S, Burke E, O'Connell N, Darker, CD Bauld L, Vance J, Ciblis A, Dobbie F, Loudon K, Declan D, Dougall N, Peer-Delivery of a Gender-Specific Smoking Cessation Intervention for Women Living in Disadvantaged Communities in Ireland We Can Quit2 (WCQ2)-A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 24, (4), 2022, p564 - 573, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  Handle
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, 2022, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Catherine Darker; Kirsty Loudon; Nicola O'Connell; Stefania Castello; Emma Burke; Joanne Vance; Caitriona Reynolds; Aine Buggy; Nadine Dougall; Pauline Williams; Fiona Dobbie; Linda Bauld; Catherine B Hayes, An application of PRECIS-2 to evaluate trial design in a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a community-based smoking cessation intervention for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland, Pilot and Feasibility Studies , 8, (19), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  Handle
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
O'Connell, N., Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Mockler, D., Vance, J., Darker, C., Bernstein, S., Harper Brooks, A., Gilbert, H., Bauld, L., Hayes, CB. , Smoking cessation interventions for socio-economically disadvantaged women: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Systematic Reviews., 11, (1), 2022, p111-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Murchu, E., Marshall, L., Hayes, CB., Harrington, P., Moran, P., Teljeur, C., Ryan, M. , Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical effectiveness, safety, adherence and risk compensation in all populations., BMJ Open, 12, (5), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Hayes CB, Patterson J, Castello S, Burke E, O'Connell N, Darker, CD Bauld L, Vance J, Ciblis A, Dobbie F, Loudon K, Declan D, Dougall N, We Can Quit Too (WCQ2) A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of a Peer Delivered Outreach Community-based Smoking Cessation Intervention For Women Living In Disadvantaged Communities In Ireland, WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Limerick, 17-20 June, 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Nicolson, Gail Helena, Hayes, Catherine B., Darker, Catherine D., A Cluster-Randomised Crossover Pilot Feasibility Study of a Multicomponent Intervention to Reduce Occupational Sedentary Behaviour in Professional Male Employees, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, (17), 2021, p9292 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  Handle
Ó Murchú E.,Teljeur C.,Hayes C.,Harrington P.,Moran P., Ryan M., Cost-effectiveness Analysis of a Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Programme in Ireland , Value in Health, 24, (7), 2021, p948 - 956, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  Handle
  

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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. Preprint Research Square.com, BMC Public Health, 2022, Journal Article, 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 , 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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
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
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
Safefood, Examining Nutrition Surveillance on the island of Ireland, Dublin, Safefood, October , 2012, (ISBN: 978-1-905767-32-8), 1, 104, Report, PUBLISHED
Hayes C. , A Health Impact Assessment of Traffic and Transport in Ballyfermot. Dublin: Eastern Regional Health Authority, Dublin, 2004, Notes: [ISBN: 094856275795 ], Book, PUBLISHED
Hayes C. , Inequalities in Sexual Health in "An Equality Driven Health Service: How to Get There?", 2004, Notes: [Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Equality Authority and the Irish Medical Organisation, 2004. Dublin: Equality Authority and Irish Medical Organisation], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Hayes C. , "Review of Services for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Eastern Region". , 2002, Notes: [Section 3. Epidemiology,Report for the Board of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. Dublin: Eastern Regional Health Authority 2002. Report 06/02], Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2021
Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Institute Cancer Consortium training award. NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control 2013
Finalist Biominis Innovation awards (Health Promotion Category) for 2011
TCD Visiting Professorships and Fellowships Benefaction Fund. 2012
Irish Health Care Award, Best community project. A Health Impact Assessment of Traffic and Transport in Ballyfermot 2005
Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FFPHMI), Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 1994
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (FFPHMI) 2020
Winner HRB Grant Holders Award - Best Team Concept for Innovation 2019
Co-Facilitator with US National Institute for Health (NIH) Faculty Members to deliver Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research Ireland (TIDIRH-Ireland) Programme 2018
Selected as participant for highly competitive Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research (TIDIRH) Programme run by National Cancer Institute, US on behalf of National Institute of Health 2016
TCD Visiting Professorships and Fellowships Benefaction Fund. 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. "Victimisation by Bullying and Health Care Utilisation: Baseline Analysis of the Growing Up in Ireland Childhood Cohort" 2016
Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Institutes of Health Cancer Consortium training award. NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. Molecular Aspects of Cancer Prevention 2015
Health Research Board training award. Cochrane Collaboration. An Introduction to Cochrane Systematic Reviews 2014
Professor Hayes is an experienced population health trial methodologist with an excellent record in Population Health and Implementation Science and in translation of research evidence into policy and practice to achieve maximum impact for health improvement. Her research addresses the development, implementation and evaluation of targeted interventions addressing behavioural risk factors, in particular tobacco and obesity-related determinants in prevention of chronic diseases using implementation science methodologies. Her significant research in tobacco has principally been as PI of population health trials, addressing implementation and outcomes of smoking cessation interventions on women's health. Her research is informed by the science of dissemination and implementation, collaborations with the health sector and local communities addressing the impact of research outcomes on health services and on policy. She uses her joint academic service and leadership role to advance policy implementation and health and health service improvement in the Health Service Executive. Her journal articles, policy briefs, presentations/workshops, have impacted on scientific world and influenced implementation by policymakers and senior health service managers. Professor Hayes continues to have a key role in developing capacity in implementation science research.