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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
 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

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
Chairperson, Policy Action Group on Obesity Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2016
Conference Chair, European Public Health Association annual scientific meetings 2019-21
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 -
Cancer Trials Ireland 2018 -
All Island Obesity Forum 2017
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, 2023, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
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
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
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
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
  

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Hayes C, Translating and disseminating research findings to stakeholders: The We Can Quit 2 Pilot Trial 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
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2021
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (FRCPI) 2020
Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine RCPI, (FFPHMI) 1994
Selected for the highly competitive Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research (TIDIRH) Programme, National Cancer Institute, US 2016
Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cancer Consortium training award. National Cancer Institute (NCI) Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. Molecular Aspects of Cancer Prevention 2015
Ireland-Northern Ireland-NIH Cancer Consortium training award. NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control 2013
Co-Facilitator with US NIH Faculty Members to deliver Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research Ireland (TIDIRH-Ireland) Programme 2018
Winner HRB Grant Holders Award - Best Team Concept for Innovation 2019
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
Health Research Board training award. Cochrane Collaboration. An Introduction to Cochrane Systematic Reviews 2014
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
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
Selected for Public Health Leadership Programme, Institute of Public Health in Ireland 2004
My policy and practice research has been driven by an evidence-informed desire to address the preventable world-wide societal problems of tobacco and obesity, both causing major global disease burden, deaths and disability. My contribution has been to develop implement and evaluate interventions to address these in an equitable and sustainable way. My work is aligned internationally and with current TCD and School strategies, Research Engagement and Impact Frameworks, and to the themes of "Cancer, "Inclusive Society" and "Making Ireland". Holding a joint academic/service role with direct links to policy and practice I have used my leadership to advance national policy implementation and health and health service improvement. Knowledge translation is a key focus for my research output (9). My position is unique and is now providing a model for the development of Academic Public Health In Ireland. I have generated almost €3m (~ €490k as PI, €1,976m as Co-PI and €390k as collaborator) in project, mentoring and knowledge exchange research grants. A highly experienced leader of international research teams, examples of my wider work include as Principal investigator of the Health Research Board (HRB)-funded cutting edge We Can Quit2 trial. This piloted a peer-delivered community-based smoking cessation intervention We Can Quit (WCQ) among disadvantaged women. Strong peer reviewed publications (1-5) 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 a model for action in Europe. Findings have advanced scientific literature on trials methodology (4). The research is nominated for a HRB Researcher Impact Award. All core team members have first author publications (1,2,4,5,27). I pioneered a trial of the effectiveness of brief intervention in smoking cessation among 1,000 disadvantaged pregnant women smokers (46). As a result training in behavioural change through "Make Every Contact (by a Health Professional) Count (MECC) is now offered routinely by HSE. This led to linked international collaborations evaluating partial quitting and birthweight (19, 40) cited in the US Surgeon General"s report, and to the WCQ2 trial (3). In a current HRB-funded Applied Partnership Award, my research and public health expertise is leading optimisation and scale-up of implementation of MECC more widely. I led the Irish team in the EU funded Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub which has informed Irish and European policymakers of the barriers to implementing health promotion programmes in schools. (24,37,42). As an invited international expert I co-developed a System of Sedentary Behaviour framework (41), which led to development, implementation and evaluation of a workplace intervention (15,22). I successfully engage cross-sectoral stakeholders (1,22,46) community and public and patient representatives including co-authored publication with public contributors (2,4). I am a mentor and researcher development leader guiding Assistant Professor development, PhDs, post-docs, Masters students (13,19), and medical students with no research experience (13) to successful project completion and publication. International peer-esteem evidence includes Presidency of the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health, the leading organisation across the UK and Ireland for population health research.