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Dr. Lucy Hederman

Assistant Professor (Computer Science)

  CLINICAL DATABASE   CLINICAL DECISION MAKING   Databases, database management, data mining   Decision support tools   Information management   Knowledge and data engineering   Knowledge Management
 Primary Care Research Centre
 LEARN: Organisational Learning in Irish Aid Organisations

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Member, Irish Computer Society 1990
Member, Association for Computing Machinery 1992
Member, Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 1998
Tochukwu Ikwunne, Lucy Hederman, P. J. Wall, Theoretical Perspectives Towards Culture-Centered User Engagement Design for Mobile Health in the Global South, Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2022, Volume 3, 2023, p295--311 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Tochukwu Ikwunne, Lucy Hederman, PJ Wall, DECENT: A sociotechnical approach for developing mobile health apps in underserved settings, Digital Health, (9), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ikwunne, T., Hederman, L. and Wall, P.J., The DECENT Toolkit to Support Design of User Engagement of Mobile Health Technologies from a Practice Theory Perspective, Co-creating for Context in the Transfer and Diffusion of IT: IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2022, Maynooth Ireland, June 2022, 2022, pp94 - 104, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Beyza Yaman, Kris McGlinn, Lucy Hederman, Declan O'Sullivan, Mark A. Little, Towards A Rare Disease Registry Standard: Semantic Mapping of Common Data Elements Between FAIRVASC and the European Joint Programme for Rare Disease, 5th Workshop on Semantic Web solutions for large-scale biomedical data analytics (SeWeBMeDA-2022), Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Hersonissos, Greece, 29.05.2022, edited by Ali Hasnain,Tracy Robson, Michel Dumontier, Brian Kirby, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann , 2022, pp1 - 11, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Kris McGlinn, Matthew A. Rutherford, Karl Gisslander, Lucy Hederman, Mark A. Little, Declan O'Sullivan, FAIRVASC: A semantic web approach to rare disease registry integration, Computers in Biology and Medicine, 2022, p1 - 31, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ikwunne, T., Hederman, L., Wall, P.J., Design Processes for User Engagement with Mobile Health: A Systematic Review, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 13, (2), 2022, p291-303 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Abdullahi Abubakar Kawu, Dympna O'Sullivan, Lucy Hederman, Towards Exchanging Wearable-PGHD with EHRs: Developing a Standardized Information Model for Wearable-Based Patient Generated Health Data, IARIA, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
ICT and the Environment: Strategies to Tackle Environmental Challenges in Nigeria in, editor(s)Arabnia H.R., Deligiannidis L., Shouno H., Tinetti F.G., Tran QN. , Advances in Computer Vision and Computational Biology. Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, Springer, 2021, [Tochukwu Ikwunne, Lucy Hederman], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ikwunne, T., Hederman, L., Wall, P.J., Designing mobile health for user engagement: The importance of socio-technical approach, arXiv, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Understanding User Engagement in Information and Communications Technology for Development: An Exploratory Study in, editor(s)Stephanidis C., Marcus A., Rosenzweig E., Rau PL.P., Moallem A., Rauterberg M. , HCI International 2020 - Late Breaking Papers: User Experience Design and Case Studies. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12423, Springer, 2020, [Ikwunne T., Hederman L., Wall P.J.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI

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PJ Wall, David Lewis, Lucy Hederman, Causal Explanation of Mobile Health (mHealth) in Sierra Leone - A Morphogenetic Analysis, Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) Annual Conference 2018, Dublin, Ireland, October 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
PJ Wall, David Lewis, Lucy Hederman, Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) - A Review of the Field and Future Priorities in a Changing International Context, Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) Annual Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland, November 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Lucy Hederman, Information governance issues for secondary use of health data, Health Informatics Society of Ireland, AVIVA Stadium, Dublin, 16 November 2016, 2016, ICS, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Liang Xiao, Grainne Cousins, Tom Fahey, Borislav Dimitrov, Lucy Hederman, , Developing a rule-driven clinical decision support system with an extensive and adaptative architecture, IEEE 14th International Conference one-Health Networking, Applications and Services, 10-13 October 2012, IEEE, 2012, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


The main unifying thread of my research has been supporting knowledge work, especially clinical decision making, by leveraging data and documents. My recent research addresses (1) integration of diverse data sets to support clinical research, specifically on rare diseases (ANCA-vasculitis and MND) for which data integration across jurisdictions is essential (viz. FAIRVASC, PARADISE, and Precision-ALS projects) and (2) technical and socio-technical issues for adoption of patient-generated health data (such as home health device data) into clinical decision making. - All my research has been strongly interdisciplinary, requiring a deep engagement with clinicians, clinical researchers and social scientists. My research colleagues greatly appreciate my role in facilitating communication between disciplines. - My current H-index is 15 with a recent upward trajectory. I have more than 70 (?? 50 in table later??) publications. - I have brought in a total of €xxxk funding as a collaborator on more than 12 funded research projects. - I lead the Heterogeneity and Interoperability (H&I) challenge (?budget for H&I) in the SFI funded ADAPT 2 centre. - I have supervised 4 successful PhDs and 2 research MSc and co-supervised 6 successful PhDs. I am currently supervising 4 PhDs and co-supervising 4 more. - I have supervised dissertations of more than 65 taught MSc students. More than 55 of these were Health Informatics students, many of whose projects, or skills acquired, have impacted healthcare in Ireland. - I was founder of 2 TCD spinouts aligned with my research, PBOC and BIOLOGIT.