Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Sherly George

  • Sherly GeorgeRole: Lecturer and Programme Director of the BSc Nursing Management Programme
  • Email: sherlygeorge@rcsi.ie
  • Professional qualifications: Registered General Nurse, Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife
  • Academic qualifications: BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSc, PhD



Current research

Current projects
  • Comparative national study of the cystic fibrosis new born screening (NBS) programme from the clinical and economic perspective
  • A comparative study assessing the challenges experienced by the people living with HIV in Ireland

Areas of research
Cystic fibrosis, diabetes, HIV, quality of life, clinical outcomes assessment and quality assessment in education.

Projects undertaken
  • Comparative national study of the cystic fibrosis new born screening (NBS) programme from the clinical and economic perspective
  • The HIP Trial - Management of hypotension in the preterm extremely low gestational age newborn (ELGAN)
  • Can High Flow Nasal Prongs Therapy facilitate earlier introduction of oral feeds and earlier establishment of full feeds in babies who are CPAP dependent at 32 weeks gestation?
  • Cystic fibrosis liver disease study
  • Dublin HIV Cohort study
  • Determinants of the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with HIV: A multifactorial approach
  • Prevalence of diabetes in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis attending the three paediatric hospitals in Dublin
  • Health-Related Quality of Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes

 

Publications and presentations

Publications
  • Fitzgerald, C., George, S., Linnane, B., & Fitzpatrick, P. An evaluation of quality of life and caregiver burden of mothers of young children with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 16, S155. (2017)

Peer reviewed journals
  • George S, Bergin C, Clarke S, Courtney G, Codd MB. Health-related quality of life and associated factors in people with HIV: an Irish cohort study. Health Qual Life Outcomes.2016; 14(1):115. PMID: 27495166
  • Fitzgerald C, Linnane B, Heery E, Conneally N, George S, Fitzpatrick P. Newborn bloodspot screening for cystic fibrosis: What do antenatal and postnatal women know about cystic fibrosis? J Cyst Fibros. 2016; 15(4):436-442. PMID: 26708264.
  • O'Riordan SM, Hindmarsh P, Hill NR, Matthews DR, George S, Greally P, Canny G, Slattery D, Murphy N, Roche E, et al. Validation of continuous glucose monitoring in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: a prospective cohort study. Diabetes Care.2009; 32(6):1020-1022. PMID: 19279304.
  • Glackin SJ, O'Sullivan A, George S, et al High flow nasal cannula versus NCPAP, duration to full oral feeds in preterm infants: a randomised controlled trial Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition Published Online First: 23 December 2016. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311388
  • Glackin SG, O'Sullivan A, George S, Semberova J, Miletin J. High flow nasal cannula versus ncpap, duration to full oral feeds in preterm infants: A randomised controlled trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood (Accepted for publication on 24th September 2016)
  • George S, Bergin C, Clarke S, Courtney G, Moore R, Codd MB. Challenges experienced by the people living with HIV during the trajectory of the illness (Manuscript submitted to the AIDS journal on 16th October 2016)
  • Glackin, S. J., O'Sullivan, A., George, S., Semberova, J., & Miletin, J. (2016). High flow nasal cannula versus NCPAP, duration to full oral feeds in preterm infants: a randomised controlled trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311388

Oral and poster presentations and abstracts in peer reviewed journals
  • George S, Fitzgerald C, O’Ceilleachair A, Staines A, Kapur K, Linnane B, Fitzpatrick P. Out-of-pocket expenses for children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) prior to the CF newborn screening programme. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the National Health Services Research Institute (NHSRI) Research Day in Cork on 10th November 2016.
  • Fitzgerald C, George S, Linnane B, Ni Chroinin M, Mullane D, Herzig M, Greally P, Elnazir B, Slattery D, Healy F, Mc Nally P, et al. Newborn screening for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) - better growth and fewer hospitalisations to age 3: the Irish Comparative Outcome Study (ICOS). Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting, Wednesday 7 December 2016.
  • Fitzgerald C, George S, Linnane B, Fitzpatrick P. An evaluation of the impact of informal caregiving on parents of children with cystic fibrosis using the care-related quality of life instrument (CarerQol) in the Irish Comparative Outcome Study (ICOS). Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.2016; 15(S8).
  • Fitzgerald C, George S, Linnane B, Chroinin MN, Mullane D, Herzig M, Greally P, Elnazir B, Healy F, McNally P, et al. 185 Irish Comparative Outcome Study (ICOS): a comparison of early childhood growth trajectories in children clinically diagnosed with cystic fibrosis with those diagnosed through newborn bloodspot screening. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.2016; 15(S98).
  • Fitzgerald C, Heery E, Conneally N, Linnane B, George S, Fitzpatrick P. PP72 Newborn bloodspot screening for cystic fibrosis: what do expectant women, new mothers and mothers of newly screen-detected cf know about the screened condition? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.2015; 69(Suppl 1):A83.
  • Glackin S, O'Sullivan A, George S, Semberova J, Miletin J. Can High Flow Facilitate Earlier Establishment of Full Oral Feeds in Babies Who Are CPAP Dependent At 32 Weeks Gestation? A Randomised Controlled Trial. Oral presentation at the 2015 Paediatric Academic Societies Academic Meeting April 25-28 in San Diego.
  • George S, Hoey H, Costigan C, Murphy N, Roche E, O’Riordan SM. Improved Health-related Quality of Life with insulin therapy in children with Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes- a prospective cohort study. Poster presentation at the the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, 53rd Annual Meeting. Dublin; 2014.
  • George S, Keating S, Lyons F, Mulcahy F, Courtney G, Clarke S, Bergin C, Gibney M, Codd M. Health–Related Quality of Life of patients with HIV Infection: A Dublin HIV Cohort Study. Poster presentation at the Summer Scientific Meeting 2011, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Dublin 2012.
  • George S, Keating S, Lyons F, Mulcahy F, Courtney G, Clarke S, Bergin C, Gibney M, Codd M. Gender difference in health-related quality of life of patients in a multi-ethnic HIV cohort. The 18th Annual Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA). The International Convention Centre. Birmingham, UK 2012. HIV Medicine. 2012; 13 (Suppl. 1) P218
  • George S, Keating S, Lyons F, Mulcahy F, Courtney G, Clarke S, Bergin C, Gibney M, Codd M. Impact of Socio-demographic Factors and Co-morbidity on Health-related Quality of Life in a Multi-ethnic HIV Cohort. Poster presentation at the International Society for Quality of Life research 19th Annual Conference Budapest 2012.
  • George S. Assessment of the socio-demographic and clinical factors influencing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with HIV infection. Oral presentation at the 4th Young Researchers’ Forum, ASPHER 2012, Malta 2012.
  • George S, O’Riordan S, Hoey H, Roche E, Costigan C, Murphy N. Quality of Life and Family burden in children with cystic fibrosis related diabetes. Poster presentation at the 46th Annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, in Helsinki, Finland from 27th to 30th June 2007.
  • O’Riordan S, Roche E, George S., Hoey H and Costigan C. (2007) Continuous glucose monitoring enhances the detection of cystic fibrosis related diabetes in children with cystic fibrosis. Diabetologia 50 (Suppl 1. OP 32).
  • O’Riordan S, Hoey H, George S.  and Costigan C. (2006) Can continuous glucose monitoring (CGMS) enhance the detection of CFRD in 167 cystic fibrosis children. Diabetes Care, 72: (A17).

Thesis/Report
  • George S. (2015) Determinants of Health-related quality of life in Patients with HIV: A multi-factorial Approach. PhD Thesis. UCD, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.
  • George S.(2008) Health-related Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes. MSc Nursing Thesis. Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery.
  • George S. and McMahon A. (2016) An Evaluation of the Higher Diploma in Midwifery Programmes 2010 – 2015. Report. Dublin: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD.

Funding

  • HRB Health Research Award, 2013: €328,475
  • HEA PRTLI Cycle 4, 2010: €60,000

Teaching and Research Supervision

Teaching
  • Module leader and lecturer: Health Financial Management Module – BSc Nursing Management students