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

Ms Caroline Hynes

Caroline Hynes

Ms Caroline Hynes BSc (Pharm), MSc Psych Pharm Practice, MPSI, MCMHP
Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Senior Pharmacist (Medicines Information), Saint John of God Hospital
Email: chynes@rcsi.com

Biography
Caroline graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 with a BSc (Pharm). She began her career in mental health pharmacy in 2009 when she took up a post at Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan. In 2012, she moved to London where she ran a mental health medicines information service for one of the largest mental health trusts in the UK - the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She returned to Ireland and Saint John of God Hospital in 2013 as a Senior Pharmacist. Caroline was the second Irish-based pharmacist to become a credentialed member of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy in the UK in 2013. In 2014, she completed her Masters in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice with Aston University, Birmingham and was awarded for her research on the development of a side-effects scale for clozapine.

Professional Committees
Education Officer - Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Psychiatry Special Interest Group (2013 - on-going)
Drug and Therapeutics Committee SJOGH (2009 - on-going)
Mental Health First Aid Ireland Steering Group (2015 - on-going)

Research Interests
Side-effects monitoring
Mental health medicines information
Medicines adherence in mental health

Publications
Hynes C, Keating D, McWilliams S, Madigan K, Kinsella A, Maidment I, Feetam C, Drake RJ, Haddad PM, Gaughran F, Taylor M, Clarke M. Glasgow Antipsychotic Side-effects Scale for Clozapine - Development and validation of a clozapine-specific side-effects scale. Schizophr Res 2015; 68:505-513