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

Dr Shane Cullinan

Shane Cullinan

Dr Shane Cullinan BPharm, PhD, MPSI
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
Tel: +353 1 402 8597
Email: shanecullinan@rcsi.com

Biography
Shane is a graduate of Pharmacy from University College Cork. Having worked for a number of years in both community and hospital settings, he returned to UCC in 2012 to complete his PhD investigating inappropriate prescribing in older patients, and subsequently took up a post-doctoral position in UCC. During his PhD and post-doc, Shane worked on two European clinical trials (FP7 and Horizon2020 funded), both of which are currently investigating the use of custom designed software packages incorporating computerised decision support systems to optimise prescribing in older patients. Shane was appointed as Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice in RCSI in August 2016.

Research Interests
Prescribing optimisation
Deprescribing
Adverse drug reactions
E-Health
Translational research
Behavioural change interventions

Publications
Raae-Hansen C, Byrne S, O'Mahony D, Kearney P, Sahm L, Cullinan S., The challenges of deprescribing in the multi-morbid patient. [In press]. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. DOI: 10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000921

Cullinan S, O'Mahony D, Byrne S., Application of the Structured History taking of Medication use tool to optimise prescribing for older patients and reduce adverse event.International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, January 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11096-016-0254-0

Cullinan S, O' Mahony D, Byrne S., Use of a frailty index to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug reaction risks in older patients. Age and Ageing 45(1):afv166. December 2015

O'Sullivan D, O'Mahony D, O'Connor MN, Gallagher P, Gallagher J, Cullinan S, O'Sullivan R, Eustace J, Byrne S., Prevention of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalised Older Patients Using a Software-Supported Structured Pharmacist Intervention: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial. Drugs & Aging 33(1) • November 2015

Fleming A, Bradley C, Cullinan S, Byrne S., Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Drugs & Aging 32(4) • April 2015

Cullinan S, Fleming A, O' Mahony D, Ryan C, O' Sullivan D, Gallagher P, Byrne S., Doctors' perspectives on the barriers to appropriate prescribing in older hospitalized patients-A Qualitative study. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 79(5) • November 2014

Fleming A, Bradley C, Cullinan S, Byrne S., Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities, a qualitative, multidisciplinary investigation. British Medical Journal Open, November 2014. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006442

Almarsdottir A B, Cullinan S, Masdottir B B, Byrne S., European Drug Lists for Integration in a Decision Support Tool for Optimization of Drug Therapy in Older Persons. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 23:124-124 • October 2014

Almarsdottir A B, Cullinan S, Masdottir B B, Byrne S., Pharmacist expertise in designing a decision support tool for optimisation of drug therapy in older persons.
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 10(5):E38-E39 • September 2014

Cullinan S, O' Mahony D, Fleming A, Byrne S., A meta-synthesis of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients. Drugs & Aging 31(8) • June 2014

O' Sullivan D, O' Mahony D, O' Connor M N, Gallagher P, Cullinan S, Gallagher J, Eustace J, Byrne S., The impact of a structured pharmacist intervention on the appropriateness of prescribing in older hospitalized patients. Drugs & Aging 31(6) • May 2014

Fleming A, Byrne S, Cullinan S, Bradley C., A qualitative study of antibiotic prescribing practices in Long Term Care Facilities using the Theoretical Domains Framework. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 35(6):1280-1280 • December 2013

Abstracts:

Cullinan S, O' Mahony D, O' Sullivan D, Byrne S. Use of a frailty index to identify instances of potentially inappropriate prescribing. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety June 2015

Fleming A, Bradley C, Cullinan S, Byrne S. A multidisciplinary, qualitative study investigating the factors influencing antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities in Ireland. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2014

Cullinan S, Fleming A, O' Mahony D, Ryan C, O' Sullivan D, Gallagher P, Byrne S. Why? A qualitative study of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy October 2013

Cullinan S, O' Mahony D, Fleming A, Byrne S. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: A meta-synthesis. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy October 2013

Book Chapter:

Taxis K, O'Sullivan D, Cullinan S, Byrne S., Drug utilization in older people. In: Drug Utilization Research: Methods and Applications. May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 978-1-118-94978-8