Kay McKeon

Kay McKeon

PPI Council Champion

Cancer + Me
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2017, I was living in New Zealand at the time. I returned to Ireland in late 2017 after treatment. I became a patient advocate for the IACR in 2018 and since then I have also worked for the Irish Cancer Society, Patient Voice in Cancer Research and Breakthrough Cancer Research in a PPI capacity. In 2022 I became the PPI Champion for the IACR.

Research Experience
I graduated with First Class Honours from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in 2022 with a Masters in Design Research.  Project title: “An Investigation into the Information Deficits experienced by Breast Cancer Patients in Ireland”. I am currently expanding my study as a research assistant at UCD and aim to submit the findings for peer review publication.

Work Experience
I am a senior designer who has amassed over 18 years’ graphic design experience as an in-house designer, freelancer and sole trader. I apply a design thinking process to research and ideation. I facilitate and provide creative direction, project management and concept development. My portfolio can be viewed on Patterns Design + Research (see link below).

I have worked on the creative, client facing and administration sides of the design business. My diverse range of clients include global high end corporate and luxury brands, international NGOs, health and wellness, tourism and sports sectors and SMEs. These are based in Ireland, the UK, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Other Experience
I have a Professional Diploma in User Experience Design (Distinction, 2020). My keen interest in psychology lead me to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Coaching (Distinction, 2019) and 200hr Yoga Teacher + Ayurveda Training (2018).

What's On? IACR 2023 Agenda

Download the initial draft of the IACR BioMedical agenda for our 59th Annual Conference.

Registration/ Membership for IACR 2023

Registration for the 59th Annual Conference in the Radisson Blu hotel, Athlone is Now Open.

EACR Membership is Included

The IACR is an affiliated national society and its members benefit from full membership of the EACR.

Late Breaking Abstracts in Now OPEN!

Biomedical Session Abstracts

Deadline: Midnight, Friday, 20th January 2023

Please note:
- Patrick Johnston Lay submission category is now closed
- Late Breaking Abstracts submitted to the Biomedical Sessions will be considered for Display Poster Presentation. 

Social Nursing and Allied Health (SNAH) Abstracts

Deadline: Midnight, Monday, 9th January 2023

SNAH abstract submissions will remain open until Monday 9th January.

Any questions?
Please contact Sinead on: sinead@sineadcassidy.com

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