Martina Crehan

Martina Crehan

Dr Martina Crehan is a PPI representative and member of the Voices4Care group of the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), where she advocates on behalf of the care giver experience. She is passionate about the place of ‘voices’ and narrative in shaping policy, care and research in all areas of education, particularly the concept of care in health professions education and how it influences perspectives on treatment, and on communication with patients and carers.

Dr Crehan has a background in psychology and education, and has worked in higher education and faculty development for a number of years. Her areas of expertise include teaching and learning in higher education, student engagement formative assessment and feedback, and reflective practice. Her role also focuses on the delivery of consultancy and workshops on a variety of topics in learning and teaching development.


Summary: Martina was the primary caregiver to her husband, who was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2012. Her talk will focus on the caregiver experience, not just with the prospect and reality of the process of terminal illness, but also with navigating the role of “carer.” She will also discuss issues of communication and terminology and how they impact upon that navigation.

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IACR 2023 Carer’s Bursary €300

Apply for funding towards additional costs of care while attending conference. Five Bursaries Available. 

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.

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.

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