Prof. Josephine Hegarty

Prof. Josephine Hegarty

Professor of Nursing + Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery. Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork

Professor Josephine Hegarty is the Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland. Professor Hegarty trained as a general nurse in Cork University Hospital and attained her BSc, MSc in nurse education and PhD at University College Cork. Thereafter she has worked as a lecturer and researcher within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. During her clinical career Josephine has worked in Cork University Hospital, Ireland; Central Middlesex Hospital, London and the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Ireland. In her academic career, Josephine has been Head of School and acted as Dean of Graduate Studies at University College Cork. Josephine has attained funding and managed grants from a number of national and international agencies and published over 86 peer reviewed publications and 14 commissioned reports. She supervises PhD and MSc students for their research dissertations.

Professor Hegarty is Chair in Nursing at University College Cork. She leads the Enhancing Cancer Awareness and Survivorship (ECASP) group supporting individuals and their families on the cancer survivorship trajectory. She was the first author on the report commissioned by the National Cancer Control Programme: National Cancer Survivorship Needs Assessment: Acute Sector Cancer Survivorship Services in the Irish Context. She is currently Co-Pi with Professor Roisin Connolly on an Irish Cancer Society funded RCT of the ‘Women’s Cancer Survivorship: Supporting and Innovating for Change’/ LYSA trial of a complex survivorship intervention for women with breast and gynaecological cancer. In addition, she is co-applicant and on a HRB funded feasibility trial of a virtual reality intervention for Enhancing Testicular Cancer Awareness (E-MAT study) with Dr Saab.

 

3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.

Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway

Phospho-Akt expression and localisation

Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells

Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

HeLa Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

IACR & EACR Joint Conference 2020

26 — 28 February 2020 at Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Cell to Cell Tweeting

Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

Confocal Microscopy Analysis

Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

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