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Dr. Frances Shiely

Dr Frances Shiely qualified with a BA from the University of Limerick in 1998 and a PhD degree in Epidemiology in 2003. She was recently awarded a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from UCC (2017). She was appointed as Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Heath in UCC in 2005 and is currently a Senior Lecturer, jointly appointed to the School of Public Health and the HRB Clinical Research Facility. Frances is a member of the BSc Public Health Sciences Executive Committee which leads on curricular development and the implementation of the degree programme. She is also one of the core teaching faculty for the degree on which she has taught since her appointment in 2005. She has also taught on the MPH, Dental MPH, MA Gerontology and the undergraduate medical programme. Frances was appointed as Education lead for the HRB CRF-C in 2015 and is co-PI and UCC lead on the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network Grant. She currently supervises 5 PhD students and has extensive experience supervising MPH and undergraduate projects. Frances has two main research interests: clinical trial methodology and physical activity and diet related research for the prevention of disease.