Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery
Oonagh Corrigan is a sociologist with experience in collaborative, national and international research in health, social care and clinical education.
Previously, Oonagh has held senior research posts at the University of Cambridge, Plymouth and Exeter Medical schools and most recently at Healthwatch Essex.
Throughout her career, she has focused both on citizens’ experiences of health and social care, as well as scientific, technological and policy solutions designed to meet their needs and improve people’s health and wellbeing more generally.
Recently, Oonagh has highlighted the demands on health and social care service of the growing ageing population, and patients’ and family carers’ experiences of hospital discharge. This work has prepared her well for her current role, where she leads and facilitates inter-disciplinary collaborations for the production and implementation of innovative technological solutions for the ageing population, via our Smart Living Accelerator (SLA).
Through the SLA, Oonagh facilitates a range of consultancy, research, knowledge exchange and commercialisation opportunities across a broad portfolio of disciplines including health, social care, medical technology, medical science and nursing. Working with private and public sector stakeholders in the Smart Living marketplace, she plays a key role in developing and fostering partnerships with external organisations.
Oonagh’s research interests are concerned with improving the understanding of people’s everyday experiences of health, illness and wellbeing, and new medical technologies and on ensuring that providers are enabled (through research and product development) to meet the needs of the growing ageing population and their family caregivers.
Oonagh would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Georgiadis, A., Corrigan, O.P., & Speed, E., 2016. Frontline healthcare staffs’ experience of organising complex Hospital Discharges: an ethnographic study. Ethics & Behavior (Published online: 20 June 2016).
Corrigan, O., Georgiadis, A., Davies, A., Lane, P., Milne, E., Speed, E. & Wood. D., 2016. Insights into Hospital Discharge: A study of patient, carer and staff experience. http://www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Report-WEB.pdf
Letherby, G., Davis, A., Fletcher, H., Guest, C., Luff-Smith, R., Paul, M., Taylor, L., & Corrigan, O., 2016. Negotiating the Care Maze: The process of decision-making when a family member or friend needs full-time residential care. Healthwatch Essex. http://www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Negotiating-the-Care-Maze.pdf
Guest, C., Corrigan, O., & Koffman, O., 2015. 'You really do give up your own life, once you become a full-time carer’ Exploring the lived experience of carers in South Essex. Healthwatch Essex. http://www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Healthwatch-Essex-Carers-Report-Full.pdf
Corrigan, O., McGuinness, N., Nutt, T., Hallowell, N., Wood, D., and Haines, S., 2014. Cancer Services in Colchester: A Study of Patient & Carer Experience. Healthwatch Essex.
Stenhouse, E.A., Letherby, G., Corrigan, O., Adams, L., and Bendall, A., 2014. Carbon Monoxide Screening in Pregnancy: An Evaluation Study of a Plymouth Pilot Intervention. Plymouth University, Plymouth.
Brennan, N., Barnes, R., Calnan, M., Corrigan, O., Dieppe, P., and Entwistle, V., 2013. Trust in the health care provider-patient relationship: A systematic mapping review of the evidence base. International Journal of Quality in Health Care, 25(6), pp1–7.
Corrigan, O.P. (2012 ) Empty ethics: The problem with informed consent. Republished online in Sociology of Health and Illness Virtual Special Issue 9: Selective Reproductive Technologies.
Corrigan, O.P., (2011. Personalized medicine in a consumer age [feature article]. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 9, pp168–176.
2016, Co-producing Impact, [plenary speaker] Impact conference, Wivenhoe House. April
2015, Cancer Services at Colchester: A study of Patient and Carer Experience, [Guest Speaker] Improving Patient Care Conference, Healthwatch Manchester, 7 November
2014, Collaborative Health: Listening to the Voice of the People who use Health Services, [Guest Speaker] Public Engagement in Health Symposium, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, 10 April
2013, Qualitative Research Methods [Guest Speaker] Evaluation of Whole Systems in Interaction: Workshop, University of Exeter, 26 June
2013, The Transition from Medical Student to Junior Doctor, [Plenary Keynote Speaker and workshop convener] Medical Education Conference: Preparedness for Practice, Keele University Medical School, 17 April