Dr Brian Slattery, Laura O’Connor and Stephanie Haugh recently successfully completed a HRB-TMRN funded SWAT on “Examining the influence of an informational video on participant retention in a randomised control trial”.
Dr Brian Slattery is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City University. Previously, Brian worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Pain Research (CPR) at NUI Galway, investigating eHealth solutions for people with chronic pain and multimorbidity. It was while working in the CPR that Brian and his colleagues developed and implemented a SWAT for a randomised controlled trial. Brian’s research interests are in eHealth, particularly in the context of self-management of chronic illness (e.g., chronic pain), digital behaviour change, user engagement, technology design, and more broadly in health and behavioural psychology.
Laura O’Connor is a research assistant with the Centre for Pain Research. She joined the Centre in 2014 following completion of a Masters in Information Technology, and has worked primarily on ehealth-related projects. She has designed and implemented multiple online interventions, and was responsible for the technical implementation of the SWAT components within the overall study. She is currently managing the overall trial and the embedded SWAT as part of her responsibilities within the CPR.
Stephanie Haugh is a research assistant with the Centre for Pain Research. After finishing a BA in Maths and English, she went on to complete a Masters in Medical Statistics. She has worked at the Centre for Pain Research since 2015 and is primary focused on research into eHealth. She offers statistical support to a variety of projects within the centre and has a specific interest in network meta-analysis.