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Dr Yvonne O'Connor

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Yvonne O'Connor

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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems
3.69
Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems,
O' Rahilly Building,
University College Cork

+353-21-490-3344 y.oconnor@ucc.ie

Biography

Dr O' Connor is a Lecturer within Business Information System and is a Senior Researcher within the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC), Business Information Systems, Cork University Business School at University College Cork. She is also the IS co-director for MSc Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems (MSc MIMAS) programme.

Yvonne has lectured/is lecturing a number of core Information Systems modules including:

Business Systems Analysis and Design

Management Information Systems

Principles of Web Design for Business

Introduction to Web Development for Business

Introduction to Principles of Programming

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Final Year Project: Analysis and Design

Collaborative Industry Research Project

 

Research Interests

Yvonne's primary area of research focuses on the introduction, sustained use and ethical implications of mobile technology in healthcare (in both a developed and developing world context). This involves considering how health care is delivered and how it might be improved by introducing IS; identifying barriers and facilitators to mHealth pre- and post-implementation; investigating the decision making process of both direct and indirect users of mHealth; exploring health-related outcomes associated with clinical decision support systems, examining mHealth from a developed and developing world context and investigating the electronic consent (eConsent) process of online fora. Yvonne has also been lead UI/UX analyst for a number of mHealth projects. This work involves prototyping and designing graphic user interfaces (GUIs).

Her PhD was in the area of mobile technology post-adoptive use in a healthcare domain. More specifically, her research examined an under-investigated area of extant literature pertaining to mobile technology infusion by healthcare practitioners. A model of mHealth infusion was derived which identified (a) prerequisite conditions of individual post-adoptive use of mobile technological tools by healthcare practitioners and (b) the perceived benefits in terms of individual performance from infusing m-health technologies at the patient's point-of-care.

She has experience working on a range of large, national and international funded projects. She was a co-applicant on a successful Irish Research Council (IRC) application and is currently a collaborator on a Wellcome Trust funded project. Yvonne's passion for research is reflected in her involvement with a number of interdisciplinary research projects within the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC), UCC.Yvonne is also an Editorial Board Member for Health Policy and Technology journal and the International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare. She is a reviewer for top journals and conferences; namely, Journal of Medical Internet Research, European Conference of Information Systems, International Conference of Information Systems, European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation and International Conference on Mobile Business. She has published in a number of national and internal journal and conferences.

Yvonne's research strategy is driven by my desire to become an independent researcher in the academic domain. She continuously builds on her existing research skills and continues to publish in international journals and conferences. As a result, she reviews recently published material in the mobile-health domain, seeking new academic and practitioner problems to research. To date, Yvonne has published a number of papers in both the IS and health informatics fields with the expectation of publishing more research in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Research Projects

  • Consenting HeAlth related dAta trhough Social Media (CHASM) (Wellcome Trust) €115,169.00 (26-JUL-16 / 31-JUL-17)
  • Using mobile phones for assessing, classifying and treating sick children (IMPACT) (Irish Research Council) €97,931.00 (01-FEB-16 / 01-JUN-17)
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Affiliations

  • Member, Health Information Systems Research Centre, UCC (01-SEP-08 /)
  • Member, Health Informatics Society of Ireland (01-MAY-17 /)
  • Member, Association for Information Systems (01-NOV-16 /)
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Journal Activities

  • Member of Editorial Board, Health Policy And Technology (24-JUN-14 -)
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal Of Reliable And Quality E-Healthcare (05-OCT-15 -)
  • Referee, Computer Methods And Programs In Biomedicine (01-JAN-16 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Decision Systems (01-JAN-14 -)
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Other Activities

  • Referee: International Conference on Mobile Business (2011) European Conference of Information Systems (2011 – present) International Conference of Information Systems (2012 – present) European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (2012 – present) Health Policy and Technology (2014 – present) Journal of Medical Internet Research (2014 – present)Education Adviser: Master of Science Degree in Information and Communication Technology (by Research), Mzuni University, Malawi, Africa. Supporting LIFE Research Institute, Mzuni University, Malawi, Africa.
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Committees

  • Member, Community-Academic Research Links (CARL) (2015 /)
  • Organiser, iHealth Seminar Organising Committee (2016 /)
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Education

  • University College Cork , Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Edu, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2016)
  • University College Cork , PHD, Business Information Systems (2013)
  • University College Cork , BSC - BIS - UCC, Business Information Systems (2008)
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Teaching Interests

  • 2008/2009: IS2200 (5credit) - Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • 2008/2009: IS2201 (5credit) - Management Information Systems
  • 2009/2010: IS2200 (5credit) - Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • 2009/2010: IS2201 (5credit) - Management Information Systems
  • 2010/2011: IS2200 (5credit) - Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • 2011/2012: IS2200 (5credit) - Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • 2013/2014: IS4401 (10 credits) - Final Year Projects
  • 2014/2015: IS4417 (5credit) -Final Year Projects
  • 2014/2015: IS4418 (5credit) - Final Year Projects
  • 2014/2015: IS6122 (20credits) - Information Systems for Business Performance
  • 2015/2016: IS4401 (10 credits) - Final Year Projects
  • 2016: IS1110 (5 credits) - Introduction to Principles of Programming
  • 2016: IS4443 (5 credits) - Principles of Web Design for Business
  • 2016/2017: IS3311 (10 credits) - Networking and Cloud Computing
  • 2016/2017: IS4401 (10 credits) - Final Year Projects
  • Part Time Mentor in BIS, Final Year Projects (IS4401, IS4417, IS4418): 01 Sep 13 – Present
  • Part Time Lecturer for Commerce, Systems Analysis and Design (IS2200): 01 Sep 08 – 01 Sep 12
  • Part Time Lecturer for Commerce, Management Information Systems (IS2201): 01 Sep 08 – 01 Sep 10
  • Part Time Tutor in BIS, Web Development (IS1103): 01 Sep 07 – 01 Sep 08
  • Academic Mentor, Information Systems for Business Performance (IS6122): June 15 – September 15. Total number of students - 20
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • 3rd Technology Assessment Conference: Best Poster at 3rd Technology Assessment Conference (2017)
  • Deparment of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems, Univeristy College Cork: BIS Doctoral Scholarship (2008)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2017 Understanding Community Health Workers’ Intentions to Participate In mHealth Studies within Developing Countries
O'Connor, Y., Heavin, C., Gallagher, J. and O'Donoghue. J (2017) Understanding Community Health Workers’ Intentions to Participate In mHealth Studies within Developing Countries. : Behaviour and Information Technology [Details]
2016 Examining the Infusion of Mobile Technology by Healthcare Practitioners in a Hospital Setting
O' Connor, Y., O' Reilly, P (2016) Examining the Infusion of Mobile Technology by Healthcare Practitioners in a Hospital Setting. : Information Systems Frontiers [Details]
2016 First impressions are lasting impressions: intention to participate in mobile health projects within developing countries
O' Connor, Y., Heavin, C., O' Donoghue, J (2016) First impressions are lasting impressions: intention to participate in mobile health projects within developing countries. : Journal of Decision Systems [Details]
2016 Starting with small Health Data – Opportunities for mHealth in Africa
Heavin, C. and O'Connor. Y (2016) Starting with small Health Data – Opportunities for mHealth in Africa. : International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics [Details]
2015 Service Blueprint for Improving Clinical Guideline Adherence via Mobile Health Technology
O’Connor, Y., Heavin, C., O’Connor, S., Gallagher, J., Wu, J., & O’Donoghue, J (2015) Service Blueprint for Improving Clinical Guideline Adherence via Mobile Health Technology. : International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering [Details]
2015 Recruitment of Key Stakeholders for an mHealth Pilot Study in Malawi Motivations and Expectations
O'Connor, Y., Heavin, C., O' Donoghue, J (2015) Recruitment of Key Stakeholders for an mHealth Pilot Study in Malawi Motivations and Expectations. : International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare [Details]
2015 Contextual Barriers to Mobile Health Technology in African Countries: A Perspective Piece
O’ Connor, Y. and O’ Donoghue, J (2015) Contextual Barriers to Mobile Health Technology in African Countries: A Perspective Piece. : Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine [Details]
2013 M-health infusion by healthcare practitioners in the national health services (NHS)
O'Connor, Y., O'Reilly, P. and O’Donoghue, J (2013) M-health infusion by healthcare practitioners in the national health services (NHS). : Health Policy and Technology [Details]
2013 Variations in health care providers’ perceptions: decision making based on patient vital signs
Zarabzadeh, A., O’Donoghue, J., O’Connor, Y., O’Kane, T., Woodworth, S., Gallagher, G., O’Connor, S (2013) Variations in health care providers’ perceptions: decision making based on patient vital signs. : Journal of Decision Systems [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2017 Defining and Characterising the Landscape of eHealth – An Information Systems perspective
O'Connor, Y. and Heavin, C (2017) Defining and Characterising the Landscape of eHealth – An Information Systems perspective. : : IGI [Details]
2015 Sociocultural and Technological Barriers of Mobile Health Implementation in Developing Countries
O Connor, Y., O Connor, S., Heavin, C., Gallagher, J. and O Donoghue, J (2015) Sociocultural and Technological Barriers of Mobile Health Implementation in Developing Countries. : D. Al-Jumeily, J. Moores, A. Hussain, C.Mallucci., C. Oliver, Eds : Elsevier [Details]
2014 Developing eXtensible mHealth Solutions for Low Resource Settings
O' Connor, Y., O' Sullivan, T., Gallagher, J., Heavin, C., & O' Donoghue, J (2014) Developing eXtensible mHealth Solutions for Low Resource Settings. : : Springer [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2015 Evaluating the feasibility of implementation of e-­‐CCM: a protocol Version 1.0
Hardy, V., Thompson, M., O'Sullivan, T., O' Connor, Y., Heavin, C., O'Donoghue, J (2015) Evaluating the feasibility of implementation of e-­‐CCM: a protocol Version 1.0. [Details]
2014 Supporting LIFE – 12 Month Evaluation Report
O’Sullivan, T., O’Connor, Y., O’Connor, S., Gallagher, J., O`Donoghue, J., Heavin, C (2014) Supporting LIFE – 12 Month Evaluation Report. [Details]
2014 Supporting LIFE - Report on Stakeholder Views and Feedback to Proposed Malawi-based Work Plans
O’ Connor, Y., O`Donoghue, J., Heavin, C (2014) Supporting LIFE - Report on Stakeholder Views and Feedback to Proposed Malawi-based Work Plans. [Details]
2014 Supporting LIFE - Report on Feasible Technics Practices
McCarthy, S., O’Connor, Y., O’Sullivan, T., O’Connor, S., O’Donoghue, J., Heavin, C., Thompson, M (2014) Supporting LIFE - Report on Feasible Technics Practices. [Details]
2014 Supporting LIFE – Documentary Video 1
Ryan, D., O’Sullivan, T., O’Connor, Y., O`Donoghue, J., Gallagher, J., Heavin, C., Gallos, E (2014) Supporting LIFE – Documentary Video 1. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2017 A Ground-Up Approach to mHealth in Nigeria: A Study of Primary Healthcare Workers Attitude to mHealth Adoption
Kenny, G., O'Connor, Y., Eze, E., Ndibuagu, E. and Heavin, C (2017) A Ground-Up Approach to mHealth in Nigeria: A Study of Primary Healthcare Workers Attitude to mHealth Adoption. [Details]
2017 The role of risk homeostasis for eConsent on a Health Social Network (HSN)
Rowan, W., O'Connor, Y., Lynch, L. and Heavin., C (2017) The role of risk homeostasis for eConsent on a Health Social Network (HSN). [Details]
2017 Exploring the Situational Approach to Decision Making: User Econsent on a Health Social Network
Rowan, W., O'Connor, Y., Lynch, L. and Heavin., C (2017) Exploring the Situational Approach to Decision Making: User Econsent on a Health Social Network. [Details]
2017 Exploring User Behaviours when Providing Electronic Consent on Health Social Networks: A Just Tick Agree Approach
Rowan, W., O'Connor, Y., Lynch, L. and Heavin., C (2017) Exploring User Behaviours when Providing Electronic Consent on Health Social Networks: A Just Tick Agree Approach. [Details]
2017 The Evil Side of Sharing Personal Health Information Online
O' Connor, Y., Rowan, W., Lynch, L., Heavin, C (2017) The Evil Side of Sharing Personal Health Information Online. [Details]
2017 A Comparison of Mobile Health Evaluation Techniques
Dick, S., O' Connor, Y., Heavin, C (2017) A Comparison of Mobile Health Evaluation Techniques. [Details]
2017 Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Towards a Comprehensive mHealth Training Framework
Kenny, G., Heavin, C. O' Connor, Y., and Ndibuagu, E (2017) Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Towards a Comprehensive mHealth Training Framework. [Details]
2017 Randomised Controlled Trials as a Method of Evaluating Mobile Health Interventions
Dick, S., O' Connor, Y., Heavin, C (2017) Randomised Controlled Trials as a Method of Evaluating Mobile Health Interventions. [Details]
2017 To Join or Not to Join: Knowing the Differences between Health Social Networks and Social Network Sites
Lynch, L., Rowan, W., O'Connor, Y., Heavin, C (2017) To Join or Not to Join: Knowing the Differences between Health Social Networks and Social Network Sites. [Details]
2017 Understanding the Present to Prepare for the Future: A Review of Health Information Systems in Nigeria
Kenny, G., O' Connor, Y., Eze, E., Heavin, C (2017) Understanding the Present to Prepare for the Future: A Review of Health Information Systems in Nigeria. [Details]
2016 The Status Quo of IS Conference Publications on Theorising eHealth in Developing Countries
O’ Connor, Y., Eze, E., Heavin, C (2016) The Status Quo of IS Conference Publications on Theorising eHealth in Developing Countries. [Details]
2016 Consenting Health related data through Social Media
O’ Connor, Y. & Heavin, C (2016) Consenting Health related data through Social Media. [Details]
2016 Responsible Research and Innovation: Exploring A New Approach To Engaging The Citizen In Innovation Policy?
Fitzgerald, C., McCarthy, S., Carton, F., O Connor, Y., Lynch, L ., Adam, F (2016) Responsible Research and Innovation: Exploring A New Approach To Engaging The Citizen In Innovation Policy?. [Details]
2016 Citizen Participation in Decision Making: Can one make a difference?
Fitzgerald, C., McCarthy, S., Carton, F., O Connor, Y., Lynch, L., Adam, F (2016) Citizen Participation in Decision Making: Can one make a difference?. [Details]
2016 The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lessons Learnt from a Feasibility Study of an mHealth Application in Malawi, Africa
O' Connor, Y., Hardy, V., Thompson, M., Mastellos, N., Tran, T., O'Donoghue, J., Chirambo, G.B., Andersson, B., Carlsson, S., Heavin, C (2016) The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lessons Learnt from a Feasibility Study of an mHealth Application in Malawi, Africa. [Details]
2016 Starting with small Health Data – Opportunities for mHealth in Africa
Heavin, C., & O' Connor, Y (2016) Starting with small Health Data – Opportunities for mHealth in Africa. [Details]
2016 Stakeholders Perspectives on paper-based and electronic Clinical Decision Support Systems in Malawi, Africa
O' Connor, Y., Ryan, D., Hardy, V., Thompson, M., Wu, J., Heavin, C., O'Donoghue, J (2016) Stakeholders Perspectives on paper-based and electronic Clinical Decision Support Systems in Malawi, Africa. [Details]
2015 Service Blueprint for Improving Clinical Guideline Adherence via Mobile Health Technology
O’Connor, Y., Heavin, C. O’ Connor, S., Gallagher, J., Wu, J., O’Donoghue, J (2015) Service Blueprint for Improving Clinical Guideline Adherence via Mobile Health Technology. [Details]
2015 Wearable Vital Sign Technologies and Their Potential Within Low and Middle Income Countries
McCarthy, S., O Connor, Y., Thompson, M., O Sullivan, T., Ryan, D., O' Connor, S., Gallagher, J., Heavin, C. and O Donoghue, J (2015) Wearable Vital Sign Technologies and Their Potential Within Low and Middle Income Countries. [Details]
2015 Supporting LIFE: Mobile Health Application for Classifying, Treating and Monitoring Disease Outbreaks of Sick Children in Developing Countries
O Connor, Y., Hardy, V., Heavin, C., Gallagher, J. and O Donoghue, J (2015) Supporting LIFE: Mobile Health Application for Classifying, Treating and Monitoring Disease Outbreaks of Sick Children in Developing Countries. [Details]
2015 The Importance of Economic Evaluations of mHealth pilots - A proposed Malawian case-study
Berkery, T., O Connor, Y., Ryan, D., Heavin, C., Gallagher, J. and O Donoghue, J (2015) The Importance of Economic Evaluations of mHealth pilots - A proposed Malawian case-study. [Details]
2014 Developing eXtensible mHealth Solutions for Low Resource Settings
O' Connor, Y., O' Sullivan, t., Gallagher, J., Heavin, C., & O' Donoghue, J (2014) Developing eXtensible mHealth Solutions for Low Resource Settings. [Details]
2014 Community Health Workers Participation in m-Health Pilot Studies within Developing Countries: Expectation Management
O’ Connor, Y. and O’ Donoghue, J (2014) Community Health Workers Participation in m-Health Pilot Studies within Developing Countries: Expectation Management. [Details]
2014 A Staff Utilisation-Resource Simulation Model: Towards a Hybrid Decision Support System in Retail Banking
O’ Donoghue, J., O’ Connor, Y., Zarabzadeh, A., Adam, F., and McCarthy, JB (2014) A Staff Utilisation-Resource Simulation Model: Towards a Hybrid Decision Support System in Retail Banking. [Details]
2014 Examining Contextual Factors and Individual Value Dimensions of Healthcare Providers Intention to Adopt Electronic Health Technologies in Developing Countries
O'Connor, Y., Treacy, S., O' Donoghue, J (2014) Examining Contextual Factors and Individual Value Dimensions of Healthcare Providers Intention to Adopt Electronic Health Technologies in Developing Countries. [Details]
2013 A Survey Of Mobile Health System Infusion Among Healthcare Practitioners
O'Connor, Yvonne; OReilly, Phillip; and ODonoghue, John (2013) A Survey Of Mobile Health System Infusion Among Healthcare Practitioners. [Details]
2012 Infusion of Mobile Health Systems in the NHS: An Empirical Study
O’Connor, Y., O’Donoghue, J., and O’Reilly, P (2012) Infusion of Mobile Health Systems in the NHS: An Empirical Study. [Details]
2012 An Exploration of Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design
O’Flaherty, B., Woodworth, S., Thornton C., & O’Connor Y (2012) An Exploration of Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design. [Details]
2012 Individual Infusion of M-Health Technologies: Determinants and Outcomes
O’Connor, Y., O’Donoghue, J., O’Reilly, P (2012) Individual Infusion of M-Health Technologies: Determinants and Outcomes. [Details]
2011 Understanding Mobile Technology post-adoption usage: impact upon knowledge creation and individual performance
O’Connor, Y., O’Donoghue, J., O’Reilly, P (2011) Understanding Mobile Technology post-adoption usage: impact upon knowledge creation and individual performance. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2017 Making Mobile Health about the User: Understanding Primary Healthcare Workers’ Attitudes towards mHealth Adoption. [Oral Presentation]
Kenny, G., Heavin, C., O'Connor, Y., Eze, E., Nidbuagu, E (2017) Making Mobile Health about the User: Understanding Primary Healthcare Workers’ Attitudes towards mHealth Adoption. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2017 Session Organiser - Crossing the CHASM to Digital Health Data. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
O'Connor, Y., Heavin, C., Rowan, W., Lynch, L (2017) Session Organiser - Crossing the CHASM to Digital Health Data. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2016 Organisers of Accepted Workshop entitled Decision Support Systems for Public Health Services. [Other]
K. Neville, S. O' Riordan, C.Heavin, Y. O' Connor (2016) Organisers of Accepted Workshop entitled Decision Support Systems for Public Health Services. [Other]. [Details]
2016 Towards a Shared Mental Model: A Case of Mobile Health Intervention in Nigeria, Africa. [Oral Presentation]
Kenny, G., Heavin, C., O’Connor, Y., Eze, E., Ndibuagu, E (2016) Towards a Shared Mental Model: A Case of Mobile Health Intervention in Nigeria, Africa. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2016 Decision Autonomy through Situated Awareness: Towards a better understanding of informed consent on Health Social Network Sites (HSN). [Oral Presentation]
Lawlor, A., Heavin, C., O’ Connor, Y., Lynch, L (2016) Decision Autonomy through Situated Awareness: Towards a better understanding of informed consent on Health Social Network Sites (HSN). [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Session Chair. [Chair Sessions at Symposia]
Y. O'Connor (2015) Session Chair. [Chair Sessions at Symposia]. [Details]
2011 Session Chair. [Chair Sessions at Symposia]
Y. O' Connor (2011) Session Chair. [Chair Sessions at Symposia]. [Details]
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