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Dr Yvonne O'Connor

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Yvonne O'Connor

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Room 3.69
Business Information Systems
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

Y.OConnor@ucc.ie ORCID profile

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. As a committed researcher and lecturer with many years’ experience at a leading academic institution in Ireland, Yvonne has completed a number of presentations at international conferences and has numerous publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals in the Health Informatics and Information Systems domains. She has also successfully acquired research funding from the Irish Research Council & Wellcome Trust UK, amongst others. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of two journals (Health Policy & Technology and the International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare), a further reflection of her success to date in academia. Her teaching style has also progressed in successfully delivering a range of core Information Systems/eHealth subjects to various class sizes, ranging from 8 to 180 student participants. She currently co-directs the MSc Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems (MSc MIMAS) and MSc Digital Health programmes in UCC (Executive Education).

 

Google Scholar Account: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=S2Rw1xcAAAAJ&view_op=list_works

 

Grants and Honours

  • 29/04/2021 - 2020 Teaching Hero Awards, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • 07/01/2021 - Best Paper Nomination at The 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Association for Information Systems
  • 01/11/2018 - TutorAR: Enhancing Undergraduate Engagement with Augmented Reality, University College Cork
  • 01/11/2018 - ENHANCE: dEmeNtia: assistive tecHnologies And electroNic ConsEnt, University College Cork
  • 01/11/2018 - TutorAR: Enhancing Undergraduate Engagement with Augmented Reality, University College Cork
  • 01/11/2018 - ENHANCE: dEmeNtia: assistive tecHnologies And electroNic ConsEnt, University College Cork
  • 05/01/2017 - Best Poster at 3rd Technology Assessment Conference
  • 26/07/2016 - Consenting HeAlth related dAta though Social Media (CHASM), Health Information Systems Research Centre, UCC
  • 02/01/2016 - Using mobile phones for assessing, classifying and treating sick children (IMPACT), Health Information Systems Research Centre, UCC
  • 01/01/2008 - BIS Doctoral Scholarship, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems, University College Cork
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Other Activities

  • 25/06/2018 - European Conference on Information Systems
  • 11/08/2017 - Americas Conference on Information Systems
  • 10/08/2017 - Americas Conference on Information Systems
  • 06/06/2017 - European Conference on Information Systems
  • 05/06/2017 - European Conference on Information Systems
  • 12/12/2016 - International Conference on Information Systems
  • 05/10/2016 - HCist - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
  • 22/06/2016 - IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems
  • 18/11/2015 - International Conference on Mobile Business
  • 08/06/2015 - mHealth Conference
  • 26/05/2015 - European Conference on Information Systems
  • 20/05/2015 - International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology
  • 10/12/2014 - Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration
  • 15/10/2014 - HCist - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
  • 02/06/2014 - IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT
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Research Domains

  • Mobile Technology  
  • Decision support systems (DSS)  
  • Health Information Systems and the impact of ICT on the delivery of healthcare
  • Connected health  
  • Ethics, diversity and inclusion
  • Technology Assessment  
  • Design Thinking  
  • User-centered design  
  • Educational technologies  
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Thesis

  • 2021 - Investigating the Antecedents of Perceived Threats and User Resistance, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2022 - Exploring Classroom Engagement in an Open and Distance Educational Context (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2013 ZARABZADEH, A., O'DONOGHUE, J., O'CONNOR, Y., O'KANE, T., WOODWORTH, S., GALLAGHER, J., O'CONNOR, S. (2013). Variation in health care providers' perceptions: Decision making based on patient vital signs. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2013 O'CONNOR, Y., O'REILLY, P., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2013). M-health infusion by healthcare practitioners in the national health services (NHS). Health Policy and Technology. Details
2016 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
2015 O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2015). Review of Key Stakeholders for an mHealth Pilot Study in Malawi Motivations and Expectations. International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare. Details
2019 IDE, N., HARDY, V., CHIRAMBO, G., HEAVIN, C., O'CONNOR, Y., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2019). People Welcomed This Innovation with Two Hands: A Qualitative Report of an mHealth Intervention for Community Case Management in Malawi. Annals of Global Health. Details
2018 CHIRAMBO, G., HARDY, V., HEAVIN, C., O'CONNOR, Y., O'DONOGHUE, J., MASTELLOS, N. (2018). Perceptions of a mobile health intervention for Community Case Management in Malawi: Opportunities and challenges for Health Surveillance Assistants in a community setting.. Malawi Medical Journal. Details
2016 O'CONNOR, Y., O'REILLY, P. (2016). Examining the infusion of mobile technology by healthcare practitioners in a hospital setting. Information Systems Frontiers. Details
2017 ROWAN, W., O'CONNOR, Y., LYNCH, L., HEAVIN, C. (2017). Exploring the Situational Approach to Decision Making: User eConsent on a Health Social Network. International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering.
2017 KENNY, G., O'CONNOR, Y., EZE, E., HEAVIN, C. (2017). Trends, Findings, and Opportunities: An Archival Review of Health Information Systems Research in Nigeria. Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems .
2014 O'CONNOR, Y., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2014). Contextual barriers to mobile health technology in African Countries: A perspective piece. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine. Details
2015 O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., O’CONNOR, S., GALLAGHER, J., WU, J. T.-S., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2015). Service Blueprint for Improving Clinical Guideline Adherence via Mobile Health Technology. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering. Details
2016 HEAVIN, C., O'CONNOR, Y. (2016). Starting with small health data opportunities for Mhealth in Africa. International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics. Details
2017 O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., GALLAGHER, J., O’DONOGHUE, J. (2017). Understanding community health workers’ intentions to participate in mHealth studies within developing countries. Behaviour and Information Technology. Details
2017 HARDY, V., O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., MASTELLOS, N., TRAN, T., O'DONOGHUE, J., ... THOMPSON, M. (2017). The added value of a mobile application of Community Case Management on referral, re-consultation and hospitalization rates of children aged under 5 years in two districts in Northern Malawi: Study protocol for a pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials. Details
2019 DICK, S., O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C. (2019). Approaches to Mobile Health Evaluation: A Comparative Study A mHealth Evaluation Comparison Study. Information Systems Management. Details
2017 O'CONNOR, Y., O'SULLIVAN, T., GALLAGHER, J., HEAVIN, C., HARDY, V., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2017). A mobile health technology intervention for addressing the critical public health issue of child mortality. Electronic Journal of Information Systems In Developing Countries. Details
2017 O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., GALLAGHER, J., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2017). Predicting participant consent in mhealth trials - A Caregiver's perspective. Australasian Journal of Information Systems. Details
2020 DICK, S., O'CONNOR, Y., THOMPSON, M. J., HARDY, V., WU, T.-S. J., O'SULLIVAN, T., ... HEAVIN, C. (2020). Considerations for Improved Mobile Health Evaluation: Retrospective Qualitative Investigation (Preprint). Journal of Medical Internet Research. Details
2016 O'CONNOR, S., O'DONOGHUE, J., GALLAGHER, J., O'CONNOR, Y., KAWONGA, T. (2016). Erratum: Unique challenges experienced during the process of implementing mobile health information technology in developing countries (BMC Health Serv Res. (2014) 14:Supplement 2 (P87)). BMC Health Services Research. Details
2020 ALOHALI, M., CARTON, F., O'CONNOR, Y. (2020). Investigating the antecedents of perceived threats and user resistance to health information technology: a case study of a public hospital. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2020 O'CONNOR, Y., ANDREEV, P., O'REILLY, P. (2020). MHealth and perceived quality of care delivery: a conceptual model and validation. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Details
2020 O'CONNOR, Y., FOX, G., EZE, E., NDIBUAGU, E., HEAVIN, C. (2020). Are we on the same page? Exploring stakeholders’ shared mental models of mobile health in rural Nigeria. Health Informatics Journal. Details
2020 FOX, G., O'CONNOR, Y., EZE, E., NDIBUAGU, E. O., HEAVIN, C. (2020). End Users' Initial Perceptions of mHealth in Nigeria. An Investigation of Primary Healthcare Workers' Attitudes to the IMPACT App. International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications . Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2015 O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., GALLAGHER, J., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2015). Sociocultural and Technological Barriers of Mobile Health Implementation in Developing Countries. In: D. Al-Jumeily, J. Moores, A. Hussain, C.Mallucci., C. Oliver, Eds (eds).. Elsevier. Details
2014 O'CONNOR, Y., O'SULLIVAN, T., GALLAGHER, J., HEAVIN, C., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2014). Developing eXtensible mHealth Solutions for Low Resource Settings. Springer Publishing. Details
2015 O'CONNOR, Y., O'CONNOR, S., HEAVIN, C., GALLAGHER, J., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2015). Sociocultural and technological barriers across all phases of implementation for mobile health in developing countries. Elsevier.
2018 O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C. (2018). Defining and Characterizing the Landscape of E-Health. IGI Global. Details
2015 O'CONNOR, Y., HARDY, V., HEAVIN, C., GALLAGHER, J., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2015). Supporting LIFE: Mobile Health Application for Classifying, Treating and Monitoring Disease Outbreaks of Sick Children in Developing Countries. Springer Publishing. Details
2016 FITZGERALD, C., MCCARTHY, S., CARTON, F., O'CONNOR, Y., LYNCH, L., ADAM, F. (2016). Citizen participation in decision-making and the shaping of new technologies: can one make a difference?. Journal of Decision systems. Journal of Decision Systems. Details

Conference paper

Year Publication
2013 O'CONNOR, Y., O'DONOGHUE, J., O'REILLY, P. (2013). A survey of mobile health system infusion among healthcare practitioners.
2012 O'CONNOR, Y., O'DONOGHUE, J., O'REILLY, P. (2012). Infusion of mobile health systems in the NHS: An empirical study.
2011 O'CONNOR, Y., O'DONOGHUE, J., O'REILLY, P. (2011). Understanding mobile technology post-adoption behaviour: Impact upon knowledge creation and individual performance. Details
2019 O'CONNOR, Y. (2019). Friends Forever: Clarity in online consent in social networking for people with learning disabilities.
2013 O'FLAHERTY, B., WOODWORTH, S., THORNTON, C., O'CONNOR, Y. (2013). An Exploration of Customer-Centric Cloud Service Design. Details
2012 O'CONNOR, Y., O'REILLY, P., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2012). Individual infusion of m-health technologies: Determinants and outcomes.
2018 ROWAN, W., O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., LYNCH, L. (2018). The dark side of risk homeostasis when joining health social networks. Association of Information Systems.
2017 O'CONNOR, Y., ROWAN, W., LYNCH, L., HEAVIN, C. (2017). The Evil Side of Sharing Personal Health Information Online. Association of Information Systems.
2014 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.
2015 MCCARTHY, S., O'CONNOR, Y., THOMPSON, M., O'SULLIVAN, T., RYAN, D., O'CONNOR, S. (2015). Wearable Vital Sign Sensors and Their Potential within Low and Middle Income Countries.. Association of Information Systems.
2016 O'CONNOR, Y., RYAN, D., HARDY, V., THOMPSON, M., WU, J. T.-S., HEAVIN, C. (2016). Stakeholders perspectives on paper-based and electronic clinical decision support systems in Malawi Africa. Details
2016 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
2018 ALOHALI, M., CARTON, F., O'CONNOR, Y. (2018). Investigating the antecedents of perceived threats and user resistance to health information technology: Towards a comprehensive user resistance model.
2015 BERKERY, T., O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C., RYAN, D., GALLAGHER, J., O'DONOGHUE, J. (2015). The importance of economic evaluations of mHealth pilots: A proposed Malawian Case-Study.
2016 O'CONNOR, Y., EZE, E., HEAVIN, C. (2016). The status Quo of IS conference publications on theorising ehealth in developing countries.
2016 O'CONNOR, Y., HARDY, V., THOMPSON, M., MASTELLOS, N., TRAN, T., O'DONOGHUE, J., ... HEAVIN, C. (2016). The importance of form field validation: Lessons learnt from a feasibility study of an mHealth application in Malawi, Africa.
2017 DICK, S., O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C. (2017). Randomised controlled trials as a method of evaluating mobile health interventions. Association of Information Systems.
2017 O'CONNOR, Y., ROWAN, W., LYNCH, L., HEAVIN, C. (2017). Privacy by Design: Informed Consent and Internet of Things for Smart Health. Details
2017 ROWAN, W., O'CONNOR, Y., LYNCH, L., HEAVIN, C. (2017). Exploring User Behaviours when Providing Electronic Consent on Health Social Networks: A 'Just Tick Agree' Approach. Details
2017 KENNY, G., HEAVIN, C., O'CONNOR, Y., NDIBUAGU, E. (2017). Bridging the knowledge gap: Towards a comprehensive mhealth training framework. Association of Information Systems.
2017 DICK, S., O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C. (2017). A comparison of mobile health evaluation techniques. Association for Information Systems.
2018 O'CONNOR, Y., ROWAN, W., HEAVIN, C. (2018). Vision and voice in e consent: Future trends for health social networks. Details
2018 O'CONNOR, Y., ROWAN, W., HEAVIN, C. (2018). Seeing is believing: User awareness of eConsent on health social networks. Academic Conferences and Publishing.
2014 O'DONOGHUE, J., O'CONNOR, Y., ADAM, F., ZARABZADEH, A., MCCARTHY, J. (2014). A staff utilisation-resource simulation model: Towards a hybrid decision support system in retail banking.
2017 KENNY, G., O'CONNOR, Y., EZE, E., NDIBUAGU, E., HEAVIN, C. (2017). A Ground-Up Approach to mHealth in Nigeria: A Study of Primary Healthcare Workers' Attitude to mHealth Adoption. Details
2011 O'CONNOR, Y., O'DONOGHUE, J., O'REILLY, P. (2011). Understanding Mobile Technology post-adoption usage: impact upon knowledge creation and individual performance., Italy.

Encyclopedia entry

Year Publication
2017 O'CONNOR, Y., HEAVIN, C. (2017). Defining and Characterising the Landscape of eHealth. IGI Global. Details

Magazine article

Year Publication
2018 DICK, S., O'CONNOR, Y., THOMPSON, M., O'DONOGHUE, J., HARDY, V., WU, J. T.-S. (2018). Towards an understanding of the Strengths, Weaknesses, and Considerations for Effective mHealth Evaluation: A Retrospective Investigation (Preprint). JMIR MHealth and UHealth. Details
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