• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 2180 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
1982 …2019
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Personal profile


George Kernohan is a Professor of Health Research at Ulster University. He leads research projects to make things better for people with long-term conditions like Parkinson’s disease and dementia, He is looking at the effectiveness of Day Care, which allows people to get support whilst still staying at home. He has developed a new model for knowledge transfer: this is a critical step in getting research into practice.  This is also a focus of his teaching at Ulster University through a course on clinical practice development and evidence-based practice.  George is also very interested in Research Ethics- getting things right for research participants.  He worked with Office for Research Ethics Committees in Northern Ireland for 10 years and currently chairs the Institute of Nursing and Health Research “Filter Committee” for all research applications.

He was a member of the steering group that developed the 2016 guidelines for professionals involved with Palliative care in People with Parkinson’s disease in Ireland.  He has advisory roles with Parkinson’s UK, with Alzheimer’s Society in the UK, with the Institutes of Health Research in Canada and with the European Commission.  Above all, George has an interest in planning and achieving better outcomes from multi-professional health research work where users have priority.

With colleagues in Western HSC Trust, George led an evaluation of the pressure relieving properties of hospital mattresses that resulted in wholesale replacement of patient surfaces in Northern Ireland.

He has 200 peer reviewed publications which have more than 5,000 citations: his “H index” is 39.

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Palliative Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Caregivers Medicine & Life Sciences
Parkinson Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Vibration Medicine & Life Sciences
Midwifery Medicine & Life Sciences
Breast Feeding Medicine & Life Sciences
Northern Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1982 2019

A Systematic Review Investigating if Genetic or Epigenetic Markers are Associated with Postnatal Depression

Elwood, J., Murray, E., Bell, A., Sinclair, M., Kernohan, W. G. & Stockdale, J., 15 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 253, p. 51-62 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Depression

Contextual Partnerships and Governance for Maternal and Infant Health Research in Myanmar

Kernohan, W. G., Sinclair, M., Mc Coy, J., Dornan, L., Chaloumsuk, N., Diyunugala, T., Nest, S., Gibbons, D. & Ryan, M., 3 Apr 2019, 8 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Clinical Competence
Risk Management

EMTReK: An Evidence-based Model for Transfer & exchange of Research Knowledge: five case studies in Palliative Care

Payne, C., Brown, M., Guerin, S. & Kernohan, W. G., 13 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : SAGE Open. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
knowledge transfer
Palliative Care

Pain assessment for people living with dementia in care homes

McMahon, S., De Witt Jansen, B. & Kernohan, W. G., 2 May 2019, 6, 1, p. 12-14 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pain Measurement
Home Care Services
Practice Guidelines

Activities 2018 2020

  • 1 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor
  • 1 Other

Yoshie Yumoto

George Kernohan (Host)
1 Apr 202031 May 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

BMJ Publishing Group (Publisher)

George Kernohan (Reviewer)
23 May 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Birth Across Borders

George Kernohan (Participant)
Apr 2018

Activity: Other