George Kernohan


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 2582 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1982 …2020

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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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Research Output

Breastfeeding, Motivation and Culture: an exploration of maternal influences within midwife-led instruction in an Asian setting

Dornan, L., Sinclair, M., Kernohan, W. G., Chaloumsuk, N. & Suppasan, P., 31 Mar 2020, In : Evidence Based Midwifery. 30, 1, p. 11- 19 9 p., 30:1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Components of community model of dementia palliative care: JICA-02-2020-0013.R2

    Fox, S., O'Connor, N., Drennan, J., Guerin, S., Kernohan, W. G., Murphy, A. & Timmons, S., 28 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Integrated Care.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Early Palliative Care Through Day Services.

    Kernohan, W. G., Jordan, J. E. & Brazil, K., 6 Feb 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Exploring the costs, consequences and efficiency of three types of palliative care day services in the UK: a pragmatic before-and-after descriptive cohort study

    Mitchell, P., Coast, J., Myring, G., Ricciardi, F., Vickerstaff, V., Jones, L., Zafar, S., Cudmore, S., Jordan, J. E., Mc Kibben, L., Graham-Wisener, L., Finucane, A., Hewison, A., Haraldsdottir, E., Brazil, K. & Kernohan, W. G., 7 Aug 2020, In : BMC Palliative Care. 19, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 119.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Why are some healthcare chaplains registered professionals and some are not? A survey of healthcare chaplains in Scotland

    Snowden, A., Enang, I., Kernohan, W. G., Fraser, D., Gibbon, A., Macritchie, I., McSherry, W., Ross, L. & Swinton, J., 23 Apr 2020, In : Health and Social Care Chaplaincy. 8, 1, 9783.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Plain English Award

    Kernohan, George (Recipient), 11 Feb 2019


  • Supervisor of the Year Award

    Kernohan, George (Recipient), 22 Mar 2019


  • Activities

    • 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

    Birth Across Borders

    George Kernohan (Participant)

    Apr 2018

    Activity: Other

    BMJ Publishing Group (Publisher)

    George Kernohan (Reviewer)

    23 May 2018

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