Dr Barbara Clyne is a Research Lecturer in the department of General Practice in RCSI. Prior to her appointment as Research Lecturer, Barbara was a senior postdoctoral Researcher in The HRB-Collaboration in Ireland for Clinical Effectiveness Reviews (HRB-CICER), a collaboration between staff from Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the department of General Practice in RCSI. In this role, Barbara lead evidence synthesis of clinical effectiveness, safety, cost-effectiveness and budget impact data to inform the development of National Clinical Guidelines. She has also previously held postdoctoral research positions in The HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, RCSI and the School of Nursing, Trinity College Dublin. She has a Bachelor of Social Science and a Masters in the Sociology of Health and Illness, both from University College Dublin. Prior to commencing her PhD on the HRB PhD Scholars Programme in Health Services Research in RCSI, she was a researcher in the Health Research and Information Division, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
Barbara is Principal Investigator of a HRB Emerging Investigator Award focused on approaches to the conduct and translation of evidence synthesis to support the development of national clinical guidelines and policy, which commenced in January 2020.