Professor Hegarty is Chair in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. Professor Hegarty trained as a general nurse in Cork University Hospital and attained her BSc, MSc in nurse education and PhD at University College Cork.
Professor Hegarty leads the Enhancing Cancer Awareness and Survivorship (ECASP) supporting individuals and their families on the cancer survivorship trajectory. She was the first author on the report commissioned by the National Cancer Control Programme: National Cancer Survivorship Needs Assessment: Acute Sector Cancer Survivorship Services in the Irish Context. She is currently Co-Pi with Professor Roisin Connolly on an Irish Cancer Society funded RCT of the ‘Women’s Cancer Survivorship: Supporting and Innovating for Change’/ LYSA trial of a complex survivorship intervention for women with breast and gynaecological cancer. In addition, she is co-applicant and on a HRB funded feasibility trial of a virtual reality intervention for Enhancing Testicular Cancer Awareness (E-MAT study)with Dr Saab. Prof Hegarty is lead applicant on the “Implementation Network Europe for Cancer Survivorship Care (INE-CSC)” COST Action. Professor Hegarty’s passion is oncology related research.
Updated: June 2023