BIOGRAPHYMark Loughrey is a research nurse at the HRB Centre for Diet and Health at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Mr Loughrey completed his nursing education at St. Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin. His speciality area is intensive care nursing, in which he holds a Higher Diploma from University College Dublin. Since completing a Masters in Science Degree in Nursing at University College Cork he has been involved in research. Prior to working at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health he worked on a study on behalf of the Irish Hospice Foundation based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork. He is currently engaged in the Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease study and in a dietary and health related study on behalf of Safefood - the Food Safety Promotion Board
At the present time I am engaged with 2 research projects. They are "The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease study" and a dietary and health study on behalf the Safefood - the Food safety Promotion Board. Both studies are based at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC.
In my former role as a research assistant at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC I was involved in theoretical research concerning ethical issues pertaining to end of life care and death and dying.