Imelda Coyne is a Professor in Children’s Nursing, and Director of the Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, Trinity College Dublin. She is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health (IJAHM). Her research focuses on children’s participation rights, child and family-centred care, shared decision-making, interventions for chronic illness management and transition for youth with chronic conditions. Her research on transition for adolescents and young people has led to the creation of a dedicated free eHealth resources (http://www.steppingup.ie/ ) to prepare youth for transition which has won awards for co-design and best hospital project. Current research projects are focused on testing the effectiveness of co-designed interventions to promote adolescents’ engagement in healthcare encounters and participation in shared decision-making.
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