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Dr Anne Browne
Clinical Sciences Institute
2018 to Present: Lecturer above the Bar, Medical Education, NUI Galway.
2017 to Present: General Practitioner, Galway Primary Care, Tuam Rd, Galway
Previous Appointments (Selected)ACADEMIC
2016 to 2018: Assistant Professor, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
2013 to 2016: Lecturer, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
2006 to 2012: Clinical Examiner, Department of Paediatrics, National University of Ireland, Galway.
2001 to 2002: Clinical tutor, Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Mercers Medical Centre, RCSI
2013 to 2017: Staff Physician, Dept of Family Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Practice based at St Jamestown Health Centre,
2010 to 2012: Principal in General Practice, Galway Primary Care (www.galwayprimarycare.ie) General Medical Services (GMS), National Health Service Executive, Ireland.
Degrees and Diplomas2020- 2022 Masters in Clinical Education University of Galway
Thesis/ Work submitted expected graduation Winter 2022
2020- 2022 Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education ( CELT)
2017 - 2019 Certificate in Health Practitioner Teacher Education, Dalla Lana Faculty of Public
Health, University of Toronto.
2013 Certification in the College of Family Physicians, CCFP Canada
2008 - 2009 Diploma in Therapeutics, Irish College General Practitioners,
2000 - 2001 Certificate in Family Planning, Irish Family Planning Association, Dublin, Ireland
1999 - 2000 Certificate in Wound Care, University of Toronto, Canada
1997 - 1998 Diploma in Medicine for the Elderly, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin
1995 - 1996 Higher Diploma Occupational Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
1993 - 1996 Membership, Irish College General Practitioners (MICGP), Dublin, Ireland
1994 - 1995 Diploma Obstetrics (DObs), University College Dublin, Ireland
1993 - 1994 Diploma Child Health (DCh), University College Dublin, Ireland
1958 - 1992 Degree in Medicine (MB, BCh, BAO), NUI Galway, Ireland
Postgraduate, Research and Specialty TrainingPost-Vocational Training in Geriatric Medicine and Dermatology
July 1998 - July 2000: Clinical Fellow in Dermatology, University of Toronto
Jan 1998- Jun 1998: Geriatric Senior House Officer, Royal Hospital Donnybrook (Long Term Care)
Jan 1998- Jun 1998: Locum Geriatric Registrar Geriatric Assessment Unit, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin
Jan1997·Dec 1997: Dermatology Senior House Officer, Mater Hospital, Dublin
July 1996-Dec 1996: Geriatric Senior House Officer, Geriatric outpatient Assessment and Long Term Care Facility St. Mary’s Hospital Phoenix Park, Dublin
Family Medicine Residency, Ireland ( Vocational Training Scheme), 1993-1996
Qualifications, Certifications and LicensesSpring 2016: GP focused practice designation in the Care of the Elderly, Ontario Medical Association. Spring 2013: Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (Reg No 120846),
Spring 2013: Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada CCFP
Spring 2013:College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Independent License (Reg No 73030) Spring 2013: MCCQUE Part 2, Medical Council of Canada
Fall 2012: MCCQUE Part 1, Medical Council of Canada
Fall 1997: Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)
Summer 1992: Irish Medical Council Specialist Registration in General Practice (Reg No 14682)
Distinctions and AwardsINTERNATIONAL
1999: Hill Award Research Competition, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Science, Centre, University of Toronto, May 1999
Title: The Microbial Flora in Diabetic Foot Ulcers without Clinical Signs of Infection
Professional Associations2017 to Date: Medical Membership, Irish Medical Council
2013: Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (Reg No 120846)
2013 to date Membership of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CCFP
2013: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Independent License (Reg No 73030)
2001: Member, Irish Society of Occupational Medicine
1996: Irish Medical Council Specialist Registration in General Practice (Reg No 14682)
1996 to date : Member, Irish College General Practitioners (MICGP), Dublin, Ireland
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|Exploring the content of the STAND-VR intervention (SedenTAry behaviour iNtervention Development using Virtual Reality): a qualitative interview study||14-APR-21|
|Assessment of medical student knowledge regarding transitions of care, and of the efficacy of a targeted `hospital-to-home¿ constructivism theory based workshop intervention.||24-MAR-21||01-AUG-22|
|Human Factor analysis of the VentShare mechanical ventilator system: a simulation-based study for patient safety education.||01-JUL-20||16-DEC-22|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2001)|| 'Screening evaluation of an ionized nanocrystalline silver dressing in chronic wound care'
Sibbald RG;Browne AC;Coutts P;Queen D; (2001) 'Screening evaluation of an ionized nanocrystalline silver dressing in chronic wound care'. Ostomy Wound Management, 47 (10) [Details]
|(2001)|| 'High bacterial load in asymptomatic diabetic patients with neurotrophic ulcers retards wound healing after application of Dermagraft'
Browne AC;Vearncombe M;Sibbald RG; (2001) 'High bacterial load in asymptomatic diabetic patients with neurotrophic ulcers retards wound healing after application of Dermagraft'. Ostomy Wound Management, 47 (10) [Details]
|(2000)|| 'Mycosis fungoides bullosa simulating pyoderma gangrenosum'
Ho KK;Browne A;Fitzgibbons J;Carney D;Powell FC; (2000) 'Mycosis fungoides bullosa simulating pyoderma gangrenosum'. British Journal Of Dermatology, 142 (1) [DOI] [Details]
|(2000)|| 'Diabetic Foot Ulcers'
Sibbald RG, Browne AC (2000) 'Diabetic Foot Ulcers'. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, [Details]
|(1999)|| 'Infection in chronic wounds: controversies in diagnosis and treatment'
Dow G;Browne A;Sibbald RG; (1999) 'Infection in chronic wounds: controversies in diagnosis and treatment'. Ostomy Wound Management, 45 (8) [Details]
|(1999)|| 'The diabetic neuropathic ulcer: an overview'
Browne AC;Sibbald RG; (1999) 'The diabetic neuropathic ulcer: an overview'. Ostomy Wound Management, 45 (1A Suppl) [Details]
|(2002)|| 'Compression Therapies'
Browne AC, Sibbald RG (2002) 'Compression Therapies' In: Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals. :517-524 US: Wayne PA. Health Management Publications. [Details]
|(2000)|| 'Infected Wounds. Definitions and Controversies'
Browne AC, Sibbald R.G (2000) 'Infected Wounds. Definitions and Controversies' In: Wound Healing and the Skin. London: Dunitz Publishers. [Details]
Smyth M, Costello M, Reid-Mc Dermott B. Walsh S, Browne A, Counihan T (2021) NeuroCharades- a novel approach to clinical skills teaching in the Covid-19 era AMEE [Details]
|(2022)|| International Association for Communication in Health Care (ICCH) : Abstract accepted EACH conference,
Finn Y, Smith M, Browne A (2022) Innovative communication skills training skills training for first and second year Medical students. [Refereed Abstracts], International Association for Communication in Health Care (ICCH) : Abstract accepted EACH conference, Glascow , 08-SEP-22. [Details]