Dr Susan O'Meara

Dr Susan O'Meara


Susan trained as a Registered Nurse at Guy's Hospital in London and worked in a variety of clinical areas, eventually specialising in intensive care nursing. She later undertook an MSc in Health Economics and a PhD in Health Sciences (both at the University of York). Her research activities have involved evidence synthesis in a wide range of health-related topics.

Susan’s current research interests focus on systematic review and meta-analysis in skin integrity and chronic wounds, including methods such as individual patient data meta-analysis. She coordinated and performed the first collaborative individual patient data meta-analysis in the treatment of venous leg ulceration; this has been used to underpin recommendations in national clinical guidelines. Susan's teaching activities include research methods, evidence-based practice and preparation for dissertation (all at undergraduate and postgraduate levels). She supervises undergraduate as well as taught and research postgraduate students. She is a member of the School of Healthcare Research Ethics Committee (SHREC) and she leads the School's Systematic Reviews Discussion Group.

Research interests

Chronic wounds; skin integrity; systematic reviews; meta-analysis


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (2013)
  • PhD Health Sciences (2007)
  • MSc Health Economics (1992)
  • BSc Business Studies and French (1991)
  • Registered Nurse (1982)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2013
  • Royal College of Nursing since 1982

Student education

Research methods; evidence-based practice; dissertation (all levels); supervisor (all levels); personal tutor; link lecturer

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