Occupational Therapy Practice Tutor
Cork Kerry Community HealthcareIreland
Olivia Wall is currently working as an Occupational Therapy Practice Tutor with the undergraduate Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy students in UCC, Cork. Olivia is also focusing on service development in the Primary & Community Care service in Cork City.
She previously worked in the role of Quality Improvement Manager with a Unscheduled Care project (Project Flow) in Cork University Hospital. Olivia was part of a network called the CUH Improvers, with the aim of building a QI culture through mentoring, educating and communicating about quality improvement in the hospital.
Olivia's research interests and projects are varied. Some examples include: (a) driving cessation after a dementia diagnosis, (b) undergraduate students hand hygiene behaviour, (c) weekend discharges and, most recently, (d) teaching the topic of patient flow in an Irish acute hospital group.
Olivia is a graduate of the Diploma in Leadership and Quality, RCPI. She has extensive experience of using quality improvement methodologies to support the work of many multidisciplinary teams in both acute and primary care settings.
Olivia has completed: Masters in Advanced Healthcare Practice, Masters in Public Health and Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She also successfully completed the Lean Sigma Green Belt course and focused on process improvement in an acute hospital, focusing on streamlining processes.
Q Exchange ideas
A Pilot Project and evaluation of a multifaceted prehabilitation delivered over telemedicine for patients undergoing elective major gastrointestinal surgery
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Areas of interest
- Acute care
- Community and voluntary
- Integrated care
- Older people
- Patient experience
- Patient safety
- Primary care
- Public health
- Quality improvement
- Wider determinants of health
- QI Communications
- Culture of Continuous Improvement
- Liberating Structures in healthcare
- Educators as Improvers