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Dr Catherine Norton's Presentations & Publications

Norton, C. (2016). “It is all in your head-an investigation into the pain of Fibromyalgia”. Poster presentation at the Irish Pain Society Annual Conference, Dublin.  

Norton, C. (2016)  “What nurses need to know for best practice with patients diagnosed with Scleroderma”. Oral presentation at Rheumatology to learn, Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin.

Norton, C.  (2016). “Helpful ways to cope with PAH”. Workshop presentation at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Ireland, Annual Patient & Family Meeting, Dublin. 

Norton, C.  (2016).How to improve memory function”. Oral presentation at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Ireland, Annual Patient & Family Meeting, Dublin.

Norton, C. & Larkin, P. (2015). “Falling between two stools: the challenges of the palliative care approach in people with systemic sclerosis” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE, 2015; 22(5).

Norton, C. & Larkin, P. (2015). Systemic Sclerosis – An overview of challenges gaining diagnosis and access to specialist palliative care”. Poster presentation at the 15th IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar: Dublin.

Norton, C. & Larkin, P.   (2015). Systemic Sclerosis – Is there a need for Palliative care for these complex patients?  Poster presentation at the 15th IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar: Dublin.

Norton, C. (2014).  “Psychological and Neuropsychological assessment of functioning in females with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)”. Oral presentation at the Psychological Society of Ireland (Division of Neuropsychology) Annual Conference, Kilkenny.

Norton, C.  (2014).Psychological impact of living with a rare disease in Ireland”. Poster presentation at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Kilkenny. (won the “Academic - Practitioner” award).    

Norton, C. (2013).“ An investigation of quality of life, emotional status and cognitive functioning in females with fibromyalgia: insights through direct assessment and comparison with females with scleroderma" (postgraduate thesis publication).   

Norton, C. (2013). “Applying Psychological theories to daily living”. Oral presentation (LEAP), Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin.

Norton, C. & Burke, T. (2013). Hearing the patient’s voice: understanding the challenges and impact of living with Raynaud’s and Scleroderma”. Poster presentation at IPPOSI Annual conference, Rare Disorders without Borders, Dublin.

Norton, C. (2011). Heatwave: “The Rheumatology Rehab” Irish Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Society, volume 9, issue 3, pg 5, December. 

Norton, C. & Burke, T.  (2011).Exploration of functional status, life quality and cognitive functioning in Fibromyalgia, Raynaud’s and Scleroderma patients” Poster presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway. (won the “Best Postgraduate Poster” award).

Norton, C. (2011).  “An exploration of the biopsychosocial and neuropsychological aspects of Fibromyalgia syndrome in the Republic of Ireland” . Oral Presentation at the International Conference on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Fibromyalgia.

Norton, C.  (2011).   “Raynaud’s phenomenon and Scleroderma; how to recognise and manage the symptoms”. Oral presentation to the Civil Service Occupational Health Group, Phoenix Park conference centre, Dublin.

Ivers, M., Moran, A., Tatlow-Golden, M., O'Farrelly, C., O'Keeffe, L., Brady, E., Hall, L., Ni Chaolain, S., Norton, C., O'Feich, P., O'Halloran, D., Kavanagh, L., and Parsons, A. (2009) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Practicals Module 1, PSY 20050. Dublin: UCD Manual.

Ivers, M., Moran, A., Tatlow-Golden, M., O'Farrelly, C., O'Keeffe, L., Brady, E., Hall, L., Ni Chaolain, S., Norton, C., O'Feich, P., O'Halloran, D., Kavanagh, L., and Parsons, A. (2009) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Practicals Module 1, PSY 20050. Dublin: UCD Manual.

Norton, C, Dawson, F & Burke, T. (2008). Psychological and neuropsychological aspects of chronic pain: on the need for individual profile analysis. Poster presentation at the Federation of  the European Societies of Neuropsychology. Edinburgh.

Norton, C. (2007) Examination of psychological and physiological factors affecting the quality of life for individuals with fatiguing illness.(undergraduate thesis publication).

Norton, C. (2007) Psychological and physiological factors affecting the quality of life for individuals with fatiguing illness.  Oral presentation at the 37th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, UCD Dublin.


Books: Currently in progress

Fibromyalgia – Finding fun in a foggy world! (A guide to coping with the symptoms of FMS)

Scleroderma – LUPUS - A Manual for patients and carers

Coping with chronic pain

Living a lovely life – A guide to living a fulfilling life!

Mental Perk - Brain boosters for a brighter brain! (Brain food, brain exercise & brain boost)         

LGBT – Coming out in Ireland. (A guide for parents). 



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