Siobhan O’Connor is a Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom. She has a multidisciplinary background with honours B.Sc. Nursing and B.Sc. Business Information Systems. She teaches nursing and health informatics at undergraduate level and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, USA.
Siobhan is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Glasgow, exploring patient and public engagement and enrolment in digital health. Her research interests focus on the use of a range of technologies such as mobile apps (mHealth), telehealth, wearable and assisted living devices, personal electronic health records (PHRs) and online tools like social media to support nurses and patients in the community to better manage long-term chronic conditions. Siobhan also explores how these types of technologies can be used in nursing education. She is a member of the the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) eHealth Forum, the European Federation for Nursing Informatics (EFMI-NI) and the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS).