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Dr Aisling Smyth


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3533, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.404
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3533
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.404  


Aisling is a Lecturer with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • Unit Coordinator and Lecturer NSC1103 Clinical Science Introduction.

Professional Associations


Awards and Recognition


  • Science Foundation Ireland PhD scholarship
  • ECU Faculty grant recipient (2015)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cell signalling
  • Immunometabolism
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Neuro-degeneration


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Veterinary Medicine), Ireland, 2015.
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Science, Northern Ireland, 2010.
  • Bachelor of Science Third Class Honours General Nursing, Ireland, 2008.


Recent Research Grants

  • Is altered glucose homeostasis correlated with disrupted sleep among dementia carers?,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2018,  2018 - 2019,  $30,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Ewens, B., Geale, S., Vafeas, C., Foxall, F., Loessl, B., Smyth, A., McCafferty, C., (2016), Humanising the curriculum: The role of a Virtual World. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(12), 80-88, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n12p80.
  • Cope, V., Sundin, D., Smyth, A., Wang, C., Baum, G., Ewens, B., Foxall, F., (2016), The hidden benefits of writing retreats: Academic development and social interaction for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(11), 73-79, Toronto, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n11p73.
  • McMorrow, JP., Crean, D., Gogarty, M., Smyth, A., Connolly, M., Cummins, E., Veale, D., Fearon, U., Tak, P., Fitzgerald, O., Murphy, E., (2013), Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibition Modulates Thrombospondin-1 Expression in Human Inflammatory Joint Disease through Altered NR4A2 Activity. The American Journal of Pathology, 183(4), 1243-1257, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.06.029.
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