PhD Student Profiles


 NameThesis TitleSupervisors
  Claire Beecher

The development and validation of a survey instrument to evaluate women’s experiences of, and level of satisfaction with, their maternity care in Ireland.

Professor Declan Devane and Professor Richard Greene
  Miriam Brennan

Topical preparations for the prevention of stretch marks in pregnancy.

Professor Declan Devane
  Aislinn Conway Effectiveness of methods for the dissemination of research findings into clinical practice. Professor Declan Devane, Professor Mike Clarke and Professor Shaun Treweek
  Orlaith Cormican   Dr Maura Dowling
  Laura Dempsey The Experience of Providing Care for those Dying with Dementia: Family Carers’ Perspectives. Dr Maura Dowling and Professor Philip Larkin
  Narjes Fhelelboom   Professor Declan Devane
  Elaine Finnucane  Membrane sweeping for induction of labour. Professor Declan Devane and Professor Deirdre Murphy
Paula Flanagan  Paula Flanagan  Identifying factors that influence uptake of influenza vaccine among nurses. Dr Georgina Gethin and Dr Diarmuid O'Donovan
  Collette Kirwan Factors in Implementing and Sustaining a Domestic Violence Routine Enquiry Pathway in Antenatal Care. Dr Linda Biesty, Dr Pauline Meskell and Professor Kathy Murphy
  Rachel Lee Network meta-analyses in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Professor Declan Devane and Professor Louise Kenny
 Mairead McGahon Mairead McGahon Evaluating the impact of peer group clinical supervision on job satisfaction, resilience and quality care provision in senior nurses and midwives. Professor Dympna Casey
 Sally Whelan Sally Whelan Exploring the Implementation and Impact of Social Robots on resilience in Dementia Care. Professor Dympna Casey

DNP Student Profiles

 NameThesis TitleSupervisors
 Kate Arkley Kate Arkley A constructivist grounded theory study exploring patients’ experience of painful leg ulcer management. Dr Maura Dowling and Dr Andrew Hunter
  Cathy Barrett The factors that influence healthcare workers’ behaviour to achieve exemplary hand hygiene compliance: a multiple case study. Professor Declan Devane and Dr Catherine Houghton 
  Ann Chambers   Dr Mary O'Hara
  Rachel Comer Understanding the cervical screening behaviour of women aged over 50. Dr Linda Biesty and Dr Marcella Kelly
  Teresa Donnelly   Dr Catherine Houghton
  Aishling Flanagan Gaining consensus on education priorities for Healthcare workers in the nursing home sector in Ireland. Dr Georgina Gethin and Dr Linda Biesty
 Mary Gannon Mary Gannon  Exploration of ‘loss’ for people with dementia under 65 years of age and their family. Dr Catherine Houghton
 Justin Kerr Justin Kerr Do clinical practice guidelines improve patient safety. Professor Declan Devane and Dr Georgina Gethin
  Deirdre Mulligan   Dr Pauline Meskell
  Orla Noonan-Sweeney The lived experience of individuals that have implantable cardiac defibrillators. Dr Marcella Kelly and Dr Pauline Meskell

MPhil and MSC Research Student Profiles

 NameThesis TitleSupervisors
  Elaine Ryan Prevalence of normal birth in women experiencing "spontaneous vaginal birth". Professor Declan Devane

Research Staff Profiles

  Dr Eva Barrett Post-Doctoral Researcher   Email: 
 ‌ Ms Carol Burke Administrative Assistant  

T: 091 494492

  Dr Sinead Duane Post-Doctoral Researcher  


  Dr Sandra Galvin Research Fellow National Coordinator HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network 

T: 091 494493

 Patricia Healy Dr Patricia Healy Research Fellow Midwifery, neonates, research methodology, evidence synthesis.

T: 089 434371

 John Ivory Mr John Ivory Research Assistant Wound care


  Ms Marion O'Regan Research Assistant  

T: 091 493528

  Dr Adam Santorelli Research Assistant   Email: