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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Mrs Deirdre Van Der Putten RGN, RM, RNT, BNS, MSC
|Lecturer: MSc Midwifery (Hons) (education strand), B.N.S. (Hons), Dip. in Nursing Management. Registered Tutor (An Bord Altranais), Registered General Nurse, Registered Midwife. Transferred to NUI Galway in August 2006 from School of Midwifery, U.C.H.G.|
| Midwifery education and transition of the newly-qualified midwife to her/his new role.
Supporting normality in childbirth
History of midwifery education.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Van der Putten D, Fallon A, Devane D, Cullinane F, Doherty L. (2012) 'Complementary and alternative therapies for shortening labour (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2 (Art. No.: CD009626). [DOI] [Details]|
|Van der Putten D, Fallon A, Devane D, Cullinane F, Doherty L (2012) 'Complementary and alternative therapies for shortening labour (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Art. No.: CD009626. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009626 (2). [Details]|
|Casey, D. Burke, E. Houghton, C. Mee, L. Smith, R. Van der Putten, D. Bradley, H. & Folan, M. (2011) 'Use of peer assessment as a student engagement strategy in nurse education'. Nursing & Health Sciences, 13 (4):514-520. [DOI] [Details]|
|Brennan, M.,Van der Putten, D. (2010) 'Data collection methods and measurement Midwifery basics: understanding research (4)'. The Practising Midwife, 13 (2):34-39. [Details]|
|van der PuttenD. and Brennan M. (2009) 'Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy'. The Practising Midwife, 12 (3):32-37. [Details]|
|Van der Putten, D. (2008) 'The lived experience of newly qualified midwives: a qualitative study'. British Journal of Midwifery, 16 (6):348-356. [Details]|
|Dempsey L., Cooney M.A., van der Putten, D., Hunter, A., (2011) Students' experience of a student-to-student mentoring programme 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference. National University of Ireland Galway [Details]|
|Houghton C., Smith R., Casey, D., Burke, E., Mee, L., van der Putten, D., Bradley, H. and Folan, M. (2010) Peer Assessment: An Innovative Approach to Student Learning 21st International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference, Cambridge, UK [Details]|
|Casey, D., Murphy, K., van der Putten, D. (2009) Service Learning - a tool for promoting cultural sensitivity and civic engagement The Campus Engagement International Conference 2009. Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships: Create, Challenge, Change. Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin [Details]|
|van der Putten, D. (2008) Is there an alternative to Oxytocin for shortening labour? 8th Annual Research Conference. Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork [Details]|
|Brennan, M., Engel, C., van der Putten, D., and Fallon, A., (2008) Language we use, words that hurt Sharing Best Practice Conference. NMPDU Western Region [Details]|
|Van der Putten, D. (2007) ‘An Exploration of the ‘Lived Experience’ of Newly Qualified Midwives in Clinical Practice - A Phenomenological Study’ . Paper presented at the 26th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, R.C.S.I. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Van der Putten, D. (2007) ‘Practice Issues for Midwifery Education’ . Paper presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Van der Putten, D.,Fallon, A.,Engel, C.,Brennan, M. (2007) ‘Midwife Led Care’ . Poster presented at the Sharing Best Practice Conference NMPDU Western Region. Conference Poster [Details]|
|Fallon, A.,Engel, C.,Van der Putten, D.,Brennan, M. (2007) Midwife Led Care Questions asked Lessons Learned . Poster presented at Ireland’s Annual Joint Midwifery conference, INO.RCM. Armagh. Winning poster. Conference Poster [Details]|
|Engel, C.,Van der Putten, D.,Fallon, A. (2006) ‘The Implications of Maternity Care funding for Women and Midwives’ . Poster presented at Ireland’s annual Joint Midwifery Conference INO/RCM, Carrick -on-Shannon. Conference Poster [Details]|
|Van der Putten, D. (2010) Book Review New Pregnancy and Birth Dr Miriam Stoppard . ThePractising Midwife. Reviews [Details]|
|Van der Putten, D. (2009) The Young Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy Tommy’s London . The Practising Midwife. Reviews [Details]|