Dr Mary-Pat O'Malley

B.Sc., M.LITT, Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer
Discipline Speech & Lang Therapy
Áras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5018
E: marypat.omalley@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am a speech and language therapist with almost twenty years’ experience working with children who have speech, language, and communication problems. I have worked as a lecturer in the Discipline of Speech & Language Therapy at NUI Galway for over 12 years.  I have practiced as a speech and language therapist in a variety of paediatric settings from private practice to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

I have a wide variety of research interests. I am drawn to narrative as an interesting and ecologically valid way of measuring communicative competence in children. I am interested in narratives in adults with acquired communication impairments, in a broader sense, as lives interrupted or disrupted by communication impairment. I recently received funding NUI Galway Research Support Funding for SALT (Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts) software with a view to profiling narrative generation ability in children with diagnoses of SLI, ADHD, and internationally adopted children.

I am interested in mass media representations of people with communication impairments.

I  completed my Ph.D. in the area of mediated representations of cosmetic surgery and dermatology as solutions to the problems of normative discontent in women. 

I completed an M.Litt. investigating the interactions between pregnant women and midwives at an antenatal clinic and have a strong interest  in the area of power in health care interactions. I continue to conduct research in the area of midwifery with a particular emphasis on the discourse of professional midwifery bodies and women's birth narratives. 

I am also interested in bilingualism, specifically in parents' experiences of navigating speech and language therapy services.

Finally, I am conducting research into report writing in speech and language therapy; in particular examining evaluations and representations of clients. 


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Presenting Complaints: Professional identity and evaluation in speech and language therapy report writing exemplars'
O Malley-Keighran, M.P. (2016) 'Presenting Complaints: Professional identity and evaluation in speech and language therapy report writing exemplars'. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, [Details]
(2016) '''Just wait then and see what he does’': A speech act analysis of healthcare professionals’ interaction coaching with parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'
Carroll, C., McKnight, L. & O'Malley Keighran, MP. (2016) '''Just wait then and see what he does’': A speech act analysis of healthcare professionals’ interaction coaching with parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'. International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders, [Details]
(2011) 'Exploring gender and power in clinical encounters'
O'Malley, MP,Fourie, RJ (2011) 'Exploring gender and power in clinical encounters'. Therapeutic Processes For Communication Disorders: A Guide For Clinicians And Students, :93-104 [Details]
(2010) 'Preparing health care workers for a bilingual and multicultural context: learning from an undergraduate speech and language therapy programme'
Healy, J., Lyons, R., O Malley, M.P., & Antonijević, S. (2010) 'Preparing health care workers for a bilingual and multicultural context: learning from an undergraduate speech and language therapy programme'. Translocation: Migration And Social Change, 6 (1) [Details]
(2008) 'Voices of disability on the radio'
O'Malley, MP (2008) 'Voices of disability on the radio'. International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders, 43 :18-29 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A qualitative exploration of maternal perspectives on the impact of stuttering on the lives of six to ten year old children'
Armstrong, E., O'Malley Keighran, M.P., Collins, P. and Carroll, C. (2014) 'A qualitative exploration of maternal perspectives on the impact of stuttering on the lives of six to ten year old children'. Journal Of Clinical Speech And Language Studies, 21 :41-62 [Details]
(2013) '‘I am not a tragedy. I am full of hope’: communication impairment narratives in newspapers'
O, Malley, M.P. and Coleman, MC. (2013) '‘I am not a tragedy. I am full of hope’: communication impairment narratives in newspapers'. International Journal Of Language And Communication Disorders, [Details]
(2010) ''It's just so lovely to hear him talking': Exploring the early-intervention expectations and experiences of parents'
Lyons, R,O'Malley, MP,O'Connor, P,Monaghan, U (2010) ''It's just so lovely to hear him talking': Exploring the early-intervention expectations and experiences of parents'. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 26 :61-76 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Preparing health care workers for a bilingual and multicultural context: learning from an undergraduate speech and language therapy programme'
Healy, J., Lyons, R., O'Malley, M.P., Antonijevic, S. (2010) 'Preparing health care workers for a bilingual and multicultural context: learning from an undergraduate speech and language therapy programme'. Translocations, 6 (1) [Details]
(2010) ''So either you have a foetal monitor or you have your waters broken, basically is it?': Articulating maternity care policy at a midwives' ante-natal clinic'
O'Malley, MP (2010) ''So either you have a foetal monitor or you have your waters broken, basically is it?': Articulating maternity care policy at a midwives' ante-natal clinic'. Language Policy, 9 :87-96 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Falling between frames: Institutional discourse and disability in radio'
O'Malley, MP (2009) 'Falling between frames: Institutional discourse and disability in radio'. Journal Of Pragmatics, 41 :346-356 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention'
O Malley, M.P. (2008) 'I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13 (2) [Details]
(2008) 'Any lumps or bumps up top? Discourse and Silence in Ante-natal Care'
O Malley, M.P. (2008) 'Any lumps or bumps up top? Discourse and Silence in Ante-natal Care'. Teanga, [Details]
(2008) 'Voices of Disabilty on the Radio'
O Malley, M.P. (2008) 'Voices of Disabilty on the Radio'. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 43 (1):18-29 [Details]
(2005) 'Institutional Discourse and Disability: Frames and Knowledge Schemas in radio'
O Malley, M.P. (2005) 'Institutional Discourse and Disability: Frames and Knowledge Schemas in radio'. Journal of Pragmatics, [Details]
(2005) 'Silence as a means of preserving the status quo: the case of ante-natal care in Ireland'
O Malley, M.P. (2005) 'Silence as a means of preserving the status quo: the case of ante-natal care in Ireland'. Multilingua, 24 (01-Feb) [Details]
(2003) 'Mulling over Moldova - one therapist's experience'
O Malley, M.P. (2003) 'Mulling over Moldova - one therapist's experience'. Update, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Exploring gender and power in clinical encounters'
O Malley, M.P. (2011) 'Exploring gender and power in clinical encounters' In: Therapeutic Processes for Communication Disorders - a guide for clinicians and students. London: London: Psychology Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference.
Lyons, R., O'Malley, M.P., O'Connor, P., Monaghan, U. (2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention, Physical Therapy Reviews.
Lyons, R., O'Malley, M.P., O'Connor, P., Monaghan, U. (2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention, Physical Therapy Reviews. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Building research capacity in Speech and Language Therapy: sharing the learning. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Carroll, C., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., O'Malley, M.P., Loftus, L. (2009) Building research capacity in Speech and Language Therapy: sharing the learning. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference, Galway.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Carroll, C., Antonijevic-Elliott, O'Malley, M.P. (2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy Team's experience. National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) 2nd Annual Conference, Waterford IT.
O'Shaugnessy, C., Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., O'Malley, M.P., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., & Logue-Kennedy, M. (2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy Team's experience. National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) 2nd Annual Conference, Waterford IT. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Intrusion of words and syntactic structures in production of L1 and L2 narratives in different age groups. International Conference: Models of Interaction in Bilinguals.
Antonijevic, S., O'Malley, M.P., Mulhall, C., Hayes, D. (2008) Intrusion of words and syntactic structures in production of L1 and L2 narratives in different age groups. International Conference: Models of Interaction in Bilinguals. Bangor, Wales: Conference Poster [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2012) 'To feel good you have to look good: representing women's experiences of cosmetic surgery and dermatology in Irish print and television media.
O Malley, M.P. (2012) 'To feel good you have to look good: representing women's experiences of cosmetic surgery and dermatology in Irish print and television media. Thesis [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
School of Health Sciences Teaching & Learning Committee Representative of Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy 02-JAN-11 /
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Research Committee Representative of the School of Health Sciences 01-JUN-11 / 02-JUN-14

Languages

  Language
English