Dr Catherine Houghton

RGN, RSCN, RN, HDip, MHSc, PhD.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Áras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5274
E: catherine.houghton@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am currently a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am registered general and children's nurse.
I worked in University Hospital Galway, Ireland, the Addenbrookes NHS Trust in Cambridge, UK and Our Lady's Children's Hospital in in Dublin. I lecture primarily on the Bachelor of Nursing Degree Programme. I aso teach and supervise research at Undergraduate and Postgrdaute level. I received the NUIG President's Teaching Excellence Award in 2016 and received a further nomination in 2017.

My current research interests are in qualitative methodologies, trial methdologies and dementia. I am Co-Chair of the Qualitative Research in Trials Centre: QUESTS - www.quests.ie

Research Interests

My primary expertise is in qualitative research methodology and qualitative evidence synthesis(QES). I have experience in and published on qualitative case study methodology, qualitative evidence synthesis methodology, data collection, ethics, rigour, paradigms and analysis in qualitative research. This interest in research methodology led to my current focus on QES and trial methodology. I was recently awarded funding from the Irish Research Council  New Foundations Scheme for the purpose of developing a clearly articulated pathway between QES and trial methodology and further developing QES expertise in Ireland.

I am currently involved in a number of qualitative evidence syntheses. I am leading a Cochrane Review for the Cochrane Methodology Review Group exploring recruitment to trials. I am co-chair for the recently established QUESTS (Qualitative Research in Trials) centre, www.quests.ie, which aims to maximise the integration of qualitative research in randomised trials. This is achieved through a focus on three activities relating to inclusion of high quality qualitative research in randomised trials (i) SUPPORT for undertaking qualitative research with randomised trials (ii) TRAINING and education on the use of qualitative research and trials and (iii) Primary methodology RESEARCH on the use of qualitative research in trials.

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Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland: thematic analysis of women's and clinicians' experiences'
Hunter, A,Devane, D,Houghton, C,Grealish, A,Tully, A,Smith, V (2017) 'Woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland: thematic analysis of women's and clinicians' experiences'. BMC Pregnancy And Childbirth, 17 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Selection, collection and analysis as sources of evidence in case study research'
Houghton, C,Casey, D,Smyth, S (2017) 'Selection, collection and analysis as sources of evidence in case study research'. Nurse researcher, 24 :36-41 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Factors that impact on recruitment to randomised trials in health care: a qualitative evidence synthesis (Protocol)'
Houghton C, Dowling M, Meskell P, Hunter A, Gardner H, Conway A, Treweek S , Sutcliffe K, Noyes J, Devane D, Nicholas JR, Biesty LM. (2017) 'Factors that impact on recruitment to randomised trials in health care: a qualitative evidence synthesis (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews , CochraneDatabase of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 5. Art. No.: MR000045. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000045 [Details]
(2017) 'From screening to synthesis: using nvivo to enhance transparency in qualitative evidence synthesis'
Houghton, C,Murphy, K,Meehan, B,Thomas, J,Brooker, D,Casey, D (2017) 'From screening to synthesis: using nvivo to enhance transparency in qualitative evidence synthesis'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 26 :873-881 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Healthcare staffs' experiences and perceptions of caring for people with dementia in the acute setting: Qualitative evidence synthesis'
Houghton, C,Murphy, K,Brooker, D,Casey, D (2016) 'Healthcare staffs' experiences and perceptions of caring for people with dementia in the acute setting: Qualitative evidence synthesis'. International Journal Of Nursing Studies, 61 :104-116 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Multiple Sources of Evidence in Case Study Research: Selection, Collection and Analysis'
Houghton, C, Casey, D. & Smyth, S. (2016) 'Multiple Sources of Evidence in Case Study Research: Selection, Collection and Analysis'. Nurse Researcher, 24 (4):36-41 [Details]
(2016) 'From screening to synthesis: using NVivo to enhance transparency in Qualitative Evidence Synthesis'
Houghton C;Murphy K;Meehan B;Thomas J;Brooker D;Casey D; (2016) 'From screening to synthesis: using NVivo to enhance transparency in Qualitative Evidence Synthesis'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Healthcare Staffs' Experiences and Perceptions of Caring for People with Dementia in the Acute Setting: Qualitative Evidence Synthesis'
Houghton C, Murphy K, Brooker D, Casey D (2016) 'Healthcare Staffs' Experiences and Perceptions of Caring for People with Dementia in the Acute Setting: Qualitative Evidence Synthesis'. International Journal Of Nursing Studies, [Details]
(2015) 'Qualitative case study data analysis: an example from practice'
Houghton, C,Murphy, K,Shaw, D,Casey, D (2015) 'Qualitative case study data analysis: an example from practice'. Nurse researcher, 22 :8-12 [Details]
(2015) 'Qualitative Case Study Data Analysis: An Example from Practice'
Houghton, C. Murphy, K. Shaw, D. Casey, D. (2015) 'Qualitative Case Study Data Analysis: An Example from Practice'. Nurse Researcher, 22 (5):8-12 [Details]
(2013) 'Nurses' knowledge of chest drain management in an Irish Children's Hospital'
Magner, C,Houghton, C,Craig, M,Cowman, S (2013) 'Nurses' knowledge of chest drain management in an Irish Children's Hospital'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 22 :2912-2922 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Newcomer Adaptation: A lems through which to understand how nursing students fit in with the real world of practice'
Houghton C (2013) 'Newcomer Adaptation: A lems through which to understand how nursing students fit in with the real world of practice'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, [Details]
(2012) 'Staff and students' perceptions and experiences of teaching and assessment in Clinical Skills Laboratories: Interview findings from a multiple case study'
Houghton, C. Casey, D. Shaw, D. & Murphy, K. (2012) 'Staff and students' perceptions and experiences of teaching and assessment in Clinical Skills Laboratories: Interview findings from a multiple case study'. Nurse Education Today, 32 (6):e29-e34 [Details]
(2012) 'Parental first aid practices'
Howard, R and Houghton, C (2012) 'Parental first aid practices'. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 20 (3):14-19 [Details]
(2012) 'Students' experiences of blended learning across a range of postgraduate programmes'
Smyth, S,Houghton, C,Cooney, A,Casey, D (2012) 'Students' experiences of blended learning across a range of postgraduate programmes'. Nurse Education Today, 32 :464-468 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Approaches to rigour in qualitative case study research'
Houghton, C. Casey, D. Shaw, D. & Murphy, K. (2012) 'Approaches to rigour in qualitative case study research'. Nurse Researcher, 20 (4):12-17 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Students’ Experiences of Implementing Clinical Skills in the Real World of Practice'
Houghton, C. Casey, D. Shaw D & Murphy, K. (2012) 'Students’ Experiences of Implementing Clinical Skills in the Real World of Practice'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 22 (13-14):1961-1969 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Use of peer assessment as a student engagement strategy in nurse education'
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]
(2011) 'Linking aims, paradigms and method in nursing research: three practical examples'
Houghton, C. Hunter, A. and Meskell, P. (2011) 'Linking aims, paradigms and method in nursing research: three practical examples'. Nurse Researcher, 20 (2):34-39 [Details]
(2011) 'Staff and students' perceptions and experiences of teaching and assessment in Clinical Skills Laboratories: Interview findings from a multiple case study'
Houghton CE, Casey D, Shaw D, Murphy K (2011) 'Staff and students' perceptions and experiences of teaching and assessment in Clinical Skills Laboratories: Interview findings from a multiple case study'. Nurse education today, [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Ethical challenges in qualitative research: examples from practice'
Houghton, CE. Casey, D. Shaw, D. & Murphy, K. (2010) 'Ethical challenges in qualitative research: examples from practice'. Nurse researcher, 18 (1):15-25 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Clarifying case study research: examples from practice'
Casey, D & Houghton, C. (2010) 'Clarifying case study research: examples from practice'. Nurse Researcher, 17 (3):41-51 [Details]
(2008) 'The Benefits and Challenges of Using Simulation in Nurse Education: A Review of the Literature'
Houghton, C. Casey, D. & Shaw, D. (2008) 'The Benefits and Challenges of Using Simulation in Nurse Education: A Review of the Literature'. International Journal Of Clinical Skills, 2 (1):53-55F [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Congenital Anomalies'
Fallon A, Houghton C (2017) 'Congenital Anomalies' In: Physiology in Childbearing. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]
(2017) 'Congenital Abnormalities'
Fallon A and Houghton C (2017) 'Congenital Abnormalities' In: Physiology in Childbearing (with Related Anatomy and Biological Sciences). London UK: Elsevier. [Details]
(2015) 'Research Ethics'
Smith, MJ, CArpenter R, Fitzpatrick JJ (2015) 'Research Ethics' In: Encyclopedia of Nursing Education. New York: Springer Publishing. [Details]
(2015) 'Physical activity for people with dementia'
Casey, D. & Houghton, C. (2015) 'Physical activity for people with dementia' In: Improving health related quality of life in Older Adults. Kaiser Wallace, M. & Murphy, K. (Ed). California: Springer. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
Houghton, C., Murphy, K., Brooker, D. Casey, D. (2016) Using qualitative evidence synthesis to explore caring for people with dementia in acute setting 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
(2016) 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference, 31.10.2016-02.11.2016. Copenhagen, Denmark
Meskell, P., Lynch, U., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Houghton, C., Smyth, S., Gannon, M., Hunter, A., Conway, A., Casey, D. (2016) Approaches to truth telling in the care of persons with dementia: A Delphi study 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference, 31.10.2016-02.11.2016. Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice
Houghton C, Murphy K , Brooker D, Thomas J, Casey D. (2015) Qualitative Research Synthesis: an Example from Practice 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice [Details]
(2013) The 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway
Houghton C, Smyth S, Cooney A, Dowling M, Kelly M, Kelly J, Cantillon P (2013) Students' perceptions of videoconferencing as an education strategy The 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway [Details]
(2012) RCN International Nursing Research Conference. London, UK
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D. and Murphy, K. (2012) Ensuring rigour in qualitative research: The audit trail and NVivo RCN International Nursing Research Conference. London, UK [Details]
(2011) 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare through Research And Education. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. 10th November
Dowling, M., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Devane, D., Casey, D., Meskell, P., Houghton, C. & O’Reilly M.F. (2011) Transforming nurses/midwives’ research into publication: lessons learnt from a pilot e-learning module 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare through Research And Education. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. 10th November [Details]
(2012) RCN International Nursing Research Conference
Houghton C, Casey D, Shaw D, Murphy K (2012) Ensuring rigour in qualitative research: The audit trail and NVivo RCN International Nursing Research Conference [Details]
(2012) 12th Annual All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), Dublin City University, Dublin
Smyth, S., Houghton, C., Cooney, A., Dowling, M., Kelly, M., Kelly, J., & Cantillon, P (2012) Using Video Conferencing in Postgraduate Education: Benefits and Challenges 12th Annual All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), Dublin City University, Dublin [Details]
(2011) Qualitative Health Research Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Casey, D. Houghton, C. Murphy, K. & Shaw, D (2011) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Students for the Real World of Practice: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study Qualitative Health Research Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Details]
(2011) 22nd International Networking for Education in healthcare Conference. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Smyth, S., Cooney, A., & Houghton, C. (2011) Key steps of initiating inter-professional education across healthcare undergraduate programmes 22nd International Networking for Education in healthcare Conference. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom [Details]
(2011) 15th International Nursing Research Conference. Madrid , Spain
Casey, D. Houghton, C. Murphy, K. & Shaw, D (2011) Ensuring Rigour in Qualitative Research: An Example from Practice. Paper 15th International Nursing Research Conference. Madrid , Spain [Details]
(2010) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland, Galway
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D., Murphy, K (2010) Creating a Bridge to Practice: The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Students for Practice .Paper Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2010) 21st International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference, Cambridge, UK
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]
(2010) NUI Galway CELT Symposium Creative Thinking - Re-imagining the University
Smyth, R.,Burke, E.,Casey,D.,Houghton, C.,Mee, L.,Van der Putten, D., Bradley H. (2010) Peer Assessment - Undergraduate Nursing & Midwifery Students’ Perspectives NUI Galway CELT Symposium Creative Thinking - Re-imagining the University [Details]
(2010) Conversations on Teaching and Learning ,Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway
Smyth, S.,Cooney, A.,Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2010) Blended learning … our journey to date . Paper Conversations on Teaching and Learning ,Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway National University of Ireland, Galway, [Details]
(2010) Royal College of Nursing Partners in Practice Conference. Blackpool. UK
Cooney, A.,Houghton, C.,Smyth, S.,Casey, D. (2010) Blended learning in postgraduate education: staff and student perspectives . Paper Royal College of Nursing Partners in Practice Conference. Blackpool. UK , 26-FEB-10 - 27-FEB-10 [Details]
(2010) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland, Galway
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Dempsey, L.,Houghton, C.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B. (2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2010) Irish Network of Medical Education, National University of Ireland, Galway
Smyth, S., Casey, D., Houghton,C.,Cooney,A. (2010) Swap Shop presentation on ‘virtual learning environments: a useful pedagogical tool in nursing and midwifery education’ Paper: Irish Network of Medical Education, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2010) NET 21st International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference Cambridge, UK
Houghton, C.,Smith, R.,Casey, D.,Burke, E.,Mee, L.,Van der Putten, D.,Bradley, H.,Folan, M. (2010) Peer Assessment: An Innovative Approach to Student Learning NET 21st International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference Cambridge, UK Cambridge, UK, [Details]
(2010) Royal College of Nursing Partners in Practice Conference
Cooney, A.,Houghton, C.,Smyth, S.,Casey, D. (2010) Blended learning in postgraduate education: staff and student perspectives Royal College of Nursing Partners in Practice Conference [Details]
(2009) All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE). Dublin, Ireland
Smyth, S. Cooney, A. Casey, D. Houghton, C. (2009) The Blended Learning Experience: Learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes.Paper All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE). Dublin, Ireland National University of Ireland, Maynooth, , 27-AUG-09 - 28-AUG-09 [Details]
(2009) RCN International Nursing Research Conference. Blackpool, UK
Houghton, C.,Smyth, S.,Cooney, A. , Casey, D. (2009) Blended Learning in Postgraduate Education: Staff and Student Perspectives . Paper RCN International Nursing Research Conference. Blackpool, UK Blackpool, [Details]
(2008) RCN International Nursing Research Conference. Liverpool, UK
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2008) Ethical issues surrounding non participant observation in multiple case study. Paper RCN International Nursing Research Conference. Liverpool, UK UK, [Details]
(2007) Second International Clinical Skills Conference: Teaching, learning and assessing clinical skills: Does one size fit all? . Prato Monash Centre, Tuscany Italy
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2007) Using Multiple Case Study Research to Explore the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Student Nurses in Ireland for the Real World of Practice. Paper Second International Clinical Skills Conference: Teaching, learning and assessing clinical skills: Does one size fit all? . Prato Monash Centre, Tuscany Italy [Details]
(2007) Second International Clinical Skills Conference: Teaching, learning and assessing clinical skills: Does one size fit all? Prato Monash Centre Tuscany Italy
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2007) Using Multiple Case Study Research to Explore the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Student Nurses in Ireland for the Real World of Practice Second International Clinical Skills Conference: Teaching, learning and assessing clinical skills: Does one size fit all? Prato Monash Centre Tuscany Italy Tuscany Italy , [Details]
(2007) 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference.TCD. Dublin, Ireland
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2007) The Role of Simulation in Nurse Education. Paper 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference.TCD. Dublin, Ireland Dublin, [Details]
(2007) 1st International Nursing Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in practice. NUI, Galway
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2007) The Role of Clinical Skills Laboratory Teaching in Nurse Education 1st International Nursing Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in practice. NUI, Galway [Details]
(2007) 8th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science, EDCNS. Vienna, Austria
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2007) The Challenges of Using a Multiple Case Study Approach to Explore the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Student Nurses for Practice. Paper 8th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science, EDCNS. Vienna, Austria Vienna, [Details]
(2005) National Fertility Conference
Houghton C, Nolan A, Cooney C (2005) The role of the nurse in the fertility unit (poster) National Fertility Conference [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Therapeutivc lying and approaches to dementia care in Ireland: North and South.
Casey, D., Lynch, U., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Gannon, M., Houghton, C., Hunter, A.,, Jordan, F., Smyth, S., Conway, A., Kenny, F., Devane, D., Meskell, P.. (2016) Therapeutivc lying and approaches to dementia care in Ireland: North and South. The Institure of Public Health in Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Encyclopedia of Nursing Education.
Smith, M. J., Carpenter, R., & Fitzpatrick, J. J (Ed.). (2015) Encyclopedia of Nursing Education Encyclopedia of Nursing Education. New York: Springer. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2012) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference . Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland,
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B., Houghton, C. (2012) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News (Workshop). [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference . Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway , 01-JAN-12 - 28-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference National University of Ireland, Galway,
McCarthy, B., Byrne, E., Casey, D., Meagher, C., Mooney, B., Houghton, C. (2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News (Workshop) . [Chaired Session], Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference National University of Ireland, Galway, NUIG , 25-DEC-10 - 25-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010) INMED Conference,
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Dempsey, L., Houghton, C., Meagher, C., Mooney, B. (2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News (Workshop). INMED Conference, Galway , 25-DEC-10 - 25-DEC-10. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2013) Students’ perceptions of videoconferencing as an education strategy. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 4th International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, 15th-16th April.
Houghton, C., Smyth, S., Cooney, A., Dowling, M., Kelly, M., Kelly, J. & Cantillon, P. (2013) Students’ perceptions of videoconferencing as an education strategy. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 4th International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, 15th-16th April. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Using videoconferencing in postgraduate education: benefits and challenges. Paper. All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Annual Conference, Dublin, 30th-31st August.
Smyth, S., Houghton, C., Cooney, A., Dowling M., Kelly, M., Kelly, J. & Cantillon, P. (2012) Using videoconferencing in postgraduate education: benefits and challenges. Paper. All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Annual Conference, Dublin, 30th-31st August. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Students for the Real World of Practice: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study International Institute for Qualitative Methodology's 2011 Qualitative Health Research Conference. Alberta, Canada.
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D. and Murphy, K. (2011) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Students for the Real World of Practice: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study International Institute for Qualitative Methodology's 2011 Qualitative Health Research Conference. Alberta, Canada. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Keys steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes. Paper. NET2011 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. Cambridge, 6th – 8th September.
Smyth, S., Cooney, A. & Houghton, C. (2011) Keys steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes. Paper. NET2011 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. Cambridge, 6th – 8th September. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Key steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes. 22nd International Networking Education in Health Care Conference. Cambridge UK.
Smyth, S., Cooney, A. and Houghton, C. (2011) Key steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes. 22nd International Networking Education in Health Care Conference. Cambridge UK. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Keys steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes.. NET2011 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. Cambridge, 6th – 8th September.
Smyth, S., Cooney, A., Houghton, C. (2011) Keys steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes.. NET2011 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. Cambridge, 6th – 8th September. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Keys steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes. Paper. NET2011 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. Cambridge, 6th – 8th September.
Smyth, S., Cooney, A. & Houghton, C. (2011) Keys steps of initiating interprofessional learning across healthcare undergraduate programmes. Paper. NET2011 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. Cambridge, 6th – 8th September. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin . Transforming healthcare through research and education. Dublin, Ireland.
Dowling, M., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Devane, D., Casey, D., Meskell, P., Houghton, C. & O’Reilly M.F. (2011) 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin . Transforming healthcare through research and education. Dublin, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Ensuring Rigour in Qualitative Research: An Example from Practice 15th International Nursing Research Conference. Madrid, Spain.
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D. and Murphy, K. (2011) Ensuring Rigour in Qualitative Research: An Example from Practice 15th International Nursing Research Conference. Madrid, Spain. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Simulation as a teaching Startegy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News.
McCarthy, B. Byrne, E., Casey, D., Dempsey, L. Houghton, C., Meagher, C. and Mooney, B (2010) Simulation as a teaching Startegy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Blended learning in postgraduate education: staff and student perspectives. Paper. Royal College of Nursing Partners in Practice Conference. Blackpool, 26th – 27th February.
Cooney, A. Houghton, C., Smyth, S., Casey, D. (2010) Blended learning in postgraduate education: staff and student perspectives. Paper. Royal College of Nursing Partners in Practice Conference. Blackpool, 26th – 27th February. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Blended learning … our journey to date. Paper. Conversations on Teaching and Learning, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway. Galway, 15th March.
Smyth, S, Cooney, A., Houghton, C., Casey, D. (2010) Blended learning … our journey to date. Paper. Conversations on Teaching and Learning, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway. Galway, 15th March. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Swap shop presentation on ‘virtual learning environments: a useful pedagogical tool in nursing and midwifery education’. Paper: Irish Network of Medical Education, National University of Ireland, Galway, 18th-19th February.
Smyth, S., Casey, D., Houghton, C.,, Cooney, A. ( (2010) Swap shop presentation on ‘virtual learning environments: a useful pedagogical tool in nursing and midwifery education’. Paper: Irish Network of Medical Education, National University of Ireland, Galway, 18th-19th February. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Blended learning … our journey to date Paper Conversations on Teaching and Learning, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway Galway.
Smyth, S.,Cooney, A.,Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2010) Blended learning … our journey to date Paper Conversations on Teaching and Learning, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Peer assessment: an innovative approach to student learning, . 21st International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Houghton, C, Smyth, R, Casey, D, Burke, E, Mee, L, Folan, M. (2010) Peer assessment: an innovative approach to student learning, . 21st International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Peer Assessment: An Innovative Approach to Student Learning 21st NET: International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference Cambridge, UK.
Houghton, C.,Casey, D.,Smith, R.,Burke, E.,Mee, L.,Van der Putten, D.,Bradley, H.,Folan, M. (2010) Peer Assessment: An Innovative Approach to Student Learning 21st NET: International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference Cambridge, UK. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Peer Assessment-Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Students’ Perspectives. 8th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Creative Thinking-Re-imagining the University. National University of Ireland Galway.
Smith, R.,Casey, D.,Houghton, C.,Mee, L.,Van Der Putten, D.,Bradley, H. (2010) Peer Assessment-Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Students’ Perspectives. 8th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Creative Thinking-Re-imagining the University. National University of Ireland Galway. National University of Ireland Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Perceptions of the role of the clinical skills laboratory in preparing student nurses for the real world of practice . Third International Clinical Skills Conference.
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D., Murphy, K (2009) Perceptions of the role of the clinical skills laboratory in preparing student nurses for the real world of practice . Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Factors that Facilitate or Hinder Students Nurses' Implementation of Skills in the Clinical Area . Royal College of Nursing: The 2009 International Nursing Research Conference.
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D., Murphy, K. (2009) Factors that Facilitate or Hinder Students Nurses' Implementation of Skills in the Clinical Area . Royal College of Nursing: The 2009 International Nursing Research Conference. Cardiff: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Clarifying Case Study research: Example from Practice Royal College of Surgeons Ireland . 28th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference.
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2009) Clarifying Case Study research: Example from Practice Royal College of Surgeons Ireland . 28th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Blended LearningExperience: Learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes . All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland.
Smyth, S.,Cooney, A.,Casey, D.,Houghton, C. (2009) The Blended LearningExperience: Learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes . All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland. Maynooth: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Blended learning: challenges, pitfalls and successes across a range of postgraduate programmes Paper Networking for Education in Healthcare (NET) Conference, .
Smyth, S., Cooney, A, Casey, D. Houghton, C. (2009) Blended learning: challenges, pitfalls and successes across a range of postgraduate programmes Paper Networking for Education in Healthcare (NET) Conference, . Cambridge: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Blended learning: challenges, pitfalls and successes across a range of postgraduate programmes Paper. 20th International Networking for Education in Healthcare (NET) Conference, Cambridge, 8th – 10th September.
Smyth, S., Cooney, A, Casey, D., Houghton, C. (2009) Blended learning: challenges, pitfalls and successes across a range of postgraduate programmes Paper. 20th International Networking for Education in Healthcare (NET) Conference, Cambridge, 8th – 10th September. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Blended learning: challenges, pitfalls and successes across a range of postgraduate programmes . Paper: Presented at the 20th International Networking for Education in healthcare Conference. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Cooney, A.,Smyth, S.,Casey, D.,Houghton, C. (2009) Blended learning: challenges, pitfalls and successes across a range of postgraduate programmes . Paper: Presented at the 20th International Networking for Education in healthcare Conference. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Ethical Issues Surrounding Non Participant Observation in Multiple Case Study Research . Royal College of Nursing: The 2008 International Nursing Research Conference.
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2008) Ethical Issues Surrounding Non Participant Observation in Multiple Case Study Research . Royal College of Nursing: The 2008 International Nursing Research Conference. Liverpool: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Qualitative Research Ethics: Challenges in Nurse Education Research Trinity College Dublin . 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin.
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D., Murphy, K (2008) Qualitative Research Ethics: Challenges in Nurse Education Research Trinity College Dublin . 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing for the Real World of Practice: The Student Nurse Perspective . 8th European Doctoral Conference In Nursing Science, EDCNS Maastricht.
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D., Murphy, K. (2008) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing for the Real World of Practice: The Student Nurse Perspective . 8th European Doctoral Conference In Nursing Science, EDCNS Maastricht. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) The Challenges of Using a Multiple Case Study Approach to Explore the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Student Nurses for Practice . 8th European Doctoral Conference In Nursing Science, EDCNS Vienna.
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2007) The Challenges of Using a Multiple Case Study Approach to Explore the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Student Nurses for Practice . 8th European Doctoral Conference In Nursing Science, EDCNS Vienna. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Using Multiple Case Study Research to Explore the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Student Nurses in Ireland for the Real World of Practice . Second International Clinical Skills Conference Prato, Italy.
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2007) Using Multiple Case Study Research to Explore the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Student Nurses in Ireland for the Real World of Practice . Second International Clinical Skills Conference Prato, Italy. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2010) NUI Galway CELT Symposium Creative Thinking - Re-imagining the University . Translating peer Assessment into practice. Poster.
Casey, D, Smyth, R. Houghton, C. Burke, E. Mee, L Van der Putten D Bradley, H. (2010) NUI Galway CELT Symposium Creative Thinking - Re-imagining the University . Translating peer Assessment into practice. Poster. Conference Poster [Details]
(2010) Translating Peer assessment into practice. CELT Symposium Creative Thinking - Re-imagining the University. NUIG. Poster.
Casey, D, Smyth, R. Houghton, C. Burke, E. Mee, L. Van der Putten D & Bradley, H. (2010) Translating Peer assessment into practice. CELT Symposium Creative Thinking - Re-imagining the University. NUIG. Poster. Conference Poster [Details]
(2010) Translating Peer Assessment into Practice . 8th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Creative Thinking-Re-imagining the University.
Casey, D.,Houghton, C.,Smith, R.,Mee, L.,Van Der Putten, D., Bradley, H. (2010) Translating Peer Assessment into Practice . 8th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Creative Thinking-Re-imagining the University. Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) The blended learning experience: learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes Poster All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Smyth, S., Houghton, C., Casey, D. Cooney, A. (2009) The blended learning experience: learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes Poster All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) The blended learning experience: learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes. Poster. All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland, Maynooth 27th – 28th August.
Smyth, S., Houghton, C., Casey, D. & Cooney, A. (2009) The blended learning experience: learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes. Poster. All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland, Maynooth 27th – 28th August. Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) The Blended Learning Experience: Learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes . Poster: Presented on the 27-28th August at the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Smyth, S.,Cooney, A.,Casey, D.,Houghton, C. (2009) The Blended Learning Experience: Learners’ perspectives across a range of postgraduate programmes . Poster: Presented on the 27-28th August at the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Utilising Case Study in Nursing Research . 2nd International Nursing Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in practice NUI, Galway (Poster).
Houghton, C.,Casey, D. (2009) Utilising Case Study in Nursing Research . 2nd International Nursing Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in practice NUI, Galway (Poster). Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing for the Real World of Practice: The Clinical Staff Perspective University College Cork . 9th Annual Conference Nursing& Midwifery Research Conference Cork (Poster).
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D., Murphy, K. (2008) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing for the Real World of Practice: The Clinical Staff Perspective University College Cork . 9th Annual Conference Nursing& Midwifery Research Conference Cork (Poster). Conference Poster [Details]
(2005) The Role of the Nurse in the Fertility Unit National Fertility Conference, Dublin (Poster).
Houghton, C.,Nolan, A.,Cooney, A. (2005) The Role of the Nurse in the Fertility Unit National Fertility Conference, Dublin (Poster). Conference Poster [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2011) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Students for the Real World of Practice: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study.
Casey, D,Houghton, C,Shaw, D,Murphy, K (2011) The Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in Preparing Students for the Real World of Practice: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study. Meeting [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland Galway.
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Dempsey, L.,Houghton, C.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B. (2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland Galway. Workshops [Details]

Teaching Interests

I am currently year leader for fourth year of the undergraduate programme: Bachelor of Nursing Degree (General). I have taught on a number of undergraduate modules including Principles and Practice of Clinical Nursing, Assessing and Promoting Health, Research Methods, Relating to Clients, Care of the Child in Hospital, Physically Ill Adult, Transition to Practice and Biological Sciences (Genetics).

At postgraduate level, I have developed and facilitated units for the blended learning programmes and taught students undertaking the Master in Health Sciences. Postgraduate modules include: Management, Critical Issues in Chronic Illness, Management of Chronic Illness and Advanced Research Methods.

I have supervised students undertaking the Masters in Nursing and Research Masters here in the School. I also supervise students undertaking the Masters in Health Sciences Clinical Education with the Discipline of General Practice.I am currently co-supervising four students undertaking a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.