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Dr. Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Deirdre Connolly, Associate Professor, awarded prestigious Provost’s PhD Project Awards

Congratulations to academic staff Dr. Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Deirdre Connolly, Associate Professor, who have each received a highly prestigious and competitive Provost’s PhD Project Award. Each award will now fund a 4-year fulltime PhD student. Each Provost’s PhD Project Award comprises an annual PhD stipend of €16,000 and full EU/non-EU fees for the successful PhD applicant. Dr. Geraldine Foley and Dr. Deirdre Connolly are Primary Investigators (PIs) on their respective projects and they will be primary supervisors for their successful PhD applicant. The Provost’s PhD Project Awards are generously funded through alumni donations and Trinity’s Commercial Revenue Unit.

28th November 2018

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, invited by AIIHPC onto expert panel discussion at Annual PCRN Symposium

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, was an invited discussion panel member at the AIIHPC 7th Annual Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Symposium. Panel discussion at the PCRN focused on integrated care for people with life-limiting conditions and on how research on the Island-of-Ireland can support caregivers in palliative care. Dr Geraldine Foley is a member of the PCRN which is the leading network for palliative care research on the island of Ireland.

15th November 2018

Deans Award for Innovation in Teaching 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Murphy, Dr. Ann-Marie Morrissey and Dr. Annemarie Bennett who have won a Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching within the School of Medicine. Their project will explore a flipped classroom approach to teaching verbal reflection skills in undergraduate healthcare students. Both Dr. Morrissey and Dr. Murphy are Assistant Professors within the Discipline of Occupational Therapy. They are the first staff within the discipline to receive this award.

October 2018

Graduating Occupational Therapy students 2018

Congratulations to the Occupational Therapy final class of 2018 who were conferred on the 27th June. Congratulations also to our 4th year Singaporean students who graduated in absentia. The Discipline of Occupational Therapy wishes all the graduates the very best in their future careers.

June 2018





Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, joins editorial board of BMC Palliative Care

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, has joined the editorial board of BMC Palliative Care. BMC Palliative Care, part of the BMC-series journals (Springer), is an international and open-access journal (5-year Impact Factor 2.036) publishing original peer-reviewed research in clinical, scientific, ethical and policy issues, regarding all aspects of palliative care.

15th May 2018

Senior Fresh Occupational Therapy student elected Scholar on Trinity Monday

Congratulations to Siomha Walsh Garcia David (Senior Fresh Occupational Therapy student) who was elected as Scholar on Trinity Monday. Siomha was one of seventy three new Scholars elected in 2018 on the result of the Foundation Scholarship examination held in Trinity term.  The Foundation Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate award in the country, awarded to students of outstanding ability. Well done Siomha.

Trinity Monday, 9th April 2018

Important new publication on the Grounded Theory method by Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor in the Discipline, has co-authored an Open Access article on the Grounded Theory method. This article, just published, is path-breaking as it offers for the first time a concise, freely available summary of the shared core principles of all strands of the Grounded Theory method. The article is intended to be particularly useful for those new to the method. The article, titled ‘Challenges when using Grounded Theory: A pragmatic introduction to doing GT research’ can be accessed for free here:

8th March 2018


Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, publishes in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care

An editorial by Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, has been published in the journal BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. The editorial calls for a reconfiguration of the supportive relationship between patients and family caregivers in palliative care. The editorial draws attention to the reciprocal dimensions of support between patients and family caregivers. 

22nd January 2018



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