Margaret Carroll
Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carroll M, Downes C, Gill A, Nagal U, Madden D, Monahan M, Higgins A, Knowledge, confidence, skills and practices among Midwives in the Republic of Ireland in relation to perinatal mental health care: The Mind Mothers study, Midwifery, 64, 2018, p29 - 37 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Higgins A, Downes C, Monahan M, Gill A, Lamb SA, Carroll M, Barriers to midwives and nurses addressing mental health issues with women during the perinatal period: The Mind Mothers study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (9-10), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Healy P, Smith V, Savage G, Clarke M, Devane D, Mechthild Gross, Morano S, Daly D, Grylka-Baeschlin S, Nicoletti J, Sinclair M, Maguire R, Carroll M, Begley C, Process Evaluation for OptiBIRTH, a Randomised Controlled Trial of a Complex Intervention designed to increase rates of vaginal birth after caesarean section, Trials, 19, (9), 2018, p1-10 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Higgins A; Downes C; Carroll M; Gill A; Monahan M , There is more to perinatal mental health care than depression: public health nurses' reported engagement and competence in perinatal mental health care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (3-4), 2018, pE476 - E487 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Ingela Lundgren, Christina Nilsson, Evelien Van Limbeek, Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen, Joan Lalor, Patricia Healy, Margaret Carroll, Mechthild M Gross, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Andrea Matterne, Jane Nicoletti, Sandra Morano, Cecily Begley, How can VBAC rates be improved - according to midwives and obstetricians in six European countries, 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, 18-22 June, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Higgins A., Carroll M., Downes C., Monahan M., Gill A., Madden D., McGoldrick E. & Nagel U., A national online educational programme on perinatal mental health: collaboration can make a difference, 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, 18-22 June, 2017 Poster, 2017

Nilsson C., Lalor J., Begley C., Carroll M., Gross M.M., Grylka-Baeschlin S., Lundgren I., Matterne A., Morano S., Nicoletti J., Healy P., Vaginal Birth After Caesarean: Views of women from countries with low VBAC rates, Women and Birth, 30, (6), 2017, p481 - 490 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Cecily Begley, Mike Clarke, Declan Devane, Mechthild Gross, Sandra Morano, Ingela Lundgren, Marlene Sinclair, Koen Putman, Beverley Beech, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen,, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Hugh Wiseman, Valerie Smith, Deirdre Daly, Gerard Savage, John Newell, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Patricia Healy, Jane Nicoletti, Joan Lalor, Margaret Carroll, Evelien van Limbeek, Christina Nilsson, Janine Stockdale, Maaike Fobelets, Evaluation of an intervention to increase vaginal birth after caesarean section through enhanced women-centred care: The OptiBIRTH randomised trial (ISRCTN10612254), 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, 18-22 June, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Fiona Alderdice, Jenny McNeill, Toby Lasserson, Elaine Beller, Margaret Carroll, Vanora Hundley, Judith Sunderland, Declan Devane, Jane Noyes, Susan Key, Sarah Norris, Janine Wyn-Davies and Mike Clarke, The BRIEF randomised trial: do Cochrane summaries help midwifery students understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews?, 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, 18-22 June, 2017 Poster, 2017

Daly D, O'Malley D, Carroll M, Higgins, A., The Hidden Side of Women's Health during Pregnancy and Postpartum (Symposium), 31st International Confederation of Midwives Trienniel Congress, Toronto, Canada, 19-22 June, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Carroll M., Downes C., Higgins A., Enhancing midwifery students' knowledge, skills and attitudes towards women experiencing mental health problems: outcomes of a module of study, 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, 18-22 June, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Jenny McNeill, Toby Lasserson, Elaine Beller, Margaret Carroll, Vanora Hundley, Judith Sunderland, Declan Devane, Jane Noyes, Susan Key, Sarah Norris, Janine Wyn-Davies, Mike Clarke, Fiona Alderdice, Sources of evidence utilised by midwifery students and their perspectives about the use of evidence in practice, 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, 18-22 June, 2017 Poster, 2017

Marlene Sinclair, Janine Stockdale, Cecily Begley, Mike Clarke, Declan Devane, Mechthild Gross, Sandra Morano, Ingela Lundgren, Koen Putman, Beverley Beech, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Hugh Wiseman, Valerie Smith, Deirdre Daly, Gerard Savage, John Newell, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Patricia Healey, Jane Nicoletti, Joan Lalor, Margaret Carroll, Evelien van Limbeek, Christina Nilsson, Assisting women in autonomous decision making about vaginal birth after C section (VBAC): Designing motivational Apps in OptiBIRTH cluster randomised trial (ISRCTN10612254), 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, 18-22 June, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Downes C, Carroll M Gill A, Monahan M, Higgins A, Practice nurses' knowledge and competence in relation to perinatal mental health care, Practice Nursing, 28, (12), 2017, p542 - 551 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Cecily Begley, Mike Clarke, Declan Devane, Mechthild M. Gross, Sandra Morano, Ingela Lundgren, Marlene Sinclair, Beverley Lawrence Beech, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Hugh Wiseman, Valerie Smith, Deirdre Daly, Gerard Savage, John Newell, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Patricia Healy, Jane Nicoletti, Joan Lalor, Margaret Carroll, Evelien van Limbeek, Christina Nilsson, Janine Stockdale, Maaike Fobelets, Rebekah Maguire, Increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC): The OptiBIRTH trial (ISRCTN10612254), Passage to Motherhood Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 9-12 May, 2017, pp10 Oral Presentation, 2017

Fiona Alderdice, Jenny McNeill, Toby Lasserson, Elaine Beller, Margaret Carroll, Vanora Hundley, Judith Sunderland, Declan Devane, Jane Noyes, Susan Key, Sarah Norris, Janine Wyn-Davies and Mike Clarke, The BRIEF randomised trial: do Cochrane summaries help midwifery students understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews?, European Midwives Association (EMA) Conference, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London, 2-3 December, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Carroll M, Daly D, Begley C, The prevalence of women's emotional and physical health problems following a postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16, (261), 2016, p1-11 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Higgins A., Carroll M., Sharek D., Impact of perinatal mental health education on student midwives' knowledge, skills and attitudes: a pre/post evaluation of a module of study, Nurse Educatio Today, 36, 2016, p364 - 369 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Fiona Alderdice, Jenny McNeill, Toby Lasserson, Elaine Beller, Margaret Carroll, Vanora Hundley, Judith Sunderland, Declan Devane, Jane Noyes, Susan Key, Sarah Norris, Janine Wyn-Davies and Mike Clarke, Do Cochrane summaries help student midwives understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews: the BRIEF randomised trial, Systematic Reviews, 5, (40), 2016, p1-10 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Ingela Lundgren, Patricia Healy, Margaret Carroll, Cecily Begley, Andrea Matterne, Mechthild M. Gross, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Jane Nicoletti, Sandra Morano, Christina Nilsson and Joan Lalor, Clinicians' views of factors of importance for improving the rate of VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section): a study from countries with low VBAC rates, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16, (350), 2016, p1-10 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Carroll M., Higgins A., Gill A., Downes C., Monahan M., Madden D., Nagel U., McGoldrick, E., Practitioners' knowledge, confidence and practices in relation to perinatal mental health: findings from a national study, European Midwives Association (EMA) Conference, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London, 2-3 December, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Professor Cecily Begley, Dr Déirdre Daly, Assoc. Professor Margaret Carroll, Professor Mike Clarke & the MAMMI Study research team, Anal Incontinence in Nulliparous women before and during Pregnancy Findings from the MAMMI study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland), HIRC, School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, November 3rd 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Carroll M, Begley C, Daly D and Higgins A, Prevalence of depression and anxiety in primiparous women before and during early pregnancy - early findings from the MAMMI study mental health (MH) strand, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 4-5 November, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015 URL

Carroll, M. , Gallagher, L., Clarke, M. , Millar, S., Begley, C. , Artificial milk-feeding women's views of their feeding choice in Ireland , Midwifery, 31, (6), 2015, p640 - 646 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Carroll M, Begley C, Clarke M, Depression and anxiety in primiparous women before and during early pregnancy - findings from the MAMMI study (MH strand), 30th Triennial International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Congress Midwives: Improving Women's Health Globally, Prague, Czech Republic, 1-5 June, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Higgins A., Carroll M., Sharek D. , 'It opened my mind': student midwives' views of a motherhood and mental health module, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest , 22, (3), 2012, p287 - 292 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Mander R., Carroll M. & Murphy-Lawless J., Working together: implications for midwifery education of an international weekend workshop., Essentially MIDIRS, 2, (8), 2011, p32 - 37 Journal Article, 2011

Louise Gallagher, The National Infant Feeding Survey 2008, Is Feidir Linn, Association of Lactation Consultants Ireland , Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare,, 2nd October 2009., 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Irish Student Midwives' Changing Level of Assertiveness and Attitudes Towards Normality in Childbirth During Their Two-year Education Programme in, Balin R. E. , Trends in Midwifery Research, New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2005, pp47 - 68, [Begley C. M., Carroll M.] Book Chapter, 2005

Carroll M, Daly D, Higgins A and Begley C., Supernumerary Preceptorship - the key to learning midwifery skills in the Republic of Ireland, Evidence Based Midwifery, 3, (1), 2005, p39 - 44 Journal Article, 2005

Begley C, Carroll M, The changing levels of assertiveness and attitudes towards normality in childbirth of Irish student midwives, 6th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, November 2005, 2005, pp62 - 71 Conference Paper, 2005

Daly, C.M., Carroll, M., Changing practice through preceptorship: the experiences of midwives in Ireland, 26th Triennial Congress, International Confederation of Midwives, Vienna, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp10 Conference Paper, 2002

Daly D and Carroll M., Direct Entry Midwifery Education in Ireland: the preparation of Midwives, International Confederation of Midwives Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 2002 , 2002, pp10 Oral Presentation, 2002

Carroll, M., Curtis, L., Higgins, A., Nicholl, H. Redmond, R., Timmins, F., Is there a place for Reflective Practice in the Nursing Curriculum?, Journal of Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 6, (1), 2002, p36-41- Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Carroll, M, "Women's Views of Maternity Services (Postnatal) in Ireland", 26th Triennial Congress, International Confederation of Midwives , Vienna, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp8 Conference Paper, 2002

Carroll, M., Curtis, L, Higgins,A, Nicholl, H. Redmond, R., Timmins, F., Is there a place for Reflective Practice in the Nursing Curriculum?, Nurse Education in Practice, 2, (1), 2002, p13 - 20 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Carroll, M, "Direct Entry Midwifery Education in Ireland: an alternative curriculum", 26th Triennial Congress, International Confederation of Midwives , Vienna, Austria, 2002, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Daly D and Carroll M., Changing Practice through Preceptorship: the experiences of Midwives in Ireland, Transforming Healthcare through Research, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Carroll, M., The Mother at Home during the Early Postnatal Period. Is the Midwife's Care in the Home of Benefit?, Royal College of Surgeons Dublin Annual Nursing and Research Conference, 1992, 1992 Conference Paper, 1992

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carroll M, Daly D, Clarke M, Begley C, The MAMMI study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland): Sharing the Findings with the women who took part/are taking part, Sharing the Findings Seminar, Oranmore, Galway, 28 April, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Daly D, Clarke M, Carroll, M, Begley C, The MAMMI study - mixing methods and maximising potential from a cohort study, Maternity Care Research Symposium - Twenty-one years of research in maternity care - how far have we come?, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 27 February, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Carroll M, Moran P, Begley C, Clarke M, Daly D, The MAMMI study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland), Maternity Care Research Symposium - Twenty-one years of research in maternity care - how far have we come?, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 27 February, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Higgins, A., Carroll, M., Downes, C., Monahan, M., Gill, A., Madden, D., McGoldrick, E. & Nagel, U., Perinatal mental health: an exploration of practices, policies, processes and education needs of midwives and nurses within maternity and primary care services in Ireland, Mind Mothers study, Dublin, Health Service Executive, 2017, p1 - 200 Report, 2017

Higgins A., Carroll M., Gill A., Downes C., Monahan M., 'Perinatal Mental Health Care: Best Practice Principles for Midwives, Public Health Nurses and Practice Nurses', Mind Mothers Project, Dublin, Health Service Executive, 2017, 1 - 32 Protocol or guideline, 2017

Dr Deirdre Daly, Margaret Carroll, Prof Cecily Begley, Prof Mike Clarke, MAMMI Study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland) What women are telling us about their health before, during and after their first pregnancy and what you helped achieve, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, 08.01.2016, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Dr Deirdre Daly, Margaret Carroll, Prof Cecily Begley, Prof Mike Clarke, MAMMI Study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland) What women are telling us about their health before, during and after their first pregnancy and what you helped achieve, University College Hospital Galway, November 27th , 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Carroll M. and Murphy-Lawless J, Midwifery focus - Keeping birth normal, World of Irish Nursing, 18, (1), 2010, p18 - 19 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Carroll M, The Introduction and Progress to the Pre-registration Midwfiery Education Programmes, Essence of Midwifery Care Conference: Leadership, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, 5th May, 2010, Celebrating International Day of the Midwife Invited Talk, 2010

Prof. C. Begley, L. Gallagher, Prof. M. Clarke, M. Carroll, S. Millar, The National Infant Feeding Survey 2008, Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2008, 1, 267 Report, 2008

Carroll, M., Direct Entry to Midwifery Education Programme - a review, Cork and Kerry Study Day, Blarney, Co. Cork, February 2004, 2004 Invited Talk, 2004

Carroll, M., Excellence in Graduate Nursing Education: A Partnership Experience, Tempus Joint European Project 2003 - 2006 National Conference - Partnership to Enhance Nursing Education , University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan, December 2004, 2004, Faculty of Nursing Invited Talk, 2004

Carroll, M., Begley, C., Diploma in Midwifery (Direct Entry) Midwife Registration Education Programme: Final Report of the Evaluation, Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College, September 2003, 2003 Report, 2003

Carroll, M., Education - Evolving or Revolving? Pre-registration Midwifery Education in Ireland, Joint Annual Conference of the Midwives' Section of the Irish Nurses Organisation and the Royal College of Midwives, Northern Ireland, Armagh, NI, November 2003, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Carroll, M, Choice for Women in Childbirth: Myth or Reality The needs of women in the postnatal period, Annual Conference Celebrating the International Day of the Midwife, Regional School of Midwifery, Drogheda, August 2001, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Carroll, M., Is Direct Entry to Midwifery the answer?, Joint Annual Conference of the Midwives' Section of the Irish Nurses' Organisation and the Royal College of Midwives, Northern Ireland, November 2000, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Carroll, M., Evidence based practice and policy: Client based care., 17th International Conference of the International Society for Quality (ISQua) in Health Care in association with the Irish Society for Quality in Health Care and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, September 2000, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Carroll, M., Women's views of maternity services (postnatal) in Dublin, The School of Nursing and Midwifery The Queen's University of Belfast Annual Research Conference, 1999, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Research Expertise

Description

Curriculum evaluation; Midwifery practice - postnatal care; Maternal morbidity

Projects

  • Title
    • Mind Mothers
  • Summary
    • Professor Agnes Higgins, Margaret Carroll, Deirdre Madden, Elaine McGoldrick and Ailish Gill
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • September 2015
  • Date To
    • March 2017
  • Title
    • The MAMMI Study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland)
  • Summary
    • PI Professor Cecily Begley, Deirdre Daly (PhD student) Professor Mike Clarke. The aim of the study is to identify the existence, extent, prevalence and risk factors of maternal morbidity, in 1600 primiparous women antenatally and at 3 and 6 months postpartum. Currently I am involved in data collection on the project.
  • Funding Agency
    • €222,646 HRB Research Clinical Training Fellowship for part of the study
  • Date From
    • September 2011
  • Date To
    • September 2014
  • Title
    • National Infant Feeding Survey
  • Summary
    • PI Prof. C. Begley with L. Gallagher, Prof. M. Clarke, S. Millar and M. Carroll
  • Funding Agency
    • €101,129 from HSE
  • Date From
    • January 2008
  • Date To
    • May 2009
  • Title
    • The concept, provision and promotion of woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland.
  • Summary
    • Devane D (PI), Begley CM, Carroll M, Fahey T, Jameson S, McCann C, Murphy D, Murphy-Lawless-J, NíMhurchú P, Treanor P.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board (HRB)
  • Date From
    • Jan 2008
  • Date To
    • May 2009
  • Title
    • Evaluation of the Diploma in Midwifery (Direct Entry)
  • Summary
    • (With Prof Cecily Begley)
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Health and Children
  • Date From
    • February 2000
  • Date To
    • September 2003
  • Title
    • Systematic Literature Review of Published Legislation, Codes of Practice, Standards, Guidance and Judicial Decisions relevant to Homebirth
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE

Keywords

MIDWIFERY; MIDWIFERY EDUCATION; MIDWIVES

Recognition

Representations

Chairperson, Midwives Committee, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland April 2013 to April 2015

Board Member, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland November 2012 to April 2015

Member of the Expert Group in Midwifery and Paediatric Nurse Education set up by the Minister of Health and Children September - December 2004

Member of the Steering Committee developing a National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery in the Community (NAMIC) November 2002 to 2004

Member of the National Midwifery Advisory Forum January 2002 to 2004

Code Monitoring Committee for the Marketing of Infant Formulae - nominee of the Women's Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions 1995 - 2003

Member of the Working Group on Midwifery Education November 2001 - May 2002

Member of the Midwifery Sub-committee, An Bord Altranais February 2000 - October 2002

Member of the Midwifery Sub-committee, An Bord Altranais Feb. 2005 to 2007

Memberships

Midwives Section of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation 1988 – to date

Association of Lecturers in Ireland 2000 – 2003

Royal College of Midwives 1978 – 1983