Cecily Begley
Chair of Nursing & Midwifery, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Prof. Cecily Begley holds the Chair of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded MA, MSc and PhD degrees from Trinity College, and the Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She was a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science and is an elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Following four years' experience in general nursing, and 12 years in midwifery, she spent 8 years as a lecturer/senior lecturer at the Faculty of Nursing in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 1996, she took up the post of Director of the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College, charged with the task of developing the new School. Twenty years later, this School now runs 18 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with 1400 students and over 100 staff, and has a strong research programme. Prof. Begley is active in developing educational initiatives at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-registration level in Ireland. She was appointed a member of the Nursing Education Forum set up by the Minister for Health and Children to plan and implement the 4-year BSc Nursing degree programme. She subsequently served on the National Implementation Committee that oversaw the introduction of the degree throughout Ireland in October 2002. She also served as a member of the Expert Group on Midwifery and Children's Nurse Education set up to plan the two direct-entry degree programmes, and on the National Implementation Group that ensured their commencement nation-wide in October 2006. Prof Begley was a member of the National Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland for the first five years of its existence, and worked on the sub-group for Educational Standards for Advanced Nurse and Advanced Midwife Practitioners. In terms of educational development overseas, Prof Begley led a team from the School, in collaboration with Queen's University, Belfast, in providing academic consultancy services to Jordan University of Science and Technology to assist them in developing and modernising their MScs in Adult Health Nursing and Critical Care Nursing, and in developing a new MSc in Maternal and Child Health. This partnership was awarded €487,000 from the EU TEMPUS project to support the initiative. Prof. Begley has led many research teams to successful completion of diverse projects, focusing mainly on physiological childbirth, women-centred maternity care, care of women with disabilities, advanced and specialist practice and self-esteem and assertiveness in student nurses and midwives. Her research-based commitments include the supervision of 6 PhD students at present, 23 PhD and 4 MSc by research students to successful completion in the past 8 years, and external examining of 15 research MSc/PhD theses from diverse countries. She has been successful in obtaining over €7,000,000 in research funding, as PI or collaborator, and holds/has held a total of 26 grants from the HRB, NDA, HSE Western Area, HSE North-Eastern Area, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland, the European Science Foundation and the EU Commission (FP7 Framework). She is a member of the Meath Foundation Research Review Committee, previously served for 8 years on a research review committee for the Health Research Board, is an invited member of the International Confederation of Midwives' Research Advisory Network and is a member of the ESF Pool of Reviewers for the period of 01 May 2010 to date. She is a Section Editor for the BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth journal, has editorial and/or reviewing commitments for 4 other medical, nursing, or midwifery journals and has published widely on nursing and midwifery clinical and education issues.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Panda S, Begley C, Daly D, Readmission following caesarean section: Outcomes for women in an Irish maternity hospital, British Journal of Midwifery, 24, (5), 2016, p322 - 328 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Patel H, Berg M, Barasa A, Begley C, Schaufelberger M. , Symptoms in women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A mixed method study, Midwifery, 32, 2016, p14 - 20 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Begley, C, Evidence-based practice - the key to caring" Conference, Midwives Andalusian Association Annual Conference, Seville, Spain, 10th, 11th & 12th Ma, 2016, Midwives Andalusian Association Invited Talk, 2016

Higgins A, Tuohy T, Murphy R, Begley C , Mothers with mental health problems: contrasting experiences of support within maternity services in the Republic of Ireland, Midwifery , 36, 2016, p28 - 34 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Begley, C, Episiotomy: a necessary intervention or interference in normal birth?, Joint Congress - Where gynecologists and midwives meet: episiotomy and low-risk obstetrics in 2015, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 20th February 2016, 2016, The Flemish Association of Midwives Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Begley, C, Panda S, Carroll M, Daly D., Maternal Morbidity Following Caesarean Section: Initial Findings From The MAMMI Study, National trends and hospital-level variation in caesarean section: evidence from Ireland and policy implications, ESRI, Dublin, 25th October, 2016, The ESRI, the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin and the UCD Centre of Hu Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Begley, C, Challenges in midwifery practice - The OptiBIRTH project, Fifth international education conference, QEII Centre, London, 2nd and 3rd December, 2016, European Midwives Association and Royal College of Midwives Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Elliott, N., Begley, C., Sheaf, G., Higgins, A, Barriers and enablers to advanced practitioners' ability to enact their leadership role: A scoping review, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 60, 2016, p24 - 45 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Begley, C, Evidence-based practice - the key to excellent midwifery care , Triennial Nordic Midwifery Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden, 13th May, 2016, The Nordic Federation of Midwives Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Clarke M, Savage G, Smith V, Daly D, Devane D, Gross MM, Grylka-Baeschlin S, Healy P, Morano S, Nicoletti J, Begley, C. , Improving the organisation of maternal health service delivery and optimising childbirth by increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section through enhanced women-centred care (OptiBIRTH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN10612254) , Trials, 16, (542), 2016, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Coyne I, Comiskey C, Lalor J, Higgins A, Elliott N, Begley C, An exploration of clinical practice in sites with and without clinical nurse or midwife specialists or advanced nurse practitioners, in Ireland, BMC Health Services Research, 16, 2016, p151 - 167 Journal Article, 2016

Begley C, Learning from the worst: how not to follow other countries' mistakes, How should we in Sweden keep our good CS-rates- according to midwives and obstetricians, Gothenburg, 28th May, 2015, University of Gothenburg Invited Talk, 2015

Begley, C, Promoting normality through evidence-based care, Born to Safe Hands Conference, Bolton, UK, March, 2015, Royal Bolton Hospital, UK Invited Talk, 2015

Lawler D, Begley C, Lalor J. , (Re)constructing Myself: the process of transition to motherhood for women with a disability, Journal of Advanced Nursing , 7, (17), 2015, p1672 - 1683 Journal Article, 2015

Wuytack F, Curtis E, Begley C, The health-seeking behaviours of first-time mothers with persistent pelvic girdle pain after childbirth in Ireland: a descriptive qualitative study, Midwifery, 31, 2015, p1104 - 1109 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Marchi J, Berg M, Dencker A, Olander EK, Begley C, Risks associated with obesity in pregnancy, for the mother and baby: a systematic review of reviews, Obesity Reviews, 16, (8), 2015, p621 - 638 Journal Article, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text

Panda S, Begley C and Daly D, 'Not in established labour': outcomes for women cared for in an Irish antenatal ward, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 4-5 November, 2015 Poster, 2015 URL

Wuytack F, Curtis E, Begley C, The experiences of first-time mothers with persistent pelvic girdle pain after childbirth: a descriptive qualitative study, Physical Therapy , 95, (10), 2015, p1354 - 1364 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Gallagher L, Begley C, Clarke M, Determinants of breastfeeding initiation in Ireland., Irish journal of medical science, 185, (3), 2015, p663 - 668 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

C.Kenny, D. Devane, C.Normand, M.Clarke, A.Howard and C.Begley, A cost comparision of midwife-led compared to consultant led maternity care in Ireland (the MidU Study), Midwifery, 31, (11), 2015, p1032-8 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text 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 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Sullivan, A., Boyd, B., O'Shaughnessy, M., MacIntyre, A., Begley, C, Evaluation of the introduction of a postnatal ward liaison neonatal nurse, Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 21, (1), 2015, p34 - 39 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Begley C, Promoting normal birth through evidence-based care, KNOV Biennial Congress, Apenhaul, The Netherlands, 24th September, 2015, The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives Invited Talk, 2015

Begley CM, Gyte GML, Devane D, McGuire W, Weeks A. , Active versus expectant management for women in the third stage of labour. , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, 2015, pCD007412 - CD007503 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Smith V. Clarke M, Begley C, Devane D, SWAT-1: The effectiveness of a 'site visit' intervention on recruitment rates in a multicentre randomised trials, Trials, 16, (211), 2015, p1-7 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Nilsson C, Lundgren I, Smith V, Vehvilinen-Julkunen K, Nicoletti J, Devane D, Bernloehr A, van Limbeek E, Lalor J, Begley C, Women-centred interventions to increase vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC): A systematic review, Midwifery, 31, 2015, p657 - 663 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Lundgren I, Smith V, Nilsson C, Vehvilainen-Julkunen K, Nicoletti J, Devane D, Bernloehr A, van Limbeek E, Lalor J, Begley C, Clinician-centred interventions to increase vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC): a systematic review., BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 15, (1), 2015, p16 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Begley, C., Elliott, N., Lalor, J., & Higgins, A. , Perceived Outcomes of Research and Audit Activities of Clinical Specialists in Ireland. , Clinical Nurse Specialist,, 29, (2), 2015, p100 - 111 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Begley, C, Optimising Birth - System Analysis, All-Ireland Annual Midwifery Conference, Dublin, October , 2014, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the Royal College of Midwives (UK) Invited Talk, 2014

Wuytack F. Daly D., Curtis E. & Begley C. , Somatic pain Before, During and After Pregnancy in Primiparous Women in Ireland: A longitudinal Cohort Study, Optimising Childbirth Across Europe: An Interdisciplinary Maternity Care Conference, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Etterbeek Campus, Belgium, 10th April, edited by Conference Committee , 2014 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Begley, C, Evidence-based practice - the key to caring , Care4Congress, Antwerp, February, 2014, Department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences University of Antwerp Invited Talk, 2014

Higgins, A., Begley, C., Lalor, J., Coyne, I., Murphy K., Elliott, N, Factors influencing advanced practitioners' ability to enact leadership. A case study within Irish healthcare, Journal of Nursing Management, 22, (7), 2014, p894 - 905 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Begley, C.M., Gross, M.M., Dencker, A., Benstoem, C., Berg, M., Devane, D., Outcome measures in studies on the use of oxytocin for the treatment of delay in labour: A systematic review, Midwifery, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Lawler, D, Lalor, J, Begley, C, Access to maternity services in Ireland for women with a disability: adherence too or in breach of international instruments decreeing the rights of people with a disability, Optimising Childbirth Across Europe, Brussels, 9-10 April, 2014, pp55- Oral Presentation, 2014 URL

Murphy, K., Casey, D., Devane, D., Meskell, P., Higgins, A., Elliott, N., Lalor, J, Begley, C., Reflections on the added value of using mixed methods in the SCAPE study, Nurse Researcher, 21, (4), 2014, p13 - 19 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Dunlea M, BRADY V, Begley C, Murphy-Lawless J. , An exploration of the meaning of the first antenatal encounter from the perspective of service user and provider. , OPTIMISE2014 Conference: Optimising Childbirth across Europe: An interdisciplinary maternity care conference., Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 9 &10 April 2014, 2014, pp53 - 54 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Begley C, Intervention or interference? The need for expectant care throughout normal labour, Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 5, 2014, p160 - 164 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Panda S, Begley C, 'Not in established labour': Outcomes for women cared for in an Irish antenatal ward , British Journal of Midwifery, 22, (4), 2014, p264 - 268 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Smith V. Clarke M. Begley C. Devane D., SWAT-1: The effectiveness of a 'site visit' intervention on recruitment rates in a multicentre randomised trial, 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, Hyderabad, India, 22-26 Sept 2014, 2014 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Larkin P, Begley CM, Devane D, Breaking from binaries - using a sequential mixed methods design, Nurse Researcher, 21, (4), 2014, p8 - 12 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL DOI Other

Elliott, N., Begley, C., Kleinpell, R., & Higgins, A, The development of leadership outcome-indicators evaluating the contribution of clinical specialists and advanced practitioners to healthcare: a secondary analysis, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70, (5), 2014, p1078-1093 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Smith V. Begley C. Devane D., Detection and Management of Decreased Fetal Movements in Ireland: A National Survey of Midwives' and Obstetricians' Practices, Midwifery, 30, (1), 2014, p43-49 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Lawler, D., Lalor, J., & Begley, C, Challenges and barriers encountered by women with a disability when accessing maternity services: a literature review, International Journal of Childbirth, 3, (4), 2014, p203 - 217 Journal Article, 2014

Begley C, Murphy K, Higgins A, Cooney A., Policy-makers' views on impact of specialist and advanced practitioner roles in Ireland: the SCAPE study , Journal of Nursing Management, 22, (4), 2014, p410 - 422 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Begley, C., McCarron, M., Huntley-Moore, S., Condell, S., Higgins, A, Successful research capacity building in academic nursing and midwifery in Ireland: an exemplar. , Nurse Education Today , 34, (5), 2014, p754 - 760 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Comiskey C, Coyne I, Lalor J, Begley C., A national cross sectional study measuring predictors for improved service user outcomes across clinical nurse or midwife specialist, advanced nurse practitioner and control sites, Journal of Advanced Nursing , 70, (5), 2014, p1128-37 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Begley C., Elliott N., Lalor J., Coyne I., Higgins A. & Comiskey C.M. , Differences between clinical specialist and advanced practitioner clinical practice, leadership, and research roles, responsibilities, and perceived outcomes (the SCAPE study), Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, (6), 2013, p1323 - 1337 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

Cronin, P., Begley, C., Living with Chronic Pancreatitis: A qualitative study. , Chronic Illness, 9, (3), 2013, p233 - 247 Journal Article, 2013 URL TARA - Full Text

Lawler, D., Lalor, J. & Begley, C., Being with woman: a myth or fact for women with a disability, 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, , 15th-16th April , 2013, pp1- Meeting Abstract, 2013 URL

Higgins A, Begley C, Lalor J, Coyne I, Murphy K, Elliott N, Factors influencing advanced practitioners' ability to enact leadership: a case study within Irish healthcare, Journal of Nursing Management, 22, (4), 2013, p410 - 422 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Murphy K, Casey D, Devane D, Begley C, Higgins A, Meskell P, Elliott N, Lalor J. , Exploring the added value of Mixed Methods Research: Reflections on using Mixed Methods Research design in the SCAPE study. , 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2013 , National University of Ireland, Galway., 15-16th April. , 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013 URL

Lawler D, Lalor J, Begley C., 'Being with woman': a myth or fact for women with a disability (WWD) , 4th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG,, Galway, 15th - 16th April , 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013 URL URL

Lawler D., Lalor J. & Begley C, 'Being with woman': myth or fact for women with a disability, 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway, 15th April, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Elliott, N; Higgins A; Begley,C; Lalor,J; Sheerin, F; Coyne,I; Murphy, K , The identification of clinical and professional leadership activities of advanced practitioners. Findings from the Specialist Clinical and Advanced Practitioner Evaluation study in Ireland. , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, (5), 2013, p1037 - 1050 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Daly D, Begley C, Clarke M., Faecal and urinary incontinence before and during pregnancy - preliminary findings from the MAMMI Study, 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2013, National University of Ireland, Galway, 15th-16th April, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013 URL URL

Wuytack F. Daly D. Curtis E. & Begley C. , Sociodemographic, Physical and Psychological Risk and Prognostic Factors for Pregnancey-related Lumbopelvic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis , Student Colloquium, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , Dublin, Ireland, 5th November , edited by Colloquium Team , 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Lalor, J Casey, D Elliott, N Coyne, I Comiskey, C Higgins, A Coyne I, Murphy K, Devane D, Begley C, Using case study within a sequential explanatory design to evaluate the impact of specialist and advanced practice roles on clinical outcomes: The SCAPE Study, BMC Medical Research Methodology , 2013, p13:55- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Wuytack F., Daly D., Curtis E. & Begley C. , Pelvic Girdle pain in Primiparous Women in Ireland before and in Early Pregnancy , Health interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 7th November, edited by Conference Committee , 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Murphy K, Casey D, Devane D, Begley C, Higgins A, Meskell P, Elliott N, Lalor J, Exploring the added value of Mixed Methods Research: Reflections on using Mixed Methods Research design in the SCAPE study, 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 15-16th April 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Connaire K, Begley C. , A burden or a blessing: balancing philosophical underpinnings in palliative care research. , 32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, , Dublin, February, 2013, pp27- Oral Presentation, 2013

Begley C, Elliott N, Lalor J, Coyne I, Higgins A, Comiskey C, Differences between clinical specialist and advanced practitioner clinical practice, leadership, and research roles, responsibilities, and perceived outcomes (the SCAPE study), Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, (6), 2013, p1323-1337 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

O'Malley D, Begley C, Higgins A, Smith V, Self-reported maternal sexual health-related experiences in early pregnancy: Preliminary results from the MAMMI antenatal survey. , 4th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG,, Galway, 15-16th April, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013 URL

Smith V, Clarke M, Devane D, Begley C, Shorter G, Maguire L., SWAT 1: what effects do site visits by the principal investigator have on recruitment in a multicentre randomized trial? , Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine , 6, (3), 2013, p136 - 137 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Maguire R, Mayock P, Daly D, Begley C, Clarke M., The attitudes behind pregnant women's decisions for participating in research whilst pregnant, 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 7th-8th November, 2012, pp1 Meeting Abstract, 2012 URL

Daly D, Begley C and Clarke M., The multiple meanings of maternal morbidity, Eight Annual Cochrane in Ireland Conference, Dublin City University (DCU) Dublin, 27 January, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Larkin, P., Begley, C.M., Devane, D., 'Not enough people to look after you': An exploration of women's experiences of childbirth in the Republic of Ireland, Midwifery, 28, (1), 2012, p98 - 105 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Gillen PA, Sinclair M, Kernohan WG, Begley CM, Luyben AG. , Interventions for prevention of bullying in the workplace (Protocol), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Art. No.: CD009778., (4), 2012, p1-14 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Maguire R, Mayock, P, Daly D, Begley C and Clarke M., Considerations Pregnant Women Take Into Account When Deciding to Participating in Research: The MAMMI Study, All Ireland Midwifery Conference, Armagh City, Co Armagh, 18 October, 2012 Poster, 2012

Nicholl H & Begley C , Explicating Caregiving by Mothers of Children with Complex Needs in Ireland:A Phenomenological Study, Journal of Pediatric Nursing , 27, 2012, p642 - 651 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Daly D, Begley C, Clarke M., Urinary incontinence (UI) in primiparous women before and during pregnancy, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 13th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Nov 2012, 2012, pp1 Oral Presentation, 2012 URL

Begley C, Guilliland K, Dixon L, Reilly M, Keegan C. , Irish and New Zealand midwives' expertise in expectant management of the third stage of labour: the 'MEET' study, Midwifery , 28, 2012, p733 - 739 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Condell S, Begley C. , Clinical research ethics in Irish health care: Diversity, dynamism and medicalization, Nursing Ethics, 19, (6), 2012, 810 - 818 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Lawler, D., Lalor, J. & Begley, C. (2012), Exploring the impact the transition to motherhood may have on a woman's sense of self: a grounded theory study, Nottingham International Conference for Education and Research in Midwifery, Nottingham University, 8th September 2012, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

NicPhilibin C, Begley C, College students' experiences of accessing mental health services, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 13th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Nov 2012, 2012, pp1 Meeting Abstract, 2012 URL

Gallagher, L., Begley, C. & Clarke, M., The social context of breastfeeding in Ireland, 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 7th & 8th November, 2012, pp1 Meeting Abstract, 2012 URL

Lawler, D., Lalor, J. & Begley, C, Exploring the impact the transition to motherhood may have on a woman's sense of self: a grounded theory study, Nottingham International Conference for Education and Research in Midwifery, Nottingham University,, 8th September, 2012, pp1- Meeting Abstract, 2012 URL

Ingela Lundgren, Cecily Begley, Mechthild M Gross and Terese Bondas , 'Groping through the fog': a metasynthesis of women's experiences on VBAC (Vaginal birth after Caesarean section), BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth , 12, 2012, p85 - 106 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL

Smith V, Begley CM, Clarke M, Devane D., Professionals' views of fetal monitoring during labour: a systematic review and thematic analysis, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth , 12, (1), 2012, p166 - 183 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Daly D, Begley C and Clarke M., Urinary incontinence (UI) in primiparous women before and during pregnancy, 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference (Doctoral Colloquium), Trinity College Dublin , 6 November 2012 , 2012, pp1 Oral Presentation, 2012 URL

Lawler D, Lalor J, Begley C , Pushed to the margins: access to maternity services in Ireland from the perspective of women with a physical or sensory disability, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, 3rd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG, Galway, 4th, 5th April 2011, 2011, pp1 Meeting Abstract, 2011 URL

Cecily Begley, Mary McCarron, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Developing Research Capacity in Academic Faculty, INMED Conference, Flexner 100 years on - a return to core principles,, Trinity College Dublin, 18-20 May, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Lalor J, Begley C, Galavan E , Choosing between imagined lives: Termination of Pregnancy following Fetal Anomaly Diagnosis, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, 3rd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG, Galway, 2011, 2011, pp1 Meeting Abstract, 2011 URL

Lalor J, Begley C, Galavan E. , Termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality: Challenges faced by women living in Ireland opting for termination and their experiences of care in the UK , 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, June, 2011, pp172 - 172 Conference Paper, 2011

Lawler D, Lalor J, Begley C, Higgins A, Sheerin F, Keenan P, Nicholl H, Tuohy, Kavanagh R. , Accommodating diversity in the maternity services: the experiences of women with disabilities , 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, June, 2011, pp163 - 163 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Colm OBoyle, Dell Horey, Mike Clarke, Cecily Begley, Declan Devane., The use of an e-delphi method to identify core maternity outcome measures. , COMET , Bristol , 11th July , 2011 Poster, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Lalor, Joan., Lawler, Denise., Begley, Cecily., Sheerin, Fintan., KEENAN, Paul., Higgins, Agnes., Nicholl, Honor., Tuohy, Teresa., Kavanagh, Roisin, Accommodating diversity in the maternity services: the experiences of women with disabilities, ICM 29th Triennial Congress, Durban, South Africa, 19-23 June, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Lawler, D., Lalor, J. & Begley, C. (2011), Pushed to the margins: access to maternity services in Ireland from the perspective of women with a physical or sensory impairment, 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, 5th April 2011, 2011, pp1 Meeting Abstract, 2011 URL

Begley C, Guilliland K, Dixon L, Reilly M, Keegan C. , Midwives' Expertise in Expectant management of the Third stage of labour in Ireland and New Zealand: the 'MEET' study, 12th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2011, 2011, pp11- Meeting Abstract, 2011 URL

Begley C, Guilliland K, Dixon L. , Irish and New Zealand midwives' expertise in expectant management of the third stage of labour: the 'MEET' study, 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives , Durban, June, 2011, pp213 - 213 Conference Paper, 2011

Begley CM, Gyte GML, DevaneD, McGuireW, Weeks A. , Active versus expectant management for women in the third stage of labour, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , Art. No.: CD007412., (11), 2011, p1-146 Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL

Daly D, Begley C, Clarke M. , The multiple meanings of maternal morbidity, 12th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2011, 2011, pp30- Meeting Abstract, 2011 URL

Gallagher L, Begley C, Clarke M. , Reconciling the decision to stop breast-feeding in the first six weeks, 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, , Durban , June, 2011, pp128 - 128 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Declan Devane, Cecily Begley, Mike Clarke, Colette McCann, Patricia Hughes, Mary Reilly, Roisin Maguire, Shane Higgins, Alan Finan, Siobhan Gormally, Miriam Doyle., A randomised trial of midwifery-led care in the Republic of Ireland: The MidU Study , 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, June, 2011, pp318 - 318 Conference Paper, 2011

Vincenzo Z, Gambina I, Begley C, Litta P, Cosmi E, Giustardi A, Trevisanuto D. , (2011) Psychological distress and early lactation performance in mothers of late preterm infants , Early Human Development, 87 , (4), 2011, p321 - 323 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Daly D, Begley C and Clarke M., The multiple meanings of maternal morbidity, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research: Transforming Healthcare through Research, TCD, 9th-10th November, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Dixon L, Fullerton J, Begley C, Powell Kennedy H, Guilliland K. , Systematic Review: The clinical effectiveness of physiological (expectant) management of the third stage of labour following a physiological labour and birth, International Journal of Childbirth, 1, (3), 2011, p179 - 195 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Guilliland K, Dixon L, Powell Kennedy H, Begley C., Physiological third stage management, 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, June, 2011, 461 - 461pp Invited Talk, 2011

Lawler D, Lalor J, Begley C, 'Being with woman': Fact or fiction for women with a physical disability or sensory impairment, 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives , Durban , June , 2011, pp105 - 105 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Lawler D, Lalor J, Begley C. , 'Being with woman': Fact or fiction for women with a physical disability or sensory impairment. , 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives , Durban, June , 2011, pp105 - 105 Conference Paper, 2011

Cecily Begley, Declan Devane, Mike Clarke, Colette McCann, Patricia Hughes, Mary Reilly, Roisin Maguire, Shane Higgins, Alan Finan, Siobhan Gormally, Miriam Doyle, Comparison of midwife-led and consultant-led care of healthy women at low risk of childbirth complications in the Republic of Ireland: a randomised trial, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11, (85), 2011, p1-6 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Begley C, Guilliland K, Dixon L, Reilly M, Keegan C. , Midwives' Expertise in Expectant management of the Third stage of labour: the 'MEET' study, The Normal Birth Conference , Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, June, 2011, pp11 - 12 Conference Paper, 2011

Smith V, Devane D, Begley CM, Clarke M, Methodology in conducting a systematic review of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions., BMC medical research methodology, 11, (1), 2011, p15 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

OBoyle, C, Horey, D, Clarke, M, Begley, CM, Devane, D , The use of an e-delphi method to identify core maternity outcome measures , COMET Initiative, 2nd meeting, Bristol, 11th-12th July 2011, 2011, pp11- Meeting Abstract, 2011 URL

Begley C, Murphy K, Higgins A, Elliott N, LALOR J, Sheerin F, Coyne I, Comiskey C, Normand C, Casey C, Dowling M, Devane D, Cooney A, Farrelly F, Brennan M, Meskell P, MacNeela P, An Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE), Dublin, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, 2010, 1-497 Report, 2010 URL

Begley CM, Gyte GML, Murphy DJ, Devane D, McDonald SJ, McGuire W. , Active versus expectant management for women in the third stage of labour. , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , Issue 7., (Art. No.: CD007412. ), 2010, p54 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Cecily M Begley, Gillian ML Gyte, Declan Devane, Susan J McDonald, William McGuire, Normalising the third stage of labour in women at low risk of bleeding: a systematic review of the literature, 11th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, November, 2010, pp13 - 13 Conference Paper, 2010

Daly D, Begley, C and Clarke M., The MAMMI Study, All Ireland Midwifery Conference, Armagh, 14 October, 2010 Poster, 2010

Lawlor D, Lalor J, Begley C. , Antenatal education for women with disabilities: the clandestine challenges for antenatal educators in Ireland. , 11th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, November, 2010, pp73 - 73 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Devane, D Begley C, Clarke M, McCann C, Hughes P, Reilly M, Maguire R, , Higgins S , A randomised trial of midwifery-led care in the Republic of Ireland: Maternal clinical outcomes of the MidU Study., 11th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November , 2010, pp43 - 43 Conference Paper, 2010

Nic Philibin CA, Griffiths C, Byrne G, Horan P, Brady AM, Begley C, The role of the public health nurse in a changing society., Journal of advanced nursing, 66, (4), 2010, p743-52 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Lalor J, Lawler, D., Begley, C., Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., Higgins, A., Nicholl, H., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: accessibility issues for women receiving care within the publically-funded maternity service in the Republic of Ireland, 11th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, November, 2010, pp71 - 71 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Devane D, Brennan M, Begley C, Clarke M, Walsh D, Sandall J, Ryan P, Revill P, Normand C., A systematic review, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis and economic analysis of midwife-led models of care , London, Royal College of Midwives, December, 2010, 1-92 Report, 2010

Begley, C.M. , Developing inter-professional learning: Tactics, teamwork and talk , Nurse Education Today , 29, 2009, p276 - 283 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Lalor J, Begley C, Galavan O , Recasting Hope: A process of adaptation following fetal anomaly diagnosis , Social Science & Medicine , 68, (3), 2009, p462 - 472 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Lalor, J, Begley, C & Galavan, E, Recasting hope: A process of adaptation following fetal anomaly diagnosis, Social Science and Medicine, 68, (3), 2009, p462 - 472 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Gillen P, Sinclair M, Kernohan WG, Begley C. , Student midwives' experience of bullying. , Evidence Based Midwifery , 7, (2), 2009, p46 - 53 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Smith V, Devane D, Begley CM, Clarke M, Higgins S , A systematic review and quality assessment of systematic reviews of randomised trials of interventions for preventing and treating preterm birth. , European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology , 142, 2009, p3 - 9 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Louise Gallagher, Infant feeding in Ireland - the historical perspective, MAINN, Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood Conference. , Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria, United Kingdom., 8-10th Sept , 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Sexuality and mental health nursing in Ireland: weaving the veil of socialised inhibition , Nurse Education Today, 29, 2009, p357 - 364 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C , Sexuality and mental health nursing in Ireland: Weaving the Veil of socialised inhibition. , Nurse Education Today , 29 , (3), 2009, p357 - 364 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Begley C, Setting the ripples in motion, Evidence Based Midwifery , 7, (4), 2009, p30 - 34 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Clients with mental health problems who sexualize the nurse-client encounter: the nursing discourse. , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 65, (3), 2009, p616 - 624 Journal Article, 2009 URL TARA - Full Text

Larkin P, Devane D, Begley CM , Women's experiences of labour and birth: an evolutionary concept analysis , Midwifery , 25, (2), 2009, pe49 - e59 Journal Article, 2009 URL

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

McCabe C., Roche D., Hegarty F., Begley C., & McCann S., The 'Open Window' Project: Results of a Study Exploring Patients Perspectives of an Art Intervention, Society for the Arts in Healthcare's 20th Annual International Conference, Hosted by the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo Hyatt Hotel, 22-25 April , 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Taylor J, Hallstrom I, Begley C, Salantera S. , How to be a professor: What the books don't tell you , Nurse Education Today , 29, (7), 2009, p691 - 693 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Larkin P, Begley C, Devane D. , 'The twilight Zone' Women's experiences of early labour in Irish Hospitals, 10th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2009, pp89 - 89 Oral Presentation, 2009

Lohan M, Coleman C, Begley C.M. , Regulating Sexual Bodies or Addressing Health Needs? Men who have sex with men and partner notification , Critical Public Health, 19, (3), 2009, p325 - 340 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Begley C, McCarron M, Huntley-Moore S., Research capacity building in academic nursing and midwifery, 10th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2009, pp14 - 14 Oral Presentation, 2009

Brady, A-M. Begley, C., Will they stay or will they go? Career intent of degree graduate nurses, 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education , School of Nursing & Midwifery, 4-5th November 2009, 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Begley C, Higgins A, Lalor J, Sheerin F, Alexander J, Nicholl H, Lawler D, Keenan P, Tuohy T, Kavanagh R. , Maternity care needs of women with disabilities: a hidden challenge, European Academy of Nursing Science Annual Scientific Meeting, , Klaipeda, Lithuania,, January 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Begley CM, Nursing and midwifery in Ireland: rising to the challenge of a changing health service , Nursing & Health Sciences , 10, (1), 2008, p1 - 3 Journal Article, 2008 URL

McCabe C., Begley C, Collier S., McCann S. , Methodological issues related to assessing and measuring quality of life in patients with cancer: Implications for Patient Care , European Journal of Cancer Care , 17, (1), 2008, p56 - 64 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Brady A-M, Byrne G., Horan P, Macgregor C., Begley, C. , The Reliability and Validity of the CCNCS: A dependency workload measurement system , Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17, (10), 2008, p1351 - 1360 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Lalor, J, Begley, C & Galavan, E, Recasting hope: A theory of adaptation following fetal anomaly diagnosis, ICM , Glasgow, 3rd June , 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Lalor J, Galavan O, Begley C , Recasting Hope: A theory of adaptation following fetal anomaly diagnosis , 28th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Glasgow , June 2008, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Begley C, McCarron M, Huntley-Moore S , Developing research capacity in academic nursing and midwifery National Association for the Integration of Teaching and Learning , Bologna and staff development conference, Trinity College Dublin, 2008, 9-10 Report, 2008

Begley C. , Midwifery Research in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , European Academy of Nursing Science Scientific Meeting , Leuven, Belgium, January 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , 'Veiling sexualities': a grounded theory of mental health nurses' responses to issues of sexuality , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 62, (3), 2008, p307 - 317 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Approaches to research in, editor(s)Watson R, McKenna H, Cowman S, Keady J , Nursing Research: Designs and Methods, Edinburgh , Churchill Livingstone Elsevier Limited, 2008, pp13 - 21, [Begley C] Book Chapter, 2008

Begley CM, Devane D, Murphy DJ, Gyte GML, McDonald SJ, McGuire W. , Active versus expectant management for women in the third stage of labour (Protocol). , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, (CD007412), 2008 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Smith V, Devane D, Begley C, Clarke M, Higgins S , A systematic review of reviews of studies of antibiotic therapy as an intervention for preventing preterm birth , , 28th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Glasgow, June 2008, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Lalor J, Galavan O, Begley C, Peripheral fatherhood: Men's experiences of adverse prenatal diagnosis , 28th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Glasgow, June 2008, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Tobin G., Begley C. , Receiving bad news: a phenomenological exploration of the lived experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis, Cancer Nursing, 31, (5), 2008, p31 - 39 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Smith V, Devane D, Begley C, Clarke M, Higgins S , Methodology in conducting a systematic review of reviews of maternity care interventions , 28th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Glasgow , June 2008, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Begley CM , The ups and downs of running randomised trials , Evidence Based Midwifery, 6, (2), 2008, p87 - 91 Journal Article, 2008

Begley C, McCarron M, Huntley-Moore S , Developing research capacity in academic nursing and midwifery , National Association for the Integration of Teaching and Learning - Bologna and staff development conference, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2008, pp9 - 10 Oral Presentation, 2008

Lalor, J, Begley, C & Galavan, E, A grounded theory study of information preference and coping following fetal anomaly diagnosis, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64, (2), 2008, p185 - 194 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text

Lalor J, Galavan O, Begley C, A grounded theory study of information preference and coping styles following antenatal diagnosis of foetal abnormality, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64, (2), 2008, p185 - 194 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Lalor, J, Begley, C & Galavan, E, Meaning reconstruction: adaptation and recovery following prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly, Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Melbourne, July, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

C Begley, Inter-professional learning: tactics, teamwork and talk. , 2nd International Nurse Education Conference., Dublin, June , 2008, 23 - 23pp Invited Talk, 2008

Brady, A-M., Byrne, G.,, Horan, P., Griffiths, C., Macgregor, C. & Begley, C., Reliability and Validity of the CCNCS:A dependency workload measurement system", Journal of Clinical Nursing , 17, (10), 2008, p1351 - 1360 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Lalor, J, Begley, C & Galavan, E, Peripheral fatherhood: Men's experiences of adverse prenatal diagnosis , ICM, Glasgow, 5th June, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Byrne, G., Brady-A-M, Horan, P., Macgregor, C. & Begley, C., Assessment of dependency levels of older people in the community and measurement of nursing workload, Journal of Advanced Nursing , 60, (1), 2007, p39 - 49 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Smith V, Devane D, Begley CM, Clarke M, Higgins S , A systematic review and quality assessment of systematic reviews of fetal fibronectin and transvaginal cervical length for predicting preterm birth, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 133, 2007, p134 - 142 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Byrne, G., Brady, A-M., Macgregor, C., Horan, P. & Begley, C. ,, Assessment of dependency levels of older people in the community and the measurement of nursing workload. , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 60, (1), 2007, p39 - 49 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Lalor J, Begley C , A Tale of Fifteen Men: male partner experiences of adverse prenatal diagnosis , Proceedings of the 8th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2007, 2007, pp479 - 480 Conference Paper, 2007

Larkin P, Begley C, Devane D., An exploration of women's experience of labour and birth in Irish Hospitals: The control dimension , Proceedings of the 8th Annual Research Conference , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2007, 2007, pp485 - 486 Conference Paper, 2007

Brady, A-M., Byrne, G.,, Horan, P., Griffiths, C., Macgregor, C. & Begley, C., Measuring the workload of the Public Health Nurse in Ireland: a review of workload measurement systems , Journal of Nursing Management , 15 , (5), 2007, p481 - 489 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Lalor J, Devane D, Begley C , Exploring painful experiences: The impact of emotional narratives on the well-being of members of a qualitative health research team, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 56, (6), 2007, p607 - 616 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Horan, P., Byrne, G., Brady, A-M, Macgregor, C, Begley, C. , , Measuring the dependency levels of the people with Intellectual Disability who require community nursing interventions using the Community Client Need Classification System (CCNCS) , , School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference , School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , 7th - 9th November , 2007, pp500 - 501 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Devane D, Murphy-Lawless J, Begley CM , Childbirth policies and practices in Ireland and the journey towards midwifery-led care , Midwifery, 23, 2007, p92 - 101 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Devane D, Begley C. M, Clarke M, Horey D, O'Boyle C , Evaluating maternity care: a core set of outcome measures, Birth, 34, (2), 2007, p164 - 171 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Begley CM, OBoyle C, Carroll M, Devane D. , Educating advanced midwife practitioners: a collaborative venture, Journal of Nursing Management , 15, (6), 2007, p574 - 584 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Adams E, Begley C , Ionising radiation safety for nurses and midwives , International Confederation of Nurses Conference , Japan, June 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Brady A-M, Normand C, Begley C , The use of mixed methods to examine the transition experiences and intent to stay of degree graduate nurses , The 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2007, 2007, pp28 - 31 Conference Paper, 2007

McCabe C, Begley C, Collier S, McCann S, Methodological issues related to assessing and measuring quality of life in patients with cancer: Implications for Patient Care, European Journal of Cancer Care, 17, (1), 2007, p56 - 62 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Condell S, Begley C M , Capacity Building - a concept analysis of the term applied to research , InternationalJ ournal of Nursing Practice , 13, 2007, p268 - 275 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Anne-Marie Brady Gobnait Byrne Paul Horan Colin Griffiths Catriona Macgregor Cecily Begley , Measuring the workload of community nurses in Ireland: a review of workload measurement systems , Journal of Nursing Management , 15, 2007, p481 - 489 Journal Article, 2007

Begley, C, Horan, P, Byrne, G, Brady, A-M, Macgregor, C. , The Community Client Need Classification System: a tool for measuring the dependency levels of older persons requiring community nursing interventions, First International Nursing Research Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 10-11 May 2007, 2007, pp23 - 23 Conference Paper, 2007

Horan, P., Byrne, G., Brady, A-M., Macgregor, C.,Griffiths, C., & Begley, C. , , "Measuring the dependency levels of the elderly who require community nursing interventions using the Community Client Need Classification System (CCNCS)" , 1st International Conference on "Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice", Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies National University of Ireland, Galway, 2nd April , 2007, pp10- Meeting Abstract, 2007

Begley CM, Devane D, Murphy-Lawless J , Midwives' views of consultant-led and midwifery-led maternity care in Ireland. , Jordanian Nursing Conference: Global Citizenship , Amman, Jordan, April , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Larkin P, Begley C, Devane D. , An exploration of women's expectations for labour and birth in Irish Hospitals , Proceedings of the 7th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2006, 2006, pp385 - 386 Conference Paper, 2006

Higgins,A; Barker, P; Begley, C, Iatrogenic sexual dysfunction and the protective withholding of information: in whose best interest?, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 13, (4), 2006, p437 - 446 Journal Article, 2006

Higgins A, Barker P, Begley C , 'Veiling sexualities': psychiatric nurses reported responses to issues of sexuality in practice, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2006, pp322 - 322 Conference Paper, 2006

Lalor J, Begley C , Continuing or terminating a pregnancy after fetal abnormality diagnosis: Decision-making that breaks your heart , 12th Qualitative Health Research Conference , Edmonton , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Lalor J., Begley C. , Fetal anomaly screening: what do women want to know? , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 55, (1), 2006, p11 - 19 Journal Article, 2006

Frawley T, Begley C M , Ethical issues in caring for people with carotid artery rupture, British Journal of Nursing, 15 , (2), 2006, p100 - 103 Journal Article, 2006

Lalor J, Devane D, Begley C , Exploring painful experiences: the impact of emotional narratives on researchers and transcribers , 12th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Edmonton , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Frawley T, Begley C M , Caring for people with carotid artery rupture, British Journal of Nursing, 15 , (1), 2006, p24 - 28 Journal Article, 2006

Devane D, Begley CM, Clarke M. , 'Great Expectations and Hard Times': Implementing Midwifery-led Care in the Republic of Ireland., An Bord Altranais National Conference 'Creativity, Research and Innovation in Nursing and Midwifery Practice', Dublin, Ireland, June, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Byrne, G., Brady, A.M., Macgregor, C., Horan, P., & Begley, C. , Using the CCNCS to measure the workload of the PHN with the elderly. , NMPDU conference "Sharing Best Practice 2006". , Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill , February, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Begley CM, Devane D, Clarke M, Evaluating complex interventions through randomised trials: An example of the MidU Study. Plenary paper presented at the , . , 6th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, 'Developing Services for Patients and Clients: Nurses and Midwives Promoting Innovation and Change, Dublin, Ireland, 15th and 16th Nov, 2006, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery Invited Talk, 2006

C. McCabe, D. Roche, F. Hegarty, C. Begley, S. Collier, S. McCann , The 'Open Window' project - a novel art intervention in the treatment of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation for haematological malignancies, EBMT 2006 congress , Hamburg, Germany , March 19 - 22, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Brady A-M, Begley C, Normand C , Developing a survey instrument for use in a study of career expectations, transition experiences and intent to stay among degree graduate nurses, Mixed Methods Conference, Cambridge, UK, July, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Byrne, G., Brady, A-M., Griffiths, C., Macgregor, C., Horan, P. & Begley, C. , The Community Client Need Classification System- a dependency system for community nurses. , Journal of Nursing Management , 14, (6), 2006, p437 - 446 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C , Sexual health education for people with mental health problems: what can we learn from the literature? , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 13 , (6), 2006, p687 - 697 Journal Article, 2006

C. McCabe, D. Roche, F. Hegarty, C. Begley, S. Collier, S. McCann , Methodological issues associated with measuring the effect of a novel art intervention in the treatment of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation , EBMT 2006 congress , Hamburg, Germany , March 19 - 22, 2006, 2006 Poster, 2006

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Iatrogenic sexual dysfunction and the protective withholding of information: in whose best interest? , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 13 , (4), 2006, p437 - 446 Journal Article, 2006

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Sexuality the challenge to espoused holistic care , International Journal of Nursing Practice , 12, (6), 2006, p345 - 351 Journal Article, 2006

Begley CM, Carroll M. , Irish student midwives' changing levels of assertiveness and attitudes towards normality in childbirth during their two-year education programme, Jordanian Nursing Conference: Global Citizenship, Amman, Jordan, April, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Begley CM, Devane D, Clarke M, McCann C, Flannagan B, Maguire R, Molloy K, Higgins S, Ahmed S, Finan A, Vaughan D. , Implementing midwifery-led care in the Republic of Ireland: A Case Study of midwifery-led units, Evidence Based Midwifery Network Conference "Celebrating Change: Evidence Led Innovations In Midwifery Practice, Leicester, England, 25th March 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

C. McCabe, D. Roche, F. Hegarty, C. Begley, S. Collier, S. McCann , Evaluation of the 'Open Window' Project - A Novel Art Intervention in the Treatment of Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation for Haematological Malignancies , NCI All Ireland Cancer Conference , Belfast, 14th November , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Smith V. Devane D. Begley CM. Clarke M. Higgins S. , A systematic review of reviews of predictive factors for preterm birth, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2006, pp751 - 752 Conference Paper, 2006

Byrne G, Brady A-M, Horan P, Macgregor C, Begley C , Nursing assessment of the healthcare needs of the elderly living in the community , Proceedings of the 7th Annual Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2006, pp95 - 98 Conference Paper, 2006

Lalor J, Galavan E, Begley C , Comparison of perinatal grief between women who continue or terminate their pregnancy after second trimester diagnosis of fetal anomaly, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin,, November, 2006, pp383 - 384 Conference Paper, 2006

Brady, A.M., Byrne, G., Horan, P., Macgregor, C. & Griffiths, C., Begley, C. , Community Client Need Classification System (CCNCS) , NMPDU conference "Sharing Best Practice 2006" , Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill , February 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Begley CM, Tobin G. , Caring and Collaboration in Research , Jordanian Nursing Conference: Global Citizenship, Amman, Jordan, April, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Devane D, Begley CM, Clarke M, Horey D, OBoyle C. , Evaluating maternity care: A minimum dataset of outcome measures. , 3rd Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, Grange-on-Sands, England, June, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Smith V, Devane D, Higgins S, Begley C , Preterm birth: the risk factors, The Practising Midwife, 8 , (9), 2005, p12 - 16 Journal Article, 2005

Brady A-M, Byrne G, Griffiths C, Horan P, Macgregor C., Begley C , The Workload of Community Nurses in Ireland: Pilot study , RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Belfast, March, 2005 Poster, 2005

McCarron M, Gill M, McCallion P, Begley C. , Health co-morbidities in ageing persons with Down Syndrome and Alzheimber's dementia., Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49, (7), 2005, p560 - 566 Journal Article, 2005 URL DOI

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

Devane D, Begley CM, OBoyle C, Horey D, Clarke M. , Safety and maternity care: Identification of a core set of outcome measures using an e-Delphi process., 27th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Brisbane, 25th-28th July 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 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, Nov 2005, 2005, pp62 - 71 Conference Paper, 2005

O'Donnell S., Condell S., Begley CM, Fitzgerald T , Pre-hospital care pathway delays: gender and myocardial infarction , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53 , (3), 2005, p268 - 276 Journal Article, 2005

McCann S, McCabe C, Roche D, Hegarty F, Begley C, Collier S, The 'Open Window' Project - A Novel Art Intervention in the Treatment of Patients with haematological malignancies,, St James' Hospital Cancer Conference, Dublin Castle, April , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Frawley T, Begley C M , Causes and prevention of carotid artery rupture, British Journal of Nursing, 14 , (22), 2005, p1198 - 1202 Journal Article, 2005

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

Begley CM, Lawless J, & Devane D. , Meeting the needs of childbearing women in Ireland? Midwives' views of maternity care, 27th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Brisbane, 25th-28th July 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

O'Donnell S., Condell S., Begley CM, Fitzgerald T. , In-hospital care pathway delays: gender and myocardial infarction , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 52, (1), 2005, p14 - 21 Journal Article, 2005

Higgins A, Begley C , 'The unspoken side effects': Psychiatric drugs and sexual function, 6th Annual Research Conference , School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2005 , 2005, pp7 - 7 Conference Paper, 2005

McCarron, M., Gill, M., McCallion, P., & Begley, C. , Health co-morbidities in ageing persons with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's dementia , Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49 , (7), 2005, p560 - 565 Journal Article, 2005

Murphy-Lawless J, Begley C. , Devane D. , Women's experiences of maternity care in Ireland: an opportunity for midwifery-led care?, 6th Annual Research Conference , School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2005, 2005, pp108 - 115 Conference Paper, 2005

Devane D., Begley C. , Nursing Practice Development:Capitalising on New Opportunities , Irish Nursing Practice Development Association, Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone , March 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Lalor J, Begley C. , Fetal abnormality detection in the second trimester: The information needs of women , Proceedings of the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November 2005, 2005, pp9- Conference Paper, 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

Higgins A, Barker P; Begley, C. , Neuroleptic medication and sexuality: the forgotten aspect of education and care., Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 12 , (4), 2005, p439 - 446 Journal Article, 2005

Devane D, Begley CM, McCann C, Hughes P, Maguire R, Molloy K, Finan A,Higgins S, Ahmed S, Vaughan D, Clarke M. , Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for midwifery-led care: Challenges and strategies in their development, 6th Annual Research Conference , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2005, 2005, pp206 - 206 Conference Paper, 2005

Coleman C, Lohan M, Begley C, Hopkins S, Mulcahy F, Bergin C. , An exploration of the acceptability of contact tracing during a syphilis outbreak , Proceedings of the 6th Annual Research Conference , School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2005, 2005, pp151 - 152 Conference Paper, 2005

McCarron, M., Gill, M., McCallion, P., & Begley, C. , Alzheimer's Dementia in persons with Down's syndrome: predicting time spent on day-to-day caregiving, Dementia, 4 , (4), 2005, p521 - 538 Journal Article, 2005

Devane D, McCann C, Hughes P, Maguire R, Higgins S, Doyle M, Begley CM, Clarke M , The MidU trial protocol: a multi-centre randomised trial of the efficacy of midwifery-led care, Healthcare Risk Managers' Forum Conference , Great Southern Hotel Dublin Airport, Dublin, 2nd March , 2005 Poster, 2005

Lalor J., Begley C. , Re-constructing the future: Women's adjustment to the diagnosis of fetal abnormality , 27th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives , Brisbane , 25th-28th July 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Devane D, McCann C, Hughes P, Maguire R, Begley C, Clarke. M. , An evaluation of the effectiveness of midwifery-led services in the North Eastern Health Board: The protocol for the MidU Study, an on-going multi-centre randomised trial, 4th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, Dublin, Nov, 2004 Poster, 2004

Carroll M., Begley C.M. , 'Direct entry to midwifery': aspects of the evaluation of the pilot programme., 5th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, 2004, pp71 - 71 Conference Paper, 2004

Griffiths, C., Macgregor, C., Byrne, G., Horan, P., Brady, A-M. & Begley, C. , The Future role of the Public Health Nurse in Primary Health Care, 23rd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin , Feb 2004, 2004, pp59 - 59 Conference Paper, 2004

Byrne, G., Brady, A-M., Horan, P., Griffiths, C., Macgregor, C. & Begley, C. , Designing a client dependency system for Irish Public Health Nurses., 15th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau , Dublin , July , 2004, pp38 - 38 Published Abstract, 2004

" 'Giving midwifery care': student midwives' views of their working role" in, editor(s)S. Wickham , Midwifery Best Practice 2 ed , Edinburgh, Elsevier Ltd , 2004, pp82 - 91, [Begley C. M.] Book Chapter, 2004

Devane D. and Begley C. M , Childbirth: how safe is safe enough? , British Journal of Midwifery, 12, (7), 2004, p416 - 417 Journal Article, 2004

Griffiths C., Macgregor C., Brady A-M., Horan P., Byrne G. & Begley C. , A study of community nursing practice in the Galway Community Care Area. , 5th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Nov, 2004, pp147 - 147 Conference Paper, 2004

Coleman, C., Bergin, C., Hopkins, S., Mulcahy, F., Begley, CM., Lohan, M. , Does effectiveness of partner notification for infectious syphilis (IS) and gonorrhoea (GC) differ in men who have sex with men (MSM) population? : a comparison between GC and IS occurring during a syphilis outbreak., Joint Meeting of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) , Bath UK, May , 2004 Poster, 2004

Higgins, A; Barker P; Begley, C. , Hypersexuality and dementia- dealing with inappropriate sexual expression. , British Journal of Nursing, 13 , (22), 2004, p1330 - 1334 Journal Article, 2004

Long J., Allwright S., Begley C. , "Prisoners' views of injecting drug use and harm reduction in Irish prisons", International Journal of Drug Policy, 15, (2), 2004, p139 - 149 Journal Article, 2004

Devane D., Begley C. M. and Clarke M. , How many do I need? Basic principles of sample size estimation., Journal of Advanced Nursing, 47, (3), 2004, p297 - 302 Journal Article, 2004

Begley C. M., Glacken M. , Irish nursing students' changing levels of assertiveness during their pre-registration programme. , Nurse Education Today , 24 , (7), 2004, p501 - 510 Journal Article, 2004

Begley C M, The benefits of within-method triangulation in qualitative research: a comparison of interview and diary data, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin , Dublin, Nov 2004, 2004, pp16 - 23 Conference Paper, 2004

Griffiths, C., Macgregor, C., Brady, A-M., Horan, P., Byrne, G. & Begley, C. , A study of community nursing practice in the Galway Community Cre Area. , 5th Annual Research Conference School of nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College , Dublin , Nov 2004 , 2004, pp147 - 147 Conference Paper, 2004

Jean Long, Shane Allwright, Cecily Begley, Prisoners' views of injecting drug use and harm reduction in Irish prisons, International Journal of Drug Policy, 15, (2), 2004, p139 - 149 Journal Article, 2004 URL DOI

Macgregor, C., Griffiths, C., Byrne, G., Horan, P., Brady, A-M. & Begley, C. , The fundamental nature of the Irish Public Health Nurse, 10th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Bamff, Alberta, Canada., Apr 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Begley C. M. , "Comparing interview and diary data - the benefits of within-method triangulation in qualitative research", The fifth international interdisciplinary conference: advances in qualitative methods, Edmonton, Canada, January, 2004, 2004, pp29 - 30 Conference Paper, 2004

Devane D, Begley C, Clarke. M. , The effectiveness of pilot midwifery-led services in the North Eastern Health Board: The protocol for the MidU Study , 5th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Nov, 2004, pp119 - 119 Conference Paper, 2004

Adams E., Begley C. , Nurse practitioners' role in promoting radiation safety in Western Australia , The Nurse Practitioner Series, 1, (2), 2004, p55 - 71 Journal Article, 2004

Coleman, C., Begley, C., Lohan, M., Bergin, C., Hopkins, S., Mulcahy, F. , Is partner notification for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) acceptable to men who have sex with men (MSM)? An exploration of the lay perspective in the context of an outbreak of syphilis , 15th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau, Dublin , July, 2004, pp54 - 54 Conference Paper, 2004

Coleman, C, Bergin, C, Hopkins, S, Mulcahy F, Begley, CM, Lohan, M, Does effectiveness of partner notification for infectious syphilis (IS) and gonorrhoea (GC) differ in a men who have sex with men (MSM) population?' : A comparison between GC and IS occurring during a syphilis outbreak. , Does effectiveness of partner notification for infectious syphilis (IS) and gonorrhoea (GC) differ in a men who have sex with men (MSM) population?' : A comparison between GC and IS occurring during a syphilis outbreak., BASHH/ASTDA Meeting 2004, 15, (Supplement 1 May ), 2004, pp34 - 34 Published Abstract, 2004

Lalor J., Begley C. , Screening for fetal anomaly: what do women know?, 5th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin , Nov, 2004, pp5 - 5 Conference Paper, 2004

Tobin G., Begley C. M. , Methodological rigour within a qualitative framework , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 48, (4), 2004, p388 - 396 Journal Article, 2004

Byrne, G., Griffiths, C., Macgregor, C., Brady, A-M. & Begley, C. , The role of the PHN in health promotion. , 5th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Nov, 2004, pp70 - 70 Conference Paper, 2004

Byrne, G., Macgregor, C., Brady, A.M., Horan, P., Griffiths, C. Begley, C., Effective tool for managing the workload, Nursing in the Community, 7- 8, 2004 Journal Article, 2004

O'Donnell S, Condell S, Begley CM. , 'Add women & stir'--the biomedical approach to cardiac research' , Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, 3, (2), 2004, p119 - 127 Journal Article, 2004

Devane D, Begley C. M. , "Midwifery-led units: Chance for choice", Irish Medical Times, 37, (39), 2004, p32 - 32 Journal Article, 2004

Byrne G., Macgregor C., Brady A-M., Horan P., Griffiths C., Begley C. , "Measuring the Workload of Irish Public Health Nurses" , Nursing in the Community , Jan/Feb, 2004, p7 - 8 Journal Article, 2004

Begley C. M., Devane D. , "The invisible woman: maternity care in Ireland", Practising Midwife, 6, (5), 2003, p10 - 12 Journal Article, 2003

Begley C. M., White P. , "Irish nursing students' changing self-esteem and fear of negative evaluation during their pre-registration programme", Journal of Advanced Nursing, 42, (4), 2003, p390 - 401 Journal Article, 2003

Begley C. M. , " 'I cried... I had to...': Student midwives' experiences of still-birth, miscarriage and neonatal death" , Evidence Based Midwifery, 1, (1), 2003, p20 - 26 Journal Article, 2003

Connaire, K., Copp, G., Begley C. M. , "Caring for the dying: explicating the practices of expert palliative care nurses. A hermeneutic analysis" , 4th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2003, 2003, pp237 - 238 Conference Paper, 2003

Byrne, G., Brady, A-M., Macgregor, C., Griffiths, C., Horan, P. & Begley, C. , The Challenge of Measuring the Workload of Irish Public Health Nurses, 4th Annual Research Conference School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies Trinity College , Dublin , Nov 2003, 2003 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Begley C. M. , "Collaborative care - a challenge for us all" , Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21, (1), 2003, p6 - 6 Journal Article, 2003

Devane D., Begley C. M. , "Midwifery-led care: the way forward?", 22nd Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,, February, 2003, 2003, pp12 - 12 Conference Paper, 2003

Begley C. M., Devane D. , "The re-birth of midwifery-led care in Ireland" , Practising Midwife, 6, (6), 2003, p26 - 29 Journal Article, 2003

Macgregor, C., Griffiths, C., Horan, P., Brady, A-M., Byrne, G., Begley, C. M. , "Defining the role of the public health nurse" , 4th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2003, 2003, pp429 - 437 Conference Paper, 2003

Long J, Allwright S and Begley C. , Fear and denial: how prisoners cope with risk of or diagnosis with hepatitis C , 2003, - Miscellaneous, 2003

M. McCarron, M. Gill, B. Lawlor and C. Begly, A pilot study of the reliability and validity of the Caregiver Activity Survey - Intellectual Disability (CAS-ID), Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 46, (8), 2002, p605-612 Journal Article, 2002 URL DOI

BEGLEY, CM, CONSUMER DEMAND FOR CAESAREAN SECTIONS IN BRAZIL - EPISIOTOMY RATES MAY CHANGE AFTER EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTION, BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 325, 2002, 336 - 336 Miscellaneous, 2002

Begley, C.M., Brady, A., "Irish Diploma in Nursing students' first clinical allocation: the views of nurse managers", Journal of Nursing Management, 10, 2002, p339 - 347 Journal Article, 2002

McCarron, M, Gill, M, Lawlor, B, Tyrrell, J, Cosgrave, M, Begley, C. , The Influence of Alzheimer's dementia on Time Spent Caregiving in persons with Down syndrome., IASSID Europe Conference, Dublin, Ireland., 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Begley, C. M., " 'Great fleas have little fleas': Irish student midwives' views of the, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 38, (3), 2002, p310 - 317 Journal Article, 2002

Begley, C.M., " 'He's the King of the Kingdom: student midwives' views of obstetrician-midwife relationships", Proceedings of the 26th Triennial Congress, Vienna, Austria, edited by International Confederation of Midwives , 2002, pp10 Conference Paper, 2002

McCarron M., Gill M., Lawlor B., Begley C. , "Time spent caregiving for persons with the dual disability of Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's dementia" , Journal of Learning Disabilities , 6, (3), 2002, p263 - 279 Journal Article, 2002

McCarron, M., Gill, M., Lawlor, B., Begley, C.M., "A pilot study of reliability and validity of the caregive activity survey - intellectual disability (CAS-ID).", International Journal of Learning Disabilities Research, 46, (8), 2002, p605 - 612 Journal Article, 2002

Begley, C. M., "Episiotomy rates may change after evidence based intervention" (letter), British Medical Journal, 2002, p325 - 335 Journal Article, 2002

Chianakwana, R., Begley, C. M., "Female circumcision: the experiences of ten women", Proceedings of the 20th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, edited by Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland , 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Begley, C. M., Tobin, G. A., "Student midwives' experiences of still-birth, miscarriage and neonatal death: 'All I could do was hold her' " , Proceedings of the 26th Triennial Congress, Vienna, Austria, edited by International Confederation of Midwives , 2002, pp8 Conference Paper, 2002

Connaire, K., Copp, G., Begley, C.M., "Giving patients a voice: A view of expertise in palliative nursing", 2nd ICN International Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 31/10 - 2/11, 2002 , 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Tobin G. A., Begley, C. M. , "Triangulation as a method of inquiry" , Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction, 3, (3), 2002, p7 - 11 Journal Article, 2002

Connaire, K., Copp, G., Begley, C.M., , "The composite of expert palliative nursing practice: a hermeneutic analysis.", ICN International Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, November 5th, 2002, edited by New Zealand Nurses Organisation , 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

McCarron M, Gill M, Lawlor B, Begley C. , Time spent caregiving for persons with the dual disability of Down syndrome and Alzheimer's dementia: Preliminary findings. , Journal of Learning Disabilities, 6, (3), 2002, p263 - 279 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Connaire, K., Copp, G., Begley, C. M., "The nature of expert palliative nursing within an Irish Context: a phenomenological study.", Palliative Care Congress 2002, United Kingdom, edited by University of Sheffield , 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

McCarron M., Gill, M., Lawlor, B., Begley, C., "Time spent caregiving for persons with the dual disability of Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's dementia" , Journal of Learning Disabilities, 6, (3), 2002, p263 - 279 Journal Article, 2002

Begley, C. M., " 'Knowing your place': student midwives' views of relationships in midwifery" , Midwifery, 17, 2001, p222 - 233 Journal Article, 2001

"Nursing and midwifery education in Ireland" in, editor(s)Begley, C. M., Roode, J. , Nurse educators/leaders from European Union countries in international partnership, The Netherlands, International Society for University Nurses, 2001, pp41 - 50, [Begley, C. M., Roode, J.] Book Chapter, 2001

Begley, C.M., "The benefits of using triangulation of communication skills in qualitative research interviews", The second international conference: advances in qualitative methods, Edmonton, Canada, 2001, pp117 Conference Paper, 2001

Begley, C. M., "Nurse education in Ireland: redressing the balance" , Nurse Education Today, 21, (8), 2001, p595 - 596 Journal Article, 2001

McCarron, M, Gill, M, Lawlor, B, Begley, C. , A pilot study of Reliability and Validity of the Caregiving Activity Survey-Intellectual Disability (CAS-ID), 11TH IASSID International Roundtable on Aging and Intellectual Disabilities. Luxembourg. , 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Begley, C. M., "Student midwives' views of student-staff relationships in the first three months' of clinical practice: 'They all have their moments' ", All Ireland Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 1, (4), 2001, p128 - 134 Journal Article, 2001

Begley, C.M., "Nursing and midwifery education in Ireland", International Society of University Nurses Conference, Copenhagen, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Begley, C. M., " 'Giving midwifery care': student midwives' views of their working role", Midwifery, 17, 2001, p24 - 34 Journal Article, 2001

Begley, C. M., Brady, A., "Irish nurse managers' views of the Diploma in Nursing students' first clinical allocation", Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, edited by School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies , 2001, pp14 - 19 Conference Paper, 2001

McCarron, M, Gill, M, Lawlor, B, Begley, C. , The social and economic impact of caring for persons with the dual disability of Alzheimer's dementia and Down syndrome, Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education &Technology Research Conference. Trinity College, Dublin. Ireland. , 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Tobin, G. A., Begley, C. M., "Triangulation as a method of inquiry", Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction, 3, (3), 2001, p6 - 10 Journal Article, 2001

Begley, C. M., Roode, J. , Nurse educators/leaders from European Union countries in international partnership, The Netherlands, International Society for University Nurses, 2001 Book, 2001

Begley, C.M., " 'Them and us': student midwives' views of student-staff relationships in the first three months of training", , Proceedings of the 19th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Dublin, edited by Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland , 2000, pp6 Conference Paper, 2000

Begley, C.M., "Using triangulation of communication skills in qualitative research interviews", Proceedings of the 1st Annual Research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2000, pp6 Conference Paper, 2000

Begley, C.M., "Using triangulation of communication skills in qualitative research interviews", Qualitative research in health and social care European Conference, Bournemouth, England, 2000, pp40 Conference Paper, 2000

Begley, C. M., "A study of student midwives' experiences during their two-year education programme", Midwifery, 15, (3), 1999, p194 - 202 Journal Article, 1999

"Student midwives' experiences during their training programme" in, editor(s)Treacy, M., Hyde, A. , Nursing research: design and practice, Dublin, University College Dublin Press, 1999, pp225 - 241, [Begley, C.M.] Book Chapter, 1999

Begley, C.M., "Using triangulation of communication skills in qualitative research interviews", 10th Annual Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference, Durham, UK, 1999, pp20 Conference Paper, 1999

Begley, C. M., "Student midwives' views of their working role during midwifery training: 'thrown in the deep end' ", Nursing Review, 17, 1999, p76 - 81 Journal Article, 1999

Begley, C.M., " 'It's a whole new ball-game': student midwives' views of their working role", , Proceedings of the 18th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Dublin, edited by Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland , 1999, pp6 Conference Paper, 1999

Begley, C. M., "Student midwives' views of 'learning to be a midwife' in Ireland", Midwifery, 15, (4), 1999, p264 - 273 Journal Article, 1999

"Explaining post-partum haemorrhage: the value of a physiological third stage" in, editor(s)Kennedy, P., Murphy-Lawless, J. , Returning birth to women: challenging policies and practices, Dublin, Dublin Centre for Women's Studies TCD/WERRC, 1998, pp30 - 33, [Begley, C.M.] Book Chapter, 1998

Begley, C.M., "Good days, bad days: student midwives' perceptions of the first three months of their training", , Proceedings of the 17th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1998, pp107 - 112 Conference Paper, 1998

Begley, C.M., "The ups and downs of student midwives' lives", 9th Annual Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference, Durham, UK, 1998, pp29 Conference Paper, 1998

Begley, C. M., "Student midwives' experiences in the first three months of their training: 'good days and bad days' ", Nursing Review, 16, (3&4), 1998, p77 - 81 Journal Article, 1998

Begley, C. M., "Where has normal labour gone?", Nursing Review, 15, (3/4), 1997, p89 - 92 Journal Article, 1997

Begley, C. M., "Triangulation of communication skills in qualitative research interviews", Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24, (4), 1996, p688 - 693 Journal Article, 1996

Begley, C.M., "The routine use of Ergometrine: a challenge to maternal health?", Conference Proceedings of the First Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing/Midwifery Development, Bahrain, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Brazier, H., Begley, C.M., "Selecting a data base for literature searches in nursing: MEDLINE or CINAHL?", Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24, (4), 1996, p868 - 875 Journal Article, 1996

Begley, C.M., "Good days and bad days: Student midwives' perceptions of their first three months of training.", The National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland Research Conference, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Begley, C.M., "Using triangulation in nursing research", Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24, (1), 1996, p122 - 128 Journal Article, 1996

Quinn, S., Redmond, K., Begley, C.M., "The needs of relatives visiting adult critical care units as perceived by relatives and nurses", Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 12, (3), 1996, p168 - 172 Journal Article, 1996

Quinn, S., Redmond, K., Begley, C.M., "The needs of relatives visiting critical care units", Nursing Review, 15, (1), 1996, p9 - 14 Journal Article, 1996

Begley, C.M. , "Triangulation in nursing research - the method of the future?", Nursing Review, 13, (3 and 4), 1995, p5 - 7 Journal Article, 1995

Begley, C.M., "Triangulation - a complex research method", The National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland Research Conference, 1995 Conference Paper, 1995

Begley, C.M., "Appraisal of plans for the future of nurse education in Ireland", Nursing Review, 13, (11), 1994, p4 - 8 Journal Article, 1994

Begley, C.M., "Women's views of the third stage of labour", Nursing Review, 12, (1), 1993, p14 - 17 Journal Article, 1993

Begley, C.M., "The factors affecting duration of breast-feeding", 23rd International Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives Conference Proceedings, 1, 1993, pp163 - 176 Conference Paper, 1993

Begley, C.M., "An evaluation of the Diploma in Human Reproductive Studies, Faculty of Nursing, R.C.S.I. in Dublin, Ireland", Teaching Women's health: A Multi-disciplinary Conference for Teachers of Medicine and Nursing. Conference Proceedings, 1993, pp22 Conference Paper, 1993

Begley, C.M., "A randomised comparison of oxytocin, sulprostone and placebo in the management of the third stage of labour (A Critical Abstract)", MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 2, (2), 1992, p186 - 187 Journal Article, 1992

Begley, C.M., "The factors affecting duration of breast-feeding", Irish Nursing Forum and Health Services, 1991, p11 - 15 Journal Article, 1991

Begley, C.M., "Post-partum haemorrhage - who is at risk?", Midwives' Chronicle, 104, (1,239), 1991, p102 - 106 Journal Article, 1991

Begley, C.M. , "Diploma in Nursing of the Faculty of Nursing, R.C.S.I. - A course profile", Nursing Review, 9, (3,4), 1991, p35 - 35 Journal Article, 1991

Begley, C.M., "The use of case histories in written examinations", 2nd Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference, Durham,UK., 1991 Conference Paper, 1991

Begley, C.M., "The effect of ergometrine on breast-feeding", Midwifery, 6, (2), 1990, p60 - 72 Journal Article, 1990

Begley, C.M., "A comparison of active and physiological management of the third stage of labour", The proceedings of the 14th Annual Research and the Midwife Conference, Glasgow, 1990 Conference Paper, 1990

Begley, C.M., "The effect of ergometrine on breast-feeding" (Letter), Midwifery, 6, (3), 1990, p231 - 232 Journal Article, 1990

Begley, C.M., "A comparison of active and physiological methods of managing the third stage of labour", Midwifery, 6, (1), 1990, p3 - 17 Journal Article, 1990

Begley, C.M., "A comparison of physiological and pharmacological methods of managing the third stage of labour", Nursing Review, 7, (3,4), 1989, p36 - 39 Journal Article, 1989

Begley, C.M., "Episiotomy - a change in midwives' practice", Irish Nursing Forum and Health Services, 1988, p12 - 13 Journal Article, 1988

Begley, C.M., "Episiotomy - a change in midwives' practice"', 21st International Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives Conference Proceedings The Hague, Netherlands, June 1987, 1987 Conference Paper, 1987

Begley, C.M., "Episiotomy use and abuse", Proceedings of the 5th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, edited by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland , 1986, pp18 Conference Paper, 1986

Begley, C.M., "Midwifery examination - time for review", Irish Nursing Forum and Health Services, 1986, p20 - 24 Journal Article, 1986

Begley, C.M., "Episiotomy - use or abuse?", Nursing Review, 4, (3), 1986, p4 - 7 Journal Article, 1986

Begley, C.M., "The implications for nursing service and education of some of the major recommendations of the working party report on general nursing.", World of Irish Nursing, 1981, p1 - 2 Journal Article, 1981

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Begley C, Murphy K, Higgins A, Elliott N, Lalor J, Sheerin F, Coyne I, Comiskey C, Normand C, Casey C, Dowling M, Devane D, Cooney A, Farrelly F, Brennan M, Meskell P, MacNeela P. , An Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner Roles in Ireland (SCAPE), Dublin, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland, December, 2010, 1-467 Report, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Begley,C.,Higgins,A.,Sheerin,F.,Alexander,J., NICHOLL,H., Lawler,D., Keenan,P., Tuohy,T and Kavanagh,R., The Strengths and Weaknesses of Publicly-funded Irish Health Services Provided to Women with Disabilities in Relation to Pregnancy,Childbirth and Early Motherhood, NDA Dublin, NDA, May, 2010 Report, 2010

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R , The strengths and weaknesses of publicly-funded Irish health services provided to women with disabilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood , Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2010 Report, 2010 URL

Higgins, A; Begley CM; Nevin M; et al , The development and testing of a toolkit to support nursing and midwifery competency development: Research report, Dublin , NCNM, 2010 Report, 2010

Higgins, A., Begley, C., Timmins F., McGonagle, I., Nevin M. et al, 'Nurse and Midwife Clinical Competency Determination and Competency Development Planning Toolkit.', Dublin, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, 2010, - 1-92 Protocol or guideline, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: policies governing procedure and practice in service provision in Ireland during pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. , Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2009 Report, 2009 TARA - Full Text URL

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T. & Kavanagh, R. (2009), Maternity care needs of women disabilities: a hidden challenge., European Academy of Nursing Science Annual Scientific Meeting, Klaipeda, Lithuania, January , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Begley CM, Byrne G, Macgregor C, Brady A-M, Horan P, Griffiths C, Measuring the Workload of the Public Health Nursing Service in the, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery , August, 2005 Report, 2005 URL

Begley, C., Brady, A-M. Byrne, Macgregor, C., G, Griffiths, C.& Horan, P. , A Study of the Role and Workload of the Public Health Nurse in the Galway Community Care Area, Dublin, Trinity College:, 2004 Report, 2004 URL

Begley C. M., Brady A-M, Byrne G, Macgregor C, Griffiths C, Horan P, A Study of the Role and Workload of the Public Health Nurse in the Galway Community Care Area , Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College, Dublin , 2004 Report, 2004 URL

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

Begley, C.M., "Learning to care for bereaved parents", World of Irish Nursing, 1984, p8 - 10 Journal Article, 1984

Begley, C.M., "1983 - year of change", Irish Nursing Forum, 1983, p6 - 7 Journal Article, 1983

Begley, C.M., "The nurse's responsibility in relation to smoking and health", World of Irish Nursing, 1982, p6 - 6 Journal Article, 1982

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Research Expertise

Description

Normal childbirth; midwifery-led care; woman-centred care; maternal morbidity, vaginal birth after Caesarean section; research methods; assertiveness; self-esteem; teaching and learning

Projects

  • Title
    • Reducing caesarean section rates in Ireland: a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial of an evidence-based intervention designed to reduce unnecessary caesarean section (REDUCE)
  • Summary
    • Concern has been expressed globally at rising caesarean section (CS) rates with a lack of evidence of any associated decrease in morbidity for mothers and babies, indicating that many CSs are unnecessary. Maternal mortality and severe morbidity are doubled following CS compared with vaginal birth, and neonatal respiratory distress requiring oxygen is 2-7 times more common. CS costs €739 (elective) or €1180 (emergency) more than vaginal birth. This research team have just completed testing an intervention in Ireland, Germany and Italy ("OptiBIRTH") designed to increase vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), thus reducing repeat CS in women who had CS before. Applying such knowledge to develop a similar intervention designed to reduce the number of unnecessary CSs in Europe would have health benefits for mothers and babies. Aim: To develop and pilot an intervention designed to reduce overall CS rates from approximately 34% to 27%, and to test the feasibility of a larger, pan-European trial. A pilot cluster randomised trial (CRCT) will be used to test an intervention designed to reduce overall CS rates in all women. This intervention will be adapted from the "OptiBIRTH" intervention, using information from systematic reviews of trials, and evidence-based national guidelines, aimed at reducing CS rates, and 8 focus group interviews (FGIs) with women, their partners and clinicians. Following ethical approval, two maternity units in Dublin will be randomly allocated to receive either the intervention or usual practice, and 300-400 consenting women in each unit will be recruited. Primary outcome is CS rate; other outcomes include interventions, change in women and clinicians' attitudes to CS/vaginal birth, fear of birth in women, and maternal/neonatal morbidities up to 6 months. Mother and baby data will be collected using self-completion surveys in pregnancy and at 3-&6-months' postnatal, and from hospital records. Surveys have been tested for validity and reliability in a large cohort study in Ireland (MAMMI study). Cost data will be collected to test the tool proposed for use in the pan-European cluster randomised trial. Analysis of FGIs will use Constant Comparative Analysis methods. Quantitative data will be analysed by 'intention-to-treat' using inferential statistics.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • September 2017
  • Date To
    • August 2020
  • Title
    • MAMMI-SIM study: Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland - Second baby survey, Intervention for urinary incontinence, Measurement of costs
  • Summary
    • As maternal mortality decreases, maternal morbidity becomes even more important as an indicator of quality care. Reported postnatal morbidities include backache, tiredness, urinary (UI) and faecal incontinence, dyspareunia, depression and increased risk of readmission with wound infection following caesarean section. The MAMMI study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland), Phases 1+2, has recruited 2,800 primiparous women from three maternity hospitals, aged 18 years+. Participants complete questionnaires about their health before and during pregnancy, and at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months afterwards. The extension into this third phase, MAMMI-SIM involves: . Second baby survey . Intervention for women with urinary incontinence . Measuring costs of morbidity to women and services. Aim To build and attract capacity into the area of maternal health and health-services research at postdoctoral level in Ireland. This will be achieved by: . developing a partnership between six experienced principal research investigators in differing fields, and clinicians, consumers and decision-makers in the field of maternity care. . forming a strong, interdisciplinary maternal health research team that will guide, teach and support 3 post-doctoral researchers (biostatistics, midwifery, health economics) to develop skills and competencies required for successful interdisciplinary and trans-sectoral health-services research. . following-up the MAMMI cohort to ascertain levels of morbidity following second birth (n=1600) (IF-1, biostatistics). . developing, and testing for feasibility/acceptability, an intervention for women experiencing UI, and preparing a funding proposal for a trial to test the intervention (IF-2, midwifery). . assessing costs of postnatal morbidity to the health-service and women (IF-3, health economics) . disseminating findings effectively, to influence policy and practice in Ireland, and submitting interdisciplinary funding proposals in maternal health area. Results of MAMMI-SIM will ascertain which women in future might need different care, or more support, intervention or treatment following birth, and costs of such care, from which improvements in maternity services can be implemented.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board ICE Awards
  • Date From
    • 9th December 2016
  • Date To
    • March 2020
  • Title
    • Maternal health and maternal morbidity in Ireland - caesarean section strand
  • Summary
    • Caesarean section in nulliparous women: Factors influencing decision-making process and outcomes for women. PI: Doctoral student Sunita Panda
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board, Clinical Reseach Fellowship
  • Date From
    • September 2016
  • Date To
    • August 2019
  • Title
    • The collaborative development of an evidence-based educational resource for self-disclosure strategy for people with epilepsy (How-To-Tell)
  • Funding Agency
    • Epilepsy Ireland/HRB
  • Date From
    • Jan 2014
  • Date To
    • Dec 2016
  • Title
    • Irish and New Zealand midwives' expertise in preserving the perineum intact: The 'MEPPI' study. PI: Prof Cecily Begley.
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Maternal health and maternal morbidity in Ireland - Sexual health strand
  • Summary
    • Maternal Health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland: Sexual Health strand. Summary The aim of this project is to explore women's experiences of sexual health problems within the MAMMI study. The MAMMI study is designed to identify the existence, extent and prevalence of maternal morbidity (urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, domestic violence, sexual and mental health problems) in primiparous women antenatally and up to 12 months postpartum. Phase 1, being undertaken by PhD student D Daly, focuses on urinary incontinence up to 6 months postpartum, initially at a single site. Phase 2 extends the MAMMI study to a second clinical site and analyses the collected data on other morbidities and at other times. This sexual health strand will explore morbidities of a cohort 2000 primiparous women recruited in early pregnancy from two sites. Data will be collected from self-completion surveys antenatally and at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. In-depth interviews with a sample of women affected by sexual health problems will identify health-service seeking behaviour and barriers encountered. The study outcomes will provide a reliable estimate of maternal morbidities in this population, enabling the identification of modifiable factors and health problems, which may be amenable to interventions and future research The sexual health strand is run by PhD student Deirdre O'Malley.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • 01/09/2013
  • Date To
    • 31/08/2016
  • Title
    • An evaluation of the role of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and the impact on patient quality of life.
  • Summary
    • PI Prof Agnes Higgins
  • Funding Agency
    • Brainwave and HRB
  • Date From
    • Feb 2013
  • Date To
    • Jan 2016
  • Title
    • Improving the organisation of maternal health service delivery, and optimising childbirth, by increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) through enhanced women-centred care (OptiBIRTH)
  • Summary
    • This study addresses the widespread concern over rising Caesarean section rates throughout Europe, particularly routine CS following a previous CS, despite calls for increased vaginal births after Caesarean (VBAC). VBAC is associated with lower maternal mortality than repeat CS, less overall morbidity for mothers and babies, and is the preferred option for the majority of women. VBAC rates in Ireland, Germany, and Italy are significantly lower (29-36%) than those in the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden (45-55%). The OptiBIRTH project will use a cluster randomised trial in Ireland, Germany, and Italy, with 15 clusters of 94 women in each, to increase VBAC rates from 33% to 53% through a complex intervention designed to increase women-centred care and women's involvement in their care. The multi-national, multi-disciplinary research team for this project developed from the ESF-funded workshop: "Promoting Normality in Childbirth" held in the School in March 2010, and from the COST Action, (IS0907: Childbirth Cultures, Concerns, and Consequences: Creating a Dynamic EU Framework for Optimal Maternity Care), which started in June 2010. The team is composed of 11 partner institutions from 8 countries, and includes service users, midwives, obstetricians, neonatologist, epidemiologist, sociologist, psychologist, bioethicist, health economist and a 'high-tech' small industry. Lead institution: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Lead investigator: Prof Cecily Begley, and team: Valerie Smith, Deirdre Daly, Joan Lalor, Janine Stockdale, David Prendergast, including the Coombe Hospital: Chris Fitzpatrick, Michael Turner, Jan Miletin, Patricia Hughes, and Beverley Beech, Association for Improvements in Maternity Services, UK Co-applicant institutions and lead investigators: Prof Ingela Lundgren, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Zuyd University, The Netherlands Prof Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland Prof Marlene Sinclair, University of Ulster, UK Hugh Wiseman, Entando, UK Prof Mike Clarke, Queen's University of Belfast, UK Prof Mechthild Gross, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany Prof Declan Devane, National University Ireland, Galway, Ireland Prof Sandra Morano, Universita Degli Studi Di Genova, Italy Prof Koen Putman, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Commission FP7 Framework Programme (€3,000,000)
  • Date From
    • September 2012
  • Date To
    • February 2017
  • Title
    • Maternal Health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland: Phase 2 (MAMMI 2)
  • Summary
    • The aim of this project is to extend the MAMMI study to Phase 2. The MAMMI study is designed to identify the existence, extent and prevalence of maternal morbidity (urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, domestic violence, sexual and mental health problems) in primiparous women antenatally and up to 12 months postpartum. Phase 1, being undertaken by PhD student D Daly, focuses on urinary incontinence up to 6 months postpartum, initially at a single site. Phase 2 will extend the MAMMI study to a second clinical site and analyse the collected data on other morbidities and at other times. The objective of Phase 2 is to identify morbidities and risk factors that may be amenable to intervention. This will be achieved through a cohort study of 2000 primiparous women recruited in early pregnancy from two sites. Data will be collected from self-completion surveys antenatally and at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. In-depth interviews with a sample of women affected by morbidities will identify health-service seeking behaviour and barriers encountered. The study outcomes will provide a reliable estimate of maternal morbidities in this population, enabling the identification of modifiable factors and health problems, which may be amenable to interventions and future research.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board (€334,797)
  • Date From
    • Jan 2013
  • Date To
    • Dec 2017
  • Title
    • Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI) (urinary incontinence strand). With Deirdre Daly, PhD student, and M. Clarke.
  • Summary
    • Aim To identify the existence, extent, prevalence and associated risk factors of urinary incontinence (UI), one marker of maternal morbidity, in 1600 primiparous women antenatally and at 3 and 6 months postpartum. Objective (i): To identify the existence, extent and prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) up to 6 months postpartum for women having their first baby. Objective (ii): To identify associated factors for UI including but not limited to: age, BMI, infant birth weight and perineal trauma. Objective (iii): To identify the health service-seeking behaviour of a sub-sample of women experiencing UI. Objective (iv): To identify risk factors for UI that may be amenable to intervention.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board (€ 222,646 )
  • Date From
    • Sept 2011
  • Date To
    • Aug 2014
  • Title
    • The concept, provision and promotion of woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland
  • Summary
    • PI Declan Devane, plus team Aim To describe the concept, provision and promotion of woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland. This mixed-method study will be conducted within the framework of 2 distinct phases. Phase I Phase I will use a descriptive qualitative study to describe the concept of woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth and will do so in collaboration with key maternity care stakeholders. Findings will inform the development of a conceptual framework describing the principles of women-centred care and facilitate the documentation of indicators for how those principles are expected to work, and thus be promoted, in practice. Phase II Phase II will use a descriptive survey design to provide the first national profile of the provision and promotion of woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland by mapping maternity care services against the conceptual framework developed in Phase I. All maternity units in the Republic of Ireland (n=20) will be invited to participate in the survey. Data will be collected by means of a self-administered, postal questionnaire.
  • Funding Agency
    • € 25,000 from HRB/DOHC, € 25,000 from NUIG
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Childbirth Cultures, Concerns, and Consequences
  • Summary
    • This is a COST Action (number: IS0907), involving researchers from 17 countries, led by Prof Soo Downe of UCLAN. I am one of two representatives from Ireland on the Management Committee. The main objectives are: Main/primary objectives The main objective of the Action is to advance scientific knowledge about ways of improving maternity care provision and outcomes for mothers, babies and families across Europe by understanding what works, for who, in what circumstances 2, and by identifying and learning from the best. Once the Action is complete, the network will continue a programme of work in this area in the long-term. C.2 Secondary objectives 1. To describe and analyse provision, cultures and clinical, psychological, and socio-cultural outcomes of first trimester prenatal diagnosis (FTPD) in Europe.. 2. To describe and analyse cultures and clinical, psychological, and socio-cultural outcomes of varying systems of routine intrapartum care in Europe 3. To describe and analyse the impact of varying systems of maternity care on the clinical, psychological and socio-cultural wellbeing of migrant women in Europe, with particular reference to prematurity and low birth weight 4. Using complex systems theory, to identify the key elements of systems of maternity care that deliver the best outcomes while ensuring the wellbeing of service users (including migrant women) and of maternity care staff, 5. To design, develop, and test innovative knowledge transfer strategies to enable policy makers, strategists, managers, clinicians, and service users to learn from the best. The success of the Action will be measured by: . the number of publications in high-impact journals, . the formation of effective CoPs with clinical, strategic, and policy making contributors, and with maternity service users. . levels of usage of the Action website and dissemination vehicles by clinical, strategic, and policy making staff, and maternity service users. . the number of new funded studies generated as a result of the collaborations built through the Action . the continuation of the European Coalition for Childbirth Research (ECCR) after the end of the Action . the ability to attract and develop the capacity of young researchers in this field. Expected deliverables: An interactive website providing a platform for scientists to collaborate and for strategists, policy makers and service users to learn from and collaborate with on-going research. Publication of a state of the art report and articles, a final book, training packages, and externally funded bids. The CoPs as change agents in their countries. A Learning from the Best Toolkit and European Maternity Services Framework. A longitudinal database to track maternity care outcomes, linked with the work of the successful applicant(s) for the current EU FP7 call for 'Birth/Mother - Child Cohorts co-ordination' . Ongoing EECR activity after the end of the Action. A mentoring programme for pre and post doctoral students and young scientists.
  • Funding Agency
    • 400,000 from European Science Foundation
  • Date From
    • June 2010
  • Date To
    • May 2014
  • Title
    • The factors affecting initiation and duration of breastfeeding in Ireland. With Louise Gallagher (PhD student)
  • Summary
    • Study Aims To examine rates of exclusive and partial breastfeeding at 48hrs after birth, 3-4 months and 6-7 months postnatal and establish factors that influence a decision to breastfeed. Objectives 1. To provide comprehensive data on rates of exclusive and partial breastfeeding in Ireland. 2. To establish what factors influence the decision to breastfeed or not among women in Ireland. 3. To make practice recommendations based on the rates of exclusive and partial breastfeeding and the factors affecting this among women in Ireland. 4. To describe what women mean by successful, sub-optimal or unsatisfactory breastfeeding experiences. 5. To explore the impact of sub-optimal breastfeeding experience on future infant feeding choices. 6. To ascertain these women's views on the factors that would assist them to breastfeed successfully in the future. 7. To develop the basis for an intervention, which may improve recurrence rates among those women who have experienced a sub-optimal or unsatisfactory breastfeeding experience.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB (€145,870)
  • Date From
    • July 2009
  • Date To
    • June 2012
  • Title
    • Fetal cardiotocography versus intermittent auscultation during labour ward admission: A randomised trial and qualitative follow up. The ADCAR Trial.
  • Summary
    • PI Declan Devane. Team members: Begley C, Clarke M, Staudt D, Geary M, Higgins S, Keenan A, Keating A, Gormally S, Corcoran D, Smith V
  • Funding Agency
    • €283,041 from HRB
  • Date From
    • June 2007
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Development and Evaluation of a Toolkit to support Nurse and Midwife Clinical Competency Development. Agnes Higgins (PI), Cecily Begley, Fiona Timmins, Ian McGonagle, Ian Norman
  • Summary
    • This study, commissioned by the National Council, is now complete. It developed a Toolkit to Support Nurse and Midwife Clinical Competency Determination and Clinical Competency Planning, to assist service managers, nurse and midwife managers and nurses and midwives in clinical competency determination and competency development planning. The toolkit is available at: http://www.ncnm.ie/files/Competency%20Toolkit18jan.pdf The development of the toolkit was informed by a literature review, examination of grey literature and piloting of a toolkit. It built upon current competency frameworks for nurses' and midwives' and documents published by the National Council. The final piloted toolkit includes information on: . Competency determination for service need, . Identifying and writing clinical competencies for practice, . Competency development planning and assessment and . Competence frameworks in Nursing and Midwifery. The full study report titled: The Development and Evaluation of a Toolkit to support Nurse and Midwife Clinical Competency Determination and Competency Development Planning is available at: http://www.ncnm.ie/files/Competency%20Report.pdf
  • Funding Agency
    • 120,000, from National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland
  • Date From
    • July 2010
  • Date To
    • December 2010
  • Title
    • Promoting normality in childbirth
  • Summary
    • This was a European Science Foundation-funded workshop, bringing together researchers from 14 countries to discuss future research projects. Lead organiser with M Clarke and J Murphy-Lawless. The workshop has led to some joint research publications and over half the participants subsequently joined the COST Action (above), and a number have participated in the successful FP7 proposal "OptiBIRTH" (above).
  • Funding Agency
    • 14,000 from European Science Foundation
  • Date From
    • 22nd March 2010
  • Date To
    • 25th March 2010
  • Title
    • The socio-economic impact of midwifery-led care. Declan Devane (PI), Cecily Begley, Mike Clarke, Charles Normand, and Denis Walsh
  • Summary
    • This study is now complete. The final report is available at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/medicine/research/divisions/wh/news/2011news/SocioEconomicMidwiferyReport.pdf
  • Funding Agency
    • € 16,888 from RCM
  • Date From
    • February 2010
  • Date To
    • May 2010
  • Title
    • The evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialists and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioners in Ireland (SCAPE). PIs C Begley and K Murphy (NUI Galway), plus A Higgins, F Sheerin, I Coyne, J Lalor, N Elliott, C Normand, C Comiskey, D Devane, A Cooney, M Dowling, D Casey, F Farrelly, M Brennan
  • Summary
    • This project is now complete. The final full report is available at: http://www.ncnm.ie/files/SCAPE%20Final%20Report%2027may11.pdf Summary report is available at: http://www.ncnm.ie/items/1584/85/6826316036/SCAPE%20Summary%2027may11.pdf
  • Funding Agency
    • € 350,000 from NCNM
  • Date From
    • Dec 2008
  • Date To
    • Nov 2010
  • Title
    • A study of transition experiences, career expectations and intent to stay among degree graduate nurses
  • Summary
    • With Anne-Marie Brady (Phd student) and Prof Charles Normand
  • Funding Agency
    • €225,823 from HRB
  • Date From
    • Oct 2007
  • Date To
    • Sept 2010
  • Title
    • National infant feeding survey (Phases 1 to 3). PI C Begley, with L Gallagher, M Carroll, S Millar, M Clarke
  • Summary
    • This study is complete. The final report is available at: http://www.breastfeeding.ie/uploads/files/National_Infant_Feeding_Survey_2008.pdf
  • Funding Agency
    • € 101,129 from HSE
  • Date From
    • Jan 2008
  • Date To
    • May 2009
  • Title
    • The strengths and weaknesses of publicly funded Irish health services provided to women with disabilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood. PI C. Begley with A.Higgins, J. Alexander, F. Sheerin, P. Keenan, J. Lalor, D. Lawler, R Kavanagh, H. Nicholl
  • Summary
    • This study is now complete. The three final reports are available at: http://www.nda.ie/cntmgmtnew.nsf/0/419BBFC356BC438A80257705003FA51D?OpenDocument
  • Funding Agency
    • € 109,000 from the National Disability Authority
  • Date From
    • Nov 2007
  • Date To
    • Mar 2010
  • Title
    • An evaluation of midwifery-led units in the North-Eastern Health Board region. With Declan Devane, PhD student and Prof Mike Clarke
  • Summary
    • This study is now complete. The published paper reporting the study is at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-11-85.pdf and the final report is available at: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Publications/services/Hospitals/An%20Evaluation%20of%20Midwifery%20Led%20Care%20in%20HSE%20North%20East%20Area.html
  • Funding Agency
    • Funding: €404,551 from North-Eastern Health Board and its successors
  • Date From
    • October 2002
  • Date To
    • September 2009
  • Title
    • Women's expectations and preference for the experience of planned vaginal delivery
  • Summary
    • With Patricia Larkin, PhD student, and D. Devane.
  • Funding Agency
    • € 246, 920 from Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • Oct 2005
  • Date To
    • Sept 2009
  • Title
    • An exploration of the acceptability and effectiveness of contact tracing in the context of an outbreak of syphilis
  • Summary
    • (With Claire Coleman, PhD student and Maria Lohan). Funding: €92,192 over two years.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • April 2002
  • Date To
    • April 2008
  • Title
    • The development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based guidelines for maternity care in the Health Service Executive, North Eastern Area: An Action Research Project.
  • Summary
    • Researchers: Devane D/Begley CM with Higgins S, Dunphy L (MSc student)
  • Funding Agency
    • €119,912 from Health Service Executive, North Eastern
  • Date From
    • 1st Oct 2005
  • Date To
    • 30th Sept 2007
  • Title
    • Women's experiences of carrying a baby with a fetal abnormality up to and beyond the birth
  • Summary
    • With Joan Lalor, doctoral student. Funding: EU 125,000
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • Oct 03
  • Date To
    • Sep 06
  • Title
    • Sexuality in psychiatric nursing
  • Summary
    • With Agnes Higgins (doctoral student) and Prof. Phil Barker.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board (EU 125,000 )
  • Date From
    • Oct 03
  • Date To
    • Sept 06
  • Title
    • An economic evaluation of midwifery-led services in the Health Service Executive, North Eastern Area.
  • Summary
    • Researchers: Begley CM/Devane D with Normand C, Clarke M and C. Kenny (MSc student) Funding: €18,083
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive, North Eastern
  • Date From
    • 1st October 2005
  • Date To
    • 30th Sept 2006
  • Title
    • Childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes and assessment methods
  • Summary
    • Researchers: Devane D/Begley CM with Clarke M, Vaughan D, Finan A. Funding: €29,225
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive, North Eastern
  • Date From
    • 1st July 2005
  • Date To
    • 31st Dec 2005
  • Title
    • Interventions for the prevention of preterm birth.
  • Summary
    • Researchers: Devane D/Begley CM with Clarke M, Higgins S and V Smith (MSc student) Funding: €29,225
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive, North Eastern
  • Date From
    • 1st July 2005
  • Date To
    • 31st Dec 2005
  • Title
    • Public Health Nurse Workload in the Western Health Board
  • Summary
    • PI C Begley, with A-M Brady, G. Byrne, C. Griffiths, P. Horan and C. MacGregor. Measurement of PHN workload in the WHB using the Community Client Need Classification System previously developed in the Galway Area. Funding: 49,994
  • Funding Agency
    • Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, Western Health Board.
  • Date From
    • June 2004
  • Date To
    • April 2005
  • Title
    • Cost-effectiveness and quality of life in caring for persons with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's dementia
  • Summary
    • Dr. Mary McCarron as PI. Funding: EU 100,000
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • January 2005
  • Date To
    • December 2007
  • Title
    • A study of community nursing practice in Galway Community Care Area
  • Summary
    • With A-M Brady, G. Byrne, C. Griffiths, P. Horan and C. MacGregor.
  • Funding Agency
    • Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, Western Health Board: Funding €68,000
  • Date From
    • November 2002
  • Date To
    • December 2003
  • Title
    • An exploration of the effect of gender on treatment of women with myocardial infarctions
  • Summary
    • (With S. O'Donnell, PhD student, and S. Condell) Funding: £84,000 over three years.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2000
  • Date To
    • to Feb 2005
  • Title
    • An exploration of the meaning of expertise in palliative care nursing
  • Summary
    • (With K. Connaire, doctoral student). Funding: £84,000 over three years.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2000
  • Date To
    • March 2004
  • Title
    • Nurses' knowledge and use of radiation in operating theatres
  • Summary
    • (With E. Farrell,doctoral student, and G. O'Reilly) Funding: £3,000
  • Funding Agency
    • An Bord Altranais/Northern Ireland Board
  • Date From
    • Oct. 1999
  • Date To
    • Oct 2002
  • Title
    • A qualitative study of the experience of breaking bad news from the perspectives of doctors, nurses and recipients
  • Summary
    • (With G. Tobin, doctoral student). Funding: £98,000 over three and a half years.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • Dec. 1999
  • Date To
    • April 2006
  • Title
    • A study of transformational leadership in nursing in Ireland
  • Summary
    • (With C. Tracey, doctoral student). Funding: £7,500 student research grant over two years.
  • Funding Agency
    • Faculty of Health Sciences, TCD
  • Date From
    • Oct. 1998
  • Date To
    • Oct 2003
  • Title
    • A study of dementia in persons with Down's syndrome
  • Summary
    • (With M. McCarron, doctoral student and M. Gill). Funding: £84,000 over three years.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • April 1999
  • Date To
    • Oct 2002

Keywords

Assertiveness; Child/Maternal Health; Choice in Childbirth; Emotional/Mental Health--Women; Foetal, maternal and neonatal physiology; Lactation; LEARNING; Maternity Care; Midwife led care Midwifery in Primary Care Home Birth; Midwifery-led care; Midwifery.; Normal Childbirth; Nurse Practitioner; NURSING EDUCATION; NURSING RESEARCH; Perinatal Disorders; Perinatal Health; Physiological Childbirth; Physiological/Development Process; Pregnancy; Reproductive Disorders; Research Methods; Self-esteem; Stillbirth; Systems of childbirth organisation; TEACHING/METHODS; Women and disability; Women's Health

Recognition

Representations

Member of the Maternity Strategy Steering Group (representing the Irish Council of Professors, Deans and Heads of Nursing and Midwifery) 1st May 2015 to January 2016

Member of the Board of Guardians and Directors, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital 1st May 2013 to October 2016

Member of the Maternity Services Taskforce for the North Eastern Health Board January 2002 to April 2010

Member of Epidemiology, Health of the Population and Primary Care Committee of the Health Research Board April 2001 to March 2009

Reviewer for Cochrane protocols and reviews 2007 to date

Section Editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2011 ongoing) Associate Editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2009-2011) International Editorial Panel Member for Evidence-based Midwifery (2003 - 2012).... Reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology...... On-going

Member of the National Implementation Group set up by the Minister for Health and Children to monitor the implementation of the Expert group in Midwifery and Paediatric Education Jan 06 to May 07

Member of the Editorial Committee of the "All-Ireland Nursing and Midwifery" Journal Feb 2000 to 2005

Member of the Editorial Committee of "Nursing Review" Journal 1992 to 2000

Member of Review Panel for Research Awards, St. Luke's Institute for Cancer Research. Chair of panel 2003 to 2006 1998 to 2006

Member of Review Panel for Cancer-Related Nursing Research, Irish Cancer Society May 2001 to 2007

Member of the Meath Foundation (Tallaght Hospital) Review Panel for Health Research Feb 2002 to date

Member of the Nursing Education Forum. Elected chairperson of two sub-committees Jan 1999 to Oct 2001

Member of the National Implementation Committee set up by the Minister for Health and Children to monitor the implementation of the Nursing Education Forum's Report Feb. 2001 to Dec 2002

Member of the Expert group in Midwifery and Paediatric Education set up by the Minister for Health and Children Sept 04-Jan 05

Member of An Bord Altranais' Continuing Education Committee. Member of the Research Steering Committee that undertook the study of continuing education in nursing in Ireland 1994 to 1997

Member of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland Jan 2000 to March 2005

Member of the Steering Committee for the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre, St. James' Hospital 1998 to October 2005

Member of the Midwifery Sub-Committee of An Bord Altranais 1998 to 2001

Member of the National Midwifery Advisory Forum set up by the Department of Health and Children Sept 2000 Jan 2002

Member of the Joint North-South Forum for Planning the Public Health Nursing Services 1998 to 2003

Member of the Cancer Consortium Nurses' Working group, formed between the Department of Health and Children, Ireland, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland and the National Cancer Institute, Washington Jan 2001 to Oct 2005

Member of the Medical Committee of the Irish Cancer Society. February 2002 to October 2005

Member of the Prescribing Project for Nurses and Midwives and to Member of the Education Sub-Committee of that group April 2002 to 2005

Member of the Dept. of Health Steering Committee for the Research Study into Manpower Planning 1998 to 2001

Awards and Honours

Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin May 2005

MA July 2005

Memberships

Appointed Member of the International Confederation of Midwives' Research Advisory Network November 2001 – to date

Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science March 06 – Jan 2010

Member of the Beta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Nurses' Honor Society). March 2002 – September 2007