Colin Griffiths
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Griffiths C., Deep Nursing: a thoughtful, co-created nursing process., Nursing Management, 24, (1), 2017, p27 - 30 Journal Article, 2017

Carey E and Griffiths C., Recruitment and consent of adults with intellectual disabilities in a classic grounded theory research study: ethical and methodological considerations , Disability and Society, 32, (2), 2017, p193 - 212 Journal Article, 2017

Griffiths C and Smith M, You and me: The structural basis for the interaction of people with severe and profound intellectual disability and others, Journal of Intellectual Disabilites, 21, (2), 2017, p103 - 117 Journal Article, 2017

Martin S and Griffiths C, The Leisure Experiences of University Students with Physical Disabilities in Ireland, Leisure / Loisir, 40, (4), 2016, p447 - 467 Journal Article, 2016

Doyle C., Byrne K., Fleming S., Griffiths C., Horan P., Keenan P. , Enhancing the experience of persons with intellectual disabilities who are accessing healthcare , Learning Disability Practice, 19, (6), 2016, p33 - 38 Journal Article, 2016

Griffiths C.Smith M,M., Attuning: a communication process between people with severe and profound intellectual disability and their interaction partners., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities., 29, 2016, p124 - 138 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Griffiths C and Keenan P., The Times They are a Changing: where next for Irish Nursing and Midwifery?, 16th International Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Health, Wellbeing and Innovation: advancing research, practice and education., School of Nursing and Midwifery,Trinity College Dublin., 5 November,, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Carey E and Griffiths C., The impact of Irish policy and legislation on how adults with learning disabilities make choices, British Journal of Learning Disabilities., 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Sheerin, F., Griffiths, C., Keenan, P. And De Vries, J., An evaluation of a community living initiative in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 19, (3), 2015, p266 - 281 Journal Article, 2015

Higgins A, Sharek D, Sheerin F, Daly L, Griffiths C, de Vries J, and McBennett P., Towards a full life: An evaluation of family support programmes for people with disability, National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin,, 7, (2), 2015, pp56 Published Abstract, 2015

Daly L, Sharek D, DeVries J, Griffiths C, Sheerin F, McBennett P and Higgins A., The impact of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 19, (1), 2015, p34-50 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Griffiths C, Sheerin F, De Vries J and Keenan P., An evaluation of a community living initiative in West Dublin., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Pathways to Inclusion 4th International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress, Vienna, 14th-17th July 2014, 27, (4), 2014, pp344 - 344 Oral Presentation, 2014

Griffiths, C., Keenan, P., McCausland, D., Hynes, G., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Engineering change in the culture and practices of a service for people with intellectual disability., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Pathways to Inclusion 4th International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress, Vienna, 14th-17th July 2014, 27, (4), 2014, pp359 - 359 Conference Paper, 2014

Griffiths C, Keenan P, McCausland D, Hynes G, McCarron M and McCallion P, My Needs, My Wants, My Aspirations. The findings of a collaborative initiative to implement person-centred care in a service for people with intellectual disability: A case study. , 13th Annual Research Conference, The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. Ireland. , University College Cork. Ireland, 8th November 2013, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Griffiths C, Sheerin F, Daly L, Sharek D, DeVries J, McBennett P, Higgins A, Building Confident Families: An evaluation of four family support programmers for people with a disability in Ireland. , 6th Roundtable Meeting of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) Special Interest Group on People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disability, The University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 23rd-25th October, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

McCarron, M., McCausland, D., Keenan, P., Griffiths, C., Hynes, G., McCallion, P, A Collaborative Initiative to Implement Person Centred Practice, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2013 Report, 2013

Horan P, Griffiths C, Crofton C, Keenan P, Fleming S and Sheerin F, Registered Intellectual Disability Nursing undergraduate education in the Republic of Ireland: The views of the profession and the current policy perspective , LIDNAN Seminar at the Positive Choices Conference , University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus Lancashire England UK, 21st/22nd March 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Griffiths C, Sheerin F, Daly L, Sharek D, DeVries J, McBennett P, Higgins A, Towards a full Life. An evaluation of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland. , Reforming Social Services through Public-Private Partnership, The Royal Dublin Society, 9th October, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Horan P, Griffiths C, Crofton C, Keenan P, Fleming S and Sheerin F., The future of undergraduate education of Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses' in the Republic of Ireland. , Learning/Intellectual Disability Nursing Academic Network Conference: Creative Practice Learning in a Changing Landscape, University of South Wales - Cardiff Wales UK, 21st Sept 2013, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Griffiths C, Using Grounded Theory to Analyze Qualitative Observational Data that is Obtained by Video Recording , The Grounded Theory Review, 12, (1), 2013, p26 - 36 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S, Sheerin F., A survey of the views of Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing Programme., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland. National Conference, Stewarts Care, Palmerstown, Dublin, 26th September, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Fleming S, Keenan P and Sheerin F., The views of Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses regarding the future of nurse education in Ireland., Optimising Health in the 21st Century, The School of Nursing and Midwifery,Trinity College Dublin., 8th November , 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S & Sheerin F.,, A Survey of the views of Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in Ireland in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing Programme, The School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, August, 2012, 1, 20 Report, 2012

Higgins A., Sheerin F., Daly L., Sharek D., Griffiths C., deVries J. and McBennett P., Towards a Full Life: An Evaluation of Family Support Programmes for People with a Disability in Ireland, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2012 Report, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Fleming S, Keenan P and Sheerin F.,, Intellectual Disability Nurses' views on the future of nurse education in Ireland. Intellectual , Intellectual Disability Nursing Symposium., St. Patrick's Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland , Sept 25th , 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S and Sheerin F., A Survey of the Views of Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing Programme., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland. National Conference, Stewarts Care, Palmerstown, Dublin, 26th September 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012

Higgins A., Sheerin F., Daly L., Sharek D., Griffiths C., deVries J. and McBennett P., Towards a Full Life: An Evaluation of Family Support Programmes for People with a Disability in Ireland, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2012 Report, 2012

Colin Griffiths, Small is beautiful: insights from the analysis of micro communications of people with profound intellectual and multiple disability, Roundtable of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disability Special Interest Group, Manchester, 7-8/11/ 2011, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Griffiths C, Understanding the intricacies of communication for nursing practice: a review of the literature, The School of Nursing and Midwifery 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education., Trinity College Dublin, 4- 5th November 2010, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Griffiths C, Attuning: a theory of interaction of people with profound intellectual and multiple disability, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities., Integrating Bio-medical and Psycho-Social-Educational Perspectives, Rome, 20-22nd October 2010, 23, (5), 2010, pp498- Meeting Abstract, 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

Nursing people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in, editor(s)M Jukes , Learning Disability Nursing Practice, London, Quay Books, 2009, pp275 - 297, [C Griffiths and C Doyle] Book Chapter, 2009

Colin Griffiths, Reflections on things past: Proustian perspectives on the development of reflective practice in nursing., 2nd International Nurse Education Conference, Research and Innovation in International Nurse Education, Dublin, 9th-11th June 2008, edited by T Long, K Holland and M Johnson. , (Abstract Book), Elsevier, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

The Nurse and the Madeleine: How an examination of the work of Marcel Proust may shed light on the process of reflection in nursing. in, editor(s)Leana E Callara , Nursing Education Challenges in the 21st Century, New York, Novascience, 2008, pp283 - 294, [Colin Griffiths] Book Chapter, 2008

Colin Griffiths, Did he mean to do that? Intentionality as a guide to the meaning of behaviour of persons with an intellectual disability. , 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference; Transforming healthcare through research, education and technology., School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin., 5th-7th November , 2008, pp115 - 115 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Nurse Roles in Supporting Aging Persons with Mental Health Problems in, , Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities, and the Aging Process, 2008, pp223-237 , [Mccarron, M., Griffiths, C.] Book Chapter, 2008 DOI

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

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

Griffiths Colin, Grounded Theory and Observational Data: an emergent methodology, Transforming Healthcare through Research Education and Technology. The 8th Annual Research Conference of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, 7-9th November 2007, 2007 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

Griffiths Colin, An Application of Grounded Theory to Observational Data; focusing on emergence, IASSID Profound Multiple Intellectual Disability Special Interest Group. 3rd Roundtable Meeting. , The University of Dundee, 8th and 9th November, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

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

Griffiths, C. Mc Cabe, C. Gleeson, M. O' Shea, J. and Timmins, F. , Kaleidoscope approach - new perspectives emerging from re-examination of communication studies performed within four different client group settings , , 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', Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin., 15th November , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Griffiths Colin, Elucidating the interactions of people with profound and multiple disability., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Bridging Research, Policy and Practice. The Second International Conference of IASSID Europe., Maastricht. The Netherlands., 2nd-5th August 2006., edited by Wil Buntinx , 19, (3), Blackwell, 2006, pp265 - 265 Conference Paper, 2006

Colin Griffiths, Catherine Mc Cabe, Madeline Gleeson , Joan O Shea and Fiona Timmins, A kaleidoscope approach - new perspectives emerging from re-examination of communication studies performed within four different client group settings, 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', Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin., 15th November , 2006 Poster, 2006

Timmins F., McCabe C., Griffiths C., Gleeson M. & O'Shea J., Lessons from Practice; Reflection on communication across the disciplines, Royal College of Nursing, Research Society Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Europa Hotel, Belfast, 9-11th March, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Timmins, F. ,Mc Cabe, C., Griffiths, C., Gleeson and O'Shea, J., Lessons from Practice- Reflection on Communication across the Disciplines , Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Research Society Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Europa Hotel Belfast,, 9--11th March 2005 , 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Timmins F, McCabe C, Griffiths C, Gleeson M and O'Shea J., Lessons from practice-reflecting on communication across the nursing disciplines, Conference Programme, The 2005 International Nursing Research Conference, Belfast., 8-11 March 2005, 2005, pp164-165 Conference Paper, 2005

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

Griffiths, C., Remembrance of things past: the utilisation of context dependant and autobiographical recall as means of enhancing reflection on action in nursing, Nurse Education Today, 24/5, 2004, p344 - 349 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Begley, C., Brady, A.M., Byrne, G., Macgregor C., Horan, P., Griffiths, C., A Study of the Role and Workload of the Public Health Nurse in the Galway Community Care Area. , NMPDU Western Health Board, 2004 Book, 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

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., 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

Griffiths, C., The spiritual lives of people with intellectual disabilities: A time of change, Frontline, 54, 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Nurse roles in supporting aging persons with mental health problems in, editor(s)Davidson, P.W., Prasher V.P., Janicki, M.P. , Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities and the Aging Process, Oxford, Blackwell, 2003, [McCarron, M., Griffiths, C.] Book Chapter, 2003

Griffiths, C., Breaking the news- a brief review of the literature, Frontline, 55, 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Griffiths, C., Quality of Life: Is it different for those people with intellectual disabilities and those without disabilities?, Frontline, 50, 2002 Journal Article, 2002

Cowman, S., Griffiths, C., Towards understanding the Interactions of People with a Profound Learning Disability: a pilot study, Nursing Review, 17, (1/2), 1999, p35 - 39 Journal Article, 1999

Griffiths, C., A Guide to Day Activities for People with Severe and Profound Mental, 1998, - Protocol or guideline, 1998

Griffiths, C. , An Inquiry into the Implications of Behaviour State Research for the Education and Treatment of persons with the most Profound Degrees of Mental, Nursing Review, 12, (1), 1993, p31 - 33 Journal Article, 1993

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Communication with the Athletes in, editor(s)Keenan PM, Doyle C& Maguire OP , Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual - Intellectual Disability Education Modules, 3rd Edition, 2017, 2017, [Griffiths C.] Book Chapter, 2017

Sheerin F, Griffiths C, DeVries J, Keenan P , Castlelyons Cottages: An Evaluation of a Community Living Initiative in West Dublin., Dublin, October, 2014, p1 - 39 Report, 2014

Griffiths C. & Doyle C. , The Fourteenth Healthcare and Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin. , Frontline, 93, 2013, p9 Journal Article, 2013

Griffiths C, Communication with people with profound intellectual and multiple disability: a consideration of some relevant matters, Literacy and Communication with people with intellectual disability and with PIMD Workshop 2013, The University of Cologne, 7th/8th March , 2013, Professor Barbara Fornefeld Invited Talk, 2013

Communicating with the Athletes in, editor(s)Keenan P and Ni Rian M , Special Olympics Ireland: Tutor Training Manual Intellectual Disability Education Modules, Dublin, Special Olympics Ireland, 2013, [Griffiths C.] Book Chapter, 2013

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S Sheerin F., Intellectual Disability Nurses' views on the future of nurse education in Ireland. , Moving Forward -The Role of Intellectual Nursing in emerging care configurations for People with Intellectual Disabilities., St Patricks Centre, Kilkenny, 25th September , 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S & Sheerin F., A survey of the views of Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing programme., Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, June, 2012, 1-20 Report, 2012

Colin Griffiths, Person Centred Practice: the Irish Context., Person-centred Practice in Intellectual Disabilities - An International Perspective, Dublin., 21/11/2011, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Sheerin, F., Griffiths C., & Horan P.,, New policy on disabled, 2010, - 12 Miscellaneous, 2010 URL

Colin Griffiths, Review of Intellectual Disability and Social Inclusion. A critical review., by Martin Bollard , Nurse Education in Practice, 10, (5), 2010 Review, 2010

Horan P., Sheerin F., & Griffiths C., , Policy needed for people with intellectual disabilities, 2010, - 14 Miscellaneous, 2010 URL

Griffiths C, Everything you wanted to know about direct payments but were afraid to ask, The Frontline of Learning Disability, 80, 2010, p26- Journal Article, 2010

Colin Griffiths, What's Special about the Intellectual Disability Nurse?, The SIPTU National Nursing Conference. , Sligo , April 21st , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

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

Research Expertise

Description

My current research interests are centred on the process of communication. In particular I am interested in how people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities communicate. Other areas of interest are: the human rights of people with disabilities; the role of person centred planning in disability services; quality of life of people with intellectual disability and also public health nursing and the process of reflection in nursing.

Projects

  • Title
    • A collaborative initiative to implement person-centred practice in residential care settings for children and adults with an intellectual disability
  • Summary
    • This action research project is designed to examine working practices in a large provider services for people with intellectual disability and reorient them towards a person centred focus. The project uses a collaborative inquiry methodology and is a joint venture between the university and the service provider. The action research will be located in six pilot units within the service. Evaluation of service provision will take place pre and post the jointly agreed interventions.
  • Funding Agency
    • Stewarts Care Ltd.
  • Date From
    • June 2011
  • Date To
    • December 2012
  • Title
    • Evaluation of the capacity building potential of 'family focused' projects in the area of disability
  • Summary
    • This project seeks to evaluate four Genio awarded family intiatives that seek to enhance the empowerment of families in supporting their children with disabilities to attain full inclusion in society.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Genio trust
  • Date From
    • Early 2012
  • Date To
    • Late 2012
  • Title
    • Evaluation of a Community-Based Initiative at Peamount Services
  • Summary
    • The project aims to evaluate the outcomes of a service initiative, instigated 3 years ago, in which 9 people with intellectual disabilities moved from a service-based congregated setting into a community-based home. A mixed method approach will be utilised to data collection. Interviews will be held with all residents who agree to take part and with one relative of each participant. The Personal Outcome Measures of each particpant will also be evaluated.Qualitative data will be thematically analysed. Quantitative data (some aspects of POMs) will be analysed with descriptive and inferential statistics. The outcome of the project will contribute to understanding of the impact of deinstitutionalisation.
  • Funding Agency
    • Peamount Services
  • Date From
    • January 2012
  • Date To
    • December 2012
  • Title
    • A Survey of the views of Nurse Managers, Nurse Practice Development Staff and Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in Ireland in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing Programme.
  • Summary
    • This project used focus groups to survey the views of 67 self selected registered intellectual disability nurses in Ireland concerning the education of intellectual disability nurses. The respondents' views were subsequently forwarded to the Department of Health as a submission to to the Review of Undergraduate Nursing Programme.
  • Funding Agency
    • Nurse Managers' Association for Intellectual Disability in Ireland.
  • Date From
    • February 2012
  • Date To
    • July 2012
  • Title
    • Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland
  • Summary
    • Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses (RNID), are core providers of services to people with an intellectual disability in Ireland. Changing demographics, renewed movement into community settings and newly emerging health care needs of people with intellectual disability imply that the role of the RNID is changing. These changes represent both opportunities and challenges for intellectual disability nursing and it is against this backdrop that the HSE has established a project to examine the current and future role of Registered Intellectual Disability nurses. This project is entitled: 'Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland'.
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • February 2014
  • Date To
    • April 2015
  • Title
    • Trinty Disability Accessible Research Archive (DARAT).
  • Summary
    • The aim of this project is to develop an online archive to which research outputs including disability research outputs may be uploaded in accessible formats. This archive will enable a wide cross section of the public to to more easily access research findings.
  • Funding Agency
    • Equality Office
  • Date From
    • January 2016
  • Date To
    • September 2016

Recognition

Memberships

Member of IASSID (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities) 2003 – Present