Fintan Sheerin
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Dr. Sheerin is registered on the General and Intellectual Disability Divisions of the Nursing Register. He has extensive experience of nursing across a number of fields of practice, including behavioural intellectual disability, spinal cord injury, urology and orthopaedics. He was a recipient of an All-Ireland Nursing Research Fellowship in 1999, under which he undertook his PhD. This work uniquely brought together nursing informatics and intellectual disability nursing in an attempt to delineate the core interventional components of specialist intellectual disability nursing. His research has largely focused on mental well-being and has sought to address the issues which impact such well-being: human rights; parenting; sexuality; parenting etc. He is leading the mental health component of the IDS-TILDA research project and is guiding the analysis of data gathered to date and exploring the future focus of data in that regard. The above research focus has also found resonance in his contribution to society which has seen him lead the development of a national group focused on the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, bringing together many local and national groups as well as many individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. Dr. Sheerin was the Expert Consultant to the RTE Investigations Unit documentary, 'Inside Bungalow 3', which exposed significant concerns regarding service provision to people with an intellectual disability in an Irish service setting, and which led to criminal prosecutions. He has also been a contributor on such issues to print and visual media.He is an affiliated academic of Trinity College Dublin Centre for Global Health and of the Trinity International Development Initiative and has also led health teams, both in a voluntary capacity and as part of his civic engagement role, to refugee camps across Europe (Calais and Lesbos). He is a Director of Transformative Praxis Malawi (TPM) and Coordinator for its health and well-being initiative. TPM is a critical pedagogical initiative of Bishops University, Quebec, which engages in participatory action research with with rural communities in Malawi. He is working to ensure that all aspects of the project are inclusive of human diversity, and lead to general well-being. Administratively, Dr. Sheerin has been Director of PG Teaching and Learning in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and has acted up for Head of School on a number of occasions. He was Acting Director of the National Institute for Intellectual Disability and was instrumental in setting the NIID on a new direction.He was a non-executive director of Sunbeam House Services Ltd. in Bray from 2015-2016. His contribution to profession and education has seen him taking on external examiner roles in nursing and social care programmes at Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and University of Leeds. He is currently an external PhD supervisor a student at University of Bath. He has coordinated modules and courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and has extensive experience supervising students at master and doctoral levels. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Sciences and President of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes and has been a central figure in that association's development over the past 14 years. He is also active in NANDA-International, and was awarded a Fellowship of NANDA-International in 2016. He is also a Member of the Royal Society of Biology and a professional biologist.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sheerin, F., Martín Iglesias, S., Romero Sánchez, J.M. and Paans, W. (eds.), eHealth and Standardised Nursing Languages:Supporting Practice. Advancing Science. , Dublin, ACENDIO/AENTDE, 2017, 1 - 325pp Book, 2017 URL

Sheerin, F., Stonebanks, C.D, Jeffery, K., Schouten, K., Health and Wellness in Rural Malawi: A Community Health Development Initiative, Primary Health Care, 26, (9), 2016, p34 - 39 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, MA USA, Wiley, [eds.], 2 years, 2016 Editorial Board, 2016

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, UK, SAGE, [eds.], 1.5 Years, 2016 Editorial Board, 2016

Just give the Money to the Women: Overly simplified advice that works in International Education, Health and Development Initiatives in, editor(s)T.N. Watson and A.H. Normore , Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A World View, Emerald Publishing Ltd, 2016, pp255 - 277, [Stonebanks, C. Darius, Sheerin, F, Bennett-Stonebanks, M & Paradise, J. ] Book Chapter, 2016 URL

Higgins, A., Doyle, L., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., DeVries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F. and Smyth, S., The LGBTIreland Report: National study of the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in ireland, Dublin, 2016 Report, 2016

Case Studies Introduction: Transformational Research in, editor(s)Kathryn J. Hannah, Pamela Hussey, Margaret A. Kennedy, Marion J. Ball , Introduction to Nursing Informatics, London, Springer, 2015, pp295 - 303, [Hussey, P. and Sheerin, F.] Book Chapter, 2015

Sheerin, F., Molstad, K. and de Pieri, C., The ACENDIO eHealth Project, eHealth and Nursing: Knowledge for Patient Care, Bern, Switzerland, 16-18 April, edited by Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W. and Ehrenberg, A. , ACENDIO, 2015, pp516 - 518 Meeting Abstract, 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

Sheerin, F., Fight for the Future: Inclusive Societies for People with Intellectual Disability., British Institute for Intellectual Disability, Birmingham, 9th October, 2015, BILD Invited Talk, 2015

Sheerin, F., Voice and Wellness: Learning from People who have been Oppressed, Hanze University Symposium, Groningen, 19th May, 2015, Hanze University Invited Talk, 2015

Sheerin, F., Breaking Free from Oppression: Supporting People with Intellectual Disability in a Positive Way, Positive Behaviour Support - the Human Rights Perspective, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin, 7/8 May, 2015, British Institute of Learning Disabilities Invited Talk, 2015

Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W. and Ehrenberg, A. (eds), eHealth and Nursing: Knowledge for Patient Care, Dublin, ACENDIO, 2015 Book, 2015

Sharek D., McCann E., Sheerin F., Glacken M., & Higgins A., Older LGBT people's experiences with healthcare professionals and services in Ireland, International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10, (3), 2015, p230 - 240 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 DOI

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 TARA - Full Text DOI

Sheerin, F., Role clarification and professional defrocking in diverse community contexts, International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 20-23 May, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Sharek, D.B., Mccann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Higgins, A., Older LGBT people's experiences and concerns with healthcare professionals and services in Ireland, International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10, (3), 2015, p230-240 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

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

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

Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., and Lawler, D., Mothers with Intellectual Disabilities: Interactions with Children and Family Services in Ireland, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41, (3), 2013, p189 - 196 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

McCann E, Sharek D, Higgins A, Sheerin F, Glacken M, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people in Ireland: mental health issues. , Ageing and Mental Health, 17, (3), 2013, p358-65 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

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

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

Keating L, Sheerin F.K, The 'Our Say, Our Rights' Quilt, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41, (3), 2013, p197 - 198 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

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

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

Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W. and Ehrenberg, A. (editors), eHealth and Nursing: Innovating for the Future, Dublin, ACENDIO, 2013 Book, 2013

Sheerin, F., Jesus and the Portrayal of People with Disabilities in the Scriptures, Spiritan Horizons, (8), 2013, p61 - 71 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Cook, S.S., Sheerin, F., Bancel, S. and Gomes, J.C.R., CURRICULUM MEETING POINTS: A TRANSCULTURAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE INITIATIVE IN NURSING EDUCATION, Nurse Education in Practice, 12, 2012, p304 - 309 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

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

McCann, E., Sharek, D., Higgins, A., Sheerin, F., and Glacken, M., Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older people in Ireland: Mental health issues, Aging and Mental Health, 17, (3), 2012, p358 - 365 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Sheerin F, Curtis E, De Vries JMA, Accident Occurrence and Functional Health Patterns. A Pilot Study of Relationships in a Graduate Population., International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 23, (2), 2012, p96 - 105 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

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

Fintan Sheerin, Describing Intellectual Disability Nursing, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012 Book, 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

Glacken, M., Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Breen, M. & McCarron, M. , Older LGBT People's Pathways to Coping and Support. , All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association 4th Annual Conference, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, 7th June, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Cook S.S, Sheerin F, Bancel S, Rodrigues Gomes J.C, Curriculum Meeting Points: A transcultural and transformative initiative in nursing education, Nurse Education in Practice, 12, (6), 2012, p304 - 309 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

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

McCarron, M., Swinburne, J., Sheerin, F., Murray, M., Andrews, V., McGarvey, B., Mulryan, N., McCallion, P., Findings: an ID supplement to the Irish longitudinal study of ageing, JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, 23, (5), 2012, p418 - 418 Journal Article, 2012

Sheerin, F., Intellectual Disability - Responding to Health Inequity, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40, (4), 2012, p266 - 271 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

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

Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W., Saranto, K. and Henriques de Jesus, E., E-Health and Nursing: How Can E-Health Promote Patient Safety, Funchal, Madeira, ACENDIO, 2011 Book, 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

Curtis, E., De Vries, J.M.A & Sheerin, F., Developing Leadership in Nursing: Exploring Core Factors, British Journal of Nursing, 20, (5), 2011, p306 - 309 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Sheerin, F., Curtis, L. DeVries, J., Proneness to Accidents in a Graduate Population: A Pilot Study of Accident Occurrence and Functional Health Patterns, 8th Biennial International Conference of ACENDIO, Funchal, Madeira, 25-26 Match 2011, edited by F.Sheerin, W. Sermeus, K. Saranto and E. Henriques de Jesus , ACENDIO, 2011, pp55 - 70 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Glacken, M., Breen, M. and McCarron, M., Identifying the experiences and needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland, Dublin, GLEN, November, 2011 Report, 2011

Curtis, E., Sheerin, F. & De Vries, J.M.A., Developing Leadership in Nursing: The Impact of Education and Training, British Journal of Nursing, 20, (6), 2011, p344 - 352 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Sheerin, F., Identifying the Rights-Based Foci for Intellectual Disability Nursing, 8th Biennial International Conference of ACENDIO, Funchal, Madeira, 25-26 Match 2011, edited by F.Sheerin, W. Sermeus, K. Saranto and E. Henriques de Jesus , 2011, pp132 - 148 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Sheerin, F., KEENAN, P. & Lawlor, D., Publicly-funded Irish Health Services provided to women with an Intellectual Disability during pregnancy, child-birth and early motherhood - service providers views, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, edited by School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Research Events Committee , 2010, pp1- Poster, 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

Parenthood in, editor(s)Talbot, P., Astbury, G. and Mason, T. , Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities, London, Sage, 2010, pp10 , [Sheerin, F.] Book Chapter, 2010

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T. and Kavanagh, R., Women with Disabilities: Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Services During Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Motherhood, Dublin, NDA, September, 2010 Report, 2010 URL

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: barriers and facilitators to accessing services during pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood., National Disability Authority, Dublin., 2010 Report, 2010

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

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

Sheerin, F. and Cruise, S., Human Rights and People with Intellectual Disabilities, Equal, Connected and Contributing, Perth, Scotland, June 10th 2010, Scottish Consortium on Learning Disabilities, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Fealy, G.M., Carney, M., Drennan, J., Treacy, M., Burke, J. O'Connell, D., Howley, B., Clancy, A., McHugh, A., Patton, D. and Sheerin, F., Models of initial training and pathways to registration: a selective review of policy in professional regulation, Journal of Nursing Management, 17, (6), 2009, p730 - 738 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Fintan Sheerin, Moments of Revelation on the Spiritan Journey, Spiritan Horizons, (4), 2009, p91 - 101 Journal Article, 2009

Brady, AM., Redmond, R., Curtis, E., Fleming, S., Keenan, P., Malone, AM., Sheerin, F., Adverse events in health care: A literature Review, Journal of Nursing Management, 17, (2), 2009, p155 - 164 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Brady AM, Redmond R, Curtis E, Fleming S, Keenan P, Malone AM, Sheerin F., Adverse events in health care: a literature review, Journal of Nursing Management, 17, (2), 2009, p155 - 164 Journal Article, 2009 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

Sheerin F.K, Diagnoses and interventions pertinent to intellectual disability nursing., International journal of nursing terminologies and classifications : the official journal of NANDA International, 19, (4), 2008, p140 - 149 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Sheerin, F., A Review of the Diagnoses and Interventions Pertinent to Intellectual Disability Nursing, International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 19, (4), 2008, p140 - 149 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Sheerin, F. and McConkey, R., Frontline Care in Irish Intellectual Disability Services: The Contribution of Nurses and Non-Nurse Care Staff , Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12, (2), 2008, p127 - 141 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Lehwaldt D, Scott PA., Treacy MP, MacNeela P, Irving K, Clinton G, O'Brien J, Sheerin F., Findings of a Mixed Method Study of Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing, The 2007 International Nursing Research Conference, The 2007 International Nursing Research Conference, Dundee, Glasgow, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Lehwaldt, D., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., MacNeela, P., Irving, K., Clinton, G., O'Brien, J.., Sheerin, F., Findings of a Mixed Method Study of Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing, International Nursing Research Conference, Dundee, Sctoland, 30th April - 4th May, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Byrne, AS., Morris, R., Drennan, J., MacNeela, P., O'Brien, J., Matthews, A., Scott, PA., Treacy, MP., Hyde, A. and Sheerin, F., The Validation of Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for General and Mental Health Nursing in Ireland., ACENDIO 2007. 6th European Conference of Acendio, 6th European Conference of Acendio, Amsterdam, Oud Consultancy, 2007, pp72 - 72 Conference Paper, 2007

Sheerin, F., Employing standardised nursing language to describe the interventional contribution of nursing to caring in a multidisciplinary context, 6th European Conference of ACENDIO, Amsterdam, edited by Oud, N., Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W. and Ehnfors, M. , Oud Consultancy, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Sheerin, F. , Context as a basis for the derivation of nursing diagnoses from interventions in a study of intellectual disability nursing. , ACENDIO 2007. 6th European Conference of ACENDIO., 6th European Conference of ACENDIO, Amsterdam, 2007, Oud Communications, 2007, pp237 - 237 Conference Paper, 2007

Sheerin, F. and De Frein, R., The occipital and sacral pressures experienced by healthy volunteers under spinal immobilisation: a trial of three surfaces, Journal of Emergency Nursing, 33, (5), 2007, p447 - 450 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Oud, N., Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W. and Ehnfors, M. (eds), ACENDIO 2007: 6th European Conference of ACENDIO. Nursing Communication in Multidisciplinary Practice, Amsterdam, Oud Consultancy, 2007, 1-345pp Book, 2007

Sheerin, F., Context as a basis for the derivation of nursing diagnoses from interventions in a study of intellectual disability nursing., 6th European Conference of ACENDIO. Nursing Communication in Multidisciplinary Practice, 6th European Conference of ACENDIO, Amsterdam, April 2007, edited by Oud, N., Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W. and Ehnfors, M. , Oud Consultancy, 2007, pp237 - 237 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Henry, P., Clinton, G., Scott, PA., Mac Neela, P., Treacy, P., Hyde, A., Morris, R., Irving, K., Corbally, M., Lehwaldt, D., Sheerin, F., Byrne, A., Butler, M. and Drennan, J., The INMDS nursing information tool - a proof of concept., 6th European Conference of ACENDIO., Amsterdam, Netherlands., 19-21 April 2007, edited by Henry, P. , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Sheerin, F., Employing standardised nursing language to describe the interventional contribution of nursing to caring in a multidisciplinary context, ACENDIO 2007. 6th European Conference of ACENDIO., 6th European Conference of ACENDIO, Amsterdam, Oud Consultancy, 2007, pp135 - 137 Conference Paper, 2007

Sheerin, F., Employing Standardised Nursing Language to Define the Unique Interventions of Intellectual Disability Nursing, University of Ulster, 2006 Thesis, 2006

Sheerin, F. , The contribution of nursing to caring in Irish residential intellectual disability services. , 17th International Nursing Research Conference of Sigma Theta Tau International, 17th International Nursing Research Conference of Sigma Theta Tau International, Montreal, 2006, pp62 - 62 Conference Paper, 2006

Sheerin, F., Standardised language to define the unique interventions of intellectual disability nursing, ACENDIO Newsletter, 16, 2006, p5 - 5 Journal Article, 2006

Sheerin, F. , Employing Standardised Nursing Language to Describe the Interventional Contribution of Nursing to Caring: an Exemplar., 11th Annual Conference of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland., Dublin, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Taming the Celtic Tiger. in, (C. Weaver, C. Delaney, R. Carr and P. Weber. , Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Trends, Cases and the Future., Chicago, HIMSS, 2006, [Collins, R. and Sheerin, F.] Book Chapter, 2006

Scott PA., Treacy MP., MacNeela P, Hyde A, Morris R., Drennan J., Byrne A., Henry P., Butler M., Clinton G., Corbally M., Irving K, O Brien J, Sheerin F., Highlighting the Nursing Contribution to Healthcare: developing the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for Mental Health Nursing., Health4Life Conference, DCU, 31 May - 2 June 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Scott PA., Treacy MP., MacNeela P., Hyde A., Morris R., Drennan J., Byrne A., Henry P., Butler M., Clinton G., Corbally M., Irving K, O Brien J, Sheerin F. , A Delphi Study of Irish Nurses to Articulate the Core Elements of Nursing Care in Ireland., Health4Life Conference, DCU, 31 May - 2 June 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Hughes, R ., Sheerin, F. and McCourt, F., Identifying and defining the problems, interventions, and outcomes of spinal cord injured patients in the Irish Spinal Cord Injury Service using standardized nursing language: a Delphi study, International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 17, (1), 2006, p36 - 37 Journal Article, 2006

Clinton G., Lehwaldt, D., Scott, PA., Treacy, MP., MacNeela, P., Hyde A., Irving K., Sheerin, F. and O'Brien J., Testing case studies for use in nurse education and research on clinical judgement and decision-making., 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD, Dublin, November 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Sheerin, F., The contribution of nursing to the interventional caring matrix of Irish residential intellectual disability services, International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 17, (1), 2006, p80 - 81 Journal Article, 2006

Butler MM, Treacy M, Scott A, Hyde A, MacNeela, P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne A, Corbally M, Henry P, Morris R, Clinton G, Sheerin F, Coughlan B, Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set for Ireland, Developing Research in Nursing, Social Care Education and Multisectoral Cooperation, 3rd International Summer School, University of Maribor, Slovenia, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Carney, C., Fealy, G., Treacy, P., Brady, D., Burke, J., Clancy, A., Drennan, J., Howley, B., McHugh, A., Patton, D. and Sheerin, F., A Review of the Five Points of Entry for Nurses and Midwives to the Register Maintained by An Bord Altranais, Dublin, An Bord Altranais, December, 2005 Report, 2005 URL

Sheerin, F., A retrospective study of incidence of pressure ulcers in patients admitted locally and distally to the National Spinal Injuries Unit., National Conference on Spinal Injury., Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 2005, 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: acute care management, Emergency Nurse, 12, (10), 2005 Journal Article, 2005

Butler, M.M., Treacy, M., Scott, A., Hyde, A., MacNeela, P., Drennan, J., Irving, K., Byrne, A., Corbally, M., Henry, P., Morris, R., Clinton, G., Sheerin, F. & Coughlan, B., Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set for Ireland, Health Informatics Society of Ireland Conference, Dublin, 146 November 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Sheerin, F, Describing intellectual disability nursing: key foci of care identified., Documenting Nursing Care: 5th European Conference of ACENDIO., Bled, Slovenia, 2005, edited by N. Oud, W. Sermeus and M. Ehnfors , Verlag Hans Huber., 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Sheerin, F., Gillick, A. and Doyle, B., Pressure ulcers and spinal cord injury: incidence among admissions to the Irish national specialist unit, Journal of Wound Care, 14, (3), 2005, p1 - 4 Journal Article, 2005

Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: causation and pathophysiology, Emergency Nurse, 12, (9), 2005, p25 - 38 Journal Article, 2005

Sheerin, F., Focusing on nursing: nurses and managers' perceptions, 1st All-Ireland Conference of the Professional Development Forum for Learning Disability , Ravensdale, 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Sheerin, F., Intellectual Disability Nursing: focusing on nursing: nurses and managers' perceptions., University of Ulster Research Colloquium, Antrim, 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Sheerin F, Identifying the foci of interest to nurses in Irish intellectual disability services, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 8, (2), 2004, p159 - 174 Journal Article, 2004 DOI URL

Sheerin, F. , Employing NANDA and NIC in identifying the key components of intellectual disability nursing in Ireland., NANDA, NIC, NOC 2004: Working Together for Quality Nursing Care: Striving Toward Harmonization. , Chicago, Illinois, 2004, edited by NANDA , NANDA International, 2004 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Fintan Sheerin, Identifying the foci for nursing in Irish intellectual disability services, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 8, (2), 2004, p175 - 190 Journal Article, 2004 TARA - Full Text

Sheerin, F. and Gillick, A., Early pressure ulcer development in spinal cord injured patients, Emergency Nurse, 12, (7), 2004, p32 - 36 Journal Article, 2004

Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord, Emergency Nurse, 12, (8), 2004, p26 - 32 Journal Article, 2004

Sheerin, F., Practical management of cervical injuries in sports, ISMA Spring Conference, Croke Park, 2003, Irish Sports Medicine Association Invited Talk, 2003

Sheerin, F., Making intellectual disability nursing visible., Biennial Conference of ACENDIO Ireland/UK, Swansea, Wales, 2003, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Sheerin, F., NANDA and NIC: mediators to describe Irish intellectual disability nursing., Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications., 14, (4), 2003, ppSupplement: 22. Meeting Abstract, 2003

Sheerin, F., Making intellectual disability nursing visible., ERHA Conference on Mental Handicap Nursing, Maynooth, 2003, 2003 Poster, 2003

Sheerin, F., Identifying the focus of nursing in Irish residential learning disability services: nurses' and managers' perceptions., Nursing Conference of the Royal College of Nursing, Dublin, 2002, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Sheerin, F. , Identifying the focus of nursing in Irish residential learning disability services: nurses' and managers' perceptions., 1st Biennial Conference of NANDA, NIC, and NOC, Chicago, Illinois, 2002, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Sheerin, F., Learning disabilities nursing: a model for wellness diagnosis, All Ireland Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2, (8), 2002, p45 - 50 Journal Article, 2002 TARA - Full Text

Sheerin, F., Nursing diagnoses in Irish learning disability services., Third European Conference of ACENDIO., Berlin, 2001, edited by N. Oud , Verlag Hans Huber., 2001 Meeting Abstract, 2001

Sheerin, F., Nursing diagnosis in Irish learning disability services., 5th Annual Conference of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, Saggart, 2000, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Sheerin, F., Identifying the foci of interest to nurses in Irish residential learning disability services. , Biennial Conference of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, Orlando, Florida, 2000, 2000 Poster, 2000

Sheerin, F, Defining sexuality for holistic nursing practice: an analysis of the concept, All Ireland Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 1, (3), 2000, p94 - 99 Journal Article, 2000 TARA - Full Text

Sheerin, F, Clinical supervision: is it on the way?, Nursing Review, 17, (4), 1999, p103 - 106 Journal Article, 1999

Sheerin, F. and Sines, D., Marginalisation and its effects on the sexuality-related potentials of the learning disabled person., Journal of Learning Disabilities for Nursing, Health and Social Care., 3, (1), 1999, p39 - 49 Journal Article, 1999

Sheerin, F., Learning disabilities nursing: a model for wellness diagnoses. , 2nd European Conference of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes, Venice, 1999, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Sheerin, F. , Parents with learning disabilities: a review of the literature., Journal of Advanced Nursing., 28, (1), 1998, p126 - 133 Journal Article, 1998

Sheerin, F. , Marginalisation in learning disability services: an exploration of the issues., Nursing Review., 16, (3/4), 1998, p70 - 73 Journal Article, 1998 TARA - Full Text

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sheerin, F., Engagement for Teaching and Health Care, Conference of Associate and Student Teachers, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada., 27 January, 2017, Bishop's University and CAST Invited Talk, 2017

Relationships and Sexuality in, editor(s)Keenan PM, Doyle C& Maguire OP , Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual - Intellectual Disability Education Modules, Dublin, Special Olympics Ireland, 2017, [Sheerin, F.] Book Chapter, 2017

Sheerin, F., The Refugee Crisis in Europe, SIPTU Services Division Biennial Conference, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 25th November, 2016, SIPTU Invited Talk, 2016

Learning the art of delegation in, editor(s)Lipley, N. , RCNi Career Guide 2017: For Nursing Students and Newly Registered Nurses, Harrow on the Hill, RCNi, 2016, [Curtis, E. and Sheerin, F.] Book Chapter, 2016

Sheerin, F., Griffiths, C., Keenan, P. and De Vries, J., An Evaluation of a Community Living Initiative in West Dublin, Draft, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, March, 2014 Report, 2014

F. Sheerin, Intellectual Disability in Ireland: Changing Perspectives, Frontline, 90, 2013, p7 - 9 Journal Article, 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

Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., Lawler, D., Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Tuohy, T. and Kavanagh, R.,, Mothers with Intellectual Disabilities, Parenting and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin, 23rd June, 2011, Inclusion Ireland/TCD Invited Talk, 2011

Fintan Sheerin, Incapacity and People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Social Construction, Sexual Offences and Capacity, Law Society of Ireland, 7 November, 2011, Law Reform Commission Invited Talk, 2011 URL

Higgins A, Sharek D, McCann E, Glacken M, Breen M, McCarron M, Sheerin F, Visible Lives Identifying the experiences and needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), 2011, 1-191 Report, 2011 TARA - Full Text

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

Sheerin, F., The Story of the Day, Dublin, TCD, June, 2010 Report, 2010 URL

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

Sheerin F., The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures: Student Edition, Review of The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures: Student Edition, by L. Dougherty and S. Lister , Nurse Education in Practice, 2009 Review, 2009

Sheerin, F., We must change approach to intellectual disability, 2009, - Miscellaneous, 2009 URL

Sheerin, F. and Savage, E., Postgraduate Options in Nursing, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Sheerin, F., Bombings in Baghdad, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Sheerin, F., Redmond, R., Horan, P. and Keenan, P., Social supports impede progress, 2007, - Miscellaneous, 2007 URL

Sheerin, F., Acute care of the spinal cord injured patient, National Operating Theatre Nurses Conference, Stillorgan, 2006 Invited Talk, 2006

Sheerin, F. and Murnane, R. , Seminar in Ireland, 2006, p7 Journal Article, 2006

Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: initial nursing management., National Conference on Spinal Injury, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 2005, Post-Registrational Education Nursing Department, Mater Hospital Invited Talk, 2005

Nursing in Ireland Today in, editor(s)Beldean, L. and Zeitler, U. , Nursing Today, Romania, FINE, 2005, pp3 - 14, [Sheerin, F. and Hackett, M.] Book Chapter, 2005

Sheerin, F., Starting out in astronomy, Photon, 1, (1), 2004, p4 - 6 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Sheerin, F. , Accountability and information., Spring School of Nursing Informatics, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 2003, Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland Invited Talk, 2003

Sheerin, F., News from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 9, 2001, p6 - 6 Journal Article, 2001

Mental Handicap Nursing in, editor(s)Robins, J. , Nurse in Ireland in the Twentieth Century, Dublin, An Bord Altranais, 2000, pp163 - 176, [Sheerin, F.] Book Chapter, 2000

Sheerin, F., Fintan Sheerin from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 6, 1999, p9 - 10 Journal Article, 1999

Sheerin, F., Learning disabilities nursing: in search of a new model., Frontline., 37, 1999, p24 - 26 Journal Article, 1999

Sheerin, F., The Nursing Model in Learning Disabilities., Frontline., 38, 1999, p25 - 27 Journal Article, 1999

Sheerin, F., News from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 6, 1999, p13 - 13 Journal Article, 1999

Sheerin, F., News from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 4, 1998, p18 - 18 Journal Article, 1998

Sheerin, F., Meteorites and their parent planets, Review of Meteorites and their parent planets, by McSween, H. , Irish Astronomical Journal, 21, (2), 1993, p164-165 Review, 1993 URL

Sheerin, F., A Career in Astronomy, 1982, 1 - 6pp Book, 1982 URL

Sheerin, F., Role clarification and professional defrocking in diverse community contexts, International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 20-23 May 2015 Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

Dr. Sheerin's principal areas of research relate to the rights of people of human diversity within both Irish and global health context (e.g. NDA Mothers with Disabilities study, Transformative Praxis Malawi studies, GENIO's Towards a Full Life). He has worked on the two most recent Irish studies into LGBTI issues (Visible Lives and LGBTIreland). He is also interested in professional development and has been co-PI on the HSE-funded project, Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland as well as the SCAPE study into specialist and advanced nursing/midwifery practice. He is currently leading the mental health component of the IDS TILDA study with a view to exploring how mental health and well-being are impacted by various predictive indicators.

Projects

  • Title
    • Learning to Build New Lives: Trinity College Responding in Times of Refuge
  • Summary
    • This project aimed to create real engagement between refugees, asylum seekers and the College community - and so help to shape Trinity's response to the current crisis for those seeking refuge. Using the university as a place of public engagement, the project brought together asylum seekers living in and outside of Direct Provision, refugees, university staff and students to discuss how Trinity might become a place in which people seeking asylum and refuge 'learn to build new lives'. The project began with an intercultural gathering, grounded in the sharing of food, hopes and stories. This was followed by four open meetings, during which realities, barriers, hopes and ideas surrounding education were shared by those who have sought refuge and whose voices are too often unheard. This sharing was fundamental to the process of building solidarity between the participants and this became the basis for exploring how Trinity can meaningfully respond during such times of refuge.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD Equality Office
  • Date From
    • 12/01/2017
  • Date To
    • 29/09/2017
  • Title
    • Teacher leadership as a means to emancipatory curriculum in rural Malawi.
  • Summary
    • This project seeks to understand in what ways professional development for leadership fosters the design and implementation of emancipatory, competency-based curriculum in rural Chilanga, Malawi. Through intensive consultation with education stakeholders, three key areas were identified as priorities in need of improvement in public schools as a means to counter ongoing cycles of impoverishment: creativity, critical thinking and social entrepreneurship. Given the nature of the priority areas, the current system of "banking knowledge" widely employed in Malawian schools is unable to nurture such growth in children. Our research team will utilize an Appreciative Inquiry approach to Participant Action Research to attend to professional development themes in Leadership, Emancipatory Pedagogy and Competency-based Curriculum Design. Leadership is essential to the process, as a means to encourage a professional learning community, without which the courage to change existing educational frameworks of injustice will not occur. Our research intent is to work with local teachers in development of emancipatory pedagogical skills, while chronicling outcomes of curriculum design and implementation over a one-year period.
  • Funding Agency
    • Bishops University SRC
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland
  • Summary
    • To determine the future role of the Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID) who provides health and social care services to individuals with an intellectual disability and to their families and carers in this changing landscape.
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • February 2014
  • Date To
    • December 2016
  • Title
    • LGBTIreland
  • Summary
    • This study has three overall aims to: 1. explore the impact of minority stress on LGBT mental health including experiences of coming out, school, bulling/violence/harassment, substance misuse and self harm behaviour and compare the research findings to the findings from Supporting LGBT Lives to evaluate changes and identify trends in the area mental health; 2. measure homophobic and transphobic attitudes and behaviours among the Irish general population and explore factors underlying them; and 3. identify priorities and make recommendations for future service developments based on the research evidence, best practice and evidence from Ireland and other jurisdictions.
  • Funding Agency
    • GLEN and BeLonGTo
  • Date From
    • January 2014
  • Date To
    • March 2016
  • Title
    • Transformative Praxis Malawi
  • Summary
    • Transformative Praxis Malawi is a participatory research action of Transformative Praxis which seeks to develop evidence-based, sustainable resources in the areas of education, health and community development in the Kasungu Region of Malawi. Its foci for research are determined collaboratively through dialogue with local community members. It is currently engaged in two main pieces of research, one centred on the development of school curricula and the other on the development of sustainable health volunteerism. Discrete research projects are undertaken by visiting students in cooperation and under the supervision of community and project leads.
  • Funding Agency
    • Bishop's University, Canada
  • Date From
    • November 2013
  • Date To
    • date
  • Title
    • Towards a full life - An evaluation of family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland
  • Summary
    • The aim of this evaluation was to evaluate four Genio grant-aided family-focused initiatives from the perspectives of families of people with disabilities and services/organisations. The evaluation had seven specific objectives, which were to: . establish and identify the general and specific benefits derived by families and others through participating in each project; . evaluate the extent to which participating families formed informal support networks or other forms of informal support; . identify what families found most helpful about the specific project they were a part of and what they thought could have been done differently; . establish and identify the impact/benefits to each organisation as a result of running this initiative and learning at the organisational level; . identify what organisations thought could be done differently; . explore issues which arose from the projects and which need to be addressed at a policy or systemic level; and . explore and make recommendations on ways in which family support initiatives should be funded and sustained on an on-going basis.
  • Funding Agency
    • Genio
  • Date From
    • March 2012
  • Date To
    • November 2012
  • Title
    • Nursing Documentation System
  • Summary
    • I worked with St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, to develop a new nursing documentation system. This was undertaken using a Delphi/Focus Group approach.
  • Date From
    • September 2011
  • Date To
    • November 2013
  • Title
    • Evaluation of a Person-Centred Practice Initiative in a Dublin intellectual disability service
  • Summary
    • The purpose of this evaluation was to explore whether, and to what extent, the move to community led to the achievement of individualised and personal outcomes for tenants. In addition it sought to understand the significance of the move in terms of where tenants had moved from and to examine whether or not it had resulted in their integration in the local community.
  • Date From
    • June 2012
  • Date To
    • December 2013
  • Title
    • Visible Lives
  • Summary
    • A mixed methods study into the needs and circumstances of this group of Irish people
  • Funding Agency
    • Gay and Lesbian Equality Network
  • Date From
    • January 2010
  • Date To
    • December 2010
  • Title
    • SCAPE - Evaluation of Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioner in Ireland
  • Summary
    • This study, through extensive research methods, utilising a variety of data collection tools, examined the clinical outcomes of clinical specialists and advanced practitioners in Ireland. This study has demonstrated conclusively that care provided by clinical specialists and advanced practitioners improves patient/client outcomes, is safe, acceptable and cost-neutral. Nursing and midwifery care is provided in a complex changing environment and it is critically important that resources are utilised in a cost-effective, strategic manner. The study shows the potential of clinical specialists and advanced practitioners to support implementation of health policy, meet the changing health needs of the population, address patient expectations, contribute to service reconfiguration and provide nursing and midwifery leadership for the introduction of care models and care programmes into the HSE and, potentially, other health services. Clinical specialists and advanced practitioners support a safe environment for patients by increasing the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines. Their overall positive effect on patient/client care, other staff and the health services in general is very apparent. Given these considerable benefits, and the fact that the economic analysis did not demonstrate a difference in costs between services with clinical specialists/advanced practitioners and the comparison sites, there is a strong case for introducing more clinical specialists and advanced practitioners.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Motherhood
  • Summary
    • The purpose of the research is to explore the strengths and weaknesses of publicly funded Irish health services provided to women with disabilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood. For the purposes of this study, 'Women with disabilities' includes one or more of the following: (a)Women with a visual impairment (b)Women with a hearing impairment (c)Women with a physical disability (d)Women with a mental health difficulty (e)Women with an intellectual disability
  • Funding Agency
    • National Disability Authority/National Women's Council of Ireland
  • Date From
    • November 2007
  • Date To
    • November 2009
  • Title
    • 'Right! Let's Speak Up for Ourselves!'
  • Summary
    • An accessible report was launched on 1st June 2010 in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, recounting participants' stories of a human rights day held in Trinity College Dublin in September 2009. These stories were prepared and presented by people with intellectual disabilities and for many of the presenters this was their first opportunity to engage in such an activity. The process for making the report was an inclusive one and the presenters chose their own media for telling their stories. The report, which was supported by a grant from the TCD Equality Fund, was launched in both on-line and printed format and is available for download on www.idrights.ie.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD Equality Office
  • Date From
    • 1 June 2010
  • Title
    • Mental Health Problems among Intellectually Disabled People in Ireland
  • Summary
    • This five year study will explore the prevalence and characteristics of mental health problems among persons with intellectual disability. During the first year the data collection tool will be developed by the researcher and his associate, Prof. Hugh Stephenson of Ithaca University, New York.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD Start-up Fund
  • Date From
    • October 2007
  • Date To
    • September 2008
  • Title
    • The occipital and sacral pressures experienced by healthy volunteers under spinal immobilisation: a trial of three surfaces
  • Summary
    • Experimental study of the pressures experienced under the sacrum and occiput of three healthy volunteers whilst immobilised on three surfaces
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set/Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing Studies
  • Summary
    • Non-applicant member of the study team 2006
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Title
    • Employing standardised nursing language to identify the unique interventions of intellectual disability nursing
  • Summary
    • The study specifically sought to identify: 1) the interventional foci of nursing; 2) the current contribution of nursing; and 3) the usefulness of a terminological approach for describing the unique contribution of nursing? PhD study
  • Funding Agency
    • An Bord Altranais
  • Date From
    • 1999
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • A retrospective study of incidence of pressure ulcers in patients admitted locally and distally to the National Spinal Injuries Unit
  • Summary
    • Retrospective study
  • Funding Agency
    • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2003
  • Title
    • 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 obtain 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
    • Identifying the focus of nursing in intellectual disability services
  • Summary
    • Support research while taking PhD studies at University of Ulster
  • Funding Agency
    • NAMHI/Inclusion ireland
  • Date From
    • 1998
  • Date To
    • 1999
  • Title
    • Review of the Five Points of Entry for Nurses and Midwives to the Register Maintained by An Bord Altranais
  • Summary
    • The project was divided into two stages. Stage 1 Literature review and documentary analysis, Public consultation, call for submissions, Focus group interviews and individual semi-structured interviews. Stage 2 National postal survey of a sample of over 8,000 nurses and midwives on the Register.
  • Funding Agency
    • An Bord Altranais
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2004

Keywords

Assistive Technology (Handicapped); Equality rights; Handicapped Device Development; Health Disparities; Health of Underserved Populations; Human rights; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES; Intellectual Disability; Learning disabilities; Minorities and Disadvantaged; Women and disability

Recognition

Representations

President of ACENDIO 2015-2019

Member of Expert Clinical Advisory Panel of NANDA-I (Intellectual Disability) 2015-date

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 2016-date

Director on the Board of Sunbeam House Services 2015-2016

Vice President of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes 2011-2015

Health Coordinator for Praxis Malawi 2014-2017

Member of the Working Group into Student Evaluation of Modules 2009

Secretary of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes 2009

Editor of the International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 2009

Member of the Advisory Policy Committee of STTI Honor Society of Nursing. 2008-2009

Member of the Editorial Board of Spiritan Horizons - Journal of the Center for Spiritan Studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. 2008 to date

Member of School of Nursing & Midwifery Conference Committee 2008-2009

Member of Doctoral Colloquium Committee 2008

Member of the Graduate Studies Committee 2007-2009

Secretariat to the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO). 2007-date

Chair of the PhD Working Group. School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. 2007-2008

Member of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland Nursing Steering Group. 2003-2008

Member of ACENDIO Scientific Committee. 2006-2007

Co-Chair of ACENDIO Ireland/UK. 2005-2007

Board Member of ACENDIO. 1999-2007

Chairman of Publications Committee of ACENDIO. 2001-2007

Advisor on spinal nursing to the Dublin Area Teaching Hospitals safe handling group. 2004-2006

Strand Leader, responsible for the ongoing curriculum development and coordination of the Higher Diplomas in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Paediatric Critical Care and Paediatric Emergency, and for the restructuring of these as graduate diplomas. 2005-2006

Assistant to the Head of Higher Diplomas in the standardisation of modules across higher diploma courses, as part of the process of re structuring them as graduate diplomas. 2005-2006

Strand Leader, responsible for the ongoing curriculum development and coordination of the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Rehabilitation Spinal Injury and Acquired Brain Injury, and the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Urology, and for the restructuring of these as graduate diplomas. 2002-2006

Member of the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Committee. University College Dublin. 2002-2006

Irish Representative UK/Ireland Spinal Cord Injury Multi-Professional Educators Group 2001-2006

Member Higher Diploma in Nursing Practice Committee and relevant subcommittees - University College Dublin. 2001-2006

Curriculum Development Sub-Committee, Mater Misericordiae Hospital/University College Dublin. Responsible for the curriculum development and clinical coordination of the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Rehabilitation - Spinal Injury. 2000-2003

Awards and Honours

Elected Fellow of NANDA-International May 2016

Elected President of ACENDIO April 2015

Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science 2012

Elected Vice-President of Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes March 2011

Failte Ireland Conference Ambassador 2011-2013

Co-opted Member of RDS Committee of Science and Technology March 2010

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Research Grant 2009

Invited Keynote Speaker at Australia & New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Society Conference Nov. 2008

Spinal consultant to RTE Television Series 'The Clinic' 2008

Elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society 2006

Elected Member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing 2004

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Nursing Research Bursary 2002

All Ireland Nursing Research Fellowship 1999

Memberships

Member of the Royal Society of Biology October 2017 – date

ACENDIO 1997 – date

NANDA International 2004 – date

British Institute of Learning Disabilities 2006 – date

National Network for Learning Disability Nurses (UK). 2006 – date

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Alpha Chi and Upsilon Xi Chapters 2004 – 2009

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities 2006 – 2007

University of Ulster Developmental Disabilities Research Interest Group 2000 – 2007

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association 2008 – 2009

Capital Area Roundtable on Informatics in Nursing. 2006 – 2008

UK-Ireland Spinal Cord Injury Multi-Professional Educators Group 2001 – 2007