Sylvia Huntley-Moore
Director Staff Education & Development, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Sylvia Huntley-Moore is Director of Staff Education and Development in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin where her primary responsibilities include promoting good practice and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment and the School's approach to curriculum design and programme evaluation as well as supporting staff in the conduct of educational research. From 1995-2002 Sylvia was the College's Staff Development Manager. Prior to that, she was a lecturer in the Centre for Staff Development at the University of Wollongong, Australia, where her primary role was to manage the University's student evaluation programme with particular reference to associated staff development activities.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sharek, D., McCann, E., and Huntley-Moore, S., Education needs of families of people who are transgender in Ireland: A consultation needs analysis within a PhD study, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 November, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2016 Published Abstract, 2016

Huntley-Moore, S. McCann, E. , Madness in the Movies: An evaluation of the use of cinema to explore mental health issues in nurse education., Nurse Education in Practice, 21, (November), 2016, p37 - 43 Journal Article, 2016

Huntley-Moore, Sylvia, Panter, John. , A Guide to Module Design , Dublin, All Ireland Society for Higher Education, 2016, 6 - 78pp Book, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

Sharek, D, McCann, E & Huntley-Moore,S, A systematic literature search of the educational needs of family members of transgender young people, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Health, wellbeing and innovation: Advancing research, practice and education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4-5 November, 2015, 2015 Poster, 2015

Sylvia Huntley-Moore, An evaluation of the postgraduate research experience in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD., Learning for Life and Work in A Complex World, Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre, Australia, July 6-9, 2015, 2015 Published Abstract, 2015 URL

Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Cora O'Connor, Using data from the National Survey of Student Engagement to gauge students' adoption of a deep approach to learning as a basis for curriculum development , All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 6, (2), 2014, p1561 - 15626 Journal Article, 2014 URL 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 DOI TARA - Full Text

Huntley-Moore, S and Murray, A, A Pilot Study of Factors Influencing Student Response Rates to Online Surveys, All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November 6-7, 2013, Vol 6, (No 2), All Ireland Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014 Meeting Abstract, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL

Promoting Student Engagement by Engaging Staff:Implementing a survey of student engagement. in, editor(s)O'Farrell, C. and Farrell, A. , Emerging Issues in Higher Education III: from capacity building to sustainability, Athlone, EDIN, 2013, pp145 - 160, [Huntley-Moore, S; Patterson, A and Panter, J.] Book Chapter, 2013 URL

Huntley-Moore, S and Patterson, A, Benchmarking Student Engagement as the Basis for Academic and Curriculum Development, The Challenge for Graduates in a Changed World, Dublin City University, 25-26th August, 2011, 2011 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

Aileen Patterson, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, The National Survey of Student Engagement:Expanding the breadth of evaluation tools, INMED Conference, Flexner 100 years on - a return to core principles,, Trinity College Dublin, 18-20 May, 2011 Poster, 2011

Fleming S, McKee G, Huntley-Moore S., Undergraduate Nursing students Learning Styles: A Longitudinal study , Nurse Education Today, 31, (5), 2011, p444 - 449 Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL

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

Gabrielle McKee, Sandra Fleming, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, What are the strengths and weaknesses of student nurses' learning and study style strategies and do they change over time? , Advancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice and Performance in Modern Health Care Systems 28th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin , 25-26 February , 2009 Poster, 2009

Huntley-Moore, S.,Fleming, S,. McKee, G., Patterson, A, Nursing and Medical Students' Approaches to Learning and Studying: A Longitudinal Study, Valuing Complexity Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching and Learning, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 27-28 August,, 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Aillen Patterson, Mary Kelly, Sean Coffey, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Longitudianl; Study of Students' Learning Profiles, Irish Network of Medical Educators, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 7-8 February , 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Linda Carey, Helen Guerin, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Saranne Magennis, Barry McMullin.(ed.), Encouraging Student Engagement , Encouraging Student Engagement , NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 28-29 August, 2008 , 2008 Proceedings of a Conference, 2008 URL

Sandra Fleming, Gabrielle McKee, Sylvia Huntley-Moore & Aileen Patterson, Nursing Students' Approaches to Learning and Studying: A Longitudinal Study, 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference:Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, School of Nursing and MidwiferyTrinity College Dublin, 5-7 November, 2008, 2008, pp8 - 14 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

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

Sandra Fleming, Gabrielle McKee, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Nursing Students' Learning Styles: A Longitudinal Study, 3rd European Practice-Based and Practitioner Research Conference, Bergen, Norway, 26-28 November, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Linda Carey, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Anne Jordan, Saranne Magennis, Barry McMullin(ed.), Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education, Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 30-31 August 2007, 2007 Proceedings of a Conference, 2007 URL

O'Neill, G., Huntley-Moore, S., Race, P., (eds.), Case Studies of Good Practices in Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education, first edition , Dublin, All Ireland Society for Higher Education, 2007, i - 151pp Book, 2007 URL

Huntley-Moore, S and Panter, J.R, Students' perceptions of the benefts of group work to develop generic skills , Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education , NUI Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland, 30-31 August 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Horan, P., Coughlan, M., Huntley Moore, S., Brennan, D., & Mooney, B.,, Group Poster Presentations: An Approach to Assessing Undergraduate Nursing Students understanding of Sociology., NET 2007 Conference - 18th Annual International Participative Conference. , Fitzwilliam College - University of Cambridge UK , 4th - 6th September , 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

All for One and One for All in, editor(s)O'Neill, G., Huntley-Moore, S., Race, P., , Case Studies of Good Practice in Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education, Dublin, All Ireland Society for Higher Education, 2007, ppi - 151, [Huntley-Moore, S. and Lohan, M.,] Book Chapter, 2007 URL

Huntley-Moore, S., Neill, F., Smith, M and Walsh, I., , Communication Skills: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Professional Education, , Conference Proceedings,, Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, , November 8-10,, 2006, pp254 - 258 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Huntley-Moore, S. and Panter, J.,, A Practical Manual for Evaluating Teaching In Higher Education, 1, Dublin, All Ireland Society for Higher Education, 2006, i - 87pp Book, 2006 URL

Carey, L., Huntley-Moore, S., Jordan, A., Magennis, Saranne., McMullin, B.,(ed.), Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment, All Ireland Society for Higher Education Conference Proceedings , NUI Maynooth, 31/8/06 -1/9/06, 2006 Proceedings of a Conference, 2006 URL

Huntley-Moore, S., Neill, F., Smith, M. and Walsh, I., Communication Skills: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Professional Education, , Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November 8-10, 2006, Conference Proceedings, 2006, pp254 - 258 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Huntley-Moore, S and Panter, J.,, Sustaining Effective Learning Environments: Student Surveys Help or Hindrance?, All Ireland Society for Higher Education Annual Conference: Creating and Sustaining Effective Learning Environments, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, County Kildare, 31/8/06 -1/9/06, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Huntley-Moore, S and Neill, F., An Evaluation of the Perceived Effectiveness of Nurse Lecturers' in the Practice Setting: Some Preliminary Findings,, School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2-4 November 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Neill, F and Huntley-Moore, S., , An Evaluation of the perceived effectiveness of Nurse Lecturers' in the practice setting: Some Preliminary Findings,, 6th Annual Research Conference, 'Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2-4 November, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Huntley-Moore, S and Panter, J., Is Collegiality A Zombie?, AISHE Conference, Dublin, 2-3 /9/04, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004 URL

Huntley-Moore, S and Panter, J., Does Discipline Matter? Issues in the Design and Implementation of Management Development Programmes for Heads of Academic Departments, Research and Development in Higher Education, 26, 2003, p306 - 315 Journal Article, 2003 TARA - Full Text

"We're Not Laughing Now" in, editor(s)Helen Edwards, David Baume, Graham Webb , Staff and Educational Development: Case Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education, VA, London and Sterling, 2003, pp140 - 149, [Huntley-Moore, S and Panter, J.] Book Chapter, 2003

Huntley-Moore, S., Improving the Quality of Teaching in a Research-led University, HERDSA, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Huntley-Moore, S., Professional Development for Heads of Academic Departments: Some Preliminary Research Findings, Staff and Educational Developers Association (SEDA), 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Huntley-Moore, S and Panter, J.,(ed.), Colloquium on University Teaching and Learning:Policy and Practice, Dublin, 1-2 December, 1998, 1999, 1-30 p Proceedings of a Conference, 1999

Huntley-Moore, S., Panter, J., Improving Quality and Increasing Accountability Through Student Surveys of Teaching: A Guide to Good Practice, Research and Development in Higher Education, 16, 1993, p413 - 418 Journal Article, 1993

Huntley-Moore, S., Panter, J., Sticks, Carrots and Staff Development: Reflection on the Value of Compulsory Student Evaluation of Teaching, Research and Development in Higher Education, 16, 1993, p516 - 523 Journal Article, 1993

Huntley-Moore, S., Implementing Career Development, National Conference of Staff Developers, Ballarat, 1992 Conference Paper, 1992

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Huntley-Moore, S and Panter, J.,, Core Curriculum for the Initial Professional Development of Newly Appointed Academic Staff, Dublin, Irish Universities Training Network [funded by the NDP], 2000, 1 - 333pp Book, 2000

Research Expertise

Description

Higher Education with particular interests in the development of teaching and learning and the professional development of academic staff. . Developing and supporting departmental teaching cultures . Evaluation of teaching

Projects

  • Title
    • An exploration of the use of social media to encourage studence student engagement in an undergraduate nursing course
  • Summary
    • Use of Social media such as Facebook is ubiquitous particularly with that group of people born between the early 1980s and 1990s who are also known as generation Y or digital natives. With regard to our own students, many of whom belong to generation y, we have noticed an increasing reluctance to engage in traditional tutorial discussion. By replacing tutorials with Facebook discussions in one module we hoped to see increased engagement and greater depth of learning from our students. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of this innovative approach.
  • Funding Agency
    • self funded
  • Date From
    • January 2017
  • Date To
    • December 2017
  • Title
    • An Evaluation of the Elective Module: Madness in the Movies
  • Summary
    • The use of cinema in medical education is well established in the literature and is part of a trend to introduce Arts and Humanities subjects into the science-based curriculum (Datta 2013). However, this approach is less prevalent in nurse education. This study aims to address this gap in pre-registration nurse education in Ireland by evaluating students'learning experience on the module Madness in the Movies. The specific objectives of the research project are: 1.to determine students' understanding of the influence of contemporary cinema on societal views of mental illness; 2.the extent to which students have used a range of tools to critique and analyse the portrayal of mental illness in film; 3.the extent to which they have compared and contrasted the portrayal of mental illness in film with current trends and approaches to mental health 4.The extent to which they have related the analysis of mental health in film to their own personal development and professional practice 5.their proficiency in making informed contributions to the module-related blog
  • Funding Agency
    • Self-funded
  • Date From
    • December 2014
  • Date To
    • December 2016
  • Title
    • A LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS' EDUCATIONAL ENGAGEMENT IN THEIR COURSE OF STUDY.
  • Summary
    • Study Aim: to determine the level of educational engagement of nursing students in the senior sophistor year (2012-2013) of their undergraduate course and to identify any changes in their level of engagement since 2010 when the Faculty of Health Sciences Survey of Student Engagement was originally administered to this group. Study objectives 1. The quality of the students' educational engagement will be examined in relation to their perceptions of: a. The level of academic challenge offered by the course b. The quality and quantity of staff /student interactions c. Active and collaborative learning d. Enriching educational experiences e. Supportive campus environment f. Their Approach to learning Background:The Survey of Student Engagement (SSE) obtains information regarding student participation in academic courses and activities that institutions provided for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Survey items represent empirically confirmed good practices in undergraduate education.
  • Funding Agency
    • Self-Funded
  • Date From
    • May 2013
  • Date To
    • August 2014
  • Title
    • EVALUATION OF THE POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, TCD
  • Summary
    • The aim of this study is to evaluate the postgraduate research experience in the School of Nursing and Midwifery by seeking the perspectives of current research students and recent graduates to improve the quality of future support and to contribute to postgraduate research policy development. A secondary aim of the study is to determine the utility of the questionnaire as a tool for gaining feedback from postgraduate researchers. Until very recently there has been no overall policy to gather feedback from TCD postgraduate research students. On the 17th April 2013, the University Council agreed to a proposal from a working group of the Graduate Studies Committee that research students be invited to provide feedback through an online survey. Responsibility for implementing this proposal on a pilot basis has been devolved to the Schools. The study proposed in this application will meet this responsibility as well as making a contribution to the research evidence on the postgraduate research experience. Research Approach and Design: a cross sectional descriptive survey design. Data Collection: The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey developed by the UK Higher Education Academy will be used for this study
  • Funding Agency
    • Self-Funded
  • Date From
    • November 2013
  • Date To
    • November 2014
  • Title
    • A Survey of Factors Influencing Student Response Rates to Online Course Surveys
  • Summary
    • Aim: to investigate factors that may influence undergraduate students' decision to respond to online surveys in order to identify ways of increasing response rates. Objectives: 1. to identify demographic features of students who do and do not respond to online course surveys; 2. to explore students' attitudes to online course surveys; 3. to assess what can be learned from students' engagement in the evaluation process. The survey has been piloted with undergraduate students in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Before the end of 2013-3014 academic year a follow-up focus group will be held with nursing students and the revised survey will be rolled out in other Schools across College.
  • Funding Agency
    • Self-Funded
  • Date From
    • May 2013
  • Date To
    • August 2014
  • Title
    • Study of Undergraduate Student Engagement in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Summary
    • The National Survey of Student Engagement(NSSE) obtains information from u/g students in relation to level of academic challenge,student interactions with staff, active & collaborative learning, enriching educational experiences & supportive campus environment.
  • Funding Agency
    • Faculty of Health Science
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Longitudinal Study of Students' Learning Profiles in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin'
  • Summary
    • A joint project under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences Educational Research Group. The first round of data was collected from Junior Fresher students from Medicine and Nursing. The second round of data was collected in 2006 and 2007.Findings from data collected from medical and nursing students has been presented at conferences in 2008 and 2009. Resutls from the nursing student cohort were published in 2011.
  • Funding Agency
    • Higher Education Authority
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2010

Keywords

Continuing Professional Development; Educational Evaluation/Assessment; Higher Education; Innovation in learning; Undergraduate Education

Recognition

Representations

External Member, Standing Committee for the President's Teaching Awards and Teaching Development Grants, University College Dublin. 1996-2001

Steering Committee on Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement 1996-1997

Audio Visual and Media Services Committee. 1997

Learning and Technology Strategy Group. 1997-1998

Chair, Organising Committee, Colloquium on University Teaching and Learning: Policy and Practice. 1998

BESS Faculty Working Party on Student Evaluation of Courses. 1998

External Examiner, Quality Review. Dept. of French, NUI Limerick 1998

Learning and Technology Steering Committee 1999

Quality Committee 2001 - 2002

Working Party on Teaching and Learning 2001-2003

Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Committee 2002 -

Faculty of Health Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee 2003 -

Academic Practice and Quality Committee 2003 -

Chair, Faculty of Health Sciences Educational Research Group 2004 -

Member, Centre for Academic Practice and Student Learning Advisory Committee 2005

Member of HETAC Institutional Review Panel, Dundalk Institute of Technology April 2009

Guest Speaker, Teaching and Learning Day DCU. Presentation 'Student Surveys- Help or Hindrance in Promting Effective Teaching' 19 May 2009

Member, School of Medicine Evaluation Steering Group, TCD 2009 -

Member of HETAC Programmatic Review Panel, Athlone Institute of Technology 19 & 20 May 2010

Memberships

Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia, HERDSA 1989

Chair, Irish Universities Training Network 2000 – 2001

Vice-President, All Ireland Society for Higher Education , AISHE 2003 – 2006

Editor, AISHE-J All Ireland Journal of Teachng and Learning in Higher Education. 2008 – 2011

Executive Member, All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) 2006

Editorial Board, AISHE-J, All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2011