Dr. Fintan Sheerin

Dr. Fintan Sheerin

Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Head of School

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Biography

Dr. Sheerin is a registered General and Intellectual Disability nurse, with extensive experience of nursing across a number of fields of practice. He was a recipient of an All-Ireland Nursing Research Fellowship in 1999, under which he undertook his PhD. His research largely focused on mental well-being and sought to address issues which impact such well-being. His contribution to society is significant and 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 individuals with/without intellectual disabilities. 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 has led health teams, both in a voluntary capacity and as part of his civic engagement role, to refugee camps across Europe (Calais and Lesbos). Caring is core to his values. Over the years, whether in healthcare, social action in refugee camps, community development in Malawi, building inclusion in Drogheda or academia, he has come to believe in the importance of human engagement. He has learned that if the relational work is not done, then the other work is much more difficult. So, he spends time building relationships and instilling a culture of inclusion and community. This was how he approached his current role as Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. He served as a College Tutor for 15 years. He has undertaken many Senior Leadership roles. He was been on TCD Board for 4 years, and was chair of the Equality Committee. An Equality Fund project, undertaken by him and his colleague, Gillian Wylie, set the groundwork for Trinity College's designation as a University of Sanctuary (UOS). He was co-chair of the UOS Group. Alongside that, he also engaged with the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum project, Athena SWAN and the Global Incident Response Steering Committee. Finally, he led the Irish Universities Association Heads of Schools of Nursing and Midwifery at the height of the pandemic, advocating for students at departmental, regulatory body and health service levels. Dr. Sheerin is currently Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery (2020-2023). He was Head of Intellectual Disability Nursing from 2018-2020, and has previously been Director of PG Teaching and Learning in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and was Acting Director of the former National Institute for Intellectual Disability. 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 external examiner at the University of West London. He has coordinated modules and courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and has extensive experience supervising students at master and doctoral levels. He holds the position of Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Psychology, UCD. He is a member of the Executive of the European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE), a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Sciences, NANDA-International, and the Royal Astronomical Society, as well as being a Member of the Royal Society of Biology.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • 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 - 281Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Voice and Wellness: Learning from People who have been Oppressed, Hanze University Symposium, Groningen, 19th May, 2015, Hanze UniversityInvited 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 DisabilitiesInvited Talk, 2015
  • Sheerin, F., Fight for the Future: Inclusive Societies for People with Intellectual Disability., British Institute for Intellectual Disability, Birmingham, 9th October, 2015, BILDInvited Talk, 2015
  • 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., Sermeus, W. and Ehrenberg, A. (eds), eHealth and Nursing: Knowledge for Patient Care, Dublin, ACENDIO, 2015Book, 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, p230-240Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • 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 - 39Journal Article, 2016, DOI
  • 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, 2016Report, 2016
  • 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 - 325ppBook, 2017, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • 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 - 518Meeting Abstract, 2015
  • Keating L, Sheerin F.K, The 'Our Say, Our Rights' Quilt, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41, (3), 2013, p197 - 198Journal Article, 2013, DOI , URL
  • 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 - 309Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL
  • 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 - 149Journal Article, 2008, URL
  • Sheerin F, Identifying the foci of interest to nurses in Irish intellectual disability services, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 8, (2), 2004, p159 - 174Journal Article, 2004, DOI , URL
  • International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, MA USA, Wiley, [eds.], 2016-2018Editorial Board, 2016
  • Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, UK, SAGE, [eds.], 2016-2018Editorial Board, 2016
  • 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 - 418Journal Article, 2012
  • Sheerin, F., Role clarification and professional defrocking in diverse community contexts, 11th International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 20-23 May 2015, edited by Denzin, N. , 2015Conference Paper, 2015
  • Sheerin, F., Role clarification and professional defrocking in diverse community contexts, International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 20-23 May, 2015Conference Paper, 2015
  • Mental Health, Well-Bring, Vitality and Life Events in, editor(s)McCarron, M., Haigh, M. and McCallion, P. , Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, pp87 - 100, [Sheerin, F., Carroll, R., Mulryan, N., McCallion, P. and McCarron, M.]Book Chapter, 2017, TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F., The Cloaked Self. Professional de-cloaking and its implications for human engagement in nursing., International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 2018Journal Article, 2018, URL
  • Nursing technologies and trends in, editor(s)Curtis, E.A., Duffy, E., Comiskey, C., O'Rourke, F., Griffiths, C., Sheerin, F. , Nursing and Midwifery Career Guide, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, pp21 - 22, [Sheerin, F.]Book Chapter, 2018
  • Curtis, E.A., Duffy, E., Comiskey, C., O'Rourke, F., Griffiths, C., Sheerin, F., Nursing and Midwifery Career Guide: A guide for newly qualified nurses and midwives in the Republic of Ireland, 1, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2018Book, 2018, URL
  • Doing Advocacy in, editor(s)Curtis, E.A., Duffy, E., Comiskey, C., O'Rourke, F., Griffiths, C., Sheerin, F. , Nursing and Midwifery Career Guide, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, pp28 - 31, [Sheerin, F., Curtis, E.A.]Book Chapter, 2018
  • Bond, L., Carroll, R., Mulryan, N., O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell, J., Monaghan, R., Sheerin, F., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., The association of life events and mental ill health in older adults with intellectual disability: results of the wave 3 Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63, (5), 2019, p454 - 465Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Sheerin, F. Curtis, E., Leadership for Intellectual Disability Service: Motivating Change and Improvement, 1, New York, Routledge, 2019Book, 2019
  • Bond, L., Carroll, R., Mulryan, N., O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell, J., Monaghan, R., Sheerin, F., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Biopsychosocial factors associated with depression and anxiety in older adults with Intellectual Disability: Results of the wave 3 Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing., Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 64, (5), 2020, p368 - 380Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Eustace-Cook, J., Wuytack, F., Doyle, C., Medication Management in Intellectual Disability Settings: A Systematic Review, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 25, (3), 2021, p242 - 276Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community,, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 24, (1), 2020, p40 - 76Journal Article, 2020, URL
  • Sheerin, F., Fleming, S., Burke, E., Byrne, K., Cleary, M., Doyle, C. and Keenan, P., Exploring mental health issues in people with an intellectual disability, Learning Disability Practice, 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Sheerin, Fintan Lynch, Aileen Kilroy, Sean Epstein, Monique Girault, Ariane Larose, Inès Gillois, Pierre Rolland, Carole McKinney, Ciarán Harkin, Mary McKee, Gabrielle, A Qualitative Study Exploring Facilitators and Barriers to Engagement in Physical Activity Among Older Irish and French Adults, Age and Ageing , Irish Gerontological Society 67th Annual and Scientific meeting , Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork, 26-28 September 2019, 48, (Supplement 3), Oxford Academic, 2019, ppiii17 - -iii6Poster, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Doyle C., Sheerin F., Eustace Cook J., Wuytack F. , A Systematic Review of Medication Management in Intellectual Disability Settings , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 , Trinity College, Dublin, 5th March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020
  • Gabrielle McKee, Fintan Sheerin, Aileen Lynch, Sean Kilroy, Monique Epstein, Ariane Girault, Pierre Gillois, Carole Rolland, Ciaran McKinney, Mary Harkin , Facilitators and barriers to physical activity maintenance among older adults in Ireland and France: focus group findings from the MOVEAGE-ACT Project, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020, Dublin, 4th-5th March 2020, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020
  • Aging with Intellectual Disability: Dementia and Cognitive Decline in, editor(s)Matson, E , Handbook of Dual Diagnosis, Switzerland, Springer Nature, 2020, pp331 - 330, [Sheerin, F., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., O'Dwyer, M., Reilly, E., & McCarron, M. ]Book Chapter, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Responding to Changing Workforce Realities: One Profession's Experience in, editor(s)Putnam, & C. Bigby (Eds.), , Handbook on Ageing with Disability, London, Taylor & Francis, 2021, pp323 - 336, [Sheerin, F., McCallion, P. & McCarron, M. ]Book Chapter, 2021, DOI
  • Higgins, A. Downes, C., Murphy, R., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., DeVries, J. & Doyle, L., LGBT+ young people's perceptions of barriers to accessing mental health services in Ireland., Journal of Nursing Management, 29, (1), 2021, p59 - 67Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Psychopathology in Older Age in, editor(s)Vee P. Prasher, Philip W. Davidson, Flavia H. Santos , Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Ageing Process, Switzerland, Springer Nature, 2021, pp31 - 44, [Mulryan, N., Ambikapathy, A., Tyrrell, J. and Sheerin, F.]Book Chapter, 2021, DOI
  • Flannery, F., Sheerin, F., McCallion, P., Eustace-Cook, J., The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of adults with an intellectual disability, THEconf2021: Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working, Trinity College Dublin, 10th and 11th March , 2021Oral Presentation, 2021
  • Sheerin F, Lynch A . Kilroy S, Epstein M, Girault A, Gillois P, Rolland C, Harkin M, McKinney C., A qualitative analysis of the reasons why older adults engaged in a physical activity app, Trinity Health and Education International Conference 2021 , Dublin, 10-11th March 2021, 2021Oral Presentation, 2021
  • McKee G, Lynch A, Sheerin F, McKinney C, Harkin M, Kilroy S, The effectiveness of a brief intervention in improving physical activity in older adults, Trinity Health and Education International Conference, Dublin, 10-11th March 2021, 2021Oral Presentation, 2021
  • Sheerin, F., Mulryan, N,, McCallion, P., & McCarron, M., Is depressive symptomology affected by physical activity and vitality in a cohort of older Irish adults with intellectual disability? Results from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Dublin, 3rd - 5th March, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Alvarez, P., O'Reilly, F., Sheerin, F., Fleming, S., ,McCann, E., Foden, E. and Mulryan, N., Transforming technology to improve the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSID Europe Congress Value Diversity, Amsterdam/Online, 6-8 July 2021, 34, IASSID, 2021, pp1273 - 1273Conference Paper, 2021, DOI
  • Flannery, F., Sheerin, F., Eustace-Cook, J., The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of adults with an intellectual disability, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSID Europe Congress Value Diversity, Amsterdam/Online, 6-8 July 2021, 34, IASSID, 2021, pp1336 - 1337Oral Presentation, 2021, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Buil, S.A., Salguero, J.D., Lopez, D.F., Foden, E., McCann, E., Paans, W., Salazar, C.P., Fleming, S., The SOOTHE eQuilt of mental health and wellbeing, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSID Europe Congress Value Diversity, Amsterdam/Online, 6-8 July 2021, 34, IASSID, 2021, pp1338 - 1338Oral Presentation, 2021, DOI
  • McCann, E., Fleming, S., Alvarez, P., O'Reilly, F., Whelan, J., Sheerin, F., Mulryan, N., Foden, E., Responding to mental health concerns in older adults with intellectual disability (SOOTHE), Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSID Europe Congress Value Diversity, Amsterdam/Online, 6-8 July 2021, 34, IASSID, 2021, pp1340 - 1341Oral Presentation, 2021, DOI
  • Distributed Leadership Practices and Interventions in Intellectual Disability Services in, editor(s)Curtis, E.A., Beirne, M., Cullen, J.G., Northway, R. and Corrigan, S. , Distributed Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare, London, Open University Press, 2021, pp69 - 75, [Sheerin, F.]Book Chapter, 2021
  • Gabrielle McKee, Fintan Sheerin, Aileen Lynch, Sean Kilroy, Why older adults engage in a physical activity app: A qualitative analysis, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, Active aging - new challenges and new opportunities [EGREPA ( The European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity) 2021 , Virtual, 19-21 May2021 , 2021Poster, 2021
  • Aileen Lynch, Gabrielle McKee, Sean Kilroy,, Fintan Sheerin, Gabrielle McKee, , A pilot study to assess the effectiveness of a brief intervention on communitydwelling older adults' physical activity, Active aging - new challenges and new opportunities [EGREPA ( The European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity) 2021 , Virtual, 19-21 May2021 , 2021Poster, 2021
  • McCarron, M., Allen, A., McCausland, D., Haigh, M., Luus, R., Bavussantakath, F.R., Sheerin, F., Mulryan, N., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F. & McCallion, P., The impact of COVID-19 on people ageing with an intellectual disability in Ireland: Protocol for a follow-up survey., HRB Open Research, 4, (95), 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • McCarron, M., McCausland, D., Luus, R., Allen, A., Sheerin, F., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F. & McCallion, P., The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on older adults with an intellectual disability during the first wave of the pandemic in Ireland, HRB Open Research, 4, (93), 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Maguire, E., Mulryan, N., Sheerin, F., McCallion, P. & McCarron, Autism Spectrum Disorder in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability - A Scoping Review, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 2021, p1 - 14Journal Article, 2021, DOI , URL
  • Duran, J., Pena-Salazar, C., Angel, S., Ferrer, D. and Sheerin, F., SOOTHE: responding to Mental Health Concerns in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, 13th Congress of the European Association of Mental Health in Intellectual Disability (EAMHID), Berlin, 23-25 September 2021, 2021Poster, 2021, URL
  • de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A, An exploration of mental distress in transgender people in Ireland with reference to minority stress and dissonance theory, International Journal of Transgender Health, 23, (3), 2023, p0 - 0Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Sheerin, F., Allen, A.P., Fallon, M., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Mulryan, N., Chen, Y., Staff Mental Health while Providing Care to People with Intellectual Disability during the Covid-19 Pandemic, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022Journal Article, 2022, URL
  • Kirwan, R., Sheerin, F., McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P. & McCarron, M., Functional loss in older adults with intellectual disabilities and dementia, Learning Disability Practice, 2022Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Chen Y, Allen A P, Fallon M, Mulryan N, McCallion P, McCarron M and Sheerin F, The challenges of mental health of staff working with people with intellectual disabilities during COVID-19 - A systematic review, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • de Vries, Jan; Downes, Carmel; Sharek, Danika; Doyle, Louise; Murphy, Rebecca; Begley, Thelma; McCann, Edward; Sheerin, Fintan; Smyth, Siobhan; Higgins, Agnes , Irish transgender voices on mental health and mental healthcare, Mental Health and Social Inclusion., 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Sheerin, F. and Doyle, C., Intellectual Disabilities: Health and Social Care Across the Lifespan, First, Geneva, Springer Nature, 2023Book, 2023
  • Timmins, F., McCausland, D., Brennan, D., Sheerin, F., Luus, R., McCallion, P., & McCarron, M. , A national cohort study of spiritual and religious practices of older people with intellectual disability, A national cohort study of spiritual and religious practices of older people with intellectual disability, 0, 2023, phttps://doi.org/10.1177/174462Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Sheerin, F. and Fleming, S., Can art and craft activities be used to stimulate discussion on mental health and wellbeing with people with learning disabilities?, Learning Disability Practice, 2023Journal Article, 2023, URL
  • Lynch, A., Kilroy, S., McKee, H., Sheerin, F., Epstein, M., Girault, A., Gillois, P., Bosson, J., Rolland, C., Harkin, M., McKinney, C., McKee, G., Active older adults goal setting outcomes for engaging in a physical activity app and the motivation characteristics of these goals (MOVEAGE-ACT), Preventive Medicine Report, 31, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Fleming, S., May, P., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Naseer, A., Lalor, G. & D'Eath, M., Challenges in Care and Service Provision for Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Complex Age-Related Conditions in Ireland, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2024Journal Article, 2024, TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F., Angel Buil, S., Duran Salguero, J., Ferrer Lopez, D., Foden, E., McCann, E., Paans, W., Mpundu, G., Peña-Salazar, C., McCallion, P., Fleming, S., The SOOTHE eQuilt of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Supporting Voice, Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Sexuality, Gender Identity and Relationships in, editor(s)Sheerin, F. Doyle, C. , Intellectual Disabilities: Health and Social Care Across the Lifespan, Geneva, Springer Nature, 2023, pp241 - 254, [Mannion, J., Sheerin, F.]Book Chapter, 2023
  • Breslin, N., Brennan, D., Hollywood, E., Comiskey, C. and Sheerin, F., The role of Path Dependency Theory in the reproduced structures, systems and practices of the Irish Mental Health System over the last 200 years., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2024 (THEconf2024) New Horizons in Healthcare: Global Impact, Local Relevance, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 5-7th March, 2024Conference Paper, 2024
  • Sheerin, F., Employing Standardised Nursing Language to Define the Unique Interventions of Intellectual Disability Nursing, University of Ulster, 2006Thesis, 2006
  • Fintan Sheerin, Identifying the foci for nursing in Irish intellectual disability services, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 8, (2), 2004, p175 - 190Journal Article, 2004, TARA - Full Text
  • 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 - 4Journal Article, 2005
  • Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: acute care management, Emergency Nurse, 12, (10), 2005Journal Article, 2005
  • Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: causation and pathophysiology, Emergency Nurse, 12, (9), 2005, p25 - 38Journal Article, 2005
  • Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord, Emergency Nurse, 12, (8), 2004, p26 - 32Journal Article, 2004
  • Sheerin, F. and Gillick, A., Early pressure ulcer development in spinal cord injured patients, Emergency Nurse, 12, (7), 2004, p32 - 36Journal Article, 2004
  • Sheerin, F., Learning disabilities nursing: a model for wellness diagnosis, All Ireland Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2, (8), 2002, p45 - 50Journal Article, 2002, TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F, Defining sexuality for holistic nursing practice: an analysis of the concept, All Ireland Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 1, (3), 2000, p94 - 99Journal Article, 2000, TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F, Clinical supervision: is it on the way?, Nursing Review, 17, (4), 1999, p103 - 106Journal 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 - 49Journal Article, 1999
  • Sheerin, F. , Marginalisation in learning disability services: an exploration of the issues., Nursing Review., 16, (3/4), 1998, p70 - 73Journal Article, 1998, TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F. , Parents with learning disabilities: a review of the literature., Journal of Advanced Nursing., 28, (1), 1998, p126 - 133Journal Article, 1998
  • 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, 2005Meeting Abstract, 2005
  • Sheerin, F., Intellectual Disability Nursing: focusing on nursing: nurses and managers' perceptions., University of Ulster Research Colloquium, Antrim, 2004, 2004Conference Paper, 2004
  • Sheerin, F., Focusing on nursing: nurses and managers' perceptions, 1st All-Ireland Conference of the Professional Development Forum for Learning Disability , Ravensdale, 2004, 2004Conference Paper, 2004
  • Sheerin, F., Making intellectual disability nursing visible., Biennial Conference of ACENDIO Ireland/UK, Swansea, Wales, 2003, 2003Conference Paper, 2003
  • Sheerin, F., Making intellectual disability nursing visible., ERHA Conference on Mental Handicap Nursing, Maynooth, 2003, 2003Poster, 2003
  • Sheerin, F., Practical management of cervical injuries in sports, ISMA Spring Conference, Croke Park, 2003, Irish Sports Medicine AssociationInvited Talk, 2003
  • 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, 2002Conference Paper, 2002
  • 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, 2002Conference Paper, 2002
  • Sheerin, F., Nursing diagnosis in Irish learning disability services., 5th Annual Conference of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, Saggart, 2000, 2000Conference 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, 2000Poster, 2000
  • 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, 1999Conference Paper, 1999
  • 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 - 450Journal 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, 1-345ppBook, 2007
  • 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, 2005Report, 2005, URL
  • 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, 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., 2005Meeting Abstract, 2005
  • 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, 2004Meeting Abstract, 2004
  • Sheerin, F., Nursing diagnoses in Irish learning disability services., Third European Conference of ACENDIO., Berlin, 2001, edited by N. Oud , Verlag Hans Huber., 2001Meeting Abstract, 2001
  • 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
  • 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, 2006Conference Paper, 2006, URL
  • 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 - 62Conference Paper, 2006
  • 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 - 237Conference Paper, 2007
  • 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, 2007Conference Paper, 2007, URL
  • 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 - 72Conference Paper, 2007
  • 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, 2006Conference Paper, 2006
  • 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 - 137Conference Paper, 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 - 237Meeting Abstract, 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, 2007Meeting Abstract, 2007
  • Sheerin, F., Standardised language to define the unique interventions of intellectual disability nursing, ACENDIO Newsletter, 16, 2006, p5 - 5Journal Article, 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 - 81Journal Article, 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 - 37Journal Article, 2006
  • 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 - 149Journal 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 - 141Journal Article, 2008, DOI , URL , 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 - 164Journal Article, 2009, URL
  • 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 - 738Journal Article, 2009, DOI
  • 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
  • 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, 2006Conference Paper, 2006
  • 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. , 2007Conference Paper, 2007
  • 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, 2005Conference Paper, 2005
  • 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, 2006Conference 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., 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, 2006Conference Paper, 2006
  • 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 , 2009Conference Paper, 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 - 164Journal Article, 2009, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • 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., 2010Report, 2010
  • Fintan Sheerin, Moments of Revelation on the Spiritan Journey, Spiritan Horizons, (4), 2009, p91 - 101Journal Article, 2009
  • 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, 2010Report, 2010, 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, 2007Meeting Abstract, 2007
  • 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 - 352Journal Article, 2011, DOI
  • 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, 2010Meeting Abstract, 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, 2010Report, 2010, URL
  • 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
  • Curtis, E., De Vries, J.M.A & Sheerin, F., Developing Leadership in Nursing: Exploring Core Factors, British Journal of Nursing, 20, (5), 2011, p306 - 309Journal Article, 2011, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Intellectual Disability - Responding to Health Inequity, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40, (4), 2012, p266 - 271Journal Article, 2012, 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 - 70Meeting Abstract, 2011
  • 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 - 148Meeting Abstract, 2011
  • 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, 2011Book, 2011
  • 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 - 71Meeting Abstract, 2010
  • 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 - 163Meeting Abstract, 2011
  • 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, 1-467Report, 2010, TARA - Full Text
  • 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 - 105Journal Article, 2012, DOI , 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 - 309Journal Article, 2012, DOI
  • 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 - 365Journal Article, 2012, 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 - 1050Journal Article, 2013, 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, 2012Poster, 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, 2012Oral Presentation, 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, 20Report, 2012
  • 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, 2011Report, 2011
  • Glackin, M., Higgins, A., Sharek, D., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Breen, M., and McCarron, M, 'You should live for yourself': Older LGBT people's pathways to coping and support'. All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association 4th Annual conference , Active Ageing for Mental Health: Promoting Positive Attitudes." , Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, Ireland, 7 June, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Fintan Sheerin, Describing Intellectual Disability Nursing, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012Book, 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 , 2012Meeting Abstract, 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, 2012Report, 2012
  • 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 - 196Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Jesus and the Portrayal of People with Disabilities in the Scriptures, Spiritan Horizons, (8), 2013, p61 - 71Journal Article, 2013, TARA - Full Text
  • 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 , 2012Meeting Abstract, 2012
  • 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, 2013Oral 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, 2013Meeting Abstract, 2013
  • Sheerin, F., Sermeus, W. and Ehrenberg, A. (editors), eHealth and Nursing: Innovating for the Future, Dublin, ACENDIO, 2013Book, 2013
  • 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, p358-65Journal Article, 2013, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • 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, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013
  • Higgins A, Sharek D, McCann E, Sheerin F, Glacken M, Breen M., Minority stress, resilience and mental health needs of older LGBT people in Ireland International RCN Network , Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, University of Warwick England , 5th-6th September, 2013Oral Presentation, 2013
  • 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, 2012Meeting Abstract, 2012
  • 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 - 240Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL , 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 - 344Oral Presentation, 2014
  • 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), 2013, pp56Published Abstract, 2013, URL
  • 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, p34-50Journal Article, 2015, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • 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, p1 - 191Report, TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F., The Refugee Crisis in Europe, SIPTU Services Division Biennial Conference, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 25th November, 2016, SIPTUInvited Talk
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sheerin, F., Engagement for Teaching and Health Care, Conference of Associate and Student Teachers, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada., 27 January, 2017, Bishop's University and CASTInvited Talk
  • Mary McCarron, Philip McCallion, Rachael Carroll, Eilish Burke, Eimear McGlinchey, Mary-Ann O'Donovan, Darren McCausland, Fintan Sheerin, Maire O'Dwyer, Sinead Foran, Caoimhin MacGiolla Phadraig, Niamh Mulryan, Juliette O'Connell and Judy Ryan., Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) Wave 3 IDS-TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, 2017Report, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Fintan Sheerin, Carmel Doyle, Jessica Eustace-Cook, Francesca Wuytack, 'A systematic literature review of medicines management in intellectual disability services.', PROSPERO , 2018, -Protocol or guideline, URL
  • Fintan Sheerin, Looking Forward, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2020, p3 - 4Journal Article
  • McCarron, M., McCausland, D., Allen, A.P., Luus, R., Sheerin, F., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F., & McCallion, P., THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 on People Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland 2020 - Evidence from Wave 4 of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), Dublin, December, 2020Report, URL
  • McCarron, Mary; McCausland, Darren; Allen, Andrew; Luus, Retha; Sheerin, Fintan; Burke, Eilish; McGlinchey, Eimear; Flannery, Fidelma; McCallion, Philip, The impact of COVID-19 on people ageing with an intellectual disability in Ireland, Dublin, December, 2020Report, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F., Protecting the status of nursing education during the Covid crisis: reflections from Ireland, Learning from COVID experience: The perspective from Nursing education in Europe, Online, 26 March, 2021, European Federation of Educators in Nursing ScienceInvited Talk
  • Sheerin, F., Living with Spinal Cord Injury - Invited Keynote, 14th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand, November, 2008, ANZSC0SInvited Talk
  • Darren McCausland, Andrew P. Allen, Margaret Haigh, Fintan Sheerin, Eilish Burke, Eimear McGlinchey, Fidelma Flannery, Niamh Mulryan, Philip McCallion and Mary McCarron, Overcoming Adversity: The Continuing Impact of COVID-19 on People Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland. Findings from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) COVID-19 Sub-Study, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2021Report, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Sheerin, F., Fleming, S., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., May, P., Lalor, G. & D'eath, M. Fleming, S., The Care of Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Complex Age-Related Conditions, National Disability Authority, January, 2023Report, URL
  • Sheerin, F., Resilience in challenging times, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 24, (2), 2020, p141 - 142Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Supporting Mental Health, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 25, (1), 2021, p3 - 4Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., The Value of Human Engagement, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 24, (4), 2020, p431 - 432Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Can Hope and History Rhyme?, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 25, (2), 2021, p149 - 150Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F. and Mannion, J., Valuing Diversity in Our Communities, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 25, (3), 2021, p293 - 295Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., The Trials of Displacement, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 26, (3), 2022, p559 - 560Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Increasing Complexity, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 27, (1), 2023, p3 - 4Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Reflecting on Life with Disability, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 27, (3), 2023Journal Article, DOI
  • Sheerin, F., Ordinary Life, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 27, (4), 2023, p2Journal Article, DOI
  • Brennan Damien, Burke Eilish, Byrne Katrina, Corrigan Stephanie, Daly Blánaid, D'eath Maureen, Fitzpatrick Darren, Flannery Fidelma, Gorman Ashleigh, Haigh Margaret, Lynch Louise, Phadraig Caoimhin MacGiolla, McCallion Philip, McCausland Darren, McGlinchey Eimear, McMahon Martin, McReynolds David, Dann Gavin, Moynihan Jean, Mulryan Niamh, O'Brien Frances, O'Connell Juliette, O'Donovan Mary-Ann, O'Dwyer Maire, Paul Aviejay, Pavirhta Pavithra, McCarron Mary, Ryan Caitriona, Sheerin Fintan, Syahidah Hisamuddin Noor, Winning Lewis, Wormald Andrew, IDS-TILDA Wave 5 Report - Longitudinal Dynamics in the Ageing of People with an Intellectual Disability: Evidence from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) , University of Dublin, 2023Report
  • Sheerin, F., The Nursing Model in Learning Disabilities., Frontline., 38, 1999, p25 - 27Journal Article
  • Sheerin, F., Learning disabilities nursing: in search of a new model., Frontline., 37, 1999, p24 - 26Journal Article
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sheerin, F., Spinal cord injury: initial nursing management., National Conference on Spinal Injury, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 2005, Post-Registrational Education Nursing Department, Mater HospitalInvited Talk
  • Sheerin, F. , Accountability and information., Spring School of Nursing Informatics, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 2003, Healthcare Informatics Society of IrelandInvited Talk
  • Sheerin, F., Acute care of the spinal cord injured patient, National Operating Theatre Nurses Conference, Stillorgan, 2006Invited Talk
  • Sheerin, F., Redmond, R., Horan, P. and Keenan, P., Social supports impede progress, 2007, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Sheerin, F. and Murnane, R. , Seminar in Ireland, 2006, p7Journal Article
  • Sheerin, F., News from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 4, 1998, p18 - 18Journal Article
  • Sheerin, F., Fintan Sheerin from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 6, 1999, p9 - 10Journal Article
  • Sheerin, F., News from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 6, 1999, p13 - 13Journal Article
  • Sheerin, F., News from Ireland, ACENDIO Newsletter, 9, 2001, p6 - 6Journal Article
  • Sheerin, F., Bombings in Baghdad, 2008, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Sheerin, F. and Savage, E., Postgraduate Options in Nursing, 2008, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Sheerin, F., Starting out in astronomy, Photon, 1, (1), 2004, p4 - 6Journal Article, URL
  • Sheerin, F., Meteorites and their parent planets, Review of Meteorites and their parent planets, by McSween, H. , Irish Astronomical Journal, 21, (2), 1993, p164-165Review, URL
  • Sheerin, F., A Career in Astronomy, 1982, 1 - 6ppBook, 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, 2009Review
  • Sheerin, F., We must change approach to intellectual disability, 2009, -Miscellaneous, URL
  • Horan P., Sheerin F., & Griffiths C., , Policy needed for people with intellectual disabilities, 2010, - 14Miscellaneous, URL
  • Sheerin, F., Griffiths C., & Horan P.,, New policy on disabled, 2010, - 12Miscellaneous, URL
  • Sheerin, F., The Story of the Day, Dublin, TCD, June, 2010Report, URL
  • 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/TCDInvited Talk
  • 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 , 2012Meeting Abstract
  • 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, 2013Oral Presentation
  • F. Sheerin, Intellectual Disability in Ireland: Changing Perspectives, Frontline, 90, 2013, p7 - 9Journal Article
  • Fintan Sheerin, Incapacity and People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Social Construction, Sexual Offences and Capacity, Law Society of Ireland, 7 November, 2011, Law Reform CommissionInvited Talk, URL
  • 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, 2014Report

Research Expertise

Dr. Sheerin's principal areas of research relate to the health, well-being and rights of people of human diversity within both Irish and global health context. 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 was 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.

  • 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
    Mental Health Service Use by Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Differing Residential Settings: findings from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    HRB
    Date From
    13/06/22
    Date To
    12/08/22
  • 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
    Staff mental health during provision of care to people with intellectual disability during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Summary
    This research will examine precipitating factors for poorer mental health in staff, particularly care workers and nurses working day-to-day with people with intellectual disabilities, barriers to accessing mental health supports for these staff members, and challenges faced in maximising good mental health in order to better support people with intellectual disabilities.
    Funding Agency
    TCD
    Date From
    May 2020
    Date To
    March 2021
  • Title
    The HEAL Project - internsHips in future hospitALs
    Summary
    The HEAL Project has 5 concrete activity phases 1) Setting the scene In the first phase of the project, a needs assessment and a scoping review will be developed. The needs assessment will determine the concrete needs, opportunities, anxieties, promoting factors and barriers related to the introduction of new learning methods that can be a supplement to the traditional physical internship in the future hospitals. The scoping review will collect and systemise existing knowledge about innovative methods in medical education in internships, identifying the barriers and promoting factors 2) Development Based on the needs assessment and the scoping review, this phase will be the development phase, the HEAL project partners will develop the Innovative Framework, which will be a generic process model, which will guide the end users (students, teaching staff and coordinators of internships) through an internship process from planning, implementation, assessment and evaluation. The model will motivate and promote collaboration, dialogue and co-creation among the end users to ensure high quality internships. 3) Testing After having developed a prototype of the Innovative Framework for high quality learning in internships, a testing period will follow, where concrete internships are organized and executed through the use of the Innovative Framework. A minimum of 60 students will participate in the testing from each country. A concrete testing plan will be developed for each hospital in close collaboration with the target groups. 4) Evaluation At the same time as implementing the testing phase, the evaluation phase will be implemented. As part of the testing phase for each hospital, a concrete set of success criteria and indicators will be listed and evaluated through questionnaires and focus group interviews. 5) Conceptualisation In this last phase of the project, the innovate framework for high quality learning in internships will be fine-tuned, adapted and finalized based on the input from the evaluation phase, and the following aspects will be added to the prototype; policy and implementation.
    Funding Agency
    ERASMUS+
    Date From
    21/02.2022
    Date To
    20.02/2025
  • 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
    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
    '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
    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
    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
    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
    Technological application for sensory regulation of children with ASD in different natural contexts
    Summary
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent impairments in social interaction and the presence of restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, or activities (APA, 2013). About 1 in 54 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) (CDC, 2020). The recognized, widespread presence of atypical sensory reactivity among people with ASD recently led to its inclusion as a diagnostic feature of ASD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) under the criterion of "restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities". In solving this challenge we need to promote the development of an innovative and adaptative technological platform where the sensory profile of the child with ASD is identified (Hypo or Hyperreactive) in the different sensory systems (auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, proprioceptive and vestibular).The platform will include several sensory strategies that aim to regulate the child in the daily activities (routines) and improve his/her participation and functionality in the home, kindergarten/school and community contexts. It is also intended that through this platform strategies can be adapted or added by the different professionals who work with the child and parents. This will allow better communication between all and, consequently, lead to more efficient participation of the child in his/her routines. "Track4A" aims to target the child"s 4 A"s (Attention, Arousal, Affect, and Action) to get a more regulated, participative and functional child with ASD.
    Funding Agency
    ERA-NET NEURON
  • 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
    Research on the Care of Older Adults with Intellectual Disability and Complex Age-Related Conditions
    Summary
    To: Review the existing evidence base regarding the care of older adults with complex age-related conditions; Generate additional evidence regarding current models of care; Generate additional evidence regarding expected future needs; Compare outcomes and quality of life in different care settings. Focus on the effectiveness of the different models regarding outcomes and quality of life and will also consider the cost implications of models.
    Funding Agency
    National Disability Authority
    Date From
    January 2020
    Date To
    November 2023
  • Title
    SOOTHE: Responding to Mental Health Concerns in Middle and Older Aged People with Intellectual Disability
    Summary
    This is a project that will run in 2020 and will address mental health and wellness among middle-aged and older people with an intellectual disability and to develop interventions that can be employed by services and individuals to minimise ill-health and maximise positive mental health. It will involve shared identification of impending/real mental health issues and co-creation of preventions/interventions by service providers, carers/families and people with an intellectual disability themselves. Led by Prof. Fintan Sheerin, the project team brings together academics, researchers and technologists from Trinity College Dublin, University Medical Centre and Hanze University, Groningen as well as service users, carers and healthcare professionals in Daughters of Charity Service (Dublin), San Joan de Deu (Barcelona) and COSIS (Groningen). Apart from the individual benefits to participants, it will produce individualisable innovations and a replicable programme to stimulate and normalise discussion about mental health and wellness in other locations.
    Funding Agency
    EIT-Health
    Date From
    01/01/2020
    Date To
    31/12/2020
  • 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
    2014
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Evaluation of Personalised Budgets demonstration projects in Ireland
    Summary
    The objectives of the research are to: a) capture the financial and resource impact of introducing a personalised budgets approach for both the person with a disability and for the system; b) measure the extent to which resource assignment and additional supports have changed following the introduction of a personalised budget; c) estimate future take-up of personalised budgets, based on population forecasts; d) identify gaps or pressure-points in the system where additional resources might be required.
    Funding Agency
    National Disability Authority
    Date From
    March 2021
  • 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
    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
    Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    HRB
    Date From
    01/11/2021
    Date To
    31/12/2024
  • Title
    Survey of education programmes undertaken by healthcare staff in HSE and Section 38 Residential Care Facilities as it relates to the recommendations of the Nursing Home Expert Panel Report
    Summary
    To undertake a survey of education undertaken by healthcare staff in the 112 HSE and 6 Section 38 Residential Care Facilities for Older People, as it relates to the recommendations of the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel.
    Funding Agency
    Health Service Executive
    Date From
    March 2022
    Date To
    April 2022
  • 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
    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
    Medication Management in Intellectual Disability Settings: A Systematic Review
    Summary
    Systematic review of medication administration and management in intellectual disability settings with the aim of assisting the HSE to develop guidelines and protocols to support medication management by non-health workers and self-medication in a safe manner.
    Funding Agency
    HSE
    Date From
    March 2018
    Date To
    June 2018
  • Title
    Depression in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability and Epilepsy: findings from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA)
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    June 2020
    Date To
    August 2020
  • Title
    Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
    Summary
    Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
    Funding Agency
    HRB
    Date From
    2017
    Date To
    2021
  • 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
    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
    Functional Loss Among Older Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia: findings from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA).
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    HRB
    Date From
    10/06/22
    Date To
    09/08/22
  • Title
    Development of Best Practice Guidelines on relationships and sexual education for learning disability nurses, school nurses, child health nurses and sexual health nurses to meet the needs to children and young people with learning disabilities
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Burdett Trust for Nursing
  • Title
    MOVEAGE-ACT Enhancing Activity and Mobility in the Community for Healthy Ageing
    Summary
    Overall aim: MOVAGE-ACT will engage older people across Ireland and France in a series of health-oriented, community-based events and activities to promote active and healthy ageing. Background: The focus of this project is the promotion of healthy and active ageing as well as active mobility among older adults. Drawing on expertise of E-Seniors and Age & Opportunity, older people living in France and Ireland will take part in events to celebrate (and educate on) healthy and active ageing. They will engage with each other, electronically, as a community of practice, contributing to and learning from these events. As such, they will build a community of healthy and active ageing. Rationale: Europe's population is ageing (18.9% of pop.), and may reach 25.7% by 2080. Many will be 75 years, when the sphere of life and mobility diminishes, with isolation and inactivity. Older people infrequently use bicycles or public transport (Donohue et al 2017), fearing injury. Reverse mobility may result with goods and services coming to the their homes. Mobilisation and social engagement help to maintain physical, emotional and mental health (Donoghue et al. 2016) and is central to this project.
    Funding Agency
    EIT Health
    Date From
    01 Jan 2019
    Date To
    31 Dec 2019

Population Health, Public & Environment Health, Social Justice, Mental Health (including Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology),

Recognition

  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Research Grant 2009
  • Honorary Life Membership of ACENDIO 19th March 2021
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society 2006
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Nursing Research Bursary 2002
  • All Ireland Nursing Research Fellowship 1999
  • Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science 2012
  • Elected Fellow of NANDA-International May 2016
  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in the Intellectual Disability, General and Nurse Tutor divisions 2022
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Alpha Chi and Upsilon Xi Chapters 2009
  • National Network for Learning Disability Nurses (UK). date
  • University of Ulster Developmental Disabilities Research Interest Group 2007
  • UK-Ireland Spinal Cord Injury Multi-Professional Educators Group 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society date
  • Member of the Learning/Intellectual Disability Nursing Academic Network 2022
  • British Institute of Learning Disabilities date
  • Capital Area Roundtable on Informatics in Nursing. 2008
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology date
  • NANDA International date
  • ACENDIO date
  • Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association 2009
  • International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities 2022
  • Member of the Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland Education Sub Committee 2019
  • Director on the Board of Sunbeam House Services 2015-2016
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Royal Dublin Society 2010
  • Member of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland Nursing Steering Group. 2003-2008
  • Member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities 2006
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Spiritan Horizons - Journal of the Center for Spiritan Studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. 2008 to date
  • Member of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities 2006
  • Member of the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association 2008
  • Member of the Steering Group for the Implementation of Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland 2019
  • Secretariat to the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO). 2007-2013
  • Advisor on spinal nursing to the Dublin Area Teaching Hospitals safe handling group. 2004-2006
  • Learning/Intellectual Disability Nursing Academic Network 2010
  • Chairman of Publications Committee of ACENDIO. 2001-2007
  • Editor in Chief of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 2020
  • Failte Ireland Conference Ambassador 2011-2013
  • Secretary of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes 2009
  • Secretary General of the Executive of the European Federation of Nurse Educators 2021
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 2016-date
  • Chair of the Irish University Association Heads of Schools/Departments of Nursing Group 2020
  • Irish Representative UK/Ireland Spinal Cord Injury Multi-Professional Educators Group 2001-2006
  • Member of Expert Clinical Advisory Panel of NANDA-I (Intellectual Disability) 2015-date
  • Member of ACENDIO Scientific Committee. 2006-2007
  • President of ACENDIO 2015-2019
  • Vice President of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes 2011-2015
  • Co-Chair of ACENDIO Ireland/UK. 2005-2007
  • Board Member of ACENDIO. 1999-2007
  • Member of the Advisory Policy Committee of STTI Honor Society of Nursing. 2008-2009
  • Member of the Steering Committee of Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland 2019
  • Editor of the International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 2009