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Ms. Sarah Bowman
Research Assistant, Dean of Research
Research Assistant, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McCarron, M., McCausland, D., McGlinchey, E., Bowman, S., Foley, M., Haigh, M., Burke, E. & McCallion, P., Recruitment and retention in longitudinal studies of people with intellectual disability: A case study of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), Research in Developmental Disabilities, 124, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Burke, E., Bakker, A., Dennehy, H., Bowman, S and Oppewal A., Including People with intellectual disability in online health education, IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th -8th July, 2021, IASSIDD Invited Talk, 2021 DOI URL

Dennehy, H., Oppewal, A., Bowman, S., A. Bakker and Burke, EA, Get Wise about your health; supporting people with intellectual disability to be health savvy, Transforming Healthcare in a Changing World: New Ways of Thinking and Working, Trinity College Dublin, 9-11th March 2021, 2021 Conference Paper, 2021 URL

Burke, E., Bakker, A., Dennehy, H., Bowman, S. and Oppewal, A., Get Wise about your health, developing inclusive online education , IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 2021, IASSIDD Invited Talk, 2021 URL DOI

Burke, EA., Bowman, S., McCallion, P., McCarron, M. and Gallagher, S., The use of massive open online courses to improve the healthcare service for adults with intellectual disability, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Trinity College Dublin, 2020 Conference Paper, 2020

Burke, E, A., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Bowman, S, Building Inclusive Communities: Learning from the world, Involving Older Adults in Research - Lessons from 10 Years of IDS-TILDA, USA, November 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Galvin, M., Doyle, J., Murphy, E., Hannigan, C., Brady, A.M., McCarron, M., Bowman, S., Smith, S. and Dinsmore, J., The role of design thinking in the application of PPI within the ProACT project, SPHeRE Network 4th Annual Conference 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 2018 Poster, 2018

Bowman, S, The Engaged Research Framework, Campus Engage: National Report on Engaged Research, Mansion House, 13th January, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Bowman, S., Impact Case Study, UCC Planning for Impact Workshop, Cork, 13th March , 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Giovanna Lima, Sarah Bowman, Researcher Impact Framework: Building Audience-Focused Evidence-Based Impact Narratives, 2022, - 28 Miscellaneous, 2022 TARA - Full Text DOI

Pádraic Whyte, Giovanna M R Lima, Sarah Bowman, Eve Patten , (2021), 'National Collection of Children's Books: Repositioning Children's Literature in Ireland' [pdf], Ireland, Trinity College Dublin Impact Case Study, 2021 TARA - Full Text DOI

Jane Ohlmeyer, Giovanna M R Lima, Sarah Bowman, Eve Patten, Micheal O Siochru, (2020), '1641 Depositions: Sharing our history, building a legacy' [pdf] Impact Case Study, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Daly D and McLoughlin M, Wuytack F, Moran P, Bowman S, Cusack C, Hannon S, Hannon K, Begley C and co-creators McEvoy E, Donaldson N, Martin Y, Cox B and Nordwind M, Translating maternal health research into maternal health resources, All Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2020, Croke Park, Dublin, 11 February, 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

Bowman, S, CROSS BORDER COLLABORATION & OPPORTUNITIES - WORKSHOPS, 2nd Joint Gathering- eHealth Ireland & Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystems , 12th January, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Bowman, S, UK Engage, Bristol, 7th December, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Bowman, S, UCC Planing for Impact Workshop, Cork, 12th December, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Bowman, S, Columbus Conference, 6th November, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Research Expertise


  • Title
    • Health Research Board - Irish Research Council Ignite Programme
  • Summary
    • The key objective of the scheme is to build capacity in health research in Ireland by broadening the group of health researchers who involve patients and members of the public in their research. The secondary objective of the scheme is to improve the quality of public, patient involvement approaches in Irish health research and to promote interactions that are seen as fruitful and beneficial by both researchers and contributors.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board - Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • Oct 2017
  • Date To
    • Oct 2020
  • Title
    • EIT Health
  • Summary
    • Improving Healthcare Assessment for people with Intellectual Disability
  • Funding Agency
    • European Institute of Innovation & Technology
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2018



Managing Editor - Notre Dame Review 1998-2000

Editor in Chief - Symposium: A Journal of Inquiry 2000-2004

Awards and Honours

Communications Award Nominee, Age Friendly Ireland 2016

Dean's Teaching Innovation Award, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2015

Civic Design Award, American Planning Association, Signage and Wayfindng Program, Port Angeles, Washington 2012

Outstanding Achievement Award, American Institute of Architects, Port Angeles Waterfront Transportation Plan 2011

Making Great Communities Happen Award, American Planning Association, Downtown Needs Assessment, San Diego, California 2010

Outstanding New Teacher Award, National Council of Teachers of English, United States 2007

Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana 2000


Interview Panel Member of Dublin Institute of Technology 31/08/17 – Present

Interview Panel Member of Irish Museum of Modern Art 21/09/17 – Present