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Dr. Eleanor Hollywood
Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Eleanor Hollywood is an Associate Professor in Children's Nursing and an active researcher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She is a Registered General Nurse (RGN), a Registered Children's Nurse (RCN) and a Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Eleanor holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, a MSc (Nursing Education), a Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing and a BSc (Nursing). Eleanor previously served as Head of Discipline for children's nursing from 2012-2016 and is now the Course Co-ordinator P/G Dip Specialist Nursing including Gerontology. She is also the module leader for the new microcredential `Childhood Adversity: understanding the impact of childhood adversity on the life of the infant, child, and young person which is scheduled to commence in Autumn 2024.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hollywood, E. Murphy, M., Comiskey, C. and Banka-Cullen, S., An evaluation of the Barnardos Ballybeg Playground service., 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, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024

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, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024

Mulqueen, M. and Hollywood, E., The experiences of nurses working on children"s wards in acute general hospitals who provide care for children who have engaged in self-harm., 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, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024

O"Neill, T. Banka-Cullen, S. and Hollywood, E., The use of diabetes technologies in the primary school environment: A scoping review protocol., 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, 2024 Poster, 2024

Hollywood, E. O"Neill, T. and Fitzgerald, H., School-aged children and the management of Type 1 Diabetes in the primary school environment: an investigation of how to support children, parents, and schools., 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, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024

Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S. and Comiskey, C., Supporting women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 March 2023, 2023, pp7- Conference Paper, 2023 URL

O Neill, T., Hollywood, E., & Prakashini-Banka Cullen, S., Use of diabetes technologies in the primary school environment: a scoping review protocol, JBI evidence synthesis., 2023 Journal Article, 2023 TARA - Full Text DOI

Hollywood E, Child and Family Health Seminar Series 2023, 14th February , In:" `We Feel it Too" A Child"s Experience of Domestic Abuse", 2023, Online Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2023 URL

Hyland, M., Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S. and Comiskey, C., Using an eleven year retrospective analysis of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people to inform appropriately targeted prevention programmes., 14th EUSPR Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4-6th October 2023, 2023 Poster, 2023

Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S., Murphy, M and Comiskey, C, An Evaluation of the Barnardos Ballybeg Playground Service, https://doi.org/10.25546/104143, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2023, p1 - 73 Report, 2023 TARA - Full Text

Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S.P., Murphy, M and Comiskey, C, An Evaluation of the Barnardos Ballybeg Playground Service, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2023, p1 - 73 Report, 2023

O'Neill, T. Hollywood, E. and Banka Cullen, S, The use of diabetes technology in the primary school setting: experiences of children and their families. A scoping review protocol, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 March, 2023 Oral Presentation, 2023 URL

Marie Hyland, Dr. Sonam Prakishini Banka-Cullen, Dr. Eleanor Hollywood and Prof. Catherine Comiskey, Alcohol use among young people living in urban disadvantage: A sociocultural perspective on the protective shield provided by positive school environment, Drugs Education, Prevention and Policy , 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Marie Hyland, Dr. Sonam Prakishini Banka-Cullen, Dr. Eleanor Hollywood and Prof. Catherine Comiskey, Urgent attention required: Retrospective analysis of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people from a tertiary hospital in Ireland, ALCOHOL, 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Hollywood, E and O'Neill, T, Young children with T1D experiences of using diabetes technology in the primary school setting: a narrative review of the literature., International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13th - 16th October, 2022 Poster, 2022

Hyland, M., Hollywood, E., Banka, S. and Comiskey, C, The scale and scope of alcohol-related emergency department presentations by children and young people in an urban hospital setting., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2022 (THEconf2022): 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement' , Online, 8-10 March 2022, 2022, pp7- Oral Presentation, 2022

Hollywood E and Comiskey C, Keeping kids safe these days: a case study of the health and well-being related perceptions and experiences of school-aged children who live in areas of urban disadvantage in Ireland., Lisbon Addictions 2022, Lisbon, Portugal, 23rd - 25th November, 2022 Conference Paper, 2022 URL TARA - Full Text

Hollywood, E, It's not enough to be 'participatory', the process is just as important as the technique., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2022 (THEconf2022): 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement' , Online, 8-10 March 2022, 2022 Oral Presentation, 2022 TARA - Full Text URL

Hollywood, E, The unique and special role of grandparents in the lives of families from areas of urban disadvantage. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2022 (THEconf2022): 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement' , Online, 8-10 March 2022, 2022, pp7- Poster, 2022 TARA - Full Text

Hollywood, E., Comiskey, C., Lalor, J. and Creaner, M. , What does family mean for the school-aged child who lives in an area of urban disadvantage? , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2021), Online, 10th and 11th March, 2021, pp8 - 8 Oral Presentation, 2021

Hollywood, E., Hill, K., Murphy, M. and O'Neill, T, A dash to 'get online'! How Covid19 arrived in Ireland and children's nurse education swiftly went virtual , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2021), Online, 10th and 11th March , 2021, pp4 - 4 Oral Presentation, 2021

Hyland, M., Hollywood, E., Banka, S. and Comiskey, C., Alcohol use and alcohol-related harms: exploring risk and protective factors among young people living in urban disadvantage, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2021), Online, 10th and 11th March , 2021, pp8 - 8 Oral Presentation, 2021

Hollywood E and Meehan B, How using NVivo enhanced the thematic analysis of various data sources in research involving children., NVivo Virtual Conference: On-Demand Qualitative Research in a Changing World, Online, 23rd September 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Use of Protective Splints (child) in, Elsevier Clinical Skills, Online, Elsevier , 2020, [Katie Hill and Eleanor Hollywood] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

Body Temperature Measurement Auxiliary (child) in, Elsevier Clinical Skills, Online, Elsevier , 2020, [Eleanor Hollywood and Katie Hill] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

Providing a Safe Environment (child) in, Elsevier Clinical Skills, Online, Elsevier , 2020, [Katie Hill and Eleanor Hollywood] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

Pulse Assessment Apical (child) in, Elsevier Clinical Skills, Online, Elsevier , 2020, [Katie Hill and Eleanor Hollywood] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

Hill, K., Murphy, M., Hollywood, E. and O'Neill, T, Impact of COVID-19 on teaching an undergraduate children's nursing module: Rapid Responses. , All Ireland Journal of Higher Education, 12, (3), 2020, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text URL

Hyland, M., Comiskey, C., Hollywood, E., and Banka, Sonam, Exploring risk and protective factors of alcohol use among young people living in urban disadvantage, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 3 - 5th March 2020, 2020, pp7- Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Hollywood, E., Fitzgerald, H., Comerford, M., O'Brien, P., Quirke, M, Supporting children with Type 1 Diabetes: A mixed methods evaluation of a hospital based education programme for school personnel, THE 2020, Dublin, 03rd-5th March, 2020, 2020, pp7- Oral Presentation, 2020

Respiration Assessment (child) in, Elsevier Clinical Skills, Online, Elsevier , 2020, [Katie Hill and Eleanor Hollywood] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

Hollywood, E., Lalor, J., Comiskey, C. and Creaner, M, An exploration of the health and well-being related perceptions and experiences of children and families who live in areas of urban disadvantage. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement' , Dublin, Ireland, 4-5 March 2020, 2020 Poster, 2020

Body Temperature Measurement Oral (child) in, Elsevier Clinical Skills, Online, Elsevier , 2020, [Eleanor Hollywood and Katie Hill ] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

Chapter 13. Workforce and Professional Education in, editor(s)Mitch Blair, Michael Rigby, Denise Alexander , Issues and Opportunities in Primary Health Care for Children in Europe: The Final Summarised Results of the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) Project, London, UK, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019, pp1 - 432, [Mitch Blair, Heather Gage, Ekelechi MacPepple, Pierre-Andre Michaud, Carol Hilliard, Anne Clancy, Eleanor Hollywood, Maria Brenner, Amina Al-Yassin, and Catharina Nitsche ] Book Chapter, 2019

Begley, T., Doyle, C., Hollywood, E., Murphy, M., Dennehy, C. & Quirke, M. , Medication management in children's nursing: A review of NIQA scores over a five year period in one Irish children's services centre, Archives of Disease in Childhood , Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Abstracts of the Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, 24-26 May 2017, 102(Suppl 1), 2017, ppA20.3-A Conference Paper, 2017

Eleanor Hollywood Joan Lalor, Mary Creaner, Catherine Comiskey , The role of grandparents in the health of the child who lives in a disadvantaged area, 1tth Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Dublin, 9-11 November , 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Comiskey, C., O'Sullivan, K., Quirke, M., Wynne, C., Hollywood, E., McGilloway, S, An analysis of the first implementation and impact of the World Health Organisation's health promoting school model within disadvantaged city schools in Ireland, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 10, (4), 2015, p281 - 293 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Hollywood, E & Comiskey, C, Body Mass Index and disadvantaged school children in the Republic of Ireland., 5th Annual Nursing Research Conference "Scaling New Heights: Building Research Capacity to Improve Children's Health", Children's University Hospital Temple Street, 5th March 2015, 2015 Poster, 2015

Hollywood E, O'Neill T, Assessment and management of scalds and burns in children., Nursing Children and Young People, 26, (2), 2014, p28-33 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Wynne C., Comiskey CM, McGilloway S, Quirke MB, O'Sullivan K, Hollywood E. , The relationship between body mass index and health related quality of life in urban disadvantaged children, Quality of Life Research, 2014, p1895-1905 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Hollywood, E., Banka Cullen, S.,Comiskey, C. and Basa, M., An Evaluation of the `Where I"m At" Project at Meath Women"s Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS)., Trinity College Dublin, November, 2013, p1 - 90 Report, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Begley, T., Daly, L., Hollywood, E., Murphy, M., Doyle, C., Implementing Blended Learning in Nursing and Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes, 4th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway, 15-16 April, 2013 Poster, 2013

Quirke,M.B., McGilloway, S., Comiskey, C., Wynne, C., O'Sullivan, K., Hollywood, E. , Bicycle Helmet Wearing in a Sample of Urban Disadvantaged Primary School Children., Irish Medical Journal, 106, (4), 2013, p102-4 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Hollywood, E., Comiskey, C., Begley, T., Snel, A., O'Sullivan, K., Quirke, M. And Wynne, C. , Measuring and modelling body mass index among a cohort of urban children living with disadvantage. , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, (4), 2013, p851 - 861 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Nicholl, H., Begley, T., Murphy, M., Hollywood, E., and King, C. , What are pre-registered nurses taught about caring for children? , British Journal of Nursing, 21, (9), 2012, p544 - 548 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Comiskey, C., O'Sullivan, K., Quirke, M., Wynne, C., & Hollywood, E., Baseline results of the first healthy schools evaluation among a community of young, Irish, urban disadvantaged children and a comparison of outcomes with international norms., Journal of School Health, 82, (11), 2012, p508 - 513 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Hollywood, E and Comiskey, C. , BMI data from school-aged children in the Republic of Ireland., Children's Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Researching Children's outcomes, An All-Island Approach, Dublin, 26th September, 2012 Poster, 2012

Hollywood, E., Comiskey, C. and Snel, A., Measuring and modelling Body Mass Index (BMI) among a cohort of Irish children living in an urban disadvantaged area., The 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 9th &10th November, 2011, pp49- Conference Paper, 2011

Hollywood, E, The lived experiences of newly qualified children's nurses. , British Journal of Nursing, 20, (11), 2011, p661 - 671 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

King C. Begley T. Murphy M. Hollywood E. Nicholl H., An Interpretation of the childrens nursing content of undergraduate nursing programmes in Ireland, Poster presentation, Intergrating Care More Effectively; Unlocking The Potential of Nurses and Midwives, RCSI, Dublin, 25th February, 2010 Poster, 2010

Hollywood, E., Nicholl, H., Murphy, M., Begley, T. & King, C, An Interpretation of the Children's Nursing Content of Undergraduate Nursing Programmes in the Republic of Ireland., The 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies EAPS, , Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-26 October 2010, 2010, pp79- Poster, 2010

Hollywood, E, The Career Choices of Students Undertaking the 4.5 Year Children's and General Nursing Integrated Programme in the Republic of Ireland. , The 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies EAPS, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-26 October , 2010, pp79 Poster, 2010

Comiskey, C., McGilloway, S., Quirke, M., Wynne, C., Hollywood, E., & O'Sullivan, K. , Primary School Based Longitudinal Research: baseline results from a study evaluating a healthy schools intervention among 500 children, The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, , 2010, pp33- Meeting Abstract, 2010

O'Sullivan, K., Comiskey, C., McGilloway, S., Quirke, M., Hollywood, E., & Wynne, C. , Process Evaluation in Primary Based Longitudinal Research, The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, , 2010, pp98- Meeting Abstract, 2010

Hollywood, E. , The Career Choices of Students Undertaking the BSc in Children's and General Nursing Integrated Programme, The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, , 2010, pp62- Poster, 2010

Quirke, M., McGilloway, S., Comiskey, C., Wynne, C., O'Sullivan, K., and Hollywood, E. , A framework for Navigating the Ethical considerations Involved in Primary School based Longitudinal Research., 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education., School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2011, edited by School of Nursing and Midwifery , School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Hollywood, E. and Comiskey, C. , BMI Data from School-aged Children in the Republic of Ireland, Taking Action on Childhood Obesity, Queens University, Belfast, 11th November 2010, 2010, pp6- Poster, 2010

Quirke, M., McGilloway, S., Comiskey, C., Wynne, C., O'Sullivan, K. & Hollywood, E. , A Framework for Navigating the Ethical Considerations Involved in Primary School Based Longitudinal Research, The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, , 2010, pp106- Conference Paper, 2010

Doyle, C., Hollywood, E., Murphy, M. Begley, T., Educating the Children's Nurse: The Irish Transformation, The 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies EAPS, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-26 October 2010, 2010, pp6- Meeting Abstract, 2010

Hollywood, M & Hollywood, E., The lived experiences of fathers of a premature baby on a neonatal intensive care unit., Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 17, (1), 2010, p32 - 40 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

The renal system in, editor(s)Coyne, I., Neill, F. and Timmins, F. , Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp287 - 316, [Hollywood, E., Costello, P., Chambers, M. and Moran, A.] Book Chapter, 2010 URL

Hollywood, E., Comiskey, C., McGilloway, S., O'Sullivan, K., Quirke, M., & Wynne, C. , BMI Measurement in Primary School Based Longitudinal Research, The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, , 2010, pp61- Meeting Abstract, 2010

Drug administration in, editor(s)Coyne, I., Neill, F. and Timmins, F. , Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp147 - 181, [Barron, C. and Hollywood, E] Book Chapter, 2010 URL

Wynne, C., Comiskey, C., McGilloway, S., Hollywood, E., Quirke, M., & O'Sullivan, K. , The Practicalities of Surveying Children in Primary School Based Longitudinal Research. , The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, , 2010, pp135- Oral Presentation, 2010

Hollywood, M and Hollywood, E, What is it like to be a father of a premature baby on a neonatal unit? , 9th International Family Nursing Conference , Reykjavik, Iceland, 2nd - 5th June, 2009 Poster, 2009

Gilboy, S. and Hollywood, E. , How can the children's nurse help to alleviate the pain associated with venepuncture for the child in hospital: A review of the literature., Paediatric Nursing, 21, (8), 2009, p14 - 19 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Doyle, C., Murphy, M., Hollywood, E., Nicholl, H. and Begley, T., Irish undergraduate children's nurse education: developing new curricula to emphasise family centred care., 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavick, Iceland, 2nd - 5th June, 2009, pp126- Poster, 2009

Nicholl, H., Begley, T., Hollywood, E., Murphy, M., and Dolye, C., Methodology in family nursing - some issues for discussion and consideration before 'entering the field'., 9th International Family Nursing Conference , Reykjavik, Iceland, 2nd - 5th June, 2009, pp110 - 110 Conference Paper, 2009

Murphy, M., Hollywood, E., Begley, T. and Doyle,C. , Measuring Clinical Competence in a Post Registration Children's Nursing Programme: A Challange for Clinical and Academic Staff, 28th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference; Advancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice and Performance in Modern Healthcare Systems, RCSI, Ireland, 26th Feb 2009, 2009, pp99- Poster, 2009

Hollywood, M and Hollywood, E., The lived experiences of fathers of a premature baby on a neonatal intensive care unit, Back to the future: a celebration of 25 years of children and young peoples nursing, Liverpool, 11th - 12th Sept, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Begley T., Hollywood E. and Murphy M, Applying the Bologna Process to a Children's General Integrated Degree Programme, Back to the future; a celebration of 25 years of children and young peolpe's nursing, Liverpool, England, 11th-12th September, 2009, pp124- Poster, 2009

Doyle, C., Murphy,M., Hollywood, E., Nicholl, H. and Begley, T. , Irish undergraduate children's nurse education: developing new curricula to emphasise family centred care, 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2-5 , 2009, pp126- Poster, 2009

Nicholl,H., Begley,T.,Hollywood,E., King,C & Murphy,M., An interpretation of the children's nursing content of undergraduate nursing programmes in Ireland, RCN Children and Young People Conference, Adelphi Hotel Liverpool, 11-12 September , 2009, pp22- Meeting Abstract, 2009

Hollywood, E., The lived experiences of newly qualified Registered Children's Nurses in their transition from post graduate student nurse to staff nurse: the reality is shocking!, Catherine McAuley School of nursing and Midwifery 8th Annual Research Conference , Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland., 10th October, 2008, 2008 Poster, 2008

Murphy, M., Doyle, C., Hollywood, E. and Begley, T. , Measuring Clinical Competence: A Challenge for clinical and academic staff, 8th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, 10th October , 2008 Poster, 2008

Hollywood, E., The lived experiences of newly qualified Registered Children's Nurses in their transition from post graduate student to staff nurse: Support is the key!, 26th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference 2007, Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, 21st - 22nd February, 2007 Poster, 2007

Murphy,M., Doyle,C., Hollywood,E., Begley,T. , The Design and Implementation of a Clinical Competency Tool for a Postgraduate Children's Nursing Programme. , RCN- Navigating a World of Change with Children and Young People. , Newcastle, 20-22nd September , 2007, pp73 - 73 Poster, 2007

Hollywood, E, The lived experiences of newly qualified Registered Children's Nurses in their transition from post graduate student nurse to staff nurse, 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 7th - 9th November , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Doyle, C. Begley,T., Murphy,M., King,C., Hollywood,E. , Educating the Irish Hand that Rocks the Cradle: The Radical Transformation of Irish Children's Nurse Education. , 18th Annual International Participative Conference, Education in Healthcare. , Univeristy of Cambridge, 4th-6th September 07, 2007, pp168 - 169 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Begley,T. Murphy,M., Hollywood,E., Doyle,C.,King C. , The Changing Face of Children's Nursing Registration in Ireland. , RCN- Navigating a World of Change with Children and Young People. , Newcastle, 20-22nd Sept , 2007, 63- Poster, 2007

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Eimer McAuley, 'I felt like I was special': Children in refuge want more time with support workers, 2023, - Miscellaneous, 2023 URL

SEAN MURRAY, Research shows importance of empowering children in domestic violence shelters, 2023, - Miscellaneous, 2023 URL

Ellen Coyne, How Meath refuge centre helps repair lives of children after domestic abuse: `We came with just the clothes on our backs", 2023, - Miscellaneous, 2023 URL

RTÉ Radio 1, 'Drivetime', RTÉ Radio 1, Monday 20th November 2023, Dublin, RTÉ Radio 1, 2023, - Broadcast, 2023 URL

Hollywood E and Banka Cullen E, The Voice of the Child in Research, " `We Feel it Too" A Child"s Experience of Domestic Abuse", Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland., 18th November 2022, 2022, Meath Women's Refuge and Support Services Invited Talk, 2022 URL

Research Expertise

Description

Eleanor Hollywood is an active researcher who collaborates with national and international academic and clinical colleagues. Her research focuses on child and family health and well-being with the main areas of investigation including domestic violence and abuse, childhood adversity, type 1 diabetes, neonatal nursing, and medication management in children's nursing. Through her work on school, hospital and community-based projects Eleanor is significantly experienced in conducting research with school-aged children (6 - 12 years) and their families. She has also substantial experience in conducting research with children and families who are living in the International Protection Accommodation System (IPAS) and with women and children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Eleanor is an experienced qualitative researcher who is particularly interested in creative participatory research techniques with children. She has devised unique data collection tools for use with children in research. At the heart of all her research work is Eleanor's commitment to ensuring that the voice of the child is heard. Eleanor enjoys introducing her students to her research work and providing research supervision to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students from a variety of disciplines.

Projects

  • Title
    • An evaluation of the Where Im At project for Meath Womens Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS)
  • Summary
    • Domestic abuse is a pattern of coercive, threatening or controlling behaviour used by one person against another within a close or intimidate relationship. Domestic abuse can often include physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse and it has significant consequences for large numbers of, mostly female victims, across the globe. Children can be direct or indirect victims of domestic abuse meaning that they can experience abuse themselves at the hands of the perpetrator or that they can be witnesses of the abuse. Living in a home where there is domestic abuse can have a profound negative impact on a child's development. Although a parent might try to shield a child from abuse within the home, research has shown that children have a much higher awareness of abuse than their parents realise. Children of victims of domestic abuse have been found to have worse health outcomes at birth and during early childhood, which puts these children at a disadvantage in life. The aim of this project is to conduct an evaluation of the Where Im At project for Meath Womens Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS).
  • Funding Agency
    • Meath Women's Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS)
  • Date From
    • April 2022
  • Title
    • Joint research project on identifying integrated family support approaches for families living in the International Protection Accommodation system
  • Summary
    • Currently Europe is observing the greatest movement of refugees since the Second World War and Ireland has promised to provide support for people fleeing war and persecution through the Irish Refugee Protection Programme which was established in September 2015. Between September 2015 and June 2019, over two and a half thousand people have been relocated or resettled in Ireland under the programme, half of these people were children under the age of 18 years. According to statistics published by the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) in January 2022, there are 45 International Protection (Direct Provision) accommodation centres nationwide and 24 emergency accommodation centres. At the beginning of 2022, more than one in four residents in these centres was a child, totaling 1,822 children, living with one or both parents. Previous research has identified a need for the development of tailored family support programmes with a view to providing support for parents as they adjust to living and parenting in a new context of the IPAS. Using case study research this project will explore the current family support practices that are available in the IPAS and examine and evaluate the training and support provided to staff working with families in the IPAS. This research will also explore and identify the needs of families (parents and children) in terms of parenting support and integration.
  • Funding Agency
    • Tusla and CRA
  • Date From
    • Jan 2023
  • Date To
    • December 2023
  • Title
    • An Evaluation of the Barnardos Ballybeg Playground Service
  • Summary
    • Barnardo's was established by an Irish man, Dr Thomas Barnardo who was born in Dublin in 1845. The first Barnardo's home was set up in London in 1870 for homeless boys however, the tradition expanded and in 1962 Barnardo's established roots in Ireland. Since then, Barnardo's has grown and evolved and today it delivers services and works with families, communities, and partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are experiencing adverse childhood experiences. One such service provided by Barnardo's is the Ballybeg Playground service which has served the community of Ballybeg in Waterford since it opened in 1999. This supervised playground service caters for a variety of children aged between 4 and 12 years who may be experiencing adversity and trauma, may be a member of the ethnic minority community, may have special educational needs, neurodiversity/sensory or processing needs. All children have the right to play as set out in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC 1989). Furthermore, play is a very important activity for children since play helps children to make sense of the world around them, it provides children with a means of expressing their feelings and also helps children to make sense of the relationships in their lives. The aim of this project is to evaluate the Barnardo's Ballybeg Playground service which serves the community of Ballybeg in Waterford, Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • Barnardos
  • Date From
    • May 2022
  • Title
    • School-aged children and the management of Type 1 Diabetes in the primary school environment: an investigation of how to support children, parents and schools
  • Summary
    • Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a common chronic medical condition that affects many children around the world. The successful management of T1D requires close monitoring of blood glucose levels, the administration of insulin and a fine balancing of insulin requirements with food intake and physical activity. Young children with T1D rely on their parents to manage their condition, until they are old enough to understand how to self-care. There are potential life-threatening complications associated with having T1D such as the development of diabetic ketoacidosis or hypoglycaemia, both potentially life-threatening conditions which must be avoided. The reliance of young children on their parents for the management of their T1D poses challenges for parents of school-aged children. The proposed project presented in this application seeks to identify how school-aged children with T1D can be supported in the primary school setting. This seed funding will enable an investigation that will be conducted from the perspective of the child with T1D, ensuring that the voice of the child is heard. Findings will inform a further research application for the development of a child focused pilot study of integrated care for school-aged children with T1D in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • Deans Research Initiative Fund 2020-21
  • Title
    • : ÍCARO: Improving the Community health through A transgenerational prevention and training strategy through preconception, pregnancy and post-delivery to Reduce Obesity
  • Summary
    • Developing and piloting an Early Educational Strategy (EES)aimed at women at their childbearing ages and their families. EES will be intended to become a long-lasting strategy to promote a knowledge acquisition and change of habits that will prevent the transgenerational perpetuation of obesity and will prevent obesity throughout the life course.
  • Funding Agency
    • Horizon Europe
  • Title
    • Supporting children and young people with type 1 diabetes: an evaluation of a hospital-based structured education programme delivered to School Personnel.
  • Summary
    • Supporting children and young people with type 1 diabetes: an evaluation of a hospital-based structured education programme delivered to School Personnel. The aim of the project was to evaluate the educational programme which is currently provided by one children's hospital in Ireland to school personnel who engage with children who have type 1 diabetes in schools.
  • Funding Agency
    • Self funded
  • Date From
    • May 2019
  • Date To
    • March 2020
  • Title
    • Children who live in disadvantaged areas: a case study of the health and well-being related perceptions and experiences of school-aged children and their families.
  • Summary
    • Background: Recent times have witnessed the development of a new appreciation towards child health and well-being and consequently there has been an upsurge of research concerning various aspects of children's lives. Positive health in childhood sets the scene for good health in adulthood which is beneficial for all of society. There are however disparities in child health, and the social determinants of health such as the circumstances into which children are born, grow up and live in, are all influenced by economic, political and social forces, thus collectively shaping child health and well-being. The aim of the study presented in this thesis was to explore the health and well-being related perceptions and experiences of school-aged children and their families, who live in areas of urban disadvantage. Although much of the research to date concerning children's lives aims to better understand children's lives it remains that little is known about the lives of children who live in disadvantaged areas. Methodology: Case study research was adopted to achieve the study objectives which encompassed the exploration of 'family' and 'health' with children and families from areas of urban disadvantage. The case in this research is a single case which is comprised of a unit of analysis (15 participating families) and sub-units of analysis (fieldnotes and archival records). Data collection consisted of face-to-face interviews with children, parents and grandparents, recording of study fieldnotes and the collection of archival data. Thematic analysis was employed to analyse the variety of data sources. Findings: Findings indicate that children view their personal family composition very differently to adults. Family support exists in various formats within families which contributes positively to child health and well-being. Children in the study demonstrated a holistic understanding of health and view the concepts of health and well-being interchangeably. Maternal grandparents occupy a special place in the life of the child who lives in an urban disadvantaged area. Parenting issues are exacerbated by financial constraints experienced by families. The study found that the greatest challenge for parents of children from areas of urban disadvantage is keeping their children safe from drugs and drug related activity. Children view their area in a mostly positive light however, adults have mixed feelings about the area where they live. Conclusion: Living in an area of urban disadvantage poses many challenges for the school-aged child and their family. This research provides a unique picture of the perceptions and experiences of the school-aged child and family who live in an area of urban disadvantage thus contributing to a greater understanding of these children's lives.
  • Funding Agency
    • Self funded
  • Date From
    • September 2011
  • Date To
    • December 2019
  • Title
    • : The Barnardos trauma-informed approach for children and parents experiencing substance misuse " An evaluation in Lorien and Ballyogan services.
  • Funding Agency
    • Barnardos
  • Title
    • Evaluating a Healthy Schools Intervention
  • Summary
    • The 'Healthy Schools Evaluation' (PI: Professor Catherine Comiskey) was a longitudinal research project which commenced in September 2009. For four years I assumed responsibility for the organisation and collection of BMI data for approx 800 school children. I also organised, supervised and assisted with the questionnaire date collection with the children.
  • Funding Agency
    • CDI with the Atlantic Philanthropies & The Office of the Minister for Children
  • Date From
    • October 2008
  • Date To
    • October 2012
  • Title
    • Career Choices of Students Undertaking the BSc Children's and General Nursing Integrated Programme
  • Summary
    • The aim the study was to ascertain the factors which influence where students undertaking the Bachelor of Science in Children's and General Nursing Integrated programme intend to practice post graduation.
  • Funding Agency
    • Start Up Fund: TCD
  • Date From
    • September 2009
  • Date To
    • September 2010
  • Title
    • An interpretation of the childrens nursing content of undergraduate nursing programmes in third level institutions in Ireland'
  • Summary
    • The aim of the study was to identify the interpretation of current guidelines amongst the thirteen third level providers of undergraduate nurse education and to clarify the preparation that students are receiving related to children's nursing care.
  • Funding Agency
    • Self funded
  • Date From
    • January 2009
  • Date To
    • June 2009
  • Title
    • An evaluation of the Zoom Boom Kids Programme informed by the Healthy Schools Evaluation
  • Summary
    • BMI data collector
  • Funding Agency
    • An Innovation Voucher from Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • December 2014
  • Date To
    • December 2015
  • Title
    • Medication Management in Children's Nursing: A review of NIQA scores over a five year period in one children's services centre
  • Summary
    • Medication management in children's nursing: a review of NIQA scores over a five-year period in one children's services centre. The aim of the project was to review five consecutive years of NIQA scores for medication management in a children's services centre. Objectives are (1) to identify specific emerging trends within the scores for medication management and (2) to evaluate clinical practices in relation to medication management within children's services.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Adelaide Society
  • Date From
    • May 2016
  • Date To
    • May 2017
  • Title
    • : Empowering adolescents to lead change using health data: intervention approach to improve the health of students.
  • Funding Agency
    • WHO
  • Title
    • The Use of Technology in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in the primary school environment: The Experiences of Irish school-aged children and their parents.
  • Summary
    • The Use of Technology in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in the primary school environment: The Experiences of Irish school-aged children and their parents.
  • Funding Agency
    • SNM Research Capacity Building Scheme Seed Funding Call
  • Title
    • Student Research Scholarship to work on An Evaluation of the Community Children"s Programme for Meath Women"s Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS).
  • Summary
    • Student Research Scholarship to work on An Evaluation of the Community Children"s Programme for Meath Women"s Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS).
  • Funding Agency
    • SNM Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship
  • Date From
    • 2024
  • Title
    • An Evaluation of the Community Children"s Programme for Meath Women"s Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS).
  • Summary
    • Meath Women"s Refuge and Support Services (MWRSS) is a domestic violence service for women and children in the Meath area. It was established in 1987 by a group of volunteers and since then it has evolved and developed into the comprehensive service that it is today. The overarching objective of MWRSS is to provide emergency crisis accommodation and supports to women and children who must leave their home due to domestic violence and abuse within the family, and to provide outreach support services to women and children in the community who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse. These services are provided in a caring and non-judgemental environment with the core values of being women and child centred, inclusive, accountable, and trustworthy. In 2022 MWRSS provided refuge accommodation to 57 women and 74 children and worked with 131 children in refuge and in the community, an increase of 42% from the previous year. MWRSS also worked with 131 children in refuge and the community in 2022, an increase of 42% from the previous year. Furthermore, MWRSS increased their counselling services significantly providing 525 sessions to 164 women, 76 sessions of play and music therapy to children, an overall increase of 62% in therapeutic services provided in 2022 compared to 2021 (MWRSS 2023).
  • Funding Agency
    • MWRSS
  • Date From
    • 2024
  • Title
    • JANUS Improving children education and empowerment through an Engaging Early Educational and Empowerment Strategy (4ES) to accomplish a transgenerational prevention of unhealthy habits.
  • Funding Agency
    • HORIZON-HLTH-2024-STAYHLTH-01-two-stage (Staying Healthy (Two stage - 2024))

Keywords

CHILD; Child centred research questions, study design, data analysis; CHILDHOOD; Childhood obesity; Children; Children's Nursing; Children's Rights; Clinical learning environment in nursing; Dermatology; Domestic Violence; FAMILY; Family-centered care; Health outcomes; International children's research; Neonatal Nursing; Nurse Education; Nursing; PERSISTENT POVERTY; Poverty & Social Exclusion; TYPE 1 DIABETES

Recognition

Representations

Chair of the Children's Discipline 2012 - 2016

Member of the Children's Discipline 2006 - present

Member of the School Executive Committee 2012 - 2016

Member of the School Academic Forum 2006 - present

Member of MSc Curriculum Committee 2012 - present

Member of BSc Curriculum Committee 2012 - present

Member of the Children's Nursing Clinical and Academic Working Group 2015 - 2016

Course Co-ordinator P/G Dip Specialists Nursing including Gerontology 2023 - present

Postgraduate Management Group 2023 - present

Postgraduate Curriculum Group 2023 - present

Member of the School Marketing Committee 2012 - 2016

Member of the Children's and Young People's Research Group 2006 - present

Member of the School Erasmus Committee 2017 - present

Member of the Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing Course Committee 2006 - present

Member of Population Health and Behaviour Research Group, Trinity College Dublin 2018 - present

Child Health Ireland (CHI) Nurse Education Committee 2022 - present

Awards and Honours

MA (jure officii) from Trinity College Dublin July 2010

Universal Design in Teaching and Learning from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Jan 2021

Innovation Leadership and Transformation from Tangent May 2021

Professional Skills for Research Leaders October 2021

Memberships

Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation

Barnardos

All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 2000 – present