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Dr. Mary Hughes
Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Mary is an Associate Professor and researcher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She obtained her Phd and a PG Dip in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University College Cork, her MSc (Advanced Practice) and BSc from RCSI, and H-Dip Children's Nursing from UCD. She is a Registered Children's Nurse and Registered General Nurse. Her clinical background is in acute care, where she held positions in senior clinical management in national regional units. She was a research consultant for the Asthma Society of Ireland where she designed and completed a programme of research in relation to the Health and Wellbeing of young people and adults who have asthma in Ireland. She is a representative on the Clinical and Academic Advisory group for the National Children's Hospital and the Senior Children's Nurses Network.

She has extensive clinical, managerial, teaching and research experience in both child and adult health and wellbeing. She is an active researcher with a special interest inHealth and Wellbeing in Chronic Illness; adolescent health, asthma and chronic childhood illness in particular.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Casey M, Rohde D, Higgins A, Buckley T, Cashin A, Fong J, Hughes M, McHugh A, Providing a complete episode of care": A survey of registered nurse and registered midwife prescribing behaviours and practices, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Fealy G, Donnelly S, Doyle G, Brenner M, Hughes M, Mylotte E, Nicholson E, Zaki M, Clinical handover practices among healthcare practitioners in acute care services: a qualitative study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28, (1-2), 2019, p80 - 88 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Hughes, M., Andrews, T., Savage, E., Playing the Game: How Young People Moderate Influences in Accommodating Asthma in their Lives, Journal of Child Health Care, 22, (3), 2018, p309 - 316 Journal Article, 2018

Hughes, M., Andrews, T., Savage, E. , Accommodating Interruptions: Explaining the Behaviours of Young people who have Asthma. , Children's Readers Digest , 4, (2), 2017, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2017

Care of Siblings. in, editor(s)Davies and Davies eds , Children and Young People's Nursing (2nd ed), London, Hodder Arnold,, 2017, [Hughes M., O'Shea M., O'Brien, C. Savage E.] Book Chapter, 2017

Hughes M., Andrews T., Savage E. , Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Young People with Asthma. , Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (1), 2017, p212 - 222 Journal Article, 2017

Hughes, M., Dunne, M., The living with asthma study: issues affecting the perceived health and well-being of Irish adults with asthma, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 185, (1), 2016, p115-120 Journal Article, 2016

Classic Grounded Theory. in, editor(s)Glasper A. ed Rees, G. ed , Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, [Hughes M., Andrews T. ] Book Chapter, 2016

Hughes, M., Dunne, M. , The Living with Asthma Study: issues affecting the perceived Health and Wellbeing of Irish Adults with Asthma., Irish Journal of Medical Science, 185, (1), 2015, p115 - 120 Journal Article, 2015

Hughes M, Murphy M. , Evaluation of a pilot national online asthma E-learning program for secondary school students. , Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 37, (2), 2014, p136 - 146 Journal Article, 2014

Murphy MM, Hughes M, Sullivan CO , Improving student learning on a midwifery education programme by using a benchmark course portfolio as a means of reflection and peer review. , Nurse Educator , 33, (8), 2012, p785 - 790 Journal Article, 2012

Hartigan, I, Cummins, A, O'Connell, E, Hughes, M, Hayes, CC, Noonan, B, Fehin, P. , An Evaluation of Lecturer Practitioners in Ireland, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15, (4), 2009, p280 - 286 Journal Article, 2009

Hughes M, Savage E. , A Preliminary Review of Shared Care Services for Children with Cancer., Skills4Nurses, (16), 2009, p32 - 36 Journal Article, 2009

Hartigan, I., Cummins, A., O'Connell, E., Hughes, M., Hayes, C.C., Noonan, B., Fehin, P., An evaluation of lecturer practitioners in Ireland, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15, (4), 2009, p280-286 Journal Article, 2009

Savage, E. O Riordan, A. & Hughes, M. , Quality of life in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a systematic review, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13, (1), 2009, p36 - 48 Journal Article, 2009

Noonan, BJ, Hughes, M, Hayes, CC, Hartigan, I, O'Connell, L, Cummins, A, Fehin, P. , The Effectiveness of The Lecturer Practitioner Role in Clinical Practice: An Irish Perspective. , Nurse Education Today, 29, (5), 2009, p561 - 565 Journal Article, 2009

Noonan, B.J., Hughes, M., Hayes, C.C., Hartigan, I., O'Connell, L., Cummins, A., Fehin, P., The effectiveness of the lecturer practitioner role in clinical practice: An Irish perspective, Nurse Education Today, 29, (5), 2009, p561-565 Journal Article, 2009

Hughes M., Parent's and Nurses' Attitudes towards Family Centred Care: An Irish Perspective, Journal of Clinical Nursing, (16), 2007, p2341 - 2348 Journal Article, 2007

Hughes M., Childhood Cancer: The Need for Shared Care, The Journal of Children's and Young Peoples Nursing, 1, (6), 2007, p293 - 296 Journal Article, 2007

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fealy G, Donnelly S, Doyle G, Brenner M, Mylotte E, Hughes M, Zaki M , Developing the evidence base for a national clinical guideline on clinical handover., International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, London, 26-28 April 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Hughes, M., Considine, J., Lehane E., Savage, E., The Health and Wellbeing Study Report - An Investigation into the Perceived Health and Wellbeing of those Living with Asthma in Ireland., Dublin, Asthma Society of Ireland, 2015 Report, 2015

Fealy, GM., Donnelly, S., Doyle, G., Brenner, M., Mylotte, E. , Zaki, M., Hughes M., Research Project to Support the Development of a National Clinical Guideline (Clinical Handover: Acute Hospitals): Final Report., Dublin, Department of Health, 2015 Report, 2015

Considine, J, Hughes M., Dunne M. , Asthma Health and Wellbeing, Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Hughes, M., Dunne M., Does On-Line Learning Help Students with Asthma?, Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Hughes, M., The Living with Asthma Study, Dublin, Asthma Society of Ireland, 2014 Report, 2014

Hughes, M., The Asthma Inbetweeners., Nursing in the Community , 14, (1), 2013, p21 - 22 Journal Article, 2013

Hughes M., Transition Year Asthma E-Learning Programme: Results of Pilot Study. , Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Derry, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Hughes M. , Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Young People with Asthma, 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College, Dublin, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Hughes, M., Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Adolescent Asthma, 5th Child and Family Nursing Conference, Cork University Hospital, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Hughes, M. , The Role of the Community Pharmacist in Asthma Management. , Irish Pharmacy News, 5, (4), 2013, p50 - 54 Journal Article, 2013

Hughes M., Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Young People with Asthma, Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Derry, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Hughes, M. , Adolescent Asthma Symptom Control, World of Irish Nursing , 20, (5), 2012, p46 - 47 Journal Article, 2012

Hughes, M. , Adolescent Asthma Symptom Control: A Grounded Theory, 31st Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Hughes, M., Adolescent Asthma Symptom Control: A Grounded Theory, Women's and Children's Health, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork, 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Hartigan, I, Cummins, A, O'Connell, E, Hughes, M, Hayes, CC, Noonan, B, Fehin, P., An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role, Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference, Liverpool, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Hartigan, I, Cummins, A, O'Connell, E, Hughes, M, Hayes, CC, Noonan, B, Fehin, P., An Evaluation of Lecturer Practitioners in Ireland, 2nd UCC / Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day, University College Cork, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Riordan, A. Savage, E. Hughes, M. , Systematic Review of Quality of Life Research on Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia , 27th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

O'Connell, E., Hartigan, I. Hughes, M. Hayes, C. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. & Fehin P., An Evaluation of Lecturer Practitioner Role, 27th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons RCSI, Dublin, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Hughes, M., A Preliminary Review of the Shared Care Model for Children with Cancer , 27th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland , Dublin, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

O'Connell E., Hartigan I., Cummins A., Hughes M., Hayes C., Noonan B., Fehin P., An Evaluation of the Role Lecturer Practitioner role, 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Cork Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Hughes, M., Parent's and Nurses' Perceptions of Family Centred Care: An Irish Perspective, 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Hughes, M., Parent's and Nurses' Perceptions of Family Centred Care: An Irish Perspective, 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifer, University College Cork, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • TCPHI Child Protection Project
  • Summary
    • Currently- identify and investigate the research priorities of PHNs in community area regarding child protection
  • Date From
    • Nov 2019
  • Date To
    • Nov 2020
  • Title
    • An Investigaton of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing in Ireland
  • Summary
    • Exploring Registered Nurses and Midwife Prescribers current prescribing practice and factors that influence their practice
  • Date From
    • 01.06.18
  • Date To
    • 31.12.18
  • Title
    • Children's Services Nursing WOrkforce Planning
  • Summary
    • Member of steering gorup for National Supply adn Demand Exercise for Children's Nursing in the CHI and Nationally 2018
  • Funding Agency
    • ONMSD and CHG
  • Date From
    • Sept 2017
  • Date To
    • Dec 2018
  • Title
    • The Inbetweeners Project
  • Summary
    • Development of an Intervention targeting young peopel who are in need of mental health supports.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Hospital Foundation

Keywords

; ASTHMA; CHILDHOOD ASTHMA; Children's and Young Peoples Nursing; children's rights; Childrens health care ; childrens views; CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN; International children's research

Recognition

Representations

TCD representative on Steering Group for Chidlren's Nursing Workforce CHI 2018

Awards and Honours

Oran O Muire Bursary 2011

Oran O Muire Bursary 2010

Memberships

Children's Nursing Workforce Planning Steering Committee Role: IUA Heads Nominated Representative May 2017 – current

Children's Nursing Clinical Academic Working Group Role: Representative Oct 2014 – current

Senior Children's Nurses Network June 2012

Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Network April 2017 – current

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland April 1997 – current

Children's Research Network Jan 2012 – current

TRICC December 2017 – current