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

Biography

Mary is an Associate Professor in Children's Nursing and researcher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a Registered Children's Nurse and Registered General Nurse with extensive clinical, managerial, teaching and research experience. She is an active researcher with a special interest in Health and Wellbeing in Chronic Illness; child and adolescent health, and digital health innovation.

From February 2020-June 2023, Mary was Director of Teaching and Learning Postgraduate in the Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifery, the largest school in Trinity College Dublin. Her remit included the management of the post graduate suite of programmes for 20 taught MSc Programmes, two Higher Diploma Programmes, three Professional Certificate Programmes and seven Microcredentials, in addition to the PG Research offerings of Structured Doctoral and MSc Research. She lead on the development of the strategic plan for PG Education in the school, which informed the new school strategy in 2023.During her term, she was the school lead for the HCI Microcredentials Pilot Project; the school was the most successful school in the pilot in TCD.

Mary is currently engaged in research projects centred on child health and wellbeing in community care, in the development of innovative digital health services in Advanced Nursing Practice in Children's Healthcare in Ireland, Digital Information Provision for Medication Safety, and Digital Health Provision in the new Regional Health Areas. She is also supervising PhD students on programmes of research related to child health.

Mary is a recognised national academic leader in Children's Health, Advanced Practice and Digital Health. She has strong interprofessional networks nationally and internationally, and is a member of key committees and groups in relation to these fields. She is an influential contributor to the national discourse on developments in Nursing and Midwifery, representing the school, college and IUA Heads on these matters.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fennelly, O., Moroney, D., Doyle, M., Eustace-Cook, J., Hughes, M., Key Interoperability Factors for Patient Portals and Electronic Health Records: a Scoping Review, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS, 2024, p105335- Journal Article, 2024 DOI

Rowe, E., Hughes, M., Factors that contribute to the length of diagnosis of Chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis in a Paediatric Tertiary Setting in Ireland?, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023) `Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Trinity College Dublin, 07-09 March '23, 2023 Oral Presentation, 2023

Alsulimini, M., Hughes, M, Gallagher, L., Factors Influencing Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Working mothers: A Critical Review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023) `Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Trinity College Dublin, 07-09 March 2023, 2023 Poster, 2023

Almutairi, A., Hughes, M., Corry, M., A Systematic review evaluating child protection programmes for healthcare providers, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2023 (THEconf2023): 'Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Trinity College Dublin, 07-09 March 23, 2023 Oral Presentation, 2023

Moroney, D., Hughes, M., Fennelly O, Doyle, M., Eustace Cook, J, 'Interoperability of Patient Portals with Electronic Health Records: Results of a Scoping Review' has , 'Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare': Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2023 (THEconf2023, edited by 7-9 March , 2023 Conference Paper, 2023

Brenner, M., Weir, A., McCann, M., Doyle C., Hughes, M., Moen, A., Ingvar, M., Nauwelaerts, K., Turk, E., McCabe, C., Development of the key performance indicators for digital health interventions: A scoping review, Digital Health, 2023, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2023

Hughes, M., Coklar Okutkan, I., Grogan, L., Greene, R., Exploring Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Digital Transformation in the Healthcare Sector: A Scoping Review, Health Policy, 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Crowley, S., Hughes, M., , An Investigation into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Irish healthcare system on outpatients with chronic illnesses. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023) `Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Trinity College Dublin, 07.03.23, 2023 Poster, 2023

Moroney, D., Hughes, M., Fennelly O, Doyle, M., Eustace Cook, J, Interoperability of Patient Portals with Electronic Health Records: Results of a Scoping Review, Nursing and Midwifery " Leading the World to Better Health, RCSI Dublin, 22-23 February 23, 2023 Poster, 2023

Surdey, J., Rafferty, S., & Hughes, M., Insights from a process evaluation of a communication intervention for adolescents with diabetes., Patient Education and Counseling, International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH), Caledonian University, Glasgow, 5-9 September, 2023, 109, (32), 2023 Conference Paper, 2023

Hughes, M., Moroney, D., Doyle, M., Fennelly, O., Designing an Interoperable Patient Portal to augment an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Service for Children with Hydrocephalus , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS, 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Hughes, M., Fennelly, O., Moroney, D., Eustace-Cook, J., Doyle, M., Interoperability of Patient Portals with Electronic Health Records: Results of a Scoping Review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2023 (THEconf2023): 'Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Trinity College Dublin, 07-09 March 23, 2023 Poster, 2023

Moore E, Hughes M , Nurses' knowledge of respiratory syncytial virus and prophylaxis., Nursing Children and Young People., 2023 Journal Article, 2023 URL

Hughes, M., Fennelly, O., Doyle, M., Moroney, D., Eustace Cook, J.,, Requirements for an interoperable patient portal for children and young people with hydrocephalus: Results of a scoping review and evidence synthesis, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2023 (THEconf2023): 'Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Trinity College Dublin, 07-09 March 23, 2023 Oral Presentation, 2023

Hughes, M., Murphy, M., Butler, É., Eustace-Cook, O" Connor, A.M., Brennan, C., Maguire, E., Kavanagh, G., Keogh, P., Phillips, R., Geoghegan, S., Howlin, c., A systematic review on the role of the public health nurse in child protection and welfare for infants and children , British Journal of Community Nursing, 2023 Journal Article, 2023

Hughes, M., Doyle, M., Grogan, L., Developing an Advanced Nursing Practice Digital Service: A Scoping Review, National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Healthcare Conference, National Convention Centre, Dublin, 2022 Poster, 2022

Chimuris-Bautista, T. , Hyde, A. , Magner, C. , Hughes, M. , Paran, S., The experiences of adolescents living with a central venous access device: A qualitative analysis, International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, 4, (100106), 2022 Journal Article, 2022

Rafferty, S., Coyne, I., Hughes, M., Surdey, J., Examining the use of a question prompt list for young people with Type 1 diabetes at clinic visits: a process evaluation., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2022 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement', Trinity College Dublin, 08.03.22, 2022 Oral Presentation, 2022

Dermody S, Hughes M, Smith V., The effectiveness of pictorial discharge advice versus standard advice following discharge from the emergency department: A systematic review and meta-analysis, J Emergency Nursing, 2021, p66 - 75 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Brenner, M., Weir, A., McCann, M., Hughes, M., Doyle, C., , Development of Key Performance Indicators for Digital Health Interventions: A Scoping Review (Preprint), 2021 Journal Article, 2021

McHugh, A., Hughes, M., Higgins, A.,Buckey, T., Cashin, A., Casey, M., Rhode, D. , Non-medical prescribers: prescribing within practice, Journal of Prescribing Practice, 2, (2), 2020, p68 - 77 Journal Article, 2020

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., Developing M-Health Technologies to support Self-Care Behaviours in Young People with Chronic Illness, Children's Nursing Research Symposium, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, 2nd May 2018, 2018, Child Health Research Group Invited Talk, 2018

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

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: Explaining the Behaviours of Young people who have Asthma. , Children's Readers Digest , 4, (2), 2017, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 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

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

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

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

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, Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Derry, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alsulimaini, M., Hughes, M., Gallagher, L., Factors Influencing Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Working mothers: A Critical Review., Nursing and Midwifery " Leading the World to Better Health, RCSI Dublin, 22-23 February 23, 2023 Poster, 2023

Hughes, M., Moroney, D., Doyle, M., Fennelly, O., Patient Portal for Young People and Children with Hydrocephalus: Scoping Review & Stakeholder Consultation, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, June, 2023, p1 - 52 Report, 2023

Hughes, M., Murphy, M., Butler, E. et al;, A systematic review of the role of the public health nurse in relation to child protection and child welfare for infants and young children, 'Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare': Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2023 (THEconf2023, edited by 7-9 March , 2023 Poster, 2023

Hughes, M., Coklar Okutkan,I., Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Digital Health Implementations Scoping Review and Key Considerations, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2023, p1 - 44 Report, 2023

Hughes, M., Rhee, H., mHealth Interventions for improving self-care behaviours in young people with Chronic Illness- , Reimagining Child Health Webinar (Series), Online TCD, 10th February 2021, 2021, Child Health Research Team, SNM TCD Invited Talk, 2021

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., London, Department of Health, 2015 Report, 2015

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., London, Asthma Society of Ireland, 2015 Report, 2015

Hughes, M., The Living with Asthma Study, 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., 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, 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College, Dublin, 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

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

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

Description

Mary's research interests are centred on Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, Childhood Chronic Illness, Advanced Practice in Nursing and Midwifery, and in Digital Health Innovation. Her work is aligned with the research centres TRICC, TCPHI and TCMCR, and associated with collaborators in ADAPT. Mary has recognised expertise in Classic Grounded Theory, qualitative research methodologies, and quantitative methods. She is currently working on 5 funded research projects, which she currently manages with the team of 3 Post-doc fellows and a research assistant. Recruitment of research students is central to the development of children's research, and the children's team. Acting as a supervisor for undergraduate and post graduate research students, supports the development of future academics and researchers in child health, advanced practice, and digital innovation. Mary's current programme of research involves collaborative, interprofessional, and PPI projects that affect the lives of children and their families, and in the design of digital health systems for the new national Children's Hospital and the Regional Health Areas. Her extensive research networks, and established relationships with key stakeholders result in her recognition as a leader in children's nursing research and digital health innovation. Mary has been the lead PI and co-applicant in successful applications for local, national and European research funding. This development of local, national and European partnerships, evidenced in her publications and research programme, highlights her importance in advancing the development of new knowledge in her areas of interest. Mary is committed to expanding her collaboration on projects affecting the lives of children and young people,Advanced Practice, and digital health in the years ahead. Her engagement in these extensive networks increases the potential for further successes in the awarding of funding, ensuring my contribution to the school and it's leading edge in this research space globally.

Projects

  • Title
    • PREPAREDNESS FOR NEXT-REALITY: XR LEARNING ECOSYSTEM FOR TRAINING ON HIGH IMPACT LOW PROBABILITY EVENTS USING XR (NEXT-REALITY)
  • Summary
    • neXt-Reality aims to create a pan-European eXtended Reality (XR) based learning ecosystem for training in high impact-low probability (HILP) events preparedness and management, incorporating experts, content, technology, learning culture, end-users and strategy. This learning ecosystem will enhance risk and resilience management capacities and promote the paradigm shift from managing "disasters" to managing "risks" and enhancing resilience. Furthermore, high-quality and needs-tailored training will contribute to preventive action implementation, better societal preparedness, and improved disaster management, essential to risk reduction and minimising losses and costs.
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Grants
  • Title
    • Scoping Review Digital ANP Service
  • Summary
    • Phase 1 of the project to develop an interactive digital ANP service for children who have hydrocephalus, that will be compatible with the CHI EHR.
  • Funding Agency
    • Children's Health Ireland
  • Date From
    • March 2022
  • Date To
    • March 2023
  • Title
    • An Investigation into the impact of Covid-19 on the Irish Health Care System pertaining to outpatients with chronic illnesses
  • Summary
    • Crowley, S., Hughes, M. (2022) Laidlaw Scholarship Sinéad is a student in the School of Computer Science. The aim of this online survey of individuals is to discover how Covid-19 impacted outpatients" satisfaction with their care. This will be achieved by the following objectives: · Measurement of the satisfaction with telemedicine hospital appointments · Explore the extent to which telemedicine was used during the pandemic among participants in three different cohorts (common chronic conditions) · Compare the data in relation to three common chronic conditions to see if there is a variance in levels of satisfaction
  • Funding Agency
    • Laidlaw Scholarship
  • Date From
    • June 2022
  • Date To
    • August 2023
  • Title
    • XR for the next generation training on disasters and emergencies in healthcare
  • Summary
    • Benet, M., Adell-Euradia, A., Hughes, M., et al, (2022) The main objective of neXt-Reality is to create a pan-European XR-based learning ecosystem for training in disaster and emergency management, which will incorporate experts (including citizens and their experiential expertise), content (disaster and emergency management), technology (eXtended Reality applications/solutions and neXt-Reality platform), learning culture (pedagogical frameworks and methodological approaches), strategy (open innovation with a living lab approach).
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Commission
  • Date From
    • September 2022
  • Date To
    • September 2025
  • Title
    • Gravitate Health Project
  • Summary
    • Health Information in the Digital Age. Improving patient access, understanding and adherence to healthcare information:an integrated digital health information project.
  • Funding Agency
    • Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
  • Date From
    • November 2020
  • Date To
    • November 2025
  • Title
    • What Good Digital Health Looks Like In The New Regional Health Areas (RHAs) Project
  • Summary
    • The aim of the current project is to examine organizational strategies that support the effectiveness of digital health implications among nurses and midwives globally and to identify key considerations based on a literature review and insights from advisory group meetings to direct the subsequent steps in the digital health transformation process in new regional health authorities.
  • Funding Agency
    • The National Digital Health Clinical Information Office and National Community Operations
  • Date From
    • 22 October 2022
  • Date To
    • 22 March 2023
  • Title
    • Empowering adolescents to lead change using health data: intervention approach to improve the health of students
  • Summary
    • Hughes, M., Hollywood E., Banka, P., Brenner M. (2021) This invitation to tender is to undertake research on empowering adolescents to lead change amongst themselves and in doing so improve student health. This document presents a proposal for the development, documentation and support of the implementation of an intervention approach to improve the health of students in four cities (Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana; Jaipur, India; Spanish Town, Jamaica and Fez, Morocco), using locally collected data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) and the Global School Health Policies and Practices Study (G-SHPPS). The intervention approach presented in this document will be based on the Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (Global AA-HA!) and will also be designed line with the Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools.
  • Funding Agency
    • World Health Organisation
  • Date From
    • September 2021
  • Title
    • Improving practice led research for the benefit of service users: research capacity building for nursing'
  • Summary
    • Currently leading on Child Protection strand - identify and investigate the research priorities of PHNs in community area regarding child protection (PI Dr Gobnait Byrne)
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • 2023
  • Title
    • Intervention to improve youth question- asking and provider education during paediatric diabetes visits
  • Summary
    • RCT- Development and evaluation of an intervention to improve youth question-asking and provider education during paediatric diabetes visits (PI Prof Imelda Coyne, Brenner M, Hilliard C, Cody D, Roche E)
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Research Centre
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • 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
  • Funding Agency
    • unfunded
  • Date From
    • 01.06.18
  • Date To
    • 31.12.19
  • Title
    • Children's Services Nursing Workforce Planning
  • Summary
    • Member of steering group for National Supply and 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 people who are in need of mental health supports.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Date From
    • 01.03.19
  • Date To
    • 30.06.21
  • Title
    • Development of a Mobile Application for Adolescents who have Asthma: The `My Asthma App" (MAA)
  • Summary
    • Hughes, M., Kroll, T., Savage, E., Cox, D., Regan, D. (2017) (€216,257.69) Unsuccessful Grant Applicaition. Overview of project: Development of a mobile software application (My Asthma APP: the MAA) to support the development of self-care behaviours could provide the support required by adolescents in the out of home hours to enable them accommodate the interruption of asthma in their lives and therefore self-manage asthma more successfully. Methods: The aim of this feasibility study is to develop a mobile software application to support adolescents in managing their asthma. This is a two-arm, randomised control feasibility study, which will achieve the research aims and objectives in 3 phases: Phase 1 Exploration: will comprise of a realist review of the literature. Phase 2 Development: the development of the MAA involving the researchers, adolescents, clinicians, and software technologists. Phase 3 Feasibility: testing the MAA, and outcome measurement using mixed method approach to data collection and analysis. This is a Beta, pre-intervention test for the usability of the software. The results of this feasibility study will enable us to do factor analysis to progress to full trial. Results: This proposed research addresses the need for developmentally appropriate intervention development where psychosocial as well as physiological factors are recognised as important. Building this into the research aim and objectives will ensure a deeper understanding through more than quantitative measures alone. Involvement of adolescents in the design of the MAA will ensure it is a meaningful intervention, tailored to meet the preferences of this cohort of users in addition to supporting the development of accommodating behaviours. The findings will give rise to the potential for this feasibility study to progress to full trial.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children"s Research Centre
  • Date From
    • August 2017
  • Date To
    • August 2020
  • Title
    • Development of `My Asthma Mentor App for Adolescents who have Asthma (MyAM): A two-arm, randomised control feasibility study
  • Summary
    • Hughes, M., Cox, D., Savage, E., Kroll, T., Lewis, K. The overarching aim of this proposed project is to design a developmentally appropriate intervention to support the informational needs and development of behaviours in adolescents who have asthma. The specific aim is to combine robust evidence with the involvement of adolescents in order to inform the innovative design, development and testing of a mobile application (My Asthma Mentor: MyAM). Outcomes will be measured based on the quality of the intervention content and characteristics (Anderson et al. 2016, Antezana et al. 2015).
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Research Centre
  • Title
    • National Clinical Handover Guideline (Phase 2: Acute Hospitals).
  • Summary
    • Fealy, GM., Donnelly, S., Doyle, G., Brenner, M., Hughes, M. (2015)
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Health, Dublin
  • Title
    • Living with Asthma: Perspectives of Irish Adults with Asthma
  • Summary
    • Hughes M. (2014) . (Awarded €30,000).
  • Funding Agency
    • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Title
    • The Health and Wellbeing Study " An Investigation into the Perceived Health and Wellbeing of those Living with Asthma in Ireland
  • Summary
    • Hughes M. (2014) Staff Development Award: MSc by Research Student. School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC (Awarded €6,000).
  • Funding Agency
    • University College Cork
  • Title
    • Erasmus IP Project
  • Summary
    • Mikkonen,I, Tähtinen R., Kostadinova D.,Kerakovska A.,Pontin D., Wallace C., Hughes M, Savage, E, Burton A, Flynn A, Hartigan I. (2013) . (Awarded €44,000).
  • Funding Agency
    • EACEA (EU)
  • Title
    • Health and Wellbeing of Irish Adults with Asthma
  • Summary
    • Hughes M. (2013) Health and Wellbeing of Irish Adults with Asthma. Novartis (Awarded €26,000).
  • Funding Agency
    • Novartis
  • Title
    • Pilot Online Asthma Educational Intervention for Transition Year Students
  • Summary
    • Hughes M. (2013) Pilot Online Asthma Educational Intervention for Transition Year Students. Dyson. (Awarded €15,000).
  • Funding Agency
    • Dyson LTD
  • Title
    • Oran O"Muire Bursary
  • Summary
    • Hughes M. (2011) Oran O"Muire Bursary. The Asthma Society of Ireland (Awarded €1,500).
  • Funding Agency
    • Asthma Society of Ireland
  • Title
    • Oran O"Muire Bursary
  • Summary
    • Hughes,. M., (2010)Oran O"Muire Bursary. Asthma Society of Ireland, Awarded 1500.00
  • Funding Agency
    • Asthma Society of Ireland
  • Title
    • Information Sharing Preferences of Children with Asthma.
  • Summary
    • Hughes M. (2008) Information Sharing Preferences of Children with Asthma. The Catherine McCauley School of Nursing and Midwifery Pilot-Study Grant (Awarded €5,000).
  • Funding Agency
    • School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC
  • Title
    • A Preliminary Review of the Shared Care Model for Children with Cancer.
  • Summary
    • Hughes M. (2006). A Preliminary Review of the Shared Care Model for Children with Cancer. The Martha McMenamin Memorial Scholarship (Awarded €4,500).
  • Funding Agency
    • The Martha McMenamin Memorial Scholarship

Keywords

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

Recognition

Representations

External Panel Member- Interview Panel Assistant Lecturer Grade- Technical University of the Shannon Athlone November 2022

External Examiner MSc Nursing Programme: South East Technological University Waterford 2020-2023

External Expert Reviewer- MSc Advanced Professional Practice Programme Queen's University Belfast February 2021

TCD Representative- Children's Health Ireland, National Children's Hospital- Simulation Suite Design and Development (Nurse Education and Training Committee) 2020

External Academic Panel Member- Interview for Assistant Professor in Children's Nursing UCC January 2021

Invited Referee- Pediatric Nursing March 2021

TCD Representative- Children's Health Ireland, National Children's Hospital- Simulation Suite Design and Development (Nurse Education and Training Committee) 2020

Invited Referee- Journal of Child Health Care 2018

TCD Representative: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland design and development of Requirements and Standards for Graduate Entry and Post Registration MSc in Nursing Programme 2021-22

TCD contributor in the development of 'Leading the Way: A National Strategy for the Future of Children's Nursing in Ireland 2021-2031 2021

TCD Lead: HEI Consortium for the national curriculum for MSc Advanced Practice Nursing, MSc Advanced Practice Midwifery 2018-2020

TCD Representative- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: Committee for the Review of RNT Registration Programme 2021-22

Invited Referee- Journal of Clinical Nursing 2014

TCD representative on Steering Group for Children's Nursing Workforce CHI December 2017

Children's Nursing Workforce Planning Steering Committee Role: IUA Heads Nominated Representative September 2017

National Children's Nurses Network: TCD Representative since 2017, UCD and UCC representative previously. December 2014

Children's Nursing Clinical Academic Working Group Role: TCD Representative December 2017

Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Network: TCD Representative since 2017, UCD Previously April 2016

Awards and Honours

MA (J.O.) 16.06.22

Oran O Muire Award- Asthma Society of Ireland December 2011

Oran O Muire Award- Asthma Society of Ireland December 2010

Memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland April 1997 – current

All Island Children's Research Network Jan 2012 – current

Grounded Theory Institute October 2010 – Current