Meet our Research Students
Sonam Prakashini Banka
- Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology, PG Cert in Statistics and PG Cert in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Study: Causal relationship between childhood depression, obesity and poor school performance among disadvantaged children
- Research description: Identifying the causal relationship between childhood depression, obesity and poor school performance among urban disadvantaged population in Ireland. The study uses a model of causality, more specifically using the methods of genetic matching.
- Supervisors: Prof Catherine Comiskey, Dr Katy Tobin & Dr Jan DeVries
- What's good about doing a doctoral degree in the school?: Getting the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team
- Full time
- Started Sept 2012 - Sept 2016
- Qualifications: BSc General Nursing, MSc Cancer Care, PG Cert Statistics
- Name of research project: The Cost of Survival: Understanding Colorectal Cancer Survivors Quality of Life
- Research description: The Cost of Survival Study is a mixed methods study investigating colorectal cancer survivors' quality of life and experience of healthcare up to five years following diagnosis.
- Name of your supervisor: Associate Professor Anne-Marie Brady, Professor Sheila Payne
- Funding agency (if applicable and if a fellowship, please state): Health Research Board Research Training Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals
- What's good about doing a doctoral degree in the school?: I feel fortunate to be a student of the school, we have a very positive and supportive research atmosphere.
- Start date and expected completion date 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2017
- Qualifications: B.Sc. in Midwifery, M.Sc. in Nursing Education, registered midwife, registered midwifery tutor, PhD student
- Name of research project: Peri-operative active warming versus no peri-operative active warming of mothers for preventing neonatal hypothermia in term infants during skin-to-skin contact: a randomized controlled trial.
- Research description: This study is an independent project, aiming to assess the effectiveness of peri-operative active warming of mothers undergoing elective CS at or after term gestation with intravenous ﬂuids versus no peri-operative warming on maternal temperature and on the new-born’s temperature during and after SSC.
Name of your supervisor: Valerie Smith
- Funding agency (if applicable and if a fellowship, please state): TCD stipend
- What's good about doing a doctoral degree in the school?: In my opinion a doctoral degree helps people to learn how to conduct high quality research and promotes in that way evidence based practice.
- Start date and expected completion date: 1/3/16 till 1/3/19
JEB - Joint Examining Board, Teacher's Diploma in Information Communication Technology , BA Psychology 1.1, MA - Masters in Cognitive Science, MSc - Masters in Occupational Psychology
MPhil - MPhil by Research, MBPsS - Member of British Psychological Society, Work and Organisational Psychologist
IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Name of research project: "Breastfeeding Support Groups in Ireland: A mixed methods investigation from a Cultural Historical Activity Theory perspective"The aim of this study is to identify the role of Breastfeeding Support Groups (BSGs) in providing information, support and encouragement to mothers in Ireland to breastfeed.
- Name of your supervisor: Dr. Louise Gallagher and Dr. Jan De Vries
- Funding agency (if applicable and if a fellowship, please state)
1252 School Stipend
- What's good about doing a doctoral degree in the school?
I enjoy meeting with other PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers and discussing our varied interests and projects. We all learn from each other and everyone is very encouraging and very generous with their time and interest.
- Full-time PhD student on school stipend 1 52
- Start date and expected completion date Started in 2013 and expect to complete in September, 2017
- Qualifications: BPharm, MaPharmSci, Phd student
- Name of research project: Gastrointestinal medication among older people with intellectual disability.
- Research description: This project is part of larger Irish longitudinal study called IDS-Tilda, which included people with intellectual disability aged 40 and older. the project focused on Gastrointestinal mediciens, particularly, laxative and Proton pump inhibitor use.
- Name of the PI: Prof. Martin Henman, Assis prof. Maire O'Dwyer
- Funding agency (if applicable and if a fellowship, please state: Saudi Ministry of Education Scholarship
- Start date and expected completion date: started on March 2015 - expected March 2019.
- Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology , MA Cognitive Science, MSc Neuroscience
- Name of research project: ‘The Enigma of Depression: A Novel Approach Using Cognitive Dissonance’
- Research description: My study seeks to explore the role of internal conflict resolution in depression. It is part of the cognitive dissonance research programme in the School of Nursing and Midwifery headed by Dr. Jan DeVries.
- Name of your supervisor: Supervisor: Dr. Jan DeVries
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Agnes Higgins
- Funding agency (if applicable and if a fellowship, please state): Postgraduate Research Studentships (Code 1252)
- What's good about doing a doctoral degree in the school?: The school encourages diversity in research topics which makes for an interesting and creative learning environment.
- Full-time student.
- Start date and expected completion date: Start date: Sept 2014
Completion date: Sept 2018
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- Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Radiological Science, 2005, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- MSc in Health Informatics, 2011 City University London, London, UK.
- My name is Majed Alturbak and doing a PhD as a full time student. My research is firstly ascertain the factors that influence do not attend (DNA) and Failure to prepare (FTA), secondly to then develop and evaluate a framework.
- I have a scholarship from government of Saudi Arabia and working under supervision of Prof. Gabrielle Mckee and Dr. Mary Mooney. My project title is (An Action Research study to investigate and improve patient attendance rates and preparation for investigations in the radiology department at King Fahad Specialist Hospital).
- As a researcher, I believe the school has a great place to do a research and meet junior researchers from different approaches, which is considered a good point for postgraduate students.
Siobán O’Brien Green
- Qualifications: Master of Social Science, Social Policy, University College Dublin Bachelor of Arts in Social Policy and History of Art, University College Dublin
- Name of research project: An exploration of the process involved when women chose to disclose they are experiencing domestic violence during pregnancy. A qualitative study that interviews women who have experienced domestic violence while pregnant to understand and identify what helped them, and what did not, to seek support, safety, help, refuge and access other relevant services.
- Name of your supervisors: Dr Denise Lawler, Dr Joan Lalor, Dr Jo Murphy-Lawless.
- Funding agency (if applicable and if a fellowship, please state): Health Sciences Faculty, Ussher Postgraduate Fellowship
- What's good about doing a doctoral degree in the school?
The range and breadth of research areas and topics of both the postgraduate students and staff within the School
- Full-time student.
- Start date and expected completion date: September 2015 to September 2019.
- Qualifications: BA in English & History, HDip in Social Policy, Masters in Social Work, PhD from the Department of Medicine & Health
- Name of research project: A Needs Analysis of the Parents of Children from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin Haematology/Oncology Service
- Research description: This project represents a collaborative endeavor between Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) to identify the emotional, social, and practical support needs of parents whose children are receiving/ have received treatment for cancer. This project represents the first study of parental support needs in the context of pediatric oncology in Ireland.
- Name of the PI: Professor Geralyn Hynes
- Funding agency : Funded by the 'Katie Nugent Project'
- Start date and expected completion date: August 2016 - July 2017
Karin O’Sullivan M.A ., PhD Candidate
- The Imagined Economies of Participatory Citizenship: An exploration of the relationship between the production of the participatory citizen and equality.
- Supervisors: Prof. Catherine Comiskey. Dr. Jo Murphy-Lawless.
- This is an independent study.
- This study received funding through a School of Nursing & Midwifery Stipend.
- The supervisory support received for my study has been invaluable in helping me to see the world through a variety of different lenses. Support, both in terms of the formal structures of the peer support sessions and informal collegial support has been crucial for the learning process and for sustaining momentum over the duration of study.
- I am a full-time PhD student, currently in my fourth and final year of registered study. I began this course of study in March 2012 and expect to complete in March 2017
Danika Burke Sharek
Qualifications: M.Sc. Applied Social Research; B.A. Sociology; Higher Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- Name of research project: The development of an online education programme for families of transgender young people in Ireland
- Research description: This study aims to develop an online education programme for families of transgender young people in Ireland, with the ultimate goal of helping families understand how to support their family member.
- Supervisors: Dr. Edward McCann and Sylvia Huntley-Moore, both of Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery
- Funding agency: Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship
- There is a great opportunity for learning and developing in the school whether it's through formal events like the Research Support & Education Days, through supervisors and staff, or from other students.
Start date and expected completion date: March 2015 and March 2018
- Qualifications: BSc in Science from NUI Maynooth, Higher Diploma in statistics from NUI Maynooth.
- Name of research project: Provision of research function for the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol
- Research description: Prevalence of Drug Use and Gambling in Ireland & Northern Ireland
Name of the
- PI: Katy Tobin
Funding agency (if applicable and if a fellowship, please state): funded by the NACDA
- Start date: 2nd August 2016
Expected completion date: 31/1 2017