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2020 - 2030 Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery PhD Scholarship programme - A decade of building capacity in Nursing and Midwifery Research

 

In the year of the Nurse and Midwife I am delighted as Director of Research to announce the recipients of our first TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery PhD Scholarships as we begin our decade of building capacity in Nursing and Midwifery Research.

PhD Scholarship (Full-time)

Congratulations to Vanessa Boland who has been awarded this prestigious Scholarship. The School would like to take the opportunity to wish her and her Supervisory team
Principal supervisor Professor Anne-Marie Brady & Co-supervisor Doctor Amanda Drury every success with the project. For further information please click here

Project title: Living beyond a cancer diagnosis: a mixed-methods investigation of the unmet needs of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors in Ireland.

Description: This study aims to explore the unmet needs and quality of life outcomes of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors in Ireland.

Theme: Healthcare Innovation and Integration

Supervisory team: Principal supervisor Professor Anne-Marie Brady, Co-supervisor Doctor Amanda Drury

PhD Scholarships (Part-time)

Congratulations to Norma Caples, Constantino Estupiñán Artiles, Lisa Glynn, Isobel Mahon, Barry McBrien who have been awarded the prestigious School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin PhD Scholarship (Part-Time). The School would like to take the opportunity to wish each candidate and their supervisors every success with their projects.  

Norma Caples

Project title: A study to determine the perceived value, impact, use and the effect of the Fluid Heart Tracker App on patients with heart failure and service providers.

One line on the project: Fluid retention is an indicator of worsening heart failure, manifested by weight gain. While patients’ adherence to daily weight recording is generally good, they tend to struggle with the cumulative weight calculations and its association with worsening heart failure.  The Fluid Heart Tracker App will alert the patient when an increase in weight is suggestive of worsening heart failure. This will promote early intervention through enhancing patient self-care, leading to better patient outcomes and better use of resources. 

Theme: Healthcare Innovation and Integration

Supervisor Name: Dr Mary Mooney

Constantino Estupiñán Artiles

Project title: Identifying dysphagia in residential care settings in the Republic of Ireland.

Description: This project aims to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes for individuals with dysphagia living in residential care settings through the development of a dysphagia screening protocol using a mixed-methods design within a Participatory Action Research approach.

Theme: Healthcare Innovation and Integration

Supervisors: Dr. Claire Donnellan and Dr. Julie Regan

Barry McBrien

Project: The integration needs of migrant nurses in the Irish healthcare setting.

Description: International migration of nurses has continued in an effort to address the global shortage of nurses in the healthcare arena (Montayre et al 2018). Ireland is more reliant upon international nurse recruitment than New Zealand, Australia or United Kingdom (Humphries et al. 2012). Research regarding the challenges that migrant nurses encounter during their integration into the Irish healthcare setting is scarce while studies on IMN, are missing. Generating new knowledge could provide a platform to optimise IMNs’ transition process and ultimately improve the retention IMNs.

Theme: Healthcare Innovation and Integration

Supervisors: Dr Gobnait Byrne (principal supervisor), Frances O’Brien (Co-supervisor)

Lisa Glynn

Project title: “A single site feasibility randomised control trial investigating the effectiveness of an electronic health journal as a prognostic indicator of clinical health outcomes in participants with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”.

Description: The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of an electronic health journal that incorporates a self-management plan using a smartphone application (app) in participants with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Theme: Healthcare Innovation and Integration

Supervisors: Professor Catherine McCabe, Trinity College, Dublin.

Dr Margaret McCann, Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Dublin. 

Professor Eddie Moloney, Respiratory Consultant, Tallaght University Hospital.

 

Isobel Mahon

Project title: ‘Evaluating the Experiences, Coping Mechanisms and Supports of Fathers who have a Child with a Rare Chromosomal Abnormality’. 

Description: Children with a rare chromosomal abnormality can have multi-domain disabilities. In addition, compared to the general population, there is a higher frequency of child mortality within the first year of life. There are many chromosomal abnormalities and over 100 reported chromosomal syndromes associated with these abnormalities. Individually many of these are rare, but together they make a large contribution to child morbidity and mortality. The developments in healthcare services have resulted in changes in care for children with a  chromosomal abnormality, with nearly all of these children living in Ireland are cared for within the family home. The experiences of mothers caring for a child with a rare chromosomal abnormality is well documented, but there is a significant lack of research around fathers’ experiences of having a with a chromosomal abnormality. Additionally, the roles of fathers have also gone through a rapid reform in the last few decades, meaning there is now a social expectation that they take on more responsibility when caring for their children than ever before.  This study aims to explore the experiences, coping mechanisms and supports of fathers of a child with a rare chromosomal abnormality. The purpose of this study is to provide a greater understanding of their experiences, to explore their views of the level of support they receive and to provide a foundation for further research

Theme: Child and Family health 

Supervisory team: Dr Carmel Doyle/ Prof Maria Brenner

Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery 1252 PhD Student Scholarship

 

Congratulations to Fidelma Flannery who has been awarded this prestigious Scholarship. The School would like to take the opportunity to wish her and her Supervisory Team: Dr Fintan Sheerin, Prof Philip McCallion & Dr Niamh Mulryan every success with the project. Fidelma’s study is entitled: “The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of older adults with an intellectual disability”. For further information please click here

1252 Scholarship

Project title: 'The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of older adults with an intellectual disability'.

One line project: The emergence of COVID-19 has presented unique challenges and changes to how people live their lives, and the life patterns and activities of older adults with intellectual disabilities were altered considerably by the imposition of related restrictions. There is a high incidence of mental ill health among older adults with an intellectual disability and the most prevalent manifestations relate to symptoms of depression and anxiety.  This study aims to provide valuable insights into factors which impact mental health and well-being for older adults with intellectual disabilities at a time when unprecedented restrictions were imposed on life patterns.

Theme: Healthy Ageing and Intellectual Disabilities.

Supervisors: Dr. Fintan Sheerin, Dr. Niamh Mulryan and Professor Philip McCallion

 On behalf of the entire school community, congratulations on your fantastic achievement.

Professor Joan Lalor

Director of Research