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Welcome to Research

The School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College opened in 1996 and has established itself as a leading force in national and international healthcare research. It is now ranked first in Ireland and 41st in the QS WU rankings by subject. As part of one of the world's leading research-intensive universities, researchers in the School of School of Nursing and Midwifery have an established track record in successful bids for large-scale research from national and international agencies – including the HRB, EU

Our development to date has seen the establishment of a strong base of research expertise across healthcare research utilising many different methodologies including randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental, evaluative and feasibility research, grounded theory, and ethnography, and action research.  Our researchers have forged research networks and collaborations at national and international levels with different disciplines within and beyond healthcare. Our research endeavours are focused on being cutting edge, evidence-based, user-led, innovative and translatable into enhanced outcomes for healthcare, policy, professional practice, intervention, treatment and service delivery.

Drawing from our strong, vibrant and inclusive research community, our research has been consolidated into the following five main themes: Population and Community Health; Mental Health, Mental Distress and Mental Illness; Ageing and Intellectual Disability; Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Women, Children and Families and the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation.  The research displayed in these linked pages reflects investigations carried out by our academic staff, postdoctoral research fellows, research assistants and postgraduate research students as well as college, health services, national and international collaborations.

Dr Maria Brenner, Director of Research

Tel: +353 1 8963901