Affiliated Academic Researchers - Child and Family Health
Dr Vivienne BradyAssistant Professor
Vivienne teaches and supervises across undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programmes. Her specific research interests are in action research, women’s health and maternity care.
Professor Catherine ComiskeyProfessor in Healthcare Modelling
Professor Comiskey was the former Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, former Director of Research and inaugural Director and founder of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation. As the current Professor in Healthcare Modelling and Statistics Catherine leads on quantitate research within the School and is responsible for the overall strategic development in this area. Her personal research interests are in Addiction Epidemiology, Children and International Research Capacity Building.
Professor Joan G LalorProfessor in Midwifery
Joan has a particular interest in prenatal diagnosis and perinatal palliative care. More broadly her research interests include optimising maternity and health service delivery, health humanities, ethics and law.
Dr Catherine McCabeAcademic lead for IPH / Associate Professor & Registered General Nurse
Dr McCabe ’s research focuses on the use of technology to maintain independent living by facilitating, supporting and sustaining behavioural change and self-management for people living with chronic illness. She also has research interests related to Art and Health, Cancer and Patient Centred communication.
Professor Valerie SmithDirector of Undergraduate/ Professor
Valerie ’s role involves teaching, student supervision and research conduct. Her areas of expertise include assessment of fetal wellbeing, preterm birth, randomised trials and systematic reviews.