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Ms. Sinéad Buckley
Chief Technical Officer, School of Nursing & Midwifery


Sinéad Buckley MSc,RNT,RCN,RPN. I am employed as a Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin. I have over ten years nursing practice experience in both Mental Health and Children's Nursing. Within the past five years I have been lecturing in the areas of Mental Health and Children's Nursing. Currently here in the School of Nursing & Midwifery in Trinity College, I lecturer in Children's Nursing. I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I have undertaken research in nursing in the areas of: young people's mental health, cystic fibrosis, ethical issues with researching young people and educational programmes in postgraduate mental health nursing.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Timmins, F., McCabe, C., Whelan, J. Buckley, S., Muldowney, Y., McCarthy, S. and DeVries, J., Nurses' views of and confidence with communication skills in the Republic of Ireland., Nurse Education in Practice, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Whelan J, Timmins F, McCabe C, Buckley S, Muldowney Y, McCarthy S and de Vries J.M.A, Nurses confidence with communication skills in Ireland - a fact finding sample survey, 35th Annual RCSI International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference, Maintaining Professional Competence: Continuing Professional Development and Patient Centred Outcomes, RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery , RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin, 2-3rd March, 2016, pp171 - 171 Poster, 2016

Timmins, F., McCabe, C., Whelan, J., Buckley, S., Muldowney, Y., McCarthy, S., DeVries, J., Nurses' confidence with communication skills: An exploration of the communication required for contemporary nursing practice in the Republic of Ireland, Nurse Education Today (NET) 27th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference., Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, 6th-8th Sep 2016, Jill Rogers Associates, 2016, pp3 - 3 Conference Paper, 2016

Timmins F., Whelan, J., Buckley, S., Muldowney, Y., & McCarthy S. , An exploration of the extent to which communication skills teaching adequately prepares nursing students for practice, Nurse Education Today (NET) 26th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference., Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 8th-10th September, Jill Rogers Associates, 2015, pp52 - 52 Poster, 2015

Sasso, L., Bagnasco, A., Aleo, G., Whelan, J., Muldowney, Y. Buckley, S. McCarthy, S. and Timmins, F, Communication Issues within Critical Care -Emergency Department Perspective, Nursing in Critical Care, 20, (6), 2015, p284 - 286 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Doyle,C. & Buckley, S., An account of nursing a child with complex needs in the home, Nursing Children and Young People, 24, (5), 2012, p19 - 22 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Doyle, C., Buckley, S., Begley, T., Murphy, M., Adopting a Model of care when working with children with complex needs in the home., 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway, 4th/5th April 2011, 2011, pp8 - 8 Poster, 2011

Begley, T., Murphy,M., Buckley, S.& Doyle, C., Evaluating the assessment of students on the Children's and General Integrated Nursing Degree Programme., 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG Galway, 4th- 5th April, 2011, pp9 - 9 Poster, 2011

Buckley, S., Coyne, I, Transition from child to adult care for young people with mental health problems: A process of transition, The 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 23-26, 2010 Poster, 2010

Sinéad Buckley, Caring for those with mental health conditions on a children's ward, British Journal of Nursing, 19, (19), 2010, p1226 - 1230 Journal Article, 2010

E. Savage & S. Mc Carron (Buckley), Research access to adolescents and young people, Applied Nursing Research, 22, 2009, p63 - 67 Journal Article, 2009

R.Lakeman & S. Buckley, Straight talk about psychiatric medications for kids, 2009 Review, 2009

S.Buckley, Nurses' experiences of nursing young people with mental health problems in a general paediatric ward, Researching Beyond the Boundaries, 13th International Network for Psychiatric,RCN, University of Oxford, September 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

E.Savage & S. Mc Carron (Buckley), Research access to young people: issues for consideration, Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology', 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nicholl,H. Buckley,S. King,C., Submission on Childrens Cancer Services in Ireland, 2011 Working Paper, 2011

Research Expertise


Transition of Care, Mental Health problems in Children & Young People, Healthy Schools, Childhood Illnesses, Reflective Practice, Nurse Education


  • Title
    • An evaluation of client satisfaction with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services-a multicentre survey
  • Summary
    • Prof.Imelda Coyne, Head of Children's Discipline, TCD. Dr. Manas Sarkar, Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Professor Fiona McNicolas, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lucena Clinic. Ms. Mary Healy, Social Worker, Cork. Ms. Sinéad Buckley, Lecturer in Children's Nursing & Ms Carla Beattie, Research student
  • Funding Agency
    • None
  • Date From
    • Dec '09
  • Date To
    • Dec '10



Marketing Group; Competency Sub Group / Clinical Practice module Leader (Children's Nursing) 2010/2011