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Ms. Deirdre O'Malley
Clinical Tutor in Midwifery, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Dr Deirdre O'Malley is a Clinical Tutor in Midwifery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, and a registered General Nurse, Midwife and Clinical Nurse Teacher. Deirdre's research interests extend to all areas of maternity care and healthcare research methods, with specific topic expertise in the areas of perinatal sexual health, sexual health and postpartum care. Deirdre has experience of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Malley D. Smith V. & Higgins A., Women's solutioning and strategising in relation to their postpartum sexual health: a qualitative study, Midwifery, 77, 2019, p53 - 59 Journal Article, 2019

O'Malley D, Higgins A, Smith V., Women's solutioning and strategising in relation to their postpartum sexual health: a qualitative descriptive stud, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 6-7 March, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

O Malley D, Higgins A, Begley C, Daly D, Smith V, Prevalence of and risk factors associated with sexual health issues in primiparous women at 6 and 12 months postpartum; a longitudinal prospective cohort study (the MAMMI study), BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18, (196), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Malley D., Smith V., Begley, C., Daly D. & Higgin A, Postpartum sexual health: a principle based concept analysis, International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, June 2017, 2017 Meeting Abstract, 2017

O'Malley, D, Smith V, Daly D, Higgins A, Sexual health issues and health service seeking behaviour before, during and after birth: The MAMMI study, Sexual Health Strand, 31st ICM Triennial Conference , Toronto, Canada, 18-22 Jun 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017 URL

O'Malley D., Higgins A., Begley, C., Daly D. & Smith V. , The Prevalence of sexual health issues in first time mothers and associated risk factors. The MAMMI study - Sexual health strand, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

O'Malley D, Higgins, A Smith V , Postpartum sexual health: a principle based concept analysis, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71, (10), 2015, p2247 - 2257 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

O'Malley D, Begley C, Smith V, Higgins A. , An Advanced Concept Analysis - Postpartum Sexual Health, OPTIMISE2014 Conference: Optimising Childbirth across Europe: An interdisciplinary maternity care conference., Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 9th & 10th April , 2014, pp101 - 102 Meeting Abstract, 2014 TARA - Full Text

O'Malley D & Smith V, Altered sexual health after childbirth: Part II, The Practising Midwife, 16, (2), 2013, p26 - 28 Journal Article, 2013

O'Malley D & Smith V, Altered sexual health after childbirth: Part I Potential risk factors, The Practising Midwife, 16, 2013, p30 - 32 Journal Article, 2013

O'Malley D, Begley C, Higgins A, Smith V, Self-reported maternal sexual health-related experiences in early pregnancy: Preliminary results from the MAMMI antenatal survey. , 4th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG,, Galway, 15-16th April, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013 URL

O'Malley D, Fleming S, Developing skills for teaching: Reflections on the lecture as a learning tool for the novice midwife educator, Nurse Education in Practice, 12, 2012, p253 - 257 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Malley, D, Investigation of sexual health in women after birth of their first baby: The MAMMI Study , Sexual Health News, 1, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

O'Malley, D, Sexual health after birth, The World of Irish Nursing, 20, (4), 2012, p24- Journal Article, 2012

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • ON TRACK
  • Summary
    • Development of online educational materials for pregnant and postpartum women in relation to anxiety and sexual health issues
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • December 2018
  • Date To
    • December 2019
  • Title
    • The Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI) Study - Sexual Health Strand
  • Summary
    • The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence, and experience, of sexual health issues in primiparous women in Ireland antenatally and up to 12 months postpartum.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2018

Keywords

Midwifery; postpartum sexual health; Sexuality and sexual health

Recognition

Representations

Reviewer British Medical Journal

Reviewer Physiotherapy Practice and Research

Memberships

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation 1996 – present

International Confederation of Midwives 2002 – present