I am lecturer at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, a qualified nurse and midwife, a graduate of UCD (BNS), Trinity College (MSc) and University of Bedfordshire (PhD). Experience in curricula innovation and implementation. Committed to fostering student engagement in roles as Chair of Student Representative Forum (preregistration) and International Student Representative Forum. Membership of department Statement of Strategy Development Group, Quality Review 2016 team, Quality and Accreditation Committee has provided insight into quality improvement initiatives. I have contributed to developing and improving health service delivery in consultancy with the Office of Chief Nursing Officer Department of Health: Analysis of submissions from national consultation- Reaffirming the values of nursing and Midwifery (2016) and draft policy for Graduate, Specialist and Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice (2017).

Caring, compassion, person centred care, older person nursing, intercultural learning, student wellbeing and reflection in transforming practice through narrative methodologies are key research interests. Active projects include student experiences of intercultural learning, and guided reflection. Funded research team involvement in developing documentation for older people transfer from residential to acute care. I am active in supervising postgraduate students at PhD and MSc Research level.


Markey, K., O’Brien, K., Graham, M.M., O’Donnell, C. (2019). Juggling to survive: Master of Science postgraduate nursing students’ experiences of studying far from home.   Journal of Research in Nursing 24 (3–4): 250–262. DOI: 10.1177/1744987118812537. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987118812537

Watkins, S., Murphy, F., Kennedy, C., Dewar, B., Graham, M. (2019). Caring for an older person with dementia in the Emergency Department (ED): An Appreciative Inquiry exploring family member and ED nurse experiences. Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14854

McCarthy, J., Graham MM; Tuohy D, Fahy, A., Hennessy, T., O'Sullivan, D., Markey, K. (2018). Potential and challenges for learning during acute medical/surgical placement for intellectual disability, mental health and midwifery students. Nurse Education in Practice. 28:135-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.10.021

Graham, M. (2017) ‘Opening my mind’ the ripples of story. In Johns, C. (ED.) Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 5th ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

O Brien, B., Graham, M.M., O’Sullivan, D. (2017). Realising the dream of becoming a nurse: Underrepresented BSc nursing students experiences. Nurse Education Today. 54: 1–5. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.04.010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28453985