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Dr Owen Doody

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Since qualifying as a registered intellectual disability nurse Dr Doody has worked in both practice and education in Ireland. Within his teaching role he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduates and currently is the Course Director for post graduate programmes within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. Dr Doody represented the Education and Health Sciences Faculty in the 2015 University Teaching Award and was the Faculty Teaching Award Winners 2016.
Dr Doody’s research interests relate to specialist practice, community living for persons with an intellectual disability, supporting families and intellectual disability nursing. Dr Doody has worked with services supporting research projects such as developing nursing documentation and Patient Own Drug Scheme (PODs) in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit.
Dr Doody was a founding member of the Nursing Network Intellectual Disability Ireland and is currently co-chairperson and sits on the editorial board of Frontline magazine. Dr Doody acts as a journal reviewer for nursing, research and intellectual disability journals and is on the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.
Dr Doody has been involved in identifying the provision of community support for persons with intellectual disability and palliative care need in the region for the Irish Hospice Foundation and worked on the National review of the role of the intellectual disability nurse for the Health Service Executive in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and University College Cork.
Currently Dr Doody is completing a National project for the development of intellectual disability nursing metrics and older person nursing metrics for the Health Service Executive/Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director and working on a National project to develop a Transfer Letter for older people in long-term care facilities transferring to the acute services.


Clifford, C. Doody, O (2018) Exploring nursing staff views of responsive behaviours of people with dementia in long‐stay facilities. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 25 (1):26-36.

Doody, O. Slevin, E. Taggart, L (2018) Families perceptions of the contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists (ID‐CNSs) in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (1/2):e80-e90.

Cleary, J. Doody, O (2017) Nurses' experience of caring for people with intellectual disability and dementia. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (5-6):620-631.

Doody, O. Slevin, E. Taggart, L (2017) Focus group interviews examining the contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (19-20):2964-2975.

Doody, O. Butler, MP. Lyons, R. Newman, D (2017) Families' experiences of involvement in care planning in mental health services: an integrative literature review. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24 (6):412-430.

Noonan, M. Doody, O. Jomeen, J. Galvin, R (2017) Midwives' perceptions and experiences of caring for women who experience perinatal mental health problems: An integrative review. Midwifery, 45:56-71.

Noonan, M. Galvin, R. Doody, O. Jomeen, J (2017) A qualitative meta-synthesis: public health nurses role in the identification and management of perinatal mental health problems. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73 (3):545-557.