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 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. His appointment to the National Research Ethics Committee was approved by the Minister of Health and sits on the Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices (NREC-MD).

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, evaluations and implementation, and is on Advisory/Editorial Board of three disability journals. Dr Doody has been involved in local and national projects and had widely published on intellectual disability nursing and the wider field of nursing/midwifery, and co-author of the Nursing and Healthcare Ethics book.


Costello A, Hehir C, Sharma D, Doody O, Kelly D. (2021) Management of psychotropic medications in adults with intellectual disability: a scoping review protocol. HRB Open Res 2021, 4:30.  

Deasy C, et al., (2021) Effective workforce planning: Understanding final year nurse and midwifery students’ intentions to migrate after graduation. Journal of Nursing Management, 29(2): 220-228.

Doody, O., Carey, E., Ryan, R., O Halloran, M. (2021) Report on the design, management, and evaluation of a Clinical Leadership Programme for Persons in Charge (PIC) from Intellectual Disability Support Services for Adults and Children in the Republic of Ireland. Limerick: University of Limerick and National Clinical Leadership Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, HSE.

Lee, H., Doody, O., Hennessy, T. (2021) Mental health nurses experience of the introduction and practice of the Safewards model: a qualitative descriptive study. BMC Nursing, 20, 41.  

Markey, K., Doody, O., Kingston, L., Moloney, M., Murphy, L. (2021) Cultural competence development: the importance of incorporating culturally responsive simulation in nurse education. Nurse Education in Practice, 52:103021.

Markey, K., Ventura, C. A. A., O’Donnell, C., Doody, O. (2021). Cultivating ethical leadership in the recovery of COVID‐19. Journal of Nursing Management, 29(2): 351-355.

Moloney, M., Hennessy, T., Doody, O. (2021) Reasonable adjustments for people with intellectual disability in acute care: a scoping review of the evidence. BMJ Open, 11: e039647. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039647. 

Robinson, S. and Doody, O. (2021) Nursing and Healthcare Ethics. Elsevier. Nursing & Healthcare Ethics - 6th Edition.

Tuohy D, et al., (2021) Towards the development of a national patient transfer document between residential and acute care—A pilot study. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 00:e12374.