• I am Lecturer in Midwifery, Dept of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Limerick
• I am a member of the Women & Child Health Research Group, Dept of Nursing & Midwifery and the Health Research Institute, UL.
• My research interests lie primarily in the arena of maternal and child health.  I am particularly interested in vulnerable populations and sensitive research. My doctoral research explored the phenomenon of concealed pregnancy. I have redefined concealed pregnancy and developed a framework for practitioners in order to guide practice and care for women who have been through this experience.
• Current Research Projects: I am currently in the dissemination phase of my HRB funded doctoral research which is entitled Regaining Agency & Autonomy A Grounded Typology of Concealed Pregnancy.


Bradshaw, C., Murphy-Tighe, S, Doody, O. (2018). Midwifery students' experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study. Nurse Education Today. 68: 213-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.06.019

Murphy‐Tighe S. & Lalor J.G. (2018 - online). Regaining agency and autonomy: A grounded typology of concealed pregnancy. Journal of Advanced Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13875

Bradshaw, C., Barry, M., Noonan, M., Murphy-Tighe, S. & Atkinson, S. (2018). Preparing midwifery students for practice: The value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice. Midwifery. 59: 112-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.01.012

Murphy-Tighe, S. & Lalor, J. (2016). Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment Part 1. The Practising Midwife. 19 (6): 12-15. PMID: 27451485. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305281354_Concealed_pregnancy_and_newborn_abandonment_Part_1

Murphy-Tighe, S., Lalor J. (2016). Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue Part 2. The Practising Midwife. 19 (7): 14-16. PMID: 27652438. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305281282_CONCEALED_PREGNANCY_AND_NEWBORN_ABANDONMENT_Part_2