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Dr Sylvia Murphy Tighe

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• 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.

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

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.

Murphy-Tighe, S. & Lalor, J. (2016). Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment Part 1. The Practising Midwife. 19 (6): 12-15. PMID: 27451485.

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.