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Ageing, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability

Ageing, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability

Contact Details

Dr Dympna Tuohy

Coure Director Postgraduate Programmes
Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Health Science Building
University of Limerick
V94 X5K6

Room: HS3-021
+353 61 234213

Group Members

Cluster Lead: Dr Dympna Tuohy (see profile line here)

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Dr Eileen Carey
Dr Christine Deasy
Dr Owen Doody
Dr Margaret Graham
Therese Hennessy
Dr Liz Kingston
Rosemary Lyons
Dr Jill Murphy
Dr Ruth Ryan
Dr Dympna Tuohy
Dr Teresa Tuohy
AnnMarie Bright

Current Projects

  1. A Rapid Resource Repository for Health Professionals (RRR-HP): An online and social media individualised support intervention for return to practice, reassigned and new to practice health professionals HRB COVID-19 Funding
    Project Team: Professor Alice Coffey (PI), Dr Audrey Tierney,Dr Carol- Anne Murphy; Dr Arlene McCurtain, Professor Sean Redmond (HRI-HIST Cluster), Dr Kevin Johnson.

  2. Simulation in Nursing & Midwifery Project (SINM): National Forum/Higher Education Authority Award 
    Project Team Dr Liz Kingston (PI), Dr Kathleen Markey (co-applicant), Dr Louise Murphy (co-applicant) Mairead Moloney, Dr Owen Doody, Therese Hennessey, Dr Sandra Atkinson, Anne Fahy, Dr Pauline Meskell, Karina O’Sullivan, Mark Johnson, Aileen Moloney, Susanne Jackman.

  3. HIST (Health Implementation Science and Technology Cluster) Funded by HRI) Prof A. Coffey (PI) Prof Sean Redmond, Prof S. Gallagher Dr Carol-Anne Murphy, Dr A. Tierney, Dr Arlene McCurtin, Dr P. Van de Ven.

  4. Evaluation of Nursing Quality Care (HSE Funding) Prof L. O’Connor UCD (PI):  UL project team: Prof A. Coffey, D. Tuohy (Older person Work stream), Dr O. Doody, R. Lyons (ID Work stream) Sylvia Murphy Tighe, Carmel Bradshaw (Midwifery Work Stream).

  5. Evaluation of the Implementation of Peer Group Clinical Supervision for Nurses and Midwives in NMPDU  West –Midwest area (HSE Funding) Project team: Dr Owen Doody (PI), Dr Louise Murphy, Dr Kathleen Markey and Dr Claire O Donnell.

  6. Providing reasonable adjustments in health care delivery for people with intellectual disabilities within an acute hospital setting  (UL HRI / HIST Funding) 
    Project team:  Dr Owen Doody (PI) Therese Hennessey Mairead Moloney Dr Arlene McCurtin Prof Ita Richardson Siobhan Egan HRI/Research Nurse UHL.

  7. Developing Intergenerational Learning through discussion café’s (UL HRI / HIST Funding) Project team:  Dr Dympna Tuohy (PI) Dr Eileen Carey, Dr Margaret Graham, Jan McCarthy, Jill Murphy, Dr Teresa Tuohy, Jacinta Shanahan.

  8. PTSD Experimental Treatment Trial (PETT Study): An external pilot RCT to evaluate the performance of a research protocol to compare the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) intervention with Trauma-Focused CBT. Funded by Forces in Mind Trust (UK) (Project Led by Kings College London; Dr Annemarie Grealish (Co-Applicant).

  9. Implementation of Evidence Based Guidance for Palliative Care in Dememtia. HRB APPLIED PARTNERSHIP AWARD (HRB/APA)
    Prof A. Coffey (PI) C. O'Loughlin (UL) Dr N. Cornally, Dr I. Hartigan, Dr E.Lehane, Dr S.Timmons, Dr C. Buckley, Dr. C. Finn (UCC).

  10. PROCARE: Hospitals and faculties together for prosperous and scientific based healthcare. Funded by EU ERASMUS PLUS: Project lead Slovenia.
    Procare Web Link here
    Ireland Work package leads: Dr Liz Kingston, Prof A. Coffey, Prof Fiona Murphy (2018-2021)

  11. Project to manage, enhance, deliver and evaluate a Clinical Leadership Programme to Managers from Intellectual Disability Services in the Republic of Ireland. Funded by the HSE  
    Dr O. Doody (PI), Prof A. Coffey, Dr E. Carey, Dr R. Ryan, Dr E. Spain, B. McDonald, M. Healy, J. Downey, Prof Ruth Northway

Completed Projects

  1. Development of a National Transfer Document for Transfer of Residents from LTC to Acute Care. Funded by the HSE  
    Prof A. Coffey (PI), Dr P. Meskell, Dr P. O'Reilly, M. Kiely, Jonathan O'Keefe, Dr D. Tuohy, Dr M. Graham, A Fahey, Dr O. Doody, Dr B. O’Brien, L. Barry, J. Murphy, J. O'Doherty
  2. Evaluation of Project ECHO educational programme in palliative care. Funded by the HSE & AIIHPC
    Prof A. Coffey (PI), Dr P. Meskell, Dr E. Carey, Maria Bailey, Dr M. O’Reilly, Helen Flanagan (Milford Care Centre)