Our aim is to undertake and disseminate high quality national and international, interdisciplinary and collaborative research that is both responsive and influential to contemporary health and social care practice, policy and education.

Our research centres on promoting independence, quality of life and active participation in society. We do this through engaging the public in research focused on person centeredness and applied translational research.

Current Projects

Title Funder Research Team
Project to manage, enhance, deliver and evaluate a Clinical Leadership Programme to Managers from Intellectual Disability Services in the Republic of Ireland


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

PROCARE: Hospitals and faculties together for prosperous and scientific based healthcare

Funded by EU ERASMUS PLUS: Project lead Slovenia.

Ireland Work package leads: Dr Liz Kingston, Prof A. Coffey, Prof Fiona Murphy (2018-2021)

Developing Intergenerational Learning through discussion café’s

UL HRI / HIST Funding

Dr Dympna Tuohy (PI) Dr Eileen Carey, Dr Margaret Graham, Jan McCarthy, Jill Murphy, Dr Teresa Tuohy, Jacinta Shanahan, Dr Irene Cassidy, Dr Kellie Morrissey

Providing reasonable adjustments in health care delivery for people with intellectual disabilities within an acute hospital setting

UL HRI / HIST Funding

Dr Owen Doody (PI), Therese Hennessey, Mairead Moloney, Dr Arlene McCurtin, Prof Ita Richardson, Siobhan Egan HRI/Research Nurse UHL.

Evaluation of the Implementation of Peer Group Clinical Supervision for Nurses and Midwives in NMPDU West –Midwest area


Dr Owen Doody (PI), Dr Louise Murphy, Dr Kathleen Markey and Dr Claire O Donnell.

HIST (Health Implementation Science and Technology Cluster)


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.

Simulation in Nursing & Midwifery Project (SINM)

National Forum/Higher Education Authority Award

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.

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

Professor Alice Coffey (PI), Dr Audrey Tierney, Dr Carol- Anne Murphy; Dr Arlene McCurtain, Professor Sean Redmond (HRI-HIST Cluster), Dr Kevin Johnson.

Completed Projects

Title Funder Research Team
Evaluation of Project ECHO educational programme in palliative care


Prof A. Coffey (PI), Dr P. Meskell, Dr E. Carey, Maria Bailey, Dr M. O’Reilly, Helen Flanagan (Milford Care Centre)

Development of a National Transfer Document for Transfer of Residents from LTC to Acute Care


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

Contact Nursing & Midwifery

Health Science Building, North Bank Campus, University of Limerick
Email: nm@ul.ie