Biography

Dr Doody is registered Intellectual Disability nurse on the Division of the Nursing Register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Since qualifying as a registered intellectual disability nurse in 1997 he has continued his education and completed BSc (2002), MSc (2005) and PhD (2013). His practice experience pertained to children with intellectual disability, behavioural issues and nursing management. He teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery and he is a Faculty of Education and Health Sciences Teaching Award Winner and has represented the Faculty in the University Teaching Awards. His teaching areas focus on intellectual disability, research and practice development in nursing and midwifery. His research interests relate to specialist practice, community living for persons with an intellectual disability and supporting families. He has a keen interest in working with and supporting nursing practice and staff research and publications. He has been involved in National projects on Intellectual Disability Nursing Metrics, Older Person Nursing Metrics, Transfer Documents for Older Persons to Acute Care, Envisioning the Future Role of the Registered Intellectual Disability Nurse, Clinical Supervision and a Leadership Programme for Nursing and Health Care Managers in Intellectual Disability Services. Dr Doody is a member of the Health Research Institute at UL and has extensive experience supervising students at master and doctoral levels.

Research Interests

My research interests relate to specialist practice, community living for persons with an intellectual disability and supporting families. My research and interests have focused on issues relevant to people with intellectual disability and their families and intellectual disability nursing support and the broader family of nursing. I have undertaken studies on families' views of clients moving from a long-stay institution to a community based setting, clinical nurse specialists in intellectual disability practice in Ireland and research into nurse education in Ireland at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition I work with services supporting research projects such as developing nursing documentation and Patient Own Drug Scheme (PODs) in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit. I have also been a member on national projects such as the development of Intellectual Disability Nursing Metrics, Older Person Nursing Metrics and the Future Role of the RNID, Clinical Supervision and a Leadership Programme for Nursing and Health Care Managers in Intellectual Disability Services and am a member of the Health Research Institute at the University of Limerick.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2018 University of Limerick - Associate Professor
  • 2004 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 2002 Daughters of Charity - Nurse Tutor
  • 2000 Daughters of Charity - Clinical Nurse Manager
  • 1997 Daughters of Charity - Staff Nurse
  • 1994 Daughters of Charity - Student Nurse Training

Committee

  • 2017 Department Management Group ,
  • 2017 Post Graduate Course Board ,
  • 2016 Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Course Board,
  • 2012 Departmental Research Group,

Award

  • 2016 - Faculty Teaching Award Winners (2015-2016)
  • 2015 - Faculty of Education and Health Sciences Teaching Award Nominee (2014-2015)

Education

  • 2013 University of Ulster - PhD
  • 2006 R.C.N. - M.Sc.
  • 2001 University of Limerick - B.Sc.
  • 1998 Waterford Institute of Technology - Certificate

Other

  • 2014 Internal Examiner (UL) - PhD Clinical Psychology. Caring for adults with intellectual disabilities: An attachment informed exploration of staff perspectives and experiences.
  • 2017 External Examiner (TCD) - MRes. Prevalence and associated factors of behaviour which challenges in older adults with an intellectual disability.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Service user and service provider perceptions of enablers and barriers for refugee and asylum-seeking women accessing and engaging with perinatal mental health care services in the WHO European region: A scoping review protocol.

Markey, K.; MacFarlane, A.; Noonan, M.; Moloney, M.; Huschke, S.; O'Donnell, K.; O'Donnell, C.; Tuohy, T.; Mohamed, A.H.; Doody, O. (2022) Service user and service provider perceptions of enablers and barriers for refugee and asylum-seeking women accessing and engaging with perinatal mental health care services in the WHO European region: A scoping review protocol.. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health :937-

2021

A rapid realist review of quality care process metrics implementation in nursing and midwifery practice

Teeling SP, Davies C, Barnard M, O'Connor L, Coffey A, Lambert V, McNamara M, Tuohy D, Frawley T, Redmond C, Somanadhan S, Casey M, Corcoran Y, Doody O, O'Brien D, Noonan M, Smith R, Bradshaw C, Murphy S, Dore L, Lyons R, McGeehan M, Gallen A. (2021) A rapid realist review of quality care process metrics implementation in nursing and midwifery practice. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health :11932-

2020

Quality care metrics (QC-M) in nursing and midwifery care processes: a rapid realist review (RRR) protocol

Laserina O'Connor;Alice Coffey;Veronica Lambert;Mary Casey;Martin McNamara;Sean Paul Teeling;Jane O'Doherty;Marlize Barnard;Yvonne Corcoran;Carmel Davies;Owen Doody;Timothy Frawley;Denise O'Brien;Catherine Redmond;Rita Smith;Suja Somanadhan;Maria Noonan;Carmel Bradshaw;Dympna Tuohy;Anne Gallen; (2020) Quality care metrics (QC-M) in nursing and midwifery care processes: a rapid realist review (RRR) protocol. Hrb Open Research

2019

Key stakeholders' perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: A qualitative descriptive study.

O'Reilly, P., O'Brien, B., Graham, M., Murphy, J., Barry, L., Doody, O., Fahy, A., Hoey, C., Kiely, M., Lang, D., Meskell, P., O'Doherty, J., O'Keefe, J., Tuohy, D., Coffey, A., (2019) Key stakeholders' perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: A qualitative descriptive study. . International Journal Of Older People Nursing :e12254-

Books

Book Chapters

2021

CNS Role and Practice in Ireland

Doody, O. (2021) CNS Role and Practice in Ireland. Cham : Springer Clinical Nurse Specialist Role and Practice: An international perspective :111-124

2017

Intellectual Disability Social Policy: An overview

Keenam, MP; Doody, O (2017) Intellectual Disability Social Policy: An overview. Dublin : Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives :6-10

2017

Intellectual Disabilities - Concept and Meanings

Keenan, PM; Doody, O (2017) Intellectual Disabilities - Concept and Meanings. Dublin : Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives :1-5

2017

Nurse perscribing

Keenan, MP; Doody, O (2017) Nurse perscribing. Dublin : Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives :36-39

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Other Journals

Conference Publications

Conference Contributions

2022

National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit Study Day

Noonan, M., Doody, O., Atkinson S., Grealish, AM, Hennessey, T., Bradshaw, C., McCarthy, J., Dore, L., Leahy, S., Bannerman, M., McSherry, E., Coffey, A. (2022) National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit Study Day.

Published Reports

2022

Shaping palliative care policy using a human rights-based approach: Examining the experience of people living in nursing homes, their families, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lombard, J., Rabbitte, M., Delamere, T., O'Shea, B. and Doody, O. (2022) Shaping palliative care policy using a human rights-based approach: Examining the experience of people living in nursing homes, their families, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Limerick : University of Limerick and All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

2021

Presenting problem/conditions that result in people with an intellectual disability being admitted to acute hospitals in Ireland: An analysis of NQAIS data from 2016-2020

Doody, O., Ryan, R., McMahon, J., Lyons, R., Moloney, M., Hennessy, T. (2021) Presenting problem/conditions that result in people with an intellectual disability being admitted to acute hospitals in Ireland: An analysis of NQAIS data from 2016-2020. Limerick: University of Limerick and Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Service Director, HSE. : Limerick: University of Limerick and Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Service Director, HSE.

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

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

2021

Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Training for Nurses and Midwives: National and International Evidence to Inform Future Training in Ireland.

Noonan, M., Doody, O., Atkinson S., Grealish, AM, Hennessey, T., Bradshaw, C., McCarthy, J., Dore, L., Leahy, S., Bannerman, M., McSherry, E., Coffey, A. (2021) Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Training for Nurses and Midwives: National and International Evidence to Inform Future Training in Ireland.. Limerick : University of Limerick and Health Service Executive.

2011

The provision of community nursing support for persons with an intellectual disability and palliative care needs: a descriptive survey - Report prepared for the Irish Hospice Foundation

Bailey, M.E., Doody, O., Lyons, R., Walsh, J. and Cooney, M. (2011) The provision of community nursing support for persons with an intellectual disability and palliative care needs: a descriptive survey - Report prepared for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Limerick : University of Limerick and Irish Hospice Foundation

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