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Dr Owen Doody

Biography

Since qualifying as a registered intellectual disability nurse in 1997 I have worked in both practice and education in Ireland.  I commenced my continuing education in 2000 completing a BSc at the University of Limerick in 2002. Following which I commenced my MSc with the Royal College of Nursing Institute (UK) and completed my Masters' thesis in 2005. In late 2006 I commenced my PhD with the University of Ulster and completed my PhD in 2012. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate nurses/midwifes within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. Within my teaching role I represented the Education and Health Sciences Faculty in the 2014-2015 University Teaching Award and was the Faculty Teaching Award Winners (2015-2016). My teaching areas focus on intellectual disability, research and practice development in nursing and midwifery. My research interests relate to specialist practice, community living for persons with an intellectual disability and supporting families. I have a keen interest in working with and supporting practice staff in research and publications.   

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. 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.                                                  

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are based on my experience in intellectual disability, working with families and research. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students on the nursing and midwifery programmes and supervise both Masters and PhD students within the Department and Faculty.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2018 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer
  • 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 ,
  • 2012 Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Research Group,
  • 2012 Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability, Ireland,
  • 2012 Departmental Research Group,
  • 2011 Frontline,
  • 2009 Teaching and Learning,

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. 

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2017

Intellectual Disability Social Policy: An overview
Keenam, MP; Doody, O
Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives

2017

Intellectual Disabilities - Concept and Meanings
Keenan, PM; Doody, O
Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives

2017

Nurse perscribing
Keenan, MP; Doody, O
Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives

2017

Advances in Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland
Doody, O
Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives

Conference Contribution

2020

INMO Intellectual Disability Nursing
Doody, O., Downey, J.

2020

Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference
Meskell, P., O’Loughlin, C., Tuohy, D., O’Brien, B., Hussey, M., Markey, K., Doody, O., O’Donnell, C., Murphy-Tigue, S, Deasy, C.

2020

National Clinical Supervision Symposium
Doody, O., Markey, K., Murphy, L., Turner, J., Coffey, A., O Donnell, C.,

2019

48th Global Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Doody, O., Lyons, R., Murphy, F., Sezgin, D.

2019

9th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, European Region - Towards Capability in Ageing, from cell to society
Murphy, F, Doody, O, Lyons, R, Gallen, A, Nolan, M, Killeen, A, Kavanagh, P, Donegan, J, Sezgin, D

2019

Person centred health care: Lessons from research, practice, policy and patients for health service delivery
Coffey A., Murphy J., Meskell P., O'Reilly P., Kiely M., O’Keefe J., Tuohy D., Graham M.M., Fahy A., Doody O., O'Brien B., Barry L., O’Doherty J.

2019

11th Annual Conference of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association
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

Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference
Murphy, F., Doody, O., Lyons, R., Sezgin, D.

2019

HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference
Deasy, C., Meskell, P., O’Donnell, C., Markey, K., Doody, O., Murphy-Tighe, S., O’Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Hussey, M., O’Loughlin, C.

2019

11th Annual Conference of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA)
Meskell, P., Doody., O., Kiely, M., O’Doherty, J., Dore, L., Barry, L., Fahy, A., Graham, M., Murphy, J., O’Keeffe, O’Brien, B., O’Reilly, P., Tuohy, D., B., Coffey, A

2018

2018 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Precision Health.
O Connor, L. McAuliffe, E. Devane, D. Brenner, M. Murphy, F. Hunter, A. Glasgow, M.E. Doody, O. Rogers, L. Lyons, R.

2018

18th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference: Delivering Excellent Healthcare in a Globalised World: Challenges and Opportunities
Doody, O., Lyons, R., Murphy, F., Sezgin, D., Gallen, A., Ryan, J., Croke, E., Downey, J., Lane, A., Nolan, M., Nadin, M., Keown, D., Glasgow, M.E.

2018
2017

4th European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing
Doody, O., Butler, MP., Lyons, R., Newman, D.

2013

3rd Annual Public Health & Palliative Care Conference
Reidy, L., Baiely, ME., Doody, O.

2012

The 2012 International Nursing Research Conference
Bailey, ME., Doody, O., Lyons, R., Cooney, M., Walsh, J.

2011

Building Links, Working Together
O'Donovan, R., Doody, O., Lyons, R.

2011

Building Links, Working Together
Crotty, G., Lyons, R., Doody, O.

2011

11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Doody, O., Bailey, ME., Lyons, R., Walsh, J., Cooney, M.

2005

A Meeting of Minds
Doody, O.

Conference Publication

Other Journal

2011

Primary care for persons with intellectual disability: Issues for practice
Doody, O., Bailey, M.E. and Lyons, R.
The Frontline of Learning Disability

2011

An exploratory study of role transition from student to registered nurse (general, mental health and intellectual disability) in Ireland
Deasy, C., Doody, O. and Tuohy, D.
National Institute of Health Science Research Bulletin

Other Publication

2017

A systematic review of nursing and midwifery quality care process metrics
Devane, D; McAuliffe, E; O'Connor, L; Murphy, F; Hunter, A; Brenner, M; Doody, O; Lyons, R; Sezgin, D; Browne, C; Barrett, N; van Bavel, B
PROSPERO register.

Peer Reviewed Journal

2019

The development of Nursing Quality Care Process Metrics and Indicators for use in Older Persons Care Settings: A Delphi‐Consensus Study
Murphy F., Doody O., Lyons R., Gallen A., Nolan M., Killeen A., Kavanagh P., Donegan J., Sezgin D.
Journal Of Advanced Nursing

2019

A guidance framework to aid in the selection of nursing and midwifery care process metrics and indicators
Murphy F.;Doody O.;Lyons R.;Brenner M.;O¿Connor L.;Hunter A.;Devane D.;Sezgin D.
Nursing Open DOI: 10.1002/nop2.273

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.,
International Journal Of Older People Nursing DOI: 10.1111/opn.12254

2019

Public health nurses¿ perinatal mental health training needs: A cross sectional survey
Noonan M.;Galvin R.;Jomeen J.;Doody O.
Journal Of Advanced Nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.14013

2019
2018

Irish Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialists’ Experiences of Their Role: A Qualitative Exploration
Fallon, N., Cassidy, I., Doody, O.
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

2018

Ethical Challenges in Intellectual Disability Research
Doody, O
Mathews Journal of Nursing and Care

2018

Exploring nursing staff views of responsive behaviours of people with dementia in long‐stay facilities
Clifford, C; Doody, O
Journal Of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing

2018

Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: an integrative review
Noonan, M., Doody, O., Jomeen, J., O’Regan, A., Galvin, R.
BMC family practice DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-018-0843-1

2017

Activities of Intellectual Disability Clinical Nurse Specialists in Ireland
Doody, O; Slevin, E; Taggart, L
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

2017

Improving the quality of nursing documentation in a palliative care setting: a quality improvement initiative
Stewart, K,Doody, O,Bailey, M,Moran, S
International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

2017

Employing a Qualitative Description Approach in Health Care Research
Bradshaw C, Atkinson S and Doody O
Global Qualitative Nursing Research DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2333393617742282

2017

Families' experiences of involvement in care planning in mental health services: an integrative literature review
Doody, O,Butler, MP,Lyons, R,Newman, D
Journal Of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12369

2016
2016

Nursing research ethics, guidance and application in practice
Doody, O; Noonan, M
British Journal Of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)

2016

Living with a brother who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder: a sister's perspective
O' Connell,Z, O'Halloran, M, Doody, O
British Journal Of Learning Disabilities DOI: 10.1111/bld.12109

2016

Setting a research question, aim and objective
Doody, O,Bailey, ME
Nurse researcher

2016
2016

VIP care in learning disability nursing
Doody, O
Learning Disability Practice

2015

Therapeutic relationships in intellectual disability nursing practice.
Crotty, G; Doody, O
Learning Disability Practice

2015

Practising infection control: an evidence-based approach
Crotty, G., Doody, O.
Learning Disability Practice

2015

Conducting a pilot study: case study of a novice researcher.
Doody, O; Doody, CM
British Journal Of Nursing

2014

Aggressive behaviour and its prevalence within five typologies
Crotty, G., Doody, O. and Lyons, R.
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1177/1744629513511356

2014

Clinical nurse specialists: a reflection on practice
Ryan, P. and Doody, O.
Learning Disability Practice DOI: 10.7748/ldp2014.02.17.1.26.e1490

2013

The effect of stress on health and its implications for nursing
O Donovan, R., Doody, O. and Lyons, R.
British Journal Of Nursing DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2013.22.16.969

2013

Raising a child with disability and dealing with life events: A mother’s journey
O Connell, T., O Halloran, M. and Doody, O.
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1177/1744629513509794

2013

Focus group interviews part 3: Analysis
Doody, O., Slevin, E. and Taggart, L.
British Journal Of Nursing

2013

Exploring fathers’ perceptions of parenting a child with Asperger syndrome
O Halloran, M., Sweeney, J. and Doody, O.
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1177/1744629513494928

2013

Helping young people with Asperger Syndrome
O Halloran, M. and Doody, O.
Learning Disability Practice DOI: 10.7748/ldp2013.04.16.3.14.e679

2013

Preparing for and conducting focus groups in nursing research: part 2
Doody, O., Slevin, E. and Taggart, L.
British Journal Of Nursing

2013

Promoting mutuality in a family-centred service
O Halloran, M. and Doody, O.
Learning Disability Practice DOI: 10.7748/ldp2013.05.16.4.16.e1428

2013

Focus group interviews in nursing research: part 1
Doody, O., Slevin, E. and Taggart, L.
British Journal Of Nursing

2012

Health promotion for people with intellectual disability and obesity
Doody C.M. and Doody O.
British Journal Of Nursing

2012

Final-year student nurses’ perceptions of role transition
Doody, O., Tuohy, D. and Deasy, C.
British Journal Of Nursing

2012

Intellectual disability nursing assessment: student reflections
Doody, O., McInerney, P. and Linnane, L.
British Journal Of Nursing

2012

Intellectual disability nursing and transcultural care
Doody, O. and Doody, C.M.
British Journal Of Nursing

2012

The development of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in intellectual disability nursing in Ireland
Doody, O., Slevin, E. and Taggart, L.
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1177/1744629512451223

2012

Intellectual disability nursing in Ireland: identifying its development and future
Doody, O., Slevin, E. and Taggart, L .
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1177/1744629512437091

2012

Transformational leadership in nursing practice
Doody, O. and Doody, C.M.
British Journal Of Nursing

2012

Nurses' perceptions of their role in rehabilitation of the older person
Burke, K.G. and Doody, O.
Nursing Older People

2011

The development of clinical nurse specialist roles in Ireland
Doody, O. and Bailey, M.E.
British Journal Of Nursing

2011

Introducing evidence into nursing practice: using the IOWA model
Doody, C.M. and Doody, O.
British Journal Of Nursing

Published Report

2019

The development of a national transfer document for use when an older person is being transferred from residential and acute settings
Coffey, A., O’Reilly, P., Meskell, P., Tuohy, D., O’Brien, B., Murphy, J., Doody, O., Graham, M., Fahy, A., Barry, L., O’Keeffe, J., Kiely, M., O’Doherty, J., Hoey, C. and Lang, D