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Dr. Pauline O'Reilly

Biography


Professional Qualifications


Registered General Nurse (RGN), Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin


Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID), St Vincent's Centre, Lisnagry


Qualified Instructor in Manual Handling and Client Lifting Techniques


Profile


Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing & Midwifery. In January 2012, I was appointed as Head of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. I led a department of 36 staff 26 of which are academic posts. My tenure was completed in June 2017.


Within my nursing career I have been involved in both clinical nursing practice and nursing management. My teaching career commenced in 1992, where I taught in the School Of Nursing in St Vincents, Lisnagry. In 2000, I became a faculty member of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the University of Limerick. I have been a Course Director for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery, the BNS and the BSc (Intellectual Disability) programmes from 2000 until 2006.



Nominated four times for an excellence in teaching award, in the University of Limerick.
Awarded the Dr Ledwith Gold medal for the highest academic achievements in nursing registration exams.

Research Interests


  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome/ toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Psychological care of patients
  • Self-Esteem and Coping Strategies
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health



Teaching Interests


I have been nominated and shortlisted on four occasions for an excellence in teaching award in the University of Limerick. I have an average teacher effectiveness score of 4.9/5. I have consistently scored well above average on all teaching and learning evaluations.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2012 University of Limerick - Head of Department
  • 2000 University of Limerick - Lecturer/ Course Director
  • 1992 Daughterrs of Charity - Nurse Tutor
  • 1991 Daughters of Charity - Clinical Nurse Manager
  • 1990 Eastern Health Board - Staff Nurse
  • 1989 Eastern Health Board - Student Nurse (General)
  • 1984 Daughters of Charity - Staff Nurse
  • 1981 Daughters of Charity - Student Nurse (Intellectual Disability)

Education

  • 2011 Mary Immaculate College - PhD
  • 1999 University of Limerick - M.A.
  • 1996 University College Cork - BSc (Nursing)
  • 1995 University College Cork - Diploma in Professional Studies
  • 1993 University College Cork - Certificate

Award

  • 1984 - Dr Ledwith Gold Medal

Association

  • Chair, IUA (Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Departments)
  • Member, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Consultancy

  • Dundalk Institiute of Technology -

    From 2005 to 2008 I was an External Examiner in Dundalk Institute of Technology for


    taught postgraduate nursing programmes.


    In September 2015, I was reappointed as an external examiner in Dundalk Institute of Technology for the BSc Nursing (Intellectual Disability).

Publications

Book

Conference Contribution

2019

167th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting
O'Reilly, P., Meskell, P., Doody, O., Kiely, M., O'Doherty, J., Dore, L., Barry, L., Fahy, A., Graham, M., Murphy, J., O'Keeffe, J., O'Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Coffey, A.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz103.90

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

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

67th Annual Scientific Meeting Irish Gerontological Society
O'Reilly, P., Meskell, P., Doody, O., Kiely, M., O'Doherty, J., Dore, L., Barry, L., Fahy, A., Graham, M., Murphy, J., O'Keeffe, J., O'Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Coffey, A.

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

67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting
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

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

67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting 2019
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.

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

2019

67th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society, Innovation, Advances and Excellence in Ageing
O'Reilly, P., Meskell, P., Doody, O., Kiely, M., O'Doherty, J., Dore, L., Barry, L., Fahy, A., Graham, M., Murphy, J., O'Keeffe, J., O'Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Coffey, A.

2019

All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, (AIGNA) 11 th Annual Conference, Integration and Communication: Reaching out to Older Persons and Their Families
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

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

67th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society, Innovation, Advances and Excellence in Ageing
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.

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.

Conference Publication

2019

67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting
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.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz103.106

2019

AIGNA 11th Annual Conference
O'Reilly, P., O'Brien, B. Graham, M. Murphy, J, Barry, L., Doody, O., Fahy, A., Hoey, C., Kiely, M., Lang., Meskell, P., O'Doherty, J., Tuohy, D., O'Keeffe, J., Coffey, A.

2019

67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting 2019
O'Reilly, P., Meskell, P., Doody., O., Kiely, M., O'Doherty, J., Dore, L., Barry, L., Fahy, A., Graham, M., Murphy, J., O'Keeffe, O'Brien, B., Tuohy, D., B., Coffey, A.
DOI: https://www.irishgerontology.com/sites/default/files/basic_page_pdf/IGS%202019%20Programme%20Book%2019%20Sept.pdf

2016

45th Annual Conference of the Society of Academic Primary Care
O'Reilly, P., Lee, S.H., O'Sullivan, M., Cullen, W., Kennedy, C., and MacFarlane, A

2016

35th International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, RCSI: Dublin
Hegarty J., Fealy G.M., Casey, M., Brady, A.M., Kennedy, C., McNamara, M., and O'Reilly, P

2016

35th International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, RCSI: Dublin
Casey, M., Hegarty J., Fealy G.M., Brady, A.M., Kennedy, C., McNamara, M., and O'Reilly, P

2016

2nd HSE West- Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference: Limerick
Newman, D., O'Reilly, P., Lee, S.H., and Kennedy, C

2016

2nd HSE West- Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference: Limerick
O'Reilly, P., Lee, S.H., O'Sullivan, M., Cullen, W., Kennedy, C., and MacFarlane, A

2009

2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUIG
O'Reilly, P., Lyons, C.W and Breen, J.

2009

Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference
O'Reilly, P., Lyons, C.W and Breen, J.

Other Journal

2017

Other Publication

2019

Integrative review; identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care
Kennedy C.;O’Reilly P.;O’Connell R.;O’Leary D.;Fealy G.;Hegarty J.;Brady A.;Nicholson E.;McNamara M.;Casey M.
Journal of advanced nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.14121

2018

The psychological impact of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) on an adult's well-being: protocol for an integrative literature review.
O'Reilly, P, Kennedy, C, Coffey, A, Delaunois, I, Dore, L, Howard, S, Meskell, P, Ramsay, B, Scanlon, C, Wilson, D.M, Ryan, S

2015

Peer Reviewed Journal

2021

Patients', family members' and healthcare practitioners' experiences of Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: a qualitative descriptive study using emotional touchpoints
O'Reilly P.;Whelan B.;Ramsay B.;Kennedy C.;Meskell P.;Coffey A.;Wilson D.M.;Fortune D.G.;Ryan S.
Journal Of The European Academy Of Dermatology And Venereology DOI: 10.1111/jdv.16958

2020

The psychological impact of Stevens¿Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis on patients¿ lives: a Critically Appraised Topic
O'Reilly P.;Kennedy C.;Meskell P.;Coffey A.;Delaunois I.;Dore L.;Howard S.;Ramsay B.;Scanlon C.;Wilson D.;Whelan B.;Ryan S.
British Journal Of Dermatology DOI: 10.1111/bjd.18746

2020

Identifying contemporary early retirement factors and strategies to encourage and enable longer working lives: A scoping review
Wilson D.M.;Errasti-Ibarrondo B.;Low G.;O'Reilly P.;Murphy F.;Fahy A.;Murphy J.
International Journal Of Older People Nursing DOI: 10.1111/opn.12313

2019

Developing a new health-related policy analysis tool: An action research cooperative inquiry approach
Casey M.;Rohde D.;Brady A.;Fealy G.;Hegarty J.;Kennedy C.;McNamara M.;Nicholson E.;O'Connell R.;O'Connor L.;O'Leary D.;O'Reilly P.;Stokes D.
Journal of nursing management DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12804

2019

Identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care: an integrative review
Kennedy, C., O'Reilly, P., O'Connell, R., O'Leary, D., Fealy, G., Hegarty, J., Brady, A., Nicholson, E., McNamara, M. and Casey, M.
Journal of advanced nursing

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

2018

'Discursive constructions of professional identity in policy and regulatory discourse'
Fealy, G, Hegarty, J, McNamara, M, Casey, M, O'Leary, D, Kennedy, C, O'Reilly, P, O'Connell, R, Brady, A, & Nicholson, E
Journal Of Advanced Nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.13723

2017

Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions on requirements to demonstrate the maintenance of professional competence
Casey, M,Cooney, A,O'Connell, R,Hegarty, JM,Brady, AM,O'Reilly, P,Kennedy, C,Heffernan, E,Fealy, G,McNamara, M,O'Connor, L
Journal of advanced nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.13171

2017
2015

Am I covered?': an analysis of a national enquiry database on scope of practice
Brady, AM,Fealy, G,Casey, M,Hegarty, J,Kennedy, C,McNamara, M,O'Reilly, P,Prizeman, G,Rohde, D
Journal of advanced nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.12711

2015

Facilitators and barriers in expanding scope of practice: findings from a national survey of Irish nurses and midwives
Fealy, GM,Rohde, D,Casey, M,Brady, AM,Hegarty, J,Kennedy, C,McNamara, M,O'Reilly, P,Prizeman, G
Journal of clinical nursing DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12980

2015

Comparative analysis of nursing and midwifery regulatory and professional bodies' scope of practice and associated decision-making frameworks: a discussion paper
Kennedy, C,O'Reilly, P,Fealy, G,Casey, M,Brady, AM,McNamara, M,Prizeman, G,Rohde, D,Hegarty, J
Journal of advanced nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.12660

2015

Mental health service users' experiences of mental health care: an integrative literature review
Newman, D,O'Reilly, P,Lee, SH,Kennedy, C
Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12202

2015

Scope of practice decision making: findings from a national survey of Irish nurses and midwives
Fealy, G,Casey, M,Rohde, D,Brady, AM,Hegarty, J,Kennedy, C,McNamara, M,O'Reilly, P,Prizeman, G
Journal of clinical nursing DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12896

2015

Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions of a scope of nursing and midwifery practice framework
Casey, M,Fealy, G,Kennedy, C,Hegarty, J,Prizeman, G,McNamara, M,O'Reilly, P,Brady, AM,Rohde, D
Journal of advanced nursing DOI: 10.1111/jan.12603

Published Report

2019

The development of a national transfer document for use when an older person is being transferred from residential to 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.

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

2018

Evaluation of The Alzheimers Society of Ireland Dementia Adviser Service
Coffey, A., Cornally, N., Hegarty, J., O'Caoimh, R., O'Reilly, P., O'Loughlin, C., Drennan, J., Clarke, C., Hartigan. I
DOI: https://www.lenus.ie/handle/10147/623818

2017

Consultation and Analysis for Guidance Projects Emanating from the Review of the Scope of Practice, Framework, Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics and the Review of Undergraduate Degree Programmes.
Casey M., Brady AM., Fealy G., Hegarty J., Kennedy C., McNamara M., Nicholson E., O'Connell R., O'Connor L., O'Leary D., O'Reilly P., Rhode D and Stokes D.

2015

Consultation and analysis for the development of a Scheme(s) to demonstrate Maintenance of Professional Competence for Nurses and Midwives
Hegarty, J., Cooney, A., O' Connell, R., Brady, A.M., Fealy, G., Heffernan, E., Kennedy, C., McNamara, M., O'Reilly, P., O' Connor, L., O' Leary D., Ryan, K., O'Mahony, A., & Casey, M.

2014

National Review of the Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
Fealy GM, Casey M, Brady AM, Hegarty J, Kennedy C, McNamara M, O'Reilly P, Prizeman G, Rohde D