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Ms. Carmel Bradshaw

Biography

A midwife and nurse with considerable experience in clinical midwifery, midwifery management and midwifery education.

Research interests include:
Ascertaining the experiences of women using maternity services and determining what women want from maternity services,
Care of women with high risk and/or complicated pregnancies
Assessment of clinical skills in a university setting
Clinical and competency assessment in undergraduate midwifery education programmes and
Management of change in midwifery practice


The recent publication of the ‘Midwife Registration Programme Standards and Requirements' 4th Edition document was led by Carmel at the request of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). This national project involved extensive consultation with all of the relevant stakeholders including maternity services user groups. This was a fantastic opportunity to influence the development and enhancement of midwifery undergraduate education and Carmel is very appreciative of the support and assistance in the production of the document by working party members and by the NMBI and of course by the numerous submissions from all involved in midwifery education and in the maternity services. It is hoped that the newly revised Standards and Requirements for the Midwifery programme will be instrumental in ensuring that our newly prepared midwifery graduates can bring life to the vision of maternity services, recently published in the National Maternity Strategy detailed below


  • 'Women and babies have access to safe, high quality care in a setting that is most appropriate to their needs; women and families are placed at the centre of all services, and are treated with dignity, respect and compassion; parents are supported before, during and after pregnancy to allow them to give their child the best possible start in life' (Dept. of Health Creating a Better Future Together National Maternity Strategy 2016-2026)

Research Interests

Research interests include:

Ascertaining the experiences of women using maternity services and determining what women want from maternity services,
Care of women with high risk and/or complicated pregnancies
Assessment of clinical skills in a university setting
Clinical and competency assessment in undergraduate midwifery education programmes and
Management of change in midwifery practice

Teaching Interests

I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach on a wide variety of modules and programmes in my teaching career which commenced in 1998.
My principal interest is in midwifery and I have taught on all aspects of the undergraduate midwifery curricula, postgraduate modules and I have successfully supervised a number of nurses and midwives undertaking taught Masters qualifications. I have also taught on undergraduate nursing programmes with a particular focus on maternity care and on communication.

I have a particular interest in teaching which involves the promotion of normal birth but also in the care of women whose pregnancies are complicated by pre existing conditions and those whose pregnancies are considered high risk. I am also very interested in health care management, clinical governance and clinical risk assessment

Professional Activities

Association

  • Assist in developing midwifery practice, education and management , Midwifery Leaders Group

Publications

Books

2009

An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes
Fahy, A; Butler, MP; Cassidy, I; Tuohy, D; O'Connor, M; Bradshaw, C; Quillinan, B; Tierney, C; McNamara, M; Egan, G
(2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes
(Ed.) Limerick : University of Limerick

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

Midwifery education in Ireland - The quest for modernity
O'Connell, R,Bradshaw, C
(2016) Midwifery education in Ireland - The quest for modernity
In Midwifery; pp. 34-36
DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.12.005

2013

Working and learning: Post-registration student midwives' experience of the competency assessment process
Bradshaw, C,Noonan, M,Barry, M,Atkinson, S
(2013) Working and learning: Post-registration student midwives' experience of the competency assessment process
In Midwifery; pp. 519-525
DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2012.04.010

2012

Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: A quality inititiative." .
Barry M, Bradshaw C and Noonan M
(2012) Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: A quality inititiative." .
In Nurse Education In Practice;
[ULIR]

2012

An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process
Barry, M,Noonan, M,Bradshaw, C,Murphy-Tighe, S
(2012) An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process
In Nurse Education Today; pp. 690-694
DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.09.007

2011

Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment
Fahy, A., Tuohy,D., Mc Namara, M.C., Butler, M.P., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C.
(2011) Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment
In Nursing Standard; pp. 42-49

2011

Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland
Butler M.P., Cassidy I., Quillinan B., Fahy A., Bradshaw C., Tuohy D., O'Connor M., Mc Namara M.C., Egan G., Tierney C.
(2011) Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland
In Nurse Education In Practice; pp. 298-303
DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2011.01.006

2001

Thromboembolic disorders during pregnancy, birth and the puerperium
Bradshaw, C; Bewley, C
(2001) Thromboembolic disorders during pregnancy, birth and the puerperium
In Midirs Midwifery Digest; pp. 56-59

Conference Publications

2015

Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M
(2015) Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference

2014

33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice
Carmel Bradshaw, Judi Pettigrew and Mary Fitzpatrick
(2014) 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice

2014

International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M
(2014) International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague

2014

Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Bradshaw. C, Pettigrew. J, Fitzpatrick. M.
(2014) Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference

2012

NICER (Nottingham International Conference in Education & Research),
Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., & Noonan M.
(2012) NICER (Nottingham International Conference in Education & Research),

2012

13TH Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin Optimising Health in the 21st Century
Bradshaw C and Murphy Tighe S
(2012) 13TH Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin Optimising Health in the 21st Century

2012

Nottingham International Conference in Education and Research (NICER Midwifery)
Murphy Tighe S, Bradshaw C
(2012) Nottingham International Conference in Education and Research (NICER Midwifery)

2011

Building Links, Working Together
Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., Noonan, M.
(2011) Building Links, Working Together

2011

International Congress of Midwives
Barry M, Noonan M, Bradshaw C, Murphy Tighe S
(2011) International Congress of Midwives

2011

International Congress of Midwives
Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M
(2011) International Congress of Midwives

2010

AISHE 6th International Conference Designing and Delivering Curricula for the future
Bradshaw C, Noonan M, Barry M, Murphy Tighe S
(2010) AISHE 6th International Conference Designing and Delivering Curricula for the future

2010

Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice
Fahy, A., Butler, M.P., Tuohy, D. O' Connor, Cassidy, I., M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, Egan, G., C., McNamara, M.,
(2010) Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice
Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.

2010

Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork
Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M
(2010) Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork

2010

11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education
Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., & Noonan M.
(2010) 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education
Trinity College Dublin

2010

Conversations in the Consortium
Bradshaw , Murphy Tighe S
(2010) Conversations in the Consortium

2009

9th Annual Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Ireland
Cassidy, I. Egan, G. Butler, M. P., Fahy, A., O Connor, M. Bradshaw, C. Quillinan, B. Tierney, C. McNamara, M., Tuohy, D.
(2009) 9th Annual Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Ireland

2009

Oral Paper presented by at the 9th Annual Research Conference
Cassidy, I. Egan, G. Butler, M.P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D. O' Connor, Cassidy, I., M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, Egan, G., C., McNamara, M.,
(2009) Oral Paper presented by at the 9th Annual Research Conference
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland.

2009

9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Fahy, A., Butler, M.P., Tuohy, D., O¿Connor, M., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Catherine Tierney, K., McNamara, M.C and Egan, G
(2009) 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery

2009

The 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin.
Fahy, A. Mc Namara, C. Tuohy, D. Butler, M. P. Cassidy, I. Egan, G. O' Connor, M. Bradshaw, C. Quillinan, B. Tierney, C.
(2009) The 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin.

2008

9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology.
Butler, M. P., Quillinan, B., Tuohy, D., O' Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Cassidy, I., Tierney, C. Fahy, A., Egan, G., McNamara, M.
(2008) 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology.

2008

9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology
Butler, M. P. Quillinan, B. Fahy, A., Cassidy, I., Tuohy, D., O' Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Tierney, C., McNamara, M., Egan, G.
(2008) 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Published Reports

2009

An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.
Butler, M P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D., O'Connor, M., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, C., Egan, G., Mc Namara, M. C.
(2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.
Limerick : University of Limerick pp. 1-103

ANET/COSs

2016

An exploration of Midwives'Perceptions of Caring for Women with Critical Care Needs in the Labour Ward Setting
Reale E, Noonan M and Bradshaw C
(2016) An exploration of Midwives'Perceptions of Caring for Women with Critical Care Needs in the Labour Ward Setting

[ULIR]

2012

An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship
Bradshaw, C and Murphy Tighe, S
(2012) An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship
pp. 46-

Abstracts

2012

An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship
Bradshaw C, Murphy Tighe S
(2012) An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship

2010

Exploration of first time mother's experience of their first antenatal visit
Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M
(2010) Exploration of first time mother's experience of their first antenatal visit

Thesiss

1993

A comparative study on treatment versus non treatment of the umbilical cord
Bradshaw, C
(1993) A comparative study on treatment versus non treatment of the umbilical cord
University of Surrey : University of Surrey