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Ms. Maebh Barry




MSc Midwifery PGDCHSE Dip Management RGN RM RNT

I completed my MSc study on ‘becoming a mother following in vitro fertilization' in University of Dublin, Trinity College. My on-going work is in the area of antenatal interventions to support the transition to parenthood for women and their partners. I have taken part in Limerick Lullaby project exploring the impact of singing lullabies during pregnancy. I have conducted research on infant CPR education for expectant I have worked extensively in midwifery practice and education and have conducted research into student midwives experience of the OSCE assessment process. I contribute to teaching and learning committees within the department, faculty and HSE. My research plan is centred on the following themes; antenatal interventions and the transition to parenthood, development of assessment tools, student midwife education.

Research Interests

Teaching Interests

Developing evidence based learning in midwifery and the use of innovative teaching learning and assessment strategies.

Professional Activities


  • Chair of the Dept. Teaching and Learning committee,
  • EHS teaching and learning committee,
  • HSE Teaching and Learning Curriculum Development Group,


  • Faculty support in practice for the University Maternity hospital


  • External examiner Bachelor in Midwifery Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College


Conference Publication


International Congress of Midwives 29th Triennial Congress,
Barry, M., Atkinson, S., Mantey, R., Murphy, D.

Other Journal

Other Publication


Singing lullabies in pregnancy: What benefits for women?
Carolan, M,Barry, M,Gamble, M,Turner, K,Mascarenas, O
Women And Birth DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2011.07.098

Peer Reviewed Journal


Exploring perinatal death with midwifery students' using a collaborative art project
Barry, M,Quinn, C,Bradshaw, C,Noonan, M,Brett, M,Atkinson, S,New, C
Nurse education today DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.004


Antenatal stress: An Irish case study
Carolan-Olah, M,Barry, M
Midwifery DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2013.03.014


The Limerick Lullaby project: An intervention to relieve prenatal stress.
Carolan, M., Barry, M., Gamble, M., Turner, K., & Mascareñas, Ó.
Midwifery DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2010.12.006


Assessing student midwives' clinical skills: Using QSCEs in an academic setting
Noonan M., Barry M., Bradshaw C.
Practising Midwife