Biography

I am a general nurse, midwife and public health nurse. I was awarded a Research Training Fellowship by the Health Research Board (2013-2016) to explore the nature and impact of concealed pregnancy. My research interests lie in maternal and child health, vulnerable populations, community and primary healthcare and concealed pregnancy.

Research Interests

Maternal & Child Health
Concealed Pregnancy-Doctoral Research
Antenatal Education & Parenthood
Primary Health Care & Community Engagement
Arts Based Research
Health Inequalities & Social Justice

Anyone interested in undertaking Masters or Doctoral research please email me at sylvia.murphy@ul.ie
Topics:
Coercive control and concealed pregnancy
Domestic violence and maternity care
Antenatal Education

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2013 Trinity College Dublin - HRB Research Fellow

Committee

  • 2006 Expert Advisory Group for Children -HSE,
  • Institute of Community Health Nursing,

Award

  • 1994 - Magennis Medal

Outreach

  • I am currently a member of @CA18211 On birth related trauma and am Chair of the International Training School Committee. I am a committee member of the Health Fusion Team Challenge working on inter-professional education which hosts an annual interprofessional competition nationally. I was a committee member of a ULCommunity Education Group working with the Regneration Area of St Mary's Parish. The C Well Project is aimed at building capacity around health and lifeskills through education 2012-2013 and was identified as a Campus Engage exemplar of good practice.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Parental experiences with changes in maternity care during the Covid-19 pandemic: A mixed-studies systematic review

Lalor JG., Sheaf G, Mulligan A, Ohaja M, Clive A, Murphy Tighe S, Esperanza D, Shorey S (2022) Parental experiences with changes in maternity care during the Covid-19 pandemic: A mixed-studies systematic review . Women And Birth

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2022

Fourth year intellectual disability student nurses' journey and future work intention: a qualitative study

Doody O., Meskell P., Murphy Tighe S., Noonan M., Kingston L (2022) Fourth year intellectual disability student nurses' journey and future work intention: a qualitative study. BMC Nursing

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2022

An integrative review of community nurse-led interventions to identify and respond to domestic abuse in the postnatal period

Boyle M., Murphy Tighe S (2022) An integrative review of community nurse-led interventions to identify and respond to domestic abuse in the postnatal period. Journal Of Advanced Nursing

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2021

The barriers and facilitators to implementing screening in emergency departments: a qualitative evidence synthesis (QES) protocol exploring the experiences of healthcare workers [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]

Barry, L and Galvin, R and Murphy Tighe, S and O'Connor, M and Ryan, D and Meskell, P (2021) The barriers and facilitators to implementing screening in emergency departments: a qualitative evidence synthesis (QES) protocol exploring the experiences of healthcare workers [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations] . Hrb Open Research

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2021

Policy, service, and training provision for women following a traumatic birth: an international knowledge mapping exercise

Thomson G., Quillet Diop M, Stuijfzand S , Horsch A., Murphy-Tighe S , Lalor JG et al (2021) Policy, service, and training provision for women following a traumatic birth: an international knowledge mapping exercise . BMC health services research

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2021

The barriers and facilitators to implementing screening in emergency departments: a qualitative evidence synthesis (QES) protocol exploring the experiences of healthcare workers

Barry L, Galvin R, Murphy Tighe S, OConnor M Ryan D, Meskell P (2021) The barriers and facilitators to implementing screening in emergency departments: a qualitative evidence synthesis (QES) protocol exploring the experiences of healthcare workers. Hrb Open Research

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2021

Interventions to Reduce Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Healthcare Staff in Nursing Homes; An Integrative Literature Review.

Asuquo, EG., Murphy Tighe, S., Bradshaw, C (2021) Interventions to Reduce Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Healthcare Staff in Nursing Homes; An Integrative Literature Review.. International Journal Of Nursing Studies

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2021

A Rapid Realist Review of Quality Care Process Metrics Implementation in Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Teeling SP., Davies C., Barnard M., et al (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-doi; 10.3390/ije

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2020

) Perinatal mental health in Ireland: A scoping review

Huschke S, MurphyTighe S, Barry M (2020) ) Perinatal mental health in Ireland: A scoping review. Midwifery

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2020

The use of music as an arts-based method in migrant health research: a scoping review protocol

Garry F ,Murphy Tighe S, MacFarlane A , Phelan H (2020) The use of music as an arts-based method in migrant health research: a scoping review protocol . Hrb Open Research

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2020

Effective workforce planning: Understanding final-year nursing and midwifery students' intentions to migrate after graduation.

Deasy C;O Loughlin C;Markey K;O Donnell C;Murphy Tighe S;Doody O;Tuohy D;Hussey M;O'Brien B;Meskell P; (2020) Effective workforce planning: Understanding final-year nursing and midwifery students' intentions to migrate after graduation.. Journal of nursing management

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2019

Regaining agency and autonomy: A grounded typology of concealed pregnancy

Murphy-Tighe S.;Lalor J. (2019) Regaining agency and autonomy: A grounded typology of concealed pregnancy. Journal of advanced nursing

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2018

Midwifery students' experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study

Bradshaw C, Murphy-Tighe S, Doody O (2018) Midwifery students' experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study. Nurse Education Today :213-217

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2018

Preparing midwifery students for practice: the value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice.

Bradshaw C, Barry M, Noonan M, Murphy Tighe S, Atkinson S (2018) Preparing midwifery students for practice: the value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice. . Midwifery :112-114

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2017

Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology

Murphy Tighe S (2017) Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology. Journal Of Reproductive And Infant Psychology :538-539

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2017

Book Review Modern Management of Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders

Murphy Tighe S (2017) Book Review Modern Management of Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders. British Journal Of Midwifery :-2-3

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2017

The Oxford handbook of perinatal psychology

Murphy Tighe S. (2017) The Oxford handbook of perinatal psychology. Journal Of Reproductive And Infant Psychology :538-539

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2016

Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue part 1

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue part 1. The Practising Midwife

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2016

Concealed Pregnancy: A Concept Analysis

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) Concealed Pregnancy: A Concept Analysis. Journal Of Advanced Nursing :50-61

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2016

Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue Part 2

Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2016) Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue Part 2. The Practising Midwife

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2013

Facilitating effective initiation of breastfeeding - a review of the recent evidence base

Barry, M., Murphy Tighe, S. (2013) Facilitating effective initiation of breastfeeding - a review of the recent evidence base. British Journal Of Midwifery :312-315

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2013

Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education

Murphy Tighe S.;Bradshaw C. (2013) Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education. Nurse education today :1347-1351

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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.. Nurse Education Today :690-694

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2012

An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the OSCE assessment process

Barry, M., Noonan, M., Bradshaw, C., Murphy Tighe, S (2012) An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the OSCE assessment process. Nurse Education Today

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2012

Peer supported review of teaching:Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education

Murphy Tighe S, Bradshaw C (2012) Peer supported review of teaching:Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education. Nurse Education Today

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2011

An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process

Barry, M., Noonan, M., Bradshaw, C., Murphy Tighe, S. (2011) An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process. Nurse Education Today

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2010

An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education

Tighe, SM (2010) An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education. Midwifery :294-303

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2008

An exploration of the attitudes of attendees and non-attendees towrads antenatal education

S Murphy Tighe (2008) An exploration of the attitudes of attendees and non-attendees towrads antenatal education. National Institute Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin :3032-

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Books

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Book Chapters

2021

Concealed Pregnancy, Birth & Infanticide: The Impact of Criminalising Traumatised Women

Murphy Tighe S., Lalor JG (2021) Concealed Pregnancy, Birth & Infanticide: The Impact of Criminalising Traumatised Women . Dublin : Wordwell Press Birth and the Irish: A Miscellany

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2020

Myles Textbook for Midwives 17th Ed

Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2020) Myles Textbook for Midwives 17th Ed. London : Elsevier Chapter 12 Concealed Pregnancy

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

2016

A hidden trauma

Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2016) A hidden trauma. The World of irish Nursing and Midwifery

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2008

Prevention is Everything

Tighe, SM (2008) Prevention is Everything. World of Irish Nursing :30-31

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Conference Publications

2022

The 10th Nordic Music Therapy Conference

Cheung, P. S., McCaffrey, T., Murphy-Tighe, S., & Mahady, M. (2022) The 10th Nordic Music Therapy Conference .

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2022

The role of music therapy in maternity care.

Cheung PS., McCaffrey T., Murphy-Tighe S., Mahady M., (2022) The role of music therapy in maternity care..

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2021

40th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Cheung, P. S., McCaffrey, T., Murphy-Tighe, S., & Mahady, M. (2021) 40th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.

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2021

49th NAPCRG Annual Meeting

Garry F MacFarlane A Murphy-Tighe S, Phelan A (2021) 49th NAPCRG Annual Meeting .

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2021

Trinity Health Education International Research Conference

Cheung PS., McCaffrey T., Murphy Tighe, S. (2021) Trinity Health Education International Research Conference .

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2019

HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference University Hospital Limerick, CERC, 19/02/2019-19/02/2019.

Deasy, C., Meskell, P., O'Donnell, C., Markey, K., Doody, O., Murphy-Tighe, S., O'Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Hussey, M., O'Loughlin, C. [Oral Presentation] (2019) HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference University Hospital Limerick, CERC, 19/02/2019-19/02/2019..

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2017

International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada

Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2017) International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada.

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2017

International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada

Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2017) International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada.

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2016

Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin 2016

Murphy Tighe S Lalor J G (2016) Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin 2016.

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2016

Invited Speaker, Research Seminar Series, Bessborough Care Centre, Cork

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) Invited Speaker, Research Seminar Series, Bessborough Care Centre, Cork.

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2016

Institutions & Ireland: Medicine, Health & Welfare

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) Institutions & Ireland: Medicine, Health & Welfare.

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2015

NUIG 5th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Galway

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) NUIG 5th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Galway.

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2015

16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, TCD

Murphy Tighe S, Begley C, Lalor, JG (2015) 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, TCD.

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2015

Shame, Stigma & Medicine Workshop TLRH, TCD

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) Shame, Stigma & Medicine Workshop TLRH, TCD.

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2015

EU Domestic Violence Conference, QUB

Murphy S, Lalor JG (2015) EU Domestic Violence Conference, QUB.

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2015

Motherhood and Culture International & interdisciplinary Conference NUI Maynooth

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) Motherhood and Culture International & interdisciplinary Conference NUI Maynooth.

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2015

UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference Building Child & Family Support Systems

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference Building Child & Family Support Systems.

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2015

1st HSE Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) 1st HSE Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference.

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2015

BASPCAN Congress Edinburgh

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) BASPCAN Congress Edinburgh.

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2014

15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2014) 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin.

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2014

34th Society for Reproductive & Infant Psychology

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2014) 34th Society for Reproductive & Infant Psychology.

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2014

Perceptions of Pregnancy from Medieval to Modern Conference

Murphy Tighe S, lalor J.G (2014) Perceptions of Pregnancy from Medieval to Modern Conference.

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2014

33rd Annual international Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI

Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2014) 33rd Annual international Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI.

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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.

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2012

Trinity College Dublin 13th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference

C Bradshaw, S Murphy Tighe (2012) Trinity College Dublin 13th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference.

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2012

UCC Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference

A Barry, S Murphy Tighe (2012) UCC Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference.

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2012

Nottingham International Conference for Education and research in midwifery

S Murphy Tighe and C Bradshaw (2012) Nottingham International Conference for Education and research in midwifery.

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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).

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2011

International Congress of Midwives

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

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2010

Conversations in the Consortium

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

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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.

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Conference Contributions

2022

Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Resilience, Rehabilitation and Re-ablement, 9th March, Dublin. Poster presentation, 9th March Dublin

Browne, M., Noonan, M., Tuohy, T., Bradshaw, C., Atkinson, S., Murphy Tighe, S., Grealish, A, Gibbons, M., and Murphy, L. (2022) Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Resilience, Rehabilitation and Re-ablement, 9th March, Dublin. Poster presentation, 9th March Dublin .

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2022

Concealed Pregnancy: The Research Base

Murphy Tighe S (2022) Concealed Pregnancy: The Research Base.

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2021

RCSI Faculty for Nursing and Midwifery's 40th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference

Meskell, P., O Donnell, C., Doody, O., Murphy-Tighe, S., Noonan, M., Kingston, L., Hussey, M., O Loughlin, C. (2021) RCSI Faculty for Nursing and Midwifery's 40th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference.

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2021

4th Perinatal Mental Health Conference of the University Maternity Hospital Limerick

Cheung, P. S., McCaffrey, T., Murphy-Tighe, S., & Mahady, M. (2021) 4th Perinatal Mental Health Conference of the University Maternity Hospital Limerick.

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2020

Reconceptualising concealed pregnancy, understanding complex trauma and the association with infanticide

Murphy Tighe S., Lalor JG (2020) Reconceptualising concealed pregnancy, understanding complex trauma and the association with infanticide.

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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) HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference.

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2018

State Failures to Protect Women Who Experience a Concealed Pregnancy

Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2018) State Failures to Protect Women Who Experience a Concealed Pregnancy .

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2018

Concealed Pregnancy: Findings from The KISS Study

Murphy Tighe S (2018) Concealed Pregnancy: Findings from The KISS Study .

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2018

Hiding Women Hiding Pregnancy

Murphy-Tighe S (2018) Hiding Women Hiding Pregnancy.

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Other Publications

2022

Parental experiences with changes in maternity care during the Covid-19 pandemic: A mixed-studies systematic review

Lalor J.G.;Sheaf G.;Mulligan A.;Ohaja M.;Clive A.;Murphy-Tighe S.;Ng E.D.;Shorey S. (2022) Parental experiences with changes in maternity care during the Covid-19 pandemic: A mixed-studies systematic review. Women And Birth

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2020

Perinatal mental health in Ireland: A scoping review

Huschke S.;Murphy-Tighe S.;Barry M. (2020) Perinatal mental health in Ireland: A scoping review. Midwifery

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2018

The Spaces Between Us Exhibition

Gardiner A (curator) ; Murphy-Tighe S (2018) The Spaces Between Us Exhibition.

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2014

Concealed pregnany: Secrecy and Silence in Forum Journal of the ICGP

Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2014) Concealed pregnany: Secrecy and Silence in Forum Journal of the ICGP.

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2013

Lymphoedema: measuring its impact on quality of life of breast cancer patients referred to an Irish Lymphoedema Service using a lymphoedema-specific instrument

Barry, A,Tighe, SM,Merrigan, A,Tormey, S (2013) Lymphoedema: measuring its impact on quality of life of breast cancer patients referred to an Irish Lymphoedema Service using a lymphoedema-specific instrument. Irish journal of medical science :42-42

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2013

Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education

Tighe, SM,Bradshaw, C (2013) Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education. Nurse education today :1347-1351

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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. :46-

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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.

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2004

An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education.

Tighe, SM (2004) An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education.. RCSI

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