Biography



Academic Qualifications
PhD, MA (Ed), BSc (Nursing), Diploma in Professional Studies, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Professional Qualifications
Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID), St Vincent's Centre, Lisnagry
Registered General Nurse (RGN), Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin
Qualified Instructor in Manual Handling and Client Lifting Techniques
Profile

Currently, I am a Professor in the Department of Nursing & Midwifery with a focus on the psychological care of adults with Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
In January 2012, I was appointed as Head of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. 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.
Awards
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


In 2018, I was successful in achieving seed funding, from UL's HRI, to conduct a study to evaluate the experiences and psychological impact of Stevens Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) on adults' wellbeing.

In 2021/2022, I successfully led a HRB-ILP application to develop an innovative SJS/TEN quality of life (QoL) outcome measure (QoLTEN) to assess the nuanced QoL experiences of these patients. The research team, that I work with, comprises national and international clinicians, researchers and patients.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2023 University of Limerick - Professor
  • 2017 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer
  • 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

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).

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Post-acute phase and sequelae management of epidermal necrolysis: an international, multidisciplinary DELPHI-based consensus

Ingen-Housz-Oro S.;Schmidt V.;Ameri M.M.;Abe R.;Brassard A.;Mostaghimi A.;Paller A.S.;Romano A.;Didona B.;Kaffenberger B.H.;Ben Said B.;Thong B.Y.H.;Ramsay B.;Brezinova E.;Milpied B.;Mortz C.G.;Chu C.Y.;Sotozono C.;Gueudry J.;Fortune D.G.;Dridi S.M.;Tartar D.;Do-Pham G.;Gabison E.;Phillips E.J.;Lewis F.;Salavastru C.;Horvath B.;Dart J.;Setterfield J.;Newman J.;Schulz J.T.;Delcampe A.;Brockow K.;Seminario-Vidal L.;Jörg L.;Watson M.P.;Gonçalo M.;Lucas M.;Torres M.;Noe M.H.;Hama N.;Shear N.H.;O’Reilly P.;Wolkenstein P.;Romanelli P.;Dodiuk-Gad R.P.;Micheletti R.G.;Tiplica G.S.;Sheridan R.;Rauz S.;Ahmad S.;Chua S.L.;Flynn T.H.;Pichler W.;Le S.T.;Maverakis E.;Walsh S.;French L.E.;Brüggen M.C. (2023) Post-acute phase and sequelae management of epidermal necrolysis: an international, multidisciplinary DELPHI-based consensus. Orphanet Journal Of Rare Diseases

2022

Psychotherapeutic interventions for burns patients and the potential use with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis patients: A systematic integrative review.

O'Reilly P;Meskell P;Whelan B;Kennedy C;Ramsay B;Coffey A;Fortune DG;Walsh S;Ingen-Housz-Oro S;Bunker CB;Wilson DM;Delaunois I;Dore L;Howard S;Ryan S; (2022) Psychotherapeutic interventions for burns patients and the potential use with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis patients: A systematic integrative review.. Plos One

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. (2021) Patients', family members' and healthcare practitioners' experiences of Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: a qualitative descriptive study using emotional touchpoints. Journal Of The European Academy Of Dermatology And Venereology

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. (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. International Journal Of Older People Nursing

Books

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Other Journals

2020

Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: How to use generativity as a principle of Appreciative Inquiry.

Watkins, S., Dewar, B., Graham, M., Murphy, F., Kennedy, C. & O'Reilly, P (2020) Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: How to use generativity as a principle of Appreciative Inquiry. . International Practice Development Journal

Conference Publications

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. (2019) 67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting 2019.

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) AIGNA 11th Annual Conference.

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) 67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting.

Conference Contributions

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. (2019) 167th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting.

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) 67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting.

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) 67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting 2019.

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

Published Reports

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. (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. . Dublin : UCD

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. (2015) Consultation and analysis for the development of a Scheme(s) to demonstrate Maintenance of Professional Competence for Nurses and Midwives. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, Dublin : Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, Dublin

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Other Publications

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 (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. . CRD42018111369 Available from: : PROSPERO