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Dr. Annette Murphy PhD, PG Dip in Maternal and Child Health, RM, RGN, NRRI

Title:

Lecturer in Applied Health Care

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Health Sciences Administration - Nursing & Healthcare

Telephone:

+353 0 51 834220

Room Name/ Num:

Room 201

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Annette has just graduated with a PhD by Research, funded by the HSE involving antenatal care services for low risk pregnant women. Annette’s professional qualifications involve general nursing and midwifery. Annette’s research area involves woman-centred care and links with midwifery-led care, referral pathways/ access to midwifery-led care and alternative health care to enhance well-being both during pregnancy and in general. Annette has previously worked at WIT as an assistant lecturer and is currently employed by WIT as a Technical Officer for Nursing and Healthcare and facilitates lecturing hours. In addition, Annette currently continues to work as a registered practicing midwife with the maternity services at UHW.

Research

Annette’s research area involves woman-centred care and links with midwifery-led care, referral pathways/ access to midwifery-led care and alternative health care to enhance well-being both during pregnancy and in general.

Annette has just graduated with a PhD by Research, funded by the HSE involving antenatal care services for low risk pregnant women.  Annette has attended presented at over 10 national conferences and 2 overseas conferences as part of the dissemination process involving her PhD.

Annette has currently submitted a funding application with the Irish Research Council to publish her PhD research findings and has submitted a funding application to the WIT PhD scholarship programme 2015.

Recent Publications:

Murphy A., Gooney, M. and  Sheahan, L. (2015) Antenatal care for low-risk pregnant women in the South East. WIT Research Matters Publication. In press

Murphy A., Gooney, M. and  Sheahan, L. (2014) The provision of  antenatal care for low risk pregnant women in the South East Maternity Matters, Inaugural Wexford Hospital Newsletter, Vol 1(1)  In press  

Murphy A., Wells J.S, Chesser-Smyth P., Sheahan L., and Foley M. (2014) An exploratory survey of low risk pregnant women’s perceptions of antenatal care and services in Southern Ireland. International Journal of Childbirth. 4(3), 169-182 .

Murphy, A (2013) Antenatal care for low risk pregnant women in the South East of Ireland: An exploratory study   Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director-ONMSD HSE Newsletter, Vol 4 (2), 7-8.

Murphy A., Gooney M., Chesser-Smyth P., and Sheahan L (2012) Antenatal options: Developing midwife-led services in Ireland. World of Irish Nursing.  Vol 20 (9), 49-51.

Awards from poster presentations at conferences:

Murphy, A., Chesser-Smyth, P., & Sheahan, L., (2011) ‘The Road Less Travelled in Irish Antenatal Care Services’ -Celebrating Nursing Week at WRH- 20th September 2011- published in WRH newsletter 1st place poster prize

Murphy, A., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2011) An exploration of the perceptions of low risk pregnant women and their care providers regarding antenatal care services -WIT Research Day-‘Celebration of Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity’ 13th April, WIT book of abstracts and conference proceedings 2011 – Poster publication - Prize 3rd place

Murphy, A., Gooney, M, Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2013) Finding the way forward! Establishing referral pathways to midwifery led care-WIT Research Day-‘ Dissemination, engagement and impact’ 30th April -WIT book of abstracts and conference proceedings 2013, Poster publication –  Prize 2nd place

Teaching

Annette has provided lectures in general Nursing at WIT since 2009 both as an outside lecturer and has been previously employed as an assistant lecturer in 2013.

Annette was involved in the provision of teaching experience over a four year period from 2003-2007 involving facilitation of the ‘Respect Project’ following intensive training. This was a joint venture involving Crisis Pregnancy/ HSE for second level students throughout schools in the South East in the area of sexual education and expression.

Annette has provided lectures provided for the Civil Defence & the Order of Malta on obstetrical emergencies.

Professional

Annette has practised as a general nurse/midwife since 1985, and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health in 2009. Annette’s midwifery role involved the development of a midwives clinic in 2003. In addition, Annette’s role involves the facilitation of antenatal education sessions for prospective parents-to-be.

Annette’s role as a midwife has involved the following initiatives:

  • Initiation and provision of a midwifery-led clinic since 2003
  • Initiated education sessions for teens at youth café ‘Squashy Couch’ in 2004.
  • Preparation of the antenatal education section of the annual maternity report.

Annette has co-ordinated three successful antenatal education day seminars for antenatal education facilitators in the South-Eastern area involving recruitment of outside academic speakers and interagency collaboration. Annette has had the responsibility for training-up midwives in the practical skills involved in facilitation of antenatal education sessions since 2005.

Membership

Annette was student representative on Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee (REIC) during PhD candidature from 2010-2014.

Annette is a member of the RCNME midwifery education committee since it’s foundation in 2010.

Publications during PhD

Journal publications

Murphy A., Gooney, M. and  Sheahan, L. (2015) Antenatal care for low-risk pregnant women in the South East. WIT Research Matters Publication. In press

Murphy A., Gooney, M. and  Sheahan, L. (2014) The provision of  antenatal care for low risk pregnant women in the South East Maternity Matters, Inaugural Wexford Hospital Newsletter, Vol 1(1)  In press  

Murphy A., Wells J.S, Chesser-Smyth P., Sheahan L., and Foley M. (2014) An exploratory survey of low risk pregnant women’s perceptions of antenatal care and services in Southern Ireland. International Journal of Childbirth. 4(3), 169-182 .

Murphy, A (2013) Antenatal care for low risk pregnant women in the South East of Ireland: An exploratory study   Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director-ONMSD HSE Newsletter, Vol 4 (2), 7-8.

Murphy A., Gooney M., Chesser-Smyth P., and Sheahan L (2012) Antenatal options: Developing midwife-led services in Ireland. World of Irish Nursing.  Vol 20 (9), 49-51.

Thesis on WIT library repository

Cullen-Murphy, A. (2014) The Provision of Antenatal Care for Low Risk Pregnant Women in the South Eastern Region of Ireland: A Mixed Methods Study [Volume 1]. PhD thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Cullen-Murphy, A. (2014) The Provision of Antenatal Care for Low Risk Pregnant Women in the South Eastern Region of Ireland: A Mixed Methods Study [Volume 2]. PhD thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Other conference poster presentations

Murphy, A., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2011) Pathways in Irish Antenatal Care Services -The Coombe Women’s and Infant’s University Hospital Conference -‘The Essence of Midwifery Care Conference-Hot Topics’ 5th May 2011-Poster presentation-

Murphy, A., Chesser-Smyth, P., and Sheahan, L., (2011) - The Road Less Travelled in Irish Antenatal Care Services’ Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Annual Joint Midwives Conference – ‘Making it right when things go wrong’ 13th Oct 2011, Poster Presentation-

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2012) ‘Finding the Way-Establishing Midwifery-Led Referral Pathways in the South’ -RSCI International Conference- poster presentation "Nursing and Midwifery Practice in a Global Community: Collaborating and Networking for the Future”. 23rd February 2012, Poster presentation-

Murphy, A., Chesser-Smyth, P., and Sheahan, L., (2012) – ‘Which way to go?’’ Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Annual Joint Midwives Conference – ‘Every woman needs a midwife and some need a Doctor too!’’ 18th Oct 2012, Poster Presentation-

Oral presentations during PhD

Murphy, A., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2011) -‘Scoping the research project and overview prior to ethical submission?’  Oral presentation for Maternity Multidisciplinary Unit Meeting 30- mins-

Murphy, A., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2011) -‘What women want for their antenatal care?  Preliminary findings of Phase 1 of research project. -RCSI Waterford Midwifery Conference ‘Embracing Women’s Health’- 22nd Sept 2011-Category 1 approval-Oral presentation-30 minute slot

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2012) An exploration of what women want for their antenatal care -19th April 2012- provided oral presentation Maternity Unit 30- 45mins-

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2012) 2nd May2012- provided oral presentation-WIT Research Day-‘The provision of antenatal care for low risk women- Findings of Phase 1’

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2012) oral presentation -  30 mins slot -Cambridge at NET 2012 conference in September 3rd-6th ‘Facilitating the establishment of midwifery-led referral pathways’ 

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2012) oral presentation –  20 mins slot -19th Sept-Presentation of research for DON meeting at NMPDU in Kilkenny at request of Mark White. On line ‘go-to meeting’ technology like a webinar.  ‘Facilitating the establishment of midwifery-led referral pathways’ 

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2012) oral presentation -  40 mins slot - Back to basics day-Sept 13th-asked by AMP ‘Facilitating the establishment of midwifery-led referral pathways’ 

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2012) 7th and 8th Nov 2012- Trinity College Conference-oral presentation-

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2013) oral presentation -  40 mins slot – Antenatal education day Feb 8th dissemination of research ‘Facilitating the establishment of midwifery-led referral pathways’

Murphy, A., Gooney, M., Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2013) ‘‘Facilitating midwifery-led referral pathways'’ -RSCI International Conference- "Nursing and Midwifery Practice  in times of austerity”. 21rd February 2013, oral presentation

Murphy, A., Gooney, M, Chesser-Smyth, P. and Sheahan, L., (2013) Antenatal care for low risk pregnant women in the Southeast of Ireland: an exploratory study-WIT Research Day-‘ Dissemination, engagement and impact’ 30th April 2013-oral presentation –

Murphy, A., Gooney, M.  and Sheahan, L. (2014) Findings from the antenatal care research study in the South East of Ireland- Dissemination for maternity unit at UHW

Murphy, A., Gooney, M.  and Sheahan, L. (2015) Finding the way forward Care 4 International Congress, University of Antwerp 4-6 Feb 2015