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Ann Sheridan

Associate Professor

School Of Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166427
Email: ann.sheridan@ucd.ie

Biography

Ann is a clinical practitioner, teacher and researcher with 35 years experience underpinned by registration as a Nurse, Nurse Teacher, Primary degree in Nursing, Masters degree in Education, and PhD in Nursing, consolidated by experience in teaching and research. She has a substantial record of publication, proven track record in securing research and development funding and continues to develop expertise in mental health.  Her publications and profile demonstrate wide engagement evidenced by invitations to contribute as sole author to eight core disciplinary text books in Ireland, Europe, United Kingdom and United States and as sole, lead or major author in a large number of journal articles with publication across a range of high impact discipline specific journal including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (6.22); Journal of Psychiatric Research (4.465); International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (1.943); Journal of Advanced Nursing ( 1.917); Early Intervention in Psychiatry (1.653); International Journal of Social Psychiatry (1.361) and Nursing Inquiry (1.141). Publication of reports and in low/ no impact journals is also undertaken to meet funder requirements and direct dissemination/ impact at national policy and practice contexts. Conference publications are extensive and related to research and expertise. Ann has undertaken wide ranging work across disciplinary and subject boundaries  relating to funded research in diverse areas such as Cancer, Midwifery and through supporting graduate research students at PhD/MSc levels and has obtained  research funding of EUR1.2 million as principal investigator and EUR2.2 million when co-applicant role is included.  She is a member of a multidisciplinary network - 36 researchers/14 countries- resulting in H2020 and COST programme submissions and has established network links with researchers in the US at Yale and Georgetown Universities, and in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, focussing on examining global issues impacting mental health including poverty.  She was appointed by EU Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion as the independent nursing expert to the European Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) project to develop a classification of European Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations in health and social care. Having directed a clinical school of nursing, being a ministerial nominee to the Nursing Education Forum responsible for the transition of nursing education to third level, and having held a senior leadership role in Health Services Planning and Development, she has strong leadership and professional experience and has recently completed Developing University Leaders Programme.  Ann also works in a voluntary capacity with the Irish Hearing Voices Network facilitating weekly Hearing Voices Groups in inner City Dublin.


Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2006.
Title: Lillian Sholtis Brunner Award
Year: 2010.
Title: Innovation Award

Associations

Association: Irish Association of Palliative Care Nursing , Function/Role: member
Association: Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing , Function/Role: Vice Chairperson,Executive Committee Member Newsletter Editor
     

Conference Contributions

Sheridan Ann (2016) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Working Creatively with Children and Young People who Hear Voices, University College Dublin , 27-APR-16 - 29-APR-16.
Sheridan Ann (2016) Recovery in Mental Health Care ¿Caring-Integrity-Recovery. [Keynote Address], Mental Health Recovery, Tralee Co. Kerry , 25-MAY-16 - 26-MAY-16.
Sheridan Ann (2016) [Conference Organising Committee Member], Trauma Informed Care, Dublin City University Dublin , 19-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16.
Ann Sheridan (2014) Conference examining mental health around fertility, pregnancy and childbirth. [Invited Lecture], Nurture Conference, Dublin , 10-MAY-14 - 10-MAY-14.
Christina Larkin, Ann Sheridan (2015) Poster Presentation. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Mental Health Nurse Managers Conference, Limerick , 03-NOV-15 - 04-NOV-15.
Sheridan, A (2012) Enabling Recovery The Benefits of Supporting Socialisation Report of a Randomised Controlled Trial. [Invited Oral Presentation], Special invitational conference for senior mental health and social care managers, Dublin , 22-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12.
Sheridan, A, Collins E (2012) Conference on Collaborative Practice and Care Planning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Individual Care Planning: Enabling the Paradigm Shift to Recovery Focused Care, Dublin , 07-FEB-12 - 07-FEB-12.
Sheridan, A.J. ; (2005) Impact of Political Transition on Psychiatric Nursing. [Oral Presentation], European Psychiatric History of Nursing Group, Stockholm, Sweden , 07-OCT-05.
Sheridan, A.J. ; (2004) The Nature and Purposes of Work in Irish Asylums. [Oral Presentation], European Psychiatric History of Nursing Group, Gent, Belgium , 24-SEP-04.
Sheridan, A.J.; (2004) Psychiatric Nursing Education in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Psychiatric Nursing Research Group, 25/09/2004 , 25-SEP-04.
Sheridan, A.J. ; (2004) Psychiatric Nursing Practice in Ireland 1950 - 2000 - Future Directions. [Keynote Address], East Galway Mental Health Services Annual Conference, Galway , 20-NOV-04.
Sheridan A.J.; (2003) Historical Evolution of Psychiatric Nursing In Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Psychiatric Nursing Research Group, Arnham, Holland , 01-SEP-03.
Sheridan AJ, Draper RJ, Rigby MJ. (1999) Transmitting Meaning Within and Between Professions. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Third European Conference on Electronic Health Care Records,, 1999, Sevilla, España; Sadiel, Sevilla, 1999, 268-269 , 07-MAY-99 - 07-MAY-99.
Rigby MJ, Sheridan AJ, Draper RJ (1999) Recognising the Need for Electronic Record Structures to Meet the Needs of Enduring Conditions and Integrated Care;. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Third European Conference on Electronic Health Care Records, Sevilla, España , 05-MAY-99 - 07-MAY-99.

Committees

Committee : ESCO - European Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations - Expert Reference Group Healthcare and Social Work Activities
Committee : Research Degrees Committee
Committee : Erasmus Coordinator With Karolinska Institute Sweden and Truku Finland
Committee : Clinical Academic Partnership Group
Committee : Primary Care Group
Committee : Nurse Education Committee
Committee : Graduate programme Group
Committee : St John of God Research Foundation Board
Committee : Research Clinical Liaison Committee
Committee : DETECT Early Intervention Services research Development Committee
 

Education

Year 2016 Institution: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Qualification: Subject: Developing University Leaders Programme
Year 2003 Institution: University of Birmingham
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1989 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BNS Subject:
Year 1994 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MEd Subject:
Year 1981 Institution: St. Brendans Hospital Dublin
Qualification: RPN Subject: *
Year 1984 Institution: Green Hospital, Dartford, Kent, UK
Qualification: RGN Subject: *
   

Outreach Activities

Social Integration Advisory Role  - based on the results of  HRB funded research 'Enabling Recovery The Benefits of Supporting Socialisaiton Report of a Randomised Controlled Trial' I have been requested to act in an advisory and support capacity to a number of orgnisations including several Health Service executive Mental Health Services in Laoise- Offaly and Dublin North East as well as voluntary organisations including Threshold. 
Appointed to Board of Directors St. John of God Hospitaller Services Research Foundation March 2011.

Work in Malawi, Central Africa - Expert Adviser
  • Provided expert advice for curriculum design and development, programme set up and implementation of BSc in Psychiatric Nursing, in St. John of God College of Mental Health Sciences, Mzuzu, Malawi, Central Africa
  • Facilitated development of local teaching staff. 
  • Developing learning and teaching resources
  • Provided teaching input to programme
  • Involved in developing continuing education and practice development with qualified staff.
 

Journals Edited

Nursing Inquiry: Reviewer.
Journal Of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing: Reviewer.

Other Activities

                      
  • Research Advisor - National Study undertaken by two Nursing Unions on Role of Psychiatric Nurse Managers
                      

Founding Member - European Psychiatric Nursing History Research Group

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Sheridan Ann (2016) 'Palliative Care for People with Mental Illness' In: Ingleton, C. Larkin, P (eds). Palliative Care Nursing ¿ at a Glance. UK: Wiley - Blackell. [Details]
Sheridan Ann (2016) 'Schizophrenia: Fostering Understanding and Facilitating Health Promotion' In: Yearwood, E., Hines-Martin, V (eds). Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing Evidence, Practice and Empowerment. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
Sheridan Ann (2016) 'Historical Overview of Psychiatric Mental Health Care' In: Yearwood, E., Hines-Martin, V (eds). Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing: Evidence, Practice and Empowerment (Routledge International Handbooks). Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
Sheridan A J (2012) 'Mental Health Services in Ireland' In: Brimblecombe, N., Nolan, P (eds). Mental Health Services in Europe Provision and Practice. Oxford: Radcliffe. , pp.151-182 [Details]
Ann Sheridan; (2008) 'Psychiatric Nursing Practice: A Historical Overview' In: Jean Morrissey Brian Keogh & Louise Doyle (eds). Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing An Irish Perspective. Dublin, Ireland: Gill & Macmillan. , pp.3-15 [Details]
Sheridan, A.J.; (2006) 'Being a Psychiatric Nurse in the 1950's' In: Fealy, G.M (eds). Care to Remember: Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland. Cork: Mercier Press. , pp.174-184 [Details]
Sheridan A J ; (2000) 'Psychiatric Nursing' In: Robins, J (eds). Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland in the Twentieth Century. Dublin: An Bord Altranais. , pp.141-161 [Details]
Sheridan Aj ; (1999) 'Letting the Past Illuminate the Future: A focus on Irish Psychiatric Nursing' In: Ryan, D. Jacob, A Kirwin, M (eds). Reflection and Rejuvenation; Issues for Irish Psychiatric Nursing into the Millennium. Kilkenny: Association of Psychiatric Nurse Managers. , pp.1-17 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Doyle, Louise, Treacy, Pearl, Sheridan,Ann (2017) '¿It just doesn¿t feel right¿: a mixed methods study of help-seeking in Irish schools'. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, . [DOI] [Details]
Doyle, R., Behan, C., O'Keeffe, D., Masterson, S., Kinsella, A., Kelly, A., Sheridan, A., Keating, D., Hynes, C., Madigan, K. and Lawlor, E. (2017) 'Clozapine Use in a Cohort of First-Episode Psychosis'. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 37 (5). [Details]
Giltenane M., Frazer K., Sheridan A. (2016) 'Evaluating the impact of a quality care‐metric on public health nursing practice: protocol for a mixed methods study'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]
Laoise Renwick, Liz Owens, John Lyne, Brian O¿ Donoghue, Eric Roche, Jonathan Drennan, Ann Sheridan, Mark Pilling, Eadbhard O¿Callaghan, Mary Clarke (2017) 'Predictors of change in social networks, support and satisfaction following a first episode psychosis'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, . [Details]
Doyle, Louise, Sheridan, Ann, Treacy Pearl (2017) 'Motivations for adolescent self-harm and the implications for mental health nurses'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]
Walsh, E. Sheridan A (2016) 'Factors affecting Patient Participation in Clinical Trials, a Narritive Review'. Contemporary Clinical Trials, . [DOI] [Details]
Vilinsky, Aliona. Sheridan, Ann. Nugent, Linda. (2016) 'Preventing peri-operative maternal and neonatal hypothermia sfter skin to skin contact'. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]
Renwick L, Lyne J;Owens E;O' Donoghue B;Madigan K;Turner N;Drennan J;Sheridan A;Kinsella A;Clarke M;O' Callaghan E (2013) 'Comparison of generic and disease-specific measures of quality of life in first-episode psychosis'. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47 (10):1403-1408. [DOI] [Details]
Renwick L, Drennan J;Sheridan A;Owens L;Lyne J;O'Donoghue B;Kinsella A;Turner N;O'Callaghan E;Clarke M (2015) 'Subjective and objective quality of life at first presentation with psychosis'. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, . [DOI] [Details]
Doyle, L., Treacy, M & Sheridan A (2015) 'Self-harm in young people: Prevalence, associated factors and help seeking in school going adolescents'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]
Vilinsky, Aliona. Sheridan Ann (2014) 'Hypothermia in the Newborn: An exploration of it cause, effect and prevention'. British Journal of Midwifery, 22 (8):557-562. [Details]
Ann J Sheridan, Jonathan Drennan, Barbara Coughlan, Donal O'Keeffe, Kate Frazer, Mary Kemple, Denise AlexanderFrances Howlin, Anne Fahy, Veronica Kow and Eadbhard O'Callaghan (2014) 'Improving social functioning and reducing social isolation and loneliness among people with enduring mentl Illness: Report of a randomised controlled trial'. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, . [DOI] [Details]
Laoise Renwick, John Lyne, Elizabeth Owens, Brian O' Donoghue, Kevin Madigan, Niall Turner, Jonathan Drennan, Ann Sheridan, Anthony Kinsella, Mary Clarke, Eadbhard O' Callaghan (2013) 'Comparison of generic and disease-specific measures of quality of life in first-episode psychosis'. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47 :1403-1408. [Details]
Cusack, T., O'Donoghue, G., Butler, M.L., Blake, C., O'Sullivan, C., Smith, K., Sheridan, A., O'Neill, G.; (2012) 'A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Introduction of an Interprofessional Problem Based Learning Module'. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 6 (2):31-45. [DOI] [Details]
Butler M, Collins R, Drennan J, Halligan P, O'Mathúna DP, Schultz TJ, Sheridan A, Vilis E.; (2011) 'Hospital nurse staffing models and patient and staff-related outcomes'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 (7):1-70. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Butler MM, Collins R, Drennan J, Halligan P, O'Mathuna DP, Schultz TJ, Sheridan A, Vilis E. ; (2008) 'Hospital nurse staffing models and patient staff-related outcomes (Protocol)'. The Cochrane Library, . [Details]
Sheridan, A.J.; (2006) 'The Impact of Political Transition on Psychiatric Nursing - A Case Study of 20th Century Ireland'. Nursing inquiry, . [Details]
Sheridan, Ann J; (2004) 'An analysis of the activities of psychiatric nurses practicing in Ireland'. Psychiatric Nursing, 4 (1). [Details]
Nolan, P., Sheridan, A.; (2001) 'In search of the History of Irish Psychiatric Nursing'. International History of Nursing Journal, 6 (2):35-43. [Details]
Sheridan, A J, Rigby, M J, Draper, R. ; (1999) 'From Bridges to Superhighways; Transmitting Meaning Within and Between Professions, and Across Time and Space; Beginning the Process'. Stud Health Technol Inform, 68 :517-512. [Details]
Sheridan AJ & Corcoran M; (1999) 'Developing and Implementing a Clinical Patient Information System; A Mental Health Perspective'. Health Informatics Journal, 5 (1):35-39. [Details]

Other Journals

White, C. Sheridan A (2016) 'A Mixed Method Study Examining the Impact of the Nurse Practice Environment on Quality of Nursing Care and Patient Outcomes in Irish Acute Hospitals' National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin 7 (3) :100. [Details]
Sheridan A J ; (2004) 'An analysis of the activities of psychiatric nurses practicing in Ireland 1950' Psychiatric Nursing 4 (1) . [Details]

Conference Publications

Walsh, Sarah, Coughlan, Barbara, Sheridan, Ann, Frazer, Kathleen, Kemple, Mary, O'Toole, Sinead, Crawley, Loretta, Leavey, Gerard (2016) Initial results from an all-Ireland study to identify the pathways into and through palliative care for individuals who have a pre-existing mental illness Global Research of European Association of Palliative Care [Details]
Walsh, S , Coughlan, B, Sheridan, A, Frazer, K, Kemple, M, O'Toole, S, Crawley, L, Leavey, G. (2016) Initial results from an all-Ireland study to identify the pathways into and through palliative care for individuals who have a pre-existing mental illness 9th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Dublin, Ireland, , 09-JUN-16 - 11-JUN-16 [Details]
Giltenane M., Frazer K., Sheridan A. (2016) Developing a quality care-metric: unpacking public health nurses¿ practice during the first postnatal visit 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference Contemplating the Past, Present and Future Trinity College Dublin, , 09-NOV-16 - 10-NOV-16 Available Online [Details]
Giltenane M., Frazer K., Sheridan A. (2016) First Postnatal visit: views of Irish mothers and public health nurses of quality of care provided The 4th International Global Network of Public Health Nursing Conference Billund, Denmark, , 19-SEP-16 - 20-SEP-16 [Details]
Walsh, S , Coughlan, B, Sheridan, A, Frazer, K, Kemple, M, O'Toole, S, Crawley, L, Leavey, G. (2016) Initial results from an all-Ireland study to identify the pathways into and through palliative care for individuals who have a pre-existing mental illness 9th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Dublin Ireland [Details]
Giltenane M., Frazer K.,Sheridan A. (2016) Identifying and Defining Quality Care-Metrics for Public Health Nursing Practice Qualitative findings 35th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference RCSI , 02-MAR-16 - 03-MAR-16 Available Online [Details]
Giltenane M., Frazer K., Sheridan A., Lynch J (2017) Developing Quality Indicators to Measure the Practice of the Public Health Nurse: A 'Modified Delphi' Study Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference , 01-MAR-17 - 02-MAR-17 Available Online [Details]
Giltenane, Martina, Frazer, Kate, Sheridan, Ann, Lynch, James (2017) Developing Quality Indicators to Measure the Practice of the Public Health Nurse: A 'modified Delphi' Study Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2017 [Details]
Sheridan, Ann (2017) Supported Socialisation for People with Persistent Mental Health Difficulties: The needs of Older Women &th Congress on Women's Mental Health [Details]
Fox T, Drennan J, Furlong E, Naughton C, Sheridan A, Kemple M, Coughlan B, Butler M, Hyde A, & Bell M. (2015) Telephone and website users of the Irish Cancer Society's cancer information services: variations in age, gender and educational level 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference (HIRC2015) Trinity College Dublin , 04-NOV-15 - 05-NOV-15 [Details]
Doyle, R., O¿Keeffe, D., Behan, C., Masterson, S. Kelly, A., Sheridan, A., Keating, D., Hynes, C., Madigan, K., Lawlor, E., & Clarke, M., (2016) An Audit of Clozapine use in First Episode Psychosis 5th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference [Details]
Doyle, R., O¿Keeffe, D., Kinsella, A., Hannigan, A., Kelly, A., Sheridan, A., Madigan, K., Lawlor, E., & Clarke, M. (2016) Mortality in First Episode Psychosis A 20 year follow up of the Dublin First Episode Cohort 5th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference [Details]
White, C., Sheridan A., Byrne, S. (2016) Unprecedented strain¿ ¿ The nursing practice environment in Irish acute hospitals RCN international nursing research conference [Details]
O¿Keeffe, D., Sheridan, A. Kelly, C. Doyle, R., Madigan, K., Lawlor, E., & Clarke, M. (2016) A provisional qualitative analysis of the meaning of and influences on recovery according to people diagnosed with a First Episode Psychosis 20 years ago 5th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference [Details]
Ann Sheridan (2015) Nurse managers annual conference Mental Health Nurse Managers Ireland - Practice Makes Perfect Limerick, , 03-NOV-15 - 04-NOV-15 [Details]
Sheridan A., O'Callaghan E., Drennan J., Coughlan B., O'Keefe D., Nee J, Frzaer K and Kemple M. (2013) Enabling Recovery-Report of a Randomised Control Trial RPNC World Congress for Psychiatric Nurses [Details]
Renwick, L Drennan, L., Sheridan, A. Lyne, J., Turner, N., Clarke, M. ,& O'Callaghan, (2012) Differences between Objective and Subjective Evaluations of Quality of Life in First-episode Psychosis International Early Psychosis Association 8th Biennial Conference, San Francisco, October 2012 , 11-OCT-12 - 13-SEP-12 [Details]
Sheridan, A. Collins, E (2012) Supporting Recovery: Using a Collaborative Learning Approach - Student Nurses and Services Users Working and Learning together in University College Dublin First European Conference of Mental Health Nursing Helsinki, , 23-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12 [Details]
Renwick, L Drennan, L., Sheridan, A. Lyne, J., Turner, N., Clarke, M. ,& O'Callaghan, E. (2012) Functioning and Quality of Life: Predictors and Predictors of Change Following a First-episode Psychosis International Early Psychosis Association , 11-OCT-12 - 13-OCT-12 [Details]
Renwick, L., Drennan, J., Sheridan, A. Lyne, J., Owens, L., O'Donoghue, B., Madigan, K., Kinsella, A., Turner, N., Clarke, M & O'Callaghan, E (2012) Importance Rating in Evaluation of Quality of Life: Is it Necessary? Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing 3rd Annual Conference, Athlone , 07-JUN-12 - 08-JUN-12 [Details]
Renwick, L., Drennan, J., Sheridan, A. Lyne, J., Owens, L., O'Donoghue, B., Madigan, K., Kinsella, A., Turner, N., Clarke, M & O'Callaghan, E (2012) Quality of Life in First-episode Psychosis Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing 2nd Annual Conference [Details]
Cusack T., Butler M.L., Smith K., O'Sullivan C., Blake C., Sheridan A., O'Neill G.; (2011) INTRODUCING INTER-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN UNDERGRADUATE HEALTH SCIENCES CURRICULA THROUGH PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING World Confedeartion for Physical Therapy Physiotherapy Volume 97 Supplement S1, [Details]
Renwick, L Drennan, L., Sheridan, A. Lyne, J., Turner, N., Clarke, M. ,& O¿Callaghan, E (2011) What Determines Quality of Life in First-Episode Psychosis? RCN 3rd Annual Mental Health Nursing Conference, London [Details]
Nee,J.,Sheridan,AJ.,O'Keeffe,D.,Coughlan,B.,Drennan,J.,Kemple,M., Frazer, K. (2011) The Experience of Being Fifty-Plus in Ireland for People with Serious Mental Illness Ageing globally-ageing locally Planning All Our Futures CARDI International Conference , 02-NOV-11 - 03-NOV-11 Available Online [Details]
Cusack T., Butler M.L., Smith K., O'Sullivan C., Blake C., Sheridan A., O'Neill G.; (2011) INTRODUCING INTER-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN UNDERGRADUATE HEALTH SCIENCES CURRICULA THROUGH PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING 16th World Confederation for Physical Therapy Physiotherapy Volume 97 Supplement S1, [Details]
Michelle Butler, R. Collins, J. Drennan, P. Halligan, D. P. O'Mathuna, T. J.Schultz, A. Sheridan, E. Vilis (2011) Hospital nurse staffing models and patient- and staff-related outcomes: an epic EPOC systematic review Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention, National Wine Centre, Adelaide [Details]
Renwick, L., Drennan, J., Sheridan, A. Lyne, J., Owens, L., O¿Donoghue, B., Madigan, K., Kinsella, A., Turner, N., Clarke, M & O¿Callaghan, E. (2010) Quality of Life in First-episode Psychosis, Amsterdam International Early Psychosis Association 7th Biennial Conference [Details]
Cusack, T. Butler, ML. Blake, C. Sheridan, A. Smith, K. O¿Sullivan, C. O¿Neill, G.; (2009) A 1st Year problem-based learning module designed to introduce interprofessional education for undergraduate students undertaking professional health care programmes ProBell The 9th Finnish Problem-based Learning Conference: Negotiating Problem-based Learning [Details]
Coughlan, B., Sheridan,AJ., O'Keeffe, D. Drennan,J Nee, J, Frazer, K, Kemple, M & O'Callaghen E; (2009) Initial findings from the RCT: Participant socio-demographic profile and service use Psychological Society of Ireland 39th Annual Conference Wexford, Ireland, [Details]
O'Keeffe, D. Sheridan,AJ., Coughlan, B., Drennan, J., Nee, J., O'Callaghan E., Frazer, K & Kemple M. (2009) Volunteering; using volunteers as a part of an intervention in a randomised controlled trial Psychological Society of Ireland 39th Annual Conference Wexford, Ireland, [Details]
Sheridan, AJ., Coughlan, B. O'Keeffe, D. Drennan, J., Nee, J. Kemple, M, Frazer K. & O'Callaghen, E; (2009) Supported Socialisation: establishing a randomised controlled trial Psychological Society Of Ireland 39th Annual Conference Wexford, Ireland, [Details]
T Cusack, ML Butler, C Blake, A Sheridan, K Smith, C O¿Sullivan, G O¿Neill; (2009) Case Study: A 1st Year problem-based learning module designed to introduce interprofessional education for undergraduate students undertaking professional health care programmes The Finnish Society for Problem Based Learning 9th ProBell [Details]
Ann Sheridan, Jonathan Drennan, Jean Nee & Donal O'Keeffe; (2008) Randomised Controlled Trial of Supported Socialisation for People with Enduring Mental Illness 18th Annual research and Evaluation Conference, St. John of God Services [Details]
Ann Sheridan ; (2008) Supported Socialisation for People with Enduring Mental Illness, A Randomised Controlled Trial Research Conference of the Workgroup of European Nurse researchers - Chronic Illness Management  [Details]
Nee Jean, Sheridan Ann, Brady Ellen; (2008) Supported Socialisation of People with Serious Mental Illness: A Randomised Controlled Trial British Psychological Association [Details]
Ann Sheridan, Jean Nee; (2008) Understanding the power of culture in the recovery journey British Sociological Association [Details]
O'Connor Tom & Sheridan Ann; (2008) Evaluation of Assessment Burden on Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Students 2nd Colloquium on University Teaching and Learning UCD [Details]
Nee J, Brennan S, Drennan J, Sheridan A. (2008) Qualitative Reflections on Methodological Issues that Emerged in the Recruitment Phase of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Supported Socialisation for People with Enduring Mental Illness 2nd Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference. Tampere, Finland [Details]
Sheridan, A.J.; (2005) The Impact of Political Transition on Psychiatric Nursing - A Case Study from Ireland The European Psychiatric History of Nursing Group Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, , 07-OCT-05 [Details]
Draper, R, Sheridan, A, Rigby; (1999) A Mental Health ECHR - Buying or Building? EuroRec’99 Third European Conference on Electronic Health Care Records [Details]
Rigby, M. Draper, R. Sheridan A. ; (1999) Confidentiality, Competence and Confidence- Ensuring Ethics whilst Recognising Reality EuroRec '99, Third European Conference on Electronic Health Care Records [Details]
Hamilton, I, Rigby, M, Draper, R, Sheridan, A, Barry, S; (1998) Developing Active Records for Dynamic Mental Health Data- The Potential New Technology Solution to an Old Problem  Microsoft Health Care Users Group 4th Annual Conference [Details]
Sheridan, A, Draper, R, Rigby, M; (1998) The Need for an Evolutionary Design Approach in Integrated Clinical Systems in Order to Accommodate a Specification and Implementation Learning Curve - A Case Study from Mental Health EPRiMP: The International Working Conference on Electronic Patients Records in Medical Practice [Details]
Sheridan, A, Corcoran, M; (1997) Development and Implementation of a Patient Information System; A Nursing Perspective 2nd Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland [Details]

Published Reports

Drennan J., Fox P, Furlong E, Naughton C, Sheridan A, Kemple M, Coughlan B, Hyde A, Butler M, Bell, Kearney N, McGaughan E (2014) Evaluation of the Irish Cancer Society's Cancer Information Services. Irish Cancer Society, Dublin. [Details]
Drennan J, Naughton C, Griffins M, Butler ML, Grehan J, Moughty A, Kavanagh E, Hyde A, Butler M, Sheridan A, Coughlan B, Hegarty J, Savage E, Coffey A, O Connell R, Creedon R. (2014) An Evaluation of the HSE Guiding Framework for the Implementation of Nurse Prescribing of Medical Ionising Radiation (X-Ray) in Ireland. University College Dublin and University College Cork, Dublin. [Details]
Sheridan A., O'Callaghan E., Drennan J., Coughlan B., O'Keeffe D., Nee J., Frazer K. and Kemple M. (2012) Enabling RecoveryThe Benefits of Supporting Socialisation Report of a Randomised Controlled Trial. UCD, UCD. [Details]
Butler M, Collins R, Drennan J, Halligan P, O'Mathúna D, Schultz T, Sheridan A, Vilis E; (2007) Hospital nurse staffing models and patient and staff-related outcomes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
             

Invited papers

Ann Sheridan ; (1994) Factors Influencing Choice of Nursing as an Occupation. Invited papers [Details]
             

Reports

Sheridan, A.J.; (2005) Review of Nursing Practice Development Unit - Health Service Executive - Northern Area, Southern Area and East Coast Area. Reports [Details]
Sheridan, A.J.; (2005) Psychiatric Nursing in the Eastern Region - Building the Resource to Enhance Patient Care. Reports [Details]
     

Presented Papers

Ann Sheridan ; (2004) The Nature and Purposes of Work in Irish Asylums. Presented Papers [Details]
Ann Sheridan ; (2004) Psychiatric Nursing Education in Ireland. Presented Papers [Details]
Ann Sheridan; (2003) Historical Evolution of Psychiatric Nursing In Ireland. Presented Papers [Details]
Draper R, Rigby M, Sheridan A.; (1999) Health Service Sector and Health Organisation as the Focus for Innovations in Management – Experience from the Irish Third Way. Presented Papers [Details]
Ann Sheridan; (1998) Nursing and Information Technology: A Users View of Need. Presented Papers [Details]
Rigby M, Sheridan A, Draper R. Mooney M. ; (1998) Objective-Based Provision in Mental Health - Learning How to Describe and Manage Multidisciplinary Integrated Care. Presented Papers [Details]
Ann Sheridan ; (1994) New Directions in Psychiatric Nursing. Presented Papers [Details]
 

Invited Lectures

Ann Sheridan ; (2004) Psychiatric Nursing Practice in Ireland 1950 – 2000 – Future Directions. Invited Lectures [Details]
                                               

Policy Contribution

Sheridan, A., Collins, R. (2010) Challenges for Health Workforce. Brussels: Policy Contribution Available Online [Details]

Published abstracts

Ann Sheridan ; (1995) The Sex-Role Stereotyping of Nursing as an Occupation. Published abstracts [Details]
                                     

Research

Research Interests

                                                              

  • Joint Principal Investigator -  Palliative Care Needs of People with Serious Mental Illness in Ireland- Funded as part of the All Ireland Institute of Palliative and Hospice Care Structured Research Network and Health Research Board 135,000 The primary aim of this research is to identify the palliative care needs of people with a pre-existing mental illness across the Island of Ireland and to gain a better understanding of the experiences of people with diagnosed mental illness and their carers with regard to their experiences of palliative and end of life care. The study will also explore the experiences of palliative care health professionals who provide care to people with mental illness and palliative care and end of life care needs. This work is being led by UCD and the Bamford Center for Mental Health in Northern Ireland. 

  • Co-Applicant   HRB Funding Award of 329,960 - Co-Applicant - July 2013: This study will examine the determinants of outcomes in psychosis with a focus on mortality, remission and recovery.  This study will follow-up of a cohort of people first diagnosed with psychotic illness between 1995 and 1999. This same cohort has been followed up at 2, 8, 12, and now at 18 years following first diagnosis. 

  • Co- Applicant and strand lead Irish Cancer Society January 2103 30,000 An evaluation of all elements of the Irish Cancer Society¿s information services.  In this evaluation study I led on the exploratory component examining non-use of information services by patients who are currently receiving treatment for cancer. Depth interviews were undertaken with patients in the Haemo-oncology day ward as they received therapy.  This report has been completed, accepted by the Irish Cancer Society, and will be launched by the Society in the coming months
  • Co-Applicant Health Services Executive 50,000 An  Evaluation Nurses Prescribing of Medical Ionising Radiation (X-Ray) in Ireland.  This study has been recently completed and will be published by HSE in due course. 

  • Principal Investigator  Randomized Controlled Trial of Supported Socilisation for People wth Enduring Mental Illness - 267,000.   
  • This Study was completed June 2012 Final report launched by Minister Kathleen Lynch, Minister for Equality, Disability, Mental Health and Older People. This research was funded by Health Research Board. The project commenced in March 2007 and was completed in collaboration with five mental health service providers in the Dublin-mid Leinster region

  • Joint Principal - Active E-Support for Competence Assessment .  Funded by National Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery 2006-2008.  Completed in September 2008 and e-programme is now active

  • Co-Applicant - Older people and Attendance at Emergency Department Funded by HRB and HSE 2007-2009

  • Co-Applicant - Systematic Review Funded by HRB Fellowship award - Completed 2011 and review is currently being updated with extended protocol

  • Summer Study Scholarship -University of Pennsylvania, USA Centre for the Study of the History of Nursing to undertake comparative historical study in psychiatric nursing. 

  • Completed Research two Funded studies for Health Services Executive 2004/5 Review of Nurse Practice Development Units in Three Area Health Boards

  • Future Role Development of Psychiatric Nurses in the Eastern Region

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : Health Services Executive (HSE)
Title : HSE Nursing Metrics PhD Project Palmerstown
Start Date / End Date : 06-JAN-14 / 07-JAN-17
Sponsor : Health Services Executive (HSE)
Title : Nursing and Midwifery Metrics Swords
Start Date / End Date : 06-JAN-14 / 05-JAN-18
Sponsor : Health Services Executive (HSE)
Title : Nursing and Midwifery Metrics Tullamore
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-14 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : A randomised controlled trial of supported socialization for people with serious mental illness
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 01-JUN-12

Recent Postgraduates

Supervision
Up to 2015 I coordinated the MSc Taught Progrgamme Dissertation Module NMHS 40330.  This was a 30 ECTS  module undertaken by all students completing all taught masters programmes within the School over a full calendar year.  

Over the past five years I have supervised approximately 24 MSc students across a range of nursing and midwifery subject areas. 

Currently supervised 2 PhD students to completion and supervising 5 PhD  and 1 Doctoral student as primary supervisor. Engaged in 10 Doctoral Studies panels, have examined PhD as internal and external examiner and chaired four PhD examination committees. I have also completed numerous PhD Transfer Assessment examinations   

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on experiences of being a practicing nurse, teacher, and researcher. My teaching is interactive and focused on assisting students become critical thinkers as well as building a strong commitment to upholding professional practice, including the requirement to continuously develop and maintain competence.

Modules Coordinated

201700   NMHS32230     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Collab Nurs Pra Mental H Recov
201700   NMHS30620     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Psych Nurs (Therapeutic inter)

Enhancement of Teaching

As a registered Nurse Teacher, throughout my career I have endeavoured to develop and utilise a wide range of teaching approaches, both classroom and clinically based, with the aim of enhancing student learning. Two key elements are central to my on-going teaching enhancement, student feedback and critical reflection. Student Feedback - In addition to the formal university feedback mechanisms, I offer all students an opportunity and invite them individually and in small groups, to evaluate and provide anonymous feedback about how their learning matches stated intended learning outcomes. Students are also asked to provide feedback on what works well and what needs to be changed in terms of content, teaching approaches utilised and assessment approaches. Critical Reflection - As a reflective practitioner, I devote time to reflecting on my teaching at both an individual session level and at a module/course level. This process generally requires an examination of my taken for granted assumptions about the subject I am teaching and the skills I consider valuable for students to learn, as well as the approaches I have adopted to facilitate learning and assessment approaches. Student feedback, formal and informal is central to this process as is feedback form colleagues both clinical and academic. Engagement with the published literature on teaching and learning is a further element of this reflective process and enables me to situate my teaching in the wider international context.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Fully exploited implementation of modularization and semesterisation within the university to re-focus BSc psychiatric nursing curriculum delivery model to one which is skills focused and competency based. Personally initiated mapping of knowledge and skills required for all theoretical and clinical practice modules at each programme level to ensure progressive continuity of competency development towards registration standards. Initiated and developed integrated clinical skills learning package for final year students to facilitate competency development and consolidate learning. Linked to this, personally designed and implemented innovative modular assessment methodology, centered on a clinical examination approach requiring students to integrate knowledge and skills for clinical practice and demonstrate these in a holistic way.

Developing as a Teacher

As a registered Nurse Teacher, I develop and utilise a wide range of teaching approaches, both classroom and clinically based, with the aim of enhancing student learning. Two elements are central to my on-going teaching enhancement; Student Feedback - I offer students an opportunity, individually and in small groups, to evaluate and provide anonymous feedback about how their learning matches stated intended learning outcomes. Students are asked to provide feedback on what works well and what needs to be changed in terms of content, teaching approaches utilised and assessment approaches. Critical Reflection - As a reflective practitioner, I devote time to reflecting on my teaching at both an individual session level and at a module/course level. This process generally requires an examination of my taken for granted assumptions about the subject I am teaching, the skills I consider valuable for students to learn, the approaches adopted to facilitating learning and assessment approaches. Student feedback, formal and informal is central to this process as is feedback form colleagues both clinical and academic. Engagement with the published literature on teaching and learning is a further element of this reflective process and enables me to situate my teaching in

Innovation & Leadership

Innovation has been demonstrated in module development, assessment methods and in streamlining structures and processes at module and school level. The nature of involvement of service users in the collaborative module is novel and unique in nursing education in Ireland. Leadership has been demonstrated in leading and managing complex and critical processes including school professional accreditation and in developing new systems - an electronic archive of programme and school documentation to maintain an historical record and support future

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

In UCD I work with a range of collaborators from a variety of different Schools including Social Justice,
Psychology, Physiotherapy and Performance Science, Public Health, Diagnostic Imaging and Medicine

External Collaborators

I have extensive educational and research external collaboration links with a wide range of health service, policy, educational and research colleagues in a number of European countries, North America, Australia and New Zeland.  

Locally in Ireland I link and work collaboratively with a wide range of health service providers including St. John of God Hospital and Cluain Mhuire Community Mental Health Services; DETECT early intervention services; St. James and South Dublin Mental Health Services; Lincara and Newcastle Mental Health Services; Vergemount Mental Health Services. I also act in an advisory capacity to a range of other mental health services with regard to implementing supported socialisaiton interventions and research. 
 
As a result of my previous role as Assistant Director Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development  in the eastern regional Health Authority, I established extensive links and networks across all health service areas in the region.  I continue to maintain these key strategic links 

In Northern Ireland through my research work with the All Island Institute of Palliative Care I have established links with with Professor Gerard Leavey, of Compass, an agency collaborating with health and social care agencies, local government, academic and non-statutory bodies to bridge the mental health evidence gap by carrying out high quality research in health promotion, epidemiology, evaluation of service delivery and the development of health and social care interventions. We have secured joint funding to undertake research on the palliative care needs of people with enduring mental health problems. 

Collaborative links including work on joint publications further afield include UK, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Melbourne, Australia, and Washingtom USA.