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Denise O'Brien

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

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

Tel: +353 1 7166496
Email: denise.obrien@ucd.ie

Biography

Denise O'Brien is a lecturer / Assistant Professor and Head of Subject for Midwifery in  the School of Nursing midwifery and Health Sciences
Denise  is a  registered midwife  with over 15 years clinical experience  in all aspects of midwifery, particularly complicated antenatal care.  Denise has extensive knowledge and experience of contemporary midwifery and maternity care in Ireland. Denise has taught in the discipline of midwifery since 2002 and has extensive experience in curriculum development and design.  Denise was awarded her PhD in 2015 for a study that investigated Women's support needs for informed choice during childbirth.

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Denise O'Brien; (2004) Women's opinions of the information they receive prior to elective caesarean section. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Annual Trinity College Dublin Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 13-NOV-04 - 13-NOV-07.
O'Brien, D, Butler,M ,Casey ,M; (2010) The importance of choice for women during childbirth. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irelands Annual Joint Midwifery Conference 2010, Armagh , 14-OCT-10 - 14-OCT-10.
O'Brien, D.; (2007) Won a BUPA award for greatest contribution to Nursing and Midwifery Research. [Oral Presentation], RCSI conference, * , 27-FEB-07.
   

Education

Year 2002 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 1999 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BNS Subject:
         

Publications

Books

O'Brien, D.; (2007) Women's views of the information they receive prior to elective caesarean section. Ireland: Irish Independent and the Irish Guardian. [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

O¿Brien D, Butler MM, Brosnan M, Kington M, Walsh M, Sheehy L, Gavigan O, Feeney P, Drennan J (2014) 'Evaluating midwifery-led antenatal care: using a program logic model to identify relevant outcomes'. Midwifery, 30 (1):e34-e41. [Details]
Denise F. O'Leary, Mary Casey, Laserina O'Connor, Diarmuid Stokes, Gerard M. Fealy, Denise O'Brien, Rita Smith, Martin S. McNamara and Claire Egan (2017) 'Using rapid reviews in research: An example from a study conducted to inform policy-making'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73 (3):742-752. [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien, D, Butler M, Casey, M. (2017) 'A participatory action research study exploring women's understandings of the concept of informed choice during pregnancy and childbirth in Ireland'. Midwifery, 46 :1-7. [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

O'Brien, D., Butler, M. and Casey, M. (2011) (2011) How can women's voices contribute to the development of knowledge and information that women need to achieve an informed choice for pregnancy and childbirth in Ireland? 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference NUIG Galway Available Online [Details]
O'Brien D., Butler, M. and Casey, M. (2011) (2011) How can women's voices contribute to the development of knowledge that women need for pregnancy and childbirth? ICM 29TH Triennial Congress International Confederation of Midwives , Durban Durban South Africa, Available Online [Details]
O'Brien D., Butler M. and Casey M. (2011) Women's needs for information during childbirth using Voice-Centred Relational analysis Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI, 30th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference 2011 Available Online [Details]

Published Reports

O'Brien, D ., O'Hare, J., Creedon, E ; (2011) The Student's Journey to Clinical Placement in Supporting Nursing and Midwifery students with a Disability in Clinical Practice: A Resource guide for Clinical and Academic Staff Howlin, F, Halligan, P (eds). University College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
Casey, M., O¿ Connor, L., Smith, R., O¿ Brien, D., O¿ Leary D., Fealy, G., McNamara, M., Stokes, D. and Egan C (2015) Evidence Review to Inform Future Specialist and Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice. Department of Health, Dublin. [Details]
                                                               

Media

O'Brien, D; (2007) Women's views of the information they receive prior to elective caesarean section. Media [Details]
                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Informed choice, Informational needs of women during childbirth