Researchers at UCD


Éidín Ní Shé

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

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

Tel: +353 1 7166680


Dr Éidín Ní Shé has developed strong qualitative and applied research skills by collaborating, co-designing and working in complex policy development, research and evaluations across federal, state and local government agencies and with the NGO sector in Ireland and internationally.

She has developed research experience across a diverse range of fields including regional community development, stakeholder engagement and multi-agency collaborations and policy implementation. Prior to joining UCD, she worked at the Center for Local Government at the University of Technology Sydney, The Institute of Resilient Regions at the University of Southern Queensland, the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the University of Limerick. 

Within these settings, she worked on a wide range of projects that included stakeholder engagement, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, co-design, in-depth interviewing techniques, focus group facilitation, experience in the development of program logic's and monitoring and evaluation frameworks, report writing and other knowledge transfer activities.

Éidín also contribute's to media discussions and debates in both English and Irish and has had recent articles in the Conversation and the Irish Times.



Conference Contributions

Ní Shé, É., Burton, L., and Bidarra, D. (2015) Local Governments as the catalyst supporting healthy communities- Highlights from an exploratory impact study with women in regional Queensland. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2015 Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference, Sydney Australia , 26-OCT-15 - 27-JAN-16.
Christian Korpos, Éidín Ní Shé, Eilish McAuliffe, Karen Egan, Una Geary, Elaine Burke, Kate Murphy, Ann Duffy, Marie Ward, Alan Watson, Alan Smith, Una Cunningham, Catherine Holland, Nick McDonald. (2016) Medical Professionalism in Relation to Safety: The experiences of interns across two acute hospitals in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Irish National Patient Safety Conference, Dublin , 07-DEC-16 - 08-DEC-16.





Peer Reviewed Journals

Éidín Ní Shé, Fiona Keogan, Eilish McAuliffe, Diarmuid O'Shea, Mary McCarthy, Rosa McNamara, Marie Therese Cooney (2018) 'Undertaking a Collaborative Rapid Realist Review to Investigate What Works in the Successful Implementation of a Frail Older Person¿s Pathway'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (199). [DOI] [Details]
Ward M. McAuliffe E. Ní Shé É. Duffy A. Geary U. Cunningham U. Holland C. McDonald N. Egan K. and Korpos C. (2017) 'Imbuing Medical Professionalism in Relation to Safety: A study protocol for a mixed-methods intervention focused on trialling an embedded learning approach that centres on the use of a custom designed board game'. BMJ Open, . [Details]
Ryan, R., Wortley, L and Ní Shé, É. (2016) 'Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material'. Evidence Base, 1 (4):1-33. Available Online [Details]
Jean-Frederic Levesque; John J. M. O'Dowd; Éidín Ní Shé; Jan-Willem Weenink and Jane Gunn (2017) 'Scoping of models to support population-based regional health planning and management: comparison with the regional operating model in Victoria, Australia'. Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association, 41 (2):162-169. [Details]
Ryan, R., Hastings, C., Grant, B., Lawrie, A., Ní Shé, É., Wortley, L., (2016) 'The Australian Experience of Municipal Amalgamation: Asking the Citizenry and Exploring the Implications'. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75 (3):373-390. [Details]
Rose, S., Dowling, D., Ní Shé, É. (2015) 'Reconsidering Humanities Programs in Australian Universities adopting a new approach to strengthen the employability of humanities graduates by empowering them as global citizens'. Social Alternatives, 33 (2):52-62. [Details]
Burton, L., Ní Shé, É., and Olliver, S., (2015) 'Embedding an Empowerment Framework to Create a ¿Win-Win¿ Engaged Research Partnership with Community'. The Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 10 (2):63-81. [Details]
Ní Shé, É. and McDonald, L. (2015) 'Editorial- Random Callings: Discerning the University Mission'. Social Alternatives, 33 (2):3-6. [Details]
Ní Shé, É. & Palmer, V. (2014) 'New Primary Health Care Organisations: Recognising the Opportunities to Transition to Transformative Health Care Organisations?'. Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change, 11 (2):125-140. [Details]
Ní Shé, É. (2013) 'First Steps to Developing Service Learning Initiatives using Emancipatory Action Research'. The Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 8 (1):25-50. [Details]
Ní Shé, É (2010) 'Implementing Integration State responses and the experience of Immigrants and Service Providers in Co. Clare'. Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 6 (2). [Details]

Conference Publications

Cooney MT, O'Shea D, Ní Shé É, McCarthy M, O'Donnell D, McAuliffe E, Nigel Slater, Orla Collins, Graham Hughes, Lisa Cogan, Emmet McGrath, John O'Donovan, Caoilfhionn O'Donoghue (2017) Co-designing a Systematic Approach to improving care for Frail Older Patients International Journal of Integrated Care [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

Adshead, M. Basogomba, A. Loftus, A. Mongans, W. Ní Shé É, and Toomey, D. (2016) Creating Community Research Partnerships Field Notes from the Count Me In Project. UL Engage, University of Limerick, Limerick. [Details]
Morris, A., and Ní Shé, É, (2015) The Experience of Refugees in Accessing Local Services and Supports focusing on Africian Refugees. Centre for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney, University of Technology Sydney. [Details]
Morris, A, and Ní Shé, É. (2015) A Scoping of local government services for Africian Muslim Refugees. Centre for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney. [Details]
Ryan, R., Ní Shé, É, and Wortley, L. (2015) Evaluating Disaster Recovery: A Program Logic Approach. Centre for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney. [Details]
Ryan, R., Wortley, L. Ní Shé, É. Molloy, L. and Campbell, N. (2015) Review of Evaluation Practice Material-Post Disaster Recovery. Centre for Local Government University of Technology Sydney, Sydney. [Details]
Burton, L., Ní Shé, É and Olliver, S., (2014) Men of Business Paying it Forward Program-A report for the MOB. . [Details]
Ní Shé, É. (2014) Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation-South West Queensland Exploratory Review. Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing South West Queensland/ University of Sout, Toowoomba Queensland. [Details]
Levesque, J-F. O¿Dowd, J. Ní Shé, É. (2012) Moving Health Services Planning Towards a Population-Based Approach-Final Report of the Regional Operating Model Evaluation (ROME) Project. Melbourne Engagement & Partnership Office University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia. [Details]
Ní Shé, É. Lodge, T. and Adshead, M. (2009) A Local Study of the Needs of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in County Clare. HSE West, Ennis. [Details]

Website article

Ní Shé, É. (2015) Why Irelands marriage referendum could go right down to the wire. Website article Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É. (2015) Irelands referendum on same sex marriage could be a watershed moment for equality. Website article Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É., and Lymn, J., (2015) Film Festivals have impact, sure, but we need to measure that. Website article Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É. (2015) Irish vote could be a green light for a social revolution worldwide. Australia: Website article Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É (2014) Mass Infant Grave in Ireland Shocks the World-But Irish government is slow to respond. Website article Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É (2013) Free universal education Not if your parents are on a 457 visa. Website article Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É. (2012) Systematic Failure and Grey Areas Abortion in Ireland. Website article Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É. (2012) Cross to bear: Irelands Ryan Commission into child abuse in the Catholic Church. Website article Available Online [Details]


Ní Shé, É. (2016) Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan: Conas a bhí ag an olltoghchán is déanaí ó thaobh cearta a thabhairt d'iarrthóirí ban?. Media Available Online [Details]
Ní Shé, É., (2015) Radio Panel Interview Review of the Year An Saol ó Dheas RTÉ. Media [Details]
Ní Shé, É., (2015) Budget wont have us racing home from Sydney. Media Available Online [Details]

Radio Presentation

Éidín Ní Shé (2018) Coras Sláinte-Agallamh ar Adhmhaidin, RTÉ. Radio Presentation [Details]


Research Interests

My research is focused on:

1. Community Engaged Research, Emancipatory Research, Co-Design and Community Capacity Building
2. Public and Patient Involvement in Health Systems Research
3. Superdiversity and Service Provision

Current Projects:





Modules Coordinated

201700   NMHS31890     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: CriticalApprResearchForHC(SSL)
201700   NMHS31900     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: CriticalApprResearchForHC(SSS)


Internal Collaborators

  • Dr. Deirdre O'Donnell, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
  • Prof. Eilish McAuliffe, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
  • Prof Thilo Kroll,  School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems;
  • Dr Marie Ward,School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
  • Dr Carmel Davies, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems;
  • Ass Prof Hasheem Mannan, of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
  • Dr. Therese Cooney School of Medicine and SVUH;
  • Dr Sarah Donnelly, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
  • Dr Eoin O'Mahony, School of Geography

External Collaborators

  • Professor Lorelle Burton and Professor Patrick Danaher, University of Southern Queensland;
  • Assoc. Prof. Maura Adshead, University of Limerick
  • HEAL -Heal Education and Libraries