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Mary Hughes

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Children'S Nursing

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

Tel: +353 1 7166425
Email: mary.hughes@ucd.ie

Biography

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Mary is an Assistant Professor and researcher in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems in University College Dublin. She is Head of Subject (Children's Nursing), and Director of the Children's and General BSc Nursing in the school. She obtained her Phd from University College Cork, her MSc (Advanced Practice) and BSc from RCSI, and H-Dip Children's Nursing from UCD. She is a Registered Children's Nurse and Registered General Nurse. She also obtained a PG Dip in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University College Cork. Her clinical background is in acute care, and held positions in senior clinical management in national regional units. She was a research consultant for the Asthma Society of Ireland where she designed and completed a programme of research in relation to the Health and Wellbeing of young people and adults who have asthma in Ireland. She is associated with Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, and sits as the UCD representative on the Clinical and Academic Advisory group for the National Children's Hospital and the Senior Children's Nurses Network. 
 

She has extensive clinical, managerial, teaching and research experience in both child and adult nursing. She is an active researcher with a special interest in Health and Wellbeing in Chronic Illness; adolescent health, asthma and chronic childhood illness in particular. 

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Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2006.
Title: A Preliminary Review of the Shared Care Model for Children with Cancer
Year: 2010.
Title: Oran O Muire Bursary
Year: 2011.
Title: Oran O Muire Bursary

Associations

Association: Children's Research Network, Function/Role: Member
Association: Grounded Theory Institute, Function/Role: Member
Association: Senior Childrens' Nursing Network, Function/Role: Member
Association: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, Function/Role: member
     

Conference Contributions

Considine, J, Hughes M., Dunne M. (2015) Asthma Health and Wellbeing. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Thoracic Society Meeting, Cork , 27-NOV-15 - 28-NOV-15.
Hughes, M., Dunne, M. (2015) Does On-Line Learning Help Students with Asthma?. [Poster Presentation], Irish Thoracic Society Meeting, Cork , 27-NOV-15 - 28-NOV-15.
Fealy G, Donnelly S, Doyle G, Brenner M, Mylotte E, Hughes M, Zaki M (2017) Developing the evidence base for a national clinical guideline on clinical handover. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, London , 26-APR-17 - 28-APR-17.
Hughes M. (2006) Parent's and Nurses' Perceptions of Family Centred Care: An Irish Perspective. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 09-NOV-06 - 09-NOV-06.
Hughes M. (2006) Parent's and Nurses' Perceptions of Family Centred Care: An Irish Perspective. [Poster Presentation], 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork , 22-SEP-06 - 22-SEP-06.
Riordan, A. Savage, E. Hughes, M. (2008) Systematic Review of Quality of Life Research on Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. [Oral Presentation], 27th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, RCSI Dublin , 14-FEB-08 - 14-FEB-08.
Hughes M. (2008) A Preliminary Review of the Shared Care Model for Children with Cancer in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 27th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, RCSI Dublin , 14-FEB-08 - 14-FEB-08.
Hartigan, I. O'Connell, E., Hughes, M. Hayes, C. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. Fehin, P. (2008) An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference Liverpool RCN, Liverpool. (2008) [Oral Presentation], Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference, Liverpool , 08-MAY-08 - 08-MAY-08.
O'Connell, E., Hartigan, I. Hughes, M. Hayes, C. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. & Fehin P. (2008) An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role. [Oral Presentation], 27th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons RCSI , 14-FEB-08 - 14-FEB-08.
O'Connell E., Hartigan I., Cummins A., Hughes M., Hayes C., Noonan B., Fehin P. (2008) An Evaluation of the Role Lecturer Practitioner role. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Cork Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork , 19-SEP-08 - 19-SEP-08.
Hartigan, I. O'Connell, E., Hughes, M. Hayes, C. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. & Fehin, P. (2008) An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role. [Oral Presentation], 2nd UCC / Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day U.C.C, UCC , 01-JUN-09 - 01-JUN-08.
Hughes, M (2012) Adolescent Asthma Symptom Control: A Grounded Theory. [Oral Presentation], Women¿s and Children's Health, Women¿s and Children's Health , 12-JUN-12 - 12-JUN-12.
Hughes, M. (2012) Adolescent Asthma Symptom Control: A Grounded Theory. [Oral Presentation], 31st Nursing and Midwifery Conference, RCSI Dublin , 09-FEB-12 - 09-FEB-12.
Hughes, M. (2013) Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Adolescent Asthma. [Oral Presentation], 5th Child and Family Nursing Conference, Cork University Hospital , 19-MAR-13 - 19-MAR-13.
Hughes M. (2013) Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Young People with Asthma. [Oral Presentation], 14th Annual International Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 06-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13.
Hughes M. (2013) Transition Year Asthma E-Learning Programme: Results of Pilot Study. [Oral Presentation], Irish Thoracic Society Meeting, Derry , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13.
Hughes M. (2013) Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Young People with Asthma. [Oral Presentation], Irish Thoracic Society Meeting, Derry , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13.
Hughes, M. Dunne, M. (2014) The Living with Asthma Study. [Poster Presentation], Irish Thoracic Society Meeting, Galway , 07-NOV-14 - 07-NOV-14.

Committees

Committee : IPPOSI
Committee : Children¿s Nursing Clinical Academic Working Group
Committee : Healthy Ireland Research and Evidence Group UCD

Employment

Employer: School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork
Position: Lecturer Practitioner

Education

Year 1997 Institution: An Bord Altranais
Qualification: RGN Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: An Bord Altranais
Qualification: RSCN Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: H Dip Nursing Studies Subject:
Year 2001 Institution: Royal Coll Surgeons in Ireland
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 2004 Institution: Royal Coll Surgeons in Ireland
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2014 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2012 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: Other Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: Asthma Society of Ireland
     

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Hughes M., O¿Shea M., O¿Brien, C. Savage E. (2017) 'Recognizing and supporting the needs of siblings' In: Davies and Davies (eds). Children and Young People's Nursing:Principles for Practice (2nd ed). London: Hodder Arnold. [Details]
Hughes M., Andrews T. (2017) 'Classic Grounded Theory' In: Glasper A (eds). Methods in Healthcare Research. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Hughes, M., Andrews, T., Savage, E. (2017) 'Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded Theory of Young People with Asthma'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.13874 . [Details]
Hughes M. (2007) 'Childhood Cancer: The Need for Shared Care'. Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 1 (6):293-296. [Details]
Hughes M. (2007) 'Parent's and Nurses' Attitudes towards Family Centred Care: An Irish Perspective'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, (16):2341-2348. [Details]
Savage, E. O Riordan, A. & Hughes, M. (2009) 'Quality of life in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a systematic review'. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13 (1):36-48. [Details]
Hartigan, I, Cummins, A, O'Connell, E, Hughes, M, Hayes, CC, Noonan, B, Fehin, P. (2009) 'An Evaluation of Lecturer Practitioners in Ireland'. International journal of nursing practice, 15 (4):280-286. [Details]
Noonan, BJ, Hughes, M, Hayes, CC, Hartigan, I, O'Connell, L, Cummins, A, Fehin, P (2009) 'The Effectiveness of The Lecturer Practitioner Role in Clinical Practice: An Irish Perspective'. Nurse Education Today, 29 (5):561-565. [Details]
Hughes, M. (2012) 'Adolescent Asthma Symptom Control'. The World of Irish Nursing, 20 (5):46-47. [Details]
Murphy MM, Hughes M, Sullivan CO (2012) 'Improving student learning on a midwifery education programme by using a benchmark course portfolio as a means of reflection and peer review'. Nurse educator, 33 (8):785-790. [Details]
Hughes, M. (2013) 'The Asthma Inbetweeners'. Nursing in the Community, 14 (1):21-22. [Details]
Hughes M, Murphy M. (2014) 'Evaluation of a pilot national online asthma E-learning program for secondary school students'. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 37 (2):136-46. [DOI] [Details]
Hughes,M. Dunne M. (2015) 'The living with asthma study: issues affecting the perceived health and wellbeing of Irish adults with asthma'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Hughes M, Savage E. (2009) 'A Preliminary Review of Shared Care Services for Children with Cancer' Skills4Nurses (16) :32-36. [Details]
Hughes, M. (2013) 'The Role of the Community Pharmacist in Asthma Management' Irish Pharmacy News 5 (4) :50-54. [Details]
 

Published Reports

Fealy, GM., Donnelly, S., Doyle, G., Brenner, M., Mylotte, E. , Zaki, M., Hughes M. (2015) Research Project to Support the Development of a National Clinical Guideline (Clinical Handover: Acute Hospitals): Final Report. Department of Health, Dublin. [Details]
Hughes, M, Dunne, M. (2014) The Living with Asthma Study. Asthma Society of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
Hughes, M., Considine, J., Lehane. E, Savage, E. (2015) The Health and Wellbeing Study: The Perceived Health and Wellbeing of Irish Adults who Have Asthma. Asthma Society of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
                                                                                                               

Research

Research Interests

<< My research interests are centred on Health and Wellbeing in Chronic Illness: Childhood Asthma, Childhood Diabetes, Paediatric Palliative Care, Adult Asthma; and Teaching and Learning in second and third level education. I have gained expertise in nursing and collaborative research.  I have strong research links in the voluntary sector, within the Health Service Executive, with other health professional researchers within the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, in addition to academics in the wider community. I have been successful in the awarding of research funding as a PI and as part of collaborative research projects. I have developed expertise in Classic Grounded Theory, qualitative research methodologies, and quantitative methods. I am part of interdisciplinary research networks, and in all-island research networks within my field of interest. I am building international networks through my association with the Asthma Society of Ireland. My publications to date are in peer review journals, professional journals, by conference presentations, seminar contributions and conference abstracts. >>
 

Recent Postgraduates

2014-16 Ms June Considine: MSc Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC

Health and Wellbeing of Irish Adults with Asthma: Funded MSc Std- 1st supervisor



2014-16 Ms Helen McCarthy: MSc Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC  
 
The Meaning of Peer Support for Young People with Type 1 Diabetes- 2nd supervisor

 

 


  
 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

A learner centred approach is central to my educational philosophy on teaching and learning. I engage students in their active learning in order to maximize the quality and diversity of their learning, using a variety of strategies, materials and resources in teaching, learning and assessment.

Modules Coordinated

201600   NMHS10160     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Founds Child & Gen Nurs Part B
201600   NMHS30050     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Child&Family (med-surg IV)C&G
201600   NMHS10300     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Exposure to Clin Learning C&G
201600   NMHS30700     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Deepening Clin Learning B(C&G)
201600   NMHS10150     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Founds Child & Gen Nurs Part A
201600   NMHS30850     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Child & Family-centred Nurs 1

Enhancement of Teaching

I am the children's nursing team lead with regard to clinical skills simulation and technology enhanced learning, as I have extensive experience and expertise in this method of teaching and assessment. I am driving the agenda for curricular innovation in terms of the development of new modules integrating high-tech simulation and enquiry based learning. As Head of Subject I am leading on the reform and enhancement of the curricula for children's nursing programmes. This involves negotiation with stakeholders involved in our programmes including students, graduates, NMBI, health service partners, and representative patient organisations. I am cognisant of the implications of the new NMBI Nurse Registration Standards and Requirements for educational programmes, and the Model of Care for Paediatric Healthcare Services, and how they will affect the design and delivery of education programmes for children's nursing students.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

I teach across the 4/4.5 years of the undergraduate pathway in our school, as well as on postgraduate programme in Children's Nursing. I have also taught on research modules on the Doctorate in Nursing, Legal Studies, and Professional Doctorate Programmes offered by U.C.C. I was instrumental to the introduction of the Children's and General BSc Nursing Pathway in U.C.C. in 2006 and remained involved in the on-going planning and redesign of the curricula across the five pathways available within that school until my appointment to UCD in October 2014. I am experienced in the development and assessment of modules across a range of subject areas, using a variety of innovative teaching and assessing methods.

Developing as a Teacher

I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning for Third Level in UCC (2011)I am module leader for several modules where I coordinate delivery of classes with lecturers from external departments, healthcare providers, and community organisations. I liaise with external examiners and participate in exam boards and boards of study in each academic year. I am experienced in the requirements of the university concerning the development, management, and administration of academic programmes. I completed the Supervisor Training programme offered by UCD in conjunction with TCD. I am competent in the supervision of Masters by Research students to successful completion; taught MSc Students and am a co-supervisor for a part-time PhD student. I am the chair for research student transfer panels and doctoral support panels.

Innovation & Leadership

Mary is the Head of Subject in Children's Nursing in UCD, representing the university on local and national committees. She sits on the School Management Team and leads on the strategic development of Children's Nursing issues, including the development of the National Children's Hospital.She was the school project champion in the University Curriculum Review and Enhancement Process (2016).