Researchers at UCD

Therese Meehan

Adjunct Senior Lecturer


Tel: +353 1 716


Honours and Awards

Year: 2007.
Title: Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Year: 1996.
Title: Research Award, Eta Beta Chapter, (Widener University) Sigma Theta Tau.
Year: 1990.
Title: New York State Legislature's Nurse of Distinction
Year: 1990.
Title: Most Innovative and Creative Poster Presentation Award, American Organization of Nurse Executives 13th Annual Meeting.
Year: 1988.
Title: Agnes and Rosemary Ludden Award for Innovative Nursing Practice, New York University, Division of Nursing, Celebration of Nursing Scholarship.
Year: 1983.
Title: Martha E. Rogers Scholarship Award for Doctoral Students, Upsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau.
Year: 1977.
Title: Outstanding Masters Student Award, New York University, Division of Nursing Alumni Association.
Year: 2004.
Title: Barbara Brodie Fellowship 2004-2006, The Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, University of Virginia
Year: 2004.
Title: Health Research Board (Ireland)
Year: 2003.
Title: Lillian Shultis Brunner Fellowship, The Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.
Year: 1997.
Title: Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Year: 1991.
Title: New Zealand Nursing Education and Research Foundation.
Year: 1991.
Title: New Zealand Nursing Education and Research Foundation.
Year: 1989.
Title: Grant from Mr. & Mrs. Howard Stein to NYU Medical Center
Year: 1988.
Title: National Center for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, NRO1676-OIAI.
Year: 1988.
Title: United Hospital Fund, Special Project Fund, Nursing Initiatives Program.
Year: 1987.
Title: American Nurses' Foundation Award.
Year: 1986.
Title: Oncology Nursing Society/Smith, Kline & French Award.
Year: 1983.
Title: National Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant (USA).


Association: Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing, Function/Role:
Association: Phi Delta Kappa, National Honor Society for Education, USA , Function/Role:
Association: International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing, Function/Role:
Association: American Association for the History of Nursing, Function/Role:
Association: The Irish Society for Nursing and Midwifery History, Function/Role:

Conference Contributions

Meehan, T. C. ; (2005) Looking Back to the Future: Reflections on the History of Community Nursing in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Community Nursing 20th Birthday Conference, Portlaoise, Ireland , 01-OCT-05.
Meehan, T. C. ; (2004) Ethical Responsibilities of Nurses and Midwives in Relation to Research. Enhancing Ethical Practice in Nursing and Midwifery (invited paper). [Invited Lecture], An Bord Altranais National Conference, Tullamore, Ireland , 01-JAN-04.
Meehan, T. C.; (2004) Notes on the Nurse Practitioner in New Zealand. [Oral Presentation], Annual Spring Conference, Institute of Community Health Nursing, Athlone, Ireland , 01-JAN-04.
Meehan, T. C.; (2002) Disinterested Love: Its Nature and Potential Role in Nursing Theory and Practice. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland , 01-JAN-02.
Meehan, T. C.; (2002) Careful Nursing: Enhancing the Quality of Patient Care. [National Refereed Conference Paper], American Nurses Association 2002 Biennial Convention, Philadelphia, USA , 01-JAN-02.
Meehan, T. C. ; (2006) Nursing Research Priorities for Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Eastern Nursing Research Society, 18th Scientific Session, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA , 01-APR-06.
Meehan, T. C.; (2005) The Importance of Historical Inquiry: The Example of Catherine McAuley. [Plenary Lecture], 5th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork , 17-SEP-05.
Meehan, T. C.; (2006) The Irish Contribution to the Founding of Modern Nursing: Catherine McAuley 1778-1841. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 12th History of Nursing and Midwifery Research Colloquium, University of Manchester , 10-MAR-06.
Meehan, T. C.; (2006) Nursing Under Cover: The Work of the Bermondsey Nuns at the Crimean War. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Seminar Series, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania , 01-APR-06.
Meehan, T. C.; (2005) Crisis, Intrigue and Opportunity: The Real Story of the Nursing Experiment at the Crimean War. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Nursing History Forum, Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, University of Virginia, USA , 01-SEP-05.
Meehan, T. C.; (2004) Nursing Education in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sigma Theta Tau International, 15th International Nursing Research Congress, Building Community Through Research, Dublin, Ireland , 01-JUL-04.
Meehan, T. C.; (2003) How Florence Nightingale Learned about Careful Nursing. [National Refereed Conference Paper], International History of Nursing Conference Exploring Diasporas: Nursing and Midwifery Cultural Migrations 18th-20th Centuries, Wadham College, Oxford, UK , 01-JAN-03.
Meehan, T. C.; (2003) The Education of Women Who Became Nurses in Early Nineteenth Century Ireland: Panel Presentation. [Other], International Contrasts in Higher Education. American Association for the History of Nursing 20th Annual Nursing History Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin , 01-JAN-03.
Meehan, T. C.; (2003) Lay Nurses in Early Nineteenth-Century Dublin: 'kind, handy, and faithful to their trust'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for Nursing and Midwifery History, Dublin , 01-JAN-03.
Meehan, T. C.; (2002) Consideration of Mary Catherine McAuley as a Founder of Modern Nursing. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 21st Annual Nursing Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, RCSI, Dublin, Dublin , 01-JAN-02.
Meehan, T. C.; (2002) The Contribution of Mary Catherine McAuley to the Founding of Modern Nursing. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sigma Theta Tau International 13th International Nursing Research Congress, Brisbane, Australia , 01-JAN-02.
Meehan, T. C., Barret,t E., Phillips, J., Malinski, V. and Rogers, M.; (1990) Co-director. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Society of Rogerian Scholars First Biennial Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA , 08-JUN-90 - 10-JUN-90.
Meehan, T. C., Mahoney, K., lervolino, L., Glassman, K., Tedesco, P., Mariano, C., and J. Ake, J.; (1990) Co-director. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Strengthening and Retaining Nurses: Implementation of a Professional-Self Development, New York, New York, USA , 05-OCT-90.


Committee : College Review Panel for 2006 applications for Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland.
Committee : Ad hoc committee supported by An Bord Altranais to facilitate development of All-Ireland Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Committee : Planning and Abstract Review Committees, 15th Annual Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Dublin.
Committee : Research Committee to Implement the Nursing and Midwifery Research Strategy for Ireland.
Committee : Student Research Awards Review Subcommittee, American Association for the History of Nursing.
Committee : Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin
Committee : New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee, for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority


Client: Department of Nursing Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Client: Nursing Research Study Section, National Center for Nursing Research, USA National Institutes of Health

Other Activities

Registered General Nurse, An Bord Altranais: 0056110

Registered Nurse Tutor, An Bord Altranais: 0056110
External Examiner, Bachelors Degree in Nursing Programme, The University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, 2001-2002.

Listed in the USA National Institutes of Health Consultant File, 1991-1998.

Listed in: Buresh, S. & Gordon, S. (eds.). A Journalist's Guide to Nursing Sources: A Directory to Leading Experts in the Largest Healthcare Profession. Cambridge, MA: Women, Press & Politics Project, 1994.



Meehan, T.C., Kemple, M., Butler, M. Drennan, J. Johnson M. & Treacy, M.; (2005) Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities for Ireland. Dublin: National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery. [Details]

Book Chapters

Meehan, T.C.; (2006) 'Elaborating the Tradition of Careful Nursing in Ireland' In: C. Roy & D.A. Jones (eds). Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company. [Details]
Meehan, T.C.; (2005) 'Heading Into the Wind: the Work of District Nurse Mary Quain' In: Fealy, G.M (eds). Care to Remember. Cork: Mercier. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Zalon, M. L. Meehan, T. C.; (2005) 'Merging Time Zones: Promoting International Communication'. Nurse Education in Practice, 5 :180-186. [Details]
Meehan, T. C.; (2005) 'In the Shadows of Nursing History'. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 31 (2):32-33. [Details]
Meehan, T. & O'Halloran, S.; (2002) 'Nursing, Midwifery and Health Policy in Ireland'. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 28 (4):22-24. [Details]