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Margaret Pearl Treacy

Professor of Nursing

Address

Tel: +353 1 7166458
Email: pearl.treacy@ucd.ie

Biography

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (Lond), MSc (Econ) (Lond), BA Hons (Lond), RGN.

Professor Margaret (Pearl) Treacy is inaugural Professor of Nursing at UCD. Formerly Head of School, she has played a key leadership role in developing nursing and midwifery education within the higher education sector in Ireland.  A registered general nurse she has a background in sociology and education.  She has been involved in nursing education for many years and has engaged extensively in curriculum development work in nursing and midwifery at Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels.  She has undertaken research on nursing education and health promotion, children and smoking, older people, the development of a minimum data set for nursing and research priorities for nursing and midwifery.  She is currently involved in research on pain education management, protecting older people and self-care and compassion fatigue among nurses. 

 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2005.
Title: Visiting Professor- WA Centre for Palliative Care and Cancer Research, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
Year: 2005.
Title: Member Sigma Theta Tau Leader, University of Pennsylvania Chapter
Year: 2009.
Title: Adjunct Professor - University of Technology, Sydney

Associations

Association: National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (Ministerial Appointment representing National University of Ireland), Function/Role: Member
Association: The Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

MacNeela, P., O'Brien, J, Matthews, A., Scott, P.A, Treacy, M.P., Hyde, Drennan, J., A., Byrne, A.S., Morris, R. ; (2007) The Validation of Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for General and Mental Health Nursing in Ireland. [Other], 6th European conference. ACENDIO, Amsterdam , 19-APR-07 - 21-APR-07.
Corbally, M., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., MacNeela, P.; (2007) What mental health nurses say they do ' findings from a qualitative study. [Other], International Nursing Research Conference, Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland , 30-APR-07 - 04-MAY-07.
Lehwaldt, D., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., MacNeela, P., Irving, K., Clinton, G., O'Brien, J.., Sheerin, F. ; (2007) Findings of a Mixed Method Study of Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing. [Other], International Nursing Research Conference 30th April ' 4th May 2007,, Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland , 30-APR-07 - 04-MAY-07.
MacNeela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., Hyde, A., Byrne, A., O'Brien, J., Drennan, J., Morris, R., Matthews, A., ; (2007) Establishing the Inter Rater Reliability and the Construct Validity of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for Mental Health Nursing. [Other], International Nursing Research Conference, Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland , 30-APR-07 - 04-MAY-07.
Byrne, A., Treacy, M.P., Scott, P.A., Hyde, A. ,MacNeela, P., Drennan, J., O'Brien, J., Butler, M., Morris, R. ; (2006) The validity and reliability of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for General Nurses'. [Other], 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD, TCD , 08-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06.
Butler MM, Treacy M, Scott A, Hyde A, MacNeela, P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne A, Corbally M, Henry P, Morris R, Clinton G, Sheerin F, Coughlan B ; (2006) Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set for Ireland. Developing Research in Nursing, Social Care Education and Multisectoral Cooperation. [Oral Presentation], 3rd International Summer School, University of Maribor, Slovenia, University of Maribor, Slovenia , 28-JUN-06 - 01-JUL-06.
Butler MM, Meehan T, Kemple M, Drennan J, Treacy M, Johnson M ; (2006) Identifying midwifery research priorities for Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Transforming Healthcare Through Research: 7th International Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College , 08-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06.
Hyde A. Treacy, M.P. Scott, A., Mac Neela, P., Butler, M.M., Drennan, J. Irving, K. & Byrne, A. ; (2005) Making nursing visible: challenges in revealing psychosocial aspects of care in nursing documentation. [Oral Presentation], International Nursing Research Conference, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, 18-20, El Prado, Madrid, IX Encuentro de Investigacion en Enfermeria, Madrid , 23-NOV-05 - 26-NOV-05.
Hyde A. Treacy, M.P. Scott, A., Mac Neela, P., Butler, M.M., Drennan, J. Irving, K. & Byrne, A. ; (2005) Nursing documentation: dominant and suppressed discourses within nursing records. [Oral Presentation], Sigma Theta Tau International, 38th Biennial Convention, Indiana Convention Centre & RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis , 12-NOV-05 - 16-NOV-05.
Treacy, M. P., Scott, P. A., Hyde, A., MacNeela, P., Butler, M., Drennan, J. & Byrne, A.; (2005) Capturing the General Nursing Contribution to Care: Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set. [Other], 2nd International Congress on Innovation in Nursing, Fremantle, Western Australia , 08-NOV-05 - 11-NOV-05.
Butler, M.M., Treacy, M., Scott, A., Hyde, A., MacNeela, P., Drennan, J., Irving, K., Byrne, A., Corbally, M., Henry, P., Morris, R., Clinton, G., Sheerin, F. & Coughlan, B.; (2005) Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set for Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Dublin Health Informatics Society of Ireland, Dublin , 16-NOV-05.
Treacy, M.P.; (2005) Developing Nursing Education - The Irish Experience. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International Congress on Innovation in Nursing, Fremantle, Western Australia , 08-NOV-05 - 11-NOV-05.
Hyde, A., Treacy, M.P., Scott, A., MacNeela, P., Butler, M.M., Drennan, J., Irving, K. & Byrne, A.; (2005) Making Nursing Visible: Challenges in Revealing Psychosocial Aspects of Care in Nursing Documentation. [Oral Presentation], IX Encuentro de Investigacion en Enfermeria, 9th International Nursing Research Conference, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Spain, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Madrid, Spain , 23-NOV-05 - 26-NOV-05.
Mac Neela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., & Hyde, A. ; (2005) Mental health nursing assessment: Process and context. [Other], 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Toronto , 11-NOV-05 - 14-NOV-05.
Mac Neela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., & Hyde, A; (2005) The judgement and decision making performance in practice tool: Idiographic assessment to support critical reflection on practice. [Other], 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, San Francisco , 01-OCT-05.
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott P.A., Hyde A., MacNeela P., Byrne A., Drennan J., Irving K., Henry P., Morris R., Clinton G. ; (2005) Identifying Nursing-Sensitive Outcome Indicators for a Nursing Minimum Dataset in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Singapore Ministry of Health, Singapore , 20-JUL-05 - 21-JUL-05.
Butler MM, Treacy M, Scott A, Hyde A, MacNeela, P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne A, Corbally M, Henry P, Morris R, Clinton G, Sheerin F, Coughlan B ; (2005) Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set for Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, Dublin , 16-NOV-05 - 16-NOV-05.
Mac Neela P., Scott P.A., Treacy M.P. and Hyde A.; (2005) 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making. [Other], 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Toronto, Canada , 11-JAN-05.
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott A, Byrne A, Drennan J, Hyde A, Irving K, MacNeela ; (2005) Identifying Nursing-Sensitive Outcome Indicators for a Nursing Minimum Data Set in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Ministry Of Health International Nursing Conference, Singapore , 20-JUL-05 - 21-JUL-05.
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott AP, Hyde A, Mac Neela P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne ; (2005) The Nurse as the Vital Link in Patient Care: Exploring General Nurses' Views of their Contribution to Patient Care. [Oral Presentation], 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies' University of Dublin, Trinity College, Trinity College , 03-NOV-05 - 04-NOV-05.
Mac Neela P., Scott P.A., Treacy M.P. and Hyde A.; (2005) 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making. [Other], 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, San Francisco, USA , 10-JAN-05.
   

Education

Year 1975 Institution:
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1987 Institution:
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1968 Institution:
Qualification: RGN Subject:
Year 1979 Institution:
Qualification: MSc Subject:
       

Other Activities

Editorial Board Membership of International Journal of Nursing Practice 01/01/1999 -
Editorial Board Membership of Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 01/01/2000 -

Publications

Books

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]
Treacy, M. & Hyde, A.; (1999) Nursing Research: Design and Practice. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
Cleary, A. & Treacy, M. (eds); (1997) The Sociology of Health & Illness in Ireland. UCD Press: Dublin. [Details]

Book Chapters

Treacy M.P.; (2005) 'Invisible Nursing' In: Fealy, G.M (eds). Care to Remember: Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland. Cork: Mercier Press. [Details]
Mac Neela, P., Scott, A., Treacy, M.P., & Hyde, A. ; (2005) 'Talking psychologically: Mental health nurses’ use of psychology in describing problems, interventions and outcomes' In: Enhancing Patient Care Through Nursing Documentation: New Directions for Novices and Experts. Bern: Verlag Hans Huber. [Details]
Treacy, M. & Collins, R. ; (1999) 'Nurses' Understanding of Health Promotion ' a qualitative study' In: M. Treacy & A. Hyde (eds). Nursing Research: Design and Practice. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Hyde, A. & Treacy, M. ; (1999) 'Ethical Issues in Research' In: M. Treacy & A. Hyde (eds). Nursing Research: Design and Practice. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Hyde, A. & Treacy M.; (1999) 'Nurse education in the Republic of Ireland: negotiating a new educational space' In: Brid Connolly and Brid Ryan (eds). Women and Education in Ireland. Maynooth: MACE Publications. [Details]
Treacy, M. & Hyde, A. ; (1999) 'Contextualising Irish Nursing Research' In: M. Treacy & A. Hyde (eds). Nursing Research: Design and Practice. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Treacy M. Collins R; (1999) 'Hospital nurses’ perceptions of health promotion' In: Nursing Research. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Hyde, A. & Treacy, M. ; (1999) 'Nurse Education in the Republic of Ireland: Negotiating A New Educational Space' In: A. Ryan & B. Connolly (eds). Women in Education in Ireland. NUI Maynooth: Adult Education Centre. [Details]
Cleary, A. & Treacy, M; (1997) 'Introduction' In: The Sociology of Health & Illness in Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Treacy M. ; (1989) 'Gender Prescription in Nursing' In: J.Randell & L. Hardy (eds). Recent Advances in Nursing: Issues in Women¿s Health. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. [Details]
Treacy, M. ; (1987) 'Some Aspects of the Hidden Curriculum of General Nurse Training' In: J. Allen & M.Jolley (eds). Curriculum Development in Nursing Education. London: Chapman & Hall. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Fealy GM, McNamara, M, Treacy P, Lyons I (2012) 'Constructing ageing and age identities: A case study of newspaper discourses'. Ageing & Society, 32 :85-102. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Fealy GM, Treacy P, Drennan J, Butler M, Naughton C, Kilkenny M, Johnson F, ; (2011) 'A profile of older emergency department attendees: Findings from an Irish study'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Drennan J., Naughton C., Allen D., Hyde A., O'Boyle K., Felle P., Treacy M., Butler M. ; (2011) 'Patients' level of satisfaction and self-reports of intention to comply following consultation with nurses and midwifes with prescriptive authority: a cross-sectional survey'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48 (7):808-817. [Details]
Fealy GM, Treacy M, Drennan J, Naughton C, Butler M, Lyons I.; (2011) 'A profile of older emergency department attendees: findings from an Irish study'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, . [Details]
Naughton C, Drennan J, Lyons I, Lafferty A, Treacy M, Phelan A, O'Loughlin A, Delaney L.; (2011) 'Elder abuse and neglect in Ireland: results from a national prevalence survey'. Age and Ageing, 41 (1):98-103. [Details]
Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Casey M, Geraghty R, Butler M, Halligan P, Treacy M, Johnson M.; (2011) 'Barriers to clinical leadership development: findings from a national survey'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 (13-14):2023-2032. [Details]
McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Casey M, Geraghty R, Johnson M, Halligan P, Treacy P, Butler M.; (2011) 'Boundary matters: clinical leadership and the distinctive disciplinary contribution of nursing to multidisciplinary care'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 (23-24):3502-3512. [Details]
Naughton C Drennan J, Treacy P, Fealy G, Kilkenny M, Johnson F, Butler M ; (2010) ''How different are older people discharged from Emergency Departments compared to those admitted to hospital?''. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Naughton C, Drennan J, Treacy P, Fealy G, Kilkenny M, Johnson F, Butler M; (2010) 'The role of health and non-health-related factors in repeat emergency department visits in an elderly urban population'. Emergency Medicine Journal, 27 (9):983-687. [Details]
MacNeela, P., Morris, R., Scott, A., Treacy, MP., Hyde, A.; (2010) 'Seen as core: a delphi consensus study of essential elements of mental health nursing care in Ireland'. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 24 (5):339-348. [Details]
MacNeela P, Clinton G, Place C, Scott A, Treacy P, Hyde A, Dowd H; (2010) 'Psychosocial care in mental health nursing: a think aloud study'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66 (6):1297-1307. [Details]
MacNeela, P., Scott, A., Treacy, P., Hyde, A.; (2010) 'In the know: cognitive and social factors in mental health nursing assessment'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 (9-10):1298-1306. [Details]
Fealy, G., Carney, M., Drennen, J., Treacy, MP., Burke, J., O'Connell , D., Howley, B., Clancy, A,. McHugh, A,. Patton, D., Sheerin, F.; (2009) 'Models of initial training and pathways to registration: a selective review of policy in professional regulation'. Journal of Nursing Management, 17 :730-738. [Details]
Butler, MM,Meehan, TC,Kemple, M,Drennan, J,Treacy, M,Johnson, M; (2009) 'Identifying research priorities for midwifery in Ireland'. Midwifery, 25 (NA):576-587. [DOI] [Details]
Drennan J., Treacy M.P., Butler M., Byrne A., Fealy G., Frazer K., Irving K.; (2008) 'Support networks of older people living in the community'. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3 (4):234-242. [Details]
Morris, R., MacNeela, P., Scott, A., Treacy, P., Hyde, A., O'Brien, J., Lehwaldt, D., Byrne, A., Drennan, J.; (2008) 'Ambiguities and conflicting results: the liminations of the kappa statistic in establishing the interrater reliability of the Irish nursing minimum data set for mental health: A discussion paper'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45 (4):645-647. [Details]
Drennan, J,Treacy, M,Butler, M,Byrne, A,Fealy, G,Frazer, K,Irving, K; (2008) 'The experience of social and emotional loneliness among older people in Ireland'. Ageing & Society, 28 :1113-1132. [DOI] [Details]
MacNeela, P., Scott, PA., Treacy, MP., Hyde, A.; (2007) 'Lost in translation, or the true text: mental health nursing representations of psychology'. Qualitative Health Research, 17 (4):501-509. [Details]
Morris, R., MacNeela, P., Scott, A., Treacy, P., Hyde, A.; (2007) 'Reconsidering the conceptualisation of nursing workload: literature review'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 57 (5):463-71. [Details]
Drennan, J,Meehan, T,Kemple, M,Johnson, M,Treacy, M,Butler, M; (2007) 'Nursing research priorities for Ireland'. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau, 39 :298-305. [Details]
Treacy, MP., Hyde, A., Boland, J., Whitaker, T., Abaunza, PS., Stewart-Knox, BJ., ; (2007) 'Children talking: Emerging perspectives and experiences of cigarette smoking'. Qualitative Health Research, 17 (2):238-249. [Details]
Hyde, A,Treacy, MMP,Scott, AP,Mac Neela, P,Butler, M,Drennan, J,Kate, I,Byrne, A; (2006) 'Social regulation, medicalisation and the nurse's role: Insights from an analysis of nursing documentation'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43 (NA):735-744. [DOI] [Details]
Butler, M,Treacy, M,Scott, A,Hyde, A,MacNeela, P,Irving, K,Byrne, A,Drennan, J; (2006) 'Towards a nursing minimum data set for Ireland: making Irish nursing visible'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 55 (NA):364-375. [DOI] [Details]
MacNeela P, Scott PA, Treacy MP, Hyde A; (2006) 'Nursing minimus data sets: a conceptual analysis and review'. Nursing inquiry, 13 (1):44-51. [Details]
Irving, K., Treacy, M., Scott, A., Hyde, A., Butler, M., MacNeela, P., ; (2006) 'Discursive practices in the documentation of patient assessments'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53 (2):151-159. [Details]
Mac Neela, P., Scott, PA., Treacy, MP., Hyde, A., ; (2006) 'Nursing minimum data sets: a conceptual analysis and review'. Nursing inquiry, 13 (1):44-51. [Details]
Hyde, A., Treacy, MP., Scott, PA., Butler, M., Drennan, J., Byrne, A., MacNeela, P., Hanrahan, M.; (2005) 'Modes of rationality in nursing documentation: biology, biography and the 'voice of nursing''. Nursing inquiry, 12 (2):66-77. [Details]
Stewart-Knox, BJ,Sittlington, J,Rugkasa, J,Harrisson, S,Treacy, M,Abaunza, PS; (2005) 'Smoking and peer groups: Results from a longitudinal qualitative study of young people in Northern Ireland'. British Journal of Social Psychology, 44 :397-414. [DOI] [Details]
Treacy, MP; Hyde, A; ; (2003) 'Developments in nursing in Ireland: The emergence of a disciplinary discourse'. Journal of Professional Nursing, 19 (2):91-98. [Details]
Rugkasa, J,Stewart-Knox, B,Sittlington, J,Abaunza, PS,Treacy, MP; (2003) 'Hard boys, attractive girls: expressions of gender in young people's conversations on smoking in Northern Ireland'. Health Promotion International, 18 :307-314. [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Phelan A., Treacy M.P. & Lyons I.; (2011) Examining newspaper reports of care in an Irish nursing home: A discursive analysis Promoting Patient Centred Care in Times of Change - the Challenge for Nurses and Midwives [Details]
A. Lafferty, J. Drennan, M.P. Treacy, I. Lyons, A. O'Loughlin, GM. Fealy; (2011) Researching Elder Abuse in Irish Residential Care Settings for Older People: Results for a Pilot Study 59th Annual Irish Gerontological Society Dublin, [Details]
I. Lyons, M.P. Treacy, G. Fealy, A. Lafferty, C. Naughton, A. Phelan; (2011) Managing Elder Abuse in Ireland: the Senior Case Workers' Experience CARDI 2011 - Ageing Globally Dublin, [Details]
A. Lafferty, M.P. Treacy, I. Lyons, G. Fealy; (2011) Older People's Experiences of Mistreatment and Abuse CARDI 2011 - Ageing Globally Dublin, [Details]
A. Lafferty, M.P. Treacy, J. Drennan, I. Lyons, G. Fealy, A. Phelan, S. Quin, A. O'Loughlin, M. McNamara, M. Butler, L. Delaney, G. Bury, C. Harmon; (2010) Public perceptions and attitudes towards elder abuse in society Fourth European Nursing Congress: Older Persons: The Future of Care Rotterdam, [Details]
Lyons I, Lafferty A, Treacy MP, Drennan J, Naughton C, Fealy G; (2010) Research and recent developments in Elder Abuse in Ireland International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Gerontology without Borders - diversity in European and Transnational Research Swansea University, Wales, [Details]
Fealy G, McNamara M, Treacy P, Lyons I, Drennan J, Lafferty A, Naughton C, Phelan A; (2010) Constructing ageing and age identity: A case study of newspaper discourses British Society of Gerontology 39th Annual Conference: Identities, Care and Everyday Life London, [Details]
Naughton C, Drennan J, Treacy MP, Fealy G, Butler M, Duff M, O'Shea A, Carrigy A, Johnson F, Kilkeny M, Bilbow P, Brennan N, Lyons I, O'Connell L; (2009) Factors Associated with Hospital Admission in an Older Urban Population Irish Geontological Society 57th Annual Conference Belfast, [Details]
Naughton C, Drennan J, Treacy MP, Fealy G, Johnson F, Butler M; (2009) The role of health and non-health related factors in repeat emergency department visits in an elderly urban population Fifth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference Valencia, Spain, [Details]
Treacy MP, Drennan J, Fealy G, Quin S, McNamara M, O'Connor N, Kealy K, Treacy G, Blake C, Faulkner JP; (2009) An Examination of Dignity and Related Factors for Older People in Receipt of Palliative Care and Older People in Continuing Care 11th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care [Details]
MacNeela P, Scott A, Treacy MP, Hyde A; (2009) Better Story Tellers: Expertise in Mental Health Nursing 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
MacNeela, P., O'Brien, J, Matthews, A., Scott, P.A, Treacy, M.P., Hyde, Drennan, J., A., Byrne, A.S., Morris, R.; (2007) The Validation of Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for General and Mental Health Nursing in Ireland 6th European Conference ACENDIO Amsterdam [Details]
Lehwaldt, D., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., MacNeela, P., Irving, K., Clinton, G., O'Brien, J.., Sheerin, F.; (2007) Findings of a Mixed Method Study of Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing International Nursing Research Conference 30th April ' 4th May 2007, Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland [Details]
Matthews, A., Morris, R., Scott, P.A., MacNeela P. Treacy, MP, Hyde, A. Byrne, A. O¿Brien, J. & Drennan, J.; (2007) Establishing the inter-rater reliability and the construct validity of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for Mental Health Nursing Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland, [Details]
MacNeela, P., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., Hyde, A., Byrne, A., O'Brien, J., Drennan, J., Morris, R., Matthews, A.,; (2007) Establishing the Inter Rater Reliability and the Construct Validity of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for Mental Health Nursing International Nursing Research Conference Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland [Details]
Corbally, M., Scott, P.A., Treacy, M.P., MacNeela, P. ; (2007) What mental health nurses say they do ' findings from a qualitative study International Nursing Research Conference Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland [Details]
Butler MM, Treacy M, Scott A, Hyde A, MacNeela, P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne A, Corbally M, Henry P, Morris R, Clinton G, Sheerin F, Coughlan B; (2006) Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set for Ireland Developing Research in Nursing, Social Care Education and Multisectoral Cooperation, 3rd International Summer School University of Maribor, Slovenia, , 28-JUN-06 - 01-JUL-06 [Details]
Butler MM, Meehan T, Kemple M, Drennan J, Treacy M, Johnson M; (2006) Identifying midwifery research priorities for Ireland Transforming Healthcare Through Research: 7th International Research Conference Dublin, School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College, , 08-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06 [Details]
Byrne, A., Treacy, M.P., Scott, P.A., Hyde, A. ,MacNeela, P., Drennan, J., O'Brien, J., Butler, M., Morris, R.; (2006) The validity and reliability of the Irish Nursing Minimum Data Set for General Nurses' 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD [Details]
Butler MM, Treacy M, Byrne A, Drennan J, Fealy G, Frazer K, Irving K; (2005) Effective Interventions to Reduce Loneliness in Older People in Ireland: The Views of Providers and Planners 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference University of Dublin, Trinity College, , 03-NOV-05 - 04-NOV-05 [Details]
Drennan, J., Treacy, M.P., Butler, M., Byrne, A., Fealy, G., Frazer, K. & Irving, K.; (2005) Lonliness and Social Isolation Among Older Irish People 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies - University of Dublin, Trinity College, , 03-NOV-05 - 04-NOV-05 [Details]
Butler MM, Treacy M, Scott A, Hyde A, MacNeela, P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne A, Corbally M, Henry P, Morris R, Clinton G, Sheerin F, Coughlan B; (2005) Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set for Ireland Dublin Health Informatics Society of Ireland Dublin, , 16-NOV-05 - 16-NOV-05 [Details]
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott AP, Hyde A, Mac Neela P, Drennan J, Irving K, Byrne A ; (2005) The Nurse as the Vital Link in Patient Care: Exploring General Nurses' Views of their Contribution to Patient Care 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies¿ University of Dublin, Trinity College, , 03-NOV-05 - 04-NOV-05 [Details]
Drennan, J., Byrne, A., Treacy, M. P., Scott, P. A., Hyde, A., MacNeela, P., Irving, K., Butler, M., Morris, R., Corbally, M. & Henry, P.; (2005) The Development of a Nursing Minimum Data Set in Ireland: The Use of the Delphi Technique with General Nurses * Slovenia, [Details]
Hyde, A., Treacy, M.P., Scott, A., MacNeela, P., Butler, M.M., Drennan, J., Irving, K. & Byrne, A.; (2005) Making Nursing Visible: Challenges in Revealing Psychosocial Aspects of Care in Nursing Documentation 9th International Nursing Research Conference (IX Encuentro de Investigacion en Enfermeria) Ministerio de Sanidada y Consumo, Madrid, Spain, , 23-NOV-05 - 26-NOV-05 [Details]
Treacy, M. P., Scott, P. A., Hyde, A., MacNeela, P., Butler, M., Drennan, J. & Byrne, A.; (2005) Capturing the General Nursing Contribution to Care: Developing a Nursing Minimum Data Set 2nd International Congress on Innovation in Nursing Fremantle, Western Australia, , 08-NOV-05 - 11-NOV-05 [Details]
Hyde, A., Treacy, M.P., Scott, A., MacNeela, P., Butler, M.M., Drennan, J., Irving, K. & Byrne, A.; (2005) Nursing Documentation; Dominant and Suppressed Discourses Within Nursing Records Sigma Theta Tau International, 38th Biennial Convention Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, , 12-NOV-05 - 16-NOV-05 [Details]
Butler, M. M., Treacy, M. P., Scott, A., Byrne, A., Drennan, J., Hyde, A., Irving, K. & MacNeela, P.; (2005) Identifying Nursing-Sensitive Outcome Indicatiors for a Nursing Minimum Data Set in Ireland 2nd Ministry of Health International Nursing Conference Singapore, Malaysia, , 20-JUL-05 - 21-JUL-05 [Details]
Drennan, J., Treacy, M.P., Butler, M., Byrne, A., Fealy, G., Frazer, K. & Irving, K.; (2005) Lonliness and Social Isolation Among Older Irish People 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies - University of Dublin, Trinity College, , 03-NOV-05 - 04-NOV-05 [Details]
Butler, M.M., Treacy, M., Byrne, A., Drennan, J., Fealy, G., Frazer, K. & Irving, K.; (2005) Effective Interventions to Reduce Loneliness in Older People in Ireland: The Views of providers and Planners 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies - University of Dublin, Trinity College, , 03-NOV-05 - 04-NOV-05 [Details]
Hyde A. Treacy, M.P. Scott, A., Mac Neela, P., Butler, M.M., Drennan, J. Irving, K. & Byrne, A. ; (2005) Nursing documentation: dominant and suppressed discourses within nursing records Sigma Theta Tau International, 38th Biennial Convention Indiana Convention Centre & RCA Dome, Indianapolis, , 12-NOV-05 - 16-NOV-05 [Details]
Hyde A. Treacy, M.P. Scott, A., Mac Neela, P., Butler, M.M., Drennan, J. Irving, K. & Byrne, A. ; (2005) Making nursing visible: challenges in revealing psychosocial aspects of care in nursing documentation 9th International Nursing Research Conference, Ministerio de Sanidada y Consumo, IX Encuentro de Investigacion en Enfermeria El Prado, Madrid, , 23-NOV-05 - 26-NOV-05 [Details]
Butler MM, Treacy MP, Scott A, Byrne A, Drennan J, Hyde A, Irving K, MacNeela P ; (2005) Identifying Nursing-Sensitive Outcome Indicators for a Nursing Minimum Data Set in Ireland 2nd Ministry Of Health International Nursing Conference Singapore, , 20-JUL-05 - 21-JUL-05 [Details]
Black. K., O'Sullivan. O., Farrell, E.P., Saiz, G., Byrne, K., Schmidt, O., Dyckmans, J., Tobin, B., Gardiner, J., Nieuwenhuis, M., Dolan, S., Reidy, B., Bolger, T. & Osborne, B.; (2004) Irish forests ' A dynamic carbon store Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 ' Underpinning Industry Development. Proceedings of the COFORD conference, pp. 63'71 (ISBN 1 902696 46 8) Tullamore, , 20-SEP-04 - 21-SEP-04 , pp.364-375 Available Online [Details]
Corbally, M., Hanrahan, M, Scott, P.A., MacNeela, P., Treacy, M., Butler, M, Drennan, J., Hyde, A., & Irving, K. ; (2004) Mental health nurses' records: overview of an analysis RCN International Nursing Research Conference Robinson College, University of Cambridge, , 21-MAR-04 - 24-MAR-04 [Details]
Hyde, A., Treacy, M., Scott, P.A., Butler, M., Drennan, J., Irving, K., & MacNeela, P. ; (2004) Representations of modes of rationality and the tensions of modernity in nursing documentation: a sociological analysis RCN International Nursing Research Conference Robinson College, University of Cambridge, , 21-MAR-04 - 24-MAR-04 [Details]

Published Reports

C.Naughton, J.Drennan, M.P. Treacy, A. Lafferty, I. Lyons, A. Phelan, S. Quin, A. O'Loughlin, L. Delaney; (2010) Abuse and Neglect of Older People in Ireland. National Centre for the Protection of Older People - University College Dublin, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Fealy GM, McNamara M, Casey M, Geraghty R, Butler M, Drennan J, Johnson M, Halligan P, Treacy P; (2010) The National Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis Study. HSE, NCNM, Dublin. [Details]
Drennan J, Naughton C, Allen D, Hyde A, Felle P, O'Boyle K, Treacy MP, Butler P; (2009) National Independent Evaluation of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing Initiative. Health Service Executive, Dublin. [Details]
Meehan, T.C., Butler, M., Drennan, J., Johnson, M., Kemple, M. & Treacy, M.; (2006) Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities for Ireland. National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery through the Health Resear, Dublin. [Details]
Scott P.A., Treacy, MP., Mac Neela, P., Hyde, A., Morris, R., Drennan, J., Byrne, A., Henry, P., Butler, M., Clinton, G., Corbally, M. & Irving, I. ; (2006) Report on the Delphi Study of Irish Nurses to Articulate the Core Elements of Nursing Care in Ireland . Dublin City University in collaboration with University College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
Meehan, T.C., Butler, M., Drennan, J., Johnson, M., Kemple, M. & Treacy, M.; (2005) Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities for Ireland. National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery through the Health Resear, Dublin. [Details]
           

Reports

Fealy G, McNamara M, Casey M, Geraghty R, Butler M, Drennan J, Halligan P, Treacy MP, Johnson M; (2009) The National Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis Study. Reports [Details]
Scott P.A., Treacy, M., MacNeela, P., Hyde, A., Morris, R., Drennan, J., Byrne, A., Henry, P., Butler, M., Clinton, G., Corbally, M. & Irving, I. ; (2006) Report on the Delphi Study of Irish Nurses to Articulate the Core Elements of Nursing Care in Ireland. Reports [Details]
Meehan, T.C., Butler, M., Drennan, J., Johnson, M., Kemple, M. & Treacy, M.; (2005) Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities for Ireland. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Carney, M., Fealy. G., Treacy, M.P. et al; (2005) Examination of Rationale for and the Impact of maintaining the Five Points of Entry to the Register of Nurses 2004-2005. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Drennan J. Donohoe A. Treacy M. Fealy G; (2004) An evaluation of the role of the Clinical Placement Coordinator in the community, pilot project. Reports [Details]
Treacy, M. Hyde, A., Boland, J., Whitaker, T. ; (2002) Children Talking: Why do they smoke? ' Report of a four year longitudinal study. Reports [Details]
Treacy, M., Collins, R., Casey, D., Cooney, A; (1996) Nurses' Attitudes to Health Promotion Activities Related to Healthy Lifestyle. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Treacy, M.M., Collins, R., Whitaker, T. ; (1994) Evaluation of a Course for Care Assistants in Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin. Our Lady¿s Hospice, Dublin: Reports [Details]
Treacy, M. ; (1990) A Study of Establishment Setting in Selected Medical & Surgical Wards in St. James's Hospital, Dublin. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Treacy, M. ; (1988) Setting Establishments in Nursing: A Pilot Study. Dublin: Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

  • Collaborative study of self caring and compassion fatigue in nursing - pilot stage.  Irish Partner in internationally led collaborative study.

  • Testing a Pain Education Programme for Patients with breast and prostate cancer (2010-2012).  This project is an international collaboration with Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia is an extension of previous work undertaken in Western Australia.  Funded by the Irish Hospice Foundation the the Marie Keating Foundation.

  • National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP). This is a HSE funded programme of research to underpin the protection of older people. The Centre involves a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of researchers undertaking work in relation to elder abuse. Work undertaken to date includes examination of: ageism and elder abuse in selected print media; national and international legislation in relation to elder abuse  (www.ncpop.ie).  A national prevalence study of elder abuse among community living older people is currently underway.

  • An Investigation into the Attendance of Older People at Hospital Emergency Departments. HRB/HSE Funded under Building Partnerships for a Healthier Society Awards (2007 -2009).

  • Enhancing Quality of Life for Older people and Older People in Receipt of Continuing Care Facilities. An exploration of dignity of respect Collaborative project with Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross (2006 -2008).

  • HRB Funded Programme of the Nursing Contribution to Care, incorporating Clinical Decision Making and Nursing Minimum Data Set development for general nursing (2002-2007). Collaborative nursing research programme, funded by the Health Research Board, and undertaken in partnership with the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Dublin City University (DCU).