School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
First floor, UCD Health Sciences Centre
Professor, Associate Dean for External Relations & Programme Director MSc Leadership, Innovation and Management for Healthcare, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
Registered Mental Health and General Nurse and Registered Nurse Tutor.
Graduated from the Open University in 1997 with a first-class BSc (Hons) degree and from UCD in 2000 with a first-class MSc (Nursing) (Education). Subsequently undertook MEd and MA (SocSci) degrees with The Open University, graduating in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
I completed my doctorate at The Open University Research School in September 2007. My doctoral thesis was a sociological investigation into the underlying principles structuring academic nursing in Ireland (see here: http://www.legitimationcodetheory.com/pdf/2010McNamara.pdf)
In 2011, obtained a Diploma in French with the Open University.
Obtained a Professional Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in 2015.
Obtained a Professional Diploma in Strategy, Innovation and Change from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in 2016.
Completed a BA in Languages (French, Mandarin, Spanish) at the Open University in 2016.
Obtained a first-class honours MSc in Business at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in 2018.
Completed 'Leadership for the 21st century: chaos, conflict and courage' and 'Driving Government Performance' programmes at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Sept. 2015 and March 2016, respectively, and am currently completing an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurial Education at the UCD Innovation Academy.
Awarded an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree by the University of Connecticut, May 2014.
Appointed Honorary Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Queensland, July 2014.
In 2014, became a Certified Analytic-Network Coach (see www.simonwestern.com).
Accredited as a provider of Oshry's Organization Workshop and 'Where Cultures Meet' programmes (see www.powerandsystems.com), June 2015 and July 2017, respectively.
Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), October 2015.
Conferred as a Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FFNMRCSI), December 2016.
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2015.
Title: Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
| Year: 2014.
Title: Doctor of Science
| Year: 2014.
Title: Honorary Professor
| Year: 2009.
Title: UCD Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development
|Association: European Association for the History of Nursing, Function/Role: To disseminate, develop and share scholarship and research in the history of nursing and midwifery.|
|Association: Global Nurse Leadership Institute, Function/Role: Advanced leadership development for nurses and/or midwives at senior level and executive positions in developed and developing countries across the world.|
|Association: American Association of the History of Nursing, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: Sigma Theta Tau International , Function/Role: Member|
|Association: Society for Research into Higher Education, Function/Role: Member|
| Year 1997 Institution: Open University
Qualification: BSc Subject:
| Year 2000 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MSc Subject:
| Year 2002 Institution: Open University
Qualification: ME Subject:
| Year 2003 Institution: Open University
Qualification: MA Subject:
| Year 2003 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
|Fealy GM, McNamara M, Lucey S (2014) Equal Citizens: Sunbeam House, 1874-2014. Bray, Co. Wicklow: Sunbeam House Trust. [Details]|
|McNamara M.S. and Fealy G.M. (2015) 'In the company of those similarly afflicted: The sanatorium patient and sanatorium nursing, c.1908-52' In: Fealy, Hallett and Malchau Dietz (eds). Histories of Nursing Practice. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Casey M (2014) ''Leading contemporary approaches to nursing practice'' In: John Daly, Sandra Speedy and Debra Jackson (eds). Leadership and Nursing: Contemporary Perspectives. Marrickville: Elsevier Australia. [Details]|
|McNamara M and Fealy G (2014) ''Knowledge matters in nursing'' In: Michael Young and Johan Muller (eds). Knowledge, Expertise and the Professions. Oxon and NY: Routledge. , pp.157-170 [Details]|
|Shannon M, McNamara MS (2014) 'Integrative Nursing in Ireland' In: Kreitzer MJ and Koithan M (eds). Integrative Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM (2010) 'A little nurse running around college: Legitimating nursing in the Irish academy' In: Judith Harford and Claire Rush (eds). Have Women Made a Difference?: Women in Irish Universities, 1850-2010. Oxford: Peter Lang. , pp.163-187 [Details]|
|McNamara, M (2006) ''Dr. Nightingale, I Presume?' Irish Nursing Education Enters the Academy' In: McNamara, M (eds). Care to Remember: Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland. Cork: Mercier Press. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Fealy G, Munroe D, Riordan F, Croke E, Conroy C, McNamara M Shannon M (2016) 'Clinical handover practices in maternity services in Ireland: A qualitative descriptive study'. Midwifery, 39 :20-26. [DOI] [Details]|
|Casey, Mary and Fealy, Gerard and Kennedy, Catriona and Hegarty, Josephine and Prizeman, Geraldine and McNamara, Martin and O'Reilly, Pauline and Brady, Anne-Marie and Rohde, Daniela (2015) 'Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions of a scope of nursing and midwifery practice framework'. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 71 (6):1227-1237. [DOI] [Details]|
|Fealy GM, Rohde D, Casey M, Brady AM, Hegarty J, Kennedy C, McNamara M, O'Reilly P, Prizeman G (2015) 'Scope of practice decision-making: Findings from a national survey of Irish nurses and midwives'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Oâ¿¿Neill, G. and McNamara, M. (2015) 'Passing the baton: a collaborative approach to development and implementation of context-specific modules for graduate teaching assistants in cognate disciplines'. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Brady AM, Fealy GM, Rohde D, Casey M, Hegarty J, Kennedy C, McNamara M, O'Reilly P, Prizeman G (2015) 'Am I covered?: An analysis of a national enquiry database on scope of practice'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy C, O'Reilly P, Fealy GM, Casey M, Brady A-M, McNamara M, Prizeman G, Rohde D, Hegarty J (2015) 'Comparative analysis of nursing and midwifery regulatory and professional bodies scope of practice and associated decision-making frameworks: A discussion paper'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, . [Details]|
|Fealy GM, Rohde D, Casey M, Brady AM, Hegarty J, Kennedy C, McNamara M, O'Reilly P, Prizeman G (2015) 'Facilitators and barriers in expanding scope of practice: Findings from a national survey of Irish nurses and midwives'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Fealy GM and McNamara MS (2015) 'Transitions and tensions: the discipline of nursing in an interdisciplinary context'. Nursing management, 23 (1):1-3. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Casey M, O'Connor T, Patton D, Doyle L, Quinlan C (2014) ''Mentoring, coaching and action learning: Interventions in a national clinical leadership development programme''. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 (17-18):2533-2541. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, MS,Fealy, GM,Geraghty, R (2013) 'Cultures of Control: A Historical Analysis of the Development of Infection Control Nursing in Ireland'. Nursing History Review, 21 :55-75. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM (2013) 'Editorial: Towards a future nursing education landscape'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22 (13-14):1789-1790. [DOI] [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Casey M, O'Connor T, Patton D, Doyle L, Quinlan C (2013) 'Service impact of a national clinical leadership development programme: Findings from a qualitative study'. Journal of Nursing Management, 23 (3):324-332. [DOI] [Details]|
|Follan M, McNamara MS (2013) 'A fragile bond: adoptive parents' experiences of caring for children with a diagnosis of reactive attachment disorder'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Patton D, Fealy GM, McNamara M, Casey M, O Connor T, Doyle L, Quinlan C (2013) ''Individual-level outcomes from a national clinical leadership development programme''. Contemporary nurse, 45 (1):56-63. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, MS,Fealy, GM,Geraghty, R (2012) 'The visibility of the discipline on the websites of academic nursing schools'. Nursing Outlook, 60 :29-36. [Details]|
|Fealy, G,McNamara, M,Treacy, MP,Lyons, I (2012) 'Constructing ageing and age identities: a case study of newspaper discourses'. Ageing and Society, 32 :85-102. [DOI] [Details]|
|Ahern A, O'Connor T, MacRuairc G, McNamara M, O'Donnell D. (2012) 'Critical thinking in the university curriculum - the impact on engineering education'. European Journal of Engineering Education, 37 (2):125-132. [DOI] [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara M, Casey M, Geraghty, R, Butler M, Halligan P, Treacy P, Johnson M (2011) 'Barriers to clinical leadership development: findings from a national survey'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 (13-14):2023-2032. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara M, Fealy G, Casey M, Geraghty, R, Butler M, Halligan P, Treacy P, Johnson 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. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, Martin S.; (2010) 'Where is nursing in academic nursing? disciplinary discourse, identities and clinical practice: a critical perspective from Ireland'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 :766-774. [DOI] [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Geraghty, R; (2010) ''The health of hospitals and lessons from history: Public health and sanitary reform in the Dublin hospitals, 1858-1898''. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 :3468-3476. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara MS; (2010) 'What lies beneath? The underlying principles structuring the field of academic nursing in Ireland'. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26 (6):377-384. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, Martin S.; (2010) 'Lost in Transition? A Discursive Analysis of Academic Nursing in Ireland'. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23 (3):249-256. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, M.S. ; (2009) 'Academic leadership in nursing: legitimating the discipline in contested spaces '. Journal of Nursing Management, 17 (4):484-493. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara MS, ; (2009) 'Nursing academics' languages of legitimation: a discourse analysis'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46 (12):1566-1579. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, M.S.; (2008) 'Of Bedpans and Ivory Towers? Nurse Academics' Identities and the Sacred and Profane: A Bernsteinian Analysis and Discussion Paper'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45 (3):458-470. [Details]|
|Fealy, G.M. & McNamara, M.S.; (2007) 'A Discourse Analysis of Debates Surrounding the Entry of Nursing Education to the Academy in Ireland'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44 (7):1187-1195. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, MS (2007) 'Illuminating the essential elements of the role of the clinical placement co-ordinator: a phenomenological inquiry'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16 :1516-1524. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara, MS (2005) 'Knowing and doing phenomenology: The implications of the critique of 'nursing phenomenology' for a phenomenological inquiry: A discussion paper'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42 :695-704. [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara M; (1999) 'Shaping the role of the clinical placement coordinator in an Irish A&E'. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 7 (1):26-30. [DOI] [Details]|
|Itzhaki M, Treacy M, Phaladze N, Rumeu C, Vernon R, Marshall R, Seboni NM, Fealy G, Ehrenfeld M, Larkin P, McNamara M, Dignam D, Rollins Gantz N, Nelson J (2015) 'Caring international research collaborative: A five-country partnership to measure perception of nursing staffs¿ compassion fatigue, burnout, and caring for self' Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies 2 (1) . [Details]|
|Trish Markham, Michelle Butler, Martin McNamara (2015) 'A quality framework for health services developed through an inclusive approach' Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 5 (5) :1-8. [DOI] [Details]|
|Casey M. and McNamara M.; (2011) 'Learning to Lead' Nursing Standard 26 (9) :61. [DOI] [Details]|
|Casey M, Cooney A, O¿ Connell R, Hegarty J, O¿ Reilly P and Brady AM Fealy G, Heffernan E, Kennedy C, McNamara M, O¿ Connor L, O¿ Leary D, Ryan K and O¿Mahony A (2016) What is needed to demonstrate continuing professional competence? Insights from nurses and midwives in Ireland 35th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Dublin [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Lucey S (2013) Very delicate and crippled with rickets: The cripples' home, 1872-1920 30th Annual Conference of the American Association for the History of Nursing Cleveland, OH, , 26-SEP-13 - 29-SEP-13 [Details]|
|Loughrey M, McNamara M, Fealy GM (2015) A Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Nurses': The Establishment of the Irish Nurses Union 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for the History of Nursing , 17-SEP-15 - 20-SEP-15 [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Casey M (2013) Barriers to collaborative practice: Findings from a national study Sigma Theta Tau International: Creating healthy work environments , 12-APR-13 - 14-APR-13 [Details]|
|Casey M, Fealy GM, Brady AM, Hegarty J, Kennedy C, McNamara M, O'Reilly P, Prizeman G, Rohde D (2015) Experiences of nurses, midwives and key stakeholders of a scope of nursing and midwifery practice framework 34h Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, RCSI Dublin [Details]|
|Mac Ruairc, G., Aherne, A., McNamara, M., O'Connor, T (2012) I'll know it when I see it: Explicating critical thinking in higher education curricula American Education Research Conference: To know is not enough [Details]|
|MacRuairc, G; O'Connor, T; McNamara, M; Ahern A (2012) Explicating Critical Thinking in Higher Education Pedagogy European Conference on Educational Research [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Astle BJ, Pocknall H, Fealy GM (2013) Improving access and equity to healthcare: The implications for leadership development strategies ICN 25th Quadrennial Conference [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Geraghty R. (2012) 'In the Company of those Similarly Afflicted': Sanatoria and the Sanatorium Patient, 1908-1952 International Nursing History Conference: Nursing History in a Global Perspective Kolding, Jutland, Denmark, , 09-AUG-12 - 11-AUG-12 [Details]|
|Loughrey M, Fealy GM, McNamara MS (2012) 'The Organisation Through which All Nurses Can Get Something Done': The Irish Nurses' Union, 1919-1925 International Nursing History Conference: Nursing History in a Global Perspective Kolding, Jutland, Denmark, , 09-AUG-12 - 11-AUG-12 [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Geraghty R, Fealy GM (2012) Théorie flottante et pratique bloquée : le potentiel de la vague sémantique dans la construction du savoir des soins infirmiers. (Floating theory and stranded practice: The potential of the semantic wave in building nursing knowledge) Seventh Basil Bernstein Symposium Aix-en-Provence, France, , 27-JUN-12 - 30-JUN-12 [Details]|
|Geraghty, R, McNamara M, Fealy GM; (2011) 'A new species of nurse: Establishment of the infection control nurse in Ireland' Infection Prevention Society Joint North-South Study Day [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Geraghty R; (2011) Social realist investigation of academic nursing: specialisation and semantics Sigma Theta Tau International 22nd International Nursing Research Congress Cancun, Mexico, , 11-JUL-11 - 14-JUL-11 [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara M (2011) Developing a professional doctorate in nursing: Experiences of an Irish nursing School Second International Conference on Professional Doctorates Edinburgh, [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara M, Geraghty R (2011) A decided advantage to all: The first thirty years of state regulation in Ireland, 1920-1950 International Council of Nursing Conference Valetta, Malta, , 05-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11 [Details]|
|Ahern A, O'Connor T, McNamara M, McRuairc G (2011) Interpreting Critical Thinking for Engineering Education - the views of employers and academics International Conference on Engineering Education Belfast, , 21-AUG-11 - 27-AUG-11 [Details]|
|O'Connor, T; McNamara, M; Ahern, A; MacRuairc, G; O'Donnell, D. ; (2011) Theorising Critical Thinking in Nursing Education 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway [Details]|
|McRuairc G, Ahern A, McNamara, M and O'Connor T (2011) I'll know it when I see it! Critical Thinking in Higher Education Dublin Instititue of Technology, [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Geraghty R; (2011) Handicapped by an unfortunate alliance: Threats to the effective development of professional self-regulation of nursing in Ireland, 1920-1950 28th Annual Conference of the American Association for the History of Nursing Fort Worth, TX, , 06-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 [Details]|
|McRuairc G, Ahern A , O'Connor T and McNamara MS (2011) Explicating Critical Thinking in the Academy: The Equality Imperative ECER conference Berlin September 2011 [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Geraghty R; (2010) Nurse tutors' tales of transition: a clash of legitimation codes Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference Newport, Wales, , 14-DEC-10 - 16-NOV-10 [Details]|
|Casey M, McNamara M, Fealy GM, Geaghty R. (2010) Getting the job done: A framework for clinical leadership development for nurses and midwives Florence Nightingale - relevance for the twenty-first century - An International Nursing Conference University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry, , 14-MAY-10 - 16-NOV-10 [Details]|
|Fealy G, McNamara M, Treacy P, Lyons, I, Drennan J, Lafferty A, Naughton C, Phelan A (2010) Constructing ageing and age identify: A case study of newspaper discourses British Society of Gerontology 39th Annual Conference: 'Identities, Care and Everyday Life' Brunel University, London, , 05-JUL-10 - 08-JUL-10 [Details]|
|McNamara M, Fealy GM, Geraghty R ; (2010) Cultures of control: A historical analysis of the role of the infection control nurse in Ireland International Perspectives in the History of Nursing Windsor, UK, , 14-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10 [Details]|
|Fealy G., McNamara M., Casey M. and Geraghty R. (2010) Barriers to clinical leadership development: Findings from a national survey 29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Dublin, , 24-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10 [Details]|
|Casey M, Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Geraghty R et al; (2010) A mixed methods approach to analysing need in relation to clinical leadership development 29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Dublin, , 24-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10 [Details]|
|Mac Ruairc G, Ahern A, McNamara MS and O Connor T; (2010) Graduate Attributes: Examining critical thinking in curriculum design, delivery and assessment Education and cultural change Helsinki, Finland, , 24-AUG-10 - 26-AUG-10 [Details]|
|OConnor T, Ahern A., McNamara M & MacRuairc G.; (2010) Developing critical thinking ability; the contribution of a university education EAIR Forum Valencia, Spain, , 01-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10 [Details]|
|McNamara MS, Fealy GM, Geraghty R. (2010) Where is nursing in academic nursing? The visibility of the discipline on the websites of higher education institutions NETNEP 2010 - 3rd Intenational Nurse Education Conference Sydney, Australia, , 11-APR-10 - 14-APR-10 [Details]|
|McNamara, MS, Fealy GM, Casey M, Geraghty R et al. (2010) Developing clinical leaders in nursing and midwifery: The implications for educational programmes of a national needs analysis NETNEP 2010 - 3rd International Nurse Education Conference Sydney, Australia, , 11-APR-10 - 14-APR-10 [Details]|
|McNamara, M.S, Fealy GM, Casey M, Geraghty R, et al. (2010) The Clinical Leadership Development Needs of Nurses and Midwives in Ireland: Findings from the Qualitative Component of a National Study 29th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, RCSI, Dublin RCSI, Dublin, , 24-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10 [Details]|
|Fealy GM, McNamara MS, Geraghty R ; (2010) Perfect ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets: Urban factors in the development of modern nursing in Dublin, 1858-1898 European Association of Urban Historians: 10th International conference on Urban History City and Society in Urban History Ghent Belgium, , 01-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10 [Details]|
|Ahern A, O¿Connor T., McNamara MS & McRuairc, G ; (2010) Critical thinking in the University Curriculum International Symposium for Enginering Education, Cork [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]|
|O'Connor, T. ; MacRuairc G., Ahern, A. and McNamara, M.; (2010) How do we find what we're looking for? DRHEA Forum Trinity College Dublin, [Details]|
|O¿Connor T, MacRuairc G, Ahern A, & McNamara M. ; (2010) How do we find what we're looking for? UCD College of Life Sciences Inagural Teaching and Learning Symposium University College Dublin, [Details]|
|McNamara, M.S. ; (2009) Nursing Knowledge and the Current Status and Future Trajectory of Academic Nursing in Ireland 28th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, , 25-FEB-09 - 26-FEB-09 [Details]|
|McNamara, M.S.; (2009) Where is the Nurse in Nurse Academic? Clinical Practice as a Component of Nurse Academics' Identities 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference National University of Ireland, Galway, , 06-APR-09 - 07-APR-09 [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]|
|McNamara, M.S. ; (2008) Constructing Academic Nursing as a Sociological Object of Analysis: Insights and Implications International Nursing Research Conference: Facing the Challenge of Health Care Systems in Transition Jerusalem, Israel, , 30-JUN-08 - 03-JUL-08 [Details]|
|McNamara, M.S. ; (2008) The Trajectory of Academic Nursing in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities 8th Annual Catherine McAuley Nursing and Midwifery Conference University College Cork, , 10-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08 [Details]|
|McNamara, M.S. and Fealy, G.M. ; (2007) From Bedbaths to Ivory Towers: The Changing Bases of Nursing Teachers' Identities American Association for the History of Nursing Conference 2008 White Plains, New York, , 28-SEP-07 - 30-SEP-07 [Details]|
|Hegarty, J., Cooney, A., O'Connell, R., Brady, A.M., Fealy, G., Heffernan, E., Kennedy, C., McNamara, M.,O'Reilly, P., O'Connor, L., O'Leary D., Ryan, K., O'Mahony, A., & Casey, M. (2015) Consultation and analysis for the development of a Scheme(s) to demonstrate Maintenance of Professional Competence for Nurses and Midwives. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]|
|Casey M, O¿ Connor L, Smith, O¿Brien D, O¿Leary D, Fealy G, McNamara M, Stokes D, Egan C (2016) Evidence review to inform future specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practice. UCD/Department of Health, Dublin. [Details]|
|Hegarty, J, Cooney A, O¿Connell R, Brady AM, Fealy G, Heffernan E, Kennedy C, McNamara M et al. (2015) Consultation and Analysis for the Development of Scheme(s) to Demonstrate Maintenance of Professional Competence for Nurses and Midwives. NMBI, Dublin. [Details]|
|Fealy GM, Munroe D, Riordan F, McNamara M (2014) Clinical Handover Practices in Maternity Services in Ireland (National review of clinical handover practices conducted on behalf of the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee. HSE/UCD, Dublin. [Details]|
|Fealy GM, Casey M, Brady AM, Hegarty J, Kennedy C, McNamara M, O¿Reilly P, Prizeman G, Rohde D (2014) National Review of the Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]|
|Fealy G, McNamara M, Casey M, Doyle L, O Connor T, Patton D, Quinlan C (2012) Evaluation of the National Clinical Leadership Development Project Pilot. University College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]|
|Fealy G., McNamara M., Casey M., Geraghty R., Butler M., Halligan P., Treacy P., and Johnson M. (2010) The National Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis Study. Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director. Health Services Executive, Dublin. [Details]|
|McNamara, MS,Fealy, GM; (2011) Legitimation code theory: A new lens through which to view our academic practice. Editorial [Details]|
|McNamara, MS,Fealy, GM; (2010) Guest editorial: Lead us not again: clinical leadership and the disciplinary contribution. Editorial [DOI] [Details]|
|Fealy, GM,McNamara, MS; (2007) Guest editorial: Scholarship, interdisciplinarity and academic identity. Editorial [DOI] [Details]|
|McNamara MS (2011) A. Barron McBride, The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders, Springer Publishing Company, New York (2011). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]|
Invited Review Articles
|McNamara, MS, ; (2007) Commentary on Lambert V & Glacken M (2005) Clinical education facilitators: a literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing 14, 664-673. Invited Review Articles [Details]|
My principal research interest relates to how a professional practice discipline, such as nursing, also a relatively new presence in Irish higher education, can fulfill its social mandate in respect of patient care and population health and contribute to both the professional and academic communities. This entails a focus on knowledge development, transmission, dissemination and translation to practice. This interest and that focus have led to work on partnership models of curriculum design and development, interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and leadership development. My research and leadership is concerned with working across disciplinary and professional boundaries to shape health systems to provide a quality service to citizens and to promote equity. This focus generates important questions about the content and level of undergraduate and graduate programmes and on the proper focus of research in interdisciplinary and intersectoral contexts. I am interested in questions concerning the attainment of a critical mass of research capacity in professional disciplines, leadership capacity in academia and the professions, interdisciplinary education and training, the reproduction of disciplines and succession planning.
I was Associate Investigator on the IRCHSS-funded UCD Irish Centre for Nursing and Midwifery History based at the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
I was Project Manager for the HSE-funded study into the Clinical Leadership Needs of Nurses and Midwives in Ireland.
I am a researcher and board member at the National Centre for the Protection of Older People based at UCD.
| Sponsor : Sunbeam House Services (SHS)
Title : Sunbeam House Trust ("A History of Sunbeam House Services, 1874-2011")
Start Date / End Date : 31-JAN-12 / 31-JAN-13
| Dr Trish Markham. A Quality Framework for the Irish Health Service. PhD Thesis.
Dr Mark Loughrey. A History of the Irish Nurses Organisation, 1919-1999. PhD Thesis.
|Knowledge differences make a difference! My philosophy is grounded in social realism and the disciplinary knowledge required for professional scholarship. Knowledge first and then the identification of the principles that govern its production, transmission and acquisition to ensure that the curriculum is designed to facilitate cumulative and integrative learning.|
Enhancement of Teaching
|I encourage student learning by structuring and sequencing across and within teaching sessions so that key aims are clear and a continual oscillation takes place between abstract concepts and context-specific, real-world problems or situations. The facilitation of movement between the abstract and the concrete describes a 'semantic wave'; this is used to plan sessions, is made explicit to students and is set out as a clear expectation in assessment. This approach arises from the literature and empirical evidence from my doctoral and fellowship work; there is now a considerable body of evidence to suggest that it facilitates independent and active learning and critical thinking. More specifically, I use supported and supportive peer learning to teach curriculum design, strategic leadership and innovation in healthcare. As Dean (2010-2016), I supported the introduction of co-operative inquiry as a teaching and learning strategy in undergraduate modules to facilitate peer learning and small-group teaching. I introduced formal debates as a learning and assessment strategy in a core graduate nursing theory module and I designed two graduate modules that allow students to plan and implement a change project in their professional practice setting. These innovations arise from student and professional stakeholder feedback concerning the relevance and responsiveness of the curriculum as well as the findings of a research project that I project managed: the National Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis. Student feedback has been sought through conventional survey methods, focus groups and initiating debates in class on relevance of learning to personal and professional need. Grade distributions have been used to modify assessment components, introduce new assessment strategies and to adjust weightings; extern examiner feedback has been used to enhance the content and focus of modules.|
Review and Enhancement of Curriculum
|As Head of Teaching and Learning (2007-2010) and Dean (2010-2016), I was involved in initiatives to enhance coherence within and across programmes: 1. Introduction of hub-and-spoke curricular model for Taught Graduate Programmes to rationalize module provision and ensure maximal student enrolment to fewer modules. 2. Governance structures to enhance the role of programme and stage co-ordinators and ensure coherence across modules, within and across stages and to ensure that modules shared by programmes meet the needs of all students on those programmes. 3. Assessment matrices to ensure that all module co-ordinators are aware of assessment types and timings for students on a given stage in a given semester to ensure an appropriate mix of assessment activity. 4. Introduction of a module co-ordinators' forum to share best practice, reduce overlap and repetition and to ensure appropriate sequencing and cumulation. 5. Introduction of new first-year 'Transitions: Engage for Success' module. 6. Gained UUPB approval for a number of derogations that restrict compensation for professionally critical modules and reconfigure clinical modules to streamline assessment and progression and facilitate better alignment of 'theory' and 'clinical' modules. 7. Engagement with the university's assesssment re-design project to reduce student assessment burden while ensuring learning outcomes are appropriately assessed with the secondary gain of reducing staff workload. 8. Review overall programme outcomes, informed by articulation of graduate attributes, regulatory body requirements and university levels framework, to articulate stage and module learning outcomes in a coherent and cumulative way. 9. I served as a member of the UCD Curriculum Review and Enhancement Steering Group (2015-2017).|
Developing as a Teacher
|I am a qualified teacher (RNT) with masters and doctoral degrees in education. Since commencing in UCD in 2000, I have attended numerous courses, workshops and events, including those relating to large and small-group teaching, assessment re-design, blended learning and the use of AV technology. I have used my more recent experiences as a student at the Open University Business School, the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business and the Harvard Kennedy School to inform the design and delivery of new modules and programmes, notably the MSc in Leading Healthcare Improvement and the module Creating Curriculum.|
Innovation & Leadership
|I have had three major leadership roles in teaching and learning in UCD: School Head of Teaching and Learning (2007-2010); UCD Fellow in Teaching and Academic Development (2009-2011); Head of School and Dean of Nursing (2010-2016). All these roles have provided considerable scope for innovation in the areas of enhancement of teaching and learning, curriculum development, assessment re-design, student engagement, critical thinking, graduate attributes, graduate teaching assistant training and disciplinary knowledge development in professional practice disciplines.|
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