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Professor Imelda Coyne

Professor (Nursing)

Since 2007, hold the position of Professor of Children's Nursing in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. My research programme focuses on two key strands: children and young people's participation in matters that affect their lives; and longterm illness management for young people. I have published more than 80 peer reviewed papers and co -authored 2 nursing text books. I have co-authored over 150 conference abstracts for oral and poster presentation. I have been invited as a speaker to several international scientific conferences and workshops. I have a strong record of participation in a range of research networks and collaborations. Member of the Working Party on children and clinical research. Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Ambassador for Participation Hub in Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). I am a member of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) board and three editorial boards: Journal of Clinical Nursing; Nursing Children and Young People; and Nursing & Health Sciences. I am a reviewer for 22 peer reviewed medical, nursing, psychology journals.
  Child centred research questions, study design, data analysis   Childhood and mental health   CHILDHOOD CANCER   Childhood Communication Orders   CHILDRENS BELIEFS   Children's Consultation and Participation   Children's Nursing   Children's Rights   Chronic Illness self-management   Decision Making   Family Centred Care   Family-professional relationships in neonatal care   Health outcomes   Health Services Delivery   International children's research   Nurse communication in intensive care   Parenting theories   Promotion of child centred research   Sudden Infant Death Syndrome   TRANSITION PROCESS
 Developing an eHealth intervention to support children and young people's (with chronic illnesses) transition to adult healthcare services.
 Transition from child to adult care for young people with chronic illness (TRYCIS): a study of policies, process, and patients, parents, and healthcare professionals' perspectives.
 Investigation of nurses' experiences of using child restraint in the clinical setting.
 Interventions for promoting participation in shared decision-making for children with cancer.
  Proteasome Inhibitor Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

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Chair of the Nursing & Midwifery category for the adjudication of the Undergraduate Awards programme 2013. UA is a prestigious and international academic awards programme, which is wholly pan-discipline. It aims to celebrate and support the world's brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recognising their best coursework and projects. The programme has been under the patronage of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, since February 2012. 2013
Invited keynote presentation on Children's fears in hospital. Pediatric Care Symposium on The concept of fear in children in the acute setting- what supportive measures can nurses provide ?. In Lucerner Kantonsspital Luczern, Switzerland. 12th November 2013
Invited presentation. Children are the future: research priorities for Europe. Scientific meeting, European Academy of Nursing Science. Aarhus University, Denmark. Chair: Prof. Sanna Salantera (January 18th 2013) 2013
Invited keynote. Professional-parent-child interaction in healthcare decision making. Challenges in Pediatric Care: Innovations through Advanced Nursing Practice Advanced Practice Nursing in Pediatric Care Conference, Basel, Switzerland (Jan 13th) 2012
Invited Workshop on Children and young people's participation in healthcare decision-making and child-parent-nurse interaction in paediatric palliative care nursing to students on the Masters in Advanced Nursing (Children). Invite from: Anita Berger-Tarcsay RN, Head of CAS in Pediatric Nursing Institute of Nursing, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland. October 15th 2012
Invited keynote presentation on Delivering family centred care: some practical solutions. National Conference on Hospitalized Children. Barcelona, Spain. 13th May 2011
Invited presentation: How should children's autonomy be recognised in the research context ? Children and Clinical Trials Workshop, Nuffield Council of Bioethics, Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Place London W1B 1QH (09/12/2011) 2011
Invited keynote presentation on Practicing family centred care: problems and solutions. International Congress on Academic Pediatric Nursing Congress and Culture Centre Allegro, Berne, Switzerland (3rd - 4th June) 2010
Invited keynote presentation on Family Centred Care: rhetoric or reality ? Interdisciplinary National Neonatal Symposium on Family Centred Care, Hillerod, Copenhagen, Denmark (18-21st september 2009) 2009
Invited keynote presentation on Key principles of Family Centred Care. for the Interdisciplinary Nursing /Medical Paediatric Conference. Juliane Marie Centre for Women, Children and Reproduction, Copenhagen, Denmark. 3rd October 2007
Invitation from Professor Linda Franck, (Institute for Child Health, London) to be the keynote speaker at Research Day, Institute of Child Health (presentation of research findings on project 'Hearing children's voices' funded by the Office of the Minister for Children). 2007
Invitation from Dr Maja Soderback, (Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences, Malardalen University, Sweden) to present programme of research and conduct seminars with doctoral students on children and decision-making. 2007
Invited to present findings from PhD to students and educationalists at the Department of Nursing, Lund University, Sweden 2005
Reviewer for funding proposals for the Economic & Social Research Council (E.S.R.C), England 2006
Invited to present findings from PhD to healthcare staff, managers, and educationalists at the Children's Hospital Yorkhill Hospital Trust. 2005
Sole responsibility for organizing and delivering the first national children's research conference titled 'Recent research with children in Ireland: Challenges and Implications'. School of Nursing, DCU. 2006
Reviewer for research tenders for Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust 2005
In collaboration with Prof. Ingallill Rahm Hallberg (University of Lund), we delivered a qualitative research methods workshop for doctoral students attending the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS), Maastricht, Belgium. Thirty five (n= 35) doctoral students from all European countries attended. 19th-23rd June 2006
As a member of the National Nutritional Science Committee, Royal Irish Academy, I helped organize and deliver a conference on the 'Ethics of Eating'. Irish Council for Bioethics Conference, Royal Irish Academy (RIA), Dublin 2004
Member of judging panel for poster presentations @ Third Annual Cochrane in Ireland Conference, School of Nursing, Dublin City University (February 1) 2007
Organized and delivered a children's research conference in collaboration with colleagues on 'Children Matter: Contemporary issues for children's nurses'. First International Paediatric Conference. Athlone, Ireland. 2004
Founding member of an organisation for children's nurses called the Irish Association of Children's Nursing (IACN). This association provides a forum for networking and sharing of clinical and research expertise. 2003
Keynote speaker at the national launch of the Irish Association of Children's Nursing (IACN). The Education Centre, National Children's Hospital, Dublin (20th April) 2004
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Member of the European Academy of Nursing Science Board June 2013 June 2016
Fellow European Academy of Nursing Science (FEANS) 2007 to date
Member of editorial board for Journal of Clinical Nursing 01/05/13 present
Member of Children's Research Forum 2013 present
Member of the editorial board of Nursing Children and Young People 2011 present
European Association of Paediatric Nurses (EAPN) 2000 to date
Research Inventory for Child Health in Europe. 2012-
Membership of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO) for the biennium 2013-2015. 1st April 2013 31st April 2015
Nominated by Dublin City University for the National Committee for Nutritional Sciences, Royal Irish Academy 2000 2004
Editorial Board, Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing: Mark Allen Publishers 2006 2009
Committee member - Bishop's Bioethics Committee 2006 present
Member of the Steering Group for Irish Association of Children's Nursing (IACN) 2003 to date
Member of the RCN Association of Child Health Nurse Researchers (UK) 2003 to date
Member of the Child Health Nurse Researchers, UK 2001 to date
An Board Altranais (ABA) 1991 to date
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 1986 1999
Member of the steering group (Treasurer) and conference organising committee for the Irish Association of Children's Nurses (IACN) 2003 2010
Coyne, I , Transition from Child to Adult Health Services: key importance for optimal disease management, European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) Winter Summit , Athens, Greece, 22-23rd January , 2015, EANS scientific committee, 1 - 15pp, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Coyne I, Transition from child to adult healthcare services: Informing the development of healthcare services for young people with cystic fibrosis , Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Annual Conference, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway, 28-30th March, 2014, Notes: [Invited presentation], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Coyne I , Children's rights to participation in decision-making. , 46th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology , Toronto, Canada, October 22-25, 2014, International Society of Paediatric Oncology , Notes: [John Voute Keynote Speaker ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Coyne I , Designing and developing an e-Health intervention for young people with long-term illnesses. , 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Health, wellbeing and Innovation: Recent advances in research, practice and education. Trinity College Dublin 4th November,, Trinity College Dublin, 4-6th November 2014, 2014, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
McNamara N, McNicholas F, Ford T, Paul M, Gavin B, Coyne I, Cullen, W, O'Connor K, Ramperti N, Dooley B, Barry S, Singh S, Transition from child and adolescent to adult mental health services in the Republic of Ireland: An investigation of process and operational practice. , Early Intervention in Psychiatry , 8, (3), 2014, p291 - 297, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Comiskey C, Coyne I, Lalor J, Begley C., A national cross sectional study measuring predictors for improved service user outcomes across clinical nurse or midwife specialist, advanced nurse practitioner and control sites, Journal of Advanced Nursing , 70, (5), 2014, p1128-37 , Notes: [PMID: 24147433 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Higgins, A., Begley, C., Lalor, J., Coyne, I., Murphy K., Elliott, N, Factors influencing advanced practitioners' ability to enact leadership. A case study within Irish healthcare, Journal of Nursing Management, 22, (7), 2014, p894 - 905, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Coyne I & Scott P , Alternatives to restraining children for clinical procedures, Nursing Children & Young People , 26, (2), 2014, p22-27 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Coyne, I., Amory, A., Kiernan, G., Gibson, F., Children's participation in shared decision-making: Children, adolescents, parents and healthcare professionals' perspectives and experiences, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18, (3), 2014, p273-280 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Coyne I, Prizeman G, Sheehan A & While A , Developing an eHealth Intervention to prepare and support young people for transition to adult healthcare services, Children's Research Digest - Capturing the voice of the child , 1, (1), 2014, p38 - 40, Notes: [ December 2014], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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06 JANUARY 2014 -Irish Independent , Website steps up to plate for hockey star, Irish Independent, 06 JANUARY 2014, 2014, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Tuesday, 15th April, 2014- Laura Ryder , Rhode native shortlisted for national award, 2014, -, Notes: [ Tuesday, 15th April, 2014], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
22 May 2014 - Sheila Wayman , Abrupt move to adult system can have lasting effects on young people, 2014, -, Notes: [ ], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Tuesday 3rd June 2014- Michelle McDonagh , The transition years: moving up from children's hospitals - Stepping Up website offers new resource to chronically ill patients moving from children's to adult health services, 2014, -, Notes: [Health & Family Supplement], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Thursday 22 May 2014- Health Research Board, HRB-funded projects win health literacy awards. , 2014, -, Notes: [HRB-funded projects win health literacy awards - a website that provides information and video stories to support children with long-term conditions won in the category of Best Project in a Hospital.], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Coyne I, Prizeman G, Sheehan A, While A, 'Transition website 'Stepping Up'', RTE Morning Edition, RTE, 2013, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Health Research Board 3 December 2013, Stepping up - Ireland's first website to help young people move from child to adult services, 2013, -, Notes: [ ], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Deborah Condon, Help for teens moving to adult health services, 2013, -, Notes: [[Posted: Tue 03/12/2013 by Deborah Condon]], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Friday November 15, 2013- Heart Children, is a new website that will provide information for children and young people (aged 13-18 years approx.) who are preparing to make the move from child to adult healthcare services. , 2013, -, Notes: [
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Finger Lakes Health , Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care, 2011, -, Notes: [], Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED


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Winner of St John of God's prize for best conference poster . 24th RESEARCH AND EVALUATION STUDY DAY 21st of November 2014.
'' 2014 Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards. 21/05/14
MA July 2011
Module leader - Katie Hill, Gold Medal Winner of the Nursing & Midwifery category of the Irish Undergraduate Award 2011
Albert College Career Start Fellowship, Dublin City University 2004
English National Board scholarship for 2 years, UK. 1991-93
Health Savings Association (HAS), UK 1988-1991
Cow and Gate Paediatric Nursing Scholarship, UK. 1993
Award for best overall presentation at the 23rd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (BUPA Ireland, 500 euro). This award reflects a paper which stands out for its originality of thought, depth of analysis, clarity and significance of findings 2005
Award for best paper in the category of "Innovation in Practice" at the 23rd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (BUPA Ireland, 500 euro). This award reflects a paper that demonstrates creativity in approach, clear benefits to target population, relevance to practice and potential contribution to service as a whole 2005
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT, FAMILY CENTERED CARE, SHARED DECISION-MAKING TRANSITION TO ADULT SERVICES, CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE ' S RIGHTS, Child and adolescents mental health; parenting practices; neonatal care; nurses' contribution to care.