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Ms. Deirdre Daly

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
NO.2 CLARE STREET


I am an Assistant Professor in Midwifery (0.5 WTE) and Project Manager for the OptiBIRTH Project (0.5 WTE (1 September 2014 to present) (http://www.optibirth.eu/optibirth/). I was awarded a 3-year Health Research Board (HRB) Healthcare Professional Fellowship (HPF)(2011-2014) to undertake my PhD on the MAMMI study (http://www.mammi.ie). I hold an MA and PhD from Trinity College Dublin, an MSc from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), an MSc from Queen's University, Belfast, a PGCE and BSc from the University of Ulster. My current research projects include the MAMMI study and related projects on pelvic floor muscle exercises and exercise and activity. My research commitments include the supervision of 2 PhD students at present, and 8 taught MScs students (in midwifery and global health) to successful completion, and membership of the Rotunda Hospital's Research Ethics Committee (REC). I am one of Ireland's management committee members on the COST IS1405 Action BIRTH (2014-2018), Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH), and chair of WG4 on 'Organizational perspectives (the effect of organizational contexts and cultures on variation in rates of childbirth interventions) (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1405). I am an editorial board member of the Practising Midwife and reviewer for several peer-reviewed midwifery journals including BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Nurse Education Today and Evidenced Based Midwifery. I am a member of several national committees on maternal health including the severe maternal morbidity group and the maternal mortality group. I practised as a midwife for 10 years, and was a midwifery sister/manager for 2 years, before becoming a midwife teacher in 1996. I was the Principal Midwife Teacher in the Rotunda Hospital for 4 years before transferring to Trinity College Dublin in 2006 as a lecturer in midwifery. I provided a midwife led/shared care antenatal clinic service from 2005 to 2012.
  BIRTH   CAESAREAN SECTION   CHILDBIRTH   EPIDEMIOLOGY   Maternal health and maternal morbidity   Maternity Care   Midwifery   MIDWIFERY EDUCATION   NORMAL-PREGNANCY   Pregnancy   STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE   URINARY   URINARY INCONTINENCE   VAGINAL BIRTH
 Caesarean section in nulliparous women: Factors influencing the decision-making process and outcomes for women - The Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI) Study Ceasarean Section Strand. With Sunita Panda, PhD student and Cecily Begley
 The MAMMI Study - Nutrition And Physical Activity Strand. With Jamile Marchi, PhD Student, Cecily Begley and Dr John Kearney (DIT)
 The MAMMI Study - Mental Health (Anxiety) Strand. With Louise Rafferty, MSc (Research) student, Agnes Higgins and Cecily Begley
 Midwives' and Neonatal Nurses' Perceptions and Experiences of Recruiting Participants to Research Studies
 Women's knowledge and practice of Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (PFME) and their opinions of PFME education at the Rotunda Hospital

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Management Committee member of COST Action IS1405 Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) December 2014-2018
Member of the National Maternal Morbidity Group, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) 2010 to present
Member of the Maternal Mortality in Ireland Working Group (Joint Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RCPI/HSE) Working group 2008 to present
Member of Research Ethics Committee Rotunda Hospital 2002 to present
Member of Midwifery Forum Rotunda Hospital 2005 to 2010
European Midwives Association Member of European Union Health Policy Forum 2005 to 2009
European Midwives Association Member of European Alcohol and Health Policy Forum 2007 to 2009
Member of the Expert Group on Midwifery and Paediatric Nurse Education (set up by the Department of Health & Children) 09/04 - 12/04
Member of Midwifery Turnover Project Steering Group (Recruitment and retention of midwives) 2002 to 2003
Nursing Education Forum 1999 to 2002
Expert member for the European Commission on the Peer Assessment Mission for the Profession of Midwives, Croatia July 2008
Expert on TAIEX workshop on 'Directive 2005/36/EC and the rcognition of professional qualifications': Midwifery in Croatia July 2009
Member of the Editorial Board, The Practising Midwife 1998-present
Reviewer for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Nurse Education Today, Evidence Based Midwifery, ICM Triennial Congresses and Normal Birth Conference On-going
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President, European Midwives Association. The European Midwives Association represents midwifery associations from EU and EEA countries. 2005 2009
Scientific Professional Programme Committee (SPPC) which planned the International Confederations of Midwives' Triennial Conference (Glasgow 1-5 June 2008) 2005 2008
International Officer Midwives Section, INO. 2002 2006
Panda S, Begley C, Daly D, Readmission following caesarean section: Outcomes for women in an Irish maternity hospital, British Journal of Midwifery, 24, (5), 2016, p322 - 328, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Carroll M, Daly D, Begley C, The prevalence of women's emotional and physical health problems following a postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16, (261), 2016, p1-11 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Wyrzykowska WM, Donnelly JC, Burke N, Daly D, Burke G, Breatnach FM, McAuliffe F, Morrison J, Turner M, Dornan S, Higgins J, Cotter A, Geary M, Daly S, McParland P, Dicker P, Tully E, Malone FD, Women's perceptions of labour & delivery: results from the multicentre genesis study, BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 18th Annual Conference British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS), International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham, 21-22 April 2016, 123, (S1), 2016, pp94 , Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Clarke M, Savage G, Smith V, Daly D, Devane D, Gross MM, Grylka-Baecchlin S, Healy P, Morano S, Nicoletti J, Begley C, Improving the organisation of maternal health service delivery and optimising childbirth by increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section through enhanced women-centred care (OptiBIRTH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN10612254), Trials, 16, (542), 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Daly D, Clarke M and Begley C, Risk factors for urinary incontinence (UI) in primiparous women before, during and after pregnancy: early findings from the MAMMI (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland) study UI strand, 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway, 30-31 March, 2015, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Daly D, Clarke M and Begley C, Does spontaneous vaginal birth increase the odds of postpartum urinary incontinence?, 10th Normal labour and birth conference - Normal Birth; into the future, Grange Over Sands, United Kingdom, 15-17 June, 2015, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Carroll M, Begley C, Daly D and Higgins A, Prevalence of depression and anxiety in primiparous women before and during early pregnancy - early findings from the MAMMI study mental health (MH) strand, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 4-5 November, 2015, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Wuytack F, Daly D, Curtis E and Begley C, Pain, disability and health-seeking behaviour of primiparous women with persistent Pelvic Girdle Pain 9 months postpartum in Ireland, World Federation of Chiropractic's 13th Biennial Congress, incorporating the 2015 Annual Convention of the European Chiropractors' Union, Athens, Greece, 13-16 May, 2015, Poster, PUBLISHED  URL
Panda S, Begley C and Daly D, 'Not in established labour': outcomes for women cared for in an Irish antenatal ward, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 4-5 November, 2015, Poster, PUBLISHED  URL
Smith V, Daly D, Lundgren I, Eri T, Benstoem C, Devane D., Salutogenically focused outcomes in systematic reviews of intrapartum interventions: a systematic review of systematic reviews., Midwifery, 30, (4), 2014, pe151-6 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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Daly, D, The MAMMI Study, Postnatal Care Symposium, St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, 21st March, 2017, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Daly D, The MAMMI Study - Stress Urinary Incontinence, Association of Continence Advisers Ireland Conference, Aisling Hotel, Dublin, 16 October, 2015, Association of Continence Advisers Ireland, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Daly D, Clarke M and Begley C, The MAMMI Study - what women are telling us about their health before, during and after their first pregnancy, Maternal health: how can we make every contact count?, Oxford Brookes University, 14 November, 2015, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Daly D, Clarke M and Begley C, The MAMMI Study - what women are telling us about their health & health problems before, during and after their first pregnancy, HRB RED ALERT: TABOO! THE BODY AND CHILDBIRTH. EXPLODING MYTHS AND INFORMING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH RESEARCH, Science Gallery, Dublin, 21 October, 2015, Science Gallery, Dublin, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Daly D, The maternity services and becoming a midwife in Ireland, Midwifery contribution to maternity care in different countries, Barcelona, Spain, 6 May, 2015, COST Action IS1405, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Daly D, Begley C and Clarke M., Midwifery Matters - And how is the mother?, World of Irish Nursing, 20, (3), 2012, p21-22-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Daly D, The MAMMI Study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland), Rotunda Hospital Conference 2011, Rotunda Hospital Dublin, September, 2011, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Daly D, Short-Term Maternal Complications vs mode of delivery, Caesarean Section Study Day, Cork, 21st January, 2011, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC), Cork, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Daly D and Millar S, Making it right - conference report, The World of Irish Nursing, 19, (9), 2011, p20 - 21, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Daly D, Equivalence of training skills in the EU Healthcare workforce: Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of the professional qualifications, Equivalence of training skills in the EU Healthcare workforce, Brussels, 13 July, 2009, Royal College of Physicians/European Health Management Association, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Health Research Board - Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme (KEDS) 2013
Health Research Board Clinical Research Training Fellowship 2011
Bounty Professional Development Award 1995
Smith and Nephew Bursary 1994
Maternal health and morbidity; urinary incontinence antenatally and postpartum; maternity care, midwifery education. In 2011, I contributed to 1. The development of the MAMMI study Phase 2 project and grant application. The MAMMI study phase 2 is a project which (i) completes the MAMMI study from 6 to 12 months postpartum for all strands in the Dublin site and (ii) extends the MAMMI study to a site in Galway. 2. The Optibirth project - one of the surveys (3-months postpartum) developed for the MAMMI study and my PhD research is being used in the Optibirth project. I am a participant in one of the Optibirth project workgroups and engaged in conducting a systematic review of systematic reviews of salutogenically focused outcomes of RCTs on interventions in labour. 3. In 2013, I produced four self-help videos on urinary incontinence and pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME) with the physiotherapists in the Rotunda Hospital, and we are currently evaluating women's experiences of using the videos as a learning resource. 4. In 2015, we commenced the MAMMI 3 study in the Coombe Women and Infant's University Hospital.