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Ms. Deirdre Daly

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


Deirdre is an Assistant Professor in Midwifery and Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She has over 35 years' clinical and education experience in midwifery, teaches and supervises across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and leads the Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI) study research team. She was awarded MA and PhD degrees from Trinity College Dublin, an MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), an MSc in Midwifery from Queen's University, Belfast and a PGCE and BSc from the University of Ulster. Deirdre's main projects are the MAMMI study (http://www.mammi.ie/), the MAMMI SIM (second baby, intervention development, measurement of costs) and five-year follow-up studies, but extend to all areas of maternity care. She has led the MAMMI study team since completing her PhD in 2015. Her main areas of methodological research expertise include longitudinal cohort studies, mixed methods research, qualitative research, and she has experience in randomised trials. She is one of Ireland's management committee members on the EU 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 chairs Working Group 4 (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1405). Deirdre is supervisor/co-supervisor for 4 postgraduate students, 3 PhD and 1 MSc (Research), and has supervised/co-supervised 1 PhD and 9 taught MSc students (in midwifery and global health) to successful completion. She has held several academic roles within the School, including Director of International Initiatives (2014-2016) and course co-ordinator (2006-2008), and has developed and led/co-led a number of midwifery education modules, including the BSc Ethical and Legal Issues in Midwifery and the MSc Advancing Midwifery Practice modules. Deirdre is a member of national committees on severe maternal morbidity and the maternal mortality in Ireland, a member of the All Ireland midwifery conference planning committee, and was a member of the Nursing Education Forum and the Expert Group on Midwifery and Paediatric Nurse Education. Deirdre was President of the European Midwives Association from 2005 to 2009 and a Member of European Union Health Policy Forum. She was an expert member for the European Commission on the Peer Assessment Mission for the profession of midwifery in Croatia (2008) and on the TAIEX workshop on Directive 2005/36/EC and the recognition of professional qualifications (midwifery) in Croatia (2009). Deirdre has been an external examiner for undergraduate midwifery programmes in universities in Ireland and the UK, and is external examiner for BSc/MSc Healthcare Practice (midwifery modules) at St George's University of London. She is an editorial board member of the Practising Midwife and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed midwifery journals. Deirdre's previous posts include Project Manager for the OptiBIRTH Project (2014-2017), Principal Midwife Teacher, Rotunda Hospital (2002-2006), Midwife manager, Downpatrick Maternity Hospital (1994-1996).
  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
 MAMMI-SIM study: Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland - Second baby survey, Intervention for urinary incontinence, Measurement of costs
 The MAMMI five-year follow-up study preparatory work
 Minding Mothers with Morbidities conference
 Funding to host an experts' workshop
 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 Caesarean Section Strand. With Sunita Panda, PhD student and Cecily Begley

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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) 09/2004 to 12/2004
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
Smith V, Daly D, Lungren I, Eri T, Begley C, Gross MM, Downe S, Alfirevic A, Devane D. , Protocol for the development of a salutogenic intrapartum core outcome set (SIPCOS), BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17, (61), 2017, p1 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Daly D, O'Malley D, Carroll M, Higgins, A., The Hidden Side of Women's Health during Pregnancy and Postpartum (Symposium), 31st International Confederation of Midwives Trienniel Congress, Toronto, Canada, 19-22 June 2017, 2017, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
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-Baeschlin 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
  

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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, Monitoring women's health during and after pregnancy in Ireland (Keynote address), Slovenian Perinatal Society, Llubjana, Slovenia, 19th May, 2017, Slovenian Perinatal Society, 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

  

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Award Date
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
Deirdre's main research interest is in maternal health and morbidity postpartum and urinary incontinence. Her main research projects are the MAMMI study(http://www.mammi.ie/), the MAMMI SIM (second baby, intervention development, measurement of costs) and five-year follow-up studies and related sub-studies. Deirdre started the MAMMI study in 2011 after being awarded a Health Research Board (HRB) Healthcare Professional Fellowship, conducted her PhD on the urinary incontinence strand and has led the study team since completing her PhD in 2015. Deirdre's main areas of methodological research expertise include longitudinal cohort studies, mixed methods research, qualitative research, and she has experience in randomised trials. She is one of Ireland's management committee members on the EU 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 Working Group 4 (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1405).