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Dr. Mary Brigid Quirke

Research Fellow (School of Nursing & Midwifery)


Mary Quirke currently works as Project Manager/Research Fellow on TechChild, a European Research Council funded research project led by Professor Maria Brenner. This project will explore the initiation of technology dependence in children with complex care needs. Prior to this project, Mary worked with the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) and was responsible for the development of collaborative research partnerships between Tallaght Hospital clinical nursing staff and TCD academic staff. Mary holds a PhD. in Psychology from Maynooth University,an MA in Forensic Psychology from University College Cork and a BA (Hons) from Maynooth University. Previous research work has been funded by the Irish Research Council, Atlantic Philanthropies, National Children's Foundation, The Meath Foundation and The Adelaide Health Foundation.
 Out of Hours Evaluation Project
 Examining patient satisfaction and experience of care pathways of the Cardiac RANP-RANP referral services (Naas-TH)
 Nutrition and hydration research development group
 Healthy Schools Evaluation Project
 Blossom Ireland Evaluation Project

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Horgan-Cuffe, C., Quirke, MB, McCabe, C, Patients' experiences of living with multiple myeloma, British Journal of Nursing, 29, (2), 2020, p103 - 110, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Connolly, A., Quirke, MB, Crowley, S., Hayes, E., Hurley, C., Keegan, M., Griffin, G., Webb, D, The efficacy and Tolerability of Levetiracetam as a first line monotherapy in childhood epilepsy, Irish Medical Journal, 113, (2), 2020, p7 , Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Ingram, S., O'Toole, J., Kelly, N., Quirke, M.B., Roberts, A., O'Brien, F. , Ingram, S., O'Toole, J., Kelly, N., Quirke, M., Roberts, A., O'Brien, F. (2019). The Profile and experiences of patients attending a collaborative practitioner-led chest pain service in Ireland., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, 6th March, 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Byrne, G., Quirke, M., Ennis, S., Connors, S., Morrison, P. & Barnes, A-M, Multiple reviews by a Medical Emergency Team during one admission, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019): , Dublin, , 6th & 7th March 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Elliott,N., Pembroke, S., Quirke, M.,Pender, N., & Higgins, A., Disclosure strategies in adults with epilepsy when telling, "I have epilepsy": The How2tell study, Epilepsia, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Quirke, MB, Donohue, G., Prizeman, G., White, P., McCann. Experiences and perceptions of emergency department nurses regarding people who present with mental health issues: a systematic review protocol. Joanna Briggs Foundation, Experiences and perceptions of emergency department nurses regarding people who present with mental health issues: a JBI systematic review protocol, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019, Notes: [In Press], Journal Article, ACCEPTED
McCabe, C., O'Brien, M, & Quirke, MB, The introduction of the Early Warning Score in the Emergency Department: A retrospective cohort study, International Emergency Nursing, In Press, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Toole, J., Ingram, S., Kelly, N., Quirke,, MB, Roberts, A., & O'Brien, F. , Patient Satisfaction With Innovative Nurse Practitioner Cardiology Services, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 2019, Notes: [10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.12.013], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Quirke, M.B., Prizeman, G., Donohue, G., White, P., McCann, E., Experiences and perceptions of emergency department nurses regarding people who present with mental health issues: a systematic review protocol , JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports , 17, (9), 2019, p1877 - 1882, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Quirke, M., McCarthy, P., Treanor, D., & Mc Guckin, C., Tomorrow's disability officer - A cornerstone on the universal design campus., Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education (JIPFHE), 11, (1), 2019, p14 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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O'Toole, J., Ingram, S., Kelly, N., Quirke,, MB, Roberts, A., & O'Brien, F. , An Evaluation of Patients' Satisfaction with a Collaborative Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Led Chest Pain Service in Ireland, National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 8, (2), 2019, p80-, Notes: [ Health Systems Research:Acknowledgment of previously published research], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Brady, AM, Byrne, G., Ennis, S., Prendergast, M., Lynch, A., Quirke, M.B , Evaluation of the Introduction of a Clinical Support Nurse Manager at Night (CSNM@Night) Role: 12-month Follow-up. Summary Findings Report, Dublin, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Fallon N, Flynn N, McKee G, Quirke M, Finn C, McGeary P, O'Mahony R, Jones V, Malone S, Maher V, To evaluative the effectiveness of attendance at a Phase III specialised Heart Failure Cardiac rehabilitation programme (CRHFP) on patient's cardiovascular risk factor profile, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Conference, Killashee House, Kildare Ireland , 25 Feb 2017, 2017, Poster, PUBLISHED
Dennehy, C. and Quirke, M.B., The preceptorship of nursing students in a children's service: Report based on Tallaght Hospital data from August 2013-2014. , Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, 2016, Report, PRODUCED
Comiskey, C.M., O'Sullivan, K. and Quirke, M.B, Blossom Ireland: An evaluation of current programme quality and readiness for service upscaling, Dublin, Ireland, 2016, Report, IN_PRESS
Comiskey, C.M., O'Sullivan, K., Quirke, M., Wynne, C. and McGilloway, S., The Healthy Schools Baseline Report. A Report for the Tallaght West Childhood Initiative., Dublin, TWCDI, 2010, p1 - 149, Report, PUBLISHED


Research collaborations between hospital and university staff Evaluation research; Health services and systems research; Healthcare quality improvement; Children's mental health promotion; The school as a setting for support child health and well-being Ethical issues arising from research; Patient advocacy in the health services; Patient experiences of health services