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Dr. Fintan Sheerin

Assistant Prof/Head of Intellectual Disa (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
DOLIER STREET - SCHOOL OF NURSING


Dr. Sheerin is registered on the General and Intellectual Disability Divisions of the Nursing Register. He has extensive experience of nursing across a number of fields of practice, including behavioural intellectual disability, spinal cord injury, urology and orthopaedics. He was a recipient of an All-Ireland Nursing Research Fellowship in 1999, under which he undertook his PhD. This work uniquely brought together nursing informatics and intellectual disability nursing in an attempt to delineate the core interventional components of specialist intellectual disability nursing. His research has largely focused on mental well-being and has sought to address the issues which impact such well-being: human rights; parenting; sexuality; parenting etc. He is leading the mental health component of the IDS-TILDA research project and is guiding the analysis of data gathered to date and exploring the future focus of data in that regard. The above research focus has also found resonance in his contribution to society which has seen him lead the development of a national group focused on the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, bringing together many local and national groups as well as many individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. Dr. Sheerin was the Expert Consultant to the RTE Investigations Unit documentary, 'Inside Bungalow 3', which exposed significant concerns regarding service provision to people with an intellectual disability in an Irish service setting, and which led to criminal prosecutions. He has also been a contributor on such issues to print and visual media.He is an affiliated academic of Trinity College Dublin Centre for Global Health and of the Trinity International Development Initiative and has also led health teams, both in a voluntary capacity and as part of his civic engagement role, to refugee camps across Europe (Calais and Lesbos). Administratively, Dr. Sheerin has been Director of PG Teaching and Learning in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and has acted up for Head of School on a number of occasions. He was Acting Director of the National Institute for Intellectual Disability and was instrumental in setting the NIID on a new direction.He was a non-executive director of Sunbeam House Services Ltd. in Bray from 2015-2016. His contribution to profession and education has seen him taking on external examiner roles in nursing and social care programmes at Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and University of Leeds. He is currently an external PhD supervisor a student at University of Bath. He has coordinated modules and courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and has extensive experience supervising students at master and doctoral levels. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Sciences and President of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes and has been a central figure in that association's development over the past 14 years. He is also active in NANDA-International, and was awarded a Fellowship of NANDA-International in 2016. He is also a Member of the Royal Society of Biology and a professional biologist.
  Assistive Technology (Handicapped)   Equality rights   Handicapped Device Development   Health Disparities   Health of Underserved Populations   Human rights   INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES   Intellectual Disability   Learning disabilities   Minorities and Disadvantaged   Women and disability
 Medication Management in Intellectual Disability Settings: A Systematic Review
 MOVEAGE-ACT Enhancing Activity and Mobility in the Community for Healthy Ageing
 Accessibility in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disability
 Learning to Build New Lives: Trinity College Responding in Times of Refuge
 Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland

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Details Date
President of ACENDIO 2015-2019
Member of Expert Clinical Advisory Panel of NANDA-I (Intellectual Disability) 2015-date
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 2016-date
Director on the Board of Sunbeam House Services 2015-2016
Vice President of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes 2011-2015
Member of the Working Group into Student Evaluation of Modules 2009
Secretary of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes 2009
Editor of the International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 2009
Member of the Advisory Policy Committee of STTI Honor Society of Nursing. 2008-2009
Member of the Editorial Board of Spiritan Horizons - Journal of the Center for Spiritan Studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. 2008 to date
Member of School of Nursing & Midwifery Conference Committee 2008-2009
Member of Doctoral Colloquium Committee 2008
Member of the Graduate Studies Committee 2007-2009
Secretariat to the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO). 2007-2013
Chair of the PhD Working Group. School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. 2007-2008
Member of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland Nursing Steering Group. 2003-2008
Member of ACENDIO Scientific Committee. 2006-2007
Co-Chair of ACENDIO Ireland/UK. 2005-2007
Board Member of ACENDIO. 1999-2007
Chairman of Publications Committee of ACENDIO. 2001-2007
Advisor on spinal nursing to the Dublin Area Teaching Hospitals safe handling group. 2004-2006
Strand Leader, responsible for the ongoing curriculum development and coordination of the Higher Diplomas in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Paediatric Critical Care and Paediatric Emergency, and for the restructuring of these as graduate diplomas. 2005-2006
Assistant to the Head of Higher Diplomas in the standardisation of modules across higher diploma courses, as part of the process of re structuring them as graduate diplomas. 2005-2006
Strand Leader, responsible for the ongoing curriculum development and coordination of the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Rehabilitation Spinal Injury and Acquired Brain Injury, and the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Urology, and for the restructuring of these as graduate diplomas. 2002-2006
Member of the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Committee. University College Dublin. 2002-2006
Irish Representative UK/Ireland Spinal Cord Injury Multi-Professional Educators Group 2001-2006
Member Higher Diploma in Nursing Practice Committee and relevant subcommittees - University College Dublin. 2001-2006
Curriculum Development Sub-Committee, Mater Misericordiae Hospital/University College Dublin. Responsible for the curriculum development and clinical coordination of the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Practice) Rehabilitation - Spinal Injury. 2000-2003
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English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
Irish Basic Basic Basic
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Member of the Royal Society of Biology October 2017 date
ACENDIO 1997 date
NANDA International 2004 date
British Institute of Learning Disabilities 2006 date
National Network for Learning Disability Nurses (UK). 2006 date
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Alpha Chi and Upsilon Xi Chapters 2004 2009
International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities 2006 2007
University of Ulster Developmental Disabilities Research Interest Group 2000 2007
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association 2008 2009
Capital Area Roundtable on Informatics in Nursing. 2006 2008
UK-Ireland Spinal Cord Injury Multi-Professional Educators Group 2001 2007
Curtis, E.A., Duffy, E., Comiskey, C., O'Rourke, F., Griffiths, C., Sheerin, F., Nursing and Midwifery Career Guide: A guide for newly qualified nurses and midwives in the Republic of Ireland, 1, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Nursing technologies and trends in, editor(s)Curtis, E.A., Duffy, E., Comiskey, C., O'Rourke, F., Griffiths, C., Sheerin, F. , Nursing and Midwifery Career Guide, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, pp21 - 22, [Sheerin, F.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Doing Advocacy in, editor(s)Curtis, E.A., Duffy, E., Comiskey, C., O'Rourke, F., Griffiths, C., Sheerin, F. , Nursing and Midwifery Career Guide, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, pp28 - 31, [Sheerin, F., Curtis, E.A.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Sheerin, F., The Cloaked Self. Professional de-cloaking and its implications for human engagement in nursing., International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Sheerin, F., Martín Iglesias, S., Romero Sánchez, J.M. and Paans, W. (eds.), eHealth and Standardised Nursing Languages:Supporting Practice. Advancing Science. , Dublin, ACENDIO/AENTDE, 2017, 1 - 325pp, Book, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Mental Health, Well-Bring, Vitality and Life Events in, editor(s)McCarron, M., Haigh, M. and McCallion, P. , Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, pp87 - 100, [Sheerin, F., Carroll, R., Mulryan, N., McCallion, P. and McCarron, M.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Just give the Money to the Women: Overly simplified advice that works in International Education, Health and Development Initiatives in, editor(s)T.N. Watson and A.H. Normore , Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A World View, Emerald Publishing Ltd, 2016, pp255 - 277, [Stonebanks, C. Darius, Sheerin, F, Bennett-Stonebanks, M & Paradise, J. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, MA USA, Wiley, [eds.], 2016-2018, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, UK, SAGE, [eds.], 2016-2018, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED
Sheerin, F., Stonebanks, C.D, Jeffery, K., Schouten, K., Health and Wellness in Rural Malawi: A Community Health Development Initiative, Primary Health Care, 26, (9), 2016, p34 - 39, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Fintan Sheerin, Carmel Doyle, Jessica Eustace-Cook, Francesca Wuytack, 'A systematic literature review of medicines management in intellectual disability services.', PROSPERO , 2018, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Relationships and Sexuality in, editor(s)Keenan PM, Doyle C& Maguire OP , Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual - Intellectual Disability Education Modules, Dublin, Special Olympics Ireland, 2017, [Sheerin, F.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Sheerin, F., Engagement for Teaching and Health Care, Conference of Associate and Student Teachers, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada., 27 January, 2017, Bishop's University and CAST, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Learning the art of delegation in, editor(s)Lipley, N. , RCNi Career Guide 2017: For Nursing Students and Newly Registered Nurses, Harrow on the Hill, RCNi, 2016, [Curtis, E. and Sheerin, F.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Sheerin, F., The Refugee Crisis in Europe, SIPTU Services Division Biennial Conference, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 25th November, 2016, SIPTU, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Sheerin, F., Griffiths, C., Keenan, P. and De Vries, J., An Evaluation of a Community Living Initiative in West Dublin, Draft, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, March, 2014, Report, COMPLETED
F. Sheerin, Intellectual Disability in Ireland: Changing Perspectives, Frontline, 90, 2013, p7 - 9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S Sheerin F., Intellectual Disability Nurses' views on the future of nurse education in Ireland. , Moving Forward -The Role of Intellectual Nursing in emerging care configurations for People with Intellectual Disabilities., St Patricks Centre, Kilkenny, 25th September , 2012, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., Lawler, D., Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Tuohy, T. and Kavanagh, R.,, Mothers with Intellectual Disabilities, Parenting and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin, 23rd June, 2011, Inclusion Ireland/TCD, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Fintan Sheerin, Incapacity and People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Social Construction, Sexual Offences and Capacity, Law Society of Ireland, 7 November, 2011, Law Reform Commission, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Elected Fellow of NANDA-International May 2016
Elected President of ACENDIO April 2015
Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science 2012
Elected Vice-President of Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes March 2011
Failte Ireland Conference Ambassador 2011-2013
Co-opted Member of RDS Committee of Science and Technology March 2010
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Research Grant 2009
Invited Keynote Speaker at Australia & New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Society Conference Nov. 2008
Spinal consultant to RTE Television Series 'The Clinic' 2008
Elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society 2006
Elected Member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing 2004
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Nursing Research Bursary 2002
All Ireland Nursing Research Fellowship 1999
Dr. Sheerin's principal areas of research relate to the rights of people of human diversity within both Irish and global health context. He has worked on the two most recent Irish studies into LGBTI issues (Visible Lives and LGBTIreland). He is also interested in professional development and has been co-PI on the HSE-funded project, Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland as well as the SCAPE study into specialist and advanced nursing/midwifery practice. He is currently leading the mental health component of the IDS TILDA study with a view to exploring how mental health and well-being are impacted by various predictive indicators.