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Dr. Fiona Timmins

Associate Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
DOLIER STREET - SCHOOL OF NURSING


I am an Associate Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. I qualified as a nurse in 1988 in the UK and took up an appointment in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in 2000. I am have held management positions for much of my time at the School. Teaching mostly research and professional issues for nursing, I have had a consistent commitment to teaching excellence, and was awarded for this with a Provost Teaching Award in 2005. I have 20 years' experience as both reviewer and author in additional to several contributions to several international Editorial Boards, Conference Scientific Panels and Advisory Panels. I have published numerous papers, with 151 peer-reviewed papers listed in Scopus, and 11 textbooks. These publications represent collaborations with colleagues, from Canada, Portugal, Italy, Greece and the UK among others. This has meant a meaningful contribution to international debates within nurse education (e.g. management of absenteeism and nurse portfolio/reflective practice) and person-centred care (e.g. information and support requirements of cardiac patients and spiritual care provision). She has written or co-authored 10 textbooks. There are 1200 recorded citations of my published papers [Scopus]. My research lies within three distinct but overlapping themes: person centered care, spirituality and enhancing the professional education of nurses. I have presented widely on these topics: more than 180 international papers, with research replicated widely across the globe. My H-index (Scopus) is 20. I have 11 years experience as Editor; firstly as Book Review Editor with Nurse Education in Practice (Elsevier) (2010-2013); later as Associate Editor with Nurse Educaiton Today (Elsevier) (2013-2014) and Journal of Nursing Management (2013-2018). I have delivered a large number of writing for publication workshops both nationally and internationally over a 12 year period and have enjoyed mentoring authors during this process. In January 2019 I was appointed Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nursing Management.
  Nurse communication in intensive care   Nursing Education   Spirituality
 Review of the Revised Final Journeys Programme 2018.
 COST Action- Establish an INSiGHT Network
 A phenomenological exploration of healthcare chaplains' experience of engaging with patients and service users from minority religious or non-religious groups in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).
 An Exploration of Current Spiritual Care Resources in Health Care in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Review of International Chaplaincy Standards.
 Failure to fail-an Exploration of Staff Nurses' Views of Reluctance in Competence Assessment

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Editor in Chief, Journal of Nursing Management. January 2019- present
Partner- (EPICC 2016-2019) (EPICC Erasmus Plus Project Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care 2016-2019). 2019-2019
External Examiner, PhD Thesis, University of Salford. 7th June 2019
Scientific Panel Member, NET/NEP International Conference (Elsevier) 2015-2019
External Examiner, PhD Thesis, University of Malta. 14th July 2019
External Examiner, MSc Viva, University of Coventry. May 18th 2018
External Examiner, PhD Viva, University of Wrexham. 13th July 2018
External Examiner, PhD Viva, University of Malta. September 15th 2017
External Examiner, PhD Thesis, Edith Cowan University, Australia. June 12th 2017
External Examiner, PhD Viva, Queens University Belfast. February 2016
External Examiner, PhD Viva, University of the West of Scotland. November 21st 2016
External Examiner, PhD Viva, Dublin City University. 12th June 2016
Member of the International Advisory Panel Nursing Standard December 2015-present
External Representative, Panel Member, Local Research Ethics Committee, Enable Ireland, Dublin. 2015-2017
Editor, Journal of Nursing Management. September 2014- January 2019
Internal Examiner, PhD Viva, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. August 2014
Associate Editor, Nurse Education Today (Elsevier Science) January 2013- December 2014
Member of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) 2013- 2013- present
Chair of the Spirituality Research and Innovation Group, Trinity College Dublin. September 2019-present
Member Spirituality Research and Innovation Group, Trinity College Dublin. 2013-present
Member of the Editorial Board of Nurse Education in Practice (Elsevier Science) 2005-2013
Chair of the Spirituality Research and Innovation Group, Trinity College Dublin. 2013- 2018
External Examiner, PhD Viva, candidate, School of Education, University of Stirling, UK. 25th August 2014
External Examiner, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland., UK. 2014-2018
Pre-Registration Review Steering Group, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. September 2014
External Examiner, PhD Viva, Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, National University of Ireland. 14th December 2012
External Examiner School of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, UK. 2014-2018
External Examiner, PhD Viva, Edinburgh Napier University, Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University. 1st September 2010.
Reviewer World Views on Evidenced Based Nursing Feb 2014- 2019
Critical reader for the updated Cardiology pathway as part of the BSc (Hons)/ Graduate Diploma and Post graduate Diploma Specialist Practice. Queens University Belfast. 2013
Reviewer Mental Health Practice April 2014- 2019
External Examiner (programme), Common Foundation programme Adult Nursing Msc Adult/Mental Health (Nursing Theory and Practice NURS011052; The Profession of Nursing NURS11051; Management & Care Delivery NURS11060; Evidence Based Practice 1 & 2; Practice Learning Adult) School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), UK. 2010-2014
Management of a special issue of Journal of Nursing Management Issue 12 2012 topic: Spirituality. August 2010- August 2012
External Examiner, University College Cork, NUI. BSc Nursing. 2009-2011
Member of the Organising Committee for the organisation of the International NET (Networking for Education in Healthcare) conference in association with Jill Rogers Associates (UK) Including yearly convening/Charing at their international conference; peer review and selection of abstracts and conference organisation and management. September 2010- 2017
External Examiner (programme), BSc Health Studies, Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, National University of Ireland. 2008 -2013
External Examiner, BSc Nursing, Research Methods & Statistics, Queens University Belfast 2006-2010
External Examiner, BSc Nursing, St. Angela's College, Sligo 2006-2010
Member of the Scientific Panel for the International NET (Networking for Education in Healthcare)conference in association with Jill Rogers Associates (UK) Including yearly convening/Charing at their international conference and peer review and selection of abstracts. 2007- 2017
Reviewer Journal of Nursing Management (Blackwell Science) March 2004 -present
Reviewer Palgrave Macmillan London July 2004- 2006
Reviewer Learning in Health and Social Care (Blackwell Science) September 2003- 2019
Reviewer European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation May 2006 -2019
Reviewer Patient Education and Counseling November 2004 -2019
International Advisory Board Member Nursing in Critical Care (Blackwell Science) 2014-present
Reviewer Journal of Advanced Nursing (Blackwell Science) March 2004 -2019
Reviewer Nursing Forum (Blackwell Science) March 2005-2019
Reviewer Nursing in Critical Care (Blackwell Science) June 2004 -present
Member of the Nurse Education in Practice International Advisory Panel (Elsevier Science) August 2003- March 2005
Reviewer Routledge Publications Oxford July 2001-2004
Reviewer European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (Elsevier Science) 2001- 2015
Reviewer Nurse Education in Practice (Elsevier Science) September 2001-Present
Reviewer Nurse Education Today(Elsevier Science) September 2001- present
Reviewer - World Views on Evidenced Based Nursing April 2014-2019
Reviewer- Mental Health Practice 2014
Member, Health Services Executive (HSE) Chaplaincy Council 2014-2018
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Basic Basic Basic
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Chair and founder, Spirituality in Healthcare Organizing Committee (SIGO) Steering Group and manager of first (and annual) International Conference in Spirituality in Healthcare in Trinity College Dublin. September 2014 present
Member and Chair of the Spirituality Research and Innovation Group, Trinity College Dublin. 2013
Member and Trustee of the SpIRE - Spirituality Institute for Research & Education, Dublin. 2015 2019
Member of Centre for Spirituality Studies, University of Hull, UK. 2014-
Member of British Association for the Study of Spirituality, UK. 2014-
Elected Member of the Board of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2004 2009
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Rho chi Branch. 2004 2010
Committe member of the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) 1999 2006
Member of the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) 1999 2009
member of the International Committee - Education Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) (under the auspices of the European Society of Cardiology) 2009 2011
Member of British Association for the Study of Spirituality, UK. 2014-
Timmins, F. and Caldeira, S. , Spirituality in Healthcare, Paris, , Springer Nature, Paris, , 2019, Book, PUBLISHED
Spirituality as a Public Health Issue - the potential role of spirituality in promoting health. in, editor(s)Timmins, F. and Caldeira, S. , Spirituality in Healthcare. , Paris, Springer Nature, Paris, , 2019, [Egan, R. and Timmins, F. ], Notes: [ . ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Brady, V., Timmins F., Naughton M., Caldeira S. and Pesut B., 'Offering People Care' - Uncovering the Essential Elements of Health Care Chaplaincy , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference. 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, March 6-7th 2019. , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 6-7th March 2019, 2019, pp2 - 2, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Daly, L., Fahey McCarthy, E. and Timmins, F. , The experience of spirituality from the perspective of people living with dementia: A systematic review and meta-synthesis, Dementia, 18, (2), 2019, p448 - 470, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  URL
Dolan, Lorraine, Kane, Maria, Timmins, Fiona, Dempsey, Orla & Prizeman, Geraldine , A hospital recreation room quality improvement intervention, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 32, (4), 2019, p731 - 738, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Neenan, K. Timmins, F. OBoyle, C. Whelan, J. Brady, V. Muldowney, Y. and McSherry, W. , Special Issue "International Conference of Spirituality in Healthcare. Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare,"-Trinity College Dublin 2017, Religions, 2019, p1-8 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Annamaria Bagnasco, Nicoletta Dasso, Silvia Rossi, Fiona Timmins, Giuseppe Aleo, Gianluca Catania, Milko Zanini, Loredana Sasso, Missed care in children's nursing"An emergent concern, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75, (5), 2019, p921 - 923, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Topping A., Timmins F., Special Collection Editorial: Mixed-Methods Research, Journal of Research in Nursing, 24, (5), 2019, p283 - 290, p283-290 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sasso L., Watson R., Barisone M., Pellegrini R., Timmins F., Aleo G., Bressan V., Bianchi M., Cadorin L., Dasso N., Valcarenghi D., Catania G., Zanini M., Bagnasco A., The contribution of nursing doctoral schools to the development of evidence 10 years after their establishment in Italy: An exploratory descriptive survey of former and current doctoral students" publications, Nursing Open, 6, (3), 2019, p745 - 753, p745-753 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Brien B, Graham M, Timmins F., Mind the Gap: The need for future proofing of nursing in the Republic of Ireland to secure the educators and researchers of the next generation., Journal of nursing management, 27, (5), 2019, p869-870 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Timmins, F. , Academic Writing Workshop , Academic Writing Workshop , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dublin City University, June 7th 2019., 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F. , Writing for Publication Workshop, Writing for Publication Workshop , Nursing and Midwifery Department, University of Limerick., January 21st 2019, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F. , Writing for Publication Workshop. , Writing for Publication Workshop., Department of Nursing, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong, University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, April 24th 2019, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F. , Writing for Publication Workshop. , Writing for Publication Workshop. , School of Medical Technology and Nursing, Wuhan Polytechnic, China., 25th April 2019, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F. , Contemporary issues in nursing management- an analysis of patterns and trends of publications in the Journal of Nursing Management. , National Nursing Management Reform and Innovation Forum, , Hefei, China, April 26-27 2019., 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F. , Writing for Publication Workshop., International Scientific Conference-the scientific achievements of Polish nursing in the context of challenges posed by the process of globalisation of tomorrow., Victoria Hotel, Lublin, Poland, , September 13-14th 20, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F. , Polish Nursing into the Future- challenges and opportunities , International Scientific Conference - the scientific achievements of Polish nursing in the context of challenges posed by the process of globalisation of tomorrow. , Victoria Hotel, Lublin, Poland,, September 13-14th 20, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F. , Writing for Publication Workshop. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference. 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, March 6-7th 2019. , School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin., March 6-7th 2019. , 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Lydon, C., Nugent, O. Prizeman, G., Keane, L. Part, S., Dennehy, C. Fenn, H., Timmins, F., , What impacts a preceptor's decision to fail under performing undergraduate nursing students?, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference. 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, , School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, March 6-7th 2019. , 2019, Notes: [ ], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Brady, V. and Timmins, F. , A phenomenological exploration of healthcare chaplains and pastoral care workers' experience of providing spiritual/pastoral support to patients and families from minority religious or non-religious groups in the Republic of Ireland., The National Association of Healthcare Chaplains (NAHC) Workshop , St. James's Hospital Dublin., 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Nurse Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (NFESC) Sept 2001
Fellowship in Coronary Care Nursing (FFNRCSI) Sept 1998
Provost Teaching Award, Trinity College Dublin 2005
Broad research objectives: To continue to sustain a quality scholarly output that continues to showcase Trinity College Dublin and contributes to research and development within the themes of identities in transformation in relation to providing person centered care and supporting patient and families' spiritual needs in the health care.