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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. 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. Within these domains I have also published numerous papers, with 122 peer-reviewed papers listed in Scopus. These publications represent collaborations with colleagues, from Canada, Portugal, 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. I have written or co-authored 10 textbooks. There are 867-recorded citations of my published papers [Scopus]. My H-index (Scopus) is 16.
  Nurse communication in intensive care   Nursing Education   Spirituality
 An Exploration of Current Spiritual Care Resources in Health Care in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Review of International Chaplaincy Standards.
 An exploration of the effect of an arts-focused DVD on perceived spiritual wellbeing among hospitalised older adults-a pilot study
 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).
 Failure to fail-an Exploration of Staff Nurses' Views of Reluctance in Competence Assessment
  Getting to Grips with Psychology - a text for Nursing Students written by Jan De Vriesand Fiona Timmins

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Details Date
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-
External Representative, Panel Member, Local Research Ethics Committee, Enable Ireland, Dublin. 2015-2017
Editor, Journal of Nursing Management. September 2014-
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
Member of the Editorial Board of Nurse Education in Practice (Elsevier Science) 2005-2013
Member and Chair of the Spirituality Research and Innovation Group, Trinity College Dublin. 2013-
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- Present
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- present
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- present
Member of the Nursing in Critical Care International Advisory Panel (Elsevier Science) March 2014- present
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- present
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-
Reviewer Learning in Health and Social Care (Blackwell Science) September 2003- present
Reviewer European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation May 2006 -present
Reviewer Patient Education and Counseling November 2004 -present
Reviewer Journal of Advanced Nursing (Blackwell Science) March 2004 -present
Reviewer Nursing Forum (Blackwell Science) March 2005-
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- present
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
Reviewer- Mental Health Practice 2014
Member, Health Services Executive (HSE) Chaplaincy Council 2014-
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Basic Basic Basic
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Member and Trustee of the SpIRE - Spirituality Institute for Research & Education, Dublin. 2015
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 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-
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
Bagnasco, A., Aleo, G., Timmins, F. Begley, T. Parissopoulos S., and Sasso, L, The need for consistent family centred support for family and parents of children admitted to PICU , Nursing in Critical Care, 2, (6), 2018, p327-328 , Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Bagnasco, A., Timmins, F., De Vries, J. Aleo, G., Zanini, M. . Catania, G., and Sasso, L., Understanding and addressing missed care in clinical placements - Implications for nursing students and nurse educators, Nurse Education Today, 56, 2018, p1 - 5, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bagnasco, A., Aleo, G., Timmins, F., DeVries, J. Bressan, V., Bianchi, M., and Sasso, L. , A response to Sabatino et al 2015 regarding Italian nurse education and practice., Nurse Education in Practice, 28, 2018, p76 - 79, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McSherry, R., Timmins, F. De Vries, J. and McSherry, W., A Reflective Qualitative Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Restoring Compassionate Care Deficits at one UK Healthcare Site, Journal of Nursing Management, 2018, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Timmins, F., Parissopoulos S., Plakas, S., Naughton, M.T., de Vries, J.M.A. and Fouka, G, Privacy at end of life in ICU - a review of the literature, Nursing in Critical Care, 27, (11-12), 2018, p2274-2284 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Timmins, F., King, CB, De Vries, J.M.A., Johnson, M. Haigh, C., Cullen, J, Altruism, honesty and religiosity in nursing students., Journal of Clinical Nursing, 00, 2018, p1 - 32, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Timmins, F. and Pujol, N., The Role of Healthcare Chaplains in Resuscitation: A Rapid Literature Review, Journal of Religion and Health, 57, (3), 2018, p1183-1195 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Meehan, T.C. and Timmins, F. and Burke, J., Fundamental care guided by the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model©, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (11-12), 2018, p2260-2273 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Barisone, M. and Bagnasco, A. and Timmins, F. and Aleo, G. and Sasso, L., Approaches to nurse education and competence development in remote telemonitoring of heart failure patients with implanted heart devices in Italy: a cause for concern, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 17, (5), 2018, p388-389 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Romeiro, J., Caldeira, S., Brady, V., Timmins, F., Hall, J. , Spiritual aspects of living with infertility: A synthesis of qualitative studies , Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Timmins F, Caldeira S, Assessing the spiritual needs of patients., Nursing Standard, 31, (29), 2017, p47-53. , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F., Evidence based spiritual care practice - how do we know that what we are doing works?, Reflection Day & Spirituality in healthcare, Association Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre, Newry., 24th - 25th February, 2016, NI Healthcare Chaplains' Association, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F., Interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare - maximising pastoral care services in healthcare settings., Reflection Day & Spirituality in healthcare. , Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre, Newry , 24th - 25th February, 2016, NI Healthcare Chaplains' Association , Notes: [ ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Timmins, F., Spirituality in Healthcare - exploring the discourse in nursing based literature - what does it mean for spiritual care practice?, Reflection Day & Spirituality in healthcare. , Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre, Newry, 24th - 25th February, 2016, NI Healthcare Chaplains' Association , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F., Spirituality in Healthcare - exploring the discourse in nursing based literature - what does it mean for spiritual care practice?, Reflection Day & Spirituality in healthcare. , Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre, Newry, 24th - 25th February, 2016, NI Healthcare Chaplains' Association , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F., Professional Develop of Nursing The role of Research Awareness & Research Problems in Nursing , Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy, , March 2nd , 2016, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa,, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F., Writing a Literature Review in Nursing, Department of Nursing, School of Health and Welfare Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens, , April 11th , 2016, Department of Nursing, School of Health and Welfare Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens, , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F., Writing for Publication Workshop, Department of Nursing Nursing Department of Nursing, School of Health and Welfare Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens,, April 10th , 2016, Department of Nursing Nursing Department of Nursing, School of Health and Welfare Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens,, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F., Academic Writing Workshop , Academic Writing Workshop , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dublin City Universit, 16th June, 2016, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dublin City Universit, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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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.