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Dr. Vivienne Brady

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


Dr. Vivienne Brady is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, with teaching responsibilities across all undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programmes. She is an experienced midwife and academic, with over eighteen years of research activity, including postgraduate student research supervision, and spanning a wide range of methodologies (principally action research, phenomenology and ethnographic research) and healthcare related topics and field work. Vivienne's doctoral thesis used a Feminist Participatory Action Research approach to develop Antenatal Education with mothers and midwives in preparation for motherhood, with an emphasis women's involvement in developing policies and processes that they and their families are affected by. Vivienne's research agenda continues to be motivated by women's health, the wellbeing of new mothers and their experiences of maternity care. She was nominated by the Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research (WiSER) to participate in the Aurora Leadership Development Programme for Women in Higher Education in 2016-2017 and returned as Role Model for Aurora in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Vivienne is mentor for TCD candidates undertaking the Aurora Leadership programme and she is currently Athena SWAN Champion for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
  ACTION RESEARCH   Action research in social / community organisations   EDUCATION   Evaluating models of maternity care   Feminist Research Methodolgies   INSIDER ACTION RESEARCH   Maternity Care   MIDWIFERY   REFLECTION   Reflective Practice   VOICE   WOMEN'S HEALTH
 The provision of evidence to inform the development of innovative midwifery led postnatal services for women in the South-East region of Ireland.
 Developing Antenatal Education in Preparation for Motherhood - A Participatory Action Research Approach
 Women's Experiences of Vaginal Examination in Labour: A Meta-Study
 Antenatal Education: What do Women Want?
 Exploration of the Transition from Student to Midwife

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Details Date
Aurora Women in Leadership Mentor, TCD 2019, 2020/2021
Athena Swan Champion School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin 2019
Action Research Ireland Group 2011- Present. Key member of the organising committee for the Annual International Action Research Colloquia and member of the scientific committee. This is an important national and international collaboration across disciplines and professions (external to TCD) 2011
Scientific Panel Member and conference organising committee (previous Chair) of the Spirituality in Health Care Research and Innovation Group School of Nursing and Midwifery 2015
Reviewer for Journal of Midwifery. 'Outstanding Reviewer' award in December 2017. 2015
Reviewer for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015
Reviewer for Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015
Reviewer for Action Research Journal 2011
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
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EPICC (Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care) Network Member 2021 Present
International Network for the Study of Spirituality 2021 Present
All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) 2013 Present
Action Research Group Ireland 2012 Present
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 1991 Present
David Coghlan, Vivienne BRADY, Denise O'Leary & Geralyn Hynes, Exploring vulnerability and risk in an action research writing group: a cooperative inquiry, Educational Action Research, 2022, p1 - 17, Notes: [DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2022.2084133], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Smith, V., Muldoon, K., Brady V. and Delaney, H., Assessing fetal movements in pregnancy: A qualitative evidence synthesis of women's views, perspectives and experiences, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21, (1), 2021, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Brady, V., Timmins, F., Caldeira, S., Naughton, M.T., McCarthy, A. and Pesut, B., Supporting diversity in person-centred care: The role of healthcare chaplains, Nursing Ethics , 2021, p1 - 16, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Feely E. & Brady V., Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 9 - 11 March, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Hauck T.L. Kuliukas L.Gallagher L , BRADY V. Dykes C. and Rubertsson C, Helpful and challenging aspects of breastfeeding in public for women living in Australia, Ireland and Sweden: a crosssectional study, International Breastfeeding Journal , 15, (38), 2020, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Hennessy N., Neenan K, Brady V., Sullivan M., Eustace-Cook J. & Timmins F., End of life in acute hospital setting-A systematic review of families' experience of spiritual care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, (7-8), 2020, p1041-1052 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Daly D, Hannon S, Brady V, Midwives' experiences of recruiting participants to clinical research, RCSI Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery 39th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Dublin, 26-27 February, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Brady V. Hynes G. May P. Lombard-Vance R. and Corry M., Findings of an Evaluation of the Introduction of Schwartz Rounds in Ireland , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , 4 March 2020, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Darcy C, Shanahan H, Lavery M, McDonagh D, and Brady V. , A Survey to Determine the Prevalence, Frequency and Volume of First Breast Milk Secretions during Pregnancy , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , 5 March 2020, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Spirituality in Childbirth in, editor(s)Timmins, F. Caldeira, S. , Spirituality in Healthcare, Paris, Springer Nature, 2019, pp83 - 96, [OBoyle, Brady Vivienne ], Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04420-6 ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Olayinka Olaitan Aremu, Professor Vivienne Brady and Professor Maria Brenner, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin., Student Involvement in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives - The Athena SWAN Charter , Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Nursing and Midwifery Education The Irish University Associations' Higher Education Institution's seminar series 'Celebrating the Contribution of Nursing and Midwifery in Contemporary Irish Society' , Online, 29 Nov 2021, 12:00-1, 2021, The Irish University Association Higher Education Institution, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Brady, V. May, P. Lombard-Vance, R. Hynes, G. and Corry, M, Creating Connections: Schwartz Rounds in the Irish context, All Ireland Schwartz Rounds and QI Conference 2020, Dublin Castle, 18th February 2020 , 2020, Poster, PRESENTED
Brady, Vivienne , Book Launch - Spirituality, Culture, and Motherhood (Routledge) by Noelia Molina, SpIRE. , Spirituality in Society and the Professions, Annual European SPES Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland, 16-18 May 2019, 2019, European SPES Institute and the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education, Ireland., Invited Talk, PRESENTED
BRADY, V , Spirituality and Healthcare, Medical and Health Humanities Seminar, Neill Hoey theatre, TCD and clinical sites, 11th December , 2018, Medical and Health Humanities Initiative , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
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
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 2, The Bons Secours Hospital Galway., 20th January 2018, , 2018, Invited Talk, 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 2, The Bons Secours Hospital Tralee., 13th January 2018, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
BRADY V., Hannon, S. and Daly D., Midwives' Role in Recruiting for Research , Journal Meeting, Coombe Women and Infants' University Hopsital, 31 Jan 2018, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F. and Brady, V., Spirituality and Healthcare. , Medical and Health Humanities Seminar 1, Long Room Hub,Trinity College Dublin., Tuesday 11 December , 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Brady, V. and Timmins, F. , Healthcare Chaplains' Experiences Of Engaging With Patients And Service Users From Minority Religious Or Non-Religious Groups In The Republic Of Ireland., Irish Hospice Foundation, Hospital Friendly Hospice Acute Network Meeting, , Aisling Hotel Dublin., November 6th , 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Award for Excellence in Research Student Supervision, Trinity College Dublin 2022
Provost's PhD Projects Award 2020/21, Trinity College Dublin 2019
Award of Outstanding Reviewer for the International Journal 'Midwifery' 2017
Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Nursing and Midwifery. Grant Number: NM/2008/21. 2008
Research Stipend. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin 2007
Awarded Dean's List for Academic Achievement, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2002