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Dr. Deirdre Daly

Associate Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
NO.2 CLARE STREET


Deirdre is an Associate Professor in Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded MA and PhD degrees from Trinity College Dublin, an MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), an MSc in Midwifery from Queen's University, Belfast and a PGCE and BSc from the University of Ulster. Deirdre's main projects are the Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI) study (https://www.tcd.ie/mammi/) and all the follow-up studies (second baby, five-year, 10-year) and other related studies in maternity care. She has led the MAMMI study team since completing her PhD in 2015. Her main areas of methodological research expertise include longitudinal cohort studies, mixed methods research, qualitative research, and she has experience in randomised trials. She was one of Ireland's management committee members on the EU COST Action IS1405 BIRTH (2014-2018) and chaired Working Group 4 (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1405), and is one of Ireland's management committee members on the EU COST Action CA 18138 RiseUp on Peripartum Depression Disorder (PPD) (2019-2023) (https://riseupppd18138.com/). Deirdre has supervised several PhD, MSc (Research) and MSc (Taught) students to successful completion in TCD and is thesis committee member of a student in the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She supports and mentors other PhD candidates, conducting in-house 'continuation' interviews and running mock PhD vivas, etc. She was external examiner for an MSc (Research) in Germany, and for PhDs in the Universities of Manchester, UK, Tasmania, Australia and Otago, New Zealand. She reviews grant proposals every year for the Wellbeing of Women and other funding bodies. She has held several academic roles within the School including Course Co-ordinator (2006-2008), Director of International Initiatives (2014-2016) and Junior Sophister Course Co-ordinator (2020-2022) and has developed and led/co-led a number of midwifery education modules, including the MSc Advancing Midwifery Practice module. Deirdre is a member of national committees on severe maternal morbidity and the maternal mortality in Ireland, and was a member of the All Ireland midwifery conference planning committee, the Nursing Education Forum and the Expert Group on Midwifery and Paediatric Nurse Education. Deirdre was President of the European Midwives Association from 2005 to 2009 and a Member of European Union Health Policy Forum. She was an expert member for the European Commission on the Peer Assessment Mission for the profession of midwifery in Croatia (2008) and on the TAIEX workshop on Directive 2005/36/EC and the recognition of professional qualifications (midwifery) in Croatia (2009). Deirdre has been an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programmes in universities in Ireland and the UK. She was an editorial board member of the Practising Midwife until 2020 and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed midwifery and other scientific journals. Deirdre's previous posts include Project Manager for the OptiBIRTH Project (2014-2017), Principal Midwife Teacher, Rotunda Hospital (2002-2006), Midwife manager, Downpatrick Maternity Hospital (1994-1996).
  BIRTH   CAESAREAN SECTION   CHILDBIRTH   EPIDEMIOLOGY   Maternal health and maternal morbidity   Maternity Care   Midwifery   MIDWIFERY EDUCATION   NORMAL-PREGNANCY   Pregnancy   STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE   URINARY   URINARY INCONTINENCE   VAGINAL BIRTH   Women's health
 Invitation to quote for the provision of evidence to inform the development of innovative midwifery led postnatal services for women in the South-East region of Ireland
 The MAMMI study 10-year follow-up survey development
 The experiences and perceptions of person-centred care (PCC) in Irish maternity services by individuals who aspire to birth at home.
 Taking part in research in the perinatal period: a protocol for a systematic review of the experiences of women with mental health issues
 Women with disabilities, reproductive decisions and perinatal choices

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COST Action CA18138 Riseup-PPD (Postpartum Depression) 09/2019
Member of National Steering Group - Model of Care As Outlined in National Maternity Strategy 2016- 2026 03/2018
Advisory Committee member on project 'A multicentre clinical trial on non clinical interventions to reduce episiotomy rates in Flanders: REFLeCTION' (Prof Koen Putnam and Ms Maaike Fobelets, Vrije University, Belgium) Submitted
Management Committee member of COST Action IS1405 Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) December 2014-2018
Member of the National Maternal Morbidity Group, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) 2010 to present
Member of the Maternal Mortality in Ireland Working Group (Joint Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RCPI/HSE) Working group 2008 to present
Member of Research Ethics Committee Rotunda Hospital 2002 to present
Member of Midwifery Forum Rotunda Hospital 2005 to 2010
European Midwives Association Member of European Union Health Policy Forum 2005 to 2009
European Midwives Association Member of European Alcohol and Health Policy Forum 2007 to 2009
Member of the Expert Group on Midwifery and Paediatric Nurse Education (set up by the Department of Health & Children) 09/2004 to 12/2004
Member of Midwifery Turnover Project Steering Group (Recruitment and retention of midwives) 2002 to 2003
Nursing Education Forum 1999 to 2002
Expert member for the European Commission on the Peer Assessment Mission for the Profession of Midwives, Croatia July 2008
Expert on TAIEX workshop on 'Directive 2005/36/EC and the rcognition of professional qualifications': Midwifery in Croatia July 2009
Member of the Editorial Board, The Practising Midwife 1998-present
Reviewer for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Nurse Education Today, Evidence Based Midwifery, ICM Triennial Congresses and Normal Birth Conference On-going
Joint INMO RCM All Ireland Annual Midwifery Conference Committee member 2000 - present
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President, European Midwives Association. The European Midwives Association represents midwifery associations from EU and EEA countries. 2005 2009
Scientific Professional Programme Committee (SPPC) which planned the International Confederations of Midwives' Triennial Conference (Glasgow 1-5 June 2008) 2005 2008
International Officer Midwives Section, INO. 2002 2006
Corrigan L, Moran P, McGrath N, Eustace-Cook J, Daly D, The characteristics and effectiveness of pregnancy yoga interventions: A systematic review and meta-analysis, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hannon S, Daly D, Higgins A, Resilience in pregnancy and early motherhood: a principle-based concept analysis, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, (4754), 2022, p1 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hannon S, Higgins A, Gartland D, Brown S, Begley C, Carroll M, Daly D, Maternal mental health in the first year postpartum in a large Irish population cohort: the MAMMI study, Archives of Women's Mental Health, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Panda S, Begley C, Corcoran P, Daly D, Factors associated with cesarean birth in nulliparous women: a multicentre prospective cohort study, BIRTH Issues in Perinatal Care, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hannon SE, Daly D, Higgins A, Resilience in the Perinatal Period and Early Motherhood: A Principle-Based Concept Analysis, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, (8), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Wuytack F, Moran P, Panda S, Hannon K, Cusack, C, O'Donovan M, Daly D, Response to letter to the editor regarding our manuscript: A systematic review of utility-based and disease-specific quality of life measurement instruments for women with urinary incontinence, Neurourology and Urodynamics, 41, (1), 2022, p512 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Daly D, Moran P, Wuytack F, Cusack C, Hannon K, Begley C, Prevention and treatment of peripartum urinary incontinence - a survey of hospital-based maternity services in Ireland, International Urogynecology Journal, 2022, pepub , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hannon S, Newnham E, Hannon K, Johnson L, McEvoy E, Daly D, Positive postpartum wellbeing: What works for women, Health Expectations, 2022, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Hannon S, Daly D, Higgins A, Women's perspectives on resilience and research on resilience in motherhood - a qualitative study, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2022), Online, 9-10 March, 2022, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Alos Pereniguez S, O'Malley D, Daly D, Women's views and experiences of augmentation of labour with synthetic oxytocin infusion. A qualitative evidence synthesis, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2022), Online, 9-10 March, 2022, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
  

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Daly D, Participating in research in the perinatal period: A systematic review of the experiences of women with mental health issues and their ethical implications. [Workshop titled 'Being an Ethical Researcher with Integrity'], COST Action CA18138 meeting and workshop titled 'Being an ethical researcher with integrity', University of Malta, Valletta Campus, 3 June, 2022, COST Action CA18138, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly D, Advanced Midwife Practitioners - Ireland's Experience, Interprofessional Symposium 'Advanced Practice', ZHAW School of Health Professions, Winterthur, Switzerland (Online), 27 March, 2021, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly D, Antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic - Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) seminar, Comparative Health Systems - Nursing and Midwifery Response to Global Health Crises (COVID-19 Pandemic), Online, 8 March, 2021, University of Pennsylvania, USA and University of Queensland, Australia, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly D, Donaldson N, 'Recovery after childbirth', Ireland AM (Virgin Media Television), Ireland AM, Virgin Media Television, 2020, -, Broadcast, PRESENTED
Daly D, 'Women's Health After Motherhood', KCLR (Radio), KCLR (Radio), 2020, -, Broadcast, PRESENTED
Daly D and McLoughlin M, Wuytack F, Moran P, Bowman S, Cusack C, Hannon S, Hannon K, Begley C and co-creators McEvoy E, Donaldson N, Martin Y, Cox B and Nordwind M, Translating maternal health research into maternal health resources, All Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2020, Croke Park, Dublin, 11 February, 2020, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly D, Wuytack F, Moran P, Bowman S, Cusack C, Hannon S, Hannon K and MAMMI study participants McEvoy E, Donaldson N, McLoughlin M, Martin Y, Cox B, Nordwind M, Co-creating MESSAGES, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme Partnership meeting, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, 11 February, 2020, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly D, Translating maternal health research into maternal health resources, Directors of Midwifery Forum, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, 13 February, 2020, HSE Lead Midwife, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly D, Cusack C, Wuytack F, Moran P, Hannon S, Hannon K, Bowman S, Begley C and co-creators McEvoy E, Donaldson N, McLoughlin M, Martin Y, Cox B, Nordwind M, A suite of resources on women's health after motherhood, Rotunda GP Educational Study Evening, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, 22nd October, 2020, Rotunda Hospital, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly D and McEvoy E, A researcher on their PPI journey and a public contributor's personal experience of being part of a research team, Health Research Board (HRB) Public Participation in Research seminar, Online, 16 December, 2020, HRB, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
Women's Health After Motherhood (WHAM) - shortlisted for Health Service (HS) Excellence Awards (https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/our-health-service/excellence-awards/hse-hr-excellence-awards-booklet1.pdf) 03/2020
HRB 'Ones2Watch' Award 10/2017
Health Research Board - Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme (KEDS) 2013
Health Research Board Clinical Research Training Fellowship 2011
Bounty Professional Development Award 1995
Smith and Nephew Bursary 1994
Deirdre's main research interest is in maternal health and morbidity postpartum and urinary incontinence. Her main research projects are the MAMMI study(http://www.mammi.ie/), the MAMMI SIM (second baby, intervention development, measurement of costs) and five-year follow-up studies and related sub-studies. Deirdre started the MAMMI study in 2011 after being awarded a Health Research Board (HRB) Healthcare Professional Fellowship, conducted her PhD on the urinary incontinence strand and has led the study team since completing her PhD in 2015. Deirdre's main areas of methodological research expertise include longitudinal cohort studies, mixed methods research, qualitative research, and she has experience in randomised trials. She is one of Ireland's management committee members on the EU COST IS1405 Action BIRTH (2014-2018), Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH), and chair of Working Group 4 (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1405).