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Dr. Carmel Doyle

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Carmel Doyle RNID, RCN, RNT, BSc, PgDip CHSE, MSc Nursing is an Assistant Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin. Her research and teaching reflects her interest in the areas of intellectual disabilities and childrens nursing. Carmel lectures across a number of undergraduate and post graduate nursing courses. She has undertaken research in the area of children with intellectual disability, continuing nurse education and clinical teaching. She has several publications and has presented at both National and International conferences. She combines her role as lecturer in nursing with module leader and is currently the Head of Intellectual Disability Nursing. Carmel is undertaking ongoing research and a PhD in the field of children with intellectual disability. Her research based commitments include supervision of students undertaking research proposals and theses at MSc level. She is also an educational consultant for Special Olympics Ireland and has completed a collaborative project to produce a training package for volunteers within the Special Olympics organisation.She has undertaken external examiner roles and has been involved in a number of EU funding applications.
  Adult & Continuing Education   Child centred research questions, study design, data analysis   Children, health and disability   Children's Nursing   Children's nursing. Neonatal nursing. Family-centered care.   Clinical learning environment in nursing   Continuing Professional Development   INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES   Intellectual Disability   International children's research   International Education/Training   Learning Disabled Education   Lifelong Learning   Nursing Education   Play   Promotion of child centred research   Undergraduate Education
 An exploration of the role of voluntary organisations in the provision of services for children with an intellectual disability
 A Descriptive Study of the Continuing Professional Education of Registered Sick Children's Nurses in Ireland.
 The identification of the type of technology used by children with complex needs who are receiving care at home
 Development of an Information Leaflet on 22q11 deletion syndrome from the Perspective of parents with Children Diagnosed with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome.
 Developing, implementing and evaluating an interdiscpilinary module in children's palliative care for health professionals

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Educational Consultant for Special Olympics Ireland March 2007 to date
Personal College Tutor for Undergraduate students Sept 2007 to Sept 2009
Member of Intellectual Disability Discipline September 2004 to date
Ethics Advisor on School of Nursing & Midwifery Research Ethics Advisory Committee Sept 2005 to Sept 2008
School of Nursing and Midwifery representative on Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Committee Sept 2007-Dec 2007
Head of Discipline (Intellectual Disability Nursing) 2015-2018
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Inclusion Ireland
International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities
All Ireland Society for Higher Education
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care 2012 to date
Brenner M., Alexander D., Quirke M.B., Eustace-Cook J., Leroy P., Berry J., Healy M., Doyle C., Masterson K., A systematic concept analysis of `technology dependent': challenging the terminology, European Journal of Pediatrics, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Doyle C. , 'Just knowing' and the challenges of giving medicines to children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities: A hermeneutic inquiry, British Journal Of Learning Disabilities, 49, (1), 2021, p3 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Doyle C., Louw J., Shovlin A., Flynn M., Eustace Cook J., Quirke M., Parents and health professionals' experiences and perceptions of blended feeding in tube fed children- A qualitative systematic review protocol", JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18, (0), 2021, p1 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brenner, M., Doyle, A., Begley, T., Doyle, C., Hill,K. & Murphy,M, Enhancing care of children with complex healthcare needs: an improvement project in a community health organisation in Ireland, BMJ Open Quality, 10, (e001925), 2021, p1 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Murphy M., Hill K., Begley T., Brenner M., Doyle C. , Respite Care for Children with Complex Care Needs: A Literature Review, Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 2021, Notes: [Online initially: doi:10.1080/24694193.2021.1885523 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Whelan, E, Kavanagh M, Louw J, Doyle C, Assessment of barriers to the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccine through a peer-to-peer vaccination program within an Intellectual Disability setting., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference - THEConf2021: 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world' 9-11 March 2021, , Trinity College Dublin, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Begley T, Brenner M, Murphy M, Doyle C, Hill K, Doyle A , Experiences of nurses and parents of care for children with complex care needs at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 , Dublin, 9th-11th March, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Hill K, Brenner M, Murphy M, Doyle C, Begley T, Doyle A , Accessing respite for children with complex care needs, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 , Dublin, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Shovlin A, Flynn M, Louw J, Doyle C, Bespoke Nurse Led policy development- Blended diet for enteral feeding for children with complex health needs. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference - THEConf2021: 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world' 9-11 March 2021, , Trinity College Dublin, 2021, Poster, PUBLISHED
Gates B., Griffiths C., Atherton H., McAnelly S., Keenan P., Fleming S., Doyle C., Cleary M., Sutton P. , Intellectual disability Nursing An Oral History Project, First edition, Emerald Points, 2020, 1 - 147pp, Book, PUBLISHED

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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
Doyle C. , Impact of Research for Childhood Disabilities, TCD Bio Soc - Childhood Disability, Trinity College, Dublin, 10th March , 2017, TCD Bio Soc, Notes: [Invited speaker], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Fleming S. & Doyle C. , Nursing Frameworks of Care for Intellectual Disability Nursing - An Overview, Frontline, (99), 2015, pOnline , Notes: [Available to view at: ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Carmel Doyle, the Complexities of Parents Managing Medications for their Child with Life Limiting Illness in the Home - Research Evidence, Priorities in Medication Management for Children with Life Limiting Illness, Laura Lynn Children's Hospice, 12th March, 2014, Louise Neary , n/a - n/app, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Griffiths C. & Doyle C. , The Fourteenth Healthcare and Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin. , Frontline, 93, 2013, p9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Nicholl H, Lawlor A., Malone H., Begley T., Murphy M & Doyle C., Developing and Information leaflet on 22Q Deletion Syndrome, 6th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products, MCE Centre Brussels, 23-25 May, 2012, Poster, PUBLISHED
Doyle, C., Book Review, Review of Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump, by Platt, G. , Learning Disability Practice, 15, (3), 2012, p8 , Review, PUBLISHED
Nicholl H.,Begley T.,Doyle C.,Murphy M., Lawlor A & Malone H., , Developing a Parent to Professional Information Leaflet on 22q11Deletion Syndrome(22q11DS) What information do professionals require?,, 22Q11 Ireland Annual Conference, Red Cow Hotel Dublin, 22nd October , 2011, Poster, PUBLISHED
Doyle, C., Review of Supporting Victims, by Hollins, S. et al , Learning Disability Practice, 11, (2), 2008, p24 , Review, PUBLISHED
Doyle, C. , Review of Small Steps Forward, by Sarah Newman , The Frontline of learning Disability, 73, 2008, p35 , Review, PUBLISHED


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. Nurse Education. . Continuing Professional Education. . Reflective Practice. . Intellectual Disabilities. . Paediatrics. . Children with Severe/Profound Complex and Special Needs. RESEARCH COMPLETED TO DATE: . A Descriptive Study of the Continuing Professional Education of Registered Sick Children's Nurses in Ireland.