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Dr. Louise Daly

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


Dr Louise Daly is an Associate Professor in Ageing and Community Nursing and current Head of Discipline for General Nursing (second term), Trinity College Dublin where she has been employed since 2004. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1993, a Registered Nurse Tutor in 1999, and in 2010 she obtained her PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Her clinical, education and research interests are in care of the older adult, with a particular interest in dementia care. Louise teaches and supervises in these and other areas across undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School, including on the interdisciplinary online Postgraduate Certificate and blended Masters in Dementia. As part of various research teams within the department, she has worked on research studies that have attracted more than 1,128,000 Euros in research funding. She has a particular interest in qualitative/interpretive, evaluation and meta-synthesis systematic review research methodologies. She is a member of the organising committees of and facilitates two Alzheimer Cafés, and she is a member of the steering and advisory committees' of the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre. Louise serves as a member of the editorial boards of Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice journal and the International Journal of Older Person Nursing.
  Acute care nursing   Aged care nursing   Ageing, memory and other cognitive processes   AGING   Aging/Gerontology   Clinical learning environment in nursing   DEMENTIA SERVICES   EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA   Ethics and Law in Dementia   Informal Carers   NURSING EDUCATION   Older Adults - ageing in place, dementia, aging and technolo   OLDER PATIENTS   OLDER PEOPLE
 Living with COPD in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic: an exploration of patients' perspectives.
 Community nurses' attitudes, knowledge and education needs in relation to urinary continence in an adult population: A cross-sectional descriptive survey
 The Impact of COVID 19 on Nurses' Experiences of Communicating with and Supporting Patients and Family/Informal Carers' Communication: A Qualitative Exploration.
 Exploring Experiences of Carers in the COVID-19 Pandemic
  Including best practices and the voices of experience in developing post-diagnostic dementia support guidelines for people with an intellectual disability.

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Expert Advisory Group Member Oslo Met Moves Project Oslo Met University, Norway April 2023
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Site Inspector Panel Member May 2022
Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Older People Nursing January 2020
School of Nursing and Midwifery TCD representative on Get Up Get Dressed Get moving Network and member of the Education Working Group 2019
External examiner for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing (Elderly Care), University of Malta From September 2019
Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland 2018-Present
Member of Editorial Board for Dementia Journal 2018
External Examiner for MSc Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing, Stirling University October 2017- September 2021
Member of National Education Interest Group (University and Institute of Technology Sectors) on the National Clinical Programme for Older People 2017-Present
Steering Group Member of Dementia Services Information and Development Centre 2016 to Present
Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Ethics Committee August 2013-December 2017
Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2012
Steering group member of the Naas Alzheimer Cafe 2013-Present
Steering Group Member of the South County Dublin Alzheimer's Cafe 2012-Present
School of Nursing and Midwifery Alumni Committee 2012-Present
Reviewer for Dementia 2012
Reviewer for the British Journal of Nursing 2007
Reviewer for Health and Social Care in the Community 2010
Reviewer for Nurse Education and Practice 2013
Reviewer for International Journal of Older People Nursing 2018
Member of Interview Panel for Adelaide Society interviews to select students for the BSc (Cur) Nursing course (component of selection process alongside the CAO application process) April 2008, April 2009, April 2013
Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit Dublin, Kildare and West Wicklow Advisory Committee for Leadership for Directors of nursing working in Older Persons Services development programme. 2006-2007
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Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland 2018 Present
CHAIN Dementia Subgroup 2016 Present
An Board Altranais now Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 1993 Present
All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) 2009 Present
Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) 2007 2008
Grounded Theory Institute 2007 2010
AISHE 2008 Present
Supporting the Expression of Sexuality and Intimacy in a Palliative Care Context in, editor(s)Larkin P , Textbook of Palliative Care, 2024, [Higgins A, Daly, L Hynes G], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Connolly, D., Daly, L., O'Brien, F., Harris, E., Antony, A. & Grogan, F, Impact of COVID-19 on Nurses' Experiences of Communicating with and Supporting Patients and Family/ Informal Carers' Communication: A Qualitative Exploration, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2023), School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, 8-9th March 2023, 2023, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED  URL
Daly, L., O'Brien, F., Connolly, D., Harris, E., Antony, A.M. & Grogan, F., Impact of COVID-19 on nurses' experiences of communicating with and supporting patients and family/ informal carers' communication, 8th Dublin South, Kildare, Wicklow Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit Conference "Recognising Nursing & Midwifery"s contribution in the current and evolving healthcare environment", Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, 14th September 2023, 2023, Poster, PRESENTED
Kelly A.M., Joyce D., Maguire E., O'Dowd T. Butler E., McCann M. & Daly L., Urinary Continence in the Adult Population: A Cross-sectional Survey of Community Nurses' Knowledge., 8th Dublin South, Kildare, Wicklow Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit Conference "Recognising Nursing & Midwifery"s contribution in the current and evolving healthcare environment, Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, 14th September 2023, 2023, Poster, PRESENTED
Daly, L., O'Brien, F., Connolly, D., Harris, E., Antony A.M. & Grogan, F., Enabling Person and Family-Centred Communication - Learning from COVID-19, A Nursing Perspective, Naas Hospital Quality, Research and Audit Day 2023, Naas General Hospital, 4th December 2023, 2023, Poster, PRESENTED
Phelan A., Daly L., Coffey A., Kent S., Naughton C. Tuohy D. , Ryan A. and Byrne M., Experiences of Directors of Nursing in Residential Care of Older People During COVID-19, Age and Ageing, Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 2022: New Frontiers in Gerontology, Slieve Russell Cavan, 3rd-4th November, edited by Kenny R.A. Prof , 51, (S3), 2022, pp1 - 74, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Dennehy H., Allen A.P., McGlinchey E., Buttery N., Garcia-Dominguez L., Chansler R., Corr C., Dunne P., Kennelly S., Daly L. McCallion P. and McCarron M., A scoping review of post-diagnostic dementia supports for people with intellectual disability, Aging and Mental Health, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Keogh B., Daly L. and Byrne G, Supporting resilience in older people: implications for nursing practice, British Journal of Community Nursing, 27, (6), 2022, p272 - 276, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
McCann M., Kelly A.M., Eustace-Cook J., Howlin C. and Daly L., Community nurses attitudes, knowledge and educational needs in relation to urinary continence, continence assessment, and management: A systematic review, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 31, (7-8), 2022, p1041-1060 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Byrne G., Keogh B. and Daly L., Self-management support for older adults with chronic illness - the implications for nursing practice., British Journal of Nursing, 31, (2), 2022, p86 - 94, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Daly L, Providing Nursing Students with International Experiences " Issues and Strategies Keynote , Oslo Met Moves National Summit, Oslo Met University, Norway , 17th-19th April, 2023, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion Oslo Met University, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly L., O'Brien F., Connolly D., Harris E., Anthony A.M. and Grogan F., The Impact of COVID-19 on Nurses" Experiences of Communicating with and Supporting Patients and Family/Informal Carers Communication: A Qualitative Exploration, Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity Coll, April, 2023, p1 - 86, Report, PUBLISHED
Daly, L, Choosing Nursing as a Career, Introduction to Nursing (Transition Year Programme), St James's Hospital, 7th December, 2021, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly L., The Steering Committee. My experiences: a personal reflection on tips and points to consider, Engaging Dementia How to set up a Dementia Café Workshop, Virtual Event, 25th January, 2021, Engaging Dementia, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly L., White P., Harris E., Neenan K., Duignan E., Maguire A.M. and O'Regan M. , Nurses' Experiences and Needs when Communicating with Patients with Non-malignant Life-limiting Illnesses., Naas General Hospital Quality Improvement, Audit and Research Day, NGH, 14th December 2021, 2021, Poster, PRESENTED
Fenlon-Carroll A., Harris E., Murphy A., White P. & Daly L. , Developing Enhanced Care in Naas General Hospital. A collaborative, multi-method study., Naas General Hospital Quality Improvement, Audit and Research Day, NGH, 14th December 2021, 2021, Poster, PRESENTED
Daly, L, 'Choosing Nursing as a Career Pathway', Year of the Nurse Event for Transition Year Students, St James's Hospital, February 25th , 2020, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Daly L., Fenlon-Carroll A., Murphy A., Harris E. and White P., Developing enhanced care in Naas General Hospital: an exploratory study, Naas General Hospital Nursing Research Day, Naas General Hospital, 22nd November 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Bracken-Scally, M., Brady, A-M., Keogh, B., Hynes, G.,Kennelly, B., Drury, A., Daly, L., & McCarron, M., Evaluation of the Connolly Hospital Dementia Pathways Project: Preliminary findings, Connolly Hospital Dementia Pathways Partnerships in Care Seminar, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin, 20 September 2018, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Brady A.M., Daly L., Keogh B., Kennelly B., Ciblis A., Drury A., Hynes G., Bracken-Scally M., Pittalis C. and McCarron M., Evaluation of the Cork Integrated Dementia Care Across Settings (Cork-IDEAS) Project, Dublin, Ireland, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, p1 - 109, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
International Journal of Older Person Nursing, Editorial Board Member Award 2022
Poster Prize Winner at the 'Sowing the Seeds' 1st International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, Trinity College Dublin 25th June 2015
Master of Arts (Jure Officii) 2008
Poster Prize for Corroon, A.M., Nolan, L., Adams, A. and Mooney, M., Laying the Foundations: on-line learning support for postgraduate nursing students, "Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education". 3rd AISHE Conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth 2007
Deans List for Academic Achievement, Faculty of Medicine, University College Dublin 1998
Second Year Scholarship in Nursing Studies, University College Dublin 1999
Award for outstanding patient care for 2nd year student nurse, the Mary Aikenhead School of Nursing, St Vincent's Hospital Elm Park, Dublin 4 1991-1992
First place in student nursing examinations, The Mary Aikenhead School of Nursing, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. 1990-1991
First place in student nursing examinations, The Mary Aikenhead School of Nursing, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. 1991-1992
The key foci of my research include: 1.Dementia care (major focus), 2.Care of the older person (major focus), 3.Ethics in practice 4.Supporting sexuality and spirituality in later life. I have an established national profile in dementia and later life care recognised by my peers, health service colleagues and researchers. While my early research related to understanding experiences of service users, families and professionals in these areas, my research has evolved to focus on developing, implementing and evaluating related innovations in care. I aim to engage in research across the continuum of care that generates evidence to inform service transformation to enhance person oriented quality care supporting health and well-being. As my profile evidences, my research primarily fits both within the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI), within which I am a Principal Investigator for the postdoctoral researcher contract with one of the linked sites, and also the TCD Ageing Research theme. I have a particular strength in collaborative research team working and am continuously asked to join research teams for my: research foci, ability to lead, manage and complete project work packages to deadline, and for support in relation to the ethics and pragmatic feasibility of studies. My experience includes postdoctoral and research assistant supervision. To date, I have been successful in securing funding of over €1,128,000 as Co-applicant or Principal Investigator. The research I conduct is funded and unfunded. A number of the unfunded projects are pro bono with clinical colleagues and are consistent with the TCPHI model of building research capacity within nursing colleagues to impact on health systems and service delivery. I have research skills across a diversity of research paradigms and methodologies with particular expertise in interpretive approaches e.g. grounded theory, and in qualitative systematic review and mixed method evaluation research. I am trained in Joanna Briggs Institute systematic reviews. My research experience informs my research supervision activities.