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Ms. Thelma Begley

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Ms. Thelma Begley has significant teaching experience in the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes with specialist expertise in children's nursing. She is currently module leader on undergraduate, postgraduate and MSc Children's nursing programmes within the School. Her clinical experience includes children and young people's medical and surgical nursing and adult and children's orthopaedic nursing. Her main research interest lies in three areas namely children's nursing, nurse education and adolescence, specifically sexual health in adolescence and her current PhD in this subject area. Thelma's conference presentations and publications are related to these areas of research interest. Her research based commitments also include supervision of research students. She was former Course Coordinator for the Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing.
  Adolescent transition   Children's and Young Peoples Nursing   Nurse Education   Orthopaedic Nursing   Sexuality and sexual health
 Information needs and sources of information for Adolescent LGBQ people on sexuality and sexual health
 FHSHP - Evaluation of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion
 Parents Experiences of Respite Care for Children with Complex Care Needs
 LGBTIreland Survey - Examining LGBTI Mental Health and Attitiudes towards LGBTI people in Ireland
 Medication Management in Children's Nursing: A review of NIQA scores over a five year period in one children's services centre

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Head of Children's Nursing 2016-2019
Member of Children's Discipline 2006
Personal Tutor for Undergraduate Students 2010
Member of Children's and Young Peoples Research Group 2006
Reviewer for British Journal of Nursing 2011
Reviewer for Child Care in Practice Journal 2012
Reviewer for Gastrointestinal Nurisng 2016
Reviewer for Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing 2017
Reviewer for Nurse Prescribing 2017
Details Date From Date To
Children's Research Network for Ireland, Northern Ireland Ongoing
All Ireland Society for Higher Education
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
Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., Sharek D. and De Vries J., Capacity building in sexual health promotion: a longitudinal evaluation of a training-the-trainer programme in Ireland, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 36, (1), 2021, p46 - 67, Notes: [DOI: 10.1080/14681994.2019.1566604], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Higgins, A. Downes, C., Murphy, R., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., Smyth, S., DeVries, J. & Doyle, L., LGBT+ young people's perceptions of barriers to accessing mental health services in Ireland., Journal of Nursing Management, 29, (1), 2021, p59 - 67, 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
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
de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community,, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 24, (1), 2020, p40 - 76, Notes: [ DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2019.1646689], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Begley T, McKee G, Higgins A, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning young people's sources of information on sexual health and sexuality: a systematic review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020, Poster, PRESENTED  URL
Brenner M, Kidston C, Hilliard C, Coyne I, Eustace-Cooke J, Doyle C, Begley T, Barrett M.J. , Children's complex care needs: a systematic concept analysis of multidisciplinary language. , European Journal of Pediatrics , 177, (11), 2018, p1641 - 1652, Notes: [Overall category Award Winner - HSE Open Access Awards Clinical Strategy and Programmes 2018], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Begley, T. Higgins A., McKee G. , Information Needs and Sources of Information of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning (LGBQ) Adolescents in relation to sexuality and sexual health, Scholarship and Research with Children and Young People in Ireland, UCD Health Sciences Centre, 24th August , 2018, pp19-, Poster, PRESENTED

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Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., DeVries J. and Sharek D. , The Development and Piloting of the Sexual Health Promotion Education Evaluation Tool (SH-PET). , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins, A., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., and Smyth, S , LGBTIreland Report: The National Study of the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonG To Youth Services, 2016, Report, 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
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
Murphy, M. and Begley, T. , Review of Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 8th ed.,Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis , by Hockenberry, M.J., Wilson, D., , Nurse Education in Practice, 9 , (6), 2009, p16 , Review, PUBLISHED
Begley, T. , CTEV- Current Management , 4th Annual National Orthopaedic Nurses Conference, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, April 2002, 2002, Conference Paper, PRESENTED