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Doris Corkin


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    United Kingdom


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Research Statement

Doris Corkin is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, holds Chair position with School Maternal and Child Health scholarly activity group and currently link lecturer for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Doris has both adult and children's nursing qualifications, specialising in neonatology for over 12 years, senior staff nurse in an acute children's medical/ surgical ward for six years and instrumental as a community nursing sister in establishing a new community children's nursing service, before accepting current teaching position in 2003. Doris is a member of various professional committees / groups such as RCPCH/RCN Conference Scientific Committtee; Contribute to UK Commitee on Children & Young People's (CYP) Nursing; Children's Palliative Nursing Special Interest Group; CYP Nurse Academics UK and continues to actively inspire students and motivate healthcare professionals in relation to life-long learning.


Higher education teaching commitments include pre-registration and postgraduate nursing up to masters level, with specific interests in the nursing care of children and young people with critical/complex/palliation needs, encouraging service user/carer involvement within the curricula.

Doris has been a programme co-ordinator for pre-reg year 3 students and continues to be a postgraduate module co-ordinator, making every effort to demonstrate her clinical credibility and develop her skills within the field of children's nursing through facilitation of uni-professional simulation and interprofessional education (IPE), involving 4th year medical students.

Current pre-registration Teaching: Year 3 Tutorials Evidence-based Nursing Module; Year 3 Lecturers & Tutorials Leadership & Interprofessional Module; Leading Year 3 IPE SimBaby Sessions; Year 3 IPE Pharmacology Workshop and Year 2 IPE Infant Feeding Project. 

Leading postgraduate modules: Practice to Theory which links with Care of the Critically ill Child; Palliative Care for Children & their Families 1 & 2.

Co-supervisor for four MSc students



Doris is lead editor of a unique care planning textbook, has been invited to write numerous book chapters and articles with nursing colleagues and students and has presented her teaching, research and travel awards at various local, national and international conferences. 

Doris is delighted to be in her 2nd term of office with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), as a network and forum steering committee member, contributing widely to RCN Documents including Congress fringe events. Now holding chair position with RCN CYP Specialist Care Forum, appreciating opportunity to highlight NI perspective.


Doris has held a number of External Examiner university appointments:

Currently external examiner at University of Lancashire - moderating Post-graduate modules - Community Specialist Practitioner BSc and Context of Community Practice.

Newly appointed external examiner for Dublin City University - with the School of Nursing & Human Sciences for the BSc in Children's & General Nursing (Integrated) and the Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing programmes.

Member of professional networks: Children's Senior Network in Castle Building, Belfast; NI Community Children's Nursing Network; Invited to join HSC/Public Health Agency Breastfeeding Strategy Implementing Steering Group.



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Research Output

An evaluation of the impact of environmental priming on clinical performance in simulated paediatric emergencies – a randomised controlled trial

McNaughten, B., Storey, L., Corkin, D., Cardwell, P., Thompson, A., Bourke, T. & O'Donoghue, D., 01 May 2019, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. 104, Suppl 2, p. A252

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Integrating elements of undergraduate curriculum learning

Devlin, A., Corkin, D., Moorhead, C. & Bell, A., 29 Apr 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Intrgrating Elements of Undergraduate Curriculum Learning

    Devlin, A., Corkin, D., Moorhead, C. & Bourke, T., 06 Oct 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Practice review: a nasogastric feeding tube initiative aimed at increasing the competency of nursing students within fields of nursing.

    Devlin, A., Corkin, D. & Auld, F., 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    The role of simbaby in advancing undergraduate nursing and medical education

    Cardwell, P., Corkin, D., McNaughten, B. & O'Donaghue, D., 23 Jun 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


    Florence Elliott Travel Award 2010

    Doris Corkin (Recipient), 11 Apr 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    International Conference - Nursing & Midwifery Research Award

    Doris Corkin (Recipient), Feb 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Shortlisted for Staff Excellence Award 2017 -Community Impact

    Doris Corkin (Recipient), Pauline Cardwell (Recipient) & Catherine Monaghan (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    RCPCH / RCN joint Conference (Event)

    Doris Corkin (Member)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    St Vincent de Paul

    Doris Corkin (Participant)
    Dec 2014

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting a School

    UK Committee - Invited via RCN Nurse Advisor to contribute via teleconference

    Doris Corkin (Member)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Chief External Examiner, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton

    Doris Corkin (Examiner)

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    National working group

    Doris Corkin (Member)
    Oct 2011Oct 2015

    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups