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Maria Healy

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20022019
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Research Interests

In September 2016, Maria joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast as a Lecturer in Midwifery (Education).  Since taking up the position she has published and is joint recipient of a GAIN guideline development award.  Prior to this appointment, Dr Maria Healy was the Head of Midwifery at University College Dublin, School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems.  She joined UCD in 2000, and as programme director of midwifery education, has been the academic lead involved in range of academic innovations, curriculum development, research-led teaching and supervision.

 

Maria is an Ulster University (UU), University College Dublin (UCD) and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate with a postgraduate diploma and master's degree in Health Promotion (MSc) (UU), Higher Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery education (UCD) and a PhD in Midwifery (UCLan).  Her PhD was entitled: ‘Rethinking postnatal care: A Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study of postnatal care in Ireland’.  She is a Registered Midwife (RM), Registered General Nurse (RGN) and Teacher (TCH), has extensive experience in clinical midwifery practice; continuing to work as a bank midwife in the Western Health and Social Care Trust. 

 

Dr Healy as Principle Investigator or Co-researcher over the last five years has accumulated research funding of approx. £140,000.  Research projects include: Development of GAIN guideline for admission to midwife-led units & Northern Ireland Normal Labour and Birth Care Pathway; An evaluation of DOMINO and home birth services in ROI; Women’s experiences of home birth and postnatal care; The development of ROI national home birth care governance framework. Maria is a member of working group two, on the ‘EU Birth Research project’, (EU COST Action IS1405) from May 2015.  This research involves the exploration of maternal and fetal movement in pregnancy and labour.

 

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Research Output 2002 2019

How do midwives facilitate women to give birth during physiological second stage of labour? A protocol for a systematic review

Verhoeven, C. J., Spence, D., Nyman, V., Otten, R. H. J. & Healy, I. M., 03 Jan 2019, In : BMC Systematic Reviews . 8, 1, 5 p., https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0916-1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Second Labor Stage
Midwifery
Parturition
Bibliographic Databases
Infant Care
Open Access
File
Second Labor Stage
Midwifery

RQIA Guideline for Planning Birth at Home in Northern Ireland

Gillen, P. & Healy, I. M., 01 Mar 2019, 31 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Northern Ireland
Midwifery
Parturition
Guidelines
Obstetrics

RQIA - Northern Ireland Maternal Transfer Proforma

Healy, I. M. & Gillen, P., 25 Feb 2019, 4 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

File
Northern Ireland
pregnant women
peers

Enabling access to birth in a midwife-led unit: Implementation of a co-produced evidenced-based guideline

Healy, I. M. & Gillen, P., 01 Nov 2018, In : The Practising Midwife. 21, 10, p. 20-25 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Midwifery
Parturition
Guidelines
Northern Ireland
Access to Information

Activities 2016 2019

32nd International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress Bali, Indonesia (Event)

Maria Healy (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2019Oct 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Normalising Childbirth

Maria Healy (Keynote speaker)
02 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Corine Verhoeven

Maria Healy (Host)
11 Mar 201816 Mar 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

File

Prioritising women-centred care, GAIN guidance and Northern Ireland Normal Labour & Birth Care Pathway

Maria Healy (Invited speaker)
10 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

File