Research Profile

Caroline Dalton

Biography

Biography:
Dr Caroline Dalton is currently a lecturer and the 1st year coordinator for the BSc Nursing and Midwifery programmes at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork (UCC). Previously she developed and coordinated the Postgraduate Diploma in Multiple and Complex Disabilities, at UCC, from 2004-2013. From 2013 to 2018, she was the programme leader for the BSc in Nursing (Intellectual Disability). She currently lectures on the BSc in Nursing (Intellectual Disability) programme and supervises MSc Research students.

She is a registered intellectual disability nurse (RNID), with clinical nursing experience in community support services and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Behaviour Therapy. She holds Professional Certificates in Behaviour Therapy and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She holds a BSc in Nursing, MSc in Learning Disability, and a PhD in the area of end-of-life care.

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he is an active member of the Healthcare Ethics and End-of-life Care Research cluster within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and is also actively involved with the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care. She also continues to engage in research relating to Intellectual Disability, Dementia and Acquired Brain Injury.  
 
Research Interests:
Ethics and Intellectual Disability  
End-of-Life Care  
Advanced Care Planning  
Intellectual Disability  
Dementia  
Acquired Brain Injury  
Autism
                

Research Interests

My research interests include:
  • Ethics and Intellectual Disability  
  • End-of-Life Care  
  • Advanced Care Planning  
  • Intellectual Disability  
  • Dementia  
  • Acquired Brain Injury  
  • Autism

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
On Barriers and facilitators to developing commuinity supports as a basis for independent living for people with acquired brain injury.Irish Funded Research Non Exchequer01-MAY-1331-MAR-14€22,539.00
Ethical Decision Making and Dementia GuidelinesIrish Hospice Foundation01-OCT-1431-DEC-14€6,000.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2019)'Physical health and well being'
Dalton, C (2019) 'Physical health and well being' In: Barr, O & Gates, B (eds). Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Physical Health'
Dalton, C; Caples, M; Marsh, L (2011) 'Physical Health' In: Atherton, H & Crickmore, D (eds). Learning Disabilities- Towards Inclusion 6th Ed. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]
(2008)'Physical health and well being'
Dalton, C. (2008) 'Physical health and well being' In: Gates, B & Barr, O (eds). Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing. London: Open University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Communication supports in residential services for people with an intellectual disability'
Dalton, C & Sweeney, J. ; (2011) 'Communication supports in residential services for people with an intellectual disability'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, [Details]
(2011)'Management of dysphagia'
Dalton, C., Caples M.,& Marsh, L.; (2011) 'Management of dysphagia'. Learning Disability Practice, 14 (9):32-38 [Details]
(2010)'Please listen: I am the parent'
Marsh, L.; Dalton, C; Caples, M; Drummond, E; (2010) 'Please listen: I am the parent'. Irish Jnl. Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, 5 (2):6-9 [Details]
(2010)'Management of Constipation'
Marsh, L.; Caples, M; Dalton, C; Drummond, E; (2010) 'Management of Constipation'. Learning Disability Practice, 13 (4):26-28 [Details]
(2010)'Meeting the challenge of caring for an ageing population in Ireland'
Caples, M., Marsh, L., Dalton, C. and Drummond, E.; (2010) 'Meeting the challenge of caring for an ageing population in Ireland'. Learning Disability Practice, 13 (10):23-27 [Details]
(2008)'Developing clinical guidelines on promoting oral health: an action research approach'
Doyle, S & Dalton, C. ; (2008) 'Developing clinical guidelines on promoting oral health: an action research approach'. Learning Disability Practice, 10 (2):12-15 [Details]
(2007)'Intellectual Disability nurses interest in undertaking postgraduate education'
Sweeney, J & Dalton, C. ; (2007) 'Intellectual Disability nurses interest in undertaking postgraduate education'. Learning Disability Practice, 11 (2):30-37 [Details]
(2012)'Strategies in the Promotion of Nursing as a Career among Second Level Students: An Irish Perspective'
Kelleher, S & Dalton, C (2012) 'Strategies in the Promotion of Nursing as a Career among Second Level Students: An Irish Perspective'. The International Journal of Nursing Education, 4 (22) [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2009)NAIRTLs 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Trinity College Dublin
Dalton, C., Drummond, E., Marsh, L. & Caples, M.; (2009) The use of Problem Based Learning in graduate nursing education. Bridging the theory practice gap NAIRTLs 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2009)Clinical Seminar
Dalton, C., Divane, S & Kirkpatrick, V. ; (2009) Communication supports in the field of intellectual disability in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team Clinical Seminar [Details]
(2009)Clinical Practice Seminar
Dalton, C ; (2009) Frontline staffs perceptions of communication supports in services for people with an intellectual disability Clinical Practice Seminar [Details]
(2010)Research Seminar, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC
Dalton, C; (2010) Frontline staffs perceptions of communication supports in services for people with an intellectual disability Research Seminar, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC [Details]
(2011)National Academy 5th Annual Conference & Galway Symposium on Higher Education
Marsh, L., McCarthy, M., Caples, M., Dalton, C., Windle, R. and Laverty, H. (2011). ; (2011) Show Me The Learning- Reusable Learning Objects as an active learning experience & resource National Academy 5th Annual Conference & Galway Symposium on Higher Education Galway, [Details]
(2011)11th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference
Marsh, L. McCarthy, M., Dalton, C., Caples, C., Windle, R and Laverty, H. ; (2011) Student generated Learning- Reusable Learning Objects as an active learning experience & resourc 11th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork, [Details]
(2007)National Academy for Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning Conference International perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Dalton C and Sweeney JF.; (2007) Poster - 'Teaching and Learning in the Nursing Profession: Educational requirements of Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses' National Academy for Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning Conference International perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education UCC, , 09-NOV-07 - 10-NOV-07 , pp.10-10 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)Living with Acquired Brain Injury.
Dalton, C., Kingston, A., Martin, A. M., O’Riordan, J., Caples, M. and Edwards, C. (2014) Living with Acquired Brain Injury. National Disability Authority, Dublin: Ireland.   [Full Text] [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2008)Teaching and Learning in the Nursing Profession: Educational Requirements of Registered Intellectual Disability Practice.
Dalton C & Sweeney, J. ; (2008) Teaching and Learning in the Nursing Profession: Educational Requirements of Registered Intellectual Disability Practice. Abstract [Details]

Internet Communication

 YearPublication
(2008)Current Research Literature in Communication Research Update on Communication Autumn 2008 National Designated Expert.
Colin Griffiths, Dr Martine Smith and Caroline Dalton O'Connor; (2008) Current Research Literature in Communication Research Update on Communication Autumn 2008 National Designated Expert. Internet Communication   [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2005)The Ennismore Lodge Study. An evaluation of the quality of life of people with severe intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour following a move from a residential unit to group homes in the community.
Dalton, C & Williams, J ; (2005) The Ennismore Lodge Study. An evaluation of the quality of life of people with severe intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour following a move from a residential unit to group homes in the community. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2007)A literature review on post registration nursing and midwifery education: a report for the Post Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education Review Group.
Gijbels, H., Dalton, C., O'Connell, R and O'Donovan, M ; (2007) A literature review on post registration nursing and midwifery education: a report for the Post Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education Review Group. Dublin, Ireland: Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2008)Frontline staffs knowledge and perceptions of communication supports in residential services for people with an intellectual disability.
Dalton, C (2008) Frontline staffs knowledge and perceptions of communication supports in residential services for people with an intellectual disability. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) Member/
Inclusion Ireland Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork Eighth Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Harry Gijbels, Caroline Dalton-O'Connor, Rhona O'Connell, Moira O'Donovan; (2008) Impact of Post-registration Nursing and Midwifery Education. [Poster Presentation], Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork Eighth Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Cork , 10-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007)International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
Dalton C & Sweeney, J ; (2007) Teaching and Learning in the Nursing Profession: Educational Requirements of Registered Intellectual Disability Practice. National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning and the Irish Universities Quality Board (NAIRTL). [Oral Presentation], International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Ireland , 09-NOV-07 - 10-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)COPE Foundation Conference, Person Centred Nursing Care for People with Severe/Profound Intellectual Disability,
Dalton, C. & Williams, J. ; (2007) Quality of Life following a move from a residential unit to community home. [Poster Presentation], COPE Foundation Conference, Person Centred Nursing Care for People with Severe/Profound Intellectual Disability, Ireland , 15-NOV-07 - 15-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (Southern) Conference,
Dalton, C. & Sweeney, J. ; (2006) Expanding Practice in Nursing and Midwifery. [Poster Presentation], Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (Southern) Conference, Ireland , 04-OCT-06 - 01-OCT-06. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of Nursing and Midwifery Programme Leader for the BSc in Nursing (Intellectual Disability)13-SEP-13 /
School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC Lecturer in Nursing. Course coordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing- Multiple and Complex Disabilities (Intellectual Disability)01-JAN-06 /
University College Cork Curriculum Developer for Postgraduate diploma in Nursing01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-06
COPE Foundation, Cork Clinical Nurse Specialist01-JAN-00 / 31-DEC-04
COPE Foundation, Cork Staff Nurse01-JAN-94 / 01-JAN-00

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2009University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2002Dublin City University Bachelor of Nursing StudiesNursing Studies
2003University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Behaviour TherapyCertificate in Behaviour Therapy
2008University of Birmingham MSc in Learning DisabilityLearning Disability Studies
2008University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
British Journal Of Learning Disabilities Referee-

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021The Foundations of Contemporary Intellectual Disability Nursing NU1050The Foundations of Contemporary Intellectual Disability Nursing

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