Helen is College Lecturer and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing in the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. She teaches primary health care, public health nursing, child health and development and nursing research. Her area of teaching and research expertise includes Nurse/client relationships; working with vulnerable families; breastfeeding support; Public Health Nursing, child health and parental concern. Helen recently completed a Doctor of Nursing (DN) degree in UCC and her study was entitled: Parents’ experiences of child growth and development concerns: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Research Interests

My research interests include Nurse/client relationships; working with vulnerable families; breastfeeding support; child health; parental concern and Public Health Nursing. The importance of linking research with practice is a key aspect in the development of course material and the development of excellence in nursing practice. To ensure public health nurses are educated to provide high quality care and to foster the development of evidence based practice all my lectures are research based and supported with relevant references.

My experience of supervising Masters Students and supporting them to disseminate the findings of their studies has been strongly illustrative of the relationship of teaching to research and subsequently to practice. My role as co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing has enhanced my profile within the Public Health Nursing discipline generally. It is my plan to build on my existing research profile by disseminating my research findings through education, conference presentations and publications.

My top three research outputs are:
a) Parental concern in relation to child growth and development

b) Nurse-client relationships
c) Vulnerable families

I conducted a quantitative study to measure Participation as experienced by Public Health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families within the nurse/client relationship. This research was supported by an award from An Bord Altranais and a Health Research Board Fellowship. It was submitted in 2002 in fulfilment for the award of Masters in Science in Nursing by Research.


a) I registered on the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in July 2010 and completed in Jan 2014. My area of study is an exploration of the process by which parents of children referred to second tier child developmental services assess and respond to uncertainty in relation to child growth and development concerns.

b)The nurse-client relationship is fundamental to the clinical work of Public Health Nurses and the findings of the research have been disseminated at national and international conferences (Dublin and Dundee) through posters and papers. The research has also been published in an international peer reviewed journal. As co-ordinator and module leader on the Postgraduate Diploma in public Health Nursing I have an ideal opportunity to educate future Public Health Nurses using empirical knowledge in relation to the nurse-client relationship in the community setting.
c) Research in relation to the Public Health Nurse's role with vulnerable families was also published in a peer reviewed journal. It attracted interdisciplinary interest by being accepted at a social work conference (UCC) indicating the broader clinical applicability. This work with vulnerable families created links to related topic areas and opportunities to supervise a master's student researching child neglect followed by joint dissemination of findings at a national nursing conference.


Books

YearPublication
(2014)Parents' experiences of child growth and development concerns: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Mulcahy, H (2014) Parents' experiences of child growth and development concerns: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. University College Cork: DN thesis. Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'Chapter 10. Parental Concern. Nursing Concept Analysis Applications to Research and Practice'
Mulcahy, H.,,Fitzpatrick, J.J.,McCarthy, G., (2016) 'Chapter 10. Parental Concern. Nursing Concept Analysis Applications to Research and Practice' In: Nursing Concept Analysis Applications to Research and PracticeNursing Concept Analysis Applications to Research and Practice. New YorkNew York: Springer Publishing CompanySpringer Publishing Company. [Details]
(2012)'Chapter 13. Emily Logan. Ombudsman for Children'
Mulcahy, Helen (2012) 'Chapter 13. Emily Logan. Ombudsman for Children' In: Leadership in Action. influential Irish Women Nurses' Contribution to Society. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
(2004)'Nurses, mothers and the public health service'
Mulcahy, H. and McCarthy, G. ; (2004) 'Nurses, mothers and the public health service' In: A Picture of Health: A Selection of Irish Health Research. Ireland: Health Research Board. [Details]
(2014)'Capturing and understanding parents' experiences of concern abou their child's growth or development'
Mulcahy Helen (2014) 'Capturing and understanding parents' experiences of concern abou their child's growth or development' In: Children's Research Digest Capturing the voice of children. Dublin: CRNINI. Globe icon [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'Transitional care interventions: Relevance for nursing in the community'
Coffey,A., Mulcahy, H., Savage, E., Fitzgerald, S., Bradley, C., Benefield, L., Leahy-Warren, P. (2017) 'Transitional care interventions: Relevance for nursing in the community'. Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.), :1-7 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: A Case Study to Illustrate Public Health Nursing practice'
Mulcahy H, Day MR, Coleman C, O’Dwyer P, Leahy-Warren P (2016) 'Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: A Case Study to Illustrate Public Health Nursing practice'. 2 (1):100-106 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Uncertainty: A little bit not sure. Parental concern about child growth or development'
Mulcahy, H,Savage, E (2016) 'Uncertainty: A little bit not sure. Parental concern about child growth or development'. Journal of Child Health Care, 20 :333-343 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Risk Instrument for Screening in the Community (RISC): Cross Cultural Perspectives'
Patricia Leahy-Warren, Elizabeth Weathers, Marina Lupari, Sadie Campbell, Roger Clarnette, Francesc Orfila, Christine Fitzgerald, Constança Paúl, Eileen O’Herlihy, Nicola Cornally, Rónán O’Caoimh, Mary Rose Day, Helen Mulcahy and William Molloy. (2015) 'Risk Instrument for Screening in the Community (RISC): Cross Cultural Perspectives'. International Journal of Research and Method In Education, 6 (2):42-50 [Details]
(2015)'Risk Instrument for Screening Older People in the Community (RISC): Cross Cultural Perspectives. Journal: International Journal of Research in Nursing'
Leahy-Warren P, Weathers E, Lupari M, Campbell S, Calrnette R, Orfila F, Fitzgerald C, Paul C, O Herlihy E, Cornally N, OCaoimh R, Campbell S, Day MR, Mulcahy H, Molloy DW. (2015) 'Risk Instrument for Screening Older People in the Community (RISC): Cross Cultural Perspectives. Journal: International Journal of Research in Nursing'. Unknown, 6 (1) [Details]
(2015)'Self-Neglect a case study: implications for practice'
Day, M.R. Mulcahy, H. Leahy-Warren, P. Downey, J. (2015) 'Self-Neglect a case study: implications for practice'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20 (2):585-590 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Factors influencing initiation and duration of breast feeding in Ireland'
Leahy-Warren, P,Mulcahy, H,Phelan, A,Corcoran, P (2014) 'Factors influencing initiation and duration of breast feeding in Ireland'. Midwifery, 30 :345-352 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Risk Instrument for Screening Older People in the Community (RISC): Cross Cultural Perspectives'
Leahy-Warren P, Weathers E, Lupari M, Campbell S, Clarnette R, Orfila F, Fitzgerald C, Paúl C, O'Herlihy E, Cornally N, O'Caoimh R, Day MR, Mulcahy H, Molloy DW (2014) 'Risk Instrument for Screening Older People in the Community (RISC): Cross Cultural Perspectives'. Ageing Research Reviews, [Details]
(2013)'Factors influencing initiation and duration of breastfeeding in Ireland'
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Phelan, A., Corcoran, P. (2013) 'Factors influencing initiation and duration of breastfeeding in Ireland'. Midwifery, Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway'
Clancy, A. Leahy-Warren, P. Day, MR. Mulcahy, H (2013) 'Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway'. Nursing Research and Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'
Mulcahy H, Phelan A, Corcoran P, Leahy-Warren P (2012) 'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'. Journal of clinical nursing, 21 (7-8):1097-1108 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'
Mulcahy H. Phelan, A. Corcoran P. and Leahy-Warren P (2012) 'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 9 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03975.x [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'
Mulcahy, H,Phelan, A,Corcoran, P,Leahy-Warren, P (2012) 'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21 :1097-1108 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'
Mulcahy, H.,Phelan, A.,Corcoran, P.,Leahy-Warren, P. (2012) 'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'. J Clin Nurs, 21 (7-87-8):1097-1081097 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'
Mulcahy H. Phelan, A. Corcoran P. and Leahy-Warren P. (2011) 'Examining the breastfeeding support resources of the public health nursing services in Ireland'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 9 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03975.x [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Participatory Nurse/Client Relationships: Perceptions of Public Health Nurses and Mothers of Vulnerable Families'
Mulcahy, H., & McCarthy, G.; (2008) 'Participatory Nurse/Client Relationships: Perceptions of Public Health Nurses and Mothers of Vulnerable Families'. Applied Nursing Research, 21 (3):169-172 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Participatory nurse/client relationships: perceptions of public health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families'
Mulcahy, H,McCarthy, G; (2008) 'Participatory nurse/client relationships: perceptions of public health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families'. Nursing research, 21 :169-172 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Contribution of Public Health Nursing in Ireland to Person-Centred Care'
Leahy-Warren, P., Day, MR. & Mulcahy, H.; (2007) 'Contribution of Public Health Nursing in Ireland to Person-Centred Care'. Nursing In The Community, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2007)'Participatory nurse/client relatioship: perceptions of public health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families'
Mulcahy, H., McCarthy, G.; (2007) 'Participatory nurse/client relatioship: perceptions of public health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families'. Applied Nursing Research, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2007)'Patient Primacy'
Leahy-Warren, P. Day, M. R. & Mulcahy, H. ; (2007) 'Patient Primacy'. Nursing in the Community, 8 (3):8-9 [Details]
(2006)'Thumbs up for PHN led clinics'
Mulcahy, H., Leahy-Warren, P., Day,M.R.; (2006) 'Thumbs up for PHN led clinics'. Nursing In The Community, 7 (4):29-30 [Details]
(2006)'Thumbs up for PHN –led clinics Nursing in the Community Journal Nursing in the Community'
Mulcahy, H. Leahy-Warren, P. Day, M. R. (; (2006) 'Thumbs up for PHN –led clinics Nursing in the Community Journal Nursing in the Community'. Nursing In The Community, 7 (4):29-30 [Details]
(2006)'Participatory nurse/client relationship: perceptions of public health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families'
Mulcahy, H., McCarthy, G.; (2006) 'Participatory nurse/client relationship: perceptions of public health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families'. Applied Nursing Research, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2004)'Vulnerable family as understood by public health nurses'
Mulcahy, H.; (2004) 'Vulnerable family as understood by public health nurses'. Community Practitioner, 77 (7):257-260 [Details]
(1999)'Domiciliary Midwifery and the Public Health Nursing Service'
Mulcahy, H; (1999) 'Domiciliary Midwifery and the Public Health Nursing Service'. Nursing Review, [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Triggers to action on child developmental concerns'
Mulcahy Helen (2014) 'Triggers to action on child developmental concerns' The Boolean, 2014 . Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Support Services provided by Public Health Nurses to Breastfeeding Mothers'
Mulcahy, H; Leahy-Warren, P; Phelan, A ; (2010) 'Support Services provided by Public Health Nurses to Breastfeeding Mothers' ICHN Spring Newsletter, 9 (1) :4-5. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2015)Irish Association Gerontology and Geriatrics 8th European Region Congress (IAGG-ER) Unlocking the Demographic Dividend
Leahy-Warren, P. Lupariz, M. Clamette, R., Orfilia, F., Paúl, C., Cornally, N., O’Caoimh R., Campbell, S., Day, M.R, Mulcahy, H., Molloy, W. (2015) Risk Instrument for Screening Older People in the Community (RISC): Cross Cultural Perspectives Irish Association Gerontology and Geriatrics 8th European Region Congress (IAGG-ER) Unlocking the Demographic Dividend Irish Ageing Studies Review 6(1), p. 137, , 23-APR-15 [Details]
(2014)CRNINI Caring for our Children: Lessons learnt - informing future practice and policy
Mulcahy Helen (2014) Poster GETTING THE CHILD'S GROWTH OR DEVELOPMENT PROBLEM 'CHECKED OUT‘ CRNINI Caring for our Children: Lessons learnt - informing future practice and policy Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2, , 10-DEC-14 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)8th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
Heavin, C., Woodworth, S., Leahy-Warren, P. and Mulcahy, H. (2014) The Use of Mobile Technology to manage Child Health Information – An Irish Study 8th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation [Details]
(2014)The use of Mobile Technology to Manage Child Health Information: An Irish Study
Heavin, C,Woodworth, S,Mulcahy, H,Leahy-Warren, P,Devos, J,DeHaes, S (2014) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IS MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (ECIME 2014) The use of Mobile Technology to Manage Child Health Information: An Irish Study , pp.91-100 [Details]
(2013)The 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference
Mulcahy H., Savage E. (2013) Exploring Parents' Experiences Of Child Growth And Development Concerns Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis The 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference NUI Galway, [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference NUI Galway
Clancy, A., Leahy-Warren, P., Day, MR., Mulcahy, H. (2013) Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway . In: Institute Community Health Nursing eds. 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference NUI Galway 53, , 25-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13 , pp.1-102 [Details]
(2012)The 13th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science
Mulcahy, H. (2012) An exploration of parental uncertainty in relation to child growth and development concerns: An integrative review The 13th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science , pp.97-98 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUIG
Leahy-Warren, P. Mulcahy, H., Phelan, A.; (2011) Breastfeeding Supports for Mothers: Comparison between Public Health Nurses and Mothers' perspectives 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUIG [Details]
(2011)International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress
Phelan, A., O'Connell, R. Leahy-Warren, P, Mulcahy H, ; (2011) Women's decisions and choices about breastfeeding in Ireland: What about WHO Recommendations? International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress [Details]
(2010)School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education
Phelan, A Leahy-Warren P, Mulcahy H, O'Connell, R ; (2010) Breastfeeding, decisions, choices, dilemmas School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, , 04-NOV-10 - 05-NOV-10 [Details]
(2010)School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education
Phelan, A Leahy-Warren P, Mulcahy H, O¿Connell R ; (2010) Breastfeeding, decisions, choices, dilemmas School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education Dublin, [Details]
(2010)Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference
Leahy-Warren, P; Mulcahy, H; Phelan, A; (2010) An Examination of Breastfeeding Support Services for Mothers in the Community in Ireland Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference The Sage, Gateshead, , 13-MAY-10 [Details]
(2009)Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland 29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference `Integrating Care More Effectively¿: Unlocking the potential of Nurses and Midwives
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Phelan, A.; (2009) A Review of Breastfeeding Support Services Provided by Public Health Nurses: A national study Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland 29th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference `Integrating Care More Effectively¿: Unlocking the potential of Nurses and Midwives , 24-FEB-09 - 25-MAY-09 [Details]
(2009)9th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Leahy-Warren, P; Mulcahy, H; Phelan, A; (2009) A Review of Breastfeeding Support Services Provided by Public Health Nurses: A national study commissioned by the HSE 9th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork, , 08-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09 [Details]
(2009)9th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Phelan, A. ; (2009) A Review of Breastfeeding Support Services Provided by Public Health Nurses: A national study 9th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork, , 08-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09 [Details]
(2007)The 2007 International Research Conference. Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nursing Service. Royal College of Nursing. Dundee 2007. p.18
Mulcahy, H. and McCarthy, G.; (2007) The 2007 International Research Conference. Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nursing Service. Royal College of Nursing. Dundee 2007. p.18 The 2007 International Research Conference. Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nursing Service. Royal College of Nursing. Dundee 2007. p.18 [Details]
(2007)Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan, Eire
Mulcahy, H., O¿Dwyer, P., Leahy-Warren, P. ; (2007) Practice Centredness Approach to Public Health Nursing in Ireland Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan, Eire [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2016)An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing & Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development.
Leahy Warren P., Mulcahy H., McLoughlin K., Kelly M., Phelan A., Savage E., Benefield L., Phelan A., Coffey A., Donohue A., Fitzgerald S., Frawley T., Healy M., McCarthy B., Meagher C., O Connell R., O Mahony A., Paul G., Stokes D., Walsh J., Healy E. (2016) An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing & Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development. Department of Health, Dublin. [Details]
(2009)A Review of Breastfeeding Support Services Provided by Public Health Nurses.
Leahy-Warren, Patricia, Mulcahy, Helen & Phelan, Agnes ; (2009) A Review of Breastfeeding Support Services Provided by Public Health Nurses. HSE, Dublin. [Details]
(2009)A Review of Breastfeeding Support Services provided by Public Health Nurses: A National Study.
Leahy-Warren, P Mulcahy, H. Phelan, A. (2009) A Review of Breastfeeding Support Services provided by Public Health Nurses: A National Study. Health Services Executive Office of Population Health, Dublin. [Details]
(2006)Community profiling and Health Needs Assessment: A Guide for Public Health Nurses. 2006 NMPDU & School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. Cork.
Buckley, C. & Mulcahy, H. ; (2006) Community profiling and Health Needs Assessment: A Guide for Public Health Nurses. 2006 NMPDU & School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. Cork. *, *. [Details]
(2004)A Picture of Health: A Selection of Irish Health Research 2003. Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nurse Dublin: Health Research Board.
Mulcahy, H. and McCarthy, G. ; (2004) A Picture of Health: A Selection of Irish Health Research 2003. Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nurse Dublin: Health Research Board. Health Reseach Board, Dublin. [Details]
(1998)A Demographic Analysis of Waterford Community Care Area and its Implications for the Public Health Nursing Service. 1998 South Eastern Health Board. Waterford.
Mulcahy, H.; (1998) A Demographic Analysis of Waterford Community Care Area and its Implications for the Public Health Nursing Service. 1998 South Eastern Health Board. Waterford. *, *. [Details]
(1998)Domiciliary Midwifery and the Public Health Nursing Service. 1998. South Eastern Health Board. Waterford:.
Dempsey, A., Mulcahy, H. ; (1998) Domiciliary Midwifery and the Public Health Nursing Service. 1998. South Eastern Health Board. Waterford:. *, *. [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2015)A Mobile Application for Child Health Information Tracking -.
Gleeson, M., Mulcahy, H., Leahy-Warren, P. and Heavin, C. (2015) A Mobile Application for Child Health Information Tracking -. Abstract [Details]
(2012)The Experiences of Family Caregivers Caring for a Relative with Early- Onset Dementia: A Qualitative Study.
Flynn, R,Mulcahy, H (2012) The Experiences of Family Caregivers Caring for a Relative with Early- Onset Dementia: A Qualitative Study. Abstract [Details]
(2007)Nursing in the Community. 8(3), 8-9 Patient Primacy.
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H and Day, M.R. ; (2007) Nursing in the Community. 8(3), 8-9 Patient Primacy. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Public Health Nurses; Experiences of Referring in Child Neglect. Abstract. Research Report No. 2. School of Nursing and Midwifery. UCC Cork.
Cahalane, S. and Mulcahy, H. ; (2006) Public Health Nurses; Experiences of Referring in Child Neglect. Abstract. Research Report No. 2. School of Nursing and Midwifery. UCC Cork. Abstract [Details]
(2006)An Exploration how Interdisciplinary Communication Effects Continuity of care in Older Patients Following Hospital Discharge to Home. Abstract. Research Report No. 2. School of Nursing and Midwifery: UCC Cork.
MacShane, N. & Mulcahy, H; (2006) An Exploration how Interdisciplinary Communication Effects Continuity of care in Older Patients Following Hospital Discharge to Home. Abstract. Research Report No. 2. School of Nursing and Midwifery: UCC Cork. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Health Research Board conference. Today¿s Health Research is Tomorrow¿s Health Care. `Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nursing Service¿. Health Research Board. Dublin.
Mulcahy, H. and McCarthy, G. ; (2006) Health Research Board conference. Today¿s Health Research is Tomorrow¿s Health Care. `Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nursing Service¿. Health Research Board. Dublin. Abstract [Details]
(2006)An Investigation of Public Health Nurses¿ Attitudes and Practice in Relation to Breastfeeding in the Health Service Executive (Midland Area). Abstract. Research Report No. 3. School of Nursing and Midwifery. UCC Cork.
Grennan, E. and Mulcahy, H. ; (2006) An Investigation of Public Health Nurses¿ Attitudes and Practice in Relation to Breastfeeding in the Health Service Executive (Midland Area). Abstract. Research Report No. 3. School of Nursing and Midwifery. UCC Cork. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Nursing in the Community 7(4), 29-30.Thumbs up for PHN-led clinics.
Mulcahy, H, Leahy-Warren, P., Day, M.R.. ; (2006) Nursing in the Community 7(4), 29-30.Thumbs up for PHN-led clinics. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Postnatal Incontinence it Effects on Women¿s Health and Nursing Care. Abstract. Research Report No. 2. School of Nursing and Midwifery: UCC Cork.
Dineen, E. & Mulcahy, H; (2006) Postnatal Incontinence it Effects on Women¿s Health and Nursing Care. Abstract. Research Report No. 2. School of Nursing and Midwifery: UCC Cork. Abstract [Details]
(2004)Research abstract. The nurse /client relationship: Participation as experienced by nurses and vulnerable families.
Mulcahy, H; (2004) Research abstract. The nurse /client relationship: Participation as experienced by nurses and vulnerable families. Abstract [Details]
(2002)Advancing Nursing Knowledge through Research. Nurse/client participation and the Public Health Nursing service. Department of Nursing Studies UCC. Cork.
Mulcahy, H. ; (2002) Advancing Nursing Knowledge through Research. Nurse/client participation and the Public Health Nursing service. Department of Nursing Studies UCC. Cork. Abstract [Details]

Pamphlet

YearPublication
(2010)Reflections on the Institute of Community Health Nursing Conference.
Day, MR. Leahy-Warren, P. Mulcahy, H. & O¿ Dwyer, P.; (2010) Reflections on the Institute of Community Health Nursing Conference. Dublin: Pamphlet Globe icon [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2016)An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development. Department of Health.
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Kelly, M., Phelan, A., Savage, E., Benefield, L., Bradley, C., Coffey, A., Donohoe,, A., Fitzgerald, S., Frawley, T., Healy, M., Meagher, C., McCarthy, B., O’Connell, R., Paul,, G., Stokes, D., McLoughlin, K., O’Mahony, A., Walsh, J. and Healy, L. (2016) An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development. Department of Health. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2016)An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development.
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Kelly, M., Phelan, A., Savage, E., Benefield, L., Bradley, C., Coffey, A., Donohoe,, A., Fitzgerald, S., Frawley, T., Healy, M., Meagher, C., McCarthy, B., O'Connell, R., Paul,, G., Stokes, D., McLoughlin, K., O'Mahony, A., Walsh, J. and Healy, L. (2016) An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2016)An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development.
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Kelly, M., Phelan, A., Savage, E., Benefield, L., Bradley, C., Coffey, A., Donohoe,, A., Fitzgerald, S., Frawley, T., Healy, M., Meagher, C., McCarthy, B., O’Connell, R., Paul,, G., Stokes, D., McLoughlin, K., O’Mahony, A., Walsh, J. and Healy, L. (2016) An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2000HRB Fellowship (¿32,000) Health Research Board
1999All Ireland Research Award (¿ 1905) An Bord Altranais
2014Strategic Research Fund UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Institute of Community Health Nursing Member of Scientific Review Committe of 3rd International public Health Nursing Conference, Galway 5th -27th August 201301-MAY-12 / 31-AUG-13
Institute of Community Health Nursing Member of Professional Forum02-JAN-00 /
Children's Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland Member01-DEC-13 / 19-DEC-14

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)RCN International nursing research conference 2014,
Mulcahy, H. (2014) Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) in nursing research. [Oral Presentation], RCN International nursing research conference 2014, University of Glasgow, Glasgow , 02-APR-14 - 04-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference,
Connolly, M. Paul, G. Day, M.R. Mulcahy, H. Murphy, S. Kennedy, C. McKee, G. Healy, M. McDonald, A. O' dwyer, P. & Irving, A. (2013) Member of Scientific Committee. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference, NUI Galway , 25-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference 2013,
Clancy, A., Leahy-Warren, P., Day, MR., Mulcahy, H. (2013) Clancy, A., Leahy-Warren, P., Day, MR., Mulcahy, H., (2013) Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway. [Oral Presentation], 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference 2013, NUI, Galway , 25-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference 2013,
Clancy, A., Leahy-Warren, P., Day, MR., Mulcahy, H., (2013) Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway. [Poster Presentation], 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference 2013, NUI, Galway , 25-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)Doctoral Showcase - three minute thesis,
Mulcahy, H (2013) Interpreting parents' expereinces of being 'a little bit not sure' about their child's growth and development. [Oral Presentation], Doctoral Showcase - three minute thesis, UCC , 11-JUN-13 - 11-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference,
Mulcahy, H. (2013) International conference. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference, NUI Galway , 25-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference,
Mulcahy H., Savage E. (2013) Exploring Parents' Experiences of Child Growth And Development Concerns Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. [Oral Presentation], 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference, NUI Galway , 26-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference,
O' Dowd, M. Connolly, M. Paul, G. Day, M.R. Mulcahy, H. Murphy, S. Kennedy, C. McKee, G. Healy, M. McDonald, A. O' dwyer, P. & Irving, A. (2013) The Public Heaslth Nursing Contribution to Primary Health Care. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference, NUI, Galway , 25-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)The 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference,
Mulcahy H., Savage E. (2013) Exploring Parents' Experiences Of Child Growth And Development Concerns Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. [Oral Presentation], The 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference. Making a Difference, NUI Galway , 25-AUG-13 - 27-AUG-13. [Details]
(2012)Annual ICHN conference. Public Health Nursing 'Vision and Visibility',
Leahy-Warren P. Mulcahy H. Phelan A. Corcoran P. (2012) Paper presented at ICHN conference - Factors influencing initiation and duration of breastfeeding: contribution of the PHN. [Oral Presentation], Annual ICHN conference. Public Health Nursing 'Vision and Visibility', School of Nursing and Midwifery in University College Cork , 01-MAY-12 - 01-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)The 13th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science,
Mulcahy, H (2012) Paper presented entitled An exploration of parental uncertainty in relation to child growth and development concerns: An integrative review. [Oral Presentation], The 13th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science, Graz, Austria , 14-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)ICHN Conference Vision and Visibility,
Mulcahy H. (2012) An integrative review examining the characteristics of parental uncertainty as they relate to concern about child growth and development. [Oral Presentation], ICHN Conference Vision and Visibility, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, , 01-MAY-12 - 01-MAY-12. [Details]
(2010)11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education,
Phelan, A Leahy-Warren P, Mulcahy H, O'Connell, R ; (2010) Breastfeeding, decisions, choices, dilemmas. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , 04-NOV-10 - 05-NOV-10. [Details]
(2009)9th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H. and Phelan, A. (2009) A review of breastfeeding support services provided by public health nurses: a national study commissioned by the HSE. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 9th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, UCC , 08-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)The All Ireland Community Nursing Conference,
McCarthy,G., Mulcahy, H. ; (2008) What do informal carers need from the Public Health Nurse?. [Poster Presentation], The All Ireland Community Nursing Conference, Croke Park, Dublin , 01-JUN-08 - 30-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)The All Ireland Community Nursing Conference,
McCarthy, G., Mulcahy, H. The All Ireland Community Nursing Conference ; (2008) What do informal carers need from the Public Health Nurse. [Oral Presentation], The All Ireland Community Nursing Conference, Croke Park, Dublin , 01-JUN-08 - 30-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008). The All Ireland Community Nursing Conference.Sharing the Future. What do informal carers need from the Public Health Nurse? NCNM and DHSSPS. Dublin. 2008,
McCarthy, D., Mulcahy, H.; (2008) . The All Ireland Community Nursing ConfereSharing the Future. What do informal carers need from the Public Health Nurse? NCNM and DHSSPS. Dublin. 2008. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], . The All Ireland Community Nursing Conference.Sharing the Future. What do informal carers need from the Public Health Nurse? NCNM and DHSSPS. Dublin. 2008, Dublin. 2008 , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)The Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. A changing profession in a changing Ireland. The term vulnerable family as understood by Public health Nurses in the Republic of Ireland. UCC. Cork. 2007,
Cahalane, S. and Mulcahy, H. ; (2007) The Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. A changing profession in a changing Ireland. The term vulnerable family as understood by Public health Nurses in the Republic of Ireland. UCC. Cork. 2007. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], The Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. A changing profession in a changing Ireland. The term vulnerable family as understood by Public health Nurses in the Republic of Ireland. UCC. Cork. 2007, UCC. Cork. 2007 , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference,
Mulcahy, H., McCarthy G. ; (2007) Nurses, Mothers and the Public health Nursing Service. [Poster Presentation], Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference, Dundee, Scotland , 01-MAY-07 - 31-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) annual conference,
Mulcahy, H. Leahy-Warren, P., O'Dwyer, P; (2007) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 32nd annual conference. The Quality of Education: Purposes, Politics and Practices. Practice - Centredness approach to Public Health Nursing Education in Ireland. ESAI Cavan 29-31 March 2007. P. 28. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) annual conference, ESAI Cavan 29-31 March 2007. P. 28 , 29-MAR-07 - 31-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery. 6th Annual Conference. Developing Services for patients and clients. Child neglect: Will I refer? National Council for Nursing and Midwifery. Dublin. 2006 .p 138,
Cahalane, S. and Mulcahy, H. ; (2006) National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery. 6th Annual Conference. Developing Services for patients and clients. Child neglect: Will I refer? National Council for Nursing and Midwifery. Dublin. 2006 .p 138. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery. 6th Annual Conference. Developing Services for patients and clients. Child neglect: Will I refer? National Council for Nursing and Midwifery. Dublin. 2006 .p 138, Dublin , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(1999)A Picture of Health - A Selection of Irish Health Research 2003,
McCarthy G. & Mulcahy H.; (1999) Nurses, Mothers and the Public Health Nurse. [Other], A Picture of Health - A Selection of Irish Health Research 2003, Dublin Health Research Board , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
National Steering Group for Recruitment and Sponsorship of student Public Health Nurses 2005 / 2010

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of Nursing and Midwifery College Lecturer01-SEP-07 / 01-JUN-10
School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC (secondment basis). Lecturer01-NOV-05 / 31-AUG-07
Waterford Community Services Area, Health Service Executive (South East) Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing01-DEC-04 / 01-NOV-05
Waterford Community Care area, Health Service Executive (South East) Acting Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing01-MAY-02 / 01-DEC-05

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2014University College Cork Doctor of NursingNursing
2002University College, Cork MSc (Nursing)MSc (Nursing)
1997UCC, Cork BSc (Nursing)BSc (Nursing)
1996UCC, Cork Higher Diploma NursingHigher Diploma in Public Health Nursing

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
HSE Cork South Lee

Nursing documentation review

Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit

2007 - 2008 Involved with the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit in designing and implementing a practice development project the findings of which have been entered on the National Council for nursing and Midwifery database

Teaching Interests

Section 5: Research-related Activities and Research Collaborations

The collaboration with the NMPDU has already been described in the previous section and has been particularly useful in raising my profile within the Public Health Nursing discipline. Publishing in Nursing in the Community achieves the same purpose because even though the journal is not peer reviewed it has a huge circulation. Publishing in this way also ensures that the Public Health Nursing agenda in Ireland reaches a wider readership. It is important to my teaching philosophy to remain close to public health nursing practice and issues of interest.



Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2011Rachel Flynn UCCMSc NursingThe experience of caregivers, caring for a relative with Early onset dementia
2008Denise McCarthy UCCMSc NursingWhat do informal carers need from the public health nurse
2007Eimear Grennan UCCMSc NursingAn investigation of public health nurses' attitudes and practice in relation to breastfeeding in teh health service executive (midland area)
2005Siobhan Goff UCCMSc NursingThe impact of perceived self-efficacy on quality of life in persons with rheumatoid arthritis
2009Breda Hayes UCCMSc NursingDecisional conflict for antenatal women regarding mode of birth after a previous Caesarean section in the Irish Healthcare setting
2006Niamh MacShane UCCMSc NursingAn exploration of how interdisciplinary communication effects continuity of care in older patients following hospital discharge to home
2006Ellen Mary Dineen UCCMSc NursingPostnatal incontinence, it's effects on women's health status and postnatal nursing care

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Public Health Nursing: Principles and Professional Issues NU6041Public Health Nursing: Principles and Professional Issues
2019Clinical Placement: Public Health Nursing NU6047Clinical Placement: Public Health Nursing
2019Children, Young People and Families NU6042Children, Young People and Families