Margaret Murphy is a Lecturer in Midwifery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland. Her doctoral thesis explored the experiences of couples in pregnancy following stillbirth and miscarriage using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis methodology.
She was elected to the Executive Board of the International Stillbirth Alliance in September 2016 and elected Treasurer in September 2017. She also sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Stillbirth Alliance and is a Member of the Lancet Stillbirths in High-Income Countries Investigator Group and contributed Irish stillbirth data to The Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series 2016. She is a member of the Pregnancy Loss Research Group, INFANT Research Centre, Cork University Maternity Hospital. She is experienced in qualitative and qualitative research methodologies particularly Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis.
Other research interests include breastfeeding education and support, teaching and learning in higher education and antenatal education. Her MSc thesis explored women's experiences of professional breastfeeding support in the immediate postnatal period. Past awards include MSc in Nursing, BSc in Nursing Studies, Higher Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Certificate in Nursing Management. She was President of the Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland 2012-2014 and has sat on several national breastfeeding policy boards.
She is a Registered Midwife, Registered General Nurse, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. 
She has extensive senior clinical experience and clinical credibility in all aspects of Midwifery, Neonatal Intensive Care and Adult Intensive Care. She teaches modules across Undergraduate and Postgraduate Midwifery programmes as well as Higher Diploma in Public Health Nursing and multidisciplinary PROMPT Obstetric Emergency Programmes and Neonatal Resuscitation Programmes. She facilitates clinical antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding education sessions for mothers and infants. She is a member of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT).

Research Interests

RESEARCH and SCHOLARLY STANDING



International Research Collaboration

1. International Advisory Board Member Australian to the Centre of Research Excellence for the prevention of stillbirth and the optimisation of care for families who experience stillbirth             Mater Research Institute, Australia (2016-Present)

Due to expertise in the area of pregnancy loss and pregnancy after loss research I was invited onto the advisory board. The CRE centre which comprises a team of clinicians, researchers and policy makers with strong community reach will generate new knowledge about causes and prediction of stillbirth as well as novel interventions for implementation of best practice in stillbirth prevention and care after stillbirth. The two main outcomes of the CRE will be a reduction in the stillbirth rate after 28 weeks’ gestation and improved quality of care after stillbirth.

2. Peer Reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR,UK) 2015-Present)
As an experienced midwife, researcher and academic I am a reviewer for the NIHR which is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. The NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world, driving research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the UK economy.

3. International Stillbirth Alliance Board Member (2016- Present)

Elected to the Board of ISA at the global conference on stillbirth and SIDS in Uruguay in Sept 2016. The Board of ISA oversees the work of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) which is an alliance of member organisations and individual supporters working towards stillbirth prevention and improvement of bereavement care worldwide.

4. Member of The Lancet Stillbirths In High-Income Countries Investigator Group (2014-2016)

Contributing Irish Stillbirth data to The Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series 2016. This is the first time that Irish data has contributed to such an important global Series. Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. A second Lancet Series of five papers on stillbirths offers a roadmap for eliminating, by 2030, one of the most neglected tragedies in global health today.

5. International Stillbirth Alliance Scientific Advisory Committee Member (2015-Present)

The ISA Scientific Advisory Committee works to enhance international collaboration in the prevention of stillbirth and related adverse pregnancy outcome (including psychosocial outcomes) through facilitating collaboration in conduct and dissemination of high quality collaborative research.

6. COST Action (IS1405) Management Committee Member (2014-Present)

COST Action (IS1405) Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) 2014-2018

7. COST Action (IS0907)

Participant (2010-2014)                                                                                 COST Action (IS0907) Childbirth Cultures, Concerns, and Consequences: Creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care

National Research Collaboration

Pregnancy Loss and Bereavement Research Group, INFANT, Cork University Maternity Hospital (2012-Present)

  • Research Grant Co-applicant with Dr Keelin O Donoghue and others on the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Awards 2015
  • Research Grant Co-applicant with Dr Patricia Leahy Warren (UCC), Dr Akke Velinga (NUIG), Dr Helen Mulcahy (UCC) and Prof Declan Devane (NUIG) on the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Awards 2015

International Research Conferences Oral Presentations (Selected)

  • International Stillbirth Alliance, International Global Meeting, Amsterdam, September 18th -21st 2014 (Oral and Poster Presentation).
  • International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2nd -6th June 2014 (Oral Presentation)
  • Optimise Birth International Conference, Brussels, Belgium. 9th & 10th April 2014 (Oral Presentation)
  • Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Conference, Dublin, Ireland 14th & 15th Nov 2012 (Oral Presentation)
  • International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Conference, Glasgow, UK June 2008 (Oral Presentation)

AWARDS

1. UCC Doctoral Showcase Finalist 2015

Waxing Lyrical Category

One of five finalists in the 10 minute category presenting ‘The Rainbow of Hope after the Storm; Couples Experiences of Pregnancy after Stillbirth’

2. Awarded Short Term Scientific Mission 2014 

COST Action: IS0907 Childbirth Cultures, Concerns, and Consequences: Creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care

Awarded €1,300.00 for Short Term Scientific Mission to facilitate visit to University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom to visit Professor Soo Downe and work on Salutogenesis Theory and Pregnancy after perinatal death.


3. Awarded Scholarship 2014                                                                                                

Awarded €1,000.00

 Travel Bursary from the College of Medicine and Health, UCC 2013 - 2014 to facilitate Oral and Poster Presentation at International Stillbirth Alliance Global Conference, Amsterdam 18-21st Sept. 2014

4. Awarded Scholarship 2013

COST Action: IS0907 Childbirth Cultures, Concerns, and Consequences: Creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care

Awarded €400.00 student bursary to attend a Writing Training School, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta 21st – 23rd November 2013.

5. UCC Doctoral Showcase Finalist

Three Minute Thesis

One of twelve finalists in this category presenting ‘Daddy Interrupted: Men’s Experiences of Fatherhood Following Previous Perinatal Death’

6. National Research Prizes 


1st Poster Prize

Murphy, M. M. and Leahy Warren, P. (2012) Mothers’ experiences of hospital based breastfeeding support.  Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, 29thSeptember 2012                          

2nd Poster Prize

Murphy M. M. (2006) Hand hygiene audit: a tool for clinical practice Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing & Midwifery 6th Annual Research Conference, University College Cork, 8th September 2006      

PROFESSIONAL STANDING

Peer Reviewer

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR, UK) 
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition (Impact Factor 3.505)
  • Nurse Education in Practice (Impact Factor 2.37)
  • Nurse Education Today (Impact Factor 1.46)
  • Journal of Human Lactation (Impact Factor 1.638)
  • Practising Midwife (Clinical Journal)
President Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland                                         

The purpose of the association is to promote the professional development, advancement and recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) for the benefit of breastfeeding infants and children, mothers, families and the wider community. Involves sitting on several national bodies including the National Breastfeeding Committee which influences breastfeeding policy at a national level.

Engagement with Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland 

NMBI is the regulatory body for the nursing and midwifery professions providing curriculum approval for midwifery programmes.

National Steering Group of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland Nursing & Midwifery Group
HISINM contributes to the development of European or International standards for patient and hospital information systems and adopts a proactive stance in the promotion and adoption of nursing/midwifery informatics at local and national level. Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland currently has over 700 members drawn from information technology, medicine, nursing, other professions allied to medicine, education, government and industry.  

 

 

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'Theory of Meaning in Chronic Illness and Pregnancy Following Stillbirth'
Weathers, E. and Murphy, MM (2014) 'Theory of Meaning in Chronic Illness and Pregnancy Following Stillbirth' In: Fitzpatrick, Joyce / McCarthy, Geraldine (eds). Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice. New York: Springer Publications. [Details]
(2013)'Professor Declan Devane'
Murphy, MM (2013) 'Professor Declan Devane' In: Joyce J Fitzpatrick (editors) Geraldine McCarthy (eds). Leadership in Action II: Influential Men Nurses Contribution To Irish Society. Cork, Ireland: Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Stillbirth: The Diagnosis of Life-Limiting Fetal Conditions and Its Effect on Pregnancy After Loss'
Margaret Murphy, Keelin O. Donoghue, Eileen Savage, Patricia Leahy-Warren (2016) 'Stillbirth: The Diagnosis of Life-Limiting Fetal Conditions and Its Effect on Pregnancy After Loss'. Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management, 52 (6) [Details]
(2017)'Sources Of Stress, Coping Mechanisms And Interventions Conducted To Support Nursing And Midwifery Students Cope With Stress During Their Undergraduate Education: An Integrative Review'
Bridie McCarthy, Anna Trace, Caroline Brady-Nevin, Margaret Murphy, Moira  O'Donovan, Maria O'Shea, Patricia  O'Regan (2017) 'Sources Of Stress, Coping Mechanisms And Interventions Conducted To Support Nursing And Midwifery Students Cope With Stress During Their Undergraduate Education: An Integrative Review'. Nurse Education Today, [Details]
(2016)'Stillbirths: recall to action in high-income countries'
Flenady V;Wojcieszek AM;Middleton P;Ellwood D;Erwich JJ;Coory M;Khong TY;Silver RM;Smith GC;Boyle FM;Lawn JE;Blencowe H;Leisher SH;Gross MM;Horey D;Farrales L;Bloomfield F;McCowan L;Brown SJ;Joseph KS;Zeitlin J;Reinebrant HE;Ravaldi C;Vannacci A;Cassidy J;Cassidy P;Farquhar C;Wallace E;Siassakos D;Heazell AE;Storey C;Sadler L;Petersen S;Frøen JF;Goldenberg RL; ; ; (2016) 'Stillbirths: recall to action in high-income countries'. Lancet (London, England), 387 (10019) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Response to Redshaw et al (2016) Impact of holding the baby following stillbirth on maternal mental health and well-being: findings from a national survey'
Katherine J. Gold, Katherine J. Gold, Physician Claire Storey; Dimitrios Siassakos; Susannah Leisher; Frances M. Boyle; Lynn Farrales; Alexander Heazell; Dell Horey; Jillian Cassidy; Margaret Murphy; Samantha Murphy; Joanne Cacciatore; and Vicki Flenady (2016) 'Response to Redshaw et al (2016) Impact of holding the baby following stillbirth on maternal mental health and well-being: findings from a national survey'. Bmj Open, 6 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Care in subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth: An international survey of parents'
Aleena M Wojcieszek Frances M Boyle Jose M Belizán Jillian Cassidy Paul Cassidy Jan Jaap HM Erwich Lynn Farrales Mechthild M Gross Alexander EP Heazell Susannah Hopkins Leisher Tracey Mills Margaret Murphy Karin Pettersson Claudia Ravaldi Jessica Ruidiaz Dimitrios Siassakos Robert M Silver Claire Storey Alfredo Vannacci Philippa Middleton David Ellwood Vicki Flenady (2016) 'Care in subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth: An international survey of parents'. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, [Details]
(2015)'Rainbow of hope after the storm: couples' experiences of pregnancy after stillbirth'
Murphy, MM (2015) 'Rainbow of hope after the storm: couples' experiences of pregnancy after stillbirth'. The Boolean, 5 :128-130 [Details]
(2015)'Born Too Soon: Preterm Birth in Europe: Trends, Causes and Prevention'
Murphy, M; McLoughlin, G (2015) 'Born Too Soon: Preterm Birth in Europe: Trends, Causes and Prevention'. Entre Nous, 81 :10-12 Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'A contextual clinical assessment for student midwives in Ireland'
Phelan, A; O'Connell, R; Murphy, M; McLoughlin, G; Long, O (2014) 'A contextual clinical assessment for student midwives in Ireland'. Nurse Education Today, 34 (3):292-294 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Evaluation of a pilot national online asthma e-learning program for secondary school students'
Hughes, M & Murphy, M (2014) 'Evaluation of a pilot national online asthma e-learning program for secondary school students'. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing Journal, 37 (2):136-146 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Caesarean wound care'
Murphy, Margaret M (2013) 'Caesarean wound care'. The Practising Midwife, 16 (9):27-29 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'Improving student learning on a midwifery education programme by using a Benchmark Course Portfolio as a means of reflection and peer review'
Murphy, Margaret M; Hughes, M; O Sullivan, C (2013) 'Improving student learning on a midwifery education programme by using a Benchmark Course Portfolio as a means of reflection and peer review'. Nurse Education Today, 33 (8):785-790 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Effect of early limited formula on duration and exclusivity (Flaherman et al 2013) The dangers of only telling half the story'
Smith, H and Murphy, MM (2013) 'Effect of early limited formula on duration and exclusivity (Flaherman et al 2013) The dangers of only telling half the story'. Midirs Midwifery Digest, 23 (3):379-381 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'Those who can, teach. 'A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops''
Murphy, Margaret. M. (2012) 'Those who can, teach. 'A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops''. The Practising Midwife, 15 (1):12-13 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'Care for women experiencing early pregnancy loss: considerations for anaesthetic, perioperative and recovery staff'
Murphy, MM (2012) 'Care for women experiencing early pregnancy loss: considerations for anaesthetic, perioperative and recovery staff'. Irish Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, [Details]
(2010)'Managing Heart Conditions in Pregnancy'
Murphy, MM (2010) 'Managing Heart Conditions in Pregnancy'. Clinical Forum, Journal of The Irish College of General, November 2010 :49-51 [Details]
(2010)'Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy'
Murphy, MM (2010) 'Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy'. Clinical Cardiology, Winter 2010 :18-19 [Details]
(2007)'Hand Hygiene Audit: A tool for clinical practice MIDIRS Midwifery Digest'
Murphy, M. M. and Sweeney, J. F. 17(1), 123-126.; (2007) 'Hand Hygiene Audit: A tool for clinical practice MIDIRS Midwifery Digest'. Midirs Midwifery Digest, 17 (1):123-126 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Global call to action on preventable stillbirths'
Munro,D Murphy, M (2016) 'Global call to action on preventable stillbirths' World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery, 24 (2) . [Details]
(2013)'Care following stillbirth'
Fisher, K and Murphy, MM (2013) 'Care following stillbirth' World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery, 21 (9) :20-20. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'Midwifery Matters - Take care to reform: The Money Follows the Patient What are the implications for midwifery and nursing?'
Murphy, MM (2013) 'Midwifery Matters - Take care to reform: The Money Follows the Patient What are the implications for midwifery and nursing?' World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery, . Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]
(2006)'First time mothers¿ experiences of professional breastfeeding support Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Newsletter'
Murphy, M. ; (2006) 'First time mothers¿ experiences of professional breastfeeding support Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Newsletter' First Time Mothers Experiences of Professional Breastfeeding Support Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Newsletter, . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)Optimising Childbirth Across Europe: An Interdisciplinary Maternity Care Conference
Murphy, MM & Leahy Warren, P (2014) Integrative review of women’s experiences of care in pregnancy after previous stillbirth and loss Optimising Childbirth Across Europe: An Interdisciplinary Maternity Care Conference Brussels, Belgium, , 09-APR-14 - 10-APR-14 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)The International Stillbirth Alliance/ International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death
Murphy, MM; O Donoghue, K; Savage, E; Leahy Warren, P (2014) Integrative review of women’s experiences of care in pregnancy after previous stillbirth and loss The International Stillbirth Alliance/ International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death Amsterdam, Netherlands, Globe icon [Details]
(2014)The International Stillbirth Alliance/ International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death
Murphy. MM (2014) An integrative review of men’s experiences of subsequent pregnancy and birth after stillbirth The International Stillbirth Alliance/ International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death Amsterdam, Netherlands, Globe icon [Details]
(2014)30th Triennial International Confederation of Midwives Conference
Murphy, MM & Leahy Warren, P (2014) Integrative Literature Review on parent's experiences of subsequent pregnancy following stillbirth 30th Triennial International Confederation of Midwives Conference Prague, Czech Republic, , 02-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)International Stillbirth Alliance; Hanoi, Vietnam
Murphy, MM & Leahy Warren, P (2013) Pregnancy after loss: the implications of previous stillbirth on women for their future pregnancies International Stillbirth Alliance; Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam, [Details]
(2013)College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference
Murphy, MM and Leahy Warren, P (2013) Integrative Review of Women's Expereinces of Pregnancy after Pregnancy Loss College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference [Details]
(2013)The Impact of Stillbirth: International Multidisciplinary Conference
Murphy, MM (2013) Birth after death: journey to motherhood after stillbirth The Impact of Stillbirth: International Multidisciplinary Conference , 02-NOV-13 - 02-NOV-13 [Details]
(2013)Institute of Public Health in Ireland Open Conference 2013
Murphy, MM & Leahy Warren, P (2013) What kind of support do mothers want from hospital staff when starting breastfeeding? Institute of Public Health in Ireland Open Conference 2013 [Details]
(2012)Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium
Murphy, MM (2012) Expereinces of Utilising Technology in Teaching HISI Nursing & Midwifery Group Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium [Details]
(2012)Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice
Mc Kenzie, N. & Murphy, M. M. (2012) An exploration of first time father’s experiences of providing support to their breastfeeding partners Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice [Details]
(2012)Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice
Aher, A. & Murphy, M. M (2012) Adolescent Mothers’ Experiences of Breastfeeding Support Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice [Details]
(2012)12th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork
Murphy, MM, O Sullivan, C & Mc Loughlin, G (2012) Teaching and learning for understanding: student midwives and their facilitation of antenatal education classes 12th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2012)Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference : Breastfeeding research into clinical practice
Murphy, M. M. and Leahy Warren, P. (2012) Mothers’ experiences of hospital based breastfeeding support Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference : Breastfeeding research into clinical practice [Details]
(2012)Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium
Murphy, MM, O Sullivan, C & Mc Loughlin, G (2012) The use of clinical skills laboratory simulated teaching environment and audio visual recording to facilitate student midwife teaching and learning Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium [Details]
(2012)Healthcare informatics Society of Ireland, 17th International Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium
Murphy, MM, O'Sul;livan C, and Mc Loughlin, G (2012) The use of Clinical Skills Laboratory simulated teaching environment and audio visual recording to facilitate student midwife teaching and learning Healthcare informatics Society of Ireland, 17th International Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium [Details]
(2011)NUIG 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice
Murphy, MM and Leahy Warren, P; (2011) First time mothers experience of professional breastfeeding support . In: Devane, Declan eds. NUIG 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice NUIG, Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2008)International Confederation of Midwives 28th Global Triennial Conference
Murphy, MM and Leahy Warren, P; (2008) First time mothers experiences of professional breastfeeding support: an Irish study . In: ICM Editorial Board eds. International Confederation of Midwives 28th Global Triennial Conference Glasgow, United Kingdom, [Details]
(2007)Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing & Midwifery 7th International Research Conference
Murphy, MM and Leahy Warren, P; (2007) First time mothers experience of breastfeeding support . In: Conference Editorial Board eds. Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing & Midwifery 7th International Research Conference University College Cork, [Details]
(2006)Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing & Midwifery 6th International Research Conference
Murphy, MM and Mc Sweeny, J; (2006) Hand Hygiene Audit: A tool for clinical practice Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing & Midwifery 6th International Research Conference UCC, [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2008)Review of the Breastfeeding Content in Pre-service and In-service Education Curricula for Health Workers for the Health Service Executive.
Phelan, A, Murphy, M and Bourke, S (2008) Review of the Breastfeeding Content in Pre-service and In-service Education Curricula for Health Workers for the Health Service Executive. Health Service Executive, Dublin. [Details]

Film or Broadcasts

YearPublication
(2013)TV3 Interview on Ireland AM discussing Breastfeeding in Ireland.
Murphy,MM (2013) TV3 Interview on Ireland AM discussing Breastfeeding in Ireland. Film or Broadcasts Globe icon [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2016)New maternity strategy promises to give women a choice.
Murphy, MM (2016) New maternity strategy promises to give women a choice. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(2007)First Time Mothers Experiences Of Professional Breastfeeding Support In the Immediate Postnatal Period: An Irish Study.
Murphy, Margaret; (2007) First Time Mothers Experiences Of Professional Breastfeeding Support In the Immediate Postnatal Period: An Irish Study. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016Executive Board Member International Stillbirth Alliance International Stillbirth Alliance
2016International Advisory Board Member Australian to the Centre of Research Excellence Stillbirth Prevention, Mater Research Institute, Australia Australian Government and NHMRC
2015Scientific Advisory Committee Member International Stillbirth Allinace International Stillbirth Alliance
2014Member of The Lancet Stillbirths In High-Income Countries Investigator Group The Lancet
2015Doctoral Showcase Finalist (Waxing Lyrical 10 min) UCC
2014Short Term Scientific Mission Cost Action IS0907 COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
2014College of Medicine and Health Travel Bursary College of Medicine and Health
2013COST Action IS0907, Training School, University of Malta COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
2013Doctoral Showcase Finalalist Three Minute Thesis University College Cork
2012Elected President of the Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland
2012First Prize Winner Poster Presentation ALCI National Conference Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland
2006Second Prize Winner Poster Presentation School of Nursing & Midwifery 6th Annual Research Conference, University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Federation of University Teachers Professional Organisation/
Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland Professional body of lactation consultants/
Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland Nursing & Midwifery Involves liaising with other colleagues nationally and internationally to develop the healthcare informatics agenda in the practice, research and education arenas./
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (An Bord Altranais agus Cnabhseachtais Professional Body09-SEP-85 /
International Lactation Consultants Association International regulatory body of lactation consultants/
National Association of Lecturers in Midwifery National society to aid developments in midwifery education and highlighting areas of that needs improvement. To improve the care of women and babies in Ireland through conferences, publications and advocacy./
Doctoral Midwifery Research Society The DMRS was founded for academic midwife researchers and their supervisors and places a strong emphasis on doing and using research for the good of society and for the advancement of knowledge for childbirth practices. The society creates a forum for midwifery researchers to exchange ideas and support the development of midwifery research in Ireland and the UK./

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)2016 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival,
Murphy, MM (2016) Emotional impact and management of pregnancy after stillbirth. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2016 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival, Montevideo, Uruguay , 08-SEP-16 - 10-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016)International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival,
Murphy, MM (2016) Session 25 - Bereavement – Moderator: Margaret Murphy. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival, Montevideo, Uruguay . [Details]
(2014)The 2014 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival: Global Action Needed!,
Murphy, MM (2014) Integrative Literature Review of Men's Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth After Stillbirth. [Oral Presentation], The 2014 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival: Global Action Needed!, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 18-SEP-14 - 21-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)International Confederation of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress,
Murphy, MM (2014) Integrative literature review of women's experiences of subsequent pregnancy following stillbirth. [Oral Presentation], International Confederation of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress, Prague, Czech Republic , 01-JUN-14 - 05-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013)College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference,
Murphy, MM and Leahy Warren, P (2013) College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference. [Poster Presentation], College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference, Western Gateway, University College Cork , 10-JUN-13 - 10-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)The Impact of Stillbirth: Multidisciplinary Conference,
Murphy, MM (2013) Birth after death: the journey to motherhood following stillbirth. [Oral Presentation], The Impact of Stillbirth: Multidisciplinary Conference, University College Cork , 02-NOV-13 - 02-NOV-13. [Details]
(2012)Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice,
Mc Kenzie, N. & Murphy, M. M. (2012) An exploration of first time father’s experiences of providing support to their breastfeeding partners. [Poster Presentation], Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice, , Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland , 29-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium,
Murphy, MM (2012) The use of clinical skills laboratory simulated teaching environment and audio visual recording to facilitate student midwife teaching and learning. [Oral Presentation], Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2012)Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Conference & Scientific Symposium,
Murphy, M (2012) Experiences of Utilising Technology in Teaching HISI Nursing & Midwifery Group. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Conference & Scientific Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 14-NOV-12 - 15-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice,
Aher, A. & Murphy, M. M. (2012) Adolescent Mothers’ Experiences of Breastfeeding Support. [Poster Presentation], Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference: Breastfeeding research into clinical practice, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland , 29-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)12th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork,
Murphy, MM, O Sullivan, C & Mc Loughlin, G (2012) Teaching and learning for understanding: student midwives and their facilitation of antenatal education classes. [Poster Presentation], 12th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 09-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference : Breastfeeding research into clinical practice,
Murphy, M. M. and Leahy Warren, P (2012) Mothers’ experiences of hospital based breastfeeding support. [Poster Presentation], Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference : Breastfeeding research into clinical practice, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland , 29-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Conference & Scientific Symposium,
Murphy, MM, O Sullivan, C & Mc Loughlin, G (2012) The use of clinical skills laboratory simulated teaching environment and audio visual recording to facilitate student midwife teaching and learning. [Oral Presentation], Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 17th International Conference & Scientific Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 14-NOV-12 - 15-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference,
Murphy, MM (2012) Breastfeeding research into clinical practice. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Annual Research Conference, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland , 29-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011)UCC College: The Look of Learning Symposium,
Murphy, MM; (2011) `MUMS KNOW BEST¿ Student Presentations of Antenatal Education Classes. [Poster Presentation], UCC College: The Look of Learning Symposium, West Wing, UCC , 14-JUN-11 - 14-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)College of Medicine and Health Women¿s and Child Health Research Conference,
Murphy, M. M. and Leahy Warren. P.; (2011) Women¿s and Child Health Research Conference. [Poster Presentation], College of Medicine and Health Women¿s and Child Health Research Conference, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC , 22-JUN-11 - 22-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)NUIG 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery,
Murphy, M. M. and Leahy Warren. P.; (2011) First-time mother's experiences of professional breastfeeding support in the immediate postnatal period. [Poster Presentation], NUIG 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUIG Galway , 04-APR-11 - 05-APR-11. [Details]
(2008)International Confederation of Midwives 28th Global Triennial Conference,
M Murphy; (2008) First time mothers¿ experience of professional breastfeeding support in the immediate postnatal period: An Irish study. [Oral Presentation], International Confederation of Midwives 28th Global Triennial Conference, International Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial Conference , 02-JUN-08 - 02-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland Annual Research Conference,
M Murphy; (2008) First time mothers and professional breastfeeding support. [Oral Presentation], Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland Annual Research Conference, Cork, Ireland (10th October 2008) , 10-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007)Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing and Midwifery 7th International Research Conference,
M Murphy; (2007) First time mothers¿ experience of professional breastfeeding support in the immediate postnatal period: An Irish study. [Oral Presentation], Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing and Midwifery 7th International Research Conference, University College Cork (9th October 2007) , 09-OCT-07 - 09-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006)Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 27th International Nursing Research Conference,
M Murphy; (2006) Auditing Hand Hygiene in the Neonatal Environment. [Poster Presentation], Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 27th International Nursing Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 27th Annual Nursing Research Conference , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing and Midwifery 6th International Research Conference,,
M Murphy; (2006) Hand Hygiene: A tool for clinical practice. [Poster Presentation], Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing and Midwifery 6th International Research Conference,, University College Cork (2nd Prize Winner) , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
National Baby Feeding Law Group Member2014 /
Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland Member2000 / 2000
College of Medicine and Health College Council Ordinary Member2012 /
An Bord Altranais Member2000 / 2000
International Lactation Consultants Association Member2000 / 2000
University College Cork/Health Service Executive Clinical Practice Committee Member2011 / 2017
University College Cork/Health Service Executive Midwifery Education Committee, Cork Chair2010 / 2017
National Association of Lecturers in Midwifery Member2011 / 2012

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer Practitioner in Midwifery (since 2007)03-SEP-07 / 09-JAN-17
Cork University Maternity Hospital HSE South Midwife Tutor (2006 2007)01-JAN-06 / 01-JAN-07
St. Finbarr's Hospital, HSE South Clinical Midwife Manager Neonatal Unit (5 years)01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-06
St. Finbarr's Hospital, HSE South Staff Midwife (2 years)04-JAN-99 / 09-APR-01
HSE Adult Intensive Care (9 years)01-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-99

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching & Learning in Higher Education
2010University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
1995Cork College of Midwifery REGISTERED MIDWIFEMidwifery
2001International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners International Board Certified Lactation ConsultantLactation Education & Research
2003University College Cork BSc (Nursing)Nursing & Midwifery
2007University College Cork MSc NursingNursing & Midwifery
1989School of Nursing, Cork University Hospital RGNNursing

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
National Institute for Health Research (UK)

Peer Reviewer for National Institute for Health Research As an experienced midwife, academic and researcher I have been asked to provided expert, confidential, peer review to the NIHR in both scoping and commissioning projects. The NIHR invests over £1 billion into health and public health research in the United Kingdom. This role affords me the opportunity to develop my skills in the area of grant proposal reviewing and to develop a wide research network.

Public

Work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with antenatal and postnatal women and infant

Outreach Activities

 Description

Lactation consultant offering breastfeeding classes to antenatal women attending the maternity services at Cork University Maternity Hospital

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Referee07-NOV-16 -
Referee02-MAY-16 -
Nurse Education Today Referee06-MAR-12 -
Nurse Education In Practice Referee06-MAR-13 -
The Practising Midwife Referee09-JAN-12 -
Journal Of Human Lactation Referee30-JUN-11 - 01-JUL-12

Other Activities

 Description

PR Work 

I am very active on social media and take every opportunity to publicise the successes we have had here in the School such as the Midwifery Masterclasses, by using print media, social media, radio and television. 

To continue to attract interest in our programmes I attend PR events organised by the School PR Committee. At these events I use the opportunity to promote the programmes on offer at the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the wonderful facilities available to us. We were fortunate in Cork in 2010 to have a nationally broadcast series on RTE 1 on the Cork University Maternity Hospital called `From Here to Maternity'. This was an excellent opportunity for the service to showcase its facilities. It also provided an excellent PR opportunity for the midwifery programmes as many people attending PR events that I have attend in the past year have positively commented on it. It has positively impacted upon people's view of the profession of midwifery and its role within the Irish health services.


I am dynamic and committed academic, clinician and researcher and I am passionate about teaching, learning and midwifery.

I constantly strive to improve my teaching, my academic contribution and my research profile with the School, the College, and the wider University community and beyond.

I have a vast array of experience and expertise that I have developed both clinically and academically that I am able to translate to improve the student learning experience with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

I have forged close working relationships with colleagues in the health services due to the clinical commitment (40%) that I carry. This places me in an ideal position to develop collaborative research partnerships with members of the multidisciplinary team. My doctoral research will involve close collaboration with obstetric and midwifery colleagues. This also means that I have the opportunity to disseminate my research findings to the public and to influence health policy development.

I am cognisant of the various Strategic Plans developed within the School, College, University and Nationally aimed at improving education, research and the student experience into the 21st century. I believe that I have shown that I possess a track record of adopting the recommendations of these strategies and embedding them in all aspects my work.

I have shown that I am committed to a culture of student centred learning which has at its heart the scholarship of teaching and learning. I am also committed to a promoting a culture of quality and innovation in teaching, research and clinical practice.

Teaching Interests

Module leader  

NU1055 Interpersonal Communication and Applied Psychology for Midwifery Practice (10 Credits) 

NU2095 Biological Basis for Midwifery Practice (10 Credits)

NU2094 Midwives and Professional Practice II (5 Credits)

NU2075 Midwifery Practice II (5 credits)

NU4081 Midwives and Professional Practice IV (5 Credits)

NU5073 Evidence Based Midwifery Practice (5 Credits)

NU5095 Supporting Mothers during Pregnancy and Parenthood (10 Credits)

Teaching on other modules

NU2070 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn II (15 credits)

NU2093 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn II - Complications (10 Credits)

NU3070 Pregnancy, Childbirth and Newborn III   (15 credits)

NU5093 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Neonate 1 (10 Credits)

Research Supervision

NU3073 Introduction to Nursing & Midwifery Research: Principles and Methods (5 Credits)

NU4049 Research Methods for Nursing & Midwifery Practice (15 Credits) ·        

Module assessment

NU3073 Parenthood Education: Promoting Normal Birth (5 Credits)

NU5081 Preparation for Birth & Parenthood Facilitation (5 Credits)

(Flexi Option/Occasional Non-Degree Students only) 

  

Teaching

Across all years of the BSc in Midwifery undergraduate programme, the Higher Diploma in Midwifery programme, and on the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing. Preceptorship programmes to Registered Midwives employed by the Health Service Providers Multidisciplinary colleagues on the PROMPT Obstetric Emergencies and AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Programme.


Research Supervision of postgraduate minor theses and undergraduate literature and research projects.12 BSc Midwifery students for undergraduate literature reviews in year 3 and developing those literature reviews into research proposals in year 4.

Supervision 32 postgraduate midwifery students who complete a literature review on an area of interest for NU5073 Evidence Based Midwifery Practice.


Contribution to the planning, design and development of courses

Curriculum design and development completing the curriculum redesign and redevelopment seven years after the BSc in Midwifery commencement and enables us to consider the knowledge that has been gained over this time.  

Coordination the Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery 2007/2008.


Teaching and learning; development of novel approaches; completed the Benchmark Course Portfolio as part of the Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Teaching and Learning (2009-2011)


Academic writing
for publications; support students in their submission of their course work for consideration at national conferences etc.  

         

Student Module Evaluations students get the opportunity to anonymously evaluate all of their modules at the end of the academic year. They are afforded the opportunity to comment positively and negatively on all aspects of the module and to offer suggestions for the future delivery of the programme content. Lecturer evaluations are routinely collect anonymous student evaluations of my teaching at the end of term. My teaching was also positively evaluated by the students for my Establishment in 2008.


On-going demand for the midwifery programmes Both the BSc Midwifery and Higher Diploma in Midwifery programmes are consistently, very highly sought after. The BSc Midwifery programme at UCC has ,time and again scored highly among national HEI institutions offering this programme across the country since its introduction in 2006.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Midwifery Practice II NU2083Midwifery Practice II
2018Midwifery and Professional Practice including Ethics and Legal Issues NU4081Midwifery and Professional Practice including Ethics and Legal Issues
2018Midwives and Professional Practice - Bereavement and Loss NU2094Midwives and Professional Practice - Bereavement and Loss
2018Supporting Mothers during Pregnancy and Parenthood NU5095Supporting Mothers during Pregnancy and Parenthood
2018Interpersonal Communication and Applied Psychology for Midwifery Practice NU1055Interpersonal Communication and Applied Psychology for Midwifery Practice
2018Evidence Based Midwifery Practice NU5073Evidence Based Midwifery Practice
2018Midwifery Practice III NU3069Midwifery Practice III

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Keelin O Donoghue University College Cork/ Pregnancy Loss Research Interest Group, INFANT Research Centre Cork University Maternity HospitalIRELAND
Ms Sarah Meaney UCC/NPECIRELAND
Dr Paul Corcoran UCC/NPECIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Soo Downe University of Central LancashireUNITED KINGDOM
Ms Susannah Leisher Mater Research Institute/International Stillbirth AlianceU.S.A.
Ms Claire Storey International Stillbirth Alliance/Bristol UK SANDSUNITED KINGDOM
Ms. Aleena Wojcieszek Mater Research InstituteAUSTRALIA
Dr Joann O Leary University of MinnesotaU.S.A.
Prof Vicki Flenady Centre for Translating Research into PracticeAUSTRALIA
Dr Jane Warland University Of South AustraliaAUSTRALIA
Dr Alex Heazell University of ManchesterUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Mary Hughes University College DublinIRELAND
Dr Valarie Smith Trinity College CorkIRELAND
Dr Tracy Mills University of ManchesterUNITED KINGDOM
Ms Olive Long Director of Midwifery, HSE Cork University Maternity HospitalIRELAND
Ms Cathy O Sullivan HSE Cork University Maternity HospitalIRELAND