Lecturer
Nursing & Midwifery
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 1481
E: moira.odonovan@ucc.ie
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Doctoral Student, MSc, BSc(Hons), Cert. Behaviour Therapy

Dip. Professional Studies RNT RPN RGN.

  

Moira is a College Lecturer in mental health nursing in the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland. She  is  currently a Doctoral Student at University College Cork and focusing on the experience of hope in families.  

Prior to this she worked in a variety of clinical posts in Ireland, England and Australia. She developed the interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. She was Programme Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Recovery Focused Mental Health Nursing for a number of years. 

Her teaching and research interests include recovery, working with families, communication skills, young people’s mental health, and nurse education. She has published in the areas of  hope, reflection, communication skills and post registration nursing and midwifery education.

She is a member of Care Alliance Ireland’s Family Carer Research Group, the Executive Board of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Reform’s Children’s Mental Health Coalition and the

Regional Working Group: Implementation of a Vision for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing.

 She is also involved with an Advancing Recovery Ireland clinical site.

 

 

Research Interests

My research interests include  mental health recovery, families and service user experiences and  nurse education . I am  undertaking a Doctorate in Nursing and my research is focused on the experience of hope in the context of families when a member experiences mental health distress. I have experience in qualitative research methodologies, methods and issues.

I was a member of the group which undertook the Health Service Executive Literature Review of Post Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education which informed the national report:  National Report of the Post Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education Review Group.

My MSc  explored the  clinical experience of reflection in student mental health nurses.

I am currently involved  in an European Erasmus funded project to co-produce an educational intervention with mental health service users for student nurses. I am a member of Care Alliance Ireland’s Family Carer Research Group.




 

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2008)'Person-centred communication: Design, implementation and evaluation of a communication skills module for undergraduate nursing students - an Irish context'
McCarthy, B,O'Donovan, M,Twomey, A; (2008) 'Person-centred communication: Design, implementation and evaluation of a communication skills module for undergraduate nursing students - an Irish context'. Contemporary Nurse, 27 :207-222 [Details]
(2010)'A systematic review evaluating the impact of post-registration nursing and midwifery education on practice'
Gijbels, H., O Connell, R., Dalton-O Connor, C & O Donovan, M ; (2010) 'A systematic review evaluating the impact of post-registration nursing and midwifery education on practice'. Nurse Education In Practice, 10 :64-69 [Details]
(2006)'Implementing reflection: Insights from pre-registration mental health students'
O'Donovan, M.; (2006) 'Implementing reflection: Insights from pre-registration mental health students'. Nurse Education Today, 27 (6):610-616 [Details]
(2006)'Reflecting during clinical placement-discovering factors that influence pre-registration psychiatric nursing students'
O'Donovan, M.; (2006) 'Reflecting during clinical placement-discovering factors that influence pre-registration psychiatric nursing students'. Nurse Education in Practice, 6 (3):134-140 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2009)Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Challenging Assumptions. Proceedings of the National Academy 2nd Annual Conference Cork: NAIRTL
Gijbels, H,Dalton-O'Connor, C, O'Connell, R, O'Donovan, M , Murphy, J, Higgs, B ; (2009) A systematic review of the impact of post registration nursing and midwifery education on practice Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Challenging Assumptions. Proceedings of the National Academy 2nd Annual Conference Cork: NAIRTL [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2008)Evaluating the impact of post registration and post graduate nursing and midwifery education: an international literature review using Barr's et al (1996) evaluative framework for training and education.
Gijbels, H., Dalton-O'Connor, C., O'Connell, R. & O'Donovan, M. ; (2008) Evaluating the impact of post registration and post graduate nursing and midwifery education: an international literature review using Barr's et al (1996) evaluative framework for training and education. Dublin, Ireland: Abstract [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(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]

Technical Publication

YearPublication
(2008)Literature Review Summary (9 pages) in Office of Nursing Services Director Report of the Post Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education Review Group.
Gijbels, H., Dalton-O'Connor, C., O'Connell, R. & O'Donovan, M.; (2008) Literature Review Summary (9 pages) in Office of Nursing Services Director Report of the Post Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education Review Group. Dublin: Technical Publication [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2008)Royal College of Nursing Conference,
O'Connell, R., Gijbels, H., Dalton-O¿Connor, C., O¿Donovan M.; (2008) A systematic review of international literature of post-registration nursing and midwifery education using Barr's (1999) evaluative framework. [Oral Presentation], Royal College of Nursing Conference, Dublin , 01-APR-08 - 01-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference,
Gijbels, H., Dalton-O'Connor, C., O'Connell, R. & O'Donovan, M; (2008) A systematic review of international literature of post-registration nursing and midwifery education, using Barr's et al (1999) evaluative framework. [Invited Oral Presentation], Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference, Liverpool, England , 08-APR-08 - 11-APR-08. [Details]
(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]
(2008)School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Research Conference,
Harry Gijbels, Caroline Dalton-O'Connor, Rhona O'Connell, Moira O'Donovan Catherine McAuley ; (2008) A systematic review of the impact of post-registration nursing and midwifery education on practice. [Poster Presentation], School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Research Conference, Cork , 10-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Gijbels, H., Dalton-O'Connor, C., O'Connell, R., O'Donovan M.; (2008) A Systematic Review of the Impact of Post-registration Nursing and Midwifery Education on Practice. [Poster Presentation], School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Cork , 01-OCT-08 - 01-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Nurse Education Today Conference,
Gijbels, H., O'Connell, R., Dalton-O'Connor, C., O'Donovan M.; (2008) Evaluating the impact of post registration and post graduate nursing and midwifery education: An international systematic literature review using Barr's (1999) evaluative framework for training and education. [Oral Presentation], Nurse Education Today Conference, Dublin , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Challenging Assumptions: 2nd Annual Conference of the National Academy for Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL),
Gijbels, H., Dalton-O'Connor, C., O'Connell, R. & O'Donovan, M. ; (2008) Impact of Post-registration Nursing and Midwifery Education. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Challenging Assumptions: 2nd Annual Conference of the National Academy for Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL), Waterford Institute of Technology , 13-NOV-08 - 14-NOV-08. [Details]
(2006)Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery 6th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference,
O'Donovan, M.; (2006) Reflecting on reflection-discovering psychiatric nursing students views during clinical placement. [Poster Presentation], Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery 6th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex University College Cork , 22-SEP-06 - 22-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)24th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference,
O'Donovan, M.; (2005) Getting a good grounding-student psychiatric nurses' perceptions of reflection. [Poster Presentation], 24th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Dublin , 23-FEB-05 - 24-FEB-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Member of Excutive Committee2015 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of Nursing & Midwifery UCC College Lecturer/Programme Co-Ordinator01-MAR-03 /
Southern Health Board Regional School of Psychiatric Nursing Nurse Tutor01-JAN-99 / 01-JAN-03
Watergate Mental Health Centre, South Lee Mental Health Services, SHB Nurse Therapist01-JAN-95 / 01-JAN-99
Our Lady's Hospital ,Cork North Lee Mental Health Services, SHB Nurse Therapist Staff Nurse01-JAN-92 / 01-JAN-95

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1993UCC CertificateCertificate in Behaviour Therapy
1995UCC DIPLOMADiploma in Professional Studies
1996UCC BSC (HONS)Nursing Studies
2002UCD MScNursing Education

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Nurse Education Today Referee-
Nurse Education In Practice Referee01-JAN-07 -

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing NU6080Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing
2017Principles and Practices of Recovery (Working in Partnership with Families) NU6082Principles and Practices of Recovery (Working in Partnership with Families)
2017Developing Hope-Inspiring Relationships and Psychology for Health Care NU1042Developing Hope-Inspiring Relationships and Psychology for Health Care