Research Profile

Sean Joseph Kelleher

Biography

Dr. Kelleher qualified as a RGN from The University School of Nursing, Bonn, Germany in 1996 and has since worked on various intensive care units both in Germany and in Ireland. Appointed a Lectureship in the  School of Nursing & Midwifery UCC in 2003, he currently teaches across the Undergraduate BSc. Nursing programme and coordinates the PGD in Cardiac and Intensive Care Nursing. Dr Kelleher is actively involved in research ranging from critical care  nursing to  facilitators and barriers to international nurse mobility. He completed his doctorate in 2017 which  focused on the Determinants of Intention to Study Abroad among Nursing and Midwifery Students. Dr. Kelleher is the departmental ERASMUS+ coordinator and an International Student Liaison officer for the school of Nursing and Midwifery with specific responsibility for the recruitment of students from  the middle eastern countries, America and from within partner EU countries. The particular aim of such initiatives is to foster strategic international links and further enhance  UCC’s involvement on the international stage. Dr. Kelleher has spearheaded the development of  new and innovative nursing programmes such as  BSc Nursing International with German, and the BSc. Nursing Studies (For German registered Nurses).  In 2017 Dr. Kelleher secured a 5 year contract with the HSE and in partnership with UCD, to deliver a 10 credit National Foundations Education Module in Critical Care Nursing

Research Interests



My research interests relate to :
Comtemporary issues in Critical Care Nursing. This was the basis for my MSc Study in which I conducted an observational study to examine the open endotracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses.  The study, and subsequent publication, was influential in a review of suctioning practices domestically and has received numerous citations in international peer reviewed journals.
A subsequent study and publication on ED doctors and nurses knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use and substance users has  similarly been cited internationally and continues to receive much clinical attention. 

I am also very interested in research relating to international student mobility. This was the basis of my doctoral thesis in which I applied the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to explore the determinants of nursing and midwifery students' intentions to study abroad and to predict intention. I hope to apply the recommendations that have derived from this mixed methods study to the development of educational programmes that foster an interest in international mobility among students.


              

 

 


 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Health Care Professionals' Knowledge & Attitudes Regarding Substance Use & Substance UsersMiscellaneous Non Exchequer30-MAY-0729-MAY-08€3,232.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Ian Carter'
Kelleher, S. (2013) 'Ian Carter' In: Leadership in Action II. Influential Irish Men Nurses' Contribution to Society. Cork, Ireland: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
(2012)'Evidence- Based Nursing'
Brown, S.J. - Examplar descriptive Study by Kelleher and Andrews (2008) reviewed in Chp 5. An observational study on the open ended endotracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses (2012) 'Evidence- Based Nursing' In: Evidence Based Nursing. Canada: Jones and Bartlett Learning. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Factors that influence nursing andmidwifery students' intentions to study abroad: A qualitative study using the theory of planned behaviour'
Kelleher, S., FitzGerald, S., Hegarty, J. (2016) 'Factors that influence nursing andmidwifery students' intentions to study abroad: A qualitative study using the theory of planned behaviour'. Nurse Education Today, 44 :157-164 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Factors that influence nursing and midwifery students' intentions to study abroad: A qualitative study using the theory of planned behaviour'
Kelleher, S;FitzGerald, S;Hegarty, J (2016) 'Factors that influence nursing and midwifery students' intentions to study abroad: A qualitative study using the theory of planned behaviour'. Nurse Education Today, 44 :157-164 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The perceived benefits of study abroad programmes for nursing students: An integrative review'
Kelleher, S. (2013) 'The perceived benefits of study abroad programmes for nursing students: An integrative review'. The Journal of Nursing Education, 52 (12):690-695   [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Strategies in the Promotion of Nursing as a Career among Second Level Students: An Irish Perspective'
Kelleher, S & Dalton, C (2012) 'Strategies in the Promotion of Nursing as a Career among Second Level Students: An Irish Perspective'. The International Journal of Nursing Education, 4 (22) [Details]
(2011)'The Promotion of Nursing as a career: A discussion paper'
Kelleher, S &Dalton, C (2011) 'The Promotion of Nursing as a career: A discussion paper'. Nursing Forum, [Details]
(2009)'A descriptive study on emergency department doctors and nurses knowledge and attitudes concerning substance use and substance users'
Kelleher, S. and Cotter, P.; (2009) 'A descriptive study on emergency department doctors and nurses knowledge and attitudes concerning substance use and substance users'. International Emergency Nursing, [Details]
(2008)'An observational study on the open-system endotracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses'
Kelleher, S;Andrews, T (2008) 'An observational study on the open-system endotracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses'. Journal of clinical nursing, 17 :360-369 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Health care professionals' knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use and substance users'
Kelleher S; (2007) 'Health care professionals' knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use and substance users'. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 15 (3):161-165 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Providing patient centred care in an intensive care unit'
Kelleher, S.; (2006) 'Providing patient centred care in an intensive care unit'. Nursing Standard, 13 (*):35-40 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Going Dutch. Is adapting the Dutch healthcare system to Ireland the answer to our problems, ask four doctor of nursing students from UCC'
Kelleher, S., Alomari, D., Azizea, S. and O’ Sullivan, S. (2014) 'Going Dutch. Is adapting the Dutch healthcare system to Ireland the answer to our problems, ask four doctor of nursing students from UCC' World of Irish Nursing, 22 (3) :28-29. [Details]
(2007)'Endotracheal suctioning practices within critical care: A literature review'
Kelleher, S.; (2007) 'Endotracheal suctioning practices within critical care: A literature review' Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing 4 (2) 5-9, . [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. School of |Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education
Kelleher, S. and Cotter P. ; (2010) Health Care Professionals Knowledge and Attitudes regarding Substance Use and Substance Users 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. School of |Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education [Details]
(2009)2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference NUI, Galway
Kelleher S. and Cotter P. ; (2009) A descriptive Study on Emergency Department Doctors and Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Substance Use and Substance Users 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference NUI, Galway [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2005)An Observational Study on the Open-Endotracheal Suctioning Practices of Critical Care Nurses.
Kelleher, S.; (2005) An Observational Study on the Open-Endotracheal Suctioning Practices of Critical Care Nurses. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009Martha McMenamin memorial scholarship Martha McMenamin memorial scholarship

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Registered member/
Irish Federation of University Teachers Member/
Irish Nurses Organisation Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)A conference celebrating 30 Years of Erasmus in Ireland: Study Abroad in research and practice. Hosted by the school of languages, literature and cultures, UCC,
Kelleher. S. (2017) Determinants of Intention to Study Abroad among Nursing and Midwifery Students: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. [Oral Presentation], A conference celebrating 30 Years of Erasmus in Ireland: Study Abroad in research and practice. Hosted by the school of languages, literature and cultures, UCC, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC , 16-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017)REsearch Showcase. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC,
Kelleher, S. (2017) Determinants of INtention to Study Abroad among Nursing and Midwifery Students: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], REsearch Showcase. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, UCC , 06-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017)International Staff Training Week, University of Nottingham, UK,
Kelleher, S. (2017) Why Study Abroad? Factors influencing Nursing and Midwiufery Students Intentions to Study abroad. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Staff Training Week, University of Nottingham, UK, Nottingham, UK , 25-APR-17. [Details]
(2013)Annual Nurse Manager conference at University Hospital Bonn, Germany,
Kelleher, S. (2013) The Current status of Nursing and Nurse education in the EU. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Nurse Manager conference at University Hospital Bonn, Germany, Bonn, Germany , 17-DEC-13 - 17-DEC-13. [Details]
(2012)STTI European Conference,
S. Kelleher (2012) BSc Nursing with German: Enhancing job mobility in Europe. [Oral Presentation], STTI European Conference, Cardiff, Wales , 14-JUL-12 - 14-JUL-12. [Details]
(2011)11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Sean Kelleher; (2011) Conference delegate. [N/A], 11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC , 04-NOV-11 - 04-OCT-11. [Details]
(2010)11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education,
Sean Kelleher; (2010) A descriptive study on emergency department doctors and nurses¿ knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use and substance users. [Oral Presentation], 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , 04-NOV-10 - 05-NOV-10. [Details]
(2009)2nd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference,
Sean Kelleher; (2009) A descriptive study on emergency department doctors and nurses¿ knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use and substance users. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway , 07-APR-09 - 07-APR-09. [Details]
(2008)3rd European Federation of Critical Care Nurses associations Congress,
Sean Kelleher; (2008) A descriptive study on emergency department doctors and nurses¿ knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use and substance users. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 3rd European Federation of Critical Care Nurses associations Congress, Florence, Italy , 09-OCT-08 - 11-OCT-08. [Details]
(2006)25th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference,
Kelleher, Sean; (2006) An observational study on the open endo-trachael suctioning practices of critical care nurses. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 25th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, R.C.S.I. Dublin , 22-FEB-06 - 24-FEB-06. [Details]
(2005)The Fifth Annual Conference of The National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery,
Kelleher, S.; (2005) An observational study on the open endo-tracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses. [Poster Presentation], The Fifth Annual Conference of The National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin , 01-NOV-05 - 01-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)The British Associaton of Critical Care Nurses (International Conference),
Kelleher, S.; (2005) An observational study on the open endo-tracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], The British Associaton of Critical Care Nurses (International Conference), Weston Super-Mare, U.K , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery 3rd Annual Conference,
Kelleher, S.; (2004) The Impact of Noise on The Sleep Quality of Adult Patients in the Critical Care setting: A Literature Review. [Poster Presentation], The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery 3rd Annual Conference, University College Cork , 01-OCT-04 - 01-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004)The Fourth Annual Conference of The National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery,
Kelleher, S.; (2004) The Impact of Noise on The Sleep Quality of Adult Patients in the Critical Care setting: A Literature Review. [Poster Presentation], The Fourth Annual Conference of The National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin , 01-NOV-04 - 01-NOV-04. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
South America Regional Working Group, UCC School representative/
North America Regional Working Group, UCC School representative/
South south West Hospital Group UCC representative/
EU Student recruitment committee (UCC) Member/
School Web committee Member/
Student affairs committee Member/
Postgraduate studies and continuing education committee Member/
Public Relations CommitteeSchool of Nursing & Midwifery Chair/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
General Surgical ICU, Bonn University Clinic, Germany Staff nurse01-SEP-96 / 01-DEC-99
University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-03 /
Limerick Regional Hospital Staff Nurse, General ICU01-AUG-99 /
Cork University Hospital Senior staff nurse, General ICU01-JUN-00 / 01-AUG-03
Cork University Hospital Clinical Nurse Manager for Intravenous Therapy01-MAR-03 / 31-AUG-03

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2017University College Cork Doctor of NursingNursing/International Education
2010University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning
2011UCC Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning
2005University College Cork. MSc Nursing
2002University College Cork Bachelor of Science
2001University College Cork Graduate DiplomaCritical Care Nursing
1996University of Bonn Diploma in NursingGeneral Nursing

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
German FluentFluentFluent

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
International Journal Of Drug Policy Referee01-JAN-10 -
Journal Of Clinical Nursing Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

 

NU6031          Intensive Care Nursing  (Module Leader) 

NU6045          Clinical Practicum in Cardiac & Intensive Care Nursing (Module Leader)  

NU1032          Fundamentals of Nursing Knowledge & Skill - Patient moving and handling 

NU2031          Nursing practice in Drug Therapy (Module leader) 

NU2047          General Nursing with Adults and their Families (Renal Nursing) 

NU4049          Research Supervision 

NU4002          Research Supervision (Non EU students)

NU3022          General Nursing with Adults and their Families (Manual Handling) 

NU4032          Nursing management of Challenging Acute Nursing Episodes (CANE) 

NU1035          General Nursing Practice  -  Clinical module leader 

NU2036          General Nursing Practice  -  Clinical module leader 

NU3028          General Nursing Practice  -  Clinical module leader 

NU4021          General Nursing Practice  - Clinical module leader

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019General Nursing Practice NU2063General Nursing Practice
2019Intensive Care Nursing NU6031Intensive Care Nursing
2019National Foundation Module in Critical Care Nursing NU5098National Foundation Module in Critical Care Nursing
2019Pharmacology and Medication Management for Nurses and Midwives NU2003Pharmacology and Medication Management for Nurses and Midwives

Contact details

  • Sean Joseph Kelleher
    Lecturer MSc,HDip,Cardia &Intensive Care Nurs,DN PGDTL, BSc Nursing, RGN, DN
  • s.kelleher@ucc.ie
  • Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
    University College Cork
  • +353 21 490 1477

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