Dr Teresa Wills is a College Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork. She is involved in the delivery and development of both undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education. She coordinates the Postgraduate Diploma & Certificate Gerontological Nursing programmes and has been involved in the development of the new Blended Learning Programme in Gerontological Nursing in 2013. She is co-ordinator of Technology Enhanced Learning within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.  In this role, she has responsibility for development and implementation of blended learning programmes within the school. She  supervises students research projects in undergraduate, postgraduate and masters programmes.

She holds a Doctorate of Nursing from University College Cork in the area of obesity, an MSc from the Royal College of Nursing, Manchester and a BSc (Honours) degree from Dublin City University.Prior to her appointment to UCC in 2002, she was a clinical placement co-ordinator and nurse tutor in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork. She has held a number of other nursing positions including intensive care staff nurse, diabetic nurse and infection control nurse.   She is a member of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, All-island Obesity Action Forum, Health Ageing Research Theme and the ISS21 Ageing Cluster group within the University. Her research experiences translates across: presenting papers at national and international conferences; invited guest speaker at CARDI conference Belfast; numerous publications in both peer reviewed and non peer reviewed journals and co-authorship of chapters in books.  Her research interests include obesity, older adults, blended learning, complementary therapies and infection prevention and control.

 




Research Interests

Research Strategy

Nationally and locally a research strategy for nursing and midwifery has been developed. The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery creates a research environment that enables and supports the development of research.  Chronic Health Care Issues & Older Adult has emerged as one of the 5 unifying themes within the school. My research interests have focused on the older adult,  life story work and obesity. 


The research undertaken on Life Story Work provides a unique knowledge about people’s past and present life and can be used to promote quality person centred care in clinical practice. The guidelines on Life Story Work provide a welcome addition to the nursing literature and research evidence to support staff in engaging people in Life Story Work. My expertise in Life story work has led me to develop a workshop for Postgraduate Gerontological students to support practice development. I am now working in the capacity as a facilitator across communities in implementing and supporting the development of life story work in practice. This research and collaboration has enhanced the profile of the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery both nationally and internationally.


As part of my Master studies I undertook research on handwashing. Reducing the incidence and controlling infection is high on the political and scientific agenda both nationally and internationally. There is a need for an enhanced and unequivocal appreciation of the prevention and control of infections by all healthcare professionals. The research undertaken on handwashing has allowed me the opportunity to publish articles and present at conferences to disseminate my findings on this important topic area. As part of a working group within the School of Nursing & Midwifery, we collated a submission document in relation to the draft HIQA National Infection Prevention and Control (2008) document this year. This document will lead to a new future in the management and control of infection in the Irish healthcare system and will provide a basis for continuous quality improvement.


As part of my Doctorate studies, I undertook research on obesity. Obesity is an emerging healthcare epidemic affecting virtually all age and socio-economic groups both nationally and internationally. It is one of the most serious and prevalent diseases of the 21st century.   Given the escalating global health problem of obesity and its co-morbidities, the need to re-appraise its management is more compelling than ever. The research undertaken on obesity has allowed me the opportunity to publish articles and present at conferences to disseminate my findings on this important topic area.



Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Development of online MSc/PG Diploma Oncology programme.Other: Not Listed02-SEP-1302-SEP-13€20,000.00
Older People in Europe: New Needs (2) – OPENN-N 2ERASMUS04-JUN-1222-JUN-12€4,000.00
Development of online MSc/PG Diploma Gerontology programme.Other: Not Listed03-SEP-1202-SEP-13€20,000.00
Development of online MSc/PG Diploma Medical & Surgical programmeOther: Not Listed08-SEP-1431-AUG-15€20,000.00
Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally.Health Service Executive09-MAR-0919-NOV-09€5,000.00
Life Story Book Work.Health Service Executive09-JAN-0622-DEC-06€4,000.00
Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in IrelandCARDI10-JAN-1125-JAN-12€6,000.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Constipation and the pros and cons of laxatives for older adults'
Day M.R. Wills T. & Coffey A. (2014) 'Constipation and the pros and cons of laxatives for older adults'. Nursing and Residential Care, 16 (4):2-4 [Details]
(2012)'Older people and laxative use: comparison between community and long term care settings'
Cusack, S., Day, M.R., Wills, T., and Coffey, A (2012) 'Older people and laxative use: comparison between community and long term care settings'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21 (11):148-152 [Details]
(2011)'Body Mass Index Knowledge of Older Adults and Motivation to Change'
Wills, T., Fehin, P. Callen, B; (2011) 'Body Mass Index Knowledge of Older Adults and Motivation to Change'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (3):110-115 [Details]
(2010)'Complementary Therapies: a challenge for nursing practice'
O'Regan, P; Wills, T; O'Leary, A; (2010) 'Complementary Therapies: a challenge for nursing practice'. Nursing Standard, 24 (21):35-39 [Details]
(2009)'Complementary Therapies & Their Use in the Perioperative Setting I'
O¿Regan, P. & Wills, T. ; (2009) 'Complementary Therapies & Their Use in the Perioperative Setting I'. Irish Journal of Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing, 5 (1):4-9 [Details]
(2009)'The growth of complementary therapies: and their benefits in the perioperative setting'
O¿Regan, P. & Wills, T. ; (2009) 'The growth of complementary therapies: and their benefits in the perioperative setting'. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 19 (11):382-386 [Details]
(2008)'A Biographical Approach'
Day, M.R., Wills, T.; (2008) 'A Biographical Approach'. Nursing Older People, 20 (6):22-24 [Details]
(2008)'Valuing the person's story: Use of life story books in a continuing care setting'
Wills, T,Day, MR (2008) 'Valuing the person's story: Use of life story books in a continuing care setting'. Clinical Interventions In Aging, 3 :547-552 [Details]
(2007)'Dementia: Person Centred Care'
Wills, T., Day, M.R.; (2007) 'Dementia: Person Centred Care'. World of Irish Nursing, 15 (5):35-36 [Details]
(2006)'The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses'
Wills, T.; (2006) 'The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses'. Irish Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, 3 (2):14-14 [Details]
(2005)'Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections including MRSA in Ireland – The Way Forward'
Wills, T.; (2005) 'Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections including MRSA in Ireland – The Way Forward'. British Journal of Infection Control, 6 ((6)):13-15 [Details]
(2005)'Changing Focus: The Management of Healthcare Associated Infections in Ireland'
Wills, T.; (2005) 'Changing Focus: The Management of Healthcare Associated Infections in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, 2 ((3)):10-11 [Details]
(2005)'Time For a Clean Start'
Wills, T.; (2005) 'Time For a Clean Start'. World of Irish Nursing, 13 ((5)):18-19 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2013)RCSI International Conference
Wills, T., Fehin, P., O’ Halloran, A., White, J., O’Connor, S., Moylan, M., O’Brien, C., Young, A., Day, MR.& Coffey, A. (2013) Perceptions of BSc nursing students regarding their experiences of the Erasmus Programme for Older People RCSI International Conference [Details]
(2013)International Nursing & Midwifery Conference Trinity College Dublin
Wills T. & McCarthy G. (2013) Obesity in the Older Adult: An Integrative Literature Review International Nursing & Midwifery Conference Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2013)International Nursing & Midwifery Conference Trinity College
Wills, T., Fehin, P., O’ Halloran, A., White, J., O’Connor, S., Moylan, M., O’Brien, C., Young, A., Day, MR.& Coffey, A. (2013) Perceptions of BSc nursing students regarding their experiences of the Erasmus Programme for Older People International Nursing & Midwifery Conference Trinity College [Details]
(2013)International Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI
Wills T. & Savage, E. (2013) Critical Evaluation of the Quality of Qualitative Studies Specific to Health Beliefs in Obesity International Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI [Details]
(2013)All Irleand Gerontological Nurses Association Conference
Wills, T., Fehin, P., O’ Halloran, A., White, J., O’Connor, S., Moylan, M., O’Brien, C., Young, A., Day, (2013) Perceptions of BSc nursing students regarding their experiences of the Erasmus All Irleand Gerontological Nurses Association Conference [Details]
(2012)European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science
Wills T. (2012) Obesity in the Older Adult: An Integrative Review European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science [Details]
(2012)International Conference Trinity College Dublin
Wills T., Bantry White E., Ni Laoire C., O’Connor E., Cusack S. & Huan Y. (2012) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland International Conference Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2012)RCSI International Research Conference
Wills T., Bantry White E., Ni Laoire C., O’Connor E., Cusack S. & Huan Y. (2012) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland RCSI International Research Conference [Details]
(2011)University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day, United States of America
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2011) Knowledge of Body Mass Index and Motivation to change in Irish and American Older Adults University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day, United States of America [Details]
(2011)International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2011) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI) International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland [Details]
(2011)RCSI International Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin
Wills, T. Bantry White, E. Ni Laoire, C., O'Connor, E.,Cusack, S., Huan, Y (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community dwelling older people in Ireland RCSI International Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2011)CARDI International Research Conference
Bantry White, E. Ni Laoire, C. O'Connor, E., Cusack, S. & Haun, Y. Wills, T. (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community dwelling older people in Ireland CARDI International Research Conference [Details]
(2011)Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin
Wills, T. Fehin, P., Callen, B. (2011) Body Mass Index Knowledge of Irish and American Older Adults Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2010)Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland (CARDI) Conference
Wills, T; Day, MR; (2010) Family Carers; The Power of Life Story Books Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland (CARDI) Conference [Details]
(2010)Trinty College Dublin, Research Conference
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI) Trinty College Dublin, Research Conference [Details]
(2010)College of Medicine & Health - 2nd Annual Research Conference Molecule to Medicine, University College Cork
Wills, T; O'Regan, P; O'Leary, A; (2010) Student Nurses Opinions and Knowledge of Complementary Therapies College of Medicine & Health - 2nd Annual Research Conference Molecule to Medicine, University College Cork [Details]
(2010)Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin
Wills, T; Buckley, C; McCarthy, G; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin [Details]
(2010)29th Annual International Conference , RCSI, Dublin
Wills, T; O'Regan, P; O'Leary, A; (2010) Student Nurses Opinions and Knowledge of Complementary Therapies 29th Annual International Conference , RCSI, Dublin [Details]
(2010)Enhancing 10 Practice
Wills, T; Buckley, C; McCarthy, G; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally Enhancing 10 Practice [Details]
(2010)29th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference ¿Integrating Care More Effectively: Unlocking the potential for Nurses & Midwifes¿
Day, MR; Wills, T; (2010) Developing Life Story Books with family carers 29th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference ¿Integrating Care More Effectively: Unlocking the potential for Nurses & Midwifes¿ [Details]
(2010)School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B.; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI) School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC [Details]
(2009)Transforming Healthcare through Research Education and Technology 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Trinity, Dublin
Wills, T; O'Regan, P; O'Leary, A; (2009) Student Nurses Opinions and Knowledge of Complementary Therapies Transforming Healthcare through Research Education and Technology 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Trinity, Dublin [Details]
(2009)Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC
Wills, T; Buckley, C; McCarthy, G; (2009) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC [Details]
(2009)57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Spires, Belfast
Wills, T. & Day, MR. ; (2009) Developing life story books with family carers 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Spires, Belfast Irish Journal of Medical Science, [Details]
(2008)1st International Conference (Dementia Services NI & University of Sterling) Embracing the Challenge Citizenship and Dementia
Wills, T.; Day, M.R.; (2008) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers . In: * eds. 1st International Conference (Dementia Services NI & University of Sterling) Embracing the Challenge Citizenship and Dementia Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 06-MAY-08 - 08-MAY-08 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2008)Nursing and Midwifery Conference, University College Cork, Ireland. 10th October 2008
Wills, T.;Day, M.R; (2008) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers . In: * eds. Nursing and Midwifery Conference, University College Cork, Ireland. 10th October 2008 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, , 10-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2008)All Ireland Community Nursing International Conference Sharing the Future Community Public Health Nursing
Wills, T.; Day, M.R.; (2008) Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers . In: * eds. All Ireland Community Nursing International Conference Sharing the Future Community Public Health Nursing Dublin, Ireland, , 20-JUN-08 - 21-JUN-08 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2007)Research Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway
Wills, T. & Day, M.R.; (2007) Introducing Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents Research Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2008)27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Wills, T.; M.R. Day; (2008) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers . In: * eds. 27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Dublin, , 21-FEB-08 - 21-FEB-08 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2007)8th Annual Interdiscipinary Conference
Wills, T.; M.R. Day; (2007) Family Carers: Creating Life Story Books for Older People . In: * eds. 8th Annual Interdiscipinary Conference Trinity College, Dublin. Ireland, , 09-NOV-07 - 09-NOV-07 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2007)Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Wills, T.; M.R. Day; (2007) Family Carers: Creating Life Story Books for Older People . In: * eds. Nursing and Midwifery Conference U.C.C, , 28-SEP-07 - 28-SEP-07 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2006)International Symposium, Implementing Learning Outcomes Implications for re-defining Teaching and Learning
Wills, T.; (2006) Use of Learning Outcomes in the Teaching of Infection Control . In: * eds. International Symposium, Implementing Learning Outcomes Implications for re-defining Teaching and Learning University College Cork, , 01-FEB-06 - 01-FEB-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2006)National Council for Nursing and Midwifery Conference:Developing services for Patients and Clients, Nurses and Midwives Promoting Innovation and Change
Wills, T.; (2006) Introducing Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents . In: * eds. National Council for Nursing and Midwifery Conference:Developing services for Patients and Clients, Nurses and Midwives Promoting Innovation and Change Dublin, , 15-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2006)7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference
Wills, T.; (2006) A Pilot Study exploring the use of a Life Story Book (LSB) with residents in a Nursing Home Setting . In: * eds. 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity Coleege Dublin, , 08-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2004)6th International Conference, Infection Control Nurses Association, Belfast
Wills, T.; (2004) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 6th International Conference, Infection Control Nurses Association, Belfast Belfast, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2004)1st Annual Conference
Wills, T.; (2004) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 1st Annual Conference Nurse and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, Cork, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2004)12th Annual Faculty Research Day, UCC
Wills, T.; (2004) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 12th Annual Faculty Research Day, UCC University College Cork, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2004)Health Service Research Conference, UCC
Wills, T.; (2004) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. Health Service Research Conference, UCC University College Cork, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)5th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, UCC
Wills, T.; (2005) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 5th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, UCC Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)24th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, RCSI, Dublin
Wills, T.; (2005) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 24th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, RCSI, Dublin Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2004)4th Annual Conference, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Wills, T.; (2004) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 4th Annual Conference, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery Dublin, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)3rd Annual Conference, Irish & Anaesthetic Recovery Nursing Association
Wills, T.; (2005) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 3rd Annual Conference, Irish & Anaesthetic Recovery Nursing Association Killarney, Co. Kerry, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2004)5th International Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin
Wills, T.; (2004) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses . In: * eds. 5th International Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin The University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'The Overweight Challenge and Perceptions of Weight'
Wills T. (2014) 'The Overweight Challenge and Perceptions of Weight' In: The Boolean Snapshots of Doctoral Research at University College Cork. Cork: UCC. [Details]
(2013)'Damien O’Dowd Chapter 16'
Wills T (2013) 'Damien O’Dowd Chapter 16' In: Influential Irish Men Nurses contribution to Society. Oak Tree Press Cork: McCarthy G. & Fitzpatrick J. [Details]
(2012)'Obesity'
Wills, T (2012) 'Obesity' In: Encyclopaedia of Nursing Research 3rd edition (Fitzpatrick, J & Wallace, M.). United States: Springer Publishers. [Details]
(2012)'Deirdre Gillane Chapter 9'
Wills T. (2012) 'Deirdre Gillane Chapter 9' In: Leadership in Action Influential Irish Women Nurses contribution to Society. Oak Tree Press Cork: McCarthy G. & Fitzpatrick J. [Details]
(2010)'The Power of Life Story Books'
Day, MR; Wills, T; McCarthy, G; Fitzpatrick, J; (2010) 'The Power of Life Story Books' In: Ageing Well: Gerontological Education for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. America: Jones & Barlett. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2011)Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland.
Bantry White, E., Ni Laoire, C., Wills, T., O'Connor, E., Cusack, S. & Huan, Y.; (2011) Age, Income and Food in Ireland: A study of the socio-economic influences of food expenditure amongst community-dwelling older people in Ireland. Centre for Ageing Research and Developments in Ireland, Belfast. [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2011)Majority of obese elderly think their weight is normal.
Wills, T; (2011) Majority of obese elderly think their weight is normal. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2004)Call for Better Hygiene in Hospitals.
Wills, T.; (2004) Call for Better Hygiene in Hospitals. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(2008)Valuing the person's story: use of life story books in a continuing care setting.
Wills, T & Day, M.R.; (2008) Valuing the person's story: use of life story books in a continuing care setting. Review Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2004)Developments in Nursing Services for Older People in Cork and Kerry.
Wills, T.; (2004) Developments in Nursing Services for Older People in Cork and Kerry. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(2005)A quasi-experimental study to investigate the effectiveness an educational programme had on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses.
Wills, T.; (2005) A quasi-experimental study to investigate the effectiveness an educational programme had on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009Literature Review on Best Practice Models in Nursing Homes Internationally Enterprise Ireland
2006Funding to undertake Research on Life Story Work Cork Miller Trust Award Institute of Community Health Nursing (SHB)
20071st Prize Award Poster Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
20051st Prize Award Poster Irish & Anaesthetic Recovery Nursing Association
20051st Prize Award Poster Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2011)University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day, United States of America,
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2011) Knowledge of Body Mass Index and Motivation to change in Irish and American Older Adults. [Poster Presentation], University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day, United States of America, United States of America , 12-JAN-11 - 12-JAN-11. [Details]
(2011)International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Dublin,
Wills, T., Fehin, P. Callen, B.; (2011) A Pilot Study Exploring the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI). [Oral Presentation], International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons Dublin, Ireland , 24-FEB-11 - 24-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011)International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2011) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI). [Oral Presentation], International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin , 24-FEB-11 - 24-FEB-11. [Details]
(2010)School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC,
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI). [Poster Presentation], School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC, Cork , 15-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin,
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI). [Oral Presentation], Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin , 04-NOV-10 - 04-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)1st Annual Conference, Nurse and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit,
Wills, T.; (2010) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses. [Poster Presentation], 1st Annual Conference, Nurse and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, Cork , 01-JAN-10 - 01-JAN-10. [Details]
(2006)Life Story Work and Person-centred care,
Day, M. R. & Wills, T.; (2006) Life Story Work and Person-centred care, . [Details]
(2006)Use of Learning Outcomes in the Teaching of Infection Control.(Poster Presentation),
Wills, T.; (2006) Use of Learning Outcomes in the Teaching of Infection Control.(Poster Presentation), . [Details]
(2004)The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses,
Wills, T.; (2004) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses, . [Details]
(2010)School of Medicine and Health Conference, UCC,,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G.; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings], School of Medicine and Health Conference, UCC,, . [Details]
(2010)Royal College of Suregeons Research Conference,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G. ; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally. [Oral Presentation], Royal College of Suregeons Research Conference, Dublin , 25-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)29th Annual International Conference, RCSI, Dublin,
Wills, T. & Day, MR.; (2010) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers. [Poster Presentation], 29th Annual International Conference, RCSI, Dublin, Dublin , 25-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Annual International Conference, RCSI, Dublin,
Wills, T., O¿Regan, P. & O¿Leary, A. ; (2010) Student Nurses Opinions and Knowledge of Complementary Therapies. [Poster Presentation], Annual International Conference, RCSI, Dublin, dublin , 25-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Annual International Conference, Royal College Surgeons of Ireland,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G.; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes. [Poster Presentation], Annual International Conference, Royal College Surgeons of Ireland, Dublin , 25-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)School of Medicine and Health Conference, University College Cork,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes. [Poster Presentation], School of Medicine and Health Conference, University College Cork, Cork , 15-JUN-10 - 15-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)CARDI (Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland) Conference,
Wills, T. & Day. M.R.; (2010) Family Carers; The Power of Life Story Books. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], CARDI (Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland) Conference, Belfast , 17-FEB-10 - 17-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)29th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference,
Day, MR & Wills, T. ; (2010) Developing Life Story Books with Family Carers. [Poster Presentation], 29th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, RCSI, Dublin , 25-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)School of Medicine and Health Conference, University College Cork,
Wills, T., O¿Regan, P. & O¿Leary, A. ; (2010) Student Nurses Opinions and Knowledge of Complementary Therapies. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], School of Medicine and Health Conference, University College Cork, Cork , 15-JUN-10 - 15-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Associate Conference,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G. School of Medicine and Health Conference; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally,. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Associate Conference, Limerick , 04-JUN-10 - 04-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Enhancing Practice 10 Conference,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G. School of Medicine and Health Conference, Belfast, ; (2010) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally. [Poster Presentation], Enhancing Practice 10 Conference, Belfast , 15-SEP-10 - 15-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Research Conference School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference,
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. (2010) ; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI),. [Poster Presentation], Research Conference School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Cork , 15-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Your Memories Matter Showcasing Reminiscence Research,
Day, M.R. & Wills, T. ; (2010) The Power of Life Story Books. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Your Memories Matter Showcasing Reminiscence Research, The Mount Conference Centre Belfast , 17-FEB-10 - 17-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)All Ireland Gerontological Conference,
Wills, T. & Day, MR. ; (2009) Introducing Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Gerontological Conference, Rochestown Hotel, Cork , 04-JUN-09 - 04-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)All Ireland Gerontological Conference,
Day, MR & Wills, T. ; (2009) Family Carers & Life Story Work. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Gerontological Conference, Rochestown Park Hotel Cork , 04-JUN-09 - 04-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice,
Day, MR. & Wills T. ; (2009) Developing Life Story Books with Family Carers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, National University of Ireland Galway , 06-APR-09 - 07-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Care of the Older Person, Nursing Home Conference,
Day, MR. & Wills, T.; (2009) Family Carers & Life Story Work. [Poster Presentation], Care of the Older Person, Nursing Home Conference, , Ballincollig, Cork , 11-FEB-09 - 11-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009)57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Spires,
Wills, T. & Day, MR; (2009) Developing life story books with family carers. [Poster Presentation], 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Spires, Spires, Belfast , 25-SEP-09 - 26-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009)Research Conference, School of Nursing & Miwifery, UCC,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G. ; (2009) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Research Conference, School of Nursing & Miwifery, UCC, Cork , 09-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)9th Annual Conference, NCNM,
Wills, T., Buckley, C., & McCarthy, G. ; (2009) Best Practice Models in Care Provision and Care Business Management in Nursing Homes Internationally. [Poster Presentation], 9th Annual Conference, NCNM, Dublin , 11-NOV-09 - 11-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
Wills, T., O¿Regan, P. & O¿Leary, A. ; (2009) Student Nurses Opinions and Knowledge of Complementary Therapies,. [Oral Presentation], Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 04-NOV-09 - 04-NOV-09. [Details]
(2008)27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in,
Wills, T. & Day, MR.; (2008) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers. [Invited Oral Presentation], 27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in, Dublin , 21-FEB-08 - 21-FEB-08. [Details]
(2009)Embracing the Challenge Citizenship and Dementia 1st International Conference,
Wills, T.; Day, M.R.; (2009) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers. [Poster Presentation], Embracing the Challenge Citizenship and Dementia 1st International Conference, Dementia Services NI & University of Sterlingelfast, Northern Ireland , 06-MAY-09 - 06-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)All Ireland Community Nursing International Conference Sharing the Future Institute of Community Health Nursing, Irish Practice Nurses Association & Community Practitioners and Health visitors¿ Association Joint Conference,
Wills, T.; Day, M.R; (2009) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Community Nursing International Conference Sharing the Future Institute of Community Health Nursing, Irish Practice Nurses Association & Community Practitioners and Health visitors¿ Association Joint Conference, Dublin. Ireland , 20-JUN-09 - 21-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)8th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference,
Wills, T.; Day, M.R.; (2008) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, U.C.C , 10-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)9th Annual Interdisclipinary Conference' Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology',
Wills, T. & Day, M.R.; (2008) Creating Life StoryBooks with Family Carers. [Poster Presentation], 9th Annual Interdisclipinary Conference' Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology', Trinity College Dublin , 05-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. 21st February 2008,
Wills, T.; M.R. Day; (2008) Creating Life Story Books for Older People with Family Carers. [Oral Presentation], 27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. 21st February 2008, Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland , 21-FEB-08 - 21-FEB-08. [Details]
(2007)8th Annual Interdiscipinary Conference,,
Wills, T.; M.R. Day; (2007) Family Carers: Creating Life Story Books for Older People. [Oral Presentation], 8th Annual Interdiscipinary Conference,, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. November 2007 , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)6th European Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Federation,
Day, M. R. & Wills, T.; (2007) Introducing Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents. [Oral Presentation], 6th European Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Federation, Royal College of Nursing London , 09-MAR-07 - 10-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007)First International Conference Department of Nursing & Midwifery Studies,
Wills, T. & Day, M. R; (2007) Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents. [Poster Presentation], First International Conference Department of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland , 02-APR-07 - 02-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)International Conference Department of Nursing & Midwifery Studies,
Wills, T. & Day, M. R.; (2007) Introducing Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents. [Poster Presentation], International Conference Department of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland Galway , 02-APR-07 - 02-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)26th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference,
Wills, T. & Day, M. R.; (2007) Introducing Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents. [Poster Presentation], 26th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin , 21-FEB-07 - 22-FEB-07. [Details]
(2007)7th Annual Research Nursing and Midwifery Conference,
Wills, T.; M.R. Day; (2007) Family Carers: Creating Life Story Books for Older People. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Research Nursing and Midwifery Conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 28-SEP-07 - 28-SEP-07. [Details]
(2006)National Council for Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Developing services for Patients and Clients, Nurses and Midwives Promoting Innovation and Change,
Wills, T.; (2006) Introducing Life Story Books to Nursing Home Residents. [Poster Presentation], National Council for Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Developing services for Patients and Clients, Nurses and Midwives Promoting Innovation and Change, Dublin , 15-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, November 2006,
Wills, T.; (2006) A Pilot Study exploring the use of a Life Story Book (LSB) with residents in a Nursing Home Setting. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, November 2006, Trinity College Dublin , 08-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,,
Wills, T.; (2006) A Pilot Study exploring the use of a Life Story Book (LSB) with residents in a Nursing Home Setting. [Poster Presentation], 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,, Trinity College Dublin , 08-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)International Symposium, Implementing Learning Outcomes Implications for re-defining Teaching and Learning,
Wills, T.; (2006) Use of Learning Outcomes in the Teaching of Infection Control. [Poster Presentation], International Symposium, Implementing Learning Outcomes Implications for re-defining Teaching and Learning, University College Cork, , 01-FEB-06 - 01-FEB-06. [Details]
(1999)3rd Annual Conference, Irish & Anaesthetic Recovery Nursing Association,,
Wills, T.; (1999) The impact of education on the handwashing behaviours of student nurses. [Poster Presentation], 3rd Annual Conference, Irish & Anaesthetic Recovery Nursing Association,, Killarney, Co. Kerry , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery University College Cork College Lecturer01-SEP-02 /
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork Nurse Tutor01-JAN-00 / 31-DEC-02
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork Clinical Placement Co-ordinator01-JAN-97 / 31-DEC-99
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork Staff Nurse01-JAN-90 / 31-DEC-97

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2002Royal College of Nursing MSc (Nursing)Nursing
2000Dublin City University BSc
2006University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Teaching Interests

I am currently incvolved in the development and delivery of both undergradute and postgraduate nurse education in the School of Nurisng and Midwifery. As the co-ordinator of the Post Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Gerontological Nursing I am involved in curriculum planning for the programmes.

As course co-ordinator I am responsible for the day to day organisation, management and implementation of the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgradute Certificate in Gerontological Nursing  programme in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I have overall responsibility for the students undertaking the programme. This role involves liasing with lecturers, module leaders, preceptors and the Directors of Nursing on an ongoing basis.