Research Profile

Maria Caples

Biography


Education: Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID); PGDip Gerontology; MSc in Nursing; PGDip TLHE.Having qualified as a Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disabilities (RNID) in 1995 and following registration I worked as a staff nurse and clinical nurse manager until 2008 when I joined University College Cork. I currently teach across the BSc undergraduate nursing programmes. 
 
Research interests include quality of life of parents and families of children with intellectual disability, physical health needs of people with intellectual viability, respite care, ageing and intellectual disability. My research interests have expanded and evolved to include Family Resilience with a particular focus on Rare Disease

Research Interests

Quality of life of parents of children with an intellectual disability.
Respite care.
Health needs of people with an intellectual disability.
Older adult with an intellectual disability. 

Resilience and Rare Disease 

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Physical Health'
Dalton, C; Caples, M; Marsh, L; (2011) 'Physical Health' In: Learning Disabilities- Towards Inclusion 6th Ed. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Adaptation and resilience in families of individuals with down syndrome living in Ireland'
Caples, M;Martin, AM;Dalton, C;Marsh, L;Savage, E;Knafl, G;Van Riper, M (2018) 'Adaptation and resilience in families of individuals with down syndrome living in Ireland'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46 :146-154 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Management of dysphagia'
Dalton, C., Caples M.,& Marsh, L.; (2011) 'Management of dysphagia'. Learning Disability Practice, 14 (9):32-38 [Details]
(2011)'Quality of life: a survey of parents of children/adults with an intellectual disability who are availing of respite care'
Caples, M;Sweeney, J (2011) 'Quality of life: a survey of parents of children/adults with an intellectual disability who are availing of respite care'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39 :64-72 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Meeting the challenge of caring for an ageing population in Ireland'
Caples, M., Marsh, L., Dalton, C. and Drummond, E.; (2010) 'Meeting the challenge of caring for an ageing population in Ireland'. Learning Disability Practice, 13 (10):23-27 [Details]
(2010)'Management of Constipation'
Marsh, L.; Caples, M; Dalton, C; Drummond, E; (2010) 'Management of Constipation'. Learning Disability Practice, 13 (4):26-28 [Details]
(2010)'Please listen: I am the parent'
Marsh, L.; Dalton, C; Caples, M; Drummond, E; (2010) 'Please listen: I am the parent'. Irish Jnl. Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, 5 (2):6-9 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'Working Together'
Caples, M; Marsh, L; (2009) 'Working Together' World of Irish Nursing, 17 (11) :42-43. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2017)7th World Congress on Women's Mental Health Rights, Resilience, Recovery
Maria Caples, Prof Eileen Savage, Dr Bridie McCarthy (2017) Adaptation and Resilience in Families of Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: A Review of Current Literature 7th World Congress on Women's Mental Health Rights, Resilience, Recovery [Details]
(2017)17th International European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Congress
Caples, M., McCarthy, B. and Savage, E. (2017) Adaptation and Resilience in Families of Children with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome 17th International European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Congress [Details]
(2017)17th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, University College Cork
Walsh, S., Lehane, E., Hegarty, J., O’ Mahony, M., Farrell, D., Taggart, L., Kelly, L., Sahm, L., Byrne, A., Corrigan M., Caples, M., Martin A.M., Tabirca S. and Corrigan M. (2017) Breast Awareness amongst Women with a Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disability: Linking Theory to Practice 17th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, University College Cork [Details]
(2013)11th International Family Nursing Conference “Honouring the Past Celebrating the Future”
Van Riper, M., Caples, M., Martin, A.M., Marsh, L, O’Connor, C., Savage, E. and Knafl, G. (2013) Diagnosis Down Syndrome: Family Experiences in Ireland and the USA 11th International Family Nursing Conference “Honouring the Past Celebrating the Future” [Details]
(2013)13th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference University College Cork
Van Riper, M., Caples, M., Martin, A.M., Marsh, L, O’Connor, C., Savage, E. and Knafl, G. (2013) Diagnosis Down Syndrome: Family Experiences in Ireland and the USA 13th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference University College Cork [Details]
(2013)13th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference University College Cork
Marsh. L., Caples, M., Martin, A.M., O’Connor, C., Savage, E., Van Riper, M and Knafl, G. (2013) Paternal Perspectives on Adaptation and Resilience in Families of Individuals with Down Syndrome: A Cross Cultural Study 13th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference University College Cork [Details]
(2011)National Academy 5th Annual Conference & Galway Symposium on Higher Education
Marsh, L., McCarthy, M., Caples, M., Dalton, C., Windle, R. and Laverty, H. (2011). ; (2011) Show Me The Learning- Reusable Learning Objects as an active learning experience & resource National Academy 5th Annual Conference & Galway Symposium on Higher Education Galway, [Details]
(2011)Engaging Minds: Proceedings of NAIRTL's 5th Conference
Lynn Marsh, Marian McCarthy, Maria Caples, and Caroline Dalton, UCC, and Richard Windle and Helen Lavery, University of Nottingham (2011) Show me the learning - re-usable learning objects as an active learning experience and resource Engaging Minds: Proceedings of NAIRTL's 5th Conference [Details]
(2009)NAIRTLs 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Trinity College Dublin
Dalton, C., Drummond, E., Marsh, L. & Caples, M.; (2009) The use of Problem Based Learning in graduate nursing education. Bridging the theory practice gap NAIRTLs 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2009)The Nurse Managers Association Intellectual Disability Conference
Caples, M; (2009) Quality of Life of Parents of Children with an Intellectual Disability Availing of Respite Care The Nurse Managers Association Intellectual Disability Conference [Details]
(2008)9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin
Caples, M.; (2008) Quality of Life of Parents of Children with an Intellectual Disability who are Availing of Respite Care 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2008)Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery 8h Annual Conference
Caples, M; (2008) Quality of Life of Parents of Children with an Intellectual Disability Availing of Respite Care Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery 8h Annual Conference [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)Living with Acquired Brain Injury.
Dalton, C., Kingston, A., Martin, A. M., O’Riordan, J., Caples, M. and Edwards, C. (2014) Living with Acquired Brain Injury. National Disability Authority, Dublin: Ireland.   [CORA Link] [Details]

ANET/COS

 YearPublication
(2018)Breast awareness amongst women with a mild/moderate intellectual disability: Linking theory to practice.
Walsh, S;Lehane, E;Hegarty, J;O'mahony, M;Farrell, D;Taggart, L;Kelly, L;Sahm, L;Byrne, A;Corrigan, M;Caples, M;Martin, AM;Tabirca, S;Corrigan, M (2018) Breast awareness amongst women with a mild/moderate intellectual disability: Linking theory to practice. OXFORD: ANET/COS [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Nurse and Midwives Association Member/
The National Network Learning Disability Nurses Member/
Inclusion Ireland Member/
An Bord Altranais Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer/
COPE Foundation Clinical Nurse Manager/
COPE Foundation Staff Nurse/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1995St James School of Nursing CERTIFICATE IN NURSINGIntellectual Disability Nursing
2005University College Cork Higher Diploma NursingGerontology
2008University College Cork Masters in NursingNursing
2009University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.PGCTLHE
2010University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationPGDipTLHE

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
British Journal Of Learning Disabilities Referee-

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