Research Profile

Margaret Curtin

Biography

Margaret Curtin is a lecturer on the Integrated Children's and General Nursing programme in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her research interest are in Child Health and Development with a focus on community-based approaches to prevention and early intervention services and integrated paediatric health care.  She is a member of the Management Committee and leads the research sub-group for the Young Knocknaheeny ABC Programme. 

She previously worked in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC as a researcher with the Irish Focal Point to the European Centre for Monitoring on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).  She completed a PhD in Health Service Research as part of the Health Research Board funded PhD Scholars programme.    Her background is in community development and health and she led the NICHE project in Cork from its inception in 1998 to 2007.  She also has six years experience working in developing countries and was contracted by Irish Aid as an external consultant to conduct appraisal of applications for their Civil Society Fund. She holds a MSc(econ) Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and is a General and Children's Nurse.

Research Interests

1. Early Childhood Development
2. Childhood poverty and health
2. Community-based approaches to addressing child health inequalities 
3. Integrated child health care
4. Child public health

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Research services to report drug prevalence, health correlates of drug and consequences of drug use data to the EMCDDAHealth Research Board01-JAN-1431-DEC-15€38,000.00
An Analysis of a Community Based Paediatric Outreach Clinic in a Disadvantaged Irish Community.Irish Research Council02-SEP-1901-SEP-23€9,000.00
Research services to report drug prevalence, health correlates of drug and consequences of drug use data to the EMCDDAHealth Research Board01-JAN-1531-DEC-16€38,000.00
Scoping Review of Literature/Policy on Children’s Nursing: identification & synopsis of key findings to support the ONMSD, HSE & Children’s Health Ireland National Project
Qualitative Evaluation of a Paediatric Haematology Oncology Outreach Service at Mercy University HospitalCollege of Medicine & Health04-OCT-1931-DEC-20€6,500.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Physical restraint: perceptions of nurse managers, registered nurses and healthcare assistants'
Leahy-Warren, P;Varghese, V;Day, MR;Curtin, M (2018) 'Physical restraint: perceptions of nurse managers, registered nurses and healthcare assistants'. International Nursing Review, 65 :327-335 [Details]
(2017)'Physical Restraint: Perceptions of nurse managers, registered nurses and health care assistants'
Leahy-Warren, P., Varghese, V., Day, M.R., Curtin M. (2017) 'Physical Restraint: Perceptions of nurse managers, registered nurses and health care assistants'. International Nursing Review, [Details]
(2016)'The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis'
Curtin, Margaret; Browne, John; Staines, Anthony; Perry, Ivan J. (2016) 'The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis'. BMC Pediatrics, 16 (1) [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis'
Curtin, M;Browne, J;Staines, A;Perry, IJ (2016) 'The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis'. BMC Pediatrics, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Are the special educational needs of children in their first year in primary school in Ireland being identified: a cross-sectional study'
Curtin, M;Baker, D;Staines, A;Perry, IJ (2014) 'Are the special educational needs of children in their first year in primary school in Ireland being identified: a cross-sectional study'. BMC Pediatrics, 14 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'
Curtin, M;Madden, J;Staines, A;Perry, IJ (2013) 'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'. Bmj Open, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'
Curtin M, Madden J, Staines A, Perry IJ (2013) 'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'. Bmj Open, [Details]
(2013)'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'
Curtin, M,Madden, J,Staines, A,Perry, IJ (2013) 'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'. Bmj Open, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'
Curtin M, Madden J, Staines A, Perry IJ (2013) 'Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland: a cross-sectional study'. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 3 (5) [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2019)Prevention and Therapeutic Innovations in Paediatrics and Child Health; 9th Europaediatrics Congress
Buckley, L., Curtin, M., Maguire, C., Walsh, G., Gibson, L., & Harford, K. (2019) Enhancing services for vulnerable children and families through Public Health Nurses participation in a workforce capacity building initiative and interagency and partnership in a low-income Irish community Prevention and Therapeutic Innovations in Paediatrics and Child Health; 9th Europaediatrics Congress [Details]
(2019)Prevention and Therapeutic Innovations in Paediatrics and Child Health; 9th Europaediatrics Congress
Curtin, M., Buckley, L. (2019) Translating the science of early childhood development into practice, to support vulnerable families and children in a low-income Irish community Prevention and Therapeutic Innovations in Paediatrics and Child Health; 9th Europaediatrics Congress [DOI] [Details]
(2017)All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, (AIGNA) 9th Annual Conference ‘Social Connectedness and Positive Ageing’
Leahy-Warren, P., Varghese, V., Day, M.R., Curtin, M. (2017) Nursing Personnel and Health Care Assistants Perceptions of Physical Restraint Use in Older adult settings All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, (AIGNA) 9th Annual Conference ‘Social Connectedness and Positive Ageing’ Tower Hotel, Waterford, , 18-MAY-17 - 18-MAY-17 [Details]
(2017)36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference
Leahy-Warren, P. Varghese, V., Day, M.R., Curtin, M. (2017) Nurses and Healthcare Assistants Perception of Physical Restraints on Older Adult in Continuing Care Settings 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference , 01-MAR-17 - 02-MAR-17 [Details]
(2007)OPERATIONAL RESEARCH FOR HEALTH POLICY: MAKING BETTER DECISIONS
Thunhurst, C;Cronin, M;Curtin, M (2007) THE ORCHID PROJECT - USING OPERATIONAL RESEARCH TO BUILD PARTNERSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONAL RESEARCH FOR HEALTH POLICY: MAKING BETTER DECISIONS , pp.23-38 [Details]
(2007)Operational Research for Health Policy: Making Better Decisions. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the European Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Service
Thunhurst C, Cronin M, Curtin M ; (2007) The ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to build Partnerships for Community Health Development Operational Research for Health Policy: Making Better Decisions. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the European Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Service [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2019)Born and Raised into Homelessness, Overcrowding and Substandard Housing: Experiences of Families Engaged with the Young Knocknaheeny Home Visiting Programme.
Shirley Martin; Margaret Curtin (2019) Born and Raised into Homelessness, Overcrowding and Substandard Housing: Experiences of Families Engaged with the Young Knocknaheeny Home Visiting Programme. Young Knocknaheeny ABC, Cork.   [Details]
(2018)‘We Grew It Together’ Documenting and Evaluating the Implementation Process of Young Knocknaheeny from January 2015 to December 2017.
Lynn Buckley; Margaret Curtin (2018) ‘We Grew It Together’ Documenting and Evaluating the Implementation Process of Young Knocknaheeny from January 2015 to December 2017. Young Knocknaheeny, Cork.   [Details]
(2017)Health Research Board. Irish Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction: National report for 2016 – Drugs Ireland.
Curtin, M., Dillon, L., Galvin, B., Guiney, C., Lyons, S. and Millar, S., (2017) Health Research Board. Irish Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction: National report for 2016 – Drugs Ireland. HRB, Dublin. [Details]
(2016)Preparing for a whole community prevention and early intervention programme.
Margaret Curtin; Shirley Martin; Katherine Harford (2016) Preparing for a whole community prevention and early intervention programme. Young Knocknaheeny, Cork.   [Details]
(2016)Getting every child’s life off to the best possible start: Prevention and early intervention for early childhood development, relationships and environments.
Shirley Martin; Margaret Curtin; Katherine Harford (2016) Getting every child’s life off to the best possible start: Prevention and early intervention for early childhood development, relationships and environments. Young Knocknaheeny, Cork.   [Details]
(2014)2014 National Report (2013 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point. Ireland: new developments and trends.
Health Research Board, Irish Focal Point (2014) 2014 National Report (2013 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point. Ireland: new developments and trends. Health Research Board, Dublin. [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)WAIMH 16th World Congress: New Challenges for a 3rd millenium Infant Mental Health,
Walsh G, O’Sullivan S, Maguire C, Harford K, Buckley L, Curtin M. (2018) Babbling Babies: Moving from an Impairment Model towards Promotion and Prevention in the Pre-Birth to 3 Year Period of Development for Speech and Language Therapists in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], WAIMH 16th World Congress: New Challenges for a 3rd millenium Infant Mental Health, Rome , 26-MAY-18 - 30-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018)WAIMH 16th World Congress: New Challenges for a 3rd millenium Infant Mental Health,
Curtin, M., Maguire, C., Buckley, L., Harford, K. (2018) Implementing a Standardised Model of Infant Mental Health Visiting in a Low-Income Irish Community. [Oral Presentation], WAIMH 16th World Congress: New Challenges for a 3rd millenium Infant Mental Health, Rome , 26-MAY-18 - 30-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018)WAIMH 16th World Congress: New Challenges for a 3rd millenium Infant Mental Health,
Maguire, C., Curtin, M., Buckley, L., Harford, K (2018) An Infant Mental Health Interdisciplinary Training and Coaching Programme in an Irish Community Area Based Prevention and Early Intervention Programme. [Oral Presentation], WAIMH 16th World Congress: New Challenges for a 3rd millenium Infant Mental Health, Rome , 26-MAY-18 - 30-MAY-18. [Details]
(2017)Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference,
Curtin M, Donald B, Buckley L, Harford, K (2017) Using a child-focused community profile as a catalyst for a multi-disciplinary child health partnership in a low-income Irish community. [Oral Presentation], Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference, Birmingham , 24-MAY-17 - 26-MAY-17. [Details]
(2015)4th Annual Conference of the Childrens Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland,
Curtin M, Staines A, Perry IJ. (2015) Providing population-level data to support policy and practice for healthy child development – the role of the Early Development Instrument. [Oral Presentation], 4th Annual Conference of the Childrens Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Dublin . [Details]
(2015)Annual Drug Related Infectious Diseases Meeting, European Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA),
Margaret Curtin (2015) Prevalence of drug use and blood-borne viruses among the Irish prison population. [Oral Presentation], Annual Drug Related Infectious Diseases Meeting, European Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Lisbon, Portugal . [Details]
(2015)Annual Drug Related Infectious Diseases Meeting, European Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA),
Margaret Curtin (2015) Increases in recently diagnosed HIV infection among people who inject drugs in Dublin. [Oral Presentation], Annual Drug Related Infectious Diseases Meeting, European Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Lisbon, Portugal . [Details]
(2013)College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference,
Curtin M, Staines A, Perry IJ (2013) Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland - a population level study. [Poster Presentation], College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference, UCC . [Details]
(2013)The European Commission Thematic Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care – Peer Learning Event on Monitoring and Evaluation,
Curtin M. (2013) (2013) The Early Development Instrument – Cork Project. [Invited Oral Presentation], The European Commission Thematic Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care – Peer Learning Event on Monitoring and Evaluation, Dublin , 29-MAY-13 - 30-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Institute of Public Health Open Conference,
Curtin M, Perry IJ (2013) Providing population-level data to support policy and practice for healthy child development - the role of the Early Development Inatrument. [Poster Presentation], Institute of Public Health Open Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)European Commission Thematic Working Group on Early Childhood Education adn Care,
Curtin M (2013) The Early Developmetn Instrument - Cork Project. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Commission Thematic Working Group on Early Childhood Education adn Care, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development 2012 Biennial Meeting,
Curtin M (2012) Facilitators and Barriers in Applying and International Measure of Child Development: case studies from Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, Scotland and Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development 2012 Biennial Meeting, Edmonton, Canada . [Details]
(2012)Delivering better health services, Health Services Research Network Symposium,
Curtin M, Staines A, Perry IJ (2012) The Early Development Instrument - a potentially promising population level indicator of pre-school care. [Poster Presentation], Delivering better health services, Health Services Research Network Symposium, Manchester . [Details]
(2011)Shortlist for the Jacqueline Horan Bronze Medal in Epidemiology,
Curtin M (2011) The Early Development Instrument - a ponentially promising population level indicator of pre-school care. [Oral Presentation], Shortlist for the Jacqueline Horan Bronze Medal in Epidemiology, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Child Health Research the Key to a Healthier European Society,
Curtin M, Staines A, Perry IJ. (2013) Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland – a population level study. [Poster Presentation], Child Health Research the Key to a Healthier European Society, Dublin , 30-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference,
Curtin M, Staines A, Perry IJ. (2013) Determinants of vulnerability in early childhood development in Ireland – a population level study. [Poster Presentation], College of Medicine and Health HRB Clinical Research Facility Conference, Cork , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Institute of Public Health Open Conference,
Curtin M, Perry IJ (2013) Providing population-level data to support policy and practice for healthy child development – the role of the Early Development Instrument. [Poster Presentation], Institute of Public Health Open Conference, Dublin , 08-OCT-13 - 08-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012)The International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development 2012 Biennial Meeting,
Curtin M (2012) Facilitators and Barriers in Applying an International Measure of Child Development: Case Studies from Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, Scotland & Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development 2012 Biennial Meeting, Edmonton, Canada , 08-JUL-12 - 12-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)Delivering Better Health Services, Health Services Research Network Symposium,
Curtin M, Staines A, Perry IJ. (2012) The Early Development Instrument – a potentially promising population level indicator of pre-school care. [Poster Presentation], Delivering Better Health Services, Health Services Research Network Symposium, Manchester , 19-JUN-12 - 20-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Shortlist for the Jacqueline Horan Bronze Medal Prize in Epidemiology,
Curtin M. (2011) The Early Development Instrument – a potentially promising population level indicator of pre-school care. [Oral Presentation], Shortlist for the Jacqueline Horan Bronze Medal Prize in Epidemiology, Dublin , 30-NOV-11 - 30-NOV-11. [Details]
(2006)14th Annual Public Health Forum,
Thunhurst, C., Cronin, M., Curtin, M.; (2006) The ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to Build Partnerships for Community Health Development. [Oral Presentation], 14th Annual Public Health Forum, Telford , 14-MAR-06 - 15-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)Royal Irish Academy Conference on Volunteering and Philanthropy,
Thunhurst,C., Cronin,M., Curtin, M.,; (2005) The ORCHID Projeact - Using Operational Research to Build Partnerships for Community Health Development. [Oral Presentation], Royal Irish Academy Conference on Volunteering and Philanthropy, Belfast , 24-NOV-05 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2005)NCVO/VSSN Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference,
Thunhurst, C., Cronin, M., Curtin, M.; (2005) The ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to Break Down the Barriers that Inhibit Partnerships for Community Health Development. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference, University of Warwick , 31-AUG-05 - 01-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)31st Annual Conference of the European Working Group on OR Applied to Health Services,
Thunhurst, C., Cronin, M., Curtin, M.; (2005) The ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to Build Partnerships for Community Health Development. [Oral Presentation], 31st Annual Conference of the European Working Group on OR Applied to Health Services, University of Southampton , 01-AUG-05 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2005)32nd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
Thunhurst, C., Cronin, M. Curtin, M.; (2005) The ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to Build Partnerships for Community Health Development. [Oral Presentation], 32nd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Nenagh , 23-APR-05 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2005)47th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society of the UK,
Thunhurst, C., Cronin, M., Curtin, M.,; (2005) The ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to Build Partnerships for Community Health Development. [Oral Presentation], 47th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society of the UK, University of Chester , 13-SEP-05 - 15-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)Health Services Research Annual Conference,
Thunhurst, C., Curtin, M., Cronin, M.; (2004) ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to Build Partnerships for Community Health Development. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research Annual Conference, UCC . [Details]
(2005)9th Annual Health Promotion Conference NUI Galway,
Cronin, M., Thunhurst, C., Curtin, M.; (2005) Partnerships for Health - A Case Study of the ORCHID Project. [Oral Presentation], 9th Annual Health Promotion Conference NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland . [Details]

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021Growth and Development during Pregnancy, Childhood and Adolescence NU2060Growth and Development during Pregnancy, Childhood and Adolescence
2021Independent Study in Health Studies NU5078Independent Study in Health Studies
2021Child Growth and Development NU6157Child Growth and Development
2021Independent Study in Health Studies NU3046Independent Study in Health Studies
2021Independent Study in Health Studies NU2074Independent Study in Health Studies
2021Independent Study in Health Studies NU4091Independent Study in Health Studies

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