Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Dr Mary O’Neill

  • Mary O'NeillRole: Lecturer and Programme Director MSc Advanced Leadership, Postgraduate Diploma /MSc in Nursing (Respiratory Care in Nursing Practice) and Clinical Nursing Knowledge & Skills: Cervical Screening module in partnership with CervicalCheck Ireland’s National Cervical Screening programme.
  • Email: moneill3@rcsi.ie
  • Professional qualifications: Registered General Nurse, Registered Midwife, Registered Public Health Nurse, Fellow Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI.
  • Academic qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc Primary Health Care, Currently completing EdD.



Current research

Current projects
  • Reflection and thinking skills: This project explored the relationship between reflection and the thinking skills of postgraduate nursing students. It also examined the factors that motivate students to learn and the approaches they use when learning.

Publications and presentations

Papers
  • Roger D., O’Neill M. & Nugent L. (2015) Informal Carers’ Experiences of Caring for Older Adults at Home: A Phenomenological Study. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(6), 280-285.
  • Hilliard C. & O’Neill M. (2009) Nurses’ emotional experience of caring for children with burns, (Nursing children with burns) Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 (19-20) 2907-2915).
  • O’Neill M. & Cowman S. (2008) Partners in care: investigating community nursing understanding of an interdisciplinary team based approach to primary care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(22), 3004-3011.

Conferences
  • O’Neill M., Cowman S. & Dicker P. (2010) Stroke: Paving the Way to Integrated Care. The Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Day Conference 2010 (Poster presentation).
  • O’Neill M. (2017) Reflection and Postgraduate Nurses’ Thinking Skills. RCSI 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference (Oral presentation)
  • O’Neill M., Miller, S. & Dunne, L. (2016) Reflection and the Thinking Skills of Postgraduate Nursing Students. RCSI 35th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference (Poster presentation).
  • O’Neill M. (2015) Teaching Reflective Practice Through Blended Learning. Annual Research Day RCSI Research Day 2015 (Poster presentation).
  • O’Neill M. (2015) Teaching Reflective Practice Through Blended Learning. RCSI 34th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference (Poster presentation).

Teaching and research supervision

Teaching
  • Module lead for Advanced Reflection and Clinical Practicum Postgraduate Diploma programmes
  • Module lead for Contemporary Issues MSc Advanced Leadership
  • Module lead for Adult Reparatory Care, Biological Science & Patient Assessment and Health Promotion & Behavioural Science
  • Module lead for Clinical Nursing Knowledge & Skills: Cervical Screening
  • Module lead for Patient Safety, Quality & Risk Management, BSc Management programme

MSc Research students
  • MSc Year 2 supervision