A survey of nurses and midwives research interest and perceptions of barriers and enablers to research participation in an area in Ireland

Vanessa Clarke

Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development HSE North East

Vanessa Clarke qualified as a general nurse in St James’s Hospital Dublin and then as a midwife in Guy’s Hospital in London. Vanessa has had a varied career working in clinical practice, clinical audit and database management, nursing home inspection and in research. Vanessa also worked as a business manager in the cardiothoracic unit in St James’s Hospital, Dublin. While in post Vanessa completed her Diploma in Management with the Open University. Subsequently she undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Quality and Safety in Healthcare and has been awarded an MPhil for her work examining smoking prevalence and adverse birth outcomes in a Dublin Maternity Hospital. As a project officer in the NMPDU HSE North East Vanessa’s role includes acting as project lead for the development of research capacity for nurses and midwives. Vanessa is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in University College Cork.


Background Developing research capacity promotes a high level of nursing knowledge, enhances evidence based practice and supports patient centred care. A nursing and midwifery research group (NMRG) was established in the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Vanessa Clarke (Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development HSE North East)
  2. madeline colwell (Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education HSE North East)
  3. Martin Duignan (Emergency Department Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co Meath)
  4. Anne Jones (Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co Meath)
  5. Myles Hackett (Department of Nursing Midwifery and Health Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology)
  6. Eileen Mc Guigan (HSE Specialist Palliative Care Service Louth/Meath and Cavan/Monaghan)
  7. Deirdre Mulligan (Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development HSE North East)

Topic Area

Topics: Innovations in research methodology, education or clinical practice


RS » Research (14:00 - Thursday, 10th November, Seminar Room 2.51)

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