Alice Coffey

Professor PhD MEd BA RGN RM

 
researcher

Biography

Professor Coffey joined the Department of Nursing and Midwifery as chair of Nursing and Midwifery in November 2017.  She is a registered general nurse and midwife with 17 years’ experience in Higher Education. Her former academic roles include Director of Internationalization; Director of Post graduate programmes and course co-ordinator. She has teaching and assessment experience from undergraduate to doctoral level; experience  in curriculum development and review,  development, teaching and assessment on inter-professional  programmes, and on online/ blended learning, programmes, in programme review panels and  external examining. She is current external examiner for MSc in Gerontology at TCD.    Professor Coffey’s  programme of research has centred on working with older people, specifically focused on areas such as; transitional care for older adults; dementia care and  palliative care; services evaluation; the development of a strategic vision and educational framework for Gerontological nursing and competencies for working with older people in nursing, health and social care; and advance care planning. As principle investigator, lead co-investigator and co-applicant on interdisciplinary research projects she has secured competitive funding from a variety of sources e.g. Health Services Executive, Health Research Board and the European Union. Her career vision is to promote, support and advance the knowledge and scholarship of nursing; building on her programme of research with interdisciplinary national and international collaboration. And to develop the next generation of nurse researchers; to influence health and social care professional’s enthusiasm for working with older people and to positively impact on health and social policy on age related care and services nationally and internationally          

Research Interests


 I currently chair the Research Committee at the Department of Nursing University of Limerick and have chaired the Healthy Ageing Research Programme in the school of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork. My experience in research includes national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary projects and extends over a range of research areas such as: transitions in care for older adults; evaluation of health services and programmes; development of competencies for nursing, health and social care; dementia; palliative care and advance care planning. I have completed a number of funded projects at national and international level as principle investigator, lead co-investigator and co-applicant. I have secured competitive funding from a variety of sources e.g. Health Services Executive, Health Research Board and the European Union. I have and continue to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects at University level with colleagues at University College Cork (Centre for Gerontology; School of Medicine, Department of General Practice; Schools of Pharmacy, Social Science, Education, Economics and Epidemiology and Public Health and Institute of Social Science); at national level (University College Dublin School of Nursing and Health Sciences; NUIG and Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery) and Internationally (Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, University of Oklahoma, Case Western University Ohio, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Marquette University, Milwaukie, Wisconsin USA; Penn Nursing, Philadelphia).

I have over 55 published outputs, the majority published in peer reviewed high impact international journals both nursing and interdisciplinary. (Google Scholar h-index =12 & i10- index =15. Citations = 520).

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 ''Rosemary Ryan''
Coffey, A (2012) ''Rosemary Ryan'' In: Leadership in Action - Influential Irish Women Nurses' Contribution to Society. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
2013 ''Joe Wolfe''
Coffey, A (2013) ''Joe Wolfe'' In: Leadership in Action II: Influential Men Nurses' Contribution to Irish Society. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
2014 ''Transitions Theory''
Coffey, A (2014) ''Transitions Theory'' In: Theories Guiding Nursing Research. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol of a mixed methods systematic review and meta-ethnography'
Jennings AA;Foley T;Walsh KA;Coffey A;Browne JP;Bradley CP; (2018) 'General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol of a mixed methods systematic review and meta-ethnography'. Systematic Reviews, 7 (1) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 'How do older people discuss their own sexuality? A systematic review of qualitative research studies'
Gewirtz-Meydan A;Hafford-Letchfield T;Ayalon L;Benyamini Y;Biermann V;Coffey A;Jackson J;Phelan A;Voß P;Geiger Zeman M;Zeman Z; (2018) 'How do older people discuss their own sexuality? A systematic review of qualitative research studies'. Culture Health & Sexuality, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Development and psychometric testing of the Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis (CLeeNA) Instrument for Nurses and Midwives'
McCarthy VJ, Murphy A, Savage E, Hegarty J, Coffey A, Leahy-Warren P, Horgan A, O'Connell R, Marsh L, Drennan, C (2018) 'Development and psychometric testing of the Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis (CLeeNA) Instrument for Nurses and Midwives'. Journal Of Nursing Management, 00-1 (11) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The factors to be considered when evaluating bedside handover'
Forde, M. Coffey, A., Hegarty, J (2018) 'The factors to be considered when evaluating bedside handover'. Journal Of Nursing Management, 26 :757-768 [DOI] [Details]
2006 ''Developing a tool to assess person-centred continence care''
Wright, J., McCormack, B., Coffey, A., McCarthy, G (2006) ''Developing a tool to assess person-centred continence care''. Nursing Older People, [Details]
2008 ''Management and Promotion of Continence in Rehabilitation Settings''
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., McCormack, B., Wright, J. & Slater, P (2008) ''Management and Promotion of Continence in Rehabilitation Settings''. Nursing Times, [Details]
2009 ''Staff perceptions of elder abuse''
Daly, J & Coffey, A (2009) ''Staff perceptions of elder abuse''. Nursing Older People, [Details]
2011 ''Older people’s experiences of relocation to Long Term Care''
Fraher, A and Coffey, A (2011) ''Older people’s experiences of relocation to Long Term Care''. Nursing Older People, [Details]
2012 'Older People with Dementia in the perioperative care environment: Key issues for perioperative nurses'
Coffey, A (2012) 'Older People with Dementia in the perioperative care environment: Key issues for perioperative nurses'. British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing Journal, [Details]
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, [Details]
2015 ''Attitudes to ageing and perceptions of working with older people of students of health and social care''
Coffey, A., Tyrrell, M., Buckley, M., et al (2015) ''Attitudes to ageing and perceptions of working with older people of students of health and social care''. Nursing Older People, [Details]
2015 '‘Healthcare assistants’ attitudes towards older people and their knowledge about ageing''
Coffey, A., Whitehead, N (2015) '‘Healthcare assistants’ attitudes towards older people and their knowledge about ageing''. Nursing Older People, [Details]
2004 'Perceptions of Training Care Attendants employed in the care of older people'
Coffey, A. (2004) 'Perceptions of Training Care Attendants employed in the care of older people'. Journal Of Nursing Management, [Details]
2005 ''The clinical learning portfolio: a practice development experience in Gerontological nursing''
Coffey, A. (2005) ''The clinical learning portfolio: a practice development experience in Gerontological nursing''. International Journal Of Older People Nursing, [Details]
2006 ''Discharging Older People from hospital to home: what do we know?'
Coffey, A (2006) ''Discharging Older People from hospital to home: what do we know?'. International Journal Of Older People Nursing, [Details]
2007 ''Incontinence: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management in Two Rehabilitation Units for Older People''
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Wright, J and McCormack, B (2007) ''Incontinence: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management in Two Rehabilitation Units for Older People''. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing, [Details]
2007 ''Evaluating the context within which continence care is provided in rehabilitation units for older people''
Wright J., McCormack B., Coffey A., McCarthy G (2007) ''Evaluating the context within which continence care is provided in rehabilitation units for older people''. International Journal Of Older People Nursing, [Details]
2009 ''Development and Testing of the Context Assessment Index (CAI)''
McCormack, B,McCarthy, G,Wright, J,Slater, P,Coffey, A; (2009) ''Development and Testing of the Context Assessment Index (CAI)''. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing, [Details]
2009 ''Incontinence Prevalence Management, Staff Knowledge and Professional Practice Environment in a Rehabilitation Unit in Ireland''
McCarthy, G., McCormack, B., Coffey, A. & Wright, J.; (2009) ''Incontinence Prevalence Management, Staff Knowledge and Professional Practice Environment in a Rehabilitation Unit in Ireland''. International Journal Of Older People Nursing, [Details]
2009 ''Discharge planning: the role of discharge co-ordinator''
Day, M.R., McCarthy, G. & Coffey, A (2009) ''Discharge planning: the role of discharge co-ordinator''. Nursing Older People, [Details]
2012 'Community supports used by older people following discharge''
Coffey, A & McCarthy G (2012) 'Community supports used by older people following discharge''. British Journal of Community Nursing, [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, [Details]
2012 ') Older people’s perception of their readiness for discharge and post discharge use of community support and services''
Coffey, A & McCarthy G (2012) ') Older people’s perception of their readiness for discharge and post discharge use of community support and services''. International Journal Of Older People Nursing, [Details]
2012 ''Person Centred Care in Nursing Documentation''
Broderick, M. C & Coffey, A (2012) ''Person Centred Care in Nursing Documentation''. International Journal Of Older People Nursing, [Details]
2013 ''Nurses’ preferred end-of-life treatment choices in five countries''
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E., Friedman, I., et al. (2013) ''Nurses’ preferred end-of-life treatment choices in five countries''. International Nursing Review, [Details]
2013 ''Clinical unity and community empowerment: the use of smartphone technology to empower community management of chronic venous ulcers through the support of a tertiary unit''
Quinn, E. M. Corrigan, M.A., O’Mullane, J., Murphy, D., Lehane, E. A., Leahy-Warren, P., Coffey, A., McCluskey, P., Redmond, H. P., Fulton, G. J. (2013) ''Clinical unity and community empowerment: the use of smartphone technology to empower community management of chronic venous ulcers through the support of a tertiary unit''. Plos One, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 ''Concept analysis of spirituality: an evolutionary approach''
Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., & Coffey, A. (2015) ''Concept analysis of spirituality: an evolutionary approach''. Nursing forum, [Details]
2015 '). Evaluating the systematic implementation of the ‘Let Me Decide’ advance care planning programme in long term care through focus groups: staff perspective'
Cornally, N., Mc Glade, C., Weathers, E., Daly, E., Fitzgerald, C., O ‘Caoimh, R., Coffey, A., Molloy, W (2015) '). Evaluating the systematic implementation of the ‘Let Me Decide’ advance care planning programme in long term care through focus groups: staff perspective'. Bmc Palliative Care, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 ''Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale for Older People: development and psychometric testing from three countries''
Mabire, C., Weiss, M., Coffey, A (2015) ''Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale for Older People: development and psychometric testing from three countries''. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, [Details]
2016 'Measuring staff perception of end-of-life experience of older adults in long-term care'
Cornally, N., Coffey, A., Daly, E., McGlade, C., Weathers, E., O’Herlihy, E., O ‘Caoimh, R., McLoughlin, K., Svendrovski, A. and Molloy, W., (2016) 'Measuring staff perception of end-of-life experience of older adults in long-term care'. Applied Nursing Research, [Details]
2016 'Advance care planning: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials conducted with older adults 2016'
Weathers, E., O ’Caoimh, R., Cornally, N., Fitzgerald, C., Kearns, T., Coffey, A., Daly, E., O' Sullivan, R., McGlade, C., Molloy, DW (2016) 'Advance care planning: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials conducted with older adults 2016'. Maturitas, [Details]
2016 'Nurses Knowledge of Advance Directives and Perceived Confidence in End-Of –Life Care in Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the U.S'
A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E., Friedman, MI., Gallo, K., Ehrenfeld, M., Chan, S., Li, W.H.C., Poletti., P. Zanotti, R.,Molloy D.W., McGlade, C., Fitzpatrick, J.J. Itzhaki., M (2016) 'Nurses Knowledge of Advance Directives and Perceived Confidence in End-Of –Life Care in Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the U.S'. International Journal Of Nursing Practice, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Preferences of residents with dementia for end of life care'
Mulqueen, K., Coffey, A (2017) 'Preferences of residents with dementia for end of life care'. Nursing Older People, [Details]
2017 'Transitional Care Interventions relevance for nursing in the community'
Coffey, A., Mulcahy, H., Savage, E., Bradley, C., Fitzgerald, S., Benefield, L., Leahy- Warren, P. (2017) 'Transitional Care Interventions relevance for nursing in the community'. Public Health Nursing, [Details]
2017 'Readiness for Hospital Discharge: A Concept Analysis'
Galvin, E., Wills, T., & Coffey, A (2017) 'Readiness for Hospital Discharge: A Concept Analysis'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, [Details]
2017 ''Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: a systematic review''
O’Caoimh, R., Cornally, N., O’Sullivan, R., Hally, R., Weathers, E., Lavan, A. H., Kearns, T., Coffey, A., McGlade, C. and Molloy, D. W. (2017) ''Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: a systematic review''. Maturitas, [ULIR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Bladder Control Problems in Older Adults: A Continuing Professional Development Article'
Day, M.R. and Coffey, A. (2018) 'Bladder Control Problems in Older Adults: A Continuing Professional Development Article' JAIGNA, 5 (2) . [Details]
2007 ''Plugging the plug on containment''
McCarthy, G, Coffey, A, McCormack, B, Wright, J and Lehane, B (2007) ''Plugging the plug on containment'' World of Irish Nursing, . [Details]
2010 ''Gerontological Nursing: progress and preparation for the future''
Coffey, A (2010) ''Gerontological Nursing: progress and preparation for the future'' FEASA- Newsletter of the All Ireland Gerontological Nursing Association, . [Details]
2012 'Report - a Picture of Health: Health Research Board'
Coffey, A. (2012) 'Report - a Picture of Health: Health Research Board' Ready for Home, . [Details]
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, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 HSEWest/Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference
Coffey, A (2018) Gerontological Nursing Research and future vision HSEWest/Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference [Details]
2018 All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) 10th Annual Conference
Coffey, A., Savage, E., Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Wills, T., McCarthy, V., Fehin, P., Ó Doibhlin, D., McLoughlin, K., Benefield, L. E., O’Sullivan, B., Hegarty, J., Hoey, C., Lang, D (2018) Advancing Gerontological Nursing through the identification of competencies for working with older people All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) 10th Annual Conference [Details]
2002 Annual Nursing Conference. Paper Trinity College, Dublin
Coffey, A (2002) Implications of Training Care Attendants in Care of Older People Annual Nursing Conference. Paper Trinity College, Dublin [Details]
2004 The art and science of Continence Care, RCN Continence Care annual conference York. England
McCarthy G and Coffey A (2004) Professional Practice Environment and Decision making in rehabilitation units for Older People The art and science of Continence Care, RCN Continence Care annual conference York. England [Details]
2004 6th Annual Royal College of Nursing Education Conference Blackpool, UK
Coffey, A (2004) Training for care attendants in the care of older people in Ireland: perceptions of care attendants and nurses 6th Annual Royal College of Nursing Education Conference Blackpool, UK [Details]
2005 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery 24th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference RCSI Dublin
McCarthy G and Coffey A .; (2005) Professional Practice Environment and Decision making in rehabilitation units for Older People Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery 24th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference RCSI Dublin [Details]
2005 British Society of Gerontology 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Keele University, U.K
Coffey, A. & Wright, J (2005) Identifying Cultural Indicators to ensure person centred continence care for older people British Society of Gerontology 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Keele University, U.K [Details]
2005 3rd International RCN Rehabilitation and Intermediate care nursing forum conference: Interprofessional Teamwork and Rehabilitation: Much Ado About Nothing? Warwick UK
Coffey, A. & Wright, J (2005) Creating a rehabilitation culture for person centred care for older people 3rd International RCN Rehabilitation and Intermediate care nursing forum conference: Interprofessional Teamwork and Rehabilitation: Much Ado About Nothing? Warwick UK [Details]
2006 Enhancing Practice 6: Edinburgh Conference Centre, Edinburgh Scotland
Wright J, Coffey A ,McCormack B McCarthy G (2006) The significance of context to development of practice in continence care Enhancing Practice 6: Edinburgh Conference Centre, Edinburgh Scotland [Details]
2006 Enhancing Patient Care Through Quality and Research Antrim, Northern Ireland
Wright J and Slater P, Coffey A., McCormack B McCarthy G (2006) Assessing Practice context, the development of the Context Assessment Index Enhancing Patient Care Through Quality and Research Antrim, Northern Ireland [Details]
2007 International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vienna
McCarthy, G., McCormack, B., Coffey, A. Wright, J. & Slater, P. (2007) The development of the Context Assessment Index International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vienna [Details]
2007 Nursing and Midwifery Development Unit, HSE West, 4th Annual conference `Leadership for everyday Leaders, Limerick
Trimble, B and Coffey, A (2007) Staff Nurses experience of providing palliative care for patients in hospital Nursing and Midwifery Development Unit, HSE West, 4th Annual conference `Leadership for everyday Leaders, Limerick [Details]
2007 International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI)
McCarthy, G and Coffey, A (2007) Professional practice environment and decision making in continence management in rehabilitation settings for Older People International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) [Details]
2007 RCN International research conference Dundee, Scotland
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Wright, J and McCormack, B (2007) The Prevalence and Management of Continence: A cross country comparative study of two rehabilitation units RCN International research conference Dundee, Scotland [Details]
2007 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin
McCarthy, G., Coffey, A., Day, M.R (2007) Role of the Discharge Liaison Nurse 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2007 8th Annual Nursing Research Conference. UCC Cork
Daly, J & Coffey, A (2007) Staff Knowledge and Perception of elder abuse in the long term care setting for older People in Ireland 8th Annual Nursing Research Conference. UCC Cork [Details]
2008 9th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science Maastricht, Netherlands
Coffey, A, McCarthy G. (2008) Older Peoples Readiness for Discharge from Hospital to Home 9th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science Maastricht, Netherlands [Details]
2008 Irish Practice Nurses Association & Community Practitioners¿ and Health Visitors Association joint conference Croke Park Dublin
McCarthy, G. Day, M.R. Coffey, A; (2008) Discharge Planning: Role of Discharge Co-ordinator Irish Practice Nurses Association & Community Practitioners¿ and Health Visitors Association joint conference Croke Park Dublin [Details]
2010 RCN International Research Conference Newcastle UK
Coffey, A, McCarthy, G (2010) Including older patients perception of their readiness for going home from hospital RCN International Research Conference Newcastle UK [Details]
2011 30th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Coffey, A (2011) Age related perception of readiness for discharge 30th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference [Details]
2011 11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Molloy, W., McGlade, C. and Weathers, E (2011) Advance care directives: knowledge and attitudes of nurse, midwives and doctors 11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork [Details]
2012 Sigma Theta Tau 23rd International Research Conference; Brisbane, Australia
Coffey, A (2012) Meleis’ Theory of Transition and Readiness of Older People for Discharge Sigma Theta Tau 23rd International Research Conference; Brisbane, Australia [Details]
2012 School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Research Conference University College Cork
Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., Coffey, A (2012) Spirituality: A Review of Previous Concept Analyses School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Research Conference University College Cork [Details]
2012 Irish Gerontological Society 60th Annual and Scientific Meeting
McGlade, C, Timmons, S, Coffey, A, Weathers, E, Pope, G, Goggin, C, Molloy, W (2012) The Influence of Healthcare Professional's Confidence and Training in Palliative Care and Treatment Choices at the End-of-Life Irish Gerontological Society 60th Annual and Scientific Meeting [Details]
2012 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Molloy, W., Weathers, E. and McGlade, C (2012) Advance directives: knowledge and attitudes of nurses, midwives and doctors 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin [Details]
2012 RCN International Nursing Conference, London
Coffey, A., McCarthy,G., Fitzpatrick,J., Weathers, E., Friedman, E.M., Gallo,K., Ehrenfeld,M., Itzhaki,M., Molloy, W., Glade, C (2012) Advance Care Directives: Knowledge and Attitudes of Nurses in Ireland, U.S. and Israel RCN International Nursing Conference, London [Details]
2013 32nd 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 32nd RCSI International Conference [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 Irish Gerontological Society 61st Annual and Scientific
Buckley, M, Coffey, A, Tyrell, M, Bartley, M, Deenihan, C, Manning, E, Browne, V, Barrett, A, Timmons, S (2013) A Multicentre Survey of Acute Hospital Nursing Staff Training in Dementia Care Irish Gerontological Society 61st Annual and Scientific [Details]
2013 32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin
Elizabeth Weathers, Geraldine McCarthy, Alice Coffey (2013) An Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Spirituality 32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin [Details]
2014 AIGNA (All Ireland Gerontological Nursing Association) Conference
Coffey, A., McCarthy G., Tyrell, M., Buckley, C., Gaidys, U., Sansoni, J., Arola, M., Deimante- Hartmane, D (2014) Transnational development of an agreed Core European Competencies Framework for working with older people: ELLAN – European Later Life Active Network AIGNA (All Ireland Gerontological Nursing Association) Conference [Details]
2014 7th Interdisciplinary Symposium of Public Health, Nursing, Social Work:
Coffey, A (2014) Healthy Ageing; 7th Interdisciplinary Symposium of Public Health, Nursing, Social Work: [Details]
2014 School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Weathers, E., Cornally, N., Coffey, A., Daly, E., Philp, M., and Molloy, D.W (2014) Planning for end of life: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference [Details]
2014 15th Health care Interdisciplinary Research Conference
Coffey, A., Tyrrell, M., Buckley, M., et al (2014) Attitudes to ageing and perceptions of working with older people of students of health and social care 15th Health care Interdisciplinary Research Conference [Details]
2015 The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress
Weathers, E. Coffey, A. et al. (2015) ) Challenges in Implementing Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress [Details]
2015 34th International Nursing Research Conference
Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., and Coffey, A (2015) Spirituality: a review of the empirical literature 34th International Nursing Research Conference [Details]
2016 Educational Conference, Portugal
Greet Schoofs; Alice Coffey; Marjut Arola; Dagnija Deimante – Hartmane; Uta Gaidys, Julita Sansoni, Panagiota Sourtzi, Adrea Stitzel, Tihomir Žiljak (2016) Attitude of Health and Social Students towards Gerontology and the influence of Education Educational Conference, Portugal [Details]
2016 IGS Conference Killarney
Coffey, A. Leahy-Warren, P., Hegarty, J. Cornally, N., Day, MR., Maher, B., Browne, J., Sahm, L., Flynn, M., Hutton, S., O’Mahony, A., Arenella, K., Savage, E (2016) A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance IGS Conference Killarney [Details]
2016 23rd NKG congress Tampere Finland
Coffey, A., Mikkonen, I et al (2016) Developing Competences for Health and Social Care Professionals working with Older People 23rd NKG congress Tampere Finland [Details]
2016 Professionals International Education Conference Venice, Italy
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., O’Mahony A., M Arola., S. Auer., E. Corvo., D. Deimante-Hartmane., U. Gaidys., C Petersen- Ewert., J. Sansoni., Mikkonen, I (2016) The need to promote gerontology in undergraduate education for Health and Social Care Professionals Professionals International Education Conference Venice, Italy [Details]
2016 National Dementia Care Conference
Coffey, A., Cornally, C., Weathers, E., Buckley, C., McLoughlin, K (2016) Palliative Care in Dementia: Focus on Pain assessment and Management National Dementia Care Conference [Details]
2016 AGEING 2016
Coffey, A (2016) Gerontology a Future Career in Health and Social Care AGEING 2016 [Details]
2017 17th International Conference on Integrated Care
O’Shea D., Lang D., Hoey, C., Hegarty, J., Coffey., A. (2017) A Strategic Vision and Educational Framework for Gerontological Nursing 17th International Conference on Integrated Care [Details]
2017 Nursing & Midwifery Values in Practice Conference
Weathers, E., Cornally., N., Farrell, D., Coffey, A., Denieffe, S., Harnett, G., Herrity, L., et al, (2017) Development of the 1st Irish Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing & Midwifery Nursing & Midwifery Values in Practice Conference [Details]
2017 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference
Bell, M., Coffey, A., McCarthy, G (2017) ) Nurse-Physician Collaboration, Nurse Collaborative Behaviours, and Associated Organisational and Relational Factors in Nurses working in Acute Care Context in Ireland and the United States 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference [Details]
2017 ‘Social Connectedness and positive Ageing’:
Lang D., Hoey, C., Hegarty, J., Coffey., A. (2017) A Strategic Vision and Educational Framework for Gerontological Nursing ‘Social Connectedness and positive Ageing’: [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 Nursing and Healthcare Leadership and Organisational Performance Conference,
Murphy, A, McCarthy, V, Coffey A et al (2018) Development and psychometric testing of the Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis (CLeeNA) Instrument for Nurses and Midwives’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Nursing and Healthcare Leadership and Organisational Performance Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Evaluation of The Alzheimers Society of Ireland Dementia Adviser Service.
Coffey, A., Cornally, N., Hegarty, J., O’Caoimh, R., O’Reilly, P., O’Loughlin, C., Drennan, J., Clarke, C., Hartigan. I (2018) Evaluation of The Alzheimers Society of Ireland Dementia Adviser Service. https://www.lenus.ie/handle/10147/623818. [DOI] [Details]
2006 Development of the Context Assessment Index (CAI); Final Project Report.
Wright J, Coffey A, McCormack B, McCarthy G (2006) Development of the Context Assessment Index (CAI); Final Project Report. University of Ulster and UCC - http://search.ulster.ac.uk/query.html, Belfast & Cork. [Details]
2007 The Role of the Discharge Co-ordinator: An Exploratory Study.
McCarthy, G., Coffey, A., Day, M.R (2007) The Role of the Discharge Co-ordinator: An Exploratory Study. Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit Southern Area HSE, Cork. [Details]
2014 An evaluation of the HSE guiding framework for the implementation of nurse prescribing of medical ionising radiation (X-Ray) in Ireland.
Drennan J, Naughton C, Griffins M, Butler ML, Grehan J, Moughty A, Kavanagh E, Hyde A, Butler M, Sheridan A, Coughlan B, Hegarty J, Savage E, Coffey A, O Connell R, Creedon R (2014) An evaluation of the HSE guiding framework for the implementation of nurse prescribing of medical ionising radiation (X-Ray) in Ireland. Health Service Executive, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance.
Coffey, A., Leahy-Warren, P., Savage, E., Hegarty, J. Cornally, N., Day, MR., Maher, B., Browne, J., Sahm, L., O’ Caoimh, R., Flynn, M., Hutton, S., O’Mahony, A., Arenella, K (2015) A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance. Department of Health - https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/clinical/SystematicLiteratureReviewTacklingD, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 Leadership development needs of Directors of Nursing in Older Peoples Nursing Services. Based on a survey completed by the National Leadership and Innovation Centre (NLIC).
Coffey, A., Hegarty, J., Wills, T., McCarthy, V.J.C. and McLoughlin, K. (2016) Leadership development needs of Directors of Nursing in Older Peoples Nursing Services. Based on a survey completed by the National Leadership and Innovation Centre (NLIC). NLIC, Unknown. [Details]
2016 European Core Competences Framework For health and social care professionals working with older people.
Dijkman, B., Roodbol, P., Aho, J., Andruszkiewicz., A., Coffey, A., Felsman, M., Schoofs, G., Stitzel, A., Soares, C., Sourtzi, P., Mikkonen, I (2016) European Core Competences Framework For health and social care professionals working with older people. http://ellan.savonia.fi/, Unknown. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development.
Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Kelly, M., Phelan, A., Savage, E., Benefield, L., Bradley, C., Coffey, A., Donohoe,, A., Fitzgerald, S., Frawley, T., Healy, M., Meagher, C., McCarthy, B., O’Connell, R., Paul,, G., Stokes, D., McLoughlin, K., O’Mahony, A., Walsh, J. and Healy, L. (2016) An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development. Unknown, Unknown. [Details]
2016 Palliative Care for the Person with Dementia Guidance Document 5: Pain Assessment and Management.
Cornally, N., McLoughlin, K., Coffey, A., Weathers, E., Buckley, C., Mannix, M., Molloy, D.W. and Timmons, S. (2016) Palliative Care for the Person with Dementia Guidance Document 5: Pain Assessment and Management. Irish Hospice Foundation http://hospicefoundation.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Final-Guidance-Doc, Dublin. [Details]
2017 Independent Programme Evaluation of the Leaders for Compassionate Care Programme.
Coffey, A., Saab M. M., Landers M., Cornally, N., McLoughlin, K., Hegarty J., Savage E. & Drennan J. (2017) Independent Programme Evaluation of the Leaders for Compassionate Care Programme. Health Service Executive, Dublin. [Details]
2017 Systematic Literature Review and National Focus Group to Support the Development of a Strategic Vision and Educational Framework for Gerontological Nursing.
Coffey, A., Savage, E., Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., Wills, T., McCarthy, V., Fehin, P., O'Doibhin, D., McLoughlin, K., Benefield, L. E., O' Sullivan, B. & Hegarty J. (2017) Systematic Literature Review and National Focus Group to Support the Development of a Strategic Vision and Educational Framework for Gerontological Nursing. Health Service Executive, Dublin. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
2012 The Influence of Healthcare Professional's Confidence and Training in Palliative Care and Treatment Choices at the End-of-Life.
McGlade, C,Timmons, S,Coffey, A,Weathers, E,Pope, G,Goggin, C,Molloy, W (2012) The Influence of Healthcare Professional's Confidence and Training in Palliative Care and Treatment Choices at the End-of-Life. Abstract [Details]
2012 Harnessing Mobile Technology to Support the Community Care Of Chronic Ulcers Under the Direction of a Tertiary Unit.
Quinn, EM,Corrigan, M,O'Mullane, J,Murphy, D,Lehane, E,Leahy-Warren, P,Coffey, A,McCluskey, P,Redmond, HP,Fulton, G (2012) Harnessing Mobile Technology to Support the Community Care Of Chronic Ulcers Under the Direction of a Tertiary Unit. Abstract [Details]
2013 A Multicentre Survey of Acute Hospital Nursing Staff Training in Dementia Care.
Buckley, M, Coffey, A,Tyrell, M,Bartley, M,Deenihan, C,Manning, E,Browne, V,Barrett, A,Timmons, S (2013) A Multicentre Survey of Acute Hospital Nursing Staff Training in Dementia Care. Abstract [Details]
2014 Attitudes to Ageing and Perceptions of Working with Older People of Students of Health and Social Care.
Coffey, A, McCarthy, G,Tyrell, M,Buckley, C,Gaidys, U, Sansoni, J, Arola, M, Deimante-Hartmane, D (2014) Attitudes to Ageing and Perceptions of Working with Older People of Students of Health and Social Care. Abstract [Details]
2014 Too Much, Too Late: Polypharmacy at End-of-Life.
Coveney, S,Cornally, N, Coffey, A,McGlade, C,Molloy, W,Daly, E,O'Caoimh, R (2014) Too Much, Too Late: Polypharmacy at End-of-Life. Abstract [Details]
2014 Capturing the Quality of Death and Dying in Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities: Family Perspectives.
Cronin, U,Cornally, N, Coffey, A,O'Herlihy, E,Daly, E, McGlade, C,Molloy, W (2014) Capturing the Quality of Death and Dying in Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities: Family Perspectives. Abstract [Details]
2016 A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance.
Coffey, A. Leahy-Warren, P., Hegarty, J. Cornally, N., Day, MR., Maher, B., Browne, J., Sahm, L., Flynn, M., Hutton, S., O’Mahony, A., Arenella, K., Savage, E. (2016) A Systematic Literature Review on Tackling Delayed Discharges in Acute Hospitals Inclusive of Hospital (Re) admission Avoidance. Abstract [Details]

Consultancy

  Year Publication
2014 Advance Healthcare Directives for Incorporation into the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013.
Professor W Molloy, Dr N Cornally, Dr A Coffey (2014) Advance Healthcare Directives for Incorporation into the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013. Consultancy [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2014 Nurses Preferred End of Life Treatment Choices in 5 Countries.
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Fitzpatrick, J., Weathers, E., Friedman, E.M., Gallo, K., Ehrenfeld, M., Itzhaki, M., Molloy, W., Glade, C ., Cornally, N. (2014) Nurses Preferred End of Life Treatment Choices in 5 Countries. Invited Seminars [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
2017 Students of Health and Social Care attitudes and perceptions of working with older people – results from the ELLAN Project.
Coffey, A (2017) Students of Health and Social Care attitudes and perceptions of working with older people – results from the ELLAN Project. Presentation [Details]

Unpublished work

  Year Publication
2017 Interventions to promote early discharge and avoid inappropriate hospital (re)admission: a systematic review BMJ Open.
Coffey, A., Savage, E., Hegarty, J., Cornally., N., Leahy, Warren et al (2017) Interventions to promote early discharge and avoid inappropriate hospital (re)admission: a systematic review BMJ Open. Unpublished work [Details]
2017 Older people's perspectives on their own sexuality: Synthesizing the evidence through a systematic review of qualitative research studies.
Meydan, A; Hafford-letchfield, P ; Ayalon, L, Yael, B., Voss, P., Coffey, A., Jackson, J., Phelan, A., .GeigerZeman, M., Zeman, Z., Biermann, V (2017) Older people's perspectives on their own sexuality: Synthesizing the evidence through a systematic review of qualitative research studies. Unpublished work [Details]
2017 Evaluation of an educational programme for the preparation of nurses to prescribe Ionising radiation. Nurse Education Today.
Josephine Mary Hegarty; Savage Eileen; Marie L Butler; Alice Coffey; Barbara Coughlan; Rena Creedon; Hyde Abbey; Corina Naughton; Rhona O'Connell; Jonathan Drennan. (2017) Evaluation of an educational programme for the preparation of nurses to prescribe Ionising radiation. Nurse Education Today. Unpublished work [Details]
2017 Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: a systematic review.
Nicola Cornally, Ronan O'Sullivan, Ruth Hally, Elizabeth Weathers, Amanda H Lavan, Tara Kearns, Alice Coffey, Ciara McGlade, William Molloy (2017) Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: a systematic review. Unpublished work [Details]
2017 The evaluation of bedside handover; what factors should be considered in the development of an observational tool.
Forde, M., Coffey, A., Hegarty, J (2017) The evaluation of bedside handover; what factors should be considered in the development of an observational tool. Unpublished work [Details]
2018 Evaluating the Impact of a Compassionate Care Leadership Program on Nursing and Midwifery Leaders' Personal and Professional Development: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Saab,M., Ph.D.; Drennan, J; Cornally, N; Landers, M; Hegarty, J; Savage, E; Lunn, C; Coffey, A (2018) Evaluating the Impact of a Compassionate Care Leadership Program on Nursing and Midwifery Leaders' Personal and Professional Development: A Cross-Sectional Study. Unpublished work [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Evaluation of the impact of the National Dementia Strategy Implementation Plan HSE
2006 Contextual indicators impacting on effective proactive continence management in rehabilitation settings Health Research Board & Northern Ireland R& D
2007 Study to explore the role of discharge co-ordinator NMPDU South
2008 Clinical Research Fellowship Health Research Board
2012 Evaluation of the implementation of the HSE Guiding Framework for the Implementation of Nurse Prescribing of Medical Ionising Radiation (X-Ray) in Ireland (2009) HSE
2013 Development of Online MSc/ PG Dip Oncology UCC E-Learning Research Fund
2013 New Foundations Grant Irish Research Council
2013 Horizon 2020 Coordinator Proposal Preparation Support Scheme Enterprise Ireland
2014 Funding to Advance Research, Education and Practice in Bladder and Bowel Health UCC Strategic Research Fund
2013 ELLAN European Later Life Network supported by European Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP -project) Erasmus Academic Networks
2015 An evidence review on current models of nursing and midwifery practice in the community to inform policy development. Department of Health
2016 National Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis across all sectors with all grades of nurses and midwives in Ireland HSE
2016 The Provision of Baseline research to inform updates of the NCEC National Clinical Guidelines on Healthcare Associated Infections. HSE
2014 Systematic Implementation of the ‘LetMeDecide’ Advance Care Directives and Online Palliative Care. Randomised Control Trial in Irish Nursing Homes Health Research Board
2014 Research review on models to tackle delayed discharges from acute hospital and prevention of readmission HSE
2014 Changing Minds: Dementia and Palliative Care Guidance Documents Development Irish Hospice Foundation
2016 A research report of a survey completed by the National Leadership & Innovation Centre (NLIC) 2015 HSE
2016 Systematic literature review together with national focus groups to support the development of a strategic vision and educational framework for Gerontological nursing HSE (NCPOP)
2016 Independent evaluation of Leaders For Compassionate Care Programme HSE (NILC)
2017 Evaluation of the National Dementia Advisory Service HSE
2017 Implementing Evidence Based Guidance for Dementia Palliative Care through Participatory Action Research (PAR) Health Research Board
2018 The development of a validated national nursing transfer tool for use when an older person is being transferred between residential and acute facilities HSE

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
AFE-INNOVNET (Age Innovation Network) Member /
International Continence Society Member /
European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) Member /
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC)Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Member of Scientific Advisory Committee /
Institute for Social Science in 21st Century (Ageing Research Cluster) Member /
Collaboration on Ageing, UCC Member /
Irish Research Nurses Association Member /
Irish Gerontological Society Member /
All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) Member /
National Clinical Programme for Older People Advisory Committee Strategic Vision and educational framework for Gerontological Nursing Higher Education Representative 01-JAN-17 /
Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Working Group for Advanced Practice requirements and standards Higher Education Representative. /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Graduate Studies Member /
Research Committee Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University College Cork Permanent Lecturer (Above the Bar) 01-SEP-02 / 01-OCT-15
University of Limerick Professor of Nursing and Midwifery 02-NOV-17 / 05-FEB-18
University College Cork Senior Lecturer 01-SEP-15 / 01-NOV-17

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 University College Cork PhD Nursing
2000 University of Sheffield, UK MA Education
1997 Institute of Public Administration BA Public Administration Health Management

Outreach Activities

  Description

2015- date - External Examination - Trinity College Dublin - MSc Gerontology
 
2012-2016 - External Examination - Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - BSc Nursing & Certificate Older Persons Award
 
2015 - date - Reviewer - Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Registered expert reviewer
 
2015 - Reviewer - International Undergraduate Awards - Judging Panel Member   
 
2016 - date - Advisor - Northridge House Education and Research Centre, St Luke's Home Mahon, Cork - External Advisory Board Member 
 
2016 - date - Advisor - All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, Palliative Care Network - PCRN Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Teaching Interests

                                                        

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2018 Introduction to Postgraduate Studies ES8021 Research