Carmel Bradshaw

Lecturer RGN, RM, Dip., MSc, Grad Dip,

 
researcher

Biography

                                                                                                                           

A midwife and nurse with considerable experience in clinical midwifery, midwifery management and midwifery education.

Research interests include:
Ascertaining the experiences of women using maternity services and determining what women want from maternity services,
Care of women with high risk and/or complicated pregnancies
Assessment of clinical skills in a university setting
Clinical and competency assessment in undergraduate midwifery education programmes and
Management of change in midwifery practice

The recent publication of the ‘Midwife Registration Programme Standards and Requirements’ 4th Edition document was led by Carmel at the request of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). This national project involved extensive consultation with all of the relevant stakeholders including maternity services user groups. This was a fantastic opportunity to influence the development and enhancement of midwifery undergraduate  education and Carmel is very appreciative of the support and assistance in the production of the document  by working party members and by the NMBI and of course by the numerous submissions from all involved in midwifery education and in the maternity services. It is hoped that the newly revised Standards and Requirements for the Midwifery programme will be instrumental in ensuring that our newly prepared midwifery graduates can bring life to the vision of maternity services, recently published in the National Maternity Strategy detailed below

  • “Women and babies have access to safe, high quality care in a setting that is most appropriate to their needs; women and families are placed at the centre of all services, and are treated with dignity, respect and compassion; parents are supported before, during and after pregnancy to allow them to give their child the best possible start in life” (Dept. of Health Creating a Better Future Together National Maternity Strategy 2016-2026)

     

                       

Research Interests

Research interests include:

Ascertaining the experiences of women using maternity services and determining what women want from maternity services,
Care of women with high risk and/or complicated pregnancies
Assessment of clinical skills in a university setting
Clinical and competency assessment in undergraduate midwifery education programmes and
Management of change in midwifery practice                       

Books

  Year Publication
2009 An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.
Fahy, A; Butler, MP; Cassidy, I; Tuohy, D; O'Connor, M; Bradshaw, C; Quillinan, B; Tierney, C; McNamara, M; Egan, G (2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes. Limerick: University of Limerick. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Midwifery education in Ireland - The quest for modernity'
O'Connell, R,Bradshaw, C (2016) 'Midwifery education in Ireland - The quest for modernity'. Midwifery, 33 :34-36 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'An exploration of Midwives'Perceptions of Caring for Women with Critical Care Needs in the Labour Ward Setting'
Reale E, Noonan M and Bradshaw C (2016) 'An exploration of Midwives'Perceptions of Caring for Women with Critical Care Needs in the Labour Ward Setting'. National Institute Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 7 (3) [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Working and learning: Post-registration student midwives' experience of the competency assessment process'
Bradshaw, C,Noonan, M,Barry, M,Atkinson, S (2013) 'Working and learning: Post-registration student midwives' experience of the competency assessment process'. Midwifery, 29 :519-525 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Preceptors views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach'
Cassidy, I., Butler, M.P., Quillinan,B., Geraldine Egan, G., Mc Namara, M.C,, Tuohy, D., Bradshaw, C., Fahy, A., O’ Connor., Tierney., C (2012) 'Preceptors views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach'. Nurse Education In Practice, 12 (6):346-351 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education'
S Murphy Tighe, Bradshaw, C (2012) 'Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education'. Nurse Education Today, [Details]
2012 'An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship'
Bradshaw, C and Murphy Tighe, S (2012) 'An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship'. National Institute Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 6 (3) [Details]
2012 'Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment in the Mid west region of Ireland'
Bradshaw, C. O' Connor, M. Egan, G. Tierney, C. Butler, M. P. Fahy, A. Tuohy, D. Cassidy, I. Quillinan, B. Mc Namara, M. (2012) 'Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment in the Mid west region of Ireland'. British Journal Of Nursing, 21 (15):923-927 [Details]
2012 'Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: A quality inititiative. '
Barry M, Bradshaw C and Noonan M (2012) 'Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: A quality inititiative. '. Nurse Education In Practice, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process'
Barry, M,Noonan, M,Bradshaw, C,Murphy-Tighe, S (2012) 'An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process'. Nurse Education Today, 32 :690-694 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland'
Butler M.P., Cassidy I., Quillinan B., Fahy A., Bradshaw C., Tuohy D., O'Connor M., Mc Namara M.C., Egan G., Tierney C. (2011) 'Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland'. Nurse Education In Practice, 11 (5):298-303 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Competency assessment methods tools and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland'
Butler, M. P. Cassidy, I. Quillinan, B. Fahy, A. Bradshaw, C. Tuohy, D. O'Connor, M. Mc Namara, M. Egan, G. (2011) 'Competency assessment methods tools and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland'. Nurse Education In Practice, 11 (5):298-303 [Details]
2011 'Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment'
Fahy, A., Tuohy,D., Mc Namara, M.C., Butler, M.P., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C. (2011) 'Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment'. Nursing Standard, 25 (50):42-49 [Details]
2009 'Assessing student midwives' clinical skills: Using QSCEs in an academic setting'
Noonan M., Barry M., Bradshaw C. (2009) 'Assessing student midwives' clinical skills: Using QSCEs in an academic setting'. Practising Midwife, 12 (5):55-57 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2001 'Thromboembolic disorders during pregnancy, birth and the puerperium'
Bradshaw, C; Bewley, C (2001) 'Thromboembolic disorders during pregnancy, birth and the puerperium'. MIDIRS MIDWIFERY DIGEST, 11 (1):56-59 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2015 Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M (2015) Assessing the competence of undergraduate midwifery students; Experiences and views of midwifery students and midwifery educators Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference [Details]
2014 Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Bradshaw. C, Pettigrew. J, Fitzpatrick. M. (2014) Experiences and views of midwifery students and midwifery educators on competency assessment in clinical practice Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference [Details]
2014 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice
Carmel Bradshaw, Judi Pettigrew and Mary Fitzpatrick (2014) Experiences and views of midwifery students, midwifery educatorsand midwife assessors in competency and clinical assessment on undergraduate midwifery programmes 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice [Details]
2014 International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M (2014) Experiences of Clinical Assessment and the Competency Assessment Process in Midwifery International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague [Details]
2012 13TH Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin Optimising Health in the 21st Century
Bradshaw C and Murphy Tighe S (2012) BSc Midwifery students experiences of internship placements 13TH Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin Optimising Health in the 21st Century [Details]
2012 NICER (Nottingham International Conference in Education & Research)
Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., & Noonan M. (2012) Post-registration student midwives’ experience of the competency assessment process NICER (Nottingham International Conference in Education & Research) [Details]
2012 Nottingham International Conference in Education and Research (NICER Midwifery)
Murphy Tighe S, Bradshaw C (2012) Preparing for practice: Midwifery students views of internship Nottingham International Conference in Education and Research (NICER Midwifery) [Details]
2011 International Congress of Midwives
Barry M, Noonan M, Bradshaw C, Murphy Tighe S (2011) Student midwives experiences of using OSCE's to assess obstetric emergencies International Congress of Midwives [Details]
2011 Building Links, Working Together
Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., Noonan, M. (2011) Student Midwives' Experience of Clinical Competency Assessment Building Links, Working Together [Details]
2011 International Congress of Midwives
Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M (2011) Women’s experience of their first antenatal visit. A qualitative descriptive study International Congress of Midwives [Details]
2010 Conversations in the Consortium
Bradshaw , Murphy Tighe S (2010) Peer Observation of Teaching:Enablers and Barriers Conversations in the Consortium [Details]
2010 AISHE 6th International Conference Designing and Delivering Curricula for the future
Bradshaw C, Noonan M, Barry M, Murphy Tighe S (2010) An exploration of student midwives experiences of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations AISHE 6th International Conference Designing and Delivering Curricula for the future [Details]
2010 Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice
Fahy, A., Butler, M.P., Tuohy, D. O' Connor, Cassidy, I., M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, Egan, G., C., McNamara, M., (2010) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Programmes: Comparing student nurses' and preceptors' views Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, [Details]
2010 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education
Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., & Noonan M. (2010) Clinical Competency Assessment and the experience of Student Midwives 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
2010 Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork
Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M (2010) First time mothers experience of their first antenatal visit Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork [Details]
2009 9th Annual Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Ireland
Cassidy, I. Egan, G. Butler, M. P., Fahy, A., O Connor, M. Bradshaw, C. Quillinan, B. Tierney, C. McNamara, M., Tuohy, D. (2009) An Evaluation of Preceptors¿ Perceptions of the Clinical Competency Process 9th Annual Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Ireland , 09-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09 [Details]
2009 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Fahy, A., Butler, M.P., Tuohy, D., O¿Connor, M., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Catherine Tierney, K., McNamara, M.C and Egan, G (2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery , 11-NOV-09 - 11-NOV-09 [Details]
2009 The 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin
Fahy, A. Mc Namara, C. Tuohy, D. Butler, M. P. Cassidy, I. Egan, G. O' Connor, M. Bradshaw, C. Quillinan, B. Tierney, C. (2009) “An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes The 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin [Details]
2009 Oral Paper presented by at the 9th Annual Research Conference
Cassidy, I. Egan, G. Butler, M.P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D. O' Connor, Cassidy, I., M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, Egan, G., C., McNamara, M., (2009) An Evaluation of Preceptors' Perceptions of the Clinical Competency Process Oral Paper presented by at the 9th Annual Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland, [Details]
2008 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology
Butler, M. P. Quillinan, B. Fahy, A., Cassidy, I., Tuohy, D., O' Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Tierney, C., McNamara, M., Egan, G. (2008) An evaluation of student nurses' perceptions of the clinical competency process 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
2008 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology
Butler, M. P., Quillinan, B., Tuohy, D., O' Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Cassidy, I., Tierney, C. Fahy, A., Egan, G., McNamara, M. (2008) An evaluation of student nurses' perceptions of the clinical competency process 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology , 05-NOV-08 - 07-NOV-08 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2009 An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.
Butler, M P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D., O’Connor, M., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, C., Egan, G., Mc Namara, M. C. (2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes. University of Limerick, Limerick. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
2012 An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship.
Bradshaw C, Murphy Tighe S (2012) An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship. Abstract [Details]
2010 Exploration of first time mother’s experience of their first antenatal visit.
Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M (2010) Exploration of first time mother’s experience of their first antenatal visit. Abstract [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1993 A comparative study on treatment versus non treatment of the umbilical cord.
Bradshaw, C (1993) A comparative study on treatment versus non treatment of the umbilical cord. University of Surrey: Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Midwifery Leaders Group Assist in developing midwifery practice, education and management /

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Sem 1 2015 At Risk Pregnancy NS5232
Sem 1 2017 Foundations in Midwifery NS5201
Sem 1 2017 At Risk Pregnancy and Childbirth NS4073Complication in pregnancy and childbirth
Sem 2 2016 Midwifery Project NS5083Reviewing literature