Sylvia Murphy Tighe


 
researcher

Biography

I am a general nurse, midwife and public health nurse. I was awarded a Research Training Fellowship by the Health Research Board (2013-2016) to explore the nature and impact of concealed pregnancy. I am currently the Course Director BSc Midwifery programme. My research interests lie in maternal and child health, vulnerable populations, community and primary healthcare and concealed pregnancy.

Research Interests

Maternal & Child Health
Concealed Pregnancy-Doctoral Research
Antenatal Education & Parenthood
Primary Health Care
Health Inequalities & Social Justice       

Anyone interested in undertaking Masters or Doctoral research please email me at sylvia.murphy@ul.ie
Topics:
Coercive control and concealed pregnancy
Domestic violence and maternity care
Antenatal Education

                 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Midwifery students' experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study'
Bradshaw C, Murphy-Tighe S, Doody O (2018) 'Midwifery students' experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study'. Nurse Education Today, 68 :213-217 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Regaining Agency and Autonomy: A Grounded Typology of Concealed Pregnancy'
Murphy-Tighe S, Lalor JG (2018) 'Regaining Agency and Autonomy: A Grounded Typology of Concealed Pregnancy'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 'Preparing midwifery students for practice: the value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice'
Bradshaw C, Barry M, Noonan M, Murphy Tighe S, Atkinson S (2018) 'Preparing midwifery students for practice: the value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice'. Midwifery, 59 :112-114 [Details]
2017 'Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology'
Murphy Tighe S (2017) 'Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology'. Journal Of Reproductive And Infant Psychology, 35 (5):538-539 [Details]
2017 'Book Review Modern Management of Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders'
Murphy Tighe S (2017) 'Book Review Modern Management of Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders'. British Journal Of Midwifery, July [Details]
2016 'Concealed Pregnancy: A Concept Analysis'
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) 'Concealed Pregnancy: A Concept Analysis'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 72 (1):50-61 [Details]
2016 'Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue part 1'
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) 'Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue part 1'. The Practising Midwife, 19 (6) [Details]
2016 'Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue Part 2'
Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2016) 'Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue Part 2'. The Practising Midwife, [Details]
2008 'An exploration of the attitudes of attendees and non-attendees towrads antenatal education'
S Murphy Tighe (2008) 'An exploration of the attitudes of attendees and non-attendees towrads antenatal education'. National Institute Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 4 (3) [Details]
2010 'An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education'
Tighe, SM (2010) 'An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education'. MIDWIFERY, 26 (3):294-303 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process'
Barry, M., Noonan, M., Bradshaw, C., Murphy Tighe, S. (2011) 'An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process'. Nurse Education Today, [Details]
2012 'Peer supported review of teaching:Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education'
Murphy Tighe S, Bradshaw C (2012) 'Peer supported review of teaching:Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education'. Nurse Education Today, [DOI] [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 (6):690-694 [DOI] [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 'An exploration of student midwives’ experiences of the OSCE assessment process'
Barry, M., Noonan, M., Bradshaw, C., Murphy Tighe, S (2012) 'An exploration of student midwives’ experiences of the OSCE assessment process'. Nurse Education Today, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Facilitating effective initiation of breastfeeding - a review of the recent evidence base'
Barry, M., Murphy Tighe, S. (2013) 'Facilitating effective initiation of breastfeeding - a review of the recent evidence base'. British Journal Of Midwifery, 21 (5):312-315 [ULIR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'A hidden trauma'
Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2016) 'A hidden trauma' The World of irish Nursing and Midwifery, 24 (5) . [Details]
2008 'Prevention is Everything'
Tighe, SM (2008) 'Prevention is Everything' World of Irish Nursing, 16 (5) :30-31. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2015 NUIG 5th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Galway
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) Concealed Pregnancy: A Concept Analysis NUIG 5th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Galway [Details]
2017 International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada
Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2017) Media Portrayals of Concealed Pregnancy: Judge, Jury & Executioner International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada [Details]
2017 International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada
Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2017) Regaining Agency and Autonomy A Grounded Typology of Concealed Pregnancy International Confederation of Midwives Congress Toronto Canada [Details]
2014 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2014) The Recruitment Challenges Posed when Researching Concealed Pregnancy 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2014 33rd Annual international Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI
Murphy Tighe S Lalor JG (2014) The KISS Study: The Context and implications of Concealed Pregnancy 33rd Annual international Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI [Details]
2014 Perceptions of Pregnancy from Medieval to Modern Conference
Murphy Tighe S, lalor J.G (2014) Concealed Pregnancy and Neonaticide: A changing knowledge base Perceptions of Pregnancy from Medieval to Modern Conference [Details]
2014 34th Society for Reproductive & Infant Psychology
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2014) The Psychological implications of Concealed Pregnancy for Women & their Babies 34th Society for Reproductive & Infant Psychology [Details]
2015 Motherhood and Culture International & interdisciplinary Conference NUI Maynooth
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) Using Statistics to write out our Cultural History of Concealed Pregnancy Motherhood and Culture International & interdisciplinary Conference NUI Maynooth [Details]
2015 BASPCAN Congress Edinburgh
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) Social Policy Implications of Baby Hatches, Safe Haven and Anonymous Birthing Laws: The Impact of Concealed Pregnancy BASPCAN Congress Edinburgh [Details]
2015 Shame, Stigma & Medicine Workshop TLRH, TCD
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) Concealed Pregnancy in 21st Century ireland: A Mark of Personal or National Shame? Shame, Stigma & Medicine Workshop TLRH, TCD [Details]
2015 1st HSE Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) Understanding Concealed Pregnancy and How Best to Respond 1st HSE Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference [Details]
2015 UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference Building Child & Family Support Systems
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2015) linking neonatal and childhood risk status (of injury or death) to concealed pregnancy UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference Building Child & Family Support Systems [Details]
2015 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, TCD
Murphy Tighe S, Begley C, Lalor, JG (2015) A Typology of Concealed Pregnancy 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, TCD [Details]
2015 EU Domestic Violence Conference, QUB
Murphy S, Lalor JG (2015) Concealed Pregnancy and Domestic Violence: Is there a link? EU Domestic Violence Conference, QUB [Details]
2016 Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin 2016
Murphy Tighe S Lalor J G (2016) Denial as Defence: The Criminalisation of Women who Conceal Pregnancy and Birth Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin 2016 [Details]
2016 Invited Speaker, Research Seminar Series, Bessborough Care Centre, Cork
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) Concealed Pregnancy: A Critical Issue for women today Invited Speaker, Research Seminar Series, Bessborough Care Centre, Cork [Details]
2016 Institutions & Ireland: Medicine, Health & Welfare
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2016) Media Representations of Concealed Pregnancy: Shaming, Blaming & Vilifying Women Institutions & Ireland: Medicine, Health & Welfare [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]
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]
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 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]
2012 Trinity College Dublin 13th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference
C Bradshaw, S Murphy Tighe (2012) BSc student midwives' views of internship Trinity College Dublin 13th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference [Details]
2012 UCC Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference
A Barry, S Murphy Tighe (2012) Lymphoedema: Assessing the impact of quality of life using the LYMQOL measure in breast cancer patients referred to an Irish lymphoedema Service UCC Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference [Details]
2012 Nottingham International Conference for Education and research in midwifery
S Murphy Tighe and C Bradshaw (2012) Student midwives' views of internship Nottingham International Conference for Education and research in midwifery [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]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2013 Lymphoedema: measuring its impact on quality of life of breast cancer patients referred to an Irish Lymphoedema Service using a lymphoedema-specific instrument.
Barry, A,Tighe, SM,Merrigan, A,Tormey, S (2013) Lymphoedema: measuring its impact on quality of life of breast cancer patients referred to an Irish Lymphoedema Service using a lymphoedema-specific instrument. Meeting Abstract [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2014 Concealed pregnany: Secrecy and Silence in Forum Journal of the ICGP.
Murphy Tighe S, Lalor JG (2014) Concealed pregnany: Secrecy and Silence in Forum Journal of the ICGP. Magazine Article [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2013 Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education.
Tighe, SM,Bradshaw, C (2013) Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2004 An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education.
Tighe, SM (2004) An exploration of the attitudes of attenders and non-attenders towards antenatal education. RCSI: Thesis [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Institute of Community Health Nursing /
Expert Advisory Group for Children -HSE Member 2006 / 2008

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1994 Magennis Medal St Vincent's University Hospital

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Trinity College Dublin HRB Research Fellow 01-SEP-13 / 30-SEP-16

Outreach Activities

  Description

I am currently a member of the Community Midwifery Committee working to establish a community midwifery service at UMHL. I am a committee member of the Health Fusion Team Challenge working on inter-professional education. I was a committee member of a ULCommunity Education Group working with the Regneration Area of St Mary's Parish. The C Well Project is aimed at building capacity around health and lifeskills through education 2012-2013