School of Nursing & Midwifery



Trinity College Dublin has a four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship and is one of the leading universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where staff and students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.
The College is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive College community with equality of access for all

Care Services​

The School of Nursing & Midwifery is aligned with partner hospitals and primary care services in the following disciplines: mental health nursing, general nursing, intellectual disability nursing, children’s nursing and midwifery.

​User Organisations


Training Resources

The School of Nursing has a large undergraduate (4 year degree) and postgraduate programme in Nursing and Midwifery, offers a number of interdisciplinary  Masters in a variety of health related specialties and has a large PhD programme. The programmes are designed to prepare nurse, midwifery and other health practitioners to be leaders, expert clinicians, educators, researchers and innovators of the future.


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Current Research Projects

Research within this overall mental health theme identifies and examines factors which influence mental health, explores experiences of mental distress and identifies and evaluates strategies used to promote mental health and personal recovery. Using a variety of methodologies, there is a focus on high quality, ethical, and progressive research from study development to translation. Central to this is the involvement of those to whom research findings should be most relevant; mental health service users and their families. 



  • Exploration of mental health issues among LGBTI people in Ireland and public attitudes towards LGBTI people (LGBTIreland).

  • An evaluation of a peer and clinician led psychoeducation intervention  for people diagnosed with severe mental health problems and their families (EOLAS study)

  •  Development and evaluation of a risk and safety planning framework to support clinical nursing practice (SAFER study)

  • A pre/post evaluation of the impact of a one day wellness programme by Suicide or Survive, on participants’ knowledge of and attitudes towards mental health issues and self-reported mental wellbeing.

  • Developing Master’s Level e-learning material in Mental Health (eMenthe European project)

  • The experiences of mothering in women with enduring mental health problems: A feminist perspective.

  •  Exploration of the experience of living with a person with an eating disorder: A partners’ perspective.

  • An exploration of African forced migrants’ experiences of attending mental health care in Ireland.





Contact Information

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Trinity College 

24 D’ Olier Street
Dublin 2

 +353 1 8962692

+47 75 50 10 00

Contact person

Prof. Agnes Higgins

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+353 1 8963703

Last updated: 18.05.2016