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Maternal and Child Health

Education and Practice



Dr Marsh's work explores the experiences of becoming a father of a young child with a learning disability, providing a better insight into gendered experiences of parenting and caring.

The objective of this research is to generate new thinking on men’s roles as fathers of young children with learning disabilities as fathers, as parents and as carers.

Other interests are in the management of constipation and more broadly in the improvement of health and well-being among people with learning disabilities.

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Dr Marsh is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

  • Intellectual disability nursing

  • Fathers’ and families' experiences of children with intellectual disabilities

All methodological approaches welcome.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Lynne Marsh


Dr Marsh is a Senior Lecturer (Education) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery




  • Publications in Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, second edition.
    UK: Oxford University Press; British Journal of Nursing (Learning Disabilities Supplement); World of
    Irish Nursing; Irish Journal of. Anaesthetic; Recovery Nursing Learning Disability Practice.
  • Three Minute Thesis- University College Cork (UCC) 2013 Doctoral Showcase- Graduate Studies
    Office, UCC, Ireland. Awarded 2nd place
  • Finalist in the Waxing Lyrical- University College Cork (UCC) 2014 Doctoral Showcase -
    Finalists explain their research to an audience in a maximum of 10 minutes.
  • Babyfirst! - ‘Baby first’ is the Reusable Learning Object (RLO) that was co-designed in 2010. This
    interactive e-learning resource incorporates text, graphics, pictures and audio to support and enhance
    learning and is held on the Nottingham University repository.
  • Participant and Role Model in the Aurora Leadership programme 2016-2018.


Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Maternal and Child Health

Education and Practice 



Research students

MSc Title: Improving the experience of the transition from hospital to home for parents of children with complex health needs: a systematic review'

Name: Ms Sophie Ronan
Years of Study: 2017/18
Country: Ireland


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