Prof. Cecily Begley
Chair of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Prof Begley, a registered nurse, midwife and midwife teacher, is Chair of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin. She has led many research teams to successful completion of diverse projects, focusing mainly on physiological childbirth, women-centred maternity care, expectant management of the third stage of labour and advanced and specialist nursing and midwifery practice. She has been successful in obtaining €5m euro in research funding in the last 6 years, as Principal Investigator, and has supervised 23 PhD students to completion. She is a member of national and international research review committees, has published over 120 peer-reviewed research papers, and is Section Editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
She is at present co-ordinating (with Prof. Mike Clarke and Dr. Deirdre Daly) the MAMMI study (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland) and leading an FP7 Health-funded study on increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section (OptiBIRTH).