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Department of Research

Dr Aoife Coughlan, Research Manager

Email: ei.hu1516283847c@nal1516283847hguoc1516283847.efio1516283847A1516283847  | Telephone: (01) 892 1788

Aoife-CareyDr. Aoife Coughlan is the research manager at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital (TSCUH). She graduated with a BSc in Dietetics from the University of Ulster in 2009 before receiving her PhD in the area of paediatric dietetics, child growth and malnutrition. In conjunction with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital for Sick Children (OLCHC) and here at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital she examined the prevalence and identification of malnutrition in hospitalised children and explored the validity of nutrition screening in paediatric healthcare. She is a registered dietitian with the Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Institute.

Following her PhD, Dr. Coughlan spent a number of years coordinating and developing the DOCHAS Inflammatory Bowel Disease research programme at the National Children’s Research Centre in OLCHC. The DOCHAS study is the first prospective study of new-onset paediatric IBD in Ireland which encompasses epidemiological, clinical, genetic, microbial and basic science-based research themes. This role also provided the scope to undertake nutrition research in the area of enteral nutrition and Crohn’s Disease. Prior to joining the TSCUH Department of Research, she was the clinical research project manager at the National Cardiology and Stroke Research Network (NCSRN), overseeing a number of multi-centre cardiology and stroke clinical trials. This research network initiative was supported by the Irish Heart Foundation.

Ms. Aránzazu Bartolomé, Research Coordinator

Aranzazu-BartolomeEmail: ei.hu1516283847c@emo1516283847lotra1516283847b.uza1516283847znara1516283847 | Telephone: (01) 892 1787

Ms Aránzazu Bartolomé is the research coordinator at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital (TSCUH). She graduated with a BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management and a Masters  Degree in Learning and Teaching from National college of Ireland (NCI). She is a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). In 2012 she completed her dissertation entitled “Obstacles that hinder the practice of creative teaching in the classroom”. She explored the concept of creative teaching held by practitioners and identified current barriers that make it difficult with the integration of creativity-fostering instructional practices. Ms Bartolomé’s research interests include constructivist teaching, andragogy, cultural and gender differences and sociolinguistics. She is also a passionate Spanish teacher and a part-time tutor in Henrietta Adult Community Centre.  She is currently undertaking her second Master Degree in Dublin City University (DCU) to explore further diversity of cultures, identities and gender role formation.  This programme will lead her to identify the research focus to undertake a PhD in the future.

Bernadette Colley, Librarian

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Colley-BernadetteBernadette Colley is the research librarian at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.  She has a BA (Hons.) in Russian and English from Trinity College Dublin and an MA (Hons) in Publishing from NUI, Galway where she studied digital and print publishing, marketing and promotion, copyright law, media law and media ethics.

While studying in Galway she began working part-time in the James Hardiman Library and decided to pursue a career in Librarianship. To this end she pursued a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Information and Library Studies from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, studying research methods, information management, library management, information retrieval, subject specification and classification and cataloguing.

Bernadette is a member of the Library Association of Ireland and represents Temple Street on the Lenus Working Group. She is passionate about the drive towards information dissemination and supporting researchers via open access, social media and emerging technologies. She is interested in information literacy and emerging research technologies as well as developments in STEM publishing.

The role of the Department of Research is to embed research as a core activity of Temple St, Children’s University Hospital. We provide the research community at the TSCUH with services including research updates, research training, notification of funding opportunities, grant writing assistance, grants management and research process management. We also aim to ensure that research performed at the Hospital is of the highest possible standard and is utilised and disseminated in appropriate ways to have the maximum positive impact on children’s health.

Our main objectives::

    • Facilitate excellence in the conduct of research at Temple St Children’s University Hospital
    • Plan strategically for the challenges presented by our growing research enterprise, our highly innovative researchers and the advent of the proposed National Paediatric Hospital
    • Provide the highest level of service to our internal and external research customers
    • Ensure that practices comply with the rules and guidelines of all relevant regulatory agencies
    • Ensure that research conducted in the TSCUH conforms to all necessary legal, regulatory and ethical requirements

We actively encourage our researchers to form collaborations with other hospitals and universities and work with their Research and Technology Transfer offices to ensure that correct procedures are followed. We currently have strong research links with the National Children’s Research Centre, the Mater Hospital, the Rotunda Hospital, University College Dublin, Trinity College and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.



Click here to download the 2012 Research Report.

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