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Stacey Power is a PhD candidate at INFANT Centre and Cork University Maternity Hospital. Her primary interest is in perinatal and children’s palliative care and bereavement care. The primary focus of her research is to establish the numbers of pregnancies diagnosed prenatally with a major fatal fetal anomaly and to explore experiences of parents, healthcare professionals and voluntary organisations following such diagnoses and pregnancy loss.

Stacey is a Registered Intellectual Disability and Children's Nurse with a Post Grad in Palliative Care and Masters in Specialist Nursing. She sits on the Pregnancy and Loss Research Group in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Career Profile:

  • 2017-present: PhD Candidate at INFANT Centre and Adjunct Lecturer at University College, Dublin
  • 2015-2016: Master of Science in Specialist Nursing
  • 2013-2014: Postgraduate diploma in Palliative Care in National University of Ireland Galway

 

Professional Activities/Achievements: 

Oral Presentation:          

  • Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2019
  • University College Dublin Children’s Research Network PhD Symposium 2018
  • Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
  • 22nd International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy 2018

Poster Presentation:      

  • National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Annual Study Day 2019
  • University College Dublin, Children’s Research Network PhD Symposium 2018
  • 22nd International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy 2018
  • British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Annual Conference 2018
  • Celebrating International Midwives' Week 2018 Midwives’ Conference SSWHG 2018

Publications:                     

  • Power, S. Meaney, S. and O’Donoghue, K. ‘Critical discourse analysis on the influence of media commentary on fatal fetal abnormality in Ireland’, Journal of Epidemiology and Commmunity Health. Glasgow, 5th-7th September 2018. Scotland.
  • Power, S. Meaney, S. and O’Donoghue, K. (2018) ‘An assessment of the general public's knowledge of fatal fetal anomalies’. Prenatal Diagnosis, 38(11), pp. 883-890.
  • Power, S. Meaney, S. and O’Donoghue, K. ‘Critical discourse analysis on the influence of media commentary on fatal fetal abnormality in Ireland’, BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Brighton, 19th-20th April 2018. UK.

Awards:                              

  • Best Poster Presentation at University College Dublin, Children’s Research Network PhD Symposium 2018
  • Best Oral Presentation of the Rapid Fire Round at Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 5th-7th September 2018