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Tracey Harrington

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T: Ext. 7153
E: tracey.harrington@dcu.ie

Biography

Dr Tracey Harrington (PhD, RGN, RNT, BNS(hons)ENB 405)is a lecturer in Children's and General Nursing.She is director of Professional Development in DCU.Previously Dr Harrington worked as a Nurse Tutor in Children's University Hospital, Temple St, Dublin. Her PhD, completed at Imperial College, London, involved investigation of & quantification of adipose tissue content and distribution in newborn infants using magnetic resonace imaging. Infant nutrition and obesity have become the main focus of her research following on from her PhD.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2007 'Administration of Medicine (In review)'
Harrington, Tracey. & Barron, Carol. (2007) 'Administration of Medicine (In review)' In: Foundation Skills for Caring . 0. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2008 '"The Child's World": A creative and visual trigger to stimulate student enquiry in a problem based learning module'
Barron, C;Lambert, V;Conlon, J;Harrington, T (2008) '"The Child's World": A creative and visual trigger to stimulate student enquiry in a problem based learning module'. Nurse Education Today, 28 :962-969 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Determinants of adiposity during preweaning postnatal growth in appropriately grown and growth-restricted term infants. '
Modi N, Thomas EL, Harrington TA, Uthaya S, Doré CJ, Bell JD. (2006) 'Determinants of adiposity during preweaning postnatal growth in appropriately grown and growth-restricted term infants. '. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 60 :345-348 [Details]
2004 'Distribution of adipose tissue in the newborn'
Harrington TA, Thomas EL, Frost G, Modi N, Bell JD. (2004) 'Distribution of adipose tissue in the newborn'. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 55 :437-441 [Details]
2003 'Altered deposition of adipose tissue after extremely preterm birth. PEDIATR RES. 54:570-570. '
Uthaya S; Thomas EL; Harrington TAM; Bell JD; Modi N. (2003) 'Altered deposition of adipose tissue after extremely preterm birth. PEDIATR RES. 54:570-570. '. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 54 [Details]
2002 'Fast and reproducible methods for the direct quantification of adipose tissue in the newborn infants'
Harrington TA, Thomas EL, Modi N, Frost G, Coutts GA, Bell JD. (2002) 'Fast and reproducible methods for the direct quantification of adipose tissue in the newborn infants'. LIPIDS, 37 :95-100 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication

[Details]
2012 Nutrition Society (Irish Section) Postgraduate Meeting,
Kennedy A, O’Neill SA & Harrington T. (2012) Dietary assessment of well-educated exclusively breastfeeding women in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Nutrition Society (Irish Section) Postgraduate Meeting, Cork , 02-FEB-12 [Details]
2012 Nutrition Society,
Kennedy A, O' Neill SA, Harrington T (2012) Dietary assessment of older, well-educated pregnant women in Ireland. [], Nutrition Society, Belfast , 07-JUL-12 [Details]
2012 Nutrition Congress Africa,
Kennedy A, O'Neill SA, Harrington T (2012) Dietary assessment of pregnant women in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Nutrition Congress Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa , 30-SEP-12 - 04-OCT-12 [Details]
2011 11th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Conference UCC,
Kennedy A, O’Neill SA & Harrington T (2011) Dietary assessment of older, educated pregnant women in Ireland during their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. . [Conference Organising Committee Member], 11th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Conference UCC, Cork , 18-OCT-11 [Details]
2008 Clinical Education Centre Symposium, Evolving Clinical Education and Practice, ,
Conlon J. & Harrington T. (2008) Enquiry Based Learning, Simulation and Children's Nursing. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Clinical Education Centre Symposium, Evolving Clinical Education and Practice, , Dublin City University , 18-JAN-08 [Details]
2007 1st International Nursing Conference. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice,
Lambert, V., Barron, C., Conlon, J., Harrington, T., (2007) The Development of Problems for an Enquiry Based Module. 1st International Nursing Conference. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, NUI, Galway , 02-APR-07 [Details]
2007 3rd International Congress on Pediatric Nursing. Children and Young Peoples Nursing: Looking Forward ,
Harrington, T., Lambert, V., Barron, C., Conlon, J., (2007) Alternatives to talk and chalk: steps and strategies for successful student engagement,. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 3rd International Congress on Pediatric Nursing. Children and Young Peoples Nursing: Looking Forward , Athens, Greece , 24-AUG-07 - 27-AUG-07 [Details]
2002 European Society of Pediatric Research,,
Harrington TA, Thomas EL,Modi N, Frost G, Coutts G, Bell J. (2002) Total Body Fat Quantification in the Newborn infant using magnetic resonance imaging. European Society of Pediatric Research,, Rhodes Palace Hotel, Rhodes , 09-SEP-02 [Details]
2002 12th Annual NMR Symposium, Institute of Child Health, UCL, London,
Harrington TA, Thomas EL, Modi N, Bell J. (2002) Total Body Fat Quantification in the Newborn infants using magnetic resonance imaging at birth and beyond. 12th Annual NMR Symposium, Institute of Child Health, UCL, London, Institute of Child Health, UCL, London , 05-JAN-02 [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2012 Dietary assessment of older and more educated pregnant women in Ireland during their third trimester.
Kennedy, A;O'Neill, SA;Harrington, T (2012) Dietary assessment of older and more educated pregnant women in Ireland during their third trimester. CAMBRIDGE: Magazine Article [DOI] [Details]

Research Interests

Research interests: Maternal, infant and child health and nutrition. Overweight, obesity and diet. Exercise physical activity and wellbeing.  Asthma management in children and young people. Issues relating to sexual health needs of young people.From an educational perspective alternate educational methods such as incorporating social media, such as Twitter, into nursing modules. 

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Introduction to Children's Nursing NS426Introduction to Children's Nursing
2019 Description of 2019_NS469 NS469Subject of 2019_NS469
2019 Childrens Nursing 2 NS281Childrens Nursing 2
2019 Description of 2019_NS447 NS447Subject of 2019_NS447
2019 Description of 2019_NS258 NS258Subject of 2019_NS258
2019 Description of 2019_NS470 NS470Subject of 2019_NS470
2019 Practice Module 2a(General) NS257Practice Module 2a(General)
2019 Practice Module 3c(Children/General) NS3503Practice Module 3c(Children/General)
2019 Practice Module 2b (Medical, Surgical) NS266Practice Module 2b (Medical, Surgical)
2019 Description of 2019_NS322 NS322Subject of 2019_NS322