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Miss Margaret Haigh
Research Assistant, School of Nursing & Midwifery


Margaret Haigh is project manager to the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA). She has a nursing background and holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Nursing Research degree. She previously worked as a researcher for the University of Western Australia, working in the field of Aboriginal and rural health. Margaret has been involved in co-authoring published papers for peer-reviewed journals and has produced a number of reports for government bodies and other stakeholder groups. Margaret also holds degrees in Economics and previously spent many years working as a project manager in the IT sector. She brings her combined experience in health research and project management to IDS-TILDA.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McCarron, M., Allen, A., McCausland, D., Haigh, M., Luus, R., Bavussantakath, F.R., Sheerin, F., Mulryan, N., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F. & McCallion, P., The impact of COVID-19 on people ageing with an intellectual disability in Ireland: Protocol for a follow-up survey., HRB Open Research, 4, (95), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Lyford, M., Haigh, M., Baxi, S., Lyford, M., Cheetham, S., Shahid, S., Thompson, S.C., An exploration of under-representation of Aboriginal cancer patients attending a regional radiotherapy service in Western Australia, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 2018, p337 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Pilkington, L., Haigh, M., Durey, A., Katzenellenbogen, J., Thompson, S.C., Perspectives of Aboriginal women on participation in mammography screening: A step toward improving services and uptake of screening., BMC Public Health, 17, 2017, p697 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Haigh, M., Baxi, S., Lyford, M., Cheetham, S., Thompson, S.C., Improving cancer treatment options for rural residents: exploring the role of a regional radiotherapy centre in WA., Perth, UWA Print, 2017 Report, 2017

McCarron, M., Haigh, M., McCallion, P., Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), School of Nursing and Midwifery,Trinity College Dublin, December, 2017, p1 - 136 Report, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Haigh, M., Shahid, S., O'Connor, K., Thompson, S.C., Talking about the not talked about: use of, and reactions to, a DVD promoting bowel cancer screening to Aboriginal people, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40, (6), 2016, p548 - 552 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., Wall, P., Nielson, S., The male of the species: A profile of men in nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, (5), 2016, p1155 - 1168 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., Wall, P., Would you recommend nursing as a career to men?, Working Papers in the Health Sciences, 1, (14), 2016, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2016

Durey, A., Haigh, M., Katzenellenbogen, J.M., What role can the rural pipeline play in the recruitment and retention of rural allied health professionals?, Rural and Remote Health , 15, 2015, p3438 Journal Article, 2015

Haigh, M., Shahid, S., Thompson, S.C., Overcoming "that yucky factor": evaluation of a DVD to educate Aboriginal people about bowel cancer., Perth, UWA Print, 2015 Report, 2015

Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Li, I., Newton, R., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., Wall, P., Profile and perceptions of men in nursing: Research Report, Perth, UWA Print, 2014 Report, 2014

Katzenellenbogen, J., Durey, A., Haigh, M., Woods, J., Critical success factors for recruiting and retaining health professionals to primary health care in rural and remote locations: A review of the literature., Perth, UWA Print, 2013 Report, 2013

Birch, E., Haigh, M., Baxi, S., Lyford, M., Cheetham, S., Thompson, S.C., Exploring treatment decision-making in cancer management for rural residents: perspectives associated with a recently established regional radiotherapy service, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology Journal Article,

Haigh, M., Baxi, S., Lyford, M., Cheetham, S., Thompson, S.C., Cancer support services: Are they meeting the needs of rural radiotherapy patients?, European Journal of Cancer Care Journal Article,