Denise Proudfoot

Dr.

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E: denise.proudfoot@dcu.ie
Assistant Professor ,Undergraduate Mental Health Nursing Programme

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Biography

As an Assistant Professor Denise lectures primarily on the mental health nursing pathway in the school and is currently the programme chair for the BSc in mental health nursing degree. She has many years experience lecturing across a variety of nursing/health topics including  assessment in mental health nursing , health and marginalisation and primary care and mental health.She developed and now runs a undergraduate nursing module titled Sexuality and Sexual health for nursing practice. 

Her research interests include narrative research, life with HIV,sexual health promotion in nursing  and marginalisation and health. Her doctorate research ( University of Bath) was a narrative study with mothers living with HIV. Her particular interest in gender and HIV continues in her post-doc research endeavours. During 2019 she led a research study  about the community  impact of Dual Diagnosis. She is an active member of Nurses and Midwives for Inclusion Health group. 

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2019 Dual Diagnosis A community perspective.
Proudfoot D,MacGabhann L & Phelan D (2019) Dual Diagnosis A community perspective. DCU, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Frozen in a Moment in Time: The Experiences of Mothers Being Diagnosed With HIV Infection'
Proudfoot, D (2018) 'Frozen in a Moment in Time: The Experiences of Mothers Being Diagnosed With HIV Infection'. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29 :323-329 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Narrative in nursing research: an overview of three approaches'
Casey, B;Proudfoot, D;Corbally, M (2016) 'Narrative in nursing research: an overview of three approaches'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 :1203-1215 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Narrative in nursing research: An overview of three approaches'
Casey B.;Proudfoot D.;Corbally M. (2016) 'Narrative in nursing research: An overview of three approaches'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 Association for the Social Sciences and Humanties in HIV/AIDS ( Pre- conference AIDS 2018)
Denise Proudfoot (2018) The impact of Biographical histories of HIV/AIDS on the mothering expriences of Black African mothers living in Ireland Association for the Social Sciences and Humanties in HIV/AIDS ( Pre- conference AIDS 2018) [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Homeless Health 2019,
Mary Farrelly,Briege Casey & Denise Proudfoot (2019) When health isn't a priority,working to improve the health of those who are homless. [Oral Presentation], Homeless Health 2019, London, UK [Details]
2019 HMRG European HIV Seminar Changing the treatment paradigm,
Denise Proudfoot (2019) 1 in 4’: The Female HIV Experience, Insights from Research. [Invited Oral Presentation], HMRG European HIV Seminar Changing the treatment paradigm, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2016 Minding Mothers with Morbidities,
Denise Proudfoot & Teresa Touhy (2016) Conference paper. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Minding Mothers with Morbidities, Trinity College, Dublin [Details]
2015 2nd Irish Narrative Conference,
Proudfoot D (2015) Managing Stigma stories from Irish based HIV positive mothers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 2nd Irish Narrative Conference, Maynooth Univeristy , 19-MAR-15 - 20-MAR-15 [Details]
2014 Narrative Inquiry Conference,
Proudfoot D (2014) A narrative study with Irish based mothers living with HIV, one woman’s story “At the top of my road was a pre-school and the bottom of my road a hospice”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Narrative Inquiry Conference, Centre for Research in the Social Professions, IT, Sligo , 16-APR-14 - 16-APR-14 [Details]
2013 PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH & MEDICINE PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH & MEDICINE 10th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ,
Proudfoot D (2013) STORIES OF MOTHERING WHILE HIV POSITIVE. [Conference Organising Committee Member], PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH & MEDICINE PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH & MEDICINE 10th ANNUAL CONFERENCE , Dublin City University, , 01-MAY-13 - 01-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 National Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference,
Proudfoot D (2013) Mental Health is everyone's business. [], National Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, University of Warwick , 19-SEP-13 - 20-SEP-13 [Details]
2011 To Think is to experment,
Proudfoot D (2011) Mothers living with HIV telling their stories. [Conference Organising Committee Member], To Think is to experment, Centre for Narrative Studies, UEL, London. UK , 18-MAY-11 - 18-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 The Narrative Practitioner Conference ,Glyndwn, Wales,
Proudfoot D (2011) I am just a normal mother..Mothers living with HIV, tell their stories. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Narrative Practitioner Conference ,Glyndwn, Wales, Wales , 20-JUN-11 - 21-JUN-11 [Details]
2010 12th Annual Conference National HIV Nurses Association June 2010,
Proudfoot D (2010) Mothering & HIV what the literature tells us. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 12th Annual Conference National HIV Nurses Association June 2010, Brighton UK , 19-JUN-10 - 20-JUN-10 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2014 A Narrative exploration into the experiences of mothers living with HIV in Ireland.
Proudfoot Denise (2014) A Narrative exploration into the experiences of mothers living with HIV in Ireland. University of Bath: Thesis [Details]

Research Interests

Denise has knowledge and expertise in HIV qualitative research design, specifically using narrative methods.She is a member of SWIFT (Supporting Women with HIV; Forum and Information) which is a UK and Irish group of clinicians, academics and service users who want to further the research agenda with HIV positive women.
Denise has research interests in the areas of HIV, sexual health and mental health nursing,health and marginalisation & health promotion.

Modules Coordinated

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