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Ms Joanne Cleary-Holdforth

Nursing and Human Sciences

Name: Ms Joanne Cleary-Holdforth
Department: Nursing and Human Sciences
Role: Academic Staff - General Nursing; Programme Chair - MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Phone Number: 01 700 8522
Email Address:
Room: H217
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

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Biographical Details

PhD Candidate (DCU)
Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Teaching & Learning,Dublin Institute of Technology 2007
Certified Evidence Based Practice Mentor (ASU) 2006
M.Sc (Hons) in Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,2002
B.Sc (Hons) in Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2000
Certificate in Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplantation 
Registered Midwife (RM)
Registered General Nurse (RGN)  
Certificate in Pharmacology 
Certificate in Manual Handling & Risk Assessing 

My name is Joanne Cleary-Holdforth and I am a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Human Science at Dublin City University.  I’m a registered nurse and midwife and my clinical speciality was in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation.  My career began in Limerick, training as a General Nurse in St John's Hospital and as a midwife at Limerick’s Regional Maternity Hospital. Since then I have worked in Ireland and the US, occupying the roles of staff nurse, charge nurse and clinical practice support nurse.
I completed my degree and my masters in nursing at the RCSI and in 2001 I moved into nurse education, working as a Nurse Tutor at the School of Nursing at Beaumont Hospital. In 2002, with the transfer of nurse education in Ireland from hospital-based Schools of Nursing into the Higher Education Institutes, I moved into the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at DCU, where I am a Lecturer in Nursing and now a registered PhD student. 
My PhD study will explore the knowledge, understanding and utilisation of Evidence Based Practice among nurses and midwives working in the Irish healthcare system. For more information please visit;

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