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Dr Marcia Kirwan

Nursing and Human Sciences

Name: Dr Marcia Kirwan
Department: Nursing and Human Sciences
Role: Academic Staff - Programme Chair: BSc Health and Society
Phone Number: 01 700 6003
Email Address:
Room: H245F
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Marcia Kirwan is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City University, and programme leader for the BSc. in Health and Society. She is engaged in nursing and health service research within the school. She qualified as a General Nurse from St Bartholomew's Hospital and City University, London and subsequently as a midwife from the University of Wales. She has over 20 years nursing and healthcare experience including specialist nursing roles, and national leadership roles. Her postgraduate qualifications include an MSc in Education and Training Management (1st Class Hons) and a PhD from DCU (2012). Her PhD thesis was entitled Advancing safety in Irish hospitals: a quantitative study of organisational, ward and nurse factors that impact on patient safety outcomes. In-keeping with her focus on patient safety and nursing research she currently represents Ireland on the management committee of a European COST Action Project CA 15208: Rationing – Missed Nursing Care: An International and multidimensional problem (RANCARE). 

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