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Ms Therese Danaher

Nursing and Human Sciences

Name: Ms Therese Danaher
Department: Nursing and Human Sciences
Role: Academic Staff - Intellectual Disability Nursing
Phone Number: 01 700 7855
Email Address: therese
Room: H210
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

MSc in Education and Training Management, RNID, RCNT, RNT, Cert. Ed.,Certificate in Friendship, Relationships and Sexuality Education, Dip in Counselling, Dip in Sociology, Reflexologist. Therese Danaher is a lecturer within the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City University. Chairperson of SSNDP (Supporting Student Nurses with Disabilities in Practice), this committee consists of staff from the 9 DCU Health Partner services, DCU lecturers and staff from DCU's Disability and Learning Support services.  Chairperson of Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability in Ireland (NNIDI) from its inauguration until 2015 and one of the founder members of the group. Teach and facilitate students on all years of the BSc in nursing programme and coordinating two modules on the MSc in Nursing / Health Care Practice with a specific focus on nursing people with intellectual disability. At undergraduate level my specialist topics are: intellectual disability and mental health problems and intellectual disability and epilepsy. Further teaching input includes working as a member of a teaching team on a module called “Improving Service with Cooperative Learning” which is contributing to improvements and changes within services for people with intellectual disability. Completed a one year Dublin Institute of Technology CPD Certificate programme in Friendships, Relationships and Sexuality Education for people with intellectual disabilities in 2015. Jointly coordinated the first 8 week national University Relationship and Sexuality Education progamme for a group of people with intellectual disabilities in 2015. Practice links are with the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services, St Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Services, Portrane and “Walk With You” Association, Walkinstown.

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