Nursing Academic Group

Dr Daniela Lehwaldt

Dr. Daniela Lehwaldt
Academic Lead (Nursing)

The Nursing Academic Group comprises representatives who have a diverse range of skills, knowledge and interests in the area of nursing. We focus on promoting, supporting and advancing the nursing discipline within the School.

This Academic Group is responsible for developing and delivering nursing, undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes, conducting many nursing- based research studies and projects and working with local, national and global communities.

The work of the group is underpinned by an ethos of empowering nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st century health challenges and by maximising their contribution to achieving quality healthcare outcomes.

If you are interested in joining us, please explore the full list of available courses in our UndergraduatePostgraduate and Professional Development programmes.


Keep an eye on the School's News and Twitter pages for more information throughout the year.

    The Nursing Academic Group aims to:

    • Develop the academic discipline of Nursing within the School
    • Develop a vision and strategic plan for Nursing
      • Provide strategic direction for the development of new education programmes or changes to existing programmes to respond to changes in national/international policy, societal needs, and professional requirements
      • Support innovation in programme and module design and delivery, learning, teaching and assessment methods for programmes in the Academic Group
    • Foster collaborations across Groups, Schools, Faculties, University, strategic alliance partners and with other institutions/organisations nationally and internationally
    • Enhance the profile of the Nursing within the School and its national and international reputation
    • Identify priority areas for research and develop research capacity and critical mass around these areas.

    Nursing NOW

    The Nursing Academic Group is part of the Nursing NOW Ireland campaign led by the IMNO. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, a global initiative supported by the International Council of Nurses, which aims at empowering nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st century health challenges and maximise their contribution to achieving Universal Health Coverage.

    This Academic Group will contribute to various activities during 2020 to support the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the Nursing NOW Ireland campaign.


    Qualitative Research Summer School

    After the success of previous years the School will host another Qualitative Research Summer School in 2022. Details to follow.