Dr
Deirdre
Corby

Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Role
Academic Staff - Intellectual Disability Nursing
Phone number: 01 700
8524
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
H233

Academic biography

Assistant Professor / Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University with a PhD from Ulster University for a study entitled Experiences in post-secondary and higher education: a hermeneutic interpretation of the narratives of people with intellectual disability. MSc. in Nursing Management, Graduate Diploma in Public Management, National Diploma in Personnel Management, Registered Nurse (Intellectual Disabilities).  I have a number of years of clinical experience prior to becoming involved in  Education.
Currently I  am leading the DCU Ability Programme which aims to support young people with disabilities to become career ready. The programme is  co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.
My interests include supporting  people with intellectual disability to become involved in decisions within the services they attend and also promoting access to post-secondary and higher education. I am also interesting in helping students with their knowledge of assistive technology and how it can help and support people with illness or disability.
One of the research studies I was involved in was the SOPHIE study (Special Olympics Programmes Health Impact Evaluation). During this study I was one of the key members of the research team  examining if people involved in Special Olympics were happier and healthier than those not involved. 

Research interests

Inclusion in education and employment opportunities  for people with intellectual disabilities. Independent Living for people with disabilities, Assistive Technologies, Intellectual Disabilities, Education, Management and Training for Managers.