Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Academic Staff - Health and Society
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Marcia Kirwan , Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health at Dublin City University is actively engaged in nursing and health service research. 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 25 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). She is guest editor on missed care Special Issues of both Nursing Philosophy and the Journal of Nursing Management.