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

Lecturer in Nursing. My early nursing experiences were in Ireland where I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park) and a Registered Midwife (The Rotunda Hospital). I then moved to New York (The Mount Sinai Medical Centre) where I worked initially as a medical-surgical nurse followed by several years of specialization in surgical intensive care nursing and registration as a Critical Care Nurse with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. When I returned to Ireland I moved into nurse education and graduated with a BNS (UCD) in 1998 and M.Sc. (DCU) in 2000. I was a Nurse Tutor at Connolly Hospital from 1998-2002 and took up my post as a lecturer in the School of Nursing DCU in August 2002. Professional/Academic Qualifications: EdD, University of Bristol (2014) MSc. Dublin City University (2000) BNS, University College Dublin (1998) Registered Nurse Tutor (1998) Critical Care Registered Nurse (US) (1991, 1994) Registered Midwife (1985) Registered General Nurse (1981)

Research interests

The integration of teaching and research in higher education (nursing) Lifelong learning and nursing education. The value of e-learning in the acquisition of clinical nursing skills. Assessment of clinical nursing skills. Critical care nursing