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Dr Melissa Corbally

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Name: Dr Melissa Corbally
Department: School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 8432
Email Address: melissa.corbally@dcu.ie
Room: H122J
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

I am a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences.  My current teaching interests in nurse education include patient assessment, narrative competence, recognition of deteriorating patients and clinical judgement and decision-making.   I run a module entitled Violence, Abuse and Health for health and society students which covers many aspects of this phenomenon and its effect on individuals in society.  My research interests include domestic violence/abuse, narrative methods and nursing assessment and I supervise PhD students in this area.  I completed my DProf (Health and Social Care) in 2011 with the University of Salford, England. My thesis was entitled Making Sense of the Unbelievable: A Biographical Narrative Study of Men's stories of Female Abuse. In 2004 I completed an MSc (Research). The thesis was entitled An exploration of nurses and midwives understanding and experiences of empowerment.  Previously, I was a member of a joint research project Nursing Decision Making: an Integrated Programme of Research to Maximise the Effectiveness of Clinical Nursing Resources with UCD (2002-2005). I also was a member of the research team exploring the understanding and experiences of empowerment amongst nurses and midwives in Ireland (2001-2002).  I am currently involved in numerous research projects and am a keen advocate for promoting nursing scholarship.  I am a reviewer for the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Men and Masculinities, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Advanced Nursing and Nurse Education Today. 

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