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

EdD., MA HEd., PG Dip.HEd., PG Cert (Imp.Sci), BSc (Hons), RGN, Registered Nurse Tutor.

Fellow (FHEA)  AdvanceHE, U.K.
Certified Evidence-based Practice Mentor (ASU, USA).
Registered Nurse Tutor (NMBI)
ENB 148 Neuromedical and Neurosurgical Nursing Certificate.
ENB N42 Neurological Intensive Care Nursing Certificate.
ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice Certificate.
ENB 934 Nursing Patients with HIV/AIDS Related Conditions.

Dr Therese Leufer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health in Dublin City University. She is actively involved in research and teaching to support practice development in nursing. She has worked in nurse education for over 20 years both in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to moving into education, she specialised in neurosurgical intensive care nursing working in a number of leading tertiary referral centres for neurosurgery in the greater London area. She completed a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies at London South Bank University, a Post Graduate Diploma and an MA in Higher Education through Greenwich University, London which enabled registration as a Practitioner/ Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA (U.K.). She was awarded a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from University of Bristol (UK) in 2016, her thesis was entitled Tackling Evidence-based Practice in Nursing Education. She has developed and delivered dedicated Evidence-based Practice (EBP) modules at master’s level for over 10years. A key research focus is evaluating EBP teaching initiatives to support and develop EBP competencies among nurses.  As a Registered Nurse Tutor with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) she has played a strategic role within DCU developing and leading both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes to successful accreditation. They include the MSc in Nursing: Advanced Practice programme and the first master’s level Graduate Certificate in Dermatology to roll out within this jurisdiction.