Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Academic Staff - Children's Nursing
Yvonne Corcoran
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr Yvonne Corcoran is an assistant Professor (Children’s Nursing) in the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health in Dublin City University (DCU) and is Deputy Head of School since September 2023. Yvonne is a Registered Children’s Nurse, General Nurse and Registered Midwife, who worked for many years in the area of paediatric critical care and nurse education. She completed an MSc in Education in 2004 in DCU and completed her PhD in the University of Ulster in April 2017. Her PhD study was a hermeneutic phenomenological study exploring the lived experiences of parents caring for their child who is technology dependent with complex healthcare needs at home. Her current research interests lie broadly in the area of child health, children with complex continuing healthcare needs/palliative and EOL care for children and research with vulnerable groups in society using qualitative/mixed methods approaches.

Currently she is a co-applicant on 2 funded research projects-a HEA north/South 2 year funded research project (The all-island CO-DECIDE Study: Co-production of a decision-making framework for planning the place of end-of-life care for children, young people and their families on the island of Ireland) and a an APA 2 year funded study-Memory-making through therapeutic recreation for families of children with life-threatening conditions receiving palliative care at home: Adaptation of a digital storytelling legacy intervention.  


Research interests

Children with complex needs
Technology dependent children
Primary care/child health
Research with vulnerable groups
Qualitative research/phenomenology