Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Academic Staff - Children's Nursing
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). 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 and research with vulnerable groups in society using qualitative/mixed methods approaches.

Research interests

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