Dr Fintan SheerinHead of School of Nursing & Midwifery/ Associate Professor in Intellectual Disability Nursing
Dr. Fintan Sheerin leads the School and its five nursing disciplines and midwifery. He is responsible for the overall strategic development, leadership and running of the School. Fintan is also a member of the intellectual disability nursing teaching team. His research and activity focuses on human rights, mental wellbeing and marginalisation.
Dr Damien BrennanDirector of Undergraduate/ Assistant Professor
Damien ’s teaching and research are focused on the sociology of health and illness, contexts of care provision, mental health, and intellectual disability.
Professor Maria BrennerHead of Discipline (Children’s Nursing)/ Professor in Children’s Nursing
Maria lectures, and leads research, in children ’s nursing and child health, with a particular focus on children living with complex healthcare needs.
Dr Gobnait ByrneDirector of TCPHI & IPH/Assistant Professor in General Nursing
My research and teaching interests include health promotion, health of migrant communities, community and critical care nursing.
Dr Louise DalyHead of Discipline - General Nursing/ Assistant Professor
Louise’s role involves leadership and oversight of academic, research and professional interests relating to general nursing within the School. Her own teaching and research interests include care of the older adult, dementia care and healthcare ethics.
Dr Carmel DoyleHead of Discipline (Intellectual Disability Nursing)/ Assistant Professor
Carmel is responsible for providing leadership, direction and recommendations for the academic, research and professional development of Intellectual Disability Nursing within the School of Nursing & Midwifery
Dr Louise GallagherDirector of Midwifery Programmes and Head of Discipline of Midwifery/Assistant Professor in Midwifery
Louise is an academic and researcher with a diverse portfolio of research interests in midwifery and womens health. She teaches and supervises across the undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programmes.
Dr Mary HughesDirector of Postgraduate Teaching & Learning/ Associate Professor in Children’s Nursing
Mary is an Associate Professor and researcher, with expertise in Health and Wellbeing in Chronic Childhood Illness; adolescent health, asthma, and development of mobile health technology. Mary is Postgraduate Course Co-Ordinator on the following programmes - MSc Nursing/ Midwifery/CHW/CHSE/ANP/Cert in Nurse Prescribing.
Professor Joan G LalorDirector of Research/Professor in Midwifery
Joan has a particular interest in prenatal diagnosis and perinatal palliative care. More broadly her research interests include optimising maternity and health service delivery, health humanities, ethics and law.
Sylvia Huntley-MooreDirector of Staff Education and Development/ Associate Professor
Sylvias primary responsibilities: promoting good practice and innovation in teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design and managing the School’s system for evaluation of teaching, modules and programmes
Dr Michael NashHead of Discipline (Mental Health)/ Assistant Professor Mental Health Nursing
Teaching and research interests include physical health and wellbeing in severe mental illness, clinical risk assessment and management, models of community mental hea lthcare, social inclusion and mental illness and continuing education and training needs for nurses.
Dr Frances O BrienDirector of International Initiatives/ Assistant Professor
Frances teaches and supervises students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her research expertise is in critical care nursing, mixed methods research, intervention studies and randomised controlled trials
Frank ORourkeSchool Manager
Frank leads the support team in the School. His responsibilities include strategic, financial and HR management. He advises the Head of School and School Executive on all key strategic and governance decisions. Frank has an MSc in Education and Training Management.