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Dr. Pauline O'Reilly

Her nursing career commenced in St Vincent’s Centre, Limerick, where she qualified as a Nurse in Intellectual Disability (R.N.I.D).  Following on from being a staff nurse for a number of years, she went to Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin where she qualified as a General Nurse (R.G.N).  Within her nursing career, she has been involved in both clinical nursing practice and nursing management.  In University College Cork, Pauline attained a Certificate in Behavioural Therapy, a Diploma in Professional Studies and a BSc in Nursing.  Her Masters in Education was attained in the University of Limerick and her PhD was completed in Mary Immaculate College.  Pauline’s teaching career commenced in 1992, where she taught in the School Of Nursing in St Vincent’s, Lisnagry.  In 2000, Dr O’Reilly became a faculty member of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the University of Limerick.  During this time she has been involved in curriculum development, lecturing and has worked in the capacity as Course Director for many programmes including the Higher Diploma in Midwifery, the BNS and the BSc Nursing (Intellectual Disability) and (Mental Health) programmes.  Pauline has a great love and interest in the area of child and adolescent mental health.  Her PhD research focused on self-esteem and coping processes of young adults within third level education.  Her other research interests are chronic illnesses and palliative.

Among her future research plans, she aims to increase the research capacity within the department, to further develop her PhD research on the area of self-esteem and coping and to engage in research which will have an impact on client/patient health/life outcomes. She is undertaking collaborative research relating to the area of child and adolescent mental health; primary health care.

Type of student I am looking for:

  • Nurse/Midwife
  • Good writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to accept direction, while also being self-motivated