I am a lecturer in the Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick (UL).  My research interests are: ageing and health with special interest in older women; National Undergraduate Curriculum for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (‘making every contact count’), dementia, education, culture and care.

My current research projects are:

1) Development of a national transfer tool, for older persons, when transferring between the residential & acute care settings research team led by Professor Alice Coffey and funded by National National Clinical Programme for Older People HSE.

2) An exploration of  teaching and learning of  units 1 and 2 of the 'National Undergraduate Curriculum for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management' to undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery  students : A local perspective.


Tuohy, D. & Cooney, A.  (2019 – online open access). Older women’s experiences of aging and health: An interpretive phenomenological study. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333721419834308

O’Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Fahy, A. & Markey, K. (2019). Home Students’ Experiences of Intercultural  Learning: A Qualitative Descriptive Design. Nurse Education Today. 74: 25-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.12.005

McCarthy, J., Graham, M.M., Tuohy, D., O'Brien, B., Fahy, A., Hennessy, T. O'Sullivan, D. & Markey, K. (2018). Potential and challenges for learning during acute medical/surgical placement for intellectual disability, mental health and midwifery students. Nurse Education in Practice. 28: 135-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.10.021

National Undergraduate Curriculum Working Group. (2017). National Undergraduate Curriculum for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Part 1: Making Every Contact Count for Health Behaviour Change. Health Service Executive, Dublin. https://www.hse.ie/mecc-undergradcurriculum

Tuohy, D., Graham, M.M., Johnson, K., Tuohy, T. & Burke, K. (2015). Developing an educational dvd on the use of hand massage in people with dementia: An innovation. Nurse Education in Practice. 15 (4): 299-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.010