Dr Liz Kingston is Associate Professor in Nursing, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, at University of Limerick (UL). Liz holds a PhD (School of Education, UL) MSc Degree Education and Training Management (School of Education, Dublin City University), Post-graduate Diploma Nurse Education and Bachelor’s Degree Nursing (School of Nursing, University College Dublin). In 2023 Liz was awarded a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

An active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, teaching, learning, research and service, Liz sits on the Governance Committee of the Irish Chapter as Counsellor Officer. An active member of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Liz sits on the Research and Development committee as Grants Officer and Education Branch Officer of IPS Ireland branch. She is a member of the Health Implementation Science and Technology (HIST) research cluster at the Health Research Institute, UL.

Research interests are in the areas of research capacity building in the nursing profession, infection prevention and control, implementation science and simulation pedagogy in nurse education. Liz is currently principal investigator of a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded research study exploring the impact of the role of the Infection Prevention and Control Link Practitioner.


Moloney, M., Murphy, L., Kingston, L., Markey, K., Hennessy, T., Meskell, P., Atkinson, S. and Doody,        O.(2022) 'Final year undergraduate nursing and midwifery students’ perspectives on simulation-based education: a cross-sectional study', BMC Nursing 21, 299.https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-022-01084-w 

Bredin, D. O’Doherty, D. Hannigan, H. Kingston, L. (2022) Hand hygiene compliance by direct observation in physicians and nurses: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Hospital Infection, 130, 120-133, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2022.08.013

Donegan, B., & Kingston, L. (2022). Quality of life following formation of an ileal conduit due to urinary bladder neoplasm: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 28(4), e12988. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12988  

Doody, O., Meskell, P., Murphy-Tighe, S. Noonan, M., Kingston, L. (2022) Fourth year intellectual disability student nurses’ journey and future work intention: a qualitative study. BMC Nursing 21, 220. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-022-01007-9  

O’Leary, N. Kingston, L. Gallagher, A. Morrissey, AM. Griffin, A, Kelly, D. Noonan, M. Doody, O.Niranjan, V. O’Riordan, C. Lynch, A. (2021) COVID-19 policies impacting healthcare delivery and healthcare staff in Ireland: A rapid review. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 49 (7),713-720. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948211008371

Holland, J., Kingston, L., McCarthy, C., Armstrong, E., O’Dwyer, P., Merz, F., & McConnell, M. (2021) Service Robots in the Healthcare Sector. Robotics, 10(1), 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/robotics10010047