Therese Hennessy is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick. Since qualifying as a registered psychiatric nurse she has worked in both clinical practice and nurse education in Ireland and the UK. Her clinical area of specialty is Addiction Disorders.

Therese’s research interests relate to nurse education, mental health, addiction, eating disorders and special needs. She is an advocate for people with special needs and promoting good healthcare provision for people with Down Syndrome. Her methodological areas of expertise are in mixed methodologies and qualitative research.