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Dr. Dympna Tuohy

PhD, MSc, Grad Dip, BNS, ICU, RGN, RNT


I have taught and been involved in nurse education , teaching & assessment; from undergraduate to master’s level since 1996. This includes programme development, curriculum development and review, BSc and MSc (taught and research) dissertation supervision. Prior to this, I spend several years nursing people in clinical practice. My current research areas of interest include older women's experiences of ageing and health related issues in Ireland, care of the older person, funded research project on national transfer letter from residential to acute care services for older people, intercultural learning and migration intentions of nurses.

Research Interests

  • Older women's experiences of ageing and health related issues in Ireland.
  • Funded National Transfer Letter from Residential to Acute Care Services for Older People
  • Care of the older person
  • Intercultural learning
  • Nurse Migration

Teaching Interests

  1. BSc Nursing
    Introduction to the Principles and Nature of Teaching and Learning for Nurses and Midwives

  2. BSc Nursing: Introduction to Health and Health Promotion
  3. Reflective Practice
  4. Undergraduate final year project and Master's research supervision

Professional Activities


  • 2016 National University Ireland Galway - PhD
  • 2001 University of Manchester - Master of Science
  • 1996 University College Dublin - B.Nursing Studies
  • 1992 University of Technology, Sydney - Graduate Diploma
  • 1991 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney - Certificate
  • 1986 Regional Hospital, Limerick - Certificate


  • 2014 - Bloomberg Emerging Nurse Scholarship
  • 2007 - Seed Funding
  • 1999 - Research Scholarship


  • Member, All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA)
  • On live register , Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Member , Irish Gerontological Society


  • Curriculum development team grad dip/MSc Nursing Older Person ,
  • Ageing, Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Research committee. ,
  • Early Careers Research Group,
  • UL working group on curriculum development for Self-Management Support in Chronic Disease,
  • UL nomination for membership of the HSE, CHO3 Rehabilitation Strategy Oversight Group,
  • Champion Group for the implementation of HSE/HEI National Undergraduate curriculum for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. ,
  • Department of Nursing Midwifery Teaching and Learning Committee,
  • Curriculum development team BSc Nursing ,


Conference Contribution

Conference Publication


10th th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference
Deasy, C. Tuohy, D, and Doody, O


9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference
Tuohy, D, Doody, O. and Deasy, C.


8th Annual Interdisciplinary research conference
Dympna Tuohy, Jan McCarthy, Irene Cassidy and Margaret Graham


Resus 2005
Margaret Graham and Dympna Tuohy


8th Mid-Western Branch of Irish Nursing Research Interest Group (INRIG)
Margaret Graham, Irene Cassidy and Dympna Tuohy

Other Journal


Engaging nursing students in the care of older people across multiple settings: with applicable findings from a team talk exercise
Barry, L., Tuohy, D., Leahy, F., Breen, H. and Corbett, S
Journal of All Ireland Gerontological Association


An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology
Tuohy D.;Cooney A.;Dowling M.;Murphy K.;Sixsmith J.
Nurse researcher DOI: 10.7748/nr2013.

Other Publication


Peer Reviewed Journal


An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology
Tuohy, D., Cooney, A., Dowling, M., Murphy, K., and Sixsmith, J.
Nurse researcher DOI: 10.7748/nr2013.


Final-year student nurses' perceptions of role transition
Doody O.;Tuohy D.;Deasy C.
British Journal Of Nursing DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2012.21.11.684


Preceptors' views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach
Cassidy I.;Butler M.;Quillinan B.;Egan G.;Mc Namara M.;Tuohy D.;Bradshaw C.;Fahy A.;Connor M.;Tierney C.
Nurse Education In Practice DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.04.006


Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment
Bradshaw C.;O'Connor M.;Egan G.;Tierney K.;Butler M.;Fahy A.;Tuohy D.;Cassidy I.;Quillinan B.;McNamara M.
British Journal Of Nursing DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2012.21.15.923


Student nurse-older person communication: a mini ethnography
Tuohy, D
Nat. Inst. Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin