Skip to main content

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 Intergenerational cafés, Nursing Homes and Covid 19, Nursing Metrics, Day care centres and people living with dementia, MECC and undergraduate students

Research Interests

  • Intergenerational cafés
  • Nursing Homes and Covid 19
  • Nursing Metrics
  • MECC and undergraduate student nurses
  • Day care centres and people living with dementia
  • 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. MSc Nursing Older Person (discipline specific modules)
  4. Reflective Practice
  5. 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 Engaged Learning Committee,
  • Curriculum development team BSc Nursing ,