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Ms. Christine Deasy


Christine worked for many years as a psychiatric nurse at staff nurse and clinical nurse manager grades in a range of hospital and community based settings. She was appointed as a Nurse Tutor to the School of Nursing at St Josephs Hospital, Limerick in 2002. In 2003 Christine took up a post as a Lecturer in University of Limerick teaching on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Christine was the Course Director for the BSc Nursing (mental health) programme before taking on the Head of Department role in June 2017. Her research interests include health promotion, student health, mental health and reflective practice. Her PhD research thesis completed in 2016 is titled "Psychological distress, coping and lifestyle behaviour of higher education nursing/midwifery and teacher education students in one university in Ireland".

Research Interests

Student health
Health Promotion
Mental Health
Reflective practice

Professional Activities


  • 2016 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2005 University of limerick - Master of Education (First Class Honours)
  • 2002 University of Limerick - BSc.Nursing Studies (First Class Honours)


  • 2013 - Best conference paper


  • 2003 Dept of Nursing and Midwifery, UL. - Lecturer, Head of Department since June 1st 2016
  • 1984 HSE (formely Mid Western Health Board) - Staff Nurse, CNM1, CNM2 and Nurse Tutor.


  • 1984 *, An Bord Altranais (Psychiatric Nursing Division).


  • SHE(Schools for Health in Europe) Research Group,
  • Quality Committee,
  • Intellectual Disability Mental Health Research Group,


Book Chapter


Mental Health and Mental Health Promotion
Ryan, D; Deasy, C
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing An Irish Perspective

Conference Contribution


17th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, UCC.
Margaret O Sullivan and Christine Deasy

Conference Publication


HSE Primary Care conference ¿Responding to need
Christine Deasy, Ruth Hayes, Margaret Graham and Jan Mc Carthy

Other Journal


An Exploratory Study of Psychiatric Nurses Perception of Recovery in Mental Health Care
Hurley, N and Deasy, C.
National Institute of Health Science Research Bulletin


Nutrition Interventions
Hennessy, M; Deasy, C
In Touch

Peer Reviewed Journal


School health promotion and teacher professional identity
Didier Jourdan · Carine Simar · Christine Deasy · Graça S. Carvalho · Patricia Mannix McNamara
Health Education DOI: 10.1108/HE-07-2014-0078


You Can't Help Getting into a Heap about It ': Student Stress in Initial Teacher Education
Deasy, C., Coughlan, B..and Mannix Mc Namara, P.
International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education