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Ms. Kathleen Markey


I am a lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, EHS Faculty, University of Limerick, since 2007. During this time I was appointed as Course Director for International studies and was instrumental in developing and leading on a number of internationalisation initiatives within the department, completing my tenure in 2017. Prior to this, I was a senior lecturer in nursing at Middlesex University, United Kingdom. My extensive clinical, managerial and educator experiences both in Ireland and in the United Kingdom has provided me with significant experience and expertise to facilitate student and self-learning, through teaching, supervision, administration, curriculum development and research. My particular research interests and scholarly activity are in the areas of cultural and ethnic diversity in healthcare, transcultural nursing, cultural competence development, internationalisation of curriculum, intercultural education and student learning and development.

Research Interests

Research interests include curriculum development, exploring initatives that encourage student learning, interprofessional education and transcultural nursing and eductaion.

Professional Activities


  • 2017 - PhD


  • 2017 Middlesex University - PhD
  • 2005 Middlesex University - MSc
  • 2002 Middlesex University - PGCHE


  • 2007 European Transcultural Nurses' Association (ETNA), European transcultural association provides an opportunity for representative from each Eurpoean country to meet.
  • 2007 Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues Internal Member,
  • Transcultural Nurses Network (TNN), Irish Transcultural Nurses Network


  • 2005 University of Sheffield, United Kingdom - External Examiner



Book Chapter


Preliminary frindings from a study exploring how (student) nurses and midwives overcome the challenges of providing care for diverse cultural groups in Irish healthcare settings
Markey, K
Lets Learn Together, Lets Work Together: Challenges and Solutions for Transcultural Health and Social Care

Conference Contribution

Conference Publication


Resigned Indifference: The importance of Cultural Competence Education
Markey, K,Tilki, M,Taylor, G,Soria, JDI,Vela, MCV,DeLa Poza, E,Blazquez, D
Proceedings Of The Head'17 - 3rd International Conference On Higher Education Advances DOI: 10.4995/HEAd17.2017.4565


15th International Reflective Practice Conference, Limerick, Ireland (25th ¿ 26th June 2009)
Campion, R.; Kendrick, M.; Lenihan, H.; Madden, M.; McCarthy, M.; Moloney, B.; Moran, C.; Ryan, T.; Sadlier, E.; Staff, P.; Waters, E. Mental Health Students (2005 cohort) K Markey (Lecturer) (2009)


Nurse Education Tomorrow
Barnes, C. and Markey, K. (2006)


Teaching and Learning Conference
Markey, K. and Barnes, C. (2006)


Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference (Sep 2004) ;
Leliopoulou, C.; Wilson, K.; Markey, K. and Rawnsley, A (2004)

Peer Reviewed Journal


Demystifying, recognising and combating racism during the pandemic
markey; K., and Zhang, Y.
British Journal Of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing) DOI:


Moral reasoning as a catalyst for cultural competence and culturally responsive care.
Markey K;
Nursing philosophy : an international journal for healthcare professionals DOI: 10.1111/nup.12337


Home students' experiences of intercultural learning: a qualitative descriptive design
O' Brien, B., Tuohy, D., Fahy, A., Markey, K.,
Nurse Education Today


Promoting partnership working for undergraduate students.
Markey K., Barnes C.
British Journal Of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)


Promoting partnership working for undergraduate students.
Markey K.;Barnes C.
British Journal Of Nursing


Promoting partnership working for undergraduate students.
Markey, K; Barnes, C
British Journal Of Nursing


Racism: The implications for Nursing Education.
Tilki, M; Dye, K; Markey, K; Schofield, D; Davies, C; Moore, T
Diversity In Health And Social Care


Why student nurses leave during year 1 of their programme?
Brown, V; Markey, K
Journal Of Health, Social And Environmental Issues


An evaluation of the practice assessment tool used to assess clinical practice in the pre-qualifying and undergraduate nursing programme.
Leliopoulou, C; Wilson, K; Markey, K; Rawnsley, A
Journal Of Health, Social And Environmental Issues


Racism in nursing education; a reflective journey.
Markey, K; Tilki, M
British Journal Of Nursing