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Deirdre Kelleher

Lecturer

School Of Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166483
Email: deirdre.kelleher@ucd.ie

Biography

Deirdre Kelleher is a lecturer in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin, Ireland, since 2006.  She completed a Bachelor of Nursing Studies Degree in University College Dublin (1998) and moved from clinical practice into the field of nurse education in 1999. She undertook her Masters of Science in Nursing Degree (Royal College of Nursing) in 2002 and  commenced a PhD in October 2008.

Deirdre's areas of research interest include Fathers' experiences of caring for a child with complex care needs and innovative methods of education for undergraduate students. 
She recently contributed to  book reviews in the area of student development

Cottrell, S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills. Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (2ed).Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
 
Williams, K. and Reid, M (2011) Time Management.Houndsmills,Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Children in Hospital Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: An Bord Altranais, Function/Role: Registered RGN, RNT
     

Conference Contributions

Kelleher, D; (2007) Meeting the Rights of the Child: An Irish Perspective, Implications for children's nurses. [Oral Presentation], 3rd International Congress on Pediatric Nursing Children and Young People's Nursing: Looking Forward, * , 01-JAN-07.
Kelleher, D. ; (2007) The role of the service user in informing research practice and education from a paediatric perspective . [Oral Presentation], 26th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, * , 01-JAN-07.
Kelleher, D; (2006) Father of chronically ill children and their interactions with the Irish Health Care System. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology, Trinity College Dublin , 01-JAN-06.

Committees

Committee : Clinical Assessment subcommittee
     

Consultancy

Client: Ombudsman for Children¿s Office
Client: An Bord Altranais
   

Other Activities

• I contributed feedback as part of the children's lecturers to the document "A Population Approach to a Framework for nursing in the community"
I also successfully completed the Manual handling Instructor course in Autumn 2006

Publications

Books

Lambert V, Long T, Kelleher D (2012) Communication Skills for Children's Nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press, McGraw Hill Education. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Kelleher, D. (2012) 'Communicating with parents of children with healthcare needs' In: Lambert, V. Long, T. Kelleher, D (eds). Communication Skills For Children's Nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press. [Details]
Kelleher D.; (2010) 'Safeguarding children and young people across the age continuum' In: Glasper, A. Ayloot, and Battrick, C (eds). Developing Practical Skills for Nursing and Young People. London: Hodder Education Group. [Details]

Edited Books

Lambert, V. Long, T. and Kelleher, D (Ed.). (2012) Communication Skills For Children's Nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press. [Details]
   

Conference Publications

kelleher,D. ; (2008) Funny how how ! Learning through a sense of humour 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin [Details]
Kelleher, D. ; (2007) The role of the service user in informing research practice and education from a paediatric perspective 26th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery [Details]
Kelleher, D. ; (2007) Meeting the Rights of the Child: An Irish Perspective, Implications for children's nurse 3rd International Congress on Pediatric Nursing Children and Young People's Nursing: Looking Forward Athens [Details]
Kelleher, D.; (2006) Father of chronically ill children and their interactions with the Irish Health Care System 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology   Trinity College Dublin [Details]
kelleher,D; (2003) The lived experience of fathers of chronically ill children: A phenomenological study 22nd Annual Nursing and Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons in0 Ireland Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery [Details]
Kelleher D. ; (2008) Humour in the Classroom: A Strategy for teaching Child development 2nd International Nurse Educational Conference.  Research and Innovation in International Nurse Education NETNEP conference Dublin [Details]
Muwaniri, R. and Kelleher, D. ; (2009) The Lived Experiences of Black African Heterosexual Men Living with HIV in Ireland 28th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Dublin [Details]
                                                                           

Policy Contribution

Kelleher, Deirdre; (0) Policy Feedback. Policy Contribution [Details]
           

Research

Research Interests

Professional areas of expertise/speciality:
General and Children's nursing


Research and Scholarship:

In September 2008, I commenced my PhD part time, under the supervision of Dr Barbara Coughlan and Professor Gerard Fealy, in the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems. The focus for my research is concerned with Fathers of Chronically Ill Children this is building upon my research I completed as part of my MSc in Nursing. My current working title is the experiences of fathers who provide parental care for their children with a life limiting illness within an Irish health care services. I have completed the background to the study, literature review and methodology chapters which were submitted and successfully accepted for transfer to PhD level in August 2010. I look forward to undertaking field work in this area.