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Clinical Practice Development and Education Research Cluster


This cluster emphasises innovative and entrepreneurial ways of thinking/approaches to research on and in education to support evidence-based practice. It incorporates technological approaches like simulation but also design thinking, co-production, collaborative, and interdisciplinary ways of working to promote learning and support knowledge and research translation to practice.

Key Thematic Focus Areas

  • Simulation pedagogy and practice for education 
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and inclusive education for healthcare professionals
  • Clinical practice development and education
  • Educational technology

Theme Leads

Siobhan Brereton

Siobhán Brereton

Director of Simulation Based Education and Clinical Skills

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Featured Research Projects

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Contact the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
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