School Structure

UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems is one of the largest schools in the University with an extensive and diverse portfolio of educational and research programmes, and multiple and well-developed links with key stakeholders in clinical practice, health service management, health policy and professional regulation. 

Reflecting our philosophy of person-centred care, the School’s organisational structure places the health service user and our students at the centre of all our endeavours. Academic activity comprises teaching and learning, research and innovation, and engagement with the professions and wider community. This is supported by administration and other key support staff in the Programme Office, School Office, Clinical Allocations Office, Clinical Skills Laboratories and Research Unit.

Our governance structure reflects the complexity of the school, its diverse activities and is founded on the principles of distributed leadership, interconnectivity and networked communication.

School Management Team:

Professor Gerard Fealy, Head of School and Dean of Nursing
Professor Abbey Hyde, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Professor Philip Larkin, Associate Dean for Taught Graduate Studies
Professor Thilo Kroll, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Impact
Dr Amanda Phelan, Associate Dean for Global Engagement
Ms Suzanne Kealy, Programme Office Director and School Manager (Interim)

School Executive:
Includes all members of the School Management Team plus:

Ms Marie O'Flanagan, Graduate Relations Manager (Interim)
Ms Elaine Bourke, HR Partner, College of Health Sciences
Dr Anne Donohoe, Head of Subject: Primary and Community Nursing
Prof Laserina O’Connor, Head of Subject: Chronic Care Nursing
Ms Tara Breen, Head of Subject: Acute and Critical Care Nursing