Dr Helen Mulcahy DN, MSc (Research), BSc (Nursing), HDipPHN, RGN, RM, RPHN
GNPHN Council Member
Helen is a Senior Lecturer Community Health and Coordinator of the BSc Nursing Studies programme in the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery University College Cork, Ireland. She has professional qualifications in general nursing, midwifery, and public health nursing. Helen's academic qualifications include a Higher Diploma in Public Health Nursing; BSc in Nursing; and a Masters in Research. In relation to the latter, she was successful in securing a Health Research Board fellowship for a year to complete the study entitled: The nurse/client relationship. Participation as experienced by public health nurses and mothers of vulnerable families. She completed a Doctor of Nursing (DN) degree in University College Cork in 2014 and her thesis was entitled: Parents’ experiences of child growth and development concerns: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.
Helen coordinated the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing between 2008 and 2016. She currently lectures on public health nursing, child health and development and nursing research. Her area of teaching and research expertise includes public health nursing practice, nurse/ client relationships; working with vulnerable families; breastfeeding support; Public Health Nursing; child health surveillance and parental concern; and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. She has presented at national and international conferences, and has peer reviewed publications in all these areas (see UCC Research Profiles: Helen Mulcahy, Nursing & Midwifery)