Deirdre is Director of Research Nurse Education with the RCSI’s Clinical Research Centre in Beaumont Hospital. Deirdre co-ordinates the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research Nursing (through the RCSI) as well as other educational programmes, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP), throughout Ireland. Deirdre is also a member of the Education Work-stream of the UK Clinical Research Facilities Network (UKCRF).
Deirdre completed her general nurse training and midwifery in St James’s Hospital and Dublin. She completed her Higher Diploma in ENT nursing in 1999 and a MSc in Nursing Practice in 2003. In 2004 Deirdre took a post as a clinical research nurse with the RCSI’s Clinical Research Centre.