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Mr. Padraig Dunne

Allocations Officer (Nursing)

Pádraig qualified as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 2000 with a Diploma in Nursing from TCD and St. Patricks University Hospital. Following this he completed his Bachelor Nursing Science in 2001 and Post Graduate in Nursing in 2004 and his Masters of Arts in Clinical Dramatherapy in 2008. Pádraig has worked in the clinical and education fields for 21 years gaining extensive experience in the areas of enduring and acute mental illness, mental illness in young adults, student and staff nurse supervision and education. He has developed specialised knowledge and research in the area of Arts Therapies in Healthcare, including research with women enduring depressive illness. Pádraig came to TCD in 2006 bringing with him, extensive experience in clinical Practice and clinical education. Pàdraigs Role as the Clinical Allocations Officer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery involves him in the areas of Curriculum development, course management, student and clinical support, competency assessment, Preceptorship training, teaching, research and much more. Being in one of the more dynamic roles within the school allows Pádraig to provide advice and guidance in the delivery and future development of Nurse Education within the college.
  Acute care nursing   Addiction and substance abuse   Antidepressants   Art Therapies   Child Mental Health   Child welfare   Childhood and mental health   Childhood Communication Disorders   Children, health and disability   Clinical learning environment in nursing   Depression   Developmental and mental disorders   Dramatherapy   Emotional, behavioural and cognitive disorders   Group Therapy   Health management   Health outcomes   Individual Therapy   Leadership in nursing   Mental health nursing   Mental health promotion   Personal Therapy   Psychiatry   Rehabilitation   Young People and Mental Health
 Use of Portfolios with undergraduate nursing students
 A Descriptive Case Study to explore the use of Projective Techniques in the group Dramatherapy setting with women exploring their Suicidal Ideation and Depression.

Details Date
Chair of the TCD Allocation Liaison group 2011
Full Member of the National Allocations Officer Group 2011
Full Member of the School International Strategic Committee 2011
Chair of Clinical Sub group for post graduate clinical Assessment. 2012
Full Member of the Clinical Competency group 26/06/2006
Full member of the Joint Working Group
Full member of the UG and PG Curriculum Development Group 26/06/2006
Details Date From Date To
An Bord Altranais
Irish Association for Creative Art Therapists
Pádraig J Dunne, A Descriptive Case Study to explore the use of Projective Techniques in the group Dramatherapy setting with women exploring their Suicidal Ideation and Depression., 10th Annual interdisciplinary Research Conference : transforming Healthcare through research Education and technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery - 24 DOLier St Dub 2, 4/5 Nov 2009, School of Nursing and Midwifery , book of abstracts, 2009, pp46 - 46, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Timmins, F and Dunne, P , An exploration of the current use and benefit of nursing student portfolios, Nurse Education Today, 29,, 2009, p330 - 341, Notes: [ PubMed ID: 19216011], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

Dunne, P. and Timmins, F. , An Exploration of the Use and Benefit of Undergraduate Nursing Student Portfolios , NET 2008 19th International Participative Conference for Education in Health Care. , Churchill College, University of Cambridge. UK, 2-4th September, 2008, pp31 - 36, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


Award Date
MA Dramatherapy 2008
Post Graduate in Nursing 2004
BNS 2001
Diploma in Nursing Studies 2000
State registered Psychiatric Nurse 2000
Interested in the clinical application of dramatherapy for clients in acute psychiatric settings. Private Consultant in Dramatherapy.