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Eileen Furlong

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems


01 716 6478
University College Dublin, School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems, Health Sciences Centre Belfield Dublin 4

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I am an Assistant Professor in Nursing and a Researcher in Cancer Care. I am Programme Director of the MSc Advanced Nursing Practice since it began in 2001. This role incorporates teaching, clinical and classroom assessments, curriculum development, administration and liaison with clinical colleagues. In addition, I have been instrumental in developing and teaching health assessment skills and knowledge across a wide range of programmes. From 1998-2006 I was the programme leader for the Cancer Nursing programme from 1998 to 2006. I had the role of Subject Head for Chronic Care Nursing from May 2012 to August 2014. I have an honorary clinical role in Cancer Services at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. I am the joint Lead PI on an FP-7 funded European Commission project entitled: Randomised controlled trial to evaluate electronic Symptom Management using the Advanced Management System (ASyMS) Remote Technology for patients with cancer. Clinical Nurse SpecialistPaediatric Oncology Liaison Nurse February 1994 - June 1998Our Lady's Children's Hospital, CrumlinThis peripatetic position incorporated the care of children with cancer in the hospital setting and in the community. Children are cared for at all stages of the disease trajectory, empowering the parents and family to care for the child at home when appropriate. I worked as part of the hospital multi-disciplinary team and the primary care team.Oncology Nursing Development Officer January 1993 - February 1994Irish Cancer Society / University College DublinThis was a research position which explored the cancer content of the curricula at pre-registration level and assessing the learning needs of nurse tutors in the School of Nursing in Ireland.Clinical Nurse Teacher January 1984 - August 1991Our Lady's Children's Hospital, CrumlinI was involved in teaching student nurses in the classroom and in the clinical setting.Staff Nurse / Nurse Manager August 1981 - December 1983Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin


  • Dip ONC
    University College Dublin
  • MMedSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin
  • RGN
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  • RSCN
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