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Martin McNamara

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
01 716 6486
University College Dublin, School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems, Health Sciences Centre Belfield Dublin 4

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Professor & Associate Dean for External Relations, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. Registered Mental Health and General Nurse and Registered Nurse Tutor.Graduated from the Open University in 1997 with a first-class BSc (Hons) degree and from UCD in 2000 with a first-class MSc (Nursing) (Education). Subsequently undertook MEd and MA (SocSci) degrees with The Open University, graduating in 2002 and 2003, respectively. I completed my doctorate at The Open University Research School in September 2007. My doctoral thesis was a sociological investigation into the underlying principles structuring academic nursing in Ireland (see here: In 2011, obtained a Diploma in French with the Open University.Awarded an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree by the University of Connecticut, May 2014.Appointed Honorary Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Queensland, July 2014.In 2014, became a Certified Analytic-Network Coach (see a Professional Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in 2015.Obtained a Professional Diploma in Strategy, Innovation and Change from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in 2016.Accredited as a provider of Oshry's Organization Workshop and 'Where Cultures Meet' programmes (see, June 2015 and July 2017, respectively.Completed 'Leadership for the 21st century: chaos, conflict and courage' and 'Driving Government Performance' programmes at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Sept. 2015 and March 2016, respectively.Completed a BA in Languages (French, Mandarin, Spanish) at the Open University in 2016.Obtained a first-class MSc in Business at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in 2018.Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), October 2015. Conferred as a Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FFNMRCSI), December 2016. Currently undertaking an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Professional Diploma in Entrepreneurial Education at the UCD Innovation Academy. View Martin McNamara's profile


  • BA
    Open University2007 - 2016
  • BSc
    Open University
  • Doctorate in Education
    Open University2004 - 2007
  • MA
    Open University
  • MEd
    Open University
  • MSc
    University College Dublin
  • Prof. Dip. Business & Executive Coaching
    University College Dublin2016


  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand