Dr. Kathleen Deeney is a certified Nurse Practitioner and PhD graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has been a registered children’s nurse since 2000 working across range of pediatric specialties in Northern Ireland, England and Australia.
Having achieved an MSc in Health and Social Care at the University of Ulster in 2007, Kathleen continued her academic training and was awarded a PhD by Queen’s University in 2011. Supported by a Scholarship funded by Queen’s University and TinyLife, Northern Ireland’s premature and vulnerable baby charity, her Qualitative PhD study explored men’s experiences of fathering infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit and follow-up after discharge. During this time, Kathleen received intensive research training, gaining experience of project management, as well as perfecting her writing skills to a doctoral and publishable standard. She has experience of managing a large portfolio of clinical trials (National & International Medicines Studies, including RCT’s) whilst working for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Medicine Network in London, UK.
Since 2013, Kathleen specialized in the area of Pediatric Critical Care and underwent an Advanced Nurse Practitioner training program from John Moore’s Liverpool, UK and has been practicing in this advanced role at Sheffield Children’s Hospital PICU in the UK. She moved to Sidra in September 2017 as the first Nurse Practitioner in PICU and looks forward to making a difference to health care for children, young people and families in Qatar.
Intensive Care (PICU)