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Dr Amanda Phelan

The Alliance of Health Care Assistants in Ireland is honoured to have Dr Amanda Phelan RGN, RM, PHN, BNS (Hons), MSc (Nursing-education), RNT, PhD. as its patron. She brings a great body of knowledge and experience to the organisation which will help it grow and develop into the future.

Amanda is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, Associate Dean from Global Engagement and Subject Head of Older Persons’ Nursing. From 2002-2010, she co-ordinated the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Public Health). She is currently programme co-ordinator for Older Person’s Care programmes. Amanda is also the Co-Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Older People at UCD and undertaken a number of research projects on the topic of elder abuse. Amanda holds the position of national representative for the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and is on the Executive Council of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses’ Association. Amanda has facilitated elder abuse healthcare training, has published in the area of elder abuse and been used as an expert on this topic in the media. Amanda is an editorial board member on the International Journal of Older People Nursing and a journal reviewer for international publications including Nursing Inquiry, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Archives of Geriatrics and Gerontology, International Journal of Older People Nursing, Public Health Nursing, and the Canadian Review of Social Policy. Amanda also serves on the international research advisory committee for the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (NICE), University of Toronto, Canada. Amanda’s edited book International Perspectives on Elder Abuse (Routledge) was published in March, 2013.