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NCPOP Report Launch                                


Screening for Elder Abuse

Dr Amanda Phelan, Co-Director, NCPOP at UCD

Friday 5th December 2014, 11am

Room C006, Health Sciences Centre, UCD








Speaker Biography

Amanda Phelan RGN, RM, PHN, BNS (Hons), MSc (Nursing-education), RNT, PhD.

Dr. Amanda Phelan is the Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Subject Head of Older Persons’ Nursing in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems in University College Dublin. Amanda has worked in long term care of older people, general nursing, intensive care, and in community nursing. She co-ordinated the Graduate Diploma (Public Health Nursing) from 2002-2010 and is currently programme co-ordinator for graduate programmes in gerontology, including a multi-disciplinary, on-line Professional Certificate in the Management of Elder Abuse programme. Amanda is also the Co-Director of the UCD National Centre for the Protection of Older People and has research interests in elder abuse, nursing expertise in residential care for older people, community nursing and financial abuse of older people. Amanda holds the position of national representative for the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and acts as Secretary of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses’ Association. She also serves on the Fitness to Practice Committee in the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board and the HIQA committee on revised Standards for Older People in Residential care in Ireland. 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. She is also a research adviser in the National Institute of Care of the Elderly (University of Toronto) and for the Universities of Telemark and Agder (Norway). Amanda is a journal reviewer for international publications including Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, Public Health NursingNursing Inquiry, Journal of Advanced Nursing and is on the editorial board for International Journal of Older People Nursing and the International Journal of Nursing and Clinical Practices. Her book: International Perspectives on Elder Abuse (Routledge) was published in 2013.