Portrait of Ms Geraldine Regan Ms Geraldine Regan

g.regan@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478245


Qualifications:  MA, BA (Hons)

Geraldine Regan is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Huddersfield commencing September 2014.  Previously, she held the position of Associate Professor in the school of Nursing Midwifery and Health Sciences in University College, Dublin for three years. Geraldine was the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Nursing at Ireland’s largest Children’s Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin where she was employed from 2002 until 2014. During this time she managed a range of Health and Social Care Professionals and Nursing Staff, was involved in strategic planning and in establishing systems and structures for Quality and Patient Safety within the hospital. She previously held the position of Director of Nursing in an acute general hospital and Divisional Nurse Manager in a large academic teaching hospital.

Geraldine was also a part time lecturer in Dublin City University where she taught Health Policy.

In the past Geraldine has worked for a homeless charity both as a volunteer and subsequently as a full time Director. She also worked for a local community on the third EU’s programme to Combat Poverty.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Brenner, M., Hilliard, C., Regan, G., Coughlan, B., Hayden, S., Drennan, J. and Kelleher, D. (2014) ‘Research Priorities for Children's Nursing in Ireland: A Delphi StudyJournal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families , 29 (4), pp. 301-308. ISSN 0882-5963


Coyne, I., Hayes, E., Gallagher, P. and Regan, G. (2006) Giving Children a Voice: Investigation of children's participation in consultation and decision making in Irish hospitals . Giving Children a Voice. Dublin: Government Publications Stationary Office Dublin. ISBN 978-0755716623


  • Member of national groups including a Department of Health and Children Ireland review of Undergraduate Nursing Education (2012 -2013)
  • Expert committee on Midwifery and Children’s Nursing Education(2002-2004)
  • National Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) advisory group for the Irish Health Standards ‘Safer Better Healthcare Standards’
  • President and Vice President of the Irish Association of Directors of Nursing (2001 –2004)
  • Management reports for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Dublin including a review of the management of the Clinical Genetics Service


    • Health Management Institute
    • Irish Association of Directors of Nursing
    • Joint nursing research committee of Our lady’s Children’s Hospital and University College Dublin


    Vice Chairperson

    • Health Management Institute of Ireland, a professional body for managers in the Irish Health Services (2012 to 2014)

    Research Degree Supervision

    Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development..

    Teaching and Professional Activities

    Teaches on the following modules:

    • Children and Young People in Context 
    • Advanced Professional Practice
    • Safeguarding and Health and Well Being