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Ms Sinéad Creedon


Address: School of Public Health, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork

Sinéad is an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) specialist and Lecturer in the School of Public Health. She has a varied background in nursing, infection prevention and control, law and applied psychology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology (Positive & Coaching). Sinéad is Programme Director of the online PG Certificate in Infection Prevention & Control, and is module coordinator for the three IPC-related modules on the PG Certificate and Masters in Infection Prevention & Control.

Sinéad is a part-time PhD scholar in the School of Public Health. It is well documented that 94% of nurses and midwives in Ireland consider that their work is negatively impacting their psychological wellbeing, while 89% said they felt they were suffering from burnout because of working conditions (INMO, 2023). Her PhD focuses on 'The exploration on how to lead and support frontline healthcare workers, emotionally and psychologically, both during and after a public health crisis, using the COVID-19 pandemic as the catalyst for positive change in Irish healthcare settings'. 

Sinéad has been working in the health service for over three decades. She has been employed in senior leadership roles during the last fifteen years, both in the private and public healthcare sectors. She is also experienced in providing peer support as well as coaching for nurses and doctors, since before, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as during other crisis events such as the cyber-attacks on the HSE in 2021. Therefore, Sinéad's experiential knowledge, combined with her knowledge in public health, nursing, psychological coaching, aligns her well to understand the ongoing extent of the trauma that exists within our healthcare workforce.  



Sinéad Creedon

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Lecturer and part-time PhD scholar

School of Public Health

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4th Floor, Western Gateway Building, Western Road,