Dr. Fiona Timmins, PhD, MSc, MA, FFNRCSI, BNS, BSc Health & Soc (Open), BA (Open), RNT, RGN

Associate Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Fiona has more than 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written/co-authored 10 nursing textbooks.  She has presented widely internationally (more than 180 papers) including many keynote presentations and workshops.  She is soon to be the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Nursing Management and acts as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, sitting on the Editorial Board of three of these.  Her research interests include professional nursing issues, nurse education, spirituality and reflection.


Jacqueline Whelan, MSc, MA, BNS (Hons.), RNT, RCN, RGN

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Since 1987, Jacqueline Whelan has worked in general and children’s nursing practice within the UK (London), Australia (Sydney) and Ireland.  Jacqueline has extensive experience both as a nurse educator and academic, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with research and peer-reviewed publications.  Her research plan is centered around the themes of person centered care, spiritual care, professional nurse education concerns.  Jacqueline supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate research students within School of Nursing and Midwifery.  She is an active organising Committee Member of the Spirituality Research and Innovation Group (SRIG) in the School since its initial development in 2013, and is responsible for organising the groups Annual International Spirituality and Healthcare Research Conference and SRIG’s Public Lecture Series.  She was invited by Emeritus Professor Dr. Jean Watson to become a Member of International Planning Committee for the First Global Caring Conference, Wuhan, China in 2016.  Jacqueline is a member of the Viktor Frankl Institute in Ireland.