Shelagh Wright trained as a State Registered Nurse, St George’s Hospital, London, (1970) and Registered Midwife, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, (1973). Shelagh studied Single Honours Psychology, (TCD,1988), undertook a PhD by research (Psycho-oncology)(NUI-Galway, 1999), has an MA in Healthcare Management (IPA/UCD 2004) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (TCD, 2010). From 2002-2007 Shelagh was Senior Health Promotion Officer for Older Persons, HSE, Dublin. From 2007 as a lecturer in DCU Shelagh was Programme Chair for the 1st M.Sc in Psycho-oncology in Ireland and Co-Principal Investigator of a postdoctoral study to validate the (NCCN) Distress Thermometer an Irish context. She has years of experience teaching pain management in nursing practice at under- and postgraduate level.
A Registered Psychologist (PSI) Shelagh has a particular interest in Autogenic Training for people with pain. Having completed certificate training at the Centre for Autogenic Training, Wirral Holistic Care Services, UK, she is currently updating her Postgraduate Certificate in Autogenic Training with the British Autogenic Society, London.
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