Sheila graduated from the MSc in Preventive Cardiology with first class honours and an award for best research. Subsequently her research was published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. She currently works as a Public Health Nurse in Kerry; with a secondment as Healthy Ireland lead for Primary Care services.
She qualified as a registered general nurse in 1999, since then has worked in Ireland, UK, Australia and Saudi Arabia. She values continuous professional development and through the years has completed a BSc in general nursing, a higher diploma in CCU nursing, a diploma in health sector management, post grad diploma in public health nursing and most recently a MSc in preventive cardiology.
This MSc programme highlighted the multidisciplinary input which is required and the importance of targeting all determinants of health which influence CVD risk factors, and not just a medicalised approach. This MSc provided Sheila an amazing opportunity to network and create contacts with other professionals who share the same vision to become ambassadors for prevention.