Bruce Pierce

Role: Director of Education & Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor

Bruce commenced in the new position as Director of Education during 2008. He brings over 20 years of ministerial experience to the post having worked in both parish and hospital settings.
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Catherine Buckley

Role: Practice Development Lecturer

Catherine commenced in the position of Practice Development Lecturer in November 2014.  Catherine trained as a general nurse in the Cork University Hospital and has over 20 years extensive clinical experience in both the US and Ireland in cardiac care, oncology, and care of the older adult in both rehabilitation and long-term care settings .

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Claire Coakley

Role: Admin Support

Claire commenced working in St. Luke’s Home in September 2009. In March 2011 Claire was appointed as Admin Support to both the Foundation and Education Centre. Claire brings a wealth of administration and HR experience from working within the…


Rodge Byrne

Role: Tutor

MScN, BSc HS, DipN (London), RN (Specilist Practitioner UK) Care of Older Adult, with particiular interest in the phenomenon of Dementia. Rodge worked within NHS Roles in Mental Health – Older Adult Care settings and Emergency Care combined with time spent in Senior Lecturer role in several UK Universities. Additionally from 2005 – 2010 HSE South based at Kerry General Hospital.
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