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Ms Aine Maria MacNamara

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Staff Tutor (The OU in Ireland)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Regions & Nations (HWSC)
  • aine.macnamara

Professional biography

I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast) in 1985 and then gained a Degree in Nursing (University of Ulster) in 1988.  After working as a Staff Nurse in various locations (Dorset, Scotland and London), I took the Institute of Health Service Management Diploma (IHSM).  This was followed by employment as a Development Worker within the Voluntary Sector (Disability Action), focusing on advocacy and community development.  For 7 years after this, I managed a Disability Resource Centre (Down & Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust) where I secured independent funding for the development of a group which was established and run entirely by people with disabilities.  Since 2002 I have been employed as a Staff Tutor (The Open University Ireland headquarters in Belfast).  



Research interests

My main research interest is in end of life care and in care of older people.


Teaching interests

I enjoy working with students at level 1 who benefit from confidence-building and learning how to develop writing and study skills.


Victoria Cumming, recipient of the Andrew Cornell Award 2017

WELS student wins Andrew Cornwell Award 2017

Victoria Cumming received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work and was also given the Andrew Cornwell Award 2017 for the highest-performing graduate in the social work programme at the Open University's degree ceremony

6th November 2017
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