Dr Doody is registered Intellectual Disability nurse on the Division of the Nursing Register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Since qualifying as a registered intellectual disability nurse in 1997 he has continued his education and completed BSc (2002), MSc (2005) and PhD (2013). His practice experience pertained to children with intellectual disability, behavioural issues and nursing management. He teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery and he is a Faculty of Education and Health Sciences Teaching Award Winner and has represented the Faculty in the University Teaching Awards. His teaching areas focus on intellectual disability, research and practice development in nursing and midwifery. His research interests relate to specialist practice, community living for persons with an intellectual disability and supporting families. He has a keen interest in working with and supporting nursing practice and staff research and publications. He has been involved in National projects on Intellectual Disability Nursing Metrics, Older Person Nursing Metrics, Transfer Documents for Older Persons to Acute Care, Envisioning the Future Role of the Registered Intellectual Disability Nurse, Clinical Supervision and a Leadership Programme for Nursing and Health Care Managers in Intellectual Disability Services. Dr Doody is a member of the Health Research Institute at UL and has extensive experience supervising students at master and doctoral levels.