Professor Coffey joined the Department of Nursing and Midwifery as chair of Nursing and Midwifery in November 2017. She is a registered general nurse and midwife and registered nurse tutor with the NMBI. Professor Coffey has over 20 years’ experience in Higher Education, Research Teaching & Administration. Over these years, she has led academic programme development and curriculum review and online learning. She has been Director of Postgraduate programmes, Director of Internationalisation, External examiner and supervisor of PhD, DN & MSc research. Professor Coffey’s research interests are in the areas of transitional care, gerontology, Dementia, Palliative Care, and Implementation Science. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including a HEA North South Research award (2022), HRB COVID pandemic Rapid Response funding award (2020), EU Erasmus Funding (2019), HRB Applied Partnership Award (2017), HRB Clinical research fellowship (2008). Her publication profile includes book chapters, nationally commissioned reports, publications in high impact international journals. Professor Coffey is currently Principle Investigator on a number of research grants including Health Implementation Science and Technology Research Cluster award funded by the HRI at UL and a Higher Education Authority (HEA) North South Research award. She engages and collaborates with clinical practice partners in research-related activities and in the development of the Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice. In addition to her role within the University, Professor Coffey serves on a number of Regional and National Committees and International Organisations. She is a member of the UHL Research Governance Committee, the ANP/AMP Local Implementation Committee and the organising committee of the Annual West / Mid-West Research and Innovation Conference. She is on the management committee of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) and has recently been appointed as a University of Limerick representative on the External Advisory Committee of HRB Clinical Research Co-ordination Ireland. Professor Coffey is a founder member, on the board of directors and chair of the governance committee of Omega Epsilon at-Large, the first Irish Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Society of Nursing. Sigma Theta Tau is a long established global organisation with Chapters in over 90 countries and 135, 000 members. She is a scholar of the European Academy of Nursing Science and a member of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). She has well-established links with National, European and International collaborators and centers of excellence in Implementation Science, Palliative Care, Gerontological nursing research. Her career vision is to advance the scholarship of nursing; to influence professional collaboration and inter-professional working and to have a positive impact on the implementation of research into practice.