Geraldine Finnan

Geraldine Finnan

Dr Geraldine Finnan

Lecturer

Biography

Gerry’s pre nursing career involved working in the manufacturing and retail fashion industry as a Quality Assurance Manager and Project Manager and she holds an MSc in Strategic Project Management from Heriot Watt University.
Gerry holds a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing and worked clinically in adult palliative and end of life care (PEOLC) and held a Quality Improvement Facilitator role for PEOLC before joining Edinburgh Napier University in 2021.
Gerry completed her PhD at ENU in 2021, examining the lived experiences of palliative care nurses delivering PEOLC in an acute setting and the phenomena of making meaning of loss following the death of their patients.
Gerry is passionate about supporting nurses and other health care professionals and providers to care for themselves and each other. Additional areas of interest are interprofessional learning and education, anticipatory care planning and the development of teams to facilitate change and deliver quality improvement in practice settings.
Gerry is currently a lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University and teaching on the undergraduate nursing and postgraduate leadership in healthcare programmes.

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