I am a Fellow of the HEA and have lectured in both France and the UK.
My professional experience covers clinical nursing, corporate health, research and strategic public health.
I am currently consolidating my knowledge through doctoral studies with the University of Manchester, in nursing and public health.
I have a specific interest in developing the health creation agenda in pre registration nursing. I am a member of the Health Creation Alliance and the PerCIE Steering Group. The aim of my doctoral research is to explore how we prepare nurses for their role in health promotion after graduation.
We need to shift the paradigm from disease focussed care, to patient focussed care. We will only impact health inequalities by listening to what is important to the patient. We need to change the conversation. We need to build on individual and community assets and acknowledge the wider context in which people live, work and play. To offer effective support which has the capacity to change people’s lives for the better.
I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1986 and a SCPHN Health visiting in 1988.
I have worked in traumatology, orthopaedics and gynaecology.
As a public health nurse I have practiced as a health visitor, occupational health nurse and as a project manager in health protection for the Regional Health Authority in the Paris region.
I was a research assistant for a project on HTA, with the Health Care Management Initiative INSEAD France and the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge University, bringing an international perspective to the research.
I moved into nursing education in 2014, with a brief to improve public health and evidence based learning in the undergraduate nursing programme. I participated in the implementation of the French "service sanitaire", an alternative community project placement to provide health promotion experience to undergraduates in allied health.
At LJMU I am :
Module leader for 4104NRS Introduction to evidence based practice
Academic Link Lecturer for primary health care
Personal tutor for pre registration nursing and nursing associate students
2017 MRes Public Health "Addressing ageism in undergraduate nursing education" University of Manchester
2013 Post graduate diploma Foundations of public health "Inequalities in maternity care: a case study of Seine and Marne", French Institute of Public Health (EHESP), Rennes, France.
2012 Control and inspection of Health care providers (Haute Authorité de Santé) France
2011 Infection control audit of health care establishments (ARLIN) France
2011 Epidemiology field Investigation (EPITER) France
Donaghy P, Greillet C. (2014) Enquête sur les pratiques d’infirmiers libéraux de Seine-et-Marne en matière de prévention des risques liés aux soins réalisés à domicile en 2012. (Infection control practices of homecare nurses) Bull Epidémiol Hebd. (5) pp.15-9. Available at http://beh.santepubliquefrance.fr/beh/2014/6/2014_6_2.html
Gilmartin, M.J., Melzer, D., & Donaghy, P.H. (2004). Health technology assessment: More questions than answers for clinical practice?. In Davies, H.T.O. & Tavakoli, M. (Eds.) Health care policy, performance and finance: Strategic issues in health care management, (pp. 3-17). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
Since 2019 Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University,
2014 - 2019 Senior lecturer Adult Nursing, Training Institute of the CH-Sud Seine et Marne, affiliated to UPEC, France.
Mentor for the Girls Network https://www.thegirlsnetwork.org.uk/
Donaghy PH, Greenhalgh C, Griffiths J, Verma A. 2022. Preregistration adult nursing programmes and promotion of a population health agenda: an investigation British Journal of Community Nursing, 27 :40-44 DOI