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Dr. Bernadette Flanagan

Title:

Spirituality Studies

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Applied Arts

Campus:

College Street

OrcID Number:

0000 0002 1688 6568

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My Biography

In 1998, Bernadette Flanagan completed her doctorate in Humanities (Spirituality) at the Milltown Institute, Dublin. Since that time she has become an Associate Professor in Spirituality and led the development of MA and professional doctoral studies in Spirituality in Ireland. She has consulted to a wide range of organisations in Ireland and overseas on dimensions of spiritual education, spiritual care and spiritual practice in such fields as healthcare, education, relational wellbeing, aging; addiction and leadership.

Research

Current Research Supervision Commitments: 1 PhD Thesis

Topic:  A Prospective Exploratory Study of Models for Spiritual Care, in the Vincentian Tradition, for Homeless Persons

 

Previous Research Supervision Commitments: 36 MA Theses, 3 PhD Thes3s Supervised to Completion at

All Hallows College (Dublin City University), Dublin

PhD Thesis 1:  Spirituality & Motherhood: Traditions and Future Trajectory

PhD Thesis 2:  Invisible Illness as Trigger for Spiritual Awakening: An Organic Inquiry

PhD Thesis 3:  A Constructive Hermeneutic of The Cell Christian Community Movement in Ireland

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External Examination of Doctoral Theses

Dublin City University   :  Shamanic Spirituality as a Therapeutic Resource: An Exploratory Study: August 2018

St Mary’s University, Twickenham:  An Evaluation of Spiritual Education programmes in the UK for Hospice Chaplains -September 2017

University of Winchester: Christian perspective on enabling spiritual formation in relation to work - May 2016

Queen’s Foundation: Birmingham University:  Practices of Silence amongst Contemporary British Christian Women -  July 2015

University College London  : The Medicalisation of Sadness, Depression and Spiritual Distress: A Phenomenological Study  - August 2014

School of Divinity, University of St Andrews , Scotland:  A Critical Examination of Christian Ministry: Pastoral Perspectives by Preachers of the Churches of Christ in Bicol Province in the Philippines  - June 2014

School of Divinity, Edinburgh University  : Spiritual Direction as a Spiritual Practice for Reconciliation Ministry: A Personal Reconciliation Perspective

April 2012

Liverpool Hope University: Pursuing Eudaimonia: Re-appropriating the Greek Philosophical Foundations of the Christian Apophatic Tradition

Nov 2011

University of East Anglia at Norwich:  An Investigation of Discernment Educationin Spiritual Accompaniment / Direction Training Programmes in the UK   - May 2011