Seán Kearns

Sean Kearns

Seán Kearns

Research Interests

LGBTQ Health, PPI, Teaching


Seán is a gender clinical nurse specialist working at the National Gender Service helping to support transgender and gender-diverse individuals with their transition. In this role, he also supports research in the area of healthcare accessibility. He has completed a level 9 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research with UCD and is continuing his studies with the School of Medicine as a Ph.D. scholar.

Prior to this role, Seán worked as a research nurse at the Clinical Research Centre based in St Vincent’s University hospital through UCD. In this role, he worked on investigator-led and pharmaceutical-driven trials. 

Having completed his General Nursing at the National University of Ireland, Galway, he then went on to serve as Students’ Union President and subsequently board member for the Universities Health Service.

He has an innate interest in gender-affirming care and has worked as a nurse in California in an LGBTQ leadership facility. PPI and co-production are at the forefront of his research interests, and he looks forward to engaging with the IRNM into the future and values their support in advancing and promoting nursing leadership.


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