Dónal O’Mathúna

Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD
Dublin Internship Program

Dónal has a BSc in Pharmacy from Trinity College, Dublin, a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and an MA focused on bioethics from Ashland Theological School in Ashland, Ohio. He returned to Ireland in 2003 where he is now Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence in the School of Nursing at Dublin City University. He is particularly interested in ethical issues surrounding personhood, nanotechnology, moral reasoning, and the role of popular media in teaching ethics. He has authored Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook and writes a weekly column in the Irish Times on herbal remedies. He is currently working on a book on critical thinking in ethics and another on nanoethics.