Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Dr. Kathy Magilvy is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the UCD College of Nursing. Her research and practice expertise are in community/public health nursing and gerontology. She currently teaches doctoral courses in advanced qualitative research methods, mentors dissertation and other graduate student projects. Dr. Magilvy’s program of research is in community-based and long-term care for older persons and persons with chronic illness and disability. She has conducted research on delivery and outcomes of rural and community health services and community analysis. An ethnographer, she is interested in cross-cultural and international aging and health care. Dr. Magilvy has made several trips to Japan as a visiting professor and scientist, where she collaborates with colleagues on community/public health and gerontological nursing research and qualitative research designs and methods. Her current research is a collaborative project in health promoting interventions for older persons requiring minimal care assistance to prevent deterioration and increased use of services, conducted with colleagues in Japan, US, Finland, and Korea.
Dr. Magilvy has an international consultation practice in the areas of distance education in doctoral programs in nursing, development and evaluation of doctoral programs in nursing, and conducting and teaching qualitative research designs and methods.