Barbara J. O'Neill

Ph.D., RN

Associate Clinical Professor

Urban Service Track Coordinator

Public Health Nursing Track Coordinator


Dr. Barbara O’Neill has a unique background in publishing, video production, hospital-based nursing, and university-level teaching. Before joining the faculty at UConn in 2018, she was a lecturer and researcher in Australia.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Aged care (hospital avoidance)
  • Palliative care
  • Simulation, Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation)
  • Violence against health care workers


  • Ph.D., Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia, 2017
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Nursing Education, Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia, 2012
  • BS, Nursing, Cum Laude (Accelerated Option), Barry University, Miami Shores, FL 2002
  • BA, Journalism, Distinction, University of Rhode Island, 1978

Honors & Awards

  • 2021: Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2017: Opal Award, Engaged Research and Innovation
  • 2015: Opal Award, Engaged Service
  • 2015: Opal Award, Engaged Research and Innovation
  • 2014: Australian Postgraduate Research Award

Selected Publications

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A portrait of associate clinical professor Barbara O'Neill.
Contact Information
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