Patricia was educated in St Mary’s Secondary School Nenagh. She then moved to Dublin where she completed her General Nursing in the Mater Hospital. Having found an interest in General Practice, she completed a Higher Diploma in Practice Nursing from the Royal College of Surgeons. She then moved back to Limerick in 1998 and has been working in General Practice since. She joined Roxboro Medical Centre in 2016. Patricia has engaged in several educational programs to keep her nursing skills updated. These include a Diploma in Asthma Care & Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease, Certificates in Family Planning, Diabetes Care and Cervical Smear taking.