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Ms. Mairead Moloney

Biography

Mairéad has extensive experience in nursing practice and education. She joined the University of Limerick in 2006 as the Clinical Skills Laboratories Coordinator and has experience in management, teaching, module leadership and curriculum design, ensuring that clinical skills pedagogy is developed and represented appropriately across programmes within the department. Prior to UL, Mairead held various roles within the Health Service Executive such as Registered General Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Mairead is currently working on a nationally funded teaching and learning enhancement project within the department and is passionate about the role of simulation-based education and technology-enhanced learning within the fields of nursing and midwifery.

Research Interests

Research Interests: Clinical Skills Pedagogy; Simulation Based Education; Technology Enhanced Learning; Nursing Education; Intellectual Disability.

Teaching Interests

Teaching experience UL modules:
NM4122 Nursing the Person with Comorbid Physical and Mental Health Disorders (Module Leader).
NS4423 Altered Homeostasis and Mental Health (Module Leader).
NS3201 Microbiology, Immunology and Infection Control.
NS4022 Pharmacology for Nurse and Midwives.
NS4213 Principals of Nutrition for Nurses.
NS4248 Critical Nursing Care.

Examiner for the UL Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OCASE):
Nurse/Midwife Prescribing Programme, UL.
Graduate Entry Medical School, UL.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2014 University of Limerick - Master of Science (MSc)
  • 2011 National University of Ireland, Galway - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Clinical Education)
  • 2005 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • 1999 St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. - Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Employment

  • Health Service Executive - Student Nurse
  • Health Service Executive - Staff Nurse - St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin
  • Health Service Executive - Staff Nurse - St Johns Hospital, Limerick
  • Health Service Executive - Critical Care Staff Nurse - University Hospital Limerick
  • Health Service Executive - Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • University of Limerick - Clinical Skills Coordinator
  • University of Limerick - SiNM Project

Outreach

  • HSE Mid West Community Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Teams - Provided online support and education sessions for community services in the Mid West during the Spring / Summer 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2011-2019 Coordinates/develops/designs the annual DNM summer camp aimed at secondary school students who have an interest in nursing and/or midwifery as a career choice. The camp is now in its 10th year.

Committee

  • 2017-2020 Athena Swan, DNM, UL,
  • 2011-2020 Clinical Skills Network Ireland (National Group),
  • 2006-2007 Clinical Skills Working Group, DNM, UL,
  • 2010-2012 Undergraduate Marketing Committee, DNM, UL,
  • 2010-2019 Teaching and Learning Committee, DNM, UL,
  • 2016-2019 Undergraduate Course Board Midwifery, DNM, UL,

Other

  • 2011-2020 OCASE Examiner for the Graduate Entry Medical School. Objective Clinical and Anatomy Skills Exams (OCASE).
  • 2018 OCASE Examiner for the Certificate in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing.

Association

  • Founding Member, Clinical Skills Network Ireland (National Group)
  • Member, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Reasonable adjustments for people with intellectual disability in acute care: a scoping review of the evidence.
Moloney M;Hennessy T;Doody O;
(2021) Reasonable adjustments for people with intellectual disability in acute care: a scoping review of the evidence.
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039647

2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions on people with pre-existent mental health conditions: A scoping review
Murphy, L., Markey, K., O'Donnell, C., Moloney, M., Doody, O.
(2021) The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions on people with pre-existent mental health conditions: A scoping review
In Archives Of Psychiatric Nursing;
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2021.05.002
[ULIR]

2021

Cultural competence development: The importance of incorporating culturally responsive simulation in nurse education
Markey, K., Doody, O., Kingston, L., Moloney, M., Murphy, L.
(2021) Cultural competence development: The importance of incorporating culturally responsive simulation in nurse education
In Nurse Education In Practice;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2021.103021

2020

Clinical placements in intellectual disability nurse education: A scoping review
Doody O.;Murphy L.;Moloney M.
(2020) Clinical placements in intellectual disability nurse education: A scoping review
In Nurse education today;
DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104593

2020

Fourth year nursing students' perceptions of their educational preparation in medication management: An interpretative phenomenological study
Moloney M.;Kingston L.;Doody O.
(2020) Fourth year nursing students' perceptions of their educational preparation in medication management: An interpretative phenomenological study
In Nurse education today;
DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104512

2018

Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experiential innovation
Carroll, N;Richardson, I;Moloney, M;O'Reilly, P
(2018) Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experiential innovation
In Health And Technology; HEIDELBERG : SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
DOI: 10.1007/s12553-017-0209-z

Other Journals

2016

Midwifery Matters: Key benefits of colostrum
Munro, D. and Moloney, M.
(2016) Midwifery Matters: Key benefits of colostrum
In World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery;

Conference Contributions

2021

The Irish University Association Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Group Seminar Series 2021/2022 - The Educational Pivot in Nursing & Midwifery during COVID-19.
Doody, O. and Moloney, M.
(2021) The Irish University Association Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Group Seminar Series 2021/2022 - The Educational Pivot in Nursing & Midwifery during COVID-19.
Online

2021

National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. SATLE Network Support
Moloney, M., Kingston, L., Markey, K., Doody, O., Murphy, L., Fahy, A., Meskell, P., Atkinson, S.
(2021) National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. SATLE Network Support
Online

2021

Regional Learning and Teaching Conference - Celebrating Innovation, Opportunities and Inspirations in Learning and Teaching
Kingston, L., Moloney, M., Markey, K., Doody, O., Murphy, L., Fahy, A., Meskell, P., Atkinson, S.
(2021) Regional Learning and Teaching Conference - Celebrating Innovation, Opportunities and Inspirations in Learning and Teaching
Online

2018

EHS 7th Teaching & Learning Symposium, University of Limerick
Moloney M. and Barry, L.
(2018) EHS 7th Teaching & Learning Symposium, University of Limerick
University of Limerick

2017

Conversations in the Consortium: 5 Minute Teaching Tips.
Moloney M. and Barry L.
(2017) Conversations in the Consortium: 5 Minute Teaching Tips.
Graduate Attributes Hub, University of Limerick

2017

Shannon Consortium Symposium, University of Limerick
Moloney M. and Munro D.
(2017) Shannon Consortium Symposium, University of Limerick
University of Limerick

2017

Shannon Consortium Symposium, University of Limerick
Moloney M. and Barry L.
(2017) Shannon Consortium Symposium, University of Limerick
University of Limerick

2011

1st Nursing and Midwifery Conference 'Building Links, Working Together'
Kingston, L, Burke, E, Byrne, E, Fahy, A, Johnson, K, McArthur, C, Moloney, M, Murphy, J
(2011) 1st Nursing and Midwifery Conference 'Building Links, Working Together'
University of Limerick

2011

National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) Fest 2011
Kingston L. Byrne E. Fahy A. Moloney M. Murphy J.
(2011) National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) Fest 2011
Dublin, Ireland.

2011

4th International Clinical Skills Conference
Kingston L. Burke E. Byrne E. Fahy A. Johnson K. McArthur C. Moloney M. Murphy J.
(2011) 4th International Clinical Skills Conference
Italy

2011

3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Kingston, L, Burke, E, Byrne, E, Fahy, A, Johnson, K, McArthur, C, Moloney, M, Murphy, J
(2011) 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Galway, Ireland

2011

2nd Technology and Teaching Community of Practice (CoP)
Kingston, L, Burke, E, Byrne, E, Fahy, A, Johnson, K, McArthur, C, Moloney, M, Murphy, J
(2011) 2nd Technology and Teaching Community of Practice (CoP)
Limerick, Ireland

Published Reports

2021

Presenting problem/conditions that result in people with an intellectual disability being admitted to acute hospitals in Ireland: An analysis of NQAIS data from 2016-2020
Doody, O., Ryan, R., McMahon, J., Lyons, R., Moloney, M., Hennessy, T.
(2021) Presenting problem/conditions that result in people with an intellectual disability being admitted to acute hospitals in Ireland: An analysis of NQAIS data from 2016-2020
Limerick: University of Limerick and Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Service Director, HSE. : Limerick: University of Limerick and Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Service Director, HSE.

Bulletins

2021

Fourth Year Nursing Students' Perceptions of their Educational Preparation in Medication Management - An Interpretative Phenomenological Study. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin 18(4); Spring 2021
Moloney, M., Kingston, L. and Doody, O.
(2021) Fourth Year Nursing Students' Perceptions of their Educational Preparation in Medication Management - An Interpretative Phenomenological Study. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin 18(4); Spring 2021
National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin

2019

Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experimental innovation. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin (NIHS)
Carroll, N., Richardson, I., Moloney, M., O'Reilly, P.
(2019) Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experimental innovation. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin (NIHS)

Corrections

2018

Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experiential innovation (vol 8, pg 255, 2018)
Carroll, N;Richardson, I;Moloney, M;O'Reilly, P
(2018) Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experiential innovation (vol 8, pg 255, 2018)
In Health And Technology; HEIDELBERG : SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
DOI: 10.1007/s12553-017-0215-1