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Dr. Catriona Moloney

Biography

Dr Catriona Moloney is a TA in law at University of Limerick and previously lectured at the National University of Ireland Galway. Catriona has an LLM in Public Law and was awarded her PhD entitled Empowering Children and Young People: An Access to Justice Assessment of Mental Health Law and Policy for which she was awarded a School of Law (NUIG) Scholarship to undertake this research. Catriona was a full-time legal researcher for the Law Reform Commission from 2008–2010 where she worked on the Commission's statue law restatement programme. Catriona was also a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School's Project on Disability during the summer of 2013. She was appointed to the Board of EPIC (Empowering Young People in Care) in 2014; EPIC advocates at a national and local level for the rights of young people in and with care experience.

Her research interests are broadly in the field of public law and policy. In particular, on issues related to
human rights and children and the interface of law, mental capacity, and psychiatry. Her PhD research explores the emerging area of access to justice and its application to children through the development of child-friendly justice frameworks. Catriona has published and presented papers in this field. Catriona lectures in both public and private law areas including the Legal Environment of Business, Principles of Law, Advanced Lawyering (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Family Law, and Nursing Law.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2015 - University Write-Up Bursary
  • 2013 - Centre for Disability Law and Policy Travel Bursary
  • 2011 - School of Law Fellowship

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

'Time For Change in the Mental Health Act 2001: The law must recognise children's capacities to consent to and refuse medical treatment'
Catriona Moloney
(2017) 'Time For Change in the Mental Health Act 2001: The law must recognise children's capacities to consent to and refuse medical treatment'
In Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland ;

2017

'The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Irish Mental Health Law'
Charles O'Mahony and Catriona Moloney
(2017) 'The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Irish Mental Health Law'
In Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland ;

2016

‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part II'
Catriona Moloney
(2016) ‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part II'
In Irish Journal Of Family Law; pp. 43-

2016

‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part I'
Catriona Moloney
(2016) ‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part I'
In Irish Journal Of Family Law; pp. 8-

2010

‘Children's Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment'
Catriona Moloney
(2010) ‘Children's Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment'
In Irish Student Law Review;

Conference Publications

2013

Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference
Catriona Moloney
(2013) Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference

2009

International Graduate Legal Research Conference, King's College London
Catriona Moloney
(2009) International Graduate Legal Research Conference, King's College London

2009

Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference
Catriona Moloney
(2009) Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference

2009

Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Annual Conference
Catriona Moloney
(2009) Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Annual Conference

Published Reports

2017

Short Thematic Report FRANET Contribution to the Fundamental Rights Agency Annual Report 2017
Shannon, Geoffrey, and Moloney, Catriona
(2017) Short Thematic Report FRANET Contribution to the Fundamental Rights Agency Annual Report 2017
European Union : European Union Fundamental Rights Agency

Other Publications

2016

‘Irish Capacity Law and Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'
Catriona Moloney
(2016) ‘Irish Capacity Law and Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'

2016

‘Aspects of Law and Policy relating to Children, Young People and Mental Health'
Catriona Moloney
(2016) ‘Aspects of Law and Policy relating to Children, Young People and Mental Health'

2014

‘Access to Justice for Young Offenders'
Catriona Moloney
(2014) ‘Access to Justice for Young Offenders'