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Ms. Mairead Moloney


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. Current research projects include a nationally funded Simulation in Nursing & Midwifery (SiNM) project within the Department and a Health Research Institute-Health Implementation Science and Technology (HRI-HIST) funded collaborative project between the Department of Nursing & Midwifery and University Hospital Limerick.

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


  • 2020 - Providing a Reasonably Adjusted Health Service to People with Intellectual Disability.
  • 2019 - Simulation in Nursing and Midwifery (SINM) Project.
  • 2010 - Development of Reuasable Learning Objects for the National Digital Learning Repository in Ireland


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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,


  • 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.


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


Conference Contribution

Conference Publication


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


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


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


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


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

Other Journal


Midwifery Matters: Key benefits of colostrum
Munro, D. and Moloney, M.
World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal


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