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Ms. Maria Noonan


Maria Noonan is a lecturer at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick since 2006. She is a registered midwife and registered tutor and has worked in a variety of clinical settings in midwifery and as a midwife tutor in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick. Maria's clinical interests lie in women's psychological health and care during the continuum of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. Maria's research plan centres around the following themes: midwives and Public Health Nurses' knowledge perceptions and practice in relation to perinatal mental health, development of effective assessment strategies for student midwives and student midwife education.

Teaching Interests

Developing evidence based learning in midwifery and the use of innovative teaching learning and assessment strategies

Modules Taught

NS4072 Midwifery Practice and Normal Birth

NS5211 Midwifery Care and Practice

NS4037 Promoting Supporting and Protecting Breastfeeding

NS5073 Scope of Midwifery Practice

NS5231 Foundations in Midwifery

NS6031Supporting Perinatal Mental Health

Professional Activities


  • 2014 Hypnobirthing Institute - Certificate
  • 2011 International Association of Infant Massage - Certificate
  • 2011 International Board of Lactation Consultants - Certificate
  • 2003 University College Dublin - MSc (Honours)
  • 2000 National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street - Certificate
  • 1999 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - BSc (Hons)


  • member, Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland


  • Member of the Multidisciplinary Clinical Guidelines Committee Strategy Group University Maternity Hospital Limerick
    Faculty supporting Practice for the University Maternity Hospital Limerick


Peer Reviewed Journal


The use of Mind Maps to prepare students for OSCE assessment
Noonan, M
International Journal of Clinical Skills


Mind maps: Enhancing midwifery education
Noonan, M
Nurse Education Today


Breastfeeding: Is my baby getting enough milk?
Noonan M.
British Journal Of Midwifery


Lactational mastitis: Recognition and breastfeeding support
Noonan M.
British Journal Of Midwifery