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Dr. Mary Mooney

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Dr. Mary Mooney (PhD, MSc, RGN, RM, RNT, MA, Higher. Diploma Cardiovascular Studies) is a lecturer in general nursing and a specialist in cardiovascular nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College. Her research areas focus predominantly on cardiac-related aspects of patient care and nurse education. Her research experience encompasses qualitative and quantitative research methods, including randomised controlled trials, cross-sectional studies, longitudinal and cohort studies. Her PhD, which was a randomised controlled trial, comprised delivering an educational intervention to patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. This HRB funded study was the first RCT in the world to target and successfully reduce patient pre-hospital delay time and its groundbreaking effect has been renowned for its effectiveness in reducing patient delay in the presence of heart attack symptoms. Her work has been used to develop further international research with which she is currently actively engaged. In terms of research funding, Mary has been Principal Investigator or a co-applicant across a range of projects, from a variety of funding sources. She has many National and international collaborates and is the academic lead for the International Winter and Summer School at Trinity College Dublin. Mary maintains a clinical remit in cardiology, in addition to her academic role. She is clinical advisor to an Irish Enterprise, funded by Enterprise Ireland. Prior to this appointment, she was engaged as a consultant for patient education and interventionist training with two international companies. In March 2019 Mary was appointed to the board of an International Steering Committee for a Multi-centre, double blind, randomized,placebo-controlled RCT. She was elected to the committee of the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular association (INCA) in 2019 and is an external examiner (post-graduate)for the National University of Ireland, Galway. As conference chairperson at Trinity College Dublin, Mary has successfully organised the TCD international research conferences over a number of years. She is actively engaged in research, most of which is concerned with cardiovascular or critical care aspects. She has been an invited speaker and presenter across a range of national and international events.
  Cardiac physiology   cardiology, nurse education   Heart Failure and transplantation
 Mitigating the effects of Covid-19
 A study to determine the perceived value, impact, use and the effect of the Fluid Heart Tracker App on patients with heart failure and service providers.
 "ADAPT-CAFE" - digital health app.
  Use of the Fluid Heart Tracker App in the early detection of signs of deteriorating cardiac status among patients with heart failure. A pilot study.
 Devising a digital health combat social isolation and screening

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Details Date
Only nurse appointed, together with seven internationally renowned interventional cardiologists to a Steering Committee for a Multi-centre, double blind randomized, placebo-controlled RCT in cardiology, the basis of which is founded on my PhD work. February 2019
Appointed to a working group with the Irish Heart Foundation to develop national guidelines for the HSE for the elective deactivation of ICDs at the end of life. 2019
External Examiner for PG Programmes IT Sligo 2020
Clinical advice consultancy for small Irish SME associated with clinical innovations and work on funding applications is on-going. 2018
Elected committee member for Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association. 2018
Academic lead and coordinator for the International Winter and Summer School at the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 2017
School Ethics Review Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD. 2015
Reviewer - Open Heart BMJ - min. 3 annual reviews 2018
Interview Board member for Adelaide Health Foundation 2002
External Examiner NUIG for post-graduate programmes. 2016
Appointed by the Irish Heart Foundation as a committee member for a post critical event support group. The group comprises patients, patient advocacy representatives, consultants from clinical practice and other stakeholders. The first meeting will be in June 2019. 2019
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Details Date From Date To
All Ireland Society of Higher Education (AISHE) 2013 current
Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 2014 current
Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals. 2016 current
Irish Heart Foundation - Certified BLS instructor March 2018 Current
National Institute for Preventive Cardiology November 2018 present
Caroline de Cock; Michelle van Velthoven; Madison Milne-Ives; Edward Meinert;Mary Mooney; , Use of apps to promote childhood vaccination: a systematic review, Journal of Medical Internet Research Publications, 8, (5), 2020, pe17371-1 - e17371-17, Notes: [DOI: 10.2196/17371], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Van Velthoven M, Milne-Ives M, de Cock C, Mooney M, Meinert E, Use of apps to promote childhood vaccination: a systematic review protocol, Journal of Medical Internet Research Publications, 9, (2), 2020, pe16929 - e16941, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Kiely Niamh, O'Brien Frances, Mooney M. , Epicardial pacing wires following cardiac surgery: an Irish cross-sectional study., British Journal of Nursing, 29, (8), 2020, p476 - 480, Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Brien, F., Nash, M., Quirke M, Dennehy C., Mooney M., Noctor C., Byrne G. , Nurses' self-assessed needs in respect of supporting children and young people with mental health problems in acute and community settings, Book of abstracts, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): 'Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems' , , Trinity College Dublin, March 3-5th 2020, TCD, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Roe A., Prakashini Banka S. & Mooney M. , No time to delay reperfusion: a cross-sectional study of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention times., Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28, (17-18), 2019, p3233 - 3241, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mooney M,, McKee G,, McDermott E., O'Donnell S., Ryan P., Moser D.,,Brien F., , Knowledge and opinions of ICDs during life, illness and at the time of death, British Journal of Nursing, 28, (7), 2019, p446-451 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
McKee G,, Mooney M, , O'Donnell S., O'Brien F., Biddle M., Moser D., A cohort study examining the factors influencing changes in physical activity levels following an acute coronary syndrome event, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 18, (1), 2019, p57-66 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Mooney M /Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Organisation, 21st Annual Scientific Meeting., March 2nd 2019, In:21st Annual Scientific Meeting. cardiac care in the technological era, 2019, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Clancy B. & Mooney M, Changed perspectives; patients' insights on life and death following the insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, Book of abstracts, final programme, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference. , Dublin, March 6, 7th 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Miller J., Hammash M., Thylen I., Ski C., Cameron J., Lee K., O' Donnell S., Mooney M.,McKee G,, Fitzsimons D., Hwang S., McEvedy S. Moser D., Depression and quality of life in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients: a comparative international perspective, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuorHeart Care. Annual Congress of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, Trinity College Dublin, June 7-9 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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Mooney Dr. Mary, Fluid Heart Tracker App Evaluation Report , Trinity College Dublin, May, 2020, 16, Report, SUBMITTED
Mooney Dr. Mary, Fluid Heart Tracker App Evaluation Report , Irish Heart Foundation , May, 2020, 16, Notes: [Report conducted on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation ], Report, SUBMITTED
Byrne G., Nash M., Mooney M.O' Brien F. & Prizeman G. , General Nurses' self-assessed educational needs regarding caring for patients with mental health problems in the acute care setting. A report for the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, Ireland. , Dublin, January , 2020, p1 - 93, Report, PUBLISHED
Mooney Dr. Mary, A report for Enterprise Ireland on clinicians' evaluation of the usefulness and potential suitability of a vein finder device for cannulation and venepuncture. in the clinical setting. , Dublin, January , 2020, p1 - 18, Report, PRODUCED
Mooney Mary & Jingli Li, Understanding cardiomyopathy through clinical case studies, Diabetes and Cardiology Review, Summer, 2019, p27 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, The ACS Response Time Educational Intervention, World of Irish Nursing, 24, (10), 2017, p55 - 57, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, The ACS Response Time Intervention Trial, Hospital Doctor of Ireland, 22, 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mooney Mary/TCD conference organizing committee, School's 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Nov. 4th, 5th 2015, In:Health, Wellbeing and Innovation: advancing research, practice and education, 2015, Dublin, Book of abstracts, final programme, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, Mission Critical: An Irish RCT to target reduction in patient pre-hospital delay time in ACS should pave way for change, Professional Diabetes and Cardiology Review, 1, (3), 2014, p12 - 15, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mooney, M., Report from 11th CCNAP Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing , Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News, Winter 2011-2012, 2011, p6 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Winner of best overall abstract submitted for British Cardiac Society 2016 2016
Winner of best abstract submission in its category (ACS) for British Cardiac Society 2016
Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association Travel Bursary award winner 2013
Commendation for teaching excellence - Student Union Ireland 2016
Eileen Mansfield scholarship award 1998
Innovation Critical care - in particular Cardiology related projects. Patient education. Randomised Controlled Trials. Nurse education.