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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
 Co-creating Solutions to Optimise Health in Menopause
 A review of the alteration in patients' NT Pro BNP and renal function since commencement on Sacubitril/ Valsartan.
  Clinical validation of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for treatment and care
 A study to determine the use, impact, effect and perceived value of the Fluid Heart Tracker App on patients with heart failure and service providers.

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Appointed to the steering committee for a phase-3, multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of self-administered subcutaneous Selatogrel (P2Y12 receptor inhibitor) for prevention of all-cause death and treatment of acute myocardial infarction in subjects with a recent history of acute myocardial infarction. The principles of this trial are founded on my PhD work. February 2019
Elected secretary for Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association. 2022
School Ethics Review Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD. 2015
External Examiner for PG Programmes IT Sligo 2020
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
Clinical advice consultancy for small Irish SME associated with clinical innovations and work on funding applications is on-going. 2018
Academic lead and coordinator for the International Winter and Summer School at the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 2017
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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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
Mary Mooney, Patients as participants in clinical trials, CE/CME-accredited investigator meeting for the RAPID trial , On line webinar, February 17th , 2022, RAPID Node 301 trialists, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Abdullah S. Alhurani 1, Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour 1, *, Muayyad M. Ahmad 1, Gabrielle McKee 2, Sharon O'Donnell 2, Frances O'Brien 2, Mary Mooney 2, Zyad T. Saleh 1 and Debra K. Moser 3, The Association of Persistent Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety with Recurrent Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: A Prospective Observational Study, Healthcare, 10, (383), 2022, p9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Capes Norma, McKee Gabrielle, Mooney Mary , A pilot evaluation of an App devised to support self-management among patients with heart failure, Book of abstracts, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working' , Trinity College Dublin, March 10-11th 2021, 2021, pp1 , Notes: [1], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mary Mooney, Nursing contribution to cardiology research; no limits. , Irish Cardiac Society and Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association Cardiovascular Nursing Webinar, On line webinar, October 7th 2021, 2021, Irish Cardiac Society, Notes: [available online], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Mary Mooney, Self injection for a heart attack, why not?, Global Investigators meeting , On line webinar, September 29, 2021, SOS-AMI clinical trial coordination group, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Caples, N., McKee G., and Mooney M. , The fluid heart tracker app; a novel supportive single app for patients with heart failure., Book of abstracts, European Society of Cardiology Digital Summit 2021, On line , October 24th 2021, ESC, 2021, pp1 , Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Byrne G, O' Brien F, Mooney M, Prizeman G and Nash M, Registered general nurses- self reported educational needs on caring for patients with mental illness, TCD Health and Education Conference, Online, March 2021, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Aglanang S. & Mooney M. , A review of the effectiveness of incremental antibiotics compared to prophylactic intravenous antibiotics in the prevention of post-operative infection among patients following cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) procedures: a systematic review. , National Prevention Conference - National , On line webinar, November 19-20 2021, National Institute for Prevention Prevention and Cardiovascular Health, 2021, pp1 , Poster, PRESENTED
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
Byrne, G. Murphy, F. Eustace -Cook,J. Mooney,M. O'Brien,F. O'Donnell, S. Corry, M. Lynch, A.M., Neenan,K. & McKee. G. , The prevalence of tobacco smoking among European migrants residing in EU 15 countries: a quantitative systematic review protocol, JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18, (12), 2020, p2647 - 2657, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Caples N and Mooney M, Tracking Heart Failure , Forum - Irish General Practitioner Journal , (July/August Edition ), 2020, p2 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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


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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.