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Dr. Mary Mooney

Associate Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

I am a midwife, and a general nurse with a cardiovascular specialism. My clinical and research interests lie in health maintenance, health education, and cardiology. My PhD had a ground-breaking effect; it was the first and only RCT in the world to target and successfully reduce patient pre-hospital delay time in acute coronary syndrome (heart attack symptoms). This work was widely disseminated and has since been used to develop further international research with which I am engaged. One outcome of my PhD was my current position on the Steering Committee for a phase-3, international clinical trial, which is currently enrolling patients across 40 countries. I have wide-ranging multidisciplinary networks and I am part of large consortia linked with research pertinent to my areas of expertise and interest. My yield in terms of research funding amounts to just under €0.5 million. The funding sources include the Health Research Board, the Adelaide Hospital Trust, Enterprise Ireland and in more recent years, pharmaceutical sources. As an invited guest speaker at national and international events, I have received prominence and recognition. I have extensive teaching experience, am consistently research active, have well-honed communication, leadership, organizational and management skills and am well renowned in the discipline of general nursing and cardiology. I have several peer"reviewed published journal articles/abstracts and over 1000 citations. My true H-index is 20. My Faculty Research Matrix Score in Trinity College is 19.8. Scopus ID: 7102286572; ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0689-7029.
  Cardiac physiology   cardiology, nurse education   Heart Failure and transplantation
 Co-creating Solutions to Optimise Health in Menopause
 An analysis of the effectiveness of Sacubitril/Valsartan on patients with heart failure using secondary data analysis
 A Study to Elucidate Patients' Prompt Responses to Symptoms and Help-Seeking Behaviours during Acute Myocardial Infarction
 CArdiovascular Risk Assessment in MEnopausaL women via multimodal data analysis enabling personalized prevention strategies

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Appointed as external expert advisor to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (cardiac division). November 2022
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
Appointed by invitation to the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Board members review papers, attend scheduled board meetings, encourage high quality submissions to the journal, and advise on editorial directions and submissions. 2022
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. 2022
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
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French Medium Medium Medium
Details Date From Date To
Health Product Regulatory Authority (HPRA) clinical external expert panel (cardiology division) November 2022 current
Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 2014 current
All Ireland Society of Higher Education (AISHE) 2013 current
International Steering Committee for International clinical trial 2021 current
Editorial Board Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2022 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
Caples N, O'Brien F and Mooney M. , A mobile App to support weight monitoring as part of Heart Failure Self-Care , Book of abstracts , Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals annual international conference, Edinburgh, June 23-24, edited by ESC , European Society of Cardiology, 2023, pp1 - 62, Notes: [ ], Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Lydon, C, MooneyM. O' Brien F., Newly Qualified General Nurses" Experiences of Internship: A Republic of Ireland Cross-Sectional Study, Book of abstracts international research conference., UCD SNMHS (2023) Inaugural International Research Conference: Scanning Horizons, Driving Change, Building a Healthier World. Dublin UCD SNMHS. , University College Dublin, August 10, 11th 2023, edited by UCD , university College Dublin, 2023, pp7 - 100, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Yiewong, T., Corry M. & Mooney M., Early sedation with Dexmedetomidine in post-operative adult intensive care unit patients: A systematic review., Nursing in Critical Care, 2023, pE1 - E9, p9 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Caples N and Mooney M. , The impact of mobile phone Apps on self-care, quality of life and hospitalisation rates for patients living with heart failure. A systematic quantitative literature review. , Book of Abstracts, TCD the Conf International Conference , School of Nursing TCD, March 2022, 2022, pp1 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
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  URL
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
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

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Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [Editorial board member], 2022, Editorial Board, IN_PRESS
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


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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.