Women In Medicine with Mary Brosnan “The Next Big Push for Midwives: Emerging Topics in Maternity Services”


MRII webinars are free for MRII members (€25 for non-members).

May 6th next will we see the first of our Women in Medicine series. At the first event Laura Dowling, MPSI (event moderator) will be in conversation with Mary Brosnan, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, National Maternity Hospital. Topics for discussion will include:

• The expanding role of the MNP
• GP Prescribing (new since COVID)
• Home births role in reducing hospitalisation
• Move to SVUH
• New hyperemisis clinic and funding for hyperemisis medication
• New diabetology clinic

Speaker: Mary BrosnanRM, RGN, MSc in Organisational Behaviour, Diploma in Quality and Leadership.

Mary is the Director of Midwifery and Nursing in the National Maternity Hospital since 2006. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems in University College Dublin. 

Mary is very interested in research and Is a founder member of the Joint Research Network between the National Maternity Hospital and University College Dublin which was established in 2007 and has led to many successful research projects being completed and published. She also represents midwifery on many national committees, supporting and driving change in the maternity and women’s health services. She is a former Honorary President of the Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery (IADNAM) from 2014 to 2016.

In December 2017, Mary was awarded an Honorary Fellowship ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, for her contribution to midwifery. She is also the first Irish “Florence Nightingale Foundation” Scholar, which was awarded in London in September 2019.

Moderator: Laura Dowling, MPSI “The Fabulous Pharmacist”, 

Passionate about health and lifestyle wellness Laura is a practising pharmacist. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Pharmacy in 2002. She loves to share her practical and research-based scientific knowledge with others, in a fun and engaging manner. Her primary audience is women and girls of all ages, accessed primarily through social media, TV & radio appearances, corporate speaking events and written articles. Fabulous Pharmacist is relatable, funny and a mine of information on a wide range of topics. In her daily posts she discusses public health, medicines, natural therapies, healthy food, vitamins and exercise, in-between performing advanced yoga poses and baking sourdough bread with her three sons. Her aim is to make everybody feel as fabulous as possible by inspiring them to lead balanced, healthier lives – always in a consistent and achievable way. Find her on Instagram and Facebook @fabulouspharmacist

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